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Crossrail works at Brentwood and Shenfield to start six months earlier than planned

Thurrock Gazette: How the Crossrail trains will look

3:10pm Monday 17th November 2014

CROSSRAIL work at Brentwood and Shenfield will start in January...six months earlier than originally planned.

Thurrock Council: All horses removed from the Mardyke

Thurrock Gazette: The valley flooded consistently throughout December and January, leaving campaigners worried about horses that graze there

5:20pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

ALL horses have now been removed from the flood-prone Mardyke land, Thurrock Council has said in a statement.

Polly Billington and Tim Aker come to blows over Aveley bus bid

Thurrock Gazette: Tim Aker

4:25pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

A ROW has broken out between two prospective MP candidates after UKIP distributed a leaflet claiming that "many people are afraid to shop in Grays".

Secretary of State for Education visits William Edwards

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

THE Secretary of State for Education said William Edwards is setting an "outstanding example" to other schools in the UK during a visit.

Mountnessing fire has already cost Essex Fire Authority £500k

Thurrock Gazette: BWN thoby lane.jpg-pwrt2.jpg

4:34pm Friday 7th November 2014

A WOODPILE fire in Mountnessing which has been slowly burning for 11 weeks has already cost the fire authority half a million pounds.

Adorable Westy puppy found abandoned in a crisp box by a doorstep

Thurrock Gazette:

1:59pm Friday 7th November 2014

AN ADORABLE Westy puppy - in a poor bill of health - was dumped on a doorstep in Orsett Heath on Halloween.

More 'good' news for Thurrock schools as Stanford secondary gets Ofsted thumbs up

Thurrock Gazette:

6:00am Monday 3rd November 2014

ST CLERE's Academy has been rated good by Ofsted following a recent inspection.

Kent "losing count" of Lower Thames Crossing decision delays

Thurrock Gazette: John Kent says parents should remember to apply for September 2014 places by January

11:40am Saturday 1st November 2014

THE leader of Thurrock Council has hit out after it was revealed a decision on the location of a new Lower Thames Crossing won't be made until late 2015...at the earliest.

A13 widening works set to move a step closer

Thurrock Gazette: A13 could be widened to three lanes

3:41pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

PLANS to get the ball rolling on work to widen the A13 are set to get Thurrock Council's backing next week.

St Luke's: Why we want new hospice at Malgraves Farm

Thurrock Gazette:

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

BOSSES at St Luke’s Hospice have spoken out over why they want to build a new hospice on a controversial green belt site.

Pub of the Year accolade for Little Thurrock boozer

Thurrock Gazette:

1:53pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A LITTLE Thurrock pub has been named CAMRA'S Pub of the Year for South West Essex.

My boy didn't die in vain in Afghanistan - father of fallen Thurrock hero

Thurrock Gazette: Nicky Mason

4:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE father of a fallen Thurrock war hero spoke this week of the pride he feels for his son, after British troops left Afghanistan after 13 years.

Residents round on Ockendon turbine plan

Thurrock Gazette: Banks Renewables are seeking planning permission for four wind turbines to be installed near Hamsterley

6:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

PLANS to build two 250 foot tall wind turbines on green belt land in Ockendon are being opposed by residents.

Council leader: We take child abuse very seriously

Thurrock Gazette: Thurrock Council leader John Kent wants parents to apply in good time.

2:17pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE work put in by Thurrock Council to prevent a child sex scandal like Rotherham was set out by council leader John Kent last night.

Investigation into animals recovered from travellers site in Aveley continues

Thurrock Gazette: ANIMAL WELFARE: The RSPCA prosecuted a 20-year-old woman for causing suffering to her dogs

11:59am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE RSPCA is continuing to investigate after it recovered more than 80 animals from a travellers site in Aveley.

Fans young and old queue to meet West Ham legend Sir Trevor

Thurrock Gazette:

11:54pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Sir Trevor Brooking speaks to us about his new book, West Ham, England and young footballers during a trip to Lakeside

Thurrock full council meeting

Thurrock Gazette: Thurrock Council

7:04pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Live blog of tonight's full meeting of Thurrock Council

Delight at builder's £6k gift for poorly Katie, 12

Thurrock Gazette:

4:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A YOUNGSTER from Brentwood suffering with a debilitating tumour had a wet-room built in her home free of charge by a kind-hearted builder.

MP Pickles unsure on council's "Borough Bulletin" plan

Thurrock Gazette: Government minister Eric Pickles on a visit to The Northern Echo offices in 2011

1:45pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

BRENTWOOD and Ongar MP, Eric Pickles, has questioned council plans to launch a newsletter for residents.

Stolen luxury cars and parts intercepted at Port of Tilbury and London Gateway

Thurrock Gazette:

12:15pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SIX stolen cars and £280,000 worth of stolen BMW parts were intercepted by specialist police forces at the Port of Tilbury and London Gateway.

Breast cancer group's Tina single for charity

Thurrock Gazette:

7:07pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A GROUP of ten Thurrock women passionate about raising funds to fight breast cancer are proving to be simply the best!

Largest ship to sail on the Thames docks at London Gateway

Thurrock Gazette: Edith Maersk

7:37pm Sunday 19th October 2014

ONE of the biggest ships in the world - and largest to ever sail on the River Thames - docked at London Gateway.

Man dies after car crashes into a wall

Thurrock Gazette:

6:26pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A MAN died after his car crashed into the wall of a house in Stanford-le-Hope.

BY-ELECTION: Labour "standing still" despite election victory, claim opponents

Thurrock Gazette:

6:30am Friday 17th October 2014

THE Tories and UKIP claimed Labour have little to cheer...despite triumphing in the West Thurrock and South Stifford by-election.

Labour triumph in West Thurrock and South Stifford by-election

Thurrock Gazette:

12:16am Friday 17th October 2014

LABOUR held onto the West Thurrock and South Stifford ward seat with a 300-vote win in a by-election.

Motel set to be Jehovah's base

Thurrock Gazette: Woodstock Motel

6:30am Friday 17th October 2014

THE rundown Woodstock Motel has been bought by Jehovah’s Witnesses as plans for their printing centre gather momentum.

Keep Safe scheme launched

Thurrock Gazette:

6:29pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A new scheme aiming to help people feel safer in the town centre has been launched

Pensioner in lucky escape as gas blast rips through home - 12 others evacuated

Thurrock Gazette: ESSEX: Four year fire dispute ends

10:30pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

AN 82 year-old woman had a lucky escape after a gas explosion in her kitchen blew out a wall and destroyed a conservatory.

Council urged to consider allowing free school to set up in Leverton Hall

Thurrock Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

ESSEX County Council is being urged to allow a free school to set up in a defunct Brentwood children’s home.

We talk to the candidates as West Thurrock & South Stifford gears up for vote

Thurrock Gazette: BREAKING: Tories retain control of Hillingdon despite losing five seats to Labour

2:34pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

VOTERS in the West Thurrock and South Stifford ward are heading to the polls tomorrow.

PICTURES: The Weekly News chats to Pixie Lott as she opens stage school in Essex

Thurrock Gazette:

1:03pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

POP star Pixie Lott was all-singing and all-dancing as she attended the open day of a Chelmsford theatre school being set up by her family.

New Hall shortlisted for two prestigious school awards

Thurrock Gazette:

11:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

NEW Hall School has been shortlisted for two prestigious Independent School Awards.

Inquest into death of Maria Stubbings identifies string of police failings

Thurrock Gazette:

5:07pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

AN INQUEST into the death of Maria Stubbings has concluded that a catalogue of police failings contributed to her murder.

New pictures reveal how free flow tolling will transform Dartford Crossing

Thurrock Gazette: How the Dartford Crossing looks now

12:28pm Monday 13th October 2014

THE Highways Agency has released images showing how the introduction of free-flow tolling at the Dartford Crossing will completely transform the road layout.

Thousands of students flock to Lakeside for special event

Thurrock Gazette:

11:08am Monday 13th October 2014

THOUSANDS of students were at Intu Lakeside on Wednesday for a night of discounts and entertainment.

WATCH: Pixie performs at the open day of her Chelmsford stage school

Thurrock Gazette:

6:10pm Sunday 12th October 2014

POP princess Pixie Lott performed at the open day for her family's new stage school.

Search for missing Moroccan teen continues

Thurrock Gazette:

3:44pm Friday 10th October 2014

CONCERNED police are continuing the search for a missing Moroccan teenage girl.

BY-ELECTION: Conservative Matthew Flack wins by election

Thurrock Gazette: Matthew Flack

11:35am Friday 10th October 2014

THE Conservatives staved off the threat of UKIP to triumph on the Bicknacre and East and West Hanningfield by-election.

Do you recognise these two? Police want to speak to them about bike thefts

Thurrock Gazette: BTP bike thefts

9:56am Friday 10th October 2014

POLICE are looking for two people in connection with a string of bike thefts over the summer.

Town's first Friday market hailed a success

Thurrock Gazette:

7:00am Friday 10th October 2014

A NEW Friday market operating in Brentwood High Street has been hailed an absolute success.

Sarah all set for big launch of game app

Thurrock Gazette:

7:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

A WOMAN is launching an app which she hopes will appeal to youngsters and adults alike.

Grays businessman jailed for £2.5million tax fraud

Thurrock Gazette: The gang was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court

3:04pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

A BUSINESSMAN from Grays who worked with his pal to evade paying £2.5million in corporation tax and VAT has been jailed for five years.

Iconic cranes moved to Port of Tilbury ahead of restoration

Thurrock Gazette:

7:11pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

THE iconic cranes at Battersea Power Station have been moved downstream to the Port of Tilbury ahead of their restoration.

Residents in Chafford Hundred consulted on new free school

Thurrock Gazette: Harris Academy in Chafford Hundred

10:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

RESIDENTS in Chafford Hundred are being invited to give their views on the name and curriculum for a new secondary school in the area...but a site for it is yet to be chosen.

Entertainer AJ is Essex's best

Thurrock Gazette:

10:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

AJ the Entertainer, who gave up his job as a joiner to become a fulltime party man, has been named the county’s best entertainer by essexmums.org, an online network of mothers in Essex.

New bus lane, cycle way and footpath set to be installed at Lakeside

Thurrock Gazette: Baby Deborah was born around 5pm

7:00am Monday 29th September 2014

WORK has started to significantly improve the roads and pathways around Lakeside shopping centre.

27 tonnes of copper stolen from Purfleet Port

Thurrock Gazette: The tractor unit of copper theft from a dock

5:45pm Friday 26th September 2014

27 TONNES of copper were stolen following a security breach at a Purfleet dock.

Tickets on sale for night of entertainment in Stanford-le-Hope

Thurrock Gazette: Louis Sorrell-Wilde at last week's Christmas lights switch on

1:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

POPULAR singer Louis Sorrell-Wilde and mums' favourite AJ the Entertainer are among those on the bill for a night of entertainment at the Welcome Club on Sunday.

Words born at festivals - did you use any of these at V Fest?

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

WERE you 'amped' to see Justin Timberlake? Was his set "quakin'"? Did you come across any "mum 'n' bass's" while partying at Hylands Park? What about any Xippies?

Ukip councillor Maggie O'Keeffe-Ray dies

Thurrock Gazette:

10:02am Thursday 25th September 2014

UKIP councillor and lifelong Thurrock resident Maggie O'Keeffe-Ray has died.

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