Thurrock Gazette: Matt Abbott

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Council pleased as "Boris Island" airport proposal binned

Thurrock Gazette: An artist's impression of the Isle of Grain scheme

1:58pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

JOHN Kent, the leader of Thurrock Council, has welcomed the Airport Commission's decision to rule out Mayor of London Boris Johnson's Thames Estuary airport hub plan.

Concern over missing siblings

Thurrock Gazette: Inderjit

9:32am Monday 1st September 2014

POLICE are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of two sisters missing from their home in Grays.

PICTURES: Crowds come out for the Stanford and Corringham carnival

Thurrock Gazette:

6:02pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

CROWDS lined the streets of Stanford-le-Hope and Corringham for the annual carnival.

Illegal immigrants should not be allowed to stay, says Thurrock's UKIP candidate

Thurrock Gazette: Tim Aker

12:41pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

TIM Aker, UKIP's Thurrock MP candidate for the next general election, believes illegal immigrants should not be given asylum as this sends out a "soft touch message".

Dominant Thurrock back on track after blip

Thurrock Gazette:

1:47pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

TWO weeks ago, Thurrock coach Tony Gay tweeted to say that he was constantly being asked how Fleet will replace David Knight, last season’s goal scoring supremo.

Baker caps fine week for motoring Millers as Dockers struggle for consistency

Thurrock Gazette:

1:45pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A SUBLIME win over the league favourites, a gritty Saturday afternoon comeback and a derby day’s been a good few days for Justin Gardner’s Aveley.

A128 blocked following three vehicle smash

Thurrock Gazette:

8:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE A128 is blocked following an accident involving three vehicles.

Aveley vs Chatham Town

Thurrock Gazette:

2:59pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Live text commentary as Aveley host Chatham Town in the Ryman Division One North

2,000 homes renovated in first year of improvement scheme

Thurrock Gazette: Image for GENERAL BUILDERS

3:48pm Thursday 21st August 2014

MORE than 2,000 council homes have been renovated in the first year of the local authority's most ambitious house improvement scheme ever.

Concern grows as search for missing man continues

Thurrock Gazette:

2:22pm Thursday 21st August 2014

CONCERN over the whereabouts of a man who went missing from his Linford home is growing as the police search for him enters its fourth day.

Do either of these stolen bikes belong to you?

Thurrock Gazette:

11:05am Thursday 21st August 2014

POLICE have recovered two bikes from the back of a transit van.

Essex Police sack Grays-based officer for gross misconduct

Thurrock Gazette: Police officers rescue baby locked in car in the searing afternoon sun

5:26pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A POLICE sergeant, based at Grays, has been sacked by Essex Police for gross misconduct.

TILBURY DEATH LATEST: Second man arrested after he hands himself into police

Thurrock Gazette:

4:50pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A SECOND man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and facilitating illegal entry into the United Kingdom.

Parents in Thurrock back free lunches

Thurrock Gazette: A school dinner selection

11:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

PARENTS in Thurrock are backing a Government scheme of free school meals for infant school children, in which they stand to save £2.3million a year.

PICTURES: Aveley's season kickstarted with double triumph

Thurrock Gazette:

5:50pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

AFTER a stuttering start, Aveley’s season has been well and truly kick-started.

TILBURY DEATH LATEST: Man from Northern Ireland arrested

Thurrock Gazette: Tilbury pic

2:35pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

POLICE in Northern Ireland have arrested a man on suspicion of manslaughter and facilitating illegal entry into the United Kingdom after 35 immigrants were found in a container that arrived at the Port of Tilbury.

Tragic councillor at centre of Ebola scare

Thurrock Gazette:

6:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A FORMER council leader, who died last week, had recently returned from Nigeria sparking concerns he had died from Ebola, it has emerged.

VIDEO: Vaughan excited by his attack-minded Tilbury

Thurrock Gazette:

10:10am Tuesday 19th August 2014

IT MIGHT have seemed strange that Tilbury chief Paul Vaughan was so upbeat after watching his side draw 2-2 to Harlow Town in an ill-tempered and dramatic affair.

Evening QEII queues made worse by broken-down lorry

Thurrock Gazette: Traffic at M25

6:22pm Monday 18th August 2014

THE daily QEII congestion, which flares during rush hour, is being made worse tonight by a broken down lorry.

Take away owner threatened at gun point

Thurrock Gazette: Favorite Chicken and Ribs Tilbury

8:26pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A TILBURY take away owner was forced to flee from his own shop after a man threatened him with a gun.

Police hunt man in knife attack probe

Thurrock Gazette: Man police want to speak to in connection with knife attack in Grays

8:10pm Sunday 17th August 2014

POLICE have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a knife attack in Grays.

PICTURES: Tilbury boss optimistic after bad-tempered draw

Thurrock Gazette:

6:51pm Saturday 16th August 2014

PAUL Vaughan, the Tilbury boss, was optimistic about his side's performance - despite watching them squander a two-goal lead to league favourites Harlow Town.

Harlow Town vs Tilbury

Thurrock Gazette: Paul Vaughan

2:55pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Live text commentary as Tilbury take on Harlow Town at the Harlow Arena

Man shot himself after shooting his step-son

Thurrock Gazette: Police at the scene on Stanford Road, Orsett

4:36pm Friday 15th August 2014

A HATE-filled man wrote a letter mapping out a tragic plan to cause serious harm to his step-son before shooting himself, an inquest heard.

Thurrock parents stand to save £2.3million, the Government claims as it introduces free school meals

Thurrock Gazette: school meals generic

11:05am Friday 15th August 2014

PARENTS in Thurrock stand to save £2.3million per year as the the Government introduces free school meals for children aged four to seven.

Stanford and Corringham carnival is coming

Thurrock Gazette: ON DISPLAY: Fire engines on display at Preston Park, Stockton.

8:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

THE Stanford-le-Hope and Corringham carnival will weave its way through the towns’ streets on a fun-filled day later this month.

Alan lands a media award

Thurrock Gazette:

2:30pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A BUSINESSMAN and journalist from Grays was handed a lifetime achievement award in the International Aerospace Media awards recently.

Thurrock students learn their fate on A-Level results day

Thurrock Gazette:

11:22am Thursday 14th August 2014

PUPILS across Thurrock have been collecting their A-Level and college results.

VIDEO - Brown: We should have got something from the game

Thurrock Gazette:

12:27am Thursday 14th August 2014

JODY Brown, the Grays Athletic manager, said his side should have got something from the game against Margate.

Grays Athletic vs Margate

Thurrock Gazette: Jody Brown has joined Grays Athletic to 'further his career'

7:27pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Live text commentary as Grays Athletic host Margate in the Ryman Premier League

Residents back solar farm plan

Thurrock Gazette: Solar panels (2868174)

6:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

PLANS to turn a landfill site into a giant solar farm have been submitted to Thurrock Council.

Millers "lack luck" says Gardner, after his side suffer second defeat

Thurrock Gazette: Millers boss Justin Gardner

2:58pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

JUSTIN Gardner, the Aveley boss, feels his side just need "lady luck" to smile down on them after they fell to defeat by a last gasp goal at Dereham Town.

Dockers defeated by Ramblers

Thurrock Gazette:

2:12pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

HARRY Cook's third goal of the season was not enough to see Tilbury escape defeat to Burnham Ramblers.

Fleet's winning start maintained with 1-0 victory over Cray

Thurrock Gazette:

1:52pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

ROSS Wall's second goal of the season was enough to bag Thurrock their second win of the season.

Respected senior councillor Andy Smith dies

Thurrock Gazette:

5:18pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

ANDY Smith, a senior and highly respected Thurrock councillor has died.

Work to begin on Magistrates' Court transformation

Thurrock Gazette:

10:43am Tuesday 12th August 2014

WORK to transform the former Grays Magistrates' Court building into a business centre - creating 200 jobs - will begin later this month.

Public meeting called to discuss new crossing latest

Thurrock Gazette: The Dartford Crossing

10:32pm Monday 11th August 2014

A PUBLIC meeting has been called to discuss the latest on the Government's proposals for a new Lower Thames Crossing.

12,000 pairs of trainers seized at port

Thurrock Gazette:

2:59pm Monday 11th August 2014

THOUSANDS of pairs of fake Nike trainers were seized at the Port of Tilbury.

VIDEO: Stimson reacts to victory for Thurrock in season-opener

Thurrock Gazette: Lamar Reynolds

5:10pm Sunday 10th August 2014

MARK Stimson was pleased with his side's "near perfect" start to the season as they secured their first opening day league win in 10 years.

Brentwood Town vs Thurrock

Thurrock Gazette:

2:59pm Saturday 9th August 2014

LIVE text commentary as Brentwood host Thurrock

M25 speed camera switch on

Thurrock Gazette: speed cameras on the m25

8:30am Saturday 9th August 2014

THE Highways Agency are in the process of switching on speed cameras on the M25 between the M11 and the Dartford Crossing.

Lakeside donates dual-language books to local library

Thurrock Gazette: Lakeside book donation

10:33am Friday 8th August 2014

LAKESIDE shopping centre has donated 160 dual-language books to Grays Library.

Tilbury ready for new season as four sign up

Thurrock Gazette:

2:55pm Thursday 7th August 2014

PAUL Vaughan says his Tilbury side are ready for the new season.

Callous yobs steal toys from young child's grave

Thurrock Gazette:

1:20pm Thursday 7th August 2014

HEARTLESS yobs stole toys and damaged items on the grave of a young child.

Fake Louis Vuitton, Hermes and Mulberry handbags seized

Thurrock Gazette:

11:17am Thursday 7th August 2014

FAKE Mulberry, Louis Vuitton, Hermes and Chloe handbags and were seized during a raid carried out after the items were spotted for sale on Facebook.

VIDEO: Son's gay dad speech wows West End crowd

Thurrock Gazette:

9:00am Thursday 7th August 2014

A YOUNG lad wowed the crowd in a West End theatre with a speech about how he came to terms with his Dad’s sexuality.

A healthy way to make kids smile...and raise money for charity

Thurrock Gazette:

12:43pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

STAFF at Thurrock Health Centre dressed up as characters from children’s TV and films to entertain children and raise more than £300 for three charities.

Thameside Theatre under threat of closure?

Thurrock Gazette: Thameside Theatre [Google Maps]

7:24pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

THURROCK’S Thameside Theatre is at risk of closure...but it could lead to the borough getting a “bigger and better” civic theatre.

C2C lays on fantastic seaside day for Tilbury folk

Thurrock Gazette:

5:47pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

TRAIN operator c2c Rail and the Tilbury Forum joined forces to offer the town's residents a free trip to the seaside.

Council to fork out £6million on new LED street lights

Thurrock Gazette: LED LIGHT: Llandough residents have warned that the LED lights could pose health risks (3877642)

4:59pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

STREETLAMPS across Thurrock are to be replaced by LED lights over the next two years.


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