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Inquiry: should council follow its own rules?

Thurrock Gazette: Tonight's Thurrock Council meeting back at Civic Offices on New Road

1:04pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A BARRISTER has questioned the need for the council to follow its own planning rules in an inquiry into how 501 homes got the go-ahead to be built on greenbelt in Aveley.

MP speaks out against Aveley housing plan

Thurrock Gazette: Jackie Doyle-Price

1:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE MP for Thurrock has defended her right to stick up for her constituents in the wake of tough questioning on the first day of a probe into how controversial plans for 501 homes in Aveley were given the go-ahead.

Senior council officers asked to cut their salaries

Thurrock Gazette: LIVE: Full Thurrock Council meeting

9:46am Tuesday 29th July 2014

TOP council officers should volunteer to cut their salaries in solidarity with low paid employees, the council has moved.

Pub opening extension binned

Thurrock Gazette:

10:23am Monday 28th July 2014

A COMMUNITY park has been granted an alcohol and entertainment license while a pub has seen a requested extension refused.

Council leader invokes Blair over school improvement

Thurrock Gazette: John Kent

3:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

PRIMARY schools in Thurrock are now performing above the national average, the leader of the council has announced.

Councillor: Residents hiring fly-tippers will be prosecuted

Thurrock Gazette: Picture taken by Colin Madge of fly-tipping in Fairwater

6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

RESIDENTS have been warned by the council that they could be prosecuted if they pay someone to dispose of their rubbish who then dumps it.

Government cuts "unprecedented" - but there's always room for wine

Thurrock Gazette:

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A COUNCILLOR claimed in a meeting some council services could be scrapped altogether because of government cuts.

Girl, seven, qualifies for Crufts

Thurrock Gazette:

12:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A SEVEN year old girl’s Shetland sheepdog has qualified for next year’s Crufts.

Why Cayton feels 100%

Thurrock Gazette:

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

A SCHOOL leaver has followed in her sister’s footsteps in not missing a single day of school.

Disgust at travellers' site rubbish

Thurrock Gazette:

8:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A HUGE pile of rubbish next to an unauthorised travellers’ site was set on fire.

Saleswoman gives up career for dogs

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Cath Lumley, 43, founded Dogtopia Pet Services in 2005 after a career in sales in which constant travelling meant she was unable to spend as much time with her dogs as she would like.

Boxer becomes one of UK's youngest barristers

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A BOXER from Grays has become one of the youngest people in the country to qualify as a barrister – after a spell of work experience scared him straight.

Waste plant rapped by Environment Agency

Thurrock Gazette: Environment Agency inspect beck

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A RECYCLING plant has been criticised by the Environment Agency for storing unauthorised waste after residents complained of a noxious stench hanging over their village.

Rylan takes place beside Victorian greats

Thurrock Gazette: Rylan with 'Sparkey'

2:17pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

RYLAN Clark is to take his place alongside Queen Victoria, Charles Darwin and the Brontë sisters – in the National Portrait Gallery.

UKIP leader: I didn't do it

Thurrock Gazette: Robert Ray

12:40pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

UKIP leader Robert Ray has pleaded not guilty to driving while more than twice over the drink drive limit.

Are you being scammed on your passport?

Thurrock Gazette: PASSPORT PROBLEMS: Stephen Doughty MP has called on the Government to provide a refund for people who have had to pay to have their passport applications upgraded, as a result of the crisis in the Passport Offic

10:41am Monday 21st July 2014

RESIDENTS are being warned to be on their guard against “copycat” websites after a number of older people were scammed while renewing their passports.

First bin collection in two weeks causes stink

Thurrock Gazette: CHINGFORD: Late refuse collections cause a stink

8:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

PUBLIC sector workers went on strike across Thurrock last Thursday - meaning bins were collected for the first time in two weeks this week.

Write a poem for £1,000

Thurrock Gazette: There was significant disruption to the M25 and gridlock on Thurrock's roads after the bridge was closed on three separate occasions due to high winds over Christmas.

6:24pm Friday 18th July 2014

A POEM about any town or village in Thurrock could land its writer a tidy £1,000.

Two acres of field burns as mercury soars

Thurrock Gazette: The Pinzgauer off road vehicle

4:22pm Thursday 17th July 2014

TWO acres of grass caught fire as temperatures soared to 27°C.

Birds of prey to swoop in on Orsett Show

Thurrock Gazette:

2:26pm Thursday 17th July 2014

BIRDS of prey will be a highlight of the Orsett Show this year with two displays from the Imperial Bird of Prey Academy.

Failing school to be "good" in 2015

Thurrock Gazette:

12:22pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A SCHOOL that was judged to be failing last year is “rapidly improving” with record exam results.

A13 Londonbound to close tonight

Thurrock Gazette: Serious crash causes road closure in Ponsanooth

10:53am Thursday 17th July 2014

MOTORISTS are advised to avoid the A13 Londonbound tonight as closes for emergency resurfacing.

Boy, 12, in court on knife charge

Thurrock Gazette: MAN ASSAULTED: Police are hunting a man who assaulted a man who intervened in an altercation in Redcar

5:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A BOY of 12 has been charged with taking a knife into school and threatening to kill two pupils.

12-year-old arrested on knife charge

Thurrock Gazette:

5:19pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A BOY of 12 has been charged with taking a knife into school and threatening to kill two pupils.

A13 and Dartford Tunnel accidents bring traffic to a halt

Thurrock Gazette: The Dartford Crossing.

2:06pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

TWO accidents involving multiple vehicles have stopped traffic on the A13 and the Dartford Crossing.

Man charged with indecent exposure on Grays train

Thurrock Gazette: Cow on the line causes delays between Leigh and Benfleet

1:46pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A MAN has been charged with indecently exposing himself while travelling on a train to Grays.

Giant badger to open disaster playground

Thurrock Gazette:

10:30am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A GIANT badger will be opening a play area based on a disaster which destroyed a lighthouse.

Karis event raises thousands

Thurrock Gazette:

6:12pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

MORE than 4,000 people turned out to raise a whopping £17,000 for a charity concert in memory of Karis May Darling.

Dog fouler doubles court costs by dropping appeal

Thurrock Gazette: Pair arrested for filming in Basildon Magistrates' Court

2:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A MAN who was fined for letting his dog foul in a public place has almost doubled his costs by dropping an appeal.

Cash up for grabs in high street 'ghost towns'

Thurrock Gazette:

10:36am Tuesday 15th July 2014

BUSINESSES in Thurrock could receive up to £3,000 from the council to tidy up their shop fronts.

Essex's own Prince Charming to join panto

Thurrock Gazette:

5:12pm Monday 14th July 2014

A DANCING on Ice star is the star as a charming prince in a new pantomime coming to Thameside Theatre.

Thurrock man sexually assaulted on tube

Thurrock Gazette:

11:11am Monday 14th July 2014

A THURROCK man was sexually assaulted on a late night tube train after D-Day celebrations.

Strikers asked to "lay around watching telly"

Thurrock Gazette:

10:13am Friday 11th July 2014

STRIKERS were encouraged to stay at home “laying around watching telly” rather than go to work if they didn’t want to picket in the rain, a union organiser said.

Getting wet for 'Ali G'

Thurrock Gazette:

5:59pm Thursday 10th July 2014

CROWDS turned out in the pouring rain to watch the filming of Sacha Baron Cohen’s new film Grimsby.

Slimmers want you to race for life

Thurrock Gazette:

8:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

MORE than 200 slimmers will be supporting Race for Life in aid of cancer research – and want you to join them.

Ava, six, beats the rest to earn big cookie prize

Thurrock Gazette:

2:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

A SIX-YEAR-OLD girl has won a giant biscuit in a health challenge.

Council left scaffolding outside my house for two months

Thurrock Gazette:

8:00am Friday 11th July 2014

SCAFFOLDING put up by the council outside a woman’s home has been standing two months without any work being done.

Pupil ‘teachers’ make the grade

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

PROUD pupils at an Aveley primary school have “graduated”

Fundraising teen comes out top in beauty award

Thurrock Gazette:

10:41am Thursday 10th July 2014

A TEENAGER who raised more than £3,000 for charity this year has been named Inspirational Young Beauty Queen 2014.

Man stabbed near Grays train station

Thurrock Gazette:

5:19pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Police have released a statement on the stabbing in Grays near the train station.

Village to remember war dead on anniversary

Thurrock Gazette: North Wiltshire MP James Gray is to visit all of his constituency’s 209 war graves as part of the First World War centenary year commemorations

3:41pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A COMMUNITY event commemorating the beginning of the First World War is being held in aid of the Royal British Legion.

Motorcyclist taken to hospital after A13 crash

Thurrock Gazette: A13 Manorway junction works completed

1:36pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST was taken to hospital with serious injuries after a crash on the A13.

Man and woman wanted after stealing pensioner's debit card

Thurrock Gazette: Figures released following freedom of information request

1:24pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A WOMAN in an Islamic headscarf and a Latin American man are wanted by police after an elderly man had his debit card stolen.

MP welcomes improvements at Basildon Hospital

Thurrock Gazette: Basildon Hospital is ordering its security staff to issue the £40 fines in a bid to stop people parking inconsiderately.

2:33pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

THURROCK’s MP has welcomed the admission by the government’s NHS watchdog that it failed to intervene strongly enough over failings at Basildon Hospital.

Rubbish collections delayed by strike

Thurrock Gazette: CHINGFORD: Late refuse collections cause a stink

10:34am Tuesday 8th July 2014

RUBBISH collections will be taken a week late for some households because of a public sector strike.

Port wins award for skills training project

Thurrock Gazette:

9:28am Monday 7th July 2014

A SKILLS project in the Port of Tilbury has been recognised with a national award.

Mum: Be a donor like my Natalie

Thurrock Gazette:

11:42am Friday 4th July 2014

A HEARTBROKEN mum, who lost her daughter to diabetes while she was waiting for organs to be donated, will meet MPs next week in a bid to encourage more people to sign up as donors.

500 more new homes planned

Thurrock Gazette: Construction growth slowed last month

3:47pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

THURROCK is on its way towards reaching its goal of building 1,000 new homes, a councillor has said.

Council cuts "could close whole departments"

Thurrock Gazette: John Kent

3:13pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

WHOLE departments may have to be shut down by the council as it attempts to find £38m worth of savings over the next few years, a councillor has said.

Local jobs for local people - if we get the skills

Thurrock Gazette: An artists' impression of the proposed waste-to-jet fuel centre

12:28pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

LOCAL jobs for local people will be the aim of the new bio jet fuel plant in the Thames Enterprise Park, councillors were told – but the population’s skills must improve first.


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