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Thurrock Council lead the way in child protection with MASH

Thurrock Gazette:

10:23am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THURROCK COUNCIL is leading the way in protecting children from harm and abuse, through an innovative single “hub” where all the various agencies are based.

Man suffers serious injury after being stabbed in Grays

Thurrock Gazette:

2:18pm Monday 15th September 2014

A MAN has suffered a serious internal injury after being stabbed in Grays yesterday.

Thieves use wheelbarrow to smash into business premises

Thurrock Gazette:

12:58pm Friday 12th September 2014

A GROUP of thieves used a wheelbarrow to smash a window and break into a business premises in West Thurrock last month.

Police looking for two men in connection with theft at Lakeside Shopping Centre

Thurrock Gazette:

12:10pm Friday 12th September 2014

POLICE in Thurrock are looking for two men in connection with a theft at Lakeside.

Memorial service to be held for Andy Smith

Thurrock Gazette:

10:33am Thursday 11th September 2014

A MEMORIAL service is set to be held for Councillor Andy Smith who passed away last month.

Mayor enjoys Tilbury fun day

Thurrock Gazette:

9:36am Thursday 11th September 2014

THE Mayor of Thurrock Steve Liddiard was full of praise for an event in the town when he spoke at Wednesday evening’s meeting of the council.

Grays post office gets a big revamp

Thurrock Gazette:

2:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

A POST office in Grays celebrated a new-look launch last month.

Motorist driven nuts... by a squirrel's secret stash

Thurrock Gazette:

9:00am Friday 12th September 2014

A MOTORIST who asked the garage to investigate a funny noise under his bonnet was shocked to find the cause...a squirrel had been using it to store hundreds of nuts!

Your Gazette: Working to make the town better

Thurrock Gazette:

11:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

DEBBIE Nyman is senior manager at Money Matters pawnbrokers, in Grays High Street.

Council job cuts lead to claim of ‘salami-slicing’

Thurrock Gazette: John Kent and Rob Gledhill

7:30am Friday 12th September 2014

THE leader of the Tory group on Thurrock Council has accused the Labour-led council of “salami slicing” after it was announced at least 200 jobs would go.

Welcome Club gig for The Most

Thurrock Gazette:

2:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A POPULAR four- piece band are heading down to Stanford on Friday night.

Prospective Labour MP urges government to reconsider cuts to Grays Fire Service

Thurrock Gazette:

5:23pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

THE PROSPECTIVE Labour MP for Thurrock has called on the government to reverse cuts to Grays Fire Service.

Charity night in memory of a fallen Aveley soldier

Thurrock Gazette:

5:03pm Monday 8th September 2014

RESIDENTS are invited to attend an army charity night in memory of a fallen Aveley soldier.

Emergency services deal with chemical leak in Purfleet

Thurrock Gazette:

10:22am Monday 8th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to deal with a chemical leak in Purfleet on Friday.

Elderly man falls victim to distraction theft

Thurrock Gazette:

11:33am Friday 5th September 2014

A 60-YEAR-OLD man has fallen victim to an alleged distraction thief who stole his card at a cashpoint in Grays.

It's show time in Orsett this weekend

Thurrock Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

IT’S the 108th Orsett Show this weekend.

Cheeky night of burlesque coming to Thurrock

Thurrock Gazette:

9:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

THURROCK is set to be entertained by Britain’s biggest burlesque extravaganza.

Five-piece rock band heads to Thurrock

Thurrock Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

ELECTRUM, a five-piece rock cover band, will take to the stage at the Welcome Club, in Stanford-le-Hope, and the Ship, in Little Thurrock, this weekend.

CCTV cars blamed for £150k loss on parking

Thurrock Gazette: One of the CCTV spy cars

2:20pm Thursday 4th September 2014

THURROCK Council lost more than £150,000 on parking in the last financial year – despite issuing more penalty charge notices.

Salvation Army host annual holiday at home for the elderly

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

THE Salvation Army in Stanford- le- Hope held its fourth annual Holiday at Home for lonely and elderly residents last month.

Revamped Bella Italia in Lakeside kicks off

Thurrock Gazette:

10:00am Sunday 7th September 2014

YOUNG footballers reopened a restaurant in Lakeside.

Grays youngster named runner up in national writing competition

Thurrock Gazette: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Saturday 6th September 2014

A CREATIVE Grays youngster has been named runner-up in a national writing competition.

Charity pub walkers collect £630

Thurrock Gazette:

10:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

STAFF, customers, friends and family members from a pub took part in an annual sponsored walk for charity.

Stanford rugby club celebrates 40th birthday

Thurrock Gazette:

12:00pm Monday 8th September 2014

FAMILIES came together at Stanford Rugby Club to celebrate its 40th birthday.

Historic church to be restored thanks to £176k grant

Thurrock Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A HISTORIC church in East Tilbury can be restored after winning a £176,000 grant.

Your Gazette: It's a great place to do business

Thurrock Gazette:

5:00pm Monday 8th September 2014

THIS week we speak to Doris Odiaka, owner of the party shop, called Lovely Colours, in Orsett Road, Grays.

Stanford woman trekking in Burma in memory of grandad

Thurrock Gazette:

9:00am Friday 5th September 2014

A WOMAN will be trekking through the hills of Burma in memory of her grandad, who died in 2012.

Thurrock Ukip councillor showing signs of improvement after falling ill with brain haemorrhage

Thurrock Gazette:

3:42pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A THURROCK UKIP councillor is “recovering well” after falling ill with a brain haemorrhage last week.

Thurrock MP leads debate on NHS car parking charges

Thurrock Gazette: Jackie Doyle-Price

12:50pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THURROCK MP, Jackie Doyle-Price led a debate to scrap parking charges in NHS car parks yesterday.

Fifteen boxes of dangerous cosmetics seized after arriving at Tilbury

Thurrock Gazette:

9:53am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

FIFTEEN boxes of dangerous cosmetics were officially seized last Thursday after the goods arrived at Tilbury in May.

Missing sisters from Grays found

Thurrock Gazette:

12:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

TWO sisters who went missing from their home in Grays have been found safe and well.

It's all aboard for the new-look Old Ship Inn

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A PUB in Aveley will be given a grand reopening after being taken over by a local businessman.

Leading Dolly Parton tribute act heading to Thurrock

Thurrock Gazette:

10:00am Monday 1st September 2014

EUROPE’S leading tribute act to the Queen of Country is heading to Thurrock in October.

Pair scoot to national titles

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

TWO youngsters have been crowned champions in a national scooting competition.

Clear water volunteer required in Thurrock

Thurrock Gazette: The Environmental Agency brought the prosecution against Anglian Water

10:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

AN ENVIRONMENTAL volunteer is needed in Thurrock to promote Anglian Water’s Keep it Clear campaign.

Crowds turn up at Thurrock Council's mini beast safari

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

CROWDS turned up at Thurrock Council’s mini-beast safari at Westley Heights country park.

Grays street party boost for charities

Thurrock Gazette:

10:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

RESIDENTS gathered together for their annual street party, which has taken place since 2010 in Waverley Gardens.

Apprentice climbs the rank to become manager

Thurrock Gazette:

1:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A FORMER apprentice has climbed the ranks to become a manager.

Mums angry over bus ban

Thurrock Gazette:

7:00am Friday 29th August 2014

A MUM is furious after her 11-year-old son was refused a place on a school bus, even after she offered to pay.

Homes plans put on hold

Thurrock Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

PLANS to build homes on two plots were shelved during a Thurrock Council planning meeting on Thursday.

Plans to erect phone mast in Grays is rejected

Thurrock Gazette: Vodafone plans to extend height of mast in Moreton

3:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

RESIDENTS are celebrating after a proposal to put up a phone mast in their part of Grays was rejected.

Couple put fears to one side to climb UK's highest mountain

Thurrock Gazette:

10:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A COUPLE put their fears to one side to climb the UK’s highest mountain for charity.

Police looking for man following theft of designer sunglasses at Lakeside

Thurrock Gazette:

12:32pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

POLICE have released an image of a man they would like to trace in connection with the alleged theft of some sunglasses from a store at Lakeside.

Last chance to enjoy a summer bounce in park

Thurrock Gazette:

4:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

FRIENDS of Hardie Park are hosting their last Bounce Day of the summer on Tuesday.

Thurrock International Film Festival heading back to town

Thurrock Gazette:

10:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

THE Thurrock International Film Festival is heading back to town next month.

WATCH: Twins reach song contest shortlist

Thurrock Gazette:

12:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

TEENAGE twins from Purfleet have made it through to the next round of a songwriting competition.

Garden centre remembers war heroes

Thurrock Gazette:

4:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

STAFF at Thurrock Garden Centre held a display to commemorate the fallen of the First World War.

Young dog enthusiast spends beginning of summer at Kennel camp

Thurrock Gazette:

10:00am Monday 25th August 2014

A YOUNG dog enthusiast from Stanford-le-Hope spent the start of her summer holidays with her four pet dogs at the Young Kennel Club summer camp.

Slimmers race for cancer charity

Thurrock Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

ENTHUSIASTIC residents came together to take part in a race to raise money for charity.

Street party in Corringham to commemorate the beginning of the First World War

Thurrock Gazette:

11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

A STREET party was held in Corringham to commemorate the beginning of the First World War.

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