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Anger at Dart Charge introduction delay

Thurrock Gazette: Dartford Crossing free-flow system contract awarded

7:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

MOTORISTS, business leaders and politicians are not happy after it was revealed the long-awaited introduction of free-flow tolling at the Dartford Crossing has been delayed.

Port of Tilbury to serve Baltics and North Sea after new deal struck

Thurrock Gazette:

6:56pm Monday 22nd September 2014

THE Port of Tilbury has struck a deal with Finnlines which will see a new roll-on/roll-off service dock at the port once a week.

Firefighters attend flat fire in Grays

Thurrock Gazette: Fire crews from Essex and London Fire Brigade at the scene of a house fire in Brunel Road in Chigwell.

3:20pm Monday 22nd September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS wore breathing apparatus as a property was smoke logged by fire.

Thurrock's Julie scoops top rail award

Thurrock Gazette:

11:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

ONE of the best known faces on Thurrock's railway line has bagged a top prize at the most prestigious rail industry event.

Essex Police and Crime Commissioner Nick Alston defends his role

Thurrock Gazette: Nick Alston will be answering your questions

10:11am Monday 22nd September 2014

THE Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex, Nick Alston, has defended his and the role of commissioner following the recent child abuse scandal in Rotherham.

Production team on the hunt for kids across Thurrock for next musical project

Thurrock Gazette: Bingley Little Theatre brings Fawlty Towers to the stage

10:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A THURROCK-BASED production team is looking for 40 children for its next project, Lionel Bart’s musical Blitz!

Cadet presents cheque to Legion

Thurrock Gazette:

7:30am Monday 22nd September 2014

AN Army Cadets detachment commander handed a cheque for £1,000 to the Royal British Legion.

Metalwave 2 to rock Purfleet next month

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

ROCK fans can look forward to Metalwave next month.

Sweeny Todd at Thameside

Thurrock Gazette: Thameside Theatre [Google Maps]

10:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

A PRODUCTION of the hit musical Sweeney Todd will be staged at the Thameside Theatre, in Orsett Road, Grays, from Thursday, October 2 to Sunday, October 4.

Council submits evidence to crossings inquiry

Thurrock Gazette: John Kent

7:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

THE leader of Thurrock Council has supplied written evdience to an inquiry about new river crossings.

Essex singer coming to Thurrock to perform as Beyonce and Rihanna

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

AN up-and-coming Essex singer is to perform in Thurrock as two of the world’s biggest superstars – Beyonce and Rihanna.

Sam not slack with physique

Thurrock Gazette:

10:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

A CORRINGHAM man is celebrating after gaining three trophies at the Natural Physique Association competition.

Candidates for Thurrock Council's by election announced

Thurrock Gazette: LIVE: Full Thurrock Council meeting

7:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

THE candidates for Thurrock Council's by election in October have been announced.

Police release new picture of missing Tilbury teen

Thurrock Gazette: Jessica Pittaway

5:37pm Friday 19th September 2014

A NEW photo has been issued of a teenager from Tilbury missing from her home for more than three weeks.

Residents invited to Walking for Health training course

Thurrock Gazette: LIVE: Full Thurrock Council meeting

4:48pm Friday 19th September 2014

RESIDENTS are invited to take part in a Walking for Health training course.

Woman treated for smoke inhalation following kitchen fire in Tilbury

Thurrock Gazette:

4:38pm Friday 19th September 2014

A WOMAN had to be treated for breathing in smoke following a kitchen fire.

Thurrock is on the look out for the borough's most talented musicians

Thurrock Gazette: LIVE: Full Thurrock Council meeting

3:11pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE Thurrock Music Education Hub is on the lookout for the borough’s most talented young musicians.

Jupiter Ray is heading to Stanford

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A POPULAR four-piece band are heading to Stanford-le-Hope.

Free-flow tolling at Thurrock-Dartford crossing delayed until late November

Thurrock Gazette: Dartford Crossing

1:26pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE introduction of free-flow tolling at the Thurrock-Dartford river crossing has been delayed.

Parents in Thurrock urged to check whether they are eligible for free childcare

Thurrock Gazette:

11:33am Friday 19th September 2014

PARENTS across Thurrock are being urged to check whether they are eligible for free childcare on offer to two-year-olds in the borough.

Charity cyclists ride to Belgium

Thurrock Gazette:

10:00am Friday 19th September 2014

RUSSELL Holman, from Grays, took part in a Grays-to-Bruges charity bike ride with ten friends.

Bid for Thurrock's first parish council has begun

Thurrock Gazette:

7:30am Friday 19th September 2014

RESIDENTS are being urged to take part in a survey which will decide on the borough’s first parish council.

Two crews called to kitchen fire

Thurrock Gazette: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

8:12pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Two crews were called to a kitchen fire in Grays.

Plans to replace one bungalow with 19 homes rejected

Thurrock Gazette: 20 homes could be built in place of one bungalow

7:44pm Thursday 18th September 2014

PLANS to build 19 homes on a site occupied by one derelict bungalow in Stanford-le-Hope have been deferred.

Nomination deadline for Thurrock Education Awards extended

Thurrock Gazette: LIVE: Full Thurrock Council meeting

5:07pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE nomination deadline for the Thurrock Education Awards has been extended until the end of the month.

New world record set in Thurrock for longest line of fanfare trumpeters

Thurrock Gazette:

4:55pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A NEW world record for the longest line of fanfare trumpeters was set during a marching brass event in Thurrock.

Your Gazette: Healthy interest in community

Thurrock Gazette:

1:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THIS week we spoke to Tina Sheppard, a consultant at Slimming World, in Chase Road, Corringham

Silent Witness stars film in Coryton

Thurrock Gazette:

9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

CORYTON became the location for a hit BBC show on Monday as film crews descended on the former oil refinery.

Man claims mistreatment during armed officer raid

Thurrock Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

A MAN suffering skin cancer claims he was “mistreated” during a raid on his home in Corringham.

Fed up resident SUPER GLUES his hand to council desk

Thurrock Gazette: Thurrock Council

11:58pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A FED up resident super glued his hand to a Thurrock Council desk during a visit to Civic Offices.

Church members clean-up alleyway

Thurrock Gazette:

4:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

MEMBERS of the All Saints Church held their annual clean-up this month.

Police appeal for information on teenager missing from Tilbury

Thurrock Gazette:

3:13pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

POLICE are appealing for information on a teenage girl who has been missing from her home in Tilbury since August.

Grays Foundation remembers Anthonia

Thurrock Gazette:

10:49am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A CHARITY walk to raise funds for a special foundation was undertaken by friends and family of Anthonia Afelumo.

Owner delighted as brewery bags itself a spot in Good Beer Guide 2015

Thurrock Gazette:

7:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A MAN who gave up his job to set up a brewery from his kitchen has seen his ales recognised in the Good Beer Guide.

Ormiston Park head teacher retires

Thurrock Gazette:

5:35pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE head teacher at Ormiston Park Academy has retired from the role.

War of words over the future of LED lights in Thurrock

Thurrock Gazette: John Kent and Rob Gledhill

5:18pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A NEW war of words has broken out between leading councillors over the future of LED lights in the borough.

c2c apologises to passengers with cash back offer

Thurrock Gazette: Julian Drury, Managing Director of C2C

2:38pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

SOUTH Essex train operator c2c is offering cash back to passengers as an apology for delays caused on the line last week.

VIDEO: 'Bonnie and Clyde' couple suspected of stealing £500,000 of goods, go on the run...Video released of police car/bike being rammed

Thurrock Gazette:

2:17pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

TERRIFYING video footage showing police vehicles being rammed has been released by Essex Police.

Man attempts to rape woman after attacking her from behind in alleyway

Thurrock Gazette: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

12:23pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A MAN attempted to rape a woman in an alleyway.

New housing development in Grays proves to be a success

Thurrock Gazette:

11:21am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A NEW housing development in Grays has proved to be successful after selling 21 homes before its launch this winter.

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.

Coryton's iconic towers to be demolished

Thurrock Gazette:

7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE south Essex skyline is set to change forever after a deal to demolish Coryton’s iconic towers and chimneys was struck.

Thurrock waste collectors to go on strike

Thurrock Gazette: LIVE: Full Thurrock Council meeting

3:32pm Monday 15th September 2014

WASTE collectors across Thurrock are due to go on strike from this Thursday.

99 bus route celebrates second anniversary

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE second anniversary of the revamped 99 bus route through Tilbury has been celebrated.

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.

Veteran praised for Burma Star achievements

Thurrock Gazette:

11:11am Monday 15th September 2014

A TOP Thurrock veteran was awarded with a special presentation during a council meeting last week.

Lifeboat launched to stricken sailing yacht

Thurrock Gazette:

10:01am Monday 15th September 2014

A LIFEBOAT was launched to a stricken sailing yacht suffering with engine failure on Saturday.

St John Ambulance in Corringham celebrate summer fete

Thurrock Gazette:

9:00am Monday 15th September 2014

ST John Ambulance in Corringham held its first summer fete on Saturday, August 30, at St John Hall, in Chestnut Walk.

Family of five left homeless after fire tears through shop and flat in Grays High Street

Thurrock Gazette:

9:14pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A FAMILY of five were left homeless earlier today after fire ripped through a flat above a shop in High Street, Grays.

Royal Opera House need volunteers

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

THE Royal Opera House’s Thurrock centre is looking for volunteers.

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