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East Thurrock United FC to buy ground from council

Thurrock Gazette: East Thurrock United's current ground, Rookery Hill.

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

EAST Thurrock United’s dreams of building a new home in Stanford-le-Hope moved a step closer when Thurrock Council agreed to sell it the proposed site.

Healthy report for Purfleet GP practice

Thurrock Gazette: Service manager at the centre Yvonne Wright

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

PURFLEET Care Centre, in Tank Hill Road, has been given a clean bill of health by the Care Quality Commission.

100 years of loving Grays!

Thurrock Gazette: Irene with her son Hayden and daughter Daphne

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

DESPITE having lived on the other side of the world for almost 50 years, Irene Howell still loves Thurrock.

Trash fire spreads to outbuildings

Thurrock Gazette: Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service seeks on-call firefighters

8:05pm Thursday 17th April 2014

FIRE FIGHTERS have tackled a blaze at two outbuildings tonight after a rubbish fire spread out of control.

Deal to move pupil unit to new £2.8m academy

Thurrock Gazette: The Culver Centre on Daiglen Drive

5:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A SCHOOL for vulnerable children will be improved and moved from South Ockendon to Tilbury.

Retired Essex Police dog looking for new home

Thurrock Gazette: Retired Essex Police dog looking for new home

3:43pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Charlie, the eight-year-old Cocker Spaniel is part of the Essex Police Dog Unit, which provides countywide support to specialist operations and supports officers in their day to day efforts to keep crime down.

Unmarked police car stolen

Thurrock Gazette: Motorcyclist killed in crash

3:07pm Thursday 17th April 2014

AN UNMARKED police car belonging to the Metropolitan Police has been stolen near Brentwood.

Fashion shows a hit with Lakeside shoppers

Thurrock Gazette: Fashion shows a hit with Lakeside shoppers

12:38pm Thursday 17th April 2014

STORES at Lakeside displayed their spring and summer collections as the centre put on 19 fashion shows over the weekend.

Hunt for Easter eggs at Grays Shopping Centre

Thurrock Gazette: Egg-cited – Julie Webb at the Fragrance Shop

5:03pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

CHILDREN visiting the Grays Shopping Centre on Saturday will get the chance to hop along on an Easter egg hunt with a stilt-walking Easter bunny.

Organised crooks breaking into warehouses to flytip lorry loads of waste

Thurrock Gazette: One of the warehouses in Grays targeted

4:03pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

ORGANISDED "enviro crooks" are thought to be behind a string of industrial-sized waste flytippings in south Essex.

Unemployment falls again in Thurrock

Thurrock Gazette: JobCentre move strengthens role of Ealing Hub among ex-offenders

12:46pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE number of people claiming out-of-work benefits has fallen again in Thurrock.

British Airways and fuel firm to land in Thurrock creating hundreds of jobs

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

10:09am Wednesday 16th April 2014

MORE than 1,000 jobs will be created by building a ground-breaking centre that will see landfill rubbish turned into aircraft fuel.

LIVE: Cray Wanderers vs East Thurrock Utd

Thurrock Gazette: John Coventry

7:42pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Live text updates from Courage Stadium as Rocks look to retain their Ryman Premier League status.

DC duo ordered to reimburse the public purse

Thurrock Gazette: Jackie Doyle-Price

6:04pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

TWO of the main players in the now defunct Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation have agreed to pay back £60,000 to the public purse.

You can be fighting fit at martial arts centre in Tilbury

Thurrock Gazette: Official opening – the Martial Academy and Wellness Centre is up and running in Civic Square

9:48am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A NEW community centre is aiming to get the people of Tilbury back on their feet and fighting fit.

New Bishop of Brentwood "excited" about the job

Thurrock Gazette: New Bishop of Brentwood "excited" about the job

9:48am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE Brentwood Diocese has named its new Bishop - a former scientist and teacher.

Grays rape: Do you recognise this man?

Thurrock Gazette: Do you recognise this man?

5:05pm Monday 14th April 2014

POLICE want to identify a man pictured in this e-fit in connection with a rape investigation in Grays.

Residents welcome new garden at Grays care home

Thurrock Gazette: Residents of Coach House and their friends and families enjoyed a barbecue to mark the opening of the garden

1:37pm Monday 14th April 2014

A CARE home in Grays which caters for people with complex disabilities has opened a new garden to help its residents feel relaxed.

UPDATE: Eight Romanians charged after £1.2million Lakeside jewellery heist

Thurrock Gazette: Baby Deborah was born around 5pm

6:10pm Sunday 13th April 2014

EIGHT Romanian nationals have been charged after an elaborate burglary at Lakeside Shopping Centre saw £1.2million worth of jewellery stolen.

Rubbish burns in Bulphan blaze

Thurrock Gazette: Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service seeks on-call firefighters

5:43pm Sunday 13th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS battled a large rubbish fire in Bulphan this afternoon.

Woodside pupils’ pedal power

Thurrock Gazette: Cycling stars – pupils at Woodside Academy

12:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

PUPILS at Woodside Academy have been pedalling hard over recent weeks, competing successfully in both the national Big Pedal and the Essex Mountain Bike Tournament.

Grays student grills Brand

Thurrock Gazette: Daniel and Russell

9:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

AN aspiring radio presenter from Grays got the chance to speak to the town’s Russell Brand – and the comediancome- activist had some choice words to say on the town.

School staff donate Easter eggs

Thurrock Gazette: Debbie Spriggs with the donated eggs

7:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

GENEROUS staff from the Gateway Academy, in Marshfoot Road, donated 97 Easter eggs to be delivered to the Women’s Safe Refuge.

Orsett Show set for 108th outing in September

Thurrock Gazette: Steam engines will be one of the features of the day

5:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

ONE of the oldest country shows in England is set for its 108th outing on September 6.

Grays cafe volunteers thanked

Thurrock Gazette: Cafe society – Lightship volunteers with mayor Tony Fish

10:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

VOLUNTEERS who help to run the Lightship Cafe, at Grays Beach, have been recognised for keeping it open to the public.

Man strangled and punched in street robbery

Thurrock Gazette: webpix police arrest

9:54am Saturday 12th April 2014

A GRAYS man was strangled with an belt and punched in the face in a vicious street robbery.

Man cautioned after wallet theft

Thurrock Gazette: Police Easter campaign to stamp out crime

9:15am Saturday 12th April 2014

AN Aveley man has been cautioned after stealing a wallet left on a bus.

Thurrock choir to sing at prestigious festival

Thurrock Gazette: The Royal Opera House Thurrock Comunity Chorus – performing in London

8:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

A THURROCK choir will join some of the leading choral groups from around the country later this month at a festival in London.

Pupils at Manor School learn about chicks

Thurrock Gazette: Easter egg-citement – the pupils admire a chick

7:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

PUPILS at Tilbury Manor School were able to watch as chicks hatched in class just in time for the Easter holidays.

Easter fun at Thameside

Thurrock Gazette: Party time – the popular kids entertainer Jimbo is among performers for four days of fun

6:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

THE Thameside Theatre has an action-packed line-up ready to keep children amused over the Easter holidays.

CCTV: Do you know this man?

Thurrock Gazette: CCTV of man who picked up wallet left on a bus

3:04pm Friday 11th April 2014

POLICE want to identify a man caught on CCTV so he can be quizzed about a wallet left on a bus by another passenger.

Teenager shot in the arm at Chafford Hundred beauty spot

Thurrock Gazette: webpix police arrest

2:23pm Friday 11th April 2014

A TEENAGER was left needing surgery after being shot in the arm with an air gun.

Road may link Corringham and Stanford to Canvey

Thurrock Gazette: Step forward – Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin, centre, with Ray Howard, and Pam Challis

1:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

A NEW multi-million pound road linking Corringham to Canvey could soon become reality - after the Government pledged £750,000 towards the project.

Thug punched man after urinating up a wall

Thurrock Gazette: Bar remains open despite fears over future

11:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A DRUNKEN thug was fined and ordered to pay compensation after viciously beating a litter picker.

Your Gazette: Investment is key to Thurrock future

Thurrock Gazette: Stefanie and Ian Barnett – managers of the Ship, Grays

11:00am Friday 11th April 2014

In the latest of our Your Gazette features, we speak to Ian and Stefanie Barnett, who run The Ship pub in Grays.

Health warning for parents in Essex

Thurrock Gazette: Publih Health England launches initiative

7:30pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A WARNING has been issued as Scarlet Fever cases reach their highest levels since 1989. 

Council told: Do more to protect people from air pollution

Thurrock Gazette: Hazy - Essex Way looking towards Benfleet and Canvey

7:12pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Local authorities need to do more to protect people from harmful air pollution, health officials have said after new estimates suggest that thousands die every year as a result of poor air quality.

Inquest: Baby’s injuries remain a mystery

Thurrock Gazette: Park and ride plan to sort out hospital parking

4:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A TEENAGER from Stanford- le-Hope, who suffered severe brain injuries as a baby died of pneumonia in 2010, an inquest heard yesterday.

Open at last - a centre in memory of Karis

Thurrock Gazette: hn and Kerri Darling outside the new community centre

1:31pm Thursday 10th April 2014

JUST a week after his beloved daughter died at the age of 12, John Darling decided set up a charity in her memory.

Brand's not too cool for school!

Thurrock Gazette: Back home - Russell Brand with school head James Howarth

1:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

FUNNYMAN Russell Brand was back home in Grays filming scenes for a documentary, with award-winning director Ondi Timoner.

Tributes pour in for former Grays man murdered in Colchester park

Thurrock Gazette: Tragic – “great lad” Jim

10:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

A FORMER Grays man who was found stabbed to death in a park has been described as a “great lad” by his former boss.

Gunman jailed after driving car into bank

Thurrock Gazette: Career crook Wayne Colligan

7:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A “CAREER criminal” from Chafford Hundred has been jailed for robbery and firearms offences – after using a car to smash his way into a bank.

Mum of three jailed for kids no show at school

Thurrock Gazette: The 40-year-old mum, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was given a 52-day sentence at Basildon Magistrates Court

10:54am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A MUM from South Ockendon has been jailed after admitting not sending her three children to school.

Ofsted: More to be done in Thurrock

Thurrock Gazette: Education watchdog Ofsted today published its findings following its visit to the borough in February

12:33pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A REPORT looking into the way primary education is delivered in Thurrock has shown schools are “more optimistic” with the leadership of Thurrock Council than in the past despite a number of areas that still need improvement.

Man arrested on suspicion of drink driving after crash in Fobbing

Thurrock Gazette: Man charged after high-speed chase

8:55am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A MAN was arrested after a vehicle was found crashed and abandoned in Fobbing.

Two men seen taking cash from Tesco in Tilbury

Thurrock Gazette: The men are described as white and in their mid 20s, and spoke with an accent.

5:29pm Monday 7th April 2014

POLICE have released CCTV images of two men who took a “two figure” sum of cash from Tesco Express in Tilbury.

Do you recognise Lakeside Versace thief?

Thurrock Gazette: A man entered Choice Womenswear in Lakeside on February 19.

3:49pm Monday 7th April 2014

POLICE want to question a man in connection with the theft of Versace clothing from Lakeside.

Do you know this man? Police want to speak to him in connection with an attempted distraction burglary

Thurrock Gazette: distraction burglary efit south ock

11:23am Monday 7th April 2014

A WOMAN in her sixties challenged two men who distracted her before attempting to burgle her home.

Open at last– a centre in memory of Karis

Thurrock Gazette: hn and Kerri Darling outside the new community centre

7:00am Monday 7th April 2014

JUST a week after his beloved daughter died at the age of 12, John Darling decided set up a charity in her memory.

LIVE: Thurrock FC vs Dereham Town FC

Thurrock Gazette: Mark Stimson

2:27pm Saturday 5th April 2014

Live text updates of this crucial clash in the Ryman North League

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