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Police make further appeal for witnesses following robbery in Grays

Thurrock Gazette:

9:05am Tuesday 21st October 2014

DETECTIVES have made a further appeal for witnesses after a nurse was pushed against a wall and had a handbag snatched from her.

Three people arrested as more than 80 animals are seized from travellers site

Thurrock Gazette:

8:47am Tuesday 21st October 2014

MORE than 75 dogs were seized from a travellers site in Aveley after police executed a warrant.

Local MP supports campaign to bring £50m funding to improve workforce skills

Thurrock Gazette: South Basildon and Thurrock MP Stephen Metcalfe has been congratulated by Chancellor George Osborne

7:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN MP is showing his support to bring £50 million funding to improve workforce skills.

Gold earring snatched from elderly woman's ear

Thurrock Gazette:

3:15pm Monday 20th October 2014

A CALLOUS thief snatched a gold earring from a 72-year-old woman’s ear in Grays.

Free dog chipping in Tilbury this week

Thurrock Gazette: KEEPING WARM: Smaller dogs and short-haired dogs can particularly benefit from some woolly snugness.

2:32pm Monday 20th October 2014

A FREE dog chipping service is being offered at Koala Park, Adelaide Road, Tilbury, this week.

Trading standards seize £1 million counterfeit goods

Thurrock Gazette:

12:05pm Monday 20th October 2014

GOODS believed to be worth more than £1 million and which included laptops, tablets, and mobile phones, have been seized in an early morning raid.

Tilbury teen makes it to regional finals in singing competition

Thurrock Gazette:

10:00am Monday 20th October 2014

A YOUNG singer from Tilbury has made it to the regional finals of a national singing competition.

Thurrock leads the way to changes in Care Act by joining hands with Skills for Care

Thurrock Gazette: LIVE: Full Thurrock Council meeting

9:43am Monday 20th October 2014

THURROCK’S workforce development service is leading the way nationally in coping with changes to the Care Act from April next year.

Police appeal for information following attempted robbery in Grays

Thurrock Gazette:

8:41am Monday 20th October 2014

A MAN was arrested and later released on bail following an attempted robbery at an internet café in Grays.

Hathaway students surprise teacher with signed rugby shirt

Thurrock Gazette:

7:00am Monday 20th October 2014

STUDENTS at Hathaway Academy, in Grays, surprised their headteacher with a signed Bath rugby shirt.

Largest ship to sail on the Thames docks at London Gateway

Thurrock Gazette: Edith Maersk

7:37pm Sunday 19th October 2014

ONE of the biggest ships in the world - and largest to ever sail on the River Thames - docked at London Gateway.

Man dies after car crashes into a wall

Thurrock Gazette:

6:26pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A MAN died after his car crashed into the wall of a house in Stanford-le-Hope.

Generous shoppers donate during guide dog week

Thurrock Gazette: Guide Dogs information event

3:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

GENEROUS shoppers donated more than £1,000 during Guide DogWeek.

Treetops pupils learn eye care

Thurrock Gazette:

9:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

OPTICAL experts from Grays went back to school to teach pupils all about eyes and eyesight.

Gable Hall students take part in presidential handover

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

STUDENTS at Gable Hall School took part in the first presidential handover ceremony for the new Interact Club.

Driver trapped in car following A13 crash

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

2:44pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A DRIVER had to be cut free from his car following a crash on the A13.

New baby and toddler event heading to Thurrock

Thurrock Gazette:

12:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

THE Tiny Toes Show is a brand new Baby & Toddler Event which is coming to Thurrock.

Guests attend rotary meeting in Grays

Thurrock Gazette:

9:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

GUESTS attended the Rotary Club Thurrock Gateway’s interest meeting in Grays.

Thurrock Council running annual Stop Means Stop campaign

Thurrock Gazette:

6:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

THURROCK Council is running its annual Stop Means Stop campaign aimed at drivers who fail to stop or who are rude and abusive to school crossing patrols.

Legendary singer Chas Hodges comes to Corringham Hall

Thurrock Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

MUSICIAN Chas Hodges is due in Thurrock for a nostalgic evening.

Your Gazette: Excited by creative revolution

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

THIS week, Lucy-Emma Harris, director of digital agency Pixelwork, of The Tower, Guardian Avenue, North Stifford, tell us why she loves it here...

BREAKING: Ukip's candidate for Basildon and East Thurrock deselected for "big fish"

Thurrock Gazette: Kerry Smith at Dry Street

2:17pm Friday 17th October 2014

KERRY Smith has been deselected by Ukip to stand for Westminster in Basildon and Thurrock next year.

Get Active comes to Thurrock

Thurrock Gazette:

1:14pm Friday 17th October 2014

THE county-wide Get Active Essex scheme re-launched last week and two Thurrock councillors were busy taking the message far and wide.

Thurrock Community Chest thanks fundraisers

Thurrock Gazette:

10:00am Friday 17th October 2014

THE Thurrock Community Chest hosted a recognition event for organisations that had sold tickets and received grants in the last year.

Please, can you help us end flooding hell?

Thurrock Gazette:

7:00am Friday 17th October 2014

FED-UP residents in Tilbury are sick and tired of their homes being blitzed everytime it rains hard.

BY-ELECTION: Labour "standing still" despite election victory, claim opponents

Thurrock Gazette:

6:30am Friday 17th October 2014

THE Tories and UKIP claimed Labour have little to cheer...despite triumphing in the West Thurrock and South Stifford by-election.

Labour triumph in West Thurrock and South Stifford by-election

Thurrock Gazette:

12:16am Friday 17th October 2014

LABOUR held onto the West Thurrock and South Stifford ward seat with a 300-vote win in a by-election.

Volunteers to stay in dog kennel for 24 hours to raise money for charity

Thurrock Gazette: Jade the German Shepherd who needs a new home

5:32pm Thursday 16th October 2014

FIVE brave volunteers will be locked in a dog kennel for 24 hours on Saturday to highlight the plight of stray and unwanted dogs.

The Pride of East Thurrock Awards to launch this month

Thurrock Gazette:

4:46pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE Pride of East Thurrock Awards will be launched later this month.

TV star Amy Childs involved in car crash

Thurrock Gazette: Amy Childs

12:03pm Thursday 16th October 2014

REALITY TV star Amy Childs said she is “lucky to be alive” following a car crash last night.

Man taken to hospital following crash in Orsett

Thurrock Gazette:

10:26am Thursday 16th October 2014

A MAN was rushed to hospital this morning following a crash in Orsett.

Thurrock youngster heads to Royal Ballet

Thurrock Gazette:

10:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A NINE-YEAR-OLD boy has danced his way to the Royal Ballet School in London.

Mixer death boss jailed for cultivating cannabis

Thurrock Gazette:

6:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A MAN turned to drug dealing after allegations he murdered an employee destroyed his business, a court was told.

Pensioner in lucky escape as gas blast rips through home - 12 others evacuated

Thurrock Gazette: ESSEX: Four year fire dispute ends

10:30pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

AN 82 year-old woman had a lucky escape after a gas explosion in her kitchen blew out a wall and destroyed a conservatory.

The Hairy Bikers coming to Lakeside this Friday

Thurrock Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE Hairy Bikers are coming to Lakeside to promote their low-calories recipes book “The Hairy Dieters, Good Eating”.

We talk to the candidates as West Thurrock & South Stifford gears up for vote

Thurrock Gazette: BREAKING: Tories retain control of Hillingdon despite losing five seats to Labour

2:34pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

VOTERS in the West Thurrock and South Stifford ward are heading to the polls tomorrow.

Thurrock MP welcomes news on new rape crisis centres

Thurrock Gazette: Jackie Doyle-Price

9:58am Wednesday 15th October 2014

THURROCK MP Jackie Doyle-Price has welcomed the announcement that the Government has achieved its target of opening 15 new rape crisis centres and providing funds for existing rape crisis services.

Prospective MP speaks up against disability hate crime

Thurrock Gazette:

7:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A PROSPECTIVE Labour MP has spoken up against disability hate crime.

Ambulance boss praises staff commitment during strike

Thurrock Gazette:

3:40pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

THE East of England Ambulance boss has praised staff for their hard work during the strike on Monday.

Have a free heart check

Thurrock Gazette:

10:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A PHARMACY is offering free heart checks as part of a national All About Health campaign, called 50 Hearts.

Thurrock joins European knowledge project

Thurrock Gazette: LIVE: Full Thurrock Council meeting

7:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

THURROCK Council has embarked on a project with a cross-European group of organisations in a bid to share knowledge.

Indie pop group set to officially open new South Essex College campus

Thurrock Gazette:

3:59pm Monday 13th October 2014

SCOUTING For Girls are to play at the official opening of the new £45million South Essex College campus in Grays.

Skills minister visits Thurrock campus of South Essex College

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Monday 13th October 2014

SOUTH Essex College in Grays played host to a special guest last week.

Apply for secondary school places in time

Thurrock Gazette: LIVE: Full Thurrock Council meeting

2:36pm Monday 13th October 2014

THE deadline to apply for a place at secondary school in Thurrock is fast approaching.

Schools take part in cycle challenge

Thurrock Gazette:

2:21pm Monday 13th October 2014

NINE primary schools across Thurrock have been cycling, scooting and walking to and from school in the last two weeks to rack up 840 miles.

New pictures reveal how free flow tolling will transform Dartford Crossing

Thurrock Gazette: How the Dartford Crossing looks now

12:28pm Monday 13th October 2014

THE Highways Agency has released images showing how the introduction of free-flow tolling at the Dartford Crossing will completely transform the road layout.

Police looking for woman in connection with theft of Chanel sunglasses from Lakeside

Thurrock Gazette:

11:37am Monday 13th October 2014

POLICE are looking for a woman in connection with the theft of designer sunglasses worth hundreds of pounds from Lakeside Shopping Centre last month.

Woman appalled after being told to bin dead cat

Thurrock Gazette:

11:00am Monday 13th October 2014

A WOMAN is appalled after reporting a dead cat to Thurrock Council – only to be told to throw the animal in a bin.

Thousands of students flock to Lakeside for special event

Thurrock Gazette:

11:08am Monday 13th October 2014

THOUSANDS of students were at Intu Lakeside on Wednesday for a night of discounts and entertainment.

UPDATED: Trains now running following flood delays

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

11:00am Monday 13th October 2014

A signal failure on the c2c line has forced the rail operater into cancelling a host of train services.

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