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Jim Davidson set to raise a smile in Thurrock

Thurrock Gazette:

5:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

CELEBRITY Big Brother winner, Jim Davidson, is to perform two shows in Thurrock over the next few months.

Cadets plant poppies at Tower of London

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

CADETS, officers and committee members from the Thurrock Sea Cadets visited the Tower of London to see the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red display of ceramic poppies.

Marathon marvels at Gable Hall

Thurrock Gazette:

10:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

STUDENTS from Gable Hall School took part in a marathon challenge for charity.

Woman thanks kind-hearted motorists who helped when her dog was run over

Thurrock Gazette:

7:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

AWOMAN has thanked people who rushed to help after her dog was run over.

Enjoy night of soul music at The Welcome Club

Thurrock Gazette:

6:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

SEVENTIES and eighties tribute band will be performing at the Welcome Club, in Stanford-le-Hope, this weekend.

Your Gazette: Putting a smile on our faces

Thurrock Gazette:

3:44pm Friday 24th October 2014

THIS week, Wayne Riley, clinical dental technician, at Changing Faces Denture Clinic, Chafford 100 Dental Care, Drake Road, Grays, tells us why he loves it here...

Motorists advised to avoid M25 following earlier crash

Thurrock Gazette:

12:55pm Friday 24th October 2014

MOTORISTS are advised to avoid the M25 following a multi-vehicle collision on the Essex bound track of the motorway.

Woman trapped following crash in Tilbury

Thurrock Gazette:

10:17am Friday 24th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to release a woman trapped in a vehicle following a crash in Tilbury.

Ukip councillor pays emotional tribute to late wife

Thurrock Gazette:

10:00am Friday 24th October 2014

ROBERT Ray, a Ukip councillor, paid an emotional tribute to his late wife - telling council colleagues how nothing gave her more pride than serving her community.

Improving Thurrock's homes

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

9:44am Friday 24th October 2014

THE number of Thurrock Council tenants seeking repairs to their homes is falling because the council is taking pre-emptive action improving its stock of homes.

Neighbours seek end to gas works after lucky blast escape

Thurrock Gazette:

6:30am Friday 24th October 2014

RESIDENTS in Corringham have issued urgent calls for gas main replacement work in their road to be completed after an elderly woman had a lucky escape in a gas explosion in her home.

Volunteer opportunities available at borough libraries

Thurrock Gazette:

2:20pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

VOLUNTEERS are being sought to support two of Thurrock Council’s library services.

Council leader: We take child abuse very seriously

Thurrock Gazette: Thurrock Council leader John Kent wants parents to apply in good time.

2:17pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE work put in by Thurrock Council to prevent a child sex scandal like Rotherham was set out by council leader John Kent last night.

Investigation into animals recovered from travellers site in Aveley continues

Thurrock Gazette: ANIMAL WELFARE: The RSPCA prosecuted a 20-year-old woman for causing suffering to her dogs

11:59am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE RSPCA is continuing to investigate after it recovered more than 80 animals from a travellers site in Aveley.

Council under fire for its home school policy

Thurrock Gazette: Graham Stuart

11:05am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THURROCK Council has come under fire for acting "beyond its power" when it comes to parents choosing how their child is educated...and has been told to urgently change its policy.

'End crash misery at Orsett blind spot' resident appeals

Thurrock Gazette:

6:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

AFED-UP resident has made a fresh appeal for a stretch of road in Orsett to be improved after witnessing two crashes in less than a month.

Thurrock full council meeting

Thurrock Gazette: Thurrock Council

7:04pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Live blog of tonight's full meeting of Thurrock Council

Police appeal as man appears in court over alleged assault at South Ockendon train station

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

4:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A man has appeared in court charged with robbery, threatening a person with an offensive weapon and two counts of assault by beating.

I almost died on route to the Lakeside shops - Patricia tells of her stroke scare and praises care at Basildon Hospital's hyper acute stroke unit

Thurrock Gazette:

4:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WHEN Patricia Barnes set off for Lakeside for a spot of shopping, it wasn’t going to be the laidback trip she had bargained for.

Jury clears Thurrock Councillor Clare Baldwin of benefit fraud

Thurrock Gazette: Clare Baldwin

3:52pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Councillor Baldwin, who has represented the Tilbury Riverside and Thurrock Park ward since 2011, had been standing trial at Basildon Crown Court this week over claims she made a false statement in March 2012 with a view to obtaining housing and council tax benefit.

Stolen luxury cars and parts intercepted at Port of Tilbury and London Gateway

Thurrock Gazette:

12:15pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SIX stolen cars and £280,000 worth of stolen BMW parts were intercepted by specialist police forces at the Port of Tilbury and London Gateway.

Members to discuss the council's set up and the way it elects councillors at meeting tonight

Thurrock Gazette: Thurrock Council

11:33am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

COUNCILLORS will discuss returning to a committee system and implementing elections once every four years at a meeting tonight.

Police and council plan Halloween and Guy Fawkes Night blitz

Thurrock Gazette: Hope Support Services aim to make it a spooky Halloween for Herefordshire motorists.

9:52am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

POLICE will work with Thurrock Council to keep things in order this Halloween and Guy Fawkes Night.

Fans young and old queue to meet West Ham legend Sir Trevor

Thurrock Gazette:

11:54pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Sir Trevor Brooking speaks to us about his new book, West Ham, England and young footballers during a trip to Lakeside

Students at South Ockendon primary school say goodbye to old willow tree

Thurrock Gazette:

7:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

STAFF and students at a South Ockendon primary school are saying goodbye to a much loved willow tree.

Ofsted gives another Grays primary the thumbs up

Thurrock Gazette:

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A HEAD teacher was left delighted after Ofsted judged his school to be “good”.

Breast cancer group's Tina single for charity

Thurrock Gazette:

7:07pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A GROUP of ten Thurrock women passionate about raising funds to fight breast cancer are proving to be simply the best!

Thurrock Councillor accused of benefit fraud standing trial

Thurrock Gazette: Clare Baldwin

6:24pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Clare Baldwin, who has represented the Tilbury Riverside and Thurrock Park ward since 2011, has been standing trial at Basildon Crown Court this week over claims she made a false statement in March 2012 with a view to obtaining housing and council tax benefit.

Top police officer charged with making indecent images of children

Thurrock Gazette: Thurrock Chief Inspector Ben Hodder

2:15pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A TOP police officer from Thurrock has been charged with two counts of making indecent images of children.

Gable Hall students succeed in marathon challenge

Thurrock Gazette:

1:59pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

STUDENTS from Gable Hall School took part in a marathon challenge to raise money for charity.

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.







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