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Ben Hobby (right) and Ross O'Dell

Man jailed after stealing from his own grandparents

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Residents at Orsett Village Hall. Picture by Matthew Jackson.

Residents pushing forward with fight against new Thames crossing proposals

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Preparing for the start of the Town Cup on a breezy day on the River Crouch photo by Sue Pelling

Enjoy arts and culture in Essex this weekend

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View – looking south across western lakeside in 1985

Do you remember life before Lakeside? 10 old pictures of Thurrock before the shopping centre was built

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Tom Hardy was spotted filming in Tilbury

Hollywood superstar Tom Hardy spotted filming in the nude in Tilbury

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The blazing bungalow at Brook Drive, Fobbing

Firefighters tackle bungalow blaze in Fobbing

Thurrock and Kent residents unite behind petition against second Thames Crossing

Thurrock and Kent residents unite behind petition against second Thames Crossing

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Two lorry accident causes gridlock in West Thurrock

Bridge closure and accident cause gridlock in West Thurrock

Have you been offered puppy Ralph? Police appeal for information after Dachshund is stolen during burglary

Have you been offered puppy Ralph? Police appeal for information after Dachshund is stolen during burglary

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Darren Rolfe

Man and woman jailed for sexual offences against children

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QE2 bridge closed due to strong winds

QE2 bridge closed due to strong winds

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The travellers' caravans can be seen at the far end of Grays Beach car park

Council under fire after travellers pitch up at Grays Beach

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Five men arrested and man in critical condition after quad bike accident

Five men arrested and man in critical condition after quad bike accident

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The real Dad’s Army – members of the Coalhouse Fort Home Guard platoon in the Second World Wa r

Down Memory Lane - Life on the home front

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Overrunning engineering works cause problems on c2c line

Overrunning engineering works cause problems on c2c line

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Failings – Norris Ryan died after being readmitted to Basildon Hospital

Care home and hospital failed former teacher, says coroner

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Experience counts – nurse Suzanne Reynolds was worried when she noticed baby Jacob was sitting with his head tilted. Inset: Hannah Tiplady with a now recovered Jacob

Nurse who saved the life of ill tot ‘used experience’

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Groups failed to spot sick child’s neglect

Groups failed to spot sick child’s neglect

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Residents meeting to take place in Orsett this weekend to discuss new Thames crossing plans

Thames crossing action group to meet in Orsett this weekend to discuss proposals

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Former Thurrock councillor Terry Brookes

Fomer Thurrock councillor Terry Brookes re-bailed following arrest on suspicion of possession of child porn

Councillors recommend 3.99 per cent hike in council tax

Councillors recommend 3.99 per cent hike in council tax

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Claire Thompson, a South Essex teacher, felt "like a new person" after her course

St Luke's Hospice offers last few places on free HOPE course for people living or recovering from cancer

Sporting fun – coach Laura Kavanagh and Stifford Clays Primary headteacher Anthony Peltier with the participating pupils

Stifford Clays school offers help to disabled youngsters with Paralympic-style competition

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Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of couple after knife attack in Basildon home

Man charged with attempted murder of couple after knife attack in Basildon home

C2C still defending its new timetables despite claims overcrowding is still an issue

C2C still defending its new timetables despite claims overcrowding is still an issue

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Teacher recruitment "crisis" leaves Essex with major staff shortage

Teacher recruitment "crisis" leaves Essex with major staff shortage

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Rescued foal Violet, now hoped to make a full recovery

Injured foal ‘Violet’ rescued after being found with wounded leg in Tilbury

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Signs of a stroke? You must act F.A.S.T urges ambulance service

Signs of a stroke? You must act F.A.S.T urges ambulance service

Costa Coffee is coming to Grays

Costa Coffee set to open in Grays

Appeal to trace man in connection with racially aggravated offence

Appeal to trace man in connection with racially aggravated offence

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Poundland take over from 99p store in Grays Shopping Centre

Poundland take over from 99p store in Grays Shopping Centre

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Woolings Close, off Baker Street in Orsett

Residents plea over new Thames crossing: ‘We don’t want to leave our homes’

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Ford redundancy announcement could put Essex jobs at risk

Ford redundancy announcement could put Essex jobs at risk

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L-R: Robert Audsley, project manager, and Martin Potts, consultation manager

Highways defend sending letter to residents saying 'we need your homes' over new Thames crossing

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Not even queues can stop residents having their say over new Thames crossing proposals

Not even queues can stop residents having their say over new Thames crossing proposals

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Nick Alston (left) was part of a panel which included MP Stephen Metcalfe and Chief Insp Leigh Norris

Essex police chief: We can only respond to 600 calls per day

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Wanted: Police appeal to trace teenager after Basildon criminal damage incident

Wanted: Police appeal to trace teenager after Basildon criminal damage incident

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Count Duckula coming to a stage near you

Count Duckula coming to a stage near you

Parent Alan Marks, shocked at Kenningtons School ban on juice

Parents shocked after being told children only allowed to drink water at Kenningtons Academy

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Yeezy does it

Kanye West is set to perform in Thurrock

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BT broadband down across Essex as company suffers nationwide outage

BT broadband down across Essex as company suffers nationwide outage

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Would Thursday's traffic chaos been different with a new crossing in place?

Would Thursday's traffic chaos been different with a new crossing in place?

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John Kent, left, alongside John Balch from Nwes, which is managing the project

Grays courthouse back open as £3.6m business centre

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NHS boss doesn't rule of south Essex hospital merger

NHS boss doesn't rule of south Essex hospital merger

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The SS17 meeting panel of PCC Nick Alston, Councillor James Halden, MP Stephen Metcalfe and Chief Inspector Leigh Norris

Police say they can only reach “half” of 1,200 incidents a day

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V Festival line-up to be announced later this month

V Festival line-up to be announced later this month

Council to offer free internet lessons this month as part of national campaign

Council to offer free internet lessons this month as part of national campaign

Acting chief fire officer Adam Eckley said: “This consultation will shape the future role of Essex Fire and Rescue Service as we prepare for the future"

Have your say on the future of Essex's fire service: Public consultation starts today

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Meet medium Tony at the Thameside

Meet medium Tony at the Thameside

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Thank you so much – Hannah with baby Jacob

Parents praise nurse at Basildon Hospital who saved their nine-week-old baby's life

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