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Help find missing terrier Gillie

Thurrock Gazette: Gillie

10:21am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FAMILY is calling for help in finding a beloved Yorkshire Terrier who went missing.

UKIP on course to win in Thurrock next year, poll finds

Thurrock Gazette: Tim Aker

10:01am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

UKIP will win in Thurrock at next year’s general election, a poll of the borough has found.

Thurrock vs Portsmouth

Thurrock Gazette:

7:15pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Live text commentary as Thurrock welcome League Two club Portsmouth

20 tonnes of manure alight in Corringham

Thurrock Gazette:

7:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS tackled a huge fire involving 20 tonnes of manure.

Manure fire in Corringham

Thurrock Gazette:

6:20pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MORE than 20 tonnes of manure caught fire in Corringham.

Figures show a fall in the number of casualties on borough's roads

Thurrock Gazette:

5:38pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE number of people killed or seriously injured in traffic accidents in Thurrock fell significantly in the first half of this year, according to police figures.

Rylan takes place beside Victorian greats

Thurrock Gazette: Rylan with 'Sparkey'

2:17pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

RYLAN Clark is to take his place alongside Queen Victoria, Charles Darwin and the Brontë sisters – in the National Portrait Gallery.

UKIP leader: I didn't do it

Thurrock Gazette: Robert Ray

12:40pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

UKIP leader Robert Ray has pleaded not guilty to driving while more than twice over the drink drive limit.

Thurrock MP welcomes London crossing consultation

Thurrock Gazette: Campaigning – Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle-Price, foreground, at Orsett Heath

9:19am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TRANSPORT for London are consulting on a number of options for new river crossings in East London.

Are you being scammed on your passport?

Thurrock Gazette: PASSPORT PROBLEMS: Stephen Doughty MP has called on the Government to provide a refund for people who have had to pay to have their passport applications upgraded, as a result of the crisis in the Passport Offic

10:41am Monday 21st July 2014

RESIDENTS are being warned to be on their guard against “copycat” websites after a number of older people were scammed while renewing their passports.

Rain hammers Thurrock after series of electrical storms light up the borough's skies - and don't forget the intense heat in between!

Thurrock Gazette: Storms Over Essex

9:41pm Sunday 20th July 2014

THURROCK was bombarded by all sorts of extreme weather this weekend as it was reported a record amount of rain fell today.

First bin collection in two weeks causes stink

Thurrock Gazette: CHINGFORD: Late refuse collections cause a stink

8:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

PUBLIC sector workers went on strike across Thurrock last Thursday - meaning bins were collected for the first time in two weeks this week.

Yob: Car attacks caused by stress

Thurrock Gazette: Lee Brewer

7:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

A VANDAL repeatedly defaced cars in a street because he was “stressed at work” and “fed up of being tailgated in his car”.

Write a poem for £1,000

Thurrock Gazette: There was significant disruption to the M25 and gridlock on Thurrock's roads after the bridge was closed on three separate occasions due to high winds over Christmas.

6:24pm Friday 18th July 2014

A POEM about any town or village in Thurrock could land its writer a tidy £1,000.

VIDEO: Amazing videos of armed raiders who stormed Lakeside shopping centre and in just THREE minutes bagged £1.9MILLION of jewellery...

Thurrock Gazette:

11:30am Friday 18th July 2014

SENSATIONAL footage shows armed and masked raiders breaking into Lakeside before looting a store.

100-year-old school has two reasons for a celebration

Thurrock Gazette: Marina Cole at Aveley

10:00am Friday 18th July 2014

AVELEY Primary School received its best Ofsted report in more than 12 years...days after celebrating its 100th anniversary.

Drunken man 'had knife at station'

6:00am Friday 18th July 2014

AMAN caught with a carving knife in his backpack at a railway station, claimed he was on his way to his mum’s barbecue.

Armed raiders jailed after Lakeside heist

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

7:11pm Thursday 17th July 2014

ARMED raiders have been jailed for seven years after stealing watches and jewellery worth nearly £2m from a jewellery store in Thurrock.

'Smash and burn' Romanian gang jailed

Thurrock Gazette:

6:55pm Thursday 17th July 2014

EIGHT men have been jailed for a £2m jewellery heist in which they set fire to barricades and a polce car.

Two acres of field burns as mercury soars

Thurrock Gazette: The Pinzgauer off road vehicle

4:22pm Thursday 17th July 2014

TWO acres of grass caught fire as temperatures soared to 27°C.

Ship fire at Tilbury docks

Thurrock Gazette: Ariel shot of Tilbury Dock

3:28pm Thursday 17th July 2014

FIRE crews dealt with a blaze on a ship Tilbury docks earlier this afternoon.

Birds of prey to swoop in on Orsett Show

Thurrock Gazette:

2:26pm Thursday 17th July 2014

BIRDS of prey will be a highlight of the Orsett Show this year with two displays from the Imperial Bird of Prey Academy.

Failing school to be "good" in 2015

Thurrock Gazette:

12:22pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A SCHOOL that was judged to be failing last year is “rapidly improving” with record exam results.

Work starts on new costume centre

Thurrock Gazette:

11:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

WORK has started on the Royal Opera House costume centre, the latest addition to the High House Production Park.

A13 Londonbound to close tonight

Thurrock Gazette: Serious crash causes road closure in Ponsanooth

10:53am Thursday 17th July 2014

MOTORISTS are advised to avoid the A13 Londonbound tonight as closes for emergency resurfacing.

Festival and college open day set to bring town to life

Thurrock Gazette:

9:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

GRAYS town centre is due to come alive this weekend for the town’s annual street festival.

Fun day for cash for Kelly

Thurrock Gazette: Kelly Murray

6:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

A FUNDRAISING event is being held in South Ockendon on Sunday for a woman who was told in January that she had a year to live.

VIDEO: Thurrock's £45million town centre South Essex College is all set for a new era.

Thurrock Gazette:

11:10pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

THURROCK'S South Essex College campus was officially launched last Friday - and the college's boss can not wait for a new era to begin.

12-year-old arrested on knife charge

Thurrock Gazette:

5:19pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A BOY of 12 has been charged with taking a knife into school and threatening to kill two pupils.

Crossing tolls suspended following lorry smash

Thurrock Gazette: M25 traffic

5:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

THE Dartford Crossing tolls have been suspended following a four-lorry smash.

A13 and Dartford Tunnel accidents bring traffic to a halt

Thurrock Gazette: The Dartford Crossing.

2:06pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

TWO accidents involving multiple vehicles have stopped traffic on the A13 and the Dartford Crossing.

Fuel spill closes A13

Thurrock Gazette:

2:15pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

HUNDREDS of litres of diesel have spilled onto the A13

Man charged with indecent exposure on Grays train

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

1:46pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A MAN has been charged with indecently exposing himself while travelling on a train to Grays.

Essex County Council angry at crossing decision delay

Thurrock Gazette: Councillor Kevin Bentley, deputy leader of Essex County Council, said the funding already brought into the county was fantastic, especially in the tough economic climate.

11:28am Wednesday 16th July 2014

ESSEX County Council is disappointed that the Government is to delay making an announcement on where a new River Thames crossing will be located.

Giant badger to open disaster playground

Thurrock Gazette:

10:30am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A GIANT badger will be opening a play area based on a disaster which destroyed a lighthouse.

Karis event raises thousands

Thurrock Gazette:

6:12pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

MORE than 4,000 people turned out to raise a whopping £17,000 for a charity concert in memory of Karis May Darling.

Dog fouler doubles court costs by dropping appeal

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

2:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A MAN who was fined for letting his dog foul in a public place has almost doubled his costs by dropping an appeal.

Transport Association hits out at Government's "failure to provide definite answer" on crossing

Thurrock Gazette: Is this how the free-flow toll system at the Dartford Crossing will look?

11:25am Tuesday 15th July 2014

ONE of the UK's largest trade associations has hit out at the Government's "failure to provide a definite answer" over a new river crossing and urged it to make a decision "sooner rather than later".

Government to look in more detail at new crossing options before making decision

Thurrock Gazette: The Dartford Crossing

11:09am Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE Government is to take a closer look at the options for a new Thames river crossing before announcing a preference.

Video: Sole searching for the truth behind estuary fish stocks

Thurrock Gazette: David Alexander and Josh Hatton

10:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

BOSSES at London Gateway have insisted that their huge programme of making the river deeper has not affected fish stocks in the Thames.

Cash up for grabs in high street 'ghost towns'

Thurrock Gazette:

10:36am Tuesday 15th July 2014

BUSINESSES in Thurrock could receive up to £3,000 from the council to tidy up their shop fronts.

Essex set for a scorcher!

Thurrock Gazette:

6:35pm Monday 14th July 2014

TEMPERATURES are set to soar to 30 degrees as Essex gears up for a scorching week.

Essex's own Prince Charming to join panto

Thurrock Gazette:

5:12pm Monday 14th July 2014

A DANCING on Ice star is the star as a charming prince in a new pantomime coming to Thameside Theatre.

Essex Fest cancelled as council and police "withdraw licences"

Thurrock Gazette: Ms Dynamite comes to Watford for charity gig

1:42pm Monday 14th July 2014

A MUSIC festival aimed at attracting 10,000 people to Thurrock has been cancelled less than a week before it was set to begin.

Video: Family discover three grenades on day out at the beach

Thurrock Gazette:

11:44am Monday 14th July 2014

BOMB disposal experts were called to Dovercourt beach on Saturday after Second World War grenades were found on the sand.

Thurrock man sexually assaulted on tube

Thurrock Gazette:

11:11am Monday 14th July 2014

A THURROCK man was sexually assaulted on a late night tube train after D-Day celebrations.

Drink-driver crashed into security office

Thurrock Gazette: Oskar Liepnieks

9:07am Monday 14th July 2014

A DRUNK driver who crashed in to a security hut, injuring two security guards, has been banned from driving for two years.

Slimmers want you to race for life

Thurrock Gazette:

8:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

MORE than 200 slimmers will be supporting Race for Life in aid of cancer research – and want you to join them.

South Ockendon academy "good" as tide begins to turn with borough's primary schools

Thurrock Gazette: Private pre-school closes ahead of damning Ofsted report

7:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

KENNINGTON Primary Academey has been rated "good" by Ofsted.

Ava, six, beats the rest to earn big cookie prize

Thurrock Gazette:

2:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

A SIX-YEAR-OLD girl has won a giant biscuit in a health challenge.

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