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Pub opening extension binned

Thurrock Gazette:

10:23am Monday 28th July 2014

A COMMUNITY park has been granted an alcohol and entertainment license while a pub has seen a requested extension refused.

IN PICTURES: Sun shines as stars come out for borough's celebration

Thurrock Gazette:

9:35am Monday 28th July 2014

THE sun shone over Grays Beach park as national and local stars came out for Thurrock Festival 2015.

Girl, seven, qualifies for Crufts

Thurrock Gazette:

12:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A SEVEN year old girl’s Shetland sheepdog has qualified for next year’s Crufts.

Investigation launched into fire in block of flats

Thurrock Gazette: webpix fire engine emergency services firefighter

9:39am Sunday 27th July 2014

AN investigation has been launched following a fire in a block of flats.

Council leader invokes Blair over school improvement

Thurrock Gazette: John Kent

3:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

PRIMARY schools in Thurrock are now performing above the national average, the leader of the council has announced.

Wedding ring stolen from Lakeside

Thurrock Gazette:

2:35pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A WEDDING ring was stolen after being left behind a shop till, police are investigating.

Why Cayton feels 100%

Thurrock Gazette:

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

A SCHOOL leaver has followed in her sister’s footsteps in not missing a single day of school.

Disgust at travellers' site rubbish

Thurrock Gazette:

8:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A HUGE pile of rubbish next to an unauthorised travellers’ site was set on fire.

Councillor: Residents hiring fly-tippers will be prosecuted

Thurrock Gazette: Picture taken by Colin Madge of fly-tipping in Fairwater

6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

RESIDENTS have been warned by the council that they could be prosecuted if they pay someone to dispose of their rubbish who then dumps it.

Six fire crews called to huge grass fire

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

6:45pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Six fire crews were called to tackle a huge grass fire close to the South Essex College campus. 

Police drugs crackdown a big success

Thurrock Gazette: webpix police generic

6:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

NEARLY 150 charges have been brought against alleged drug dealers across south Essex in one of Essex Police’s most successful drugs busts.

Man shot and wounded with an air gun in Grays

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

4:26pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A MAN was shot with an air gun as walked to Grays town centre.

Saleswoman gives up career for dogs

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Cath Lumley, 43, founded Dogtopia Pet Services in 2005 after a career in sales in which constant travelling meant she was unable to spend as much time with her dogs as she would like.

Car set alight in Chafford Hundred

Thurrock Gazette:

2:32pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A CAR in Chafford Hundred had its window smashed before being set on fire.

Chemical spillage at supermarket after vehicle overturns

Thurrock Gazette: ESSEX: Four year fire dispute ends

1:56pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A MAN required treatment after inhaling battery acid fumes which wafted through the air after a cleaning vehicle overturned in a supermarket car park.

6,000 litres of illegal alcohol intercepted at Port of Tilbury

Thurrock Gazette: Alcohol seizure at PoT

12:59pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A 6,000-litre haul of Nigerian spirits was in intercepted by Border Force officers at the Port of Tilbury.

Waste plant rapped by Environment Agency

Thurrock Gazette: Environment Agency inspect beck

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A RECYCLING plant has been criticised by the Environment Agency for storing unauthorised waste after residents complained of a noxious stench hanging over their village.

Government cuts "unprecedented" - but there's always room for wine

Thurrock Gazette:

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A COUNCILLOR claimed in a meeting some council services could be scrapped altogether because of government cuts.

Fire Authority accuse firefighters of "misleading the public" over cuts

Thurrock Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

ESSEX Fire Service bosses have hit out at Grays firefighters’ attempts to “mislead the public” over cuts at the station.

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.

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