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Silent Witness stars film in Croyton

Thurrock Gazette:

9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

CORYTON became the location for a hit BBC show on Monday as film crews descended on the former oil refinery.

Man claims mistreatment during armed officer raid

Thurrock Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

A MAN suffering skin cancer claims he was “mistreated” during a raid on his home in Corringham.

Fed up resident SUPER GLUES his hand to council desk

Thurrock Gazette: Thurrock Council

11:58pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A FED up resident super glued his hand to a Thurrock Council desk during a visit to Civic Offices.

Church members clean-up alleyway

Thurrock Gazette:

4:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

MEMBERS of the All Saints Church held their annual clean-up this month.

Police appeal for information on teenager missing from Tilbury

Thurrock Gazette:

3:13pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

POLICE are appealing for information on a teenage girl who has been missing from her home in Tilbury since August.

Grays Foundation remembers Anthonia

Thurrock Gazette:

10:49am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A CHARITY walk to raise funds for a special foundation was undertaken by friends and family of Anthonia Afelumo.

Owner delighted as brewery bags itself a spot in Good Beer Guide 2015

Thurrock Gazette:

7:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A MAN who gave up his job to set up a brewery from his kitchen has seen his ales recognised in the Good Beer Guide.

Ormiston Park head teacher retires

Thurrock Gazette:

5:35pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE head teacher at Ormiston Park Academy has retired from the role.

War of words over the future of LED lights in Thurrock

Thurrock Gazette: John Kent and Rob Gledhill

5:18pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A NEW war of words has broken out between leading councillors over the future of LED lights in the borough.

c2c apologises to passengers with cash back offer

Thurrock Gazette: Julian Drury, Managing Director of C2C

2:38pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

SOUTH Essex train operator c2c is offering cash back to passengers as an apology for delays caused on the line last week.

VIDEO: 'Bonnie and Clyde' couple suspected of stealing £500,000 of goods, go on the run...Video released of police car/bike being rammed

Thurrock Gazette:

2:17pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

TERRIFYING video footage showing police vehicles being rammed has been released by Essex Police.

Man attempts to rape woman after attacking her from behind in alleyway

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

12:23pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A MAN attempted to rape a woman in an alleyway.

New housing development in Grays proves to be a success

Thurrock Gazette:

11:21am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A NEW housing development in Grays has proved to be successful after selling 21 homes before its launch this winter.

Thurrock Council lead the way in child protection with MASH

Thurrock Gazette:

10:23am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THURROCK COUNCIL is leading the way in protecting children from harm and abuse, through an innovative single “hub” where all the various agencies are based.

Coryton's iconic towers to be demolished

Thurrock Gazette:

7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE south Essex skyline is set to change forever after a deal to demolish Coryton’s iconic towers and chimneys was struck.

Thurrock waste collectors to go on strike

Thurrock Gazette: LIVE: Full Thurrock Council meeting

3:32pm Monday 15th September 2014

WASTE collectors across Thurrock are due to go on strike from this Thursday.

99 bus route celebrates second anniversary

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE second anniversary of the revamped 99 bus route through Tilbury has been celebrated.

Man suffers serious injury after being stabbed in Grays

Thurrock Gazette:

2:18pm Monday 15th September 2014

A MAN has suffered a serious internal injury after being stabbed in Grays yesterday.

Veteran praised for Burma Star achievements

Thurrock Gazette:

11:11am Monday 15th September 2014

A TOP Thurrock veteran was awarded with a special presentation during a council meeting last week.

Lifeboat launched to stricken sailing yacht

Thurrock Gazette:

10:01am Monday 15th September 2014

A LIFEBOAT was launched to a stricken sailing yacht suffering with engine failure on Saturday.

St John Ambulance in Corringham celebrate summer fete

Thurrock Gazette:

9:00am Monday 15th September 2014

ST John Ambulance in Corringham held its first summer fete on Saturday, August 30, at St John Hall, in Chestnut Walk.

Family of five left homeless after fire tears through shop and flat in Grays High Street

Thurrock Gazette:

9:14pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A FAMILY of five were left homeless earlier today after fire ripped through a flat above a shop in High Street, Grays.

Royal Opera House need volunteers

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

THE Royal Opera House’s Thurrock centre is looking for volunteers.

Les rolls in for a nostalgia trip

Thurrock Gazette:

10:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

SEVENTIES heartthrob Les McKeown will be coming to Thurrock next month to sing for fans of his former chart-topping band, the Bay City Rollers.

Five left homeless after flat fire in Grays

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

9:55am Sunday 14th September 2014

FIVE people have been left homeless following a flat fire in Grays this morning.

Community groups need votes for cash

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

FOUR community groups in Grays have been shortlisted for a grant.

The Essex Entertainment Awards is heading to Grays

Thurrock Gazette:

10:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

THE ESSEX Entertainment Awards winners will be announced and the winners presented with their prizes in Thurrock this year.

Thurrock Council warns residents against scam mail

Thurrock Gazette:

3:01pm Friday 12th September 2014

THURROCK Council are warning residents about the dangers of scam mail.

Explosion at power plant

Thurrock Gazette:

2:15pm Friday 12th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have been called after an explosion at Coryton Power Station.

Grays post office gets a big revamp

Thurrock Gazette:

2:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

A POST office in Grays celebrated a new-look launch last month.

Thieves use wheelbarrow to smash into business premises

Thurrock Gazette:

12:58pm Friday 12th September 2014

A GROUP of thieves used a wheelbarrow to smash a window and break into a business premises in West Thurrock last month.

Teen murder accused pleads not guilty

Thurrock Gazette: Second court appearance for teenager accused of murdering 14-year-old Breck Bednar in Grays

12:57pm Friday 12th September 2014

A TEENAGER accused of murdering a school boy in Grays has denied the charge.

Ukip councillor denies drink drive charge

Thurrock Gazette: Robert Ray

12:11pm Friday 12th September 2014

THE former leader of Ukip in Thurrock has denied drinking driving after a party attended by Nigel Farage.

Police looking for two men in connection with theft at Lakeside Shopping Centre

Thurrock Gazette:

12:10pm Friday 12th September 2014

POLICE in Thurrock are looking for two men in connection with a theft at Lakeside.

Road in Grays closed following crash

Thurrock Gazette:

11:37am Friday 12th September 2014

A ROAD in Grays has been closed following an accident involving a lorry.

Motorist driven nuts... by a squirrel's secret stash

Thurrock Gazette:

9:00am Friday 12th September 2014

A MOTORIST who asked the garage to investigate a funny noise under his bonnet was shocked to find the cause...a squirrel had been using it to store hundreds of nuts!

Council job cuts lead to claim of ‘salami-slicing’

Thurrock Gazette: John Kent and Rob Gledhill

7:30am Friday 12th September 2014

THE leader of the Tory group on Thurrock Council has accused the Labour-led council of “salami slicing” after it was announced at least 200 jobs would go.

Latest developments on a new Lower Thames Crossing

Thurrock Gazette: The Dartford Crossing

6:33pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Live updates from a public meeting discussing the very latest developments on proposals for a new Lower Thames river crossing

VIDEO: Government consultant "told council" new crossing Option D is as valid as other options

Thurrock Gazette:

11:46pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A GOVERNMENT consultant, who carried out a consultation on five new river crossing options in 2009, told Thurrock Council that Option D is just as valid an option as Option C.

Fate of Thurrock's first Parish Council to be decided by March

Thurrock Gazette: MP Stephen Metcalfe with the petition and members of Frost Estate Residents’ Association

3:53pm Thursday 11th September 2014

COUNCILLORS could decide the future of the borough’s first ever parish council by March.

Thirteen seats remain empty at Thurrock full council meeting

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

3:15pm Thursday 11th September 2014

THIRTEEN councillors failed to turn up at a full council meeting in Thurrock last night.

Border Force sniffs out four million illegal cigarettes at port

Thurrock Gazette:

3:06pm Thursday 11th September 2014

MORE than four million illegal cigarettes have been seized at the Port of Purfleet.

Police looking for two men who are wanted on recall to prison

Thurrock Gazette:

2:22pm Thursday 11th September 2014

POLICE are appealing for information on two men who are wanted on recall to prison.

Growth funding for Two Forts Way

Thurrock Gazette: £1million could be spent at Coalhouse Fort in the next few years

2:09pm Thursday 11th September 2014

SOME of the money secured in the summer for sustainable transport and cycling improvements across the borough will be used to finish the public way between Thurrock’s two historic forts – Coalhouse and Tilbury.

Man foiled in bid to burgle two Stanford homes in 20 minutes

Thurrock Gazette: Silvertown Avenue

2:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A MAN was foiled in his attempt to burgle two houses in Stanford-le-Hope within the space of 20 minutes.

Completion of verge hardening projects backed by council

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

11:30am Thursday 11th September 2014

A MOTION was passed to complete the verge hardening projects in parts of the borough after a petition was handed in to the council yesterday evening.

Your Gazette: Working to make the town better

Thurrock Gazette:

11:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

DEBBIE Nyman is senior manager at Money Matters pawnbrokers, in Grays High Street.

Students urged to beware of train thieves targeting gadgets

Thurrock Gazette: police

11:34am Thursday 11th September 2014

TRANSPORT police are ramping up patrols to protect university students from thieves who have been given branded names to describe how they target victims.

Memorial service to be held for Andy Smith

Thurrock Gazette:

10:33am Thursday 11th September 2014

A MEMORIAL service is set to be held for Councillor Andy Smith who passed away last month.

Care Act cap warning from councillor

Thurrock Gazette: Cllr Barbara Rice

10:16am Thursday 11th September 2014

A COUNCILLOR has warned people to not expect too much from the new Care Act provision.

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