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Detective sacked for accessing police data for personal use

Thurrock Gazette: Essex Police Headquarters in Chelmsford

6:11pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A DETECTIVE who used sensitive police data for “a personal matter” has been sacked.

Journey planners to offer borough travel advice

Thurrock Gazette: Cycling is a fantastic way to get fit

12:55pm Thursday 24th April 2014

PERSONAL Journey Planners (PJP) will be knocking on doors in Stanford-le-Hope, Corringham, Tilbury, East Tilbury, Linford and Orsett offering travel advice in the next few months.

Chance to join award-winning Funky Voices choir in Purfleet

Thurrock Gazette: The choir performing on London's south bank

12:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

THE award winning choir Funky Voices is coming to Purfleet - and looking for people to join them.

Arson victims living in third world conditions

Thurrock Gazette: The damage following the explosion in an underground car park on Martello Close

10:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

FAMILES have told how they are living in third world conditions SIX WEEKS after an arson attack in Little Thurrock.

Stanford homes plan back on the table after two-year delay

Thurrock Gazette: Plans for 153 new homes in Stanford-le-Hope

8:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

PLANS to build a new housing estate on former green belt in Stanford-le-Hope are back - after two years in limbo.

Partnership's plans to make Grays great

Thurrock Gazette: PCSO Bill Sparks, left, with Poppet and Mark Blanks

7:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

A NEW ambitious group has formed to change the face of Grays town centre.

Corringham street has slowest broadband in UK

Thurrock Gazette: Internet highway: 15,000 Muswell Hill residents will be able to enjoy super-fast broadband with fibre-optic technology

12:10am Thursday 24th April 2014

A STREET in Corringham has been found to have the slowest broadband speed in the UK.

Pop Up literary festival set for Purfleet

Thurrock Gazette: Giant pop up book at Pop Up festival

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A FESTIVAL of children’s literature is set to Pop Up in Purfleet.

Uncertainty remains over future of Pegasus club - two weeks before closure

Thurrock Gazette: More uncertainty over future of much-loved Pegasus Club

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A POPULAR sports and social club is set to close its doors next week - with its future very much in the balance.

Award for architect behind Purfleet studios

Thurrock Gazette: High House artists studios

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE architects behind the £1.8million building in Purfleet has won an award.

Missing heroes are added to memorial

Thurrock Gazette: The restored and refurbished memorial which sits between the Bata buildings and East Tilbury's primary schools

10:21am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A REDEDICATION service is to be held for those whose names adorn a World War Two memorial in East Tilbury.

A13 smash causing rush hour delays

Thurrock Gazette: A Citroen Berlingo was involved in an accident near Bromyard.

6:38pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TRAFFIC is slow on the A13 eastbound following a two vehicle crash near the dual-carriagway's junction with the M25.

Free flow work starts tonight

Thurrock Gazette: the dart charge logo

5:36pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Drivers are reminded advance construction work starts tonight, Tuesday, April 22, ahead of a new scheme aimed at improving journeys at the Dartford Crossing.

Council warning over cold-call odd-job traders

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

9:51am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THURROCK Council is warning people to beware of people knocking at their door claiming to be tradesmen offering to do work.

Work to begin on Tilbury distribution park

Thurrock Gazette: The London Distribution Park plan from the air

9:19am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

PORT bosses are hopeful an enormous distribution park, creating more than a thousand jobs, could be operational by the end of the year.

Pixie Lott, Tinie Tempah & Ceelo Green among 14 acts added to V Fest 2014

Thurrock Gazette: STAR ACT: Pixie Lott

9:20am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POP stars including Pixie Lott, Tinie Tempah and Ceelo Green have been added to the bill of V Festival 2014.

Queen coming to Chelmsford

Thurrock Gazette: HRH Queen Elizabeth II visits Blackburn Cathedral for Maundy service 17/04/2014

8:48am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The Queen will be visiting Chelmsford on Tuesday, May 6.

Is this jewellery yours?

Thurrock Gazette: jewellery found in tilbury

5:09pm Monday 21st April 2014

POLICE are looking for the owner of mystery jewellery found dumped in a Tilbury garden.

Russell Brand claims he "dodged Essex train fare"

Thurrock Gazette: Russell Brand

4:19pm Saturday 19th April 2014

SOUTH Essex comedian Russell Brand has reportedly admitted dodging a train fare in the county after he "couldn't be bothered".

Joseph inspired to cycle to help animals

Thurrock Gazette: Joseph  raised £300 for an animal charity

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A PUPIL at Herringham Primary School raised £300 for an animal charity by riding five miles on his bike dressed as a fox.

Pub cash for soldier’s fund

Thurrock Gazette: Dennis Mason (L) with pub landlords Michael and Tanya.

12:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

STAFF and customers at the Crown and Anchor pub raised money at a beer festival in memory of a solider from the village killed in Afghanistan.

Triplets in treble joy

Thurrock Gazette: Three-sy does it – L-R: Rory, William and Timothy.

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

ONCE, twice, three times a winner...William James became the third recipient of a Jack Petchey award, following in the footsteps of his two brothers.

East Thurrock United FC to buy ground from council

Thurrock Gazette: East Thurrock United's current ground, Rookery Hill.

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

EAST Thurrock United’s dreams of building a new home in Stanford-le-Hope moved a step closer when Thurrock Council agreed to sell it the proposed site.

Healthy report for Purfleet GP practice

Thurrock Gazette: Service manager at the centre Yvonne Wright

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

PURFLEET Care Centre, in Tank Hill Road, has been given a clean bill of health by the Care Quality Commission.

100 years of loving Grays!

Thurrock Gazette: Irene with her son Hayden and daughter Daphne

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

DESPITE having lived on the other side of the world for almost 50 years, Irene Howell still loves Thurrock.

Trash fire spreads to outbuildings

Thurrock Gazette: Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service seeks on-call firefighters

8:05pm Thursday 17th April 2014

FIRE FIGHTERS have tackled a blaze at two outbuildings tonight after a rubbish fire spread out of control.

Deal to move pupil unit to new £2.8m academy

Thurrock Gazette: The Culver Centre on Daiglen Drive

5:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A SCHOOL for vulnerable children will be improved and moved from South Ockendon to Tilbury.

Retired Essex Police dog looking for new home

Thurrock Gazette: Retired Essex Police dog looking for new home

3:43pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Charlie, the eight-year-old Cocker Spaniel is part of the Essex Police Dog Unit, which provides countywide support to specialist operations and supports officers in their day to day efforts to keep crime down.

Unmarked police car stolen

Thurrock Gazette: Motorcyclist killed in crash

3:07pm Thursday 17th April 2014

AN UNMARKED police car belonging to the Metropolitan Police has been stolen near Brentwood.

Fashion shows a hit with Lakeside shoppers

Thurrock Gazette: Fashion shows a hit with Lakeside shoppers

12:38pm Thursday 17th April 2014

STORES at Lakeside displayed their spring and summer collections as the centre put on 19 fashion shows over the weekend.

Hunt for Easter eggs at Grays Shopping Centre

Thurrock Gazette: Egg-cited – Julie Webb at the Fragrance Shop

5:03pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

CHILDREN visiting the Grays Shopping Centre on Saturday will get the chance to hop along on an Easter egg hunt with a stilt-walking Easter bunny.

Organised crooks breaking into warehouses to flytip lorry loads of waste

Thurrock Gazette: One of the warehouses in Grays targeted

4:03pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

ORGANISDED "enviro crooks" are thought to be behind a string of industrial-sized waste flytippings in south Essex.

Unemployment falls again in Thurrock

Thurrock Gazette: JobCentre move strengthens role of Ealing Hub among ex-offenders

12:46pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE number of people claiming out-of-work benefits has fallen again in Thurrock.

British Airways and fuel firm to land in Thurrock creating hundreds of jobs

Thurrock Gazette: An artists' impression of the proposed waste-to-jet fuel centre

10:09am Wednesday 16th April 2014

MORE than 1,000 jobs will be created by building a ground-breaking centre that will see landfill rubbish turned into aircraft fuel.

LIVE: Cray Wanderers vs East Thurrock Utd

Thurrock Gazette: John Coventry

7:42pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Live text updates from Courage Stadium as Rocks look to retain their Ryman Premier League status.

DC duo ordered to reimburse the public purse

Thurrock Gazette: Jackie Doyle-Price

6:04pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

TWO of the main players in the now defunct Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation have agreed to pay back £60,000 to the public purse.

You can be fighting fit at martial arts centre in Tilbury

Thurrock Gazette: Official opening – the Martial Academy and Wellness Centre is up and running in Civic Square

9:48am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A NEW community centre is aiming to get the people of Tilbury back on their feet and fighting fit.

New Bishop of Brentwood "excited" about the job

Thurrock Gazette: New Bishop of Brentwood "excited" about the job

9:48am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE Brentwood Diocese has named its new Bishop - a former scientist and teacher.

Grays rape: Do you recognise this man?

Thurrock Gazette: Do you recognise this man?

5:05pm Monday 14th April 2014

POLICE want to identify a man pictured in this e-fit in connection with a rape investigation in Grays.

Residents welcome new garden at Grays care home

Thurrock Gazette: Residents of Coach House and their friends and families enjoyed a barbecue to mark the opening of the garden

1:37pm Monday 14th April 2014

A CARE home in Grays which caters for people with complex disabilities has opened a new garden to help its residents feel relaxed.

UPDATE: Eight Romanians charged after £1.2million Lakeside jewellery heist

Thurrock Gazette: Baby Deborah was born around 5pm

6:10pm Sunday 13th April 2014

EIGHT Romanian nationals have been charged after an elaborate burglary at Lakeside Shopping Centre saw £1.2million worth of jewellery stolen.

Rubbish burns in Bulphan blaze

Thurrock Gazette: Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service seeks on-call firefighters

5:43pm Sunday 13th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS battled a large rubbish fire in Bulphan this afternoon.

Woodside pupils’ pedal power

Thurrock Gazette: Cycling stars – pupils at Woodside Academy

12:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

PUPILS at Woodside Academy have been pedalling hard over recent weeks, competing successfully in both the national Big Pedal and the Essex Mountain Bike Tournament.

Grays student grills Brand

Thurrock Gazette: Daniel and Russell

9:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

AN aspiring radio presenter from Grays got the chance to speak to the town’s Russell Brand – and the comediancome- activist had some choice words to say on the town.

School staff donate Easter eggs

Thurrock Gazette: Debbie Spriggs with the donated eggs

7:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

GENEROUS staff from the Gateway Academy, in Marshfoot Road, donated 97 Easter eggs to be delivered to the Women’s Safe Refuge.

Orsett Show set for 108th outing in September

Thurrock Gazette: Steam engines will be one of the features of the day

5:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

ONE of the oldest country shows in England is set for its 108th outing on September 6.

Grays cafe volunteers thanked

Thurrock Gazette: Cafe society – Lightship volunteers with mayor Tony Fish

10:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

VOLUNTEERS who help to run the Lightship Cafe, at Grays Beach, have been recognised for keeping it open to the public.

Man strangled and punched in street robbery

Thurrock Gazette: webpix police arrest

9:54am Saturday 12th April 2014

A GRAYS man was strangled with an belt and punched in the face in a vicious street robbery.

Man cautioned after wallet theft

Thurrock Gazette: Police Easter campaign to stamp out crime

9:15am Saturday 12th April 2014

AN Aveley man has been cautioned after stealing a wallet left on a bus.

Thurrock choir to sing at prestigious festival

Thurrock Gazette: The Royal Opera House Thurrock Comunity Chorus – performing in London

8:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

A THURROCK choir will join some of the leading choral groups from around the country later this month at a festival in London.

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