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Hotel’s Wedding Fayre tomorrow

Thurrock Gazette: Orsett Hall rebuild gathers pace

10:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

YOUR wedding day is one of the most important of your life and Orsett Hall prides itself on ensuring that your day will be remembered forever.

Travellers site raid was part of puppy trade probe

Thurrock Gazette: ANIMAL WELFARE: The RSPCA prosecuted a 20-year-old woman for causing suffering to her dogs

6:30am Saturday 1st November 2014

A RAID on a travellers site in Aveley was carried out as part of an investigation into the puppy trade, it has emerged.

Aveley by-election called following the funeral of Maggie O'Keeffe-Ray

Thurrock Gazette:

3:06pm Friday 31st October 2014

A BY-ELECTION will take place in the Aveley and Uplands ward on Thursday, December 4.

Sam triumphs at Natural Physique Association national championships

Thurrock Gazette:

10:30am Friday 31st October 2014

AN intensive 27-week diet and hours of hard work paid off when Sam Slack was crowned British champion at the Natural Physique Association awards.

Masked man in pinstriped suit at centre of terrifying burglary

Thurrock Gazette:

9:59am Friday 31st October 2014

A MASKED man in a pinstripe suit was at the centre of a terrifying burglary at a home in Grays.

St Luke's: Why we want new hospice at Malgraves Farm

Thurrock Gazette:

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

BOSSES at St Luke’s Hospice have spoken out over why they want to build a new hospice on a controversial green belt site.

Cuts to voluntary sector set for review

Thurrock Gazette: Thurrock Council

2:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE council has pledged to examine savings proposals which are threatening Thurrock’s voluntary sector.

We'll consult public on preferred new crossing option by early 2016, minster says

Thurrock Gazette: The government want to increase the cost of the toll from £2 to £2.50.

12:54pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE Government hopes to consult with residents over its preferred option for a new Lower Thames Crossing by the start of 2016.

Town centre car dealer undergoes £250,000 revamp

Thurrock Gazette:

10:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

A CAR showroom in Grays town centre is undergoing a revamp...and rebrand.

Police appeal: Man threatened with knife in Stanford-le-Hope

Thurrock Gazette:

9:49am Thursday 30th October 2014

POLICE are investigating an attempted robbery in Stanford-le-Hope which saw a man threatened with a knife.

Man finds stolen van...via Facebook

Thurrock Gazette:

6:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A BUILDER has praised and thanked the Grays community for the help he received in locating his stolen van.

Man dead following Grays house fire

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

6:45pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A man has died in a house fire in Grays.

My boy didn't die in vain in Afghanistan - father of fallen Thurrock hero

Thurrock Gazette: Nicky Mason

4:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE father of a fallen Thurrock war hero spoke this week of the pride he feels for his son, after British troops left Afghanistan after 13 years.

A13 widening works set to move a step closer

Thurrock Gazette: A13 could be widened to three lanes

3:41pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

PLANS to get the ball rolling on work to widen the A13 are set to get Thurrock Council's backing next week.

Orsett Cock roundabout re-opened following crash

Thurrock Gazette: Police Slow road sign

2:48pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE Orsett Cock roundabout is closed following a collision.

Pub of the Year accolade for Little Thurrock boozer

Thurrock Gazette:

1:53pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A LITTLE Thurrock pub has been named CAMRA'S Pub of the Year for South West Essex.

Russell Brand meets then retweets the song-star Thurrock Breast Cancer campaigners

Thurrock Gazette: Thurrock Breast Cancer Campaigners with Russell Brand (sub)

1:34pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

IT’S been quite a week for Breast Cancer Campaign fundraisers in Thurrock.

Council leads £370,000 fraud investigation

Thurrock Gazette: Thurrock Council

10:24am Wednesday 29th October 2014

TWO people were arrested following a complex investigation into an alleged £370,000 social care fraud which targeted four local authorities.

Residents round on Ockendon turbine plan

Thurrock Gazette: Banks Renewables are seeking planning permission for four wind turbines to be installed near Hamsterley

6:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

PLANS to build two 250 foot tall wind turbines on green belt land in Ockendon are being opposed by residents.

First-time parents to be offered support and advice in new partnership

Thurrock Gazette: Evie Ottaway and Isabel Noble, both born on the 30 July 2014, making it the second time their mums gave birth on the same day. See Ross Parry copy RPYBIRTH : Two mums who became best friends when their babies were born on the same day have repeated the do

6:24pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

FIRST-TIME teenage parents across Thurrock can now benefit from support, advice and home visits to help them to ensure their babies get the best start in life.

MORE delays in West Thurrock as lorry sheds load of bricks on M25

Thurrock Gazette: M25 traffic camera

10:49am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A LORRY shed a load of bricks approaching the QEII Bridge on the M25.

Do you know this woman?

Thurrock Gazette: CCTV woman wanted for theft

9:25am Tuesday 28th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for help to tracing a woman they want to speak to in connection with three incidents of shop lifting from Tesco Express in Tilbury.

'Hand grenade' sighting closes major road junction

Thurrock Gazette: police accident

8:56am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A MAJOR junction was closed after a suspected hand grenade was found on a roundabout.

Thurrock MP welcomes proposed changes to c2c timetable

Thurrock Gazette: c2c rail service halted after person hit by a train at Leigh Station

6:20am Tuesday 28th October 2014

JACKIE Doyle-Price, the MP for Thurrock, has welcomed proposed changes to the c2c Rail timetable which the firm hopes will relieve overcrowding and improve connections.

Queues on the M25 cause long delays in West Thurrock

Thurrock Gazette: Traffic camera shows long delays on and approaching the QEII bridge

6:04pm Monday 27th October 2014

QUEUES on the M25, stretching beyond J29 for Romford and the A127, are causing traffic chaos in West Thurrock.

Youngsters' jumbo jet bedroom design goes on display at intu Lakeside

Thurrock Gazette:

5:45pm Monday 27th October 2014

A YOUNGSTER’S dream jumbo jet bedroom has been recreated at intu Lakeside shopping centre.

Stay safe during longer nights, council urges

Thurrock Gazette: Thurrock Council

4:33pm Monday 27th October 2014

THURROCK Council and the Thurrock Community Safety Partnership are reminding people to make sure their property is safe now that the clocks have gone back.

Fruit drink making bicycle runs smoothie-ly for Orsett Primary School pupils

Thurrock Gazette:

9:46am Monday 27th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS in Years three to six at Orsett Primary School were visited by Hannah Brittain from Thurrock Council funded Sustrans Bike It.

Children's panto picture competition

Thurrock Gazette:

9:00am Monday 27th October 2014

SNOW White and the Seven Dwarfs is this year’s spectacular pantomime at the Thameside Theatre, in Grays, running from Friday, December 5, to Sunday, January 4.

Mother pleads with council to relocate family because of flooded home

Thurrock Gazette:

7:00am Monday 27th October 2014

A MOTHER of three is urging the council to relocate her family after her home in Tilbury was flooded last week.

Lianne runs half marathon for children's charity

Thurrock Gazette:

4:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

A WOMAN from Grays took part in the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon for the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

Mayor is Scoot's special guest

Thurrock Gazette:

10:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

THE Senior Citizens Organisation of Thurrock (Scoot), played host to a special guest.

Builder delivers £6k treat for poorly Katie

Thurrock Gazette:

7:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

A MOTHER was left overwhelmed after a Grays builder generously fitted a wet room for her disabled daughter...free of charge.

Jim Davidson set to raise a smile in Thurrock

Thurrock Gazette:

5:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

CELEBRITY Big Brother winner, Jim Davidson, is to perform two shows in Thurrock over the next few months.

Cadets plant poppies at Tower of London

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

CADETS, officers and committee members from the Thurrock Sea Cadets visited the Tower of London to see the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red display of ceramic poppies.

Marathon marvels at Gable Hall

Thurrock Gazette:

10:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

STUDENTS from Gable Hall School took part in a marathon challenge for charity.

Woman thanks kind-hearted motorists who helped when her dog was run over

Thurrock Gazette:

7:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

AWOMAN has thanked people who rushed to help after her dog was run over.

Enjoy night of soul music at The Welcome Club

Thurrock Gazette:

6:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

SEVENTIES and eighties tribute band will be performing at the Welcome Club, in Stanford-le-Hope, this weekend.

Your Gazette: Putting a smile on our faces

Thurrock Gazette:

3:44pm Friday 24th October 2014

THIS week, Wayne Riley, clinical dental technician, at Changing Faces Denture Clinic, Chafford 100 Dental Care, Drake Road, Grays, tells us why he loves it here...

Motorists advised to avoid M25 following earlier crash

Thurrock Gazette:

12:55pm Friday 24th October 2014

MOTORISTS are advised to avoid the M25 following a multi-vehicle collision on the Essex bound track of the motorway.

Woman trapped following crash in Tilbury

Thurrock Gazette:

10:17am Friday 24th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to release a woman trapped in a vehicle following a crash in Tilbury.

Ukip councillor pays emotional tribute to late wife

Thurrock Gazette:

10:00am Friday 24th October 2014

ROBERT Ray, a Ukip councillor, paid an emotional tribute to his late wife - telling council colleagues how nothing gave her more pride than serving her community.

Improving Thurrock's homes

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

9:44am Friday 24th October 2014

THE number of Thurrock Council tenants seeking repairs to their homes is falling because the council is taking pre-emptive action improving its stock of homes.

Neighbours seek end to gas works after lucky blast escape

Thurrock Gazette:

6:30am Friday 24th October 2014

RESIDENTS in Corringham have issued urgent calls for gas main replacement work in their road to be completed after an elderly woman had a lucky escape in a gas explosion in her home.

Volunteer opportunities available at borough libraries

Thurrock Gazette:

2:20pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

VOLUNTEERS are being sought to support two of Thurrock Council’s library services.

Council leader: We take child abuse very seriously

Thurrock Gazette: Thurrock Council leader John Kent wants parents to apply in good time.

2:17pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE work put in by Thurrock Council to prevent a child sex scandal like Rotherham was set out by council leader John Kent last night.

Investigation into animals recovered from travellers site in Aveley continues

Thurrock Gazette: ANIMAL WELFARE: The RSPCA prosecuted a 20-year-old woman for causing suffering to her dogs

11:59am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE RSPCA is continuing to investigate after it recovered more than 80 animals from a travellers site in Aveley.

Council under fire for its home school policy

Thurrock Gazette: Graham Stuart

11:05am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THURROCK Council has come under fire for acting "beyond its power" when it comes to parents choosing how their child is educated...and has been told to urgently change its policy.

'End crash misery at Orsett blind spot' resident appeals

Thurrock Gazette:

6:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

AFED-UP resident has made a fresh appeal for a stretch of road in Orsett to be improved after witnessing two crashes in less than a month.

Thurrock full council meeting

Thurrock Gazette: Thurrock Council

7:04pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Live blog of tonight's full meeting of Thurrock Council







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