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Month old kittens saved from Grays sewage pipe

An RSPCA Animal Collection Officer helped to rescue two four-week-old kittens from a sewage pipe in Grays, Essex. The RSPCA were called by a concerned member of the public as he could hear the cats...

Beer Fest – New Mayor pulled first pint

Thurrock beer festival was opened this week by the new mayor of Thurrock, Barbara Rice who was on hand to pull the traditional first pint at Thurrock Beer Festival at the Civic Hall, Blackshots,...

STEPS – Stoma Essex Patient Support are holding at Open Day

STEPS (Stoma Essex Patient Support) is a Patient Support Group for Stoma Patients, run by patients for patients.  They work very closely with the STOMA Nurses at Basildon Hospital. They will be holding an Open...

Men wanted in relation to hate attacks

Police would like to talk to people in connection with hate related assaults in Purfleet. Two men, aged 18, were shopping on Garrison Parade when they were approached by a group of up to 15...

Brave cancer patient pens book to help families deal with stress of diagnosis

'The Monster in Mummy' A mum from Thurrock has written a children’s book to help young Mothers and families cope with the stress of a Cancer diagnosis when trying to explain to their children. Donia Youssef...
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Police are nowhere to be seen

Thurrock Independant’s new Party Leader Councillor Luke Spillman has expressed his concerns on the police budget cuts that have ‘forced the police to almost entirely withdraw from public spaces’. Councillor Spillman attended the public meeting...
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Can you help – Man Wanted

AVELEY: Wanted; Paul Ellis The Police would like to talk to Paul Ellis, 18, from East Sussex, in connection with an aggravated burglary in Aveley. The Police received a report on Tuesday, March 20, that up...
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New Mayor takes the chains in Thurrock

Cllr Barbara Rice the new Mayor of Thurrock Cllr Barbara Rice has been inaugurated as the new Mayor of Thurrock. The ceremony took place at Annual Council on Wednesday 23 May alongside the confirmation of Cllr...

Thurrock pupils attend innovative mental health programme

Year 9 in Thurrock students were invited to attend a mental health event recently, delivered by Reprezent, an innovative programme which aims to improve mental health in young people. By building their emotional resilience, the...
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Thurrock council leader: ‘We need a vision’

Thurrock Independents On Wednesday, May 16 Thurrock Independents Councillors elected Councillor Luke Spillman to be the Party Leader and Leader of the Council Group. Cllr Spillman said: “This is a very exciting time for our fledgling...

Pet owners beware: Dog suffers adder bite while walking on Stanford marshes

A Basildon vet is urging pet owners to be on their guard after treating a dog badly hurt following an adder bite. Amy Andrews, vet surgeon at Cherrydown Vets, which is based in Basildon has...

Fly-tipping in Thurrock getting out of control

A community blight The blight of fly-tipping in Thurrock is making the headlines once again this week as Thurrock Independents Councillor Peter Smith located another industrial fly tip in the borough, that also includes asbestos. Asbestos The...

Thurrock schoolboy’s design wins top award at Opera House

Pupil fought off competition from 800 entrants Budding designer Oliver Kempster from Little Thurrock Primary School is the primary school winner of the Royal Opera House Design Challenge which has this year been opened up...

Celebrating International Nurses Day

Tribute to 'incredible work' The Thurrock MP and Minister for Health, Jackie Doyle-Price, was among those leading the government’s recognition of International Nurses Day. Ms Doyle-Price has celebrated the work of nursing staff in the UK...

South Ockendon hosts leadership awards

Last Sunday May 13, the Rotary District 1240 (Essex) ran the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) day at the Grangewaters Outdoor Education Centre, South Ockendon. The event was co-ordinated by Rotarians mainly from the Rotary...

Thurrock’s own Master of Photography

Local photographer to appear on Sky Arts A talented hobbyist photographer from Thurrock has made it through to the final of a worldwide photography competition, making it to the final ten from thousands of applicants. Wayne...

Thurrock fly-tipping ‘out of control’

Abandoned waste poses danger A local business has hit out at Thurrock council’s failure to combat fly tipping on the industrial estate in Stanford le Hope, stating it has become ‘hazardous’ for staff and customers. The...

Pupils win iPads for good attendance in Grays

Year 4 pupils from the Gateway Primary Free School in Grays were celebrating recently after winning the Spring Term attendance challenge across all four GLC primary schools, with an attendance of 97.2 per cent,...

Group launched to help the lonely, elderly community in Thurrock

Vital lifeline Contact the Elderly, the national charity dedicated to helping socially isolated older people reconnect with their community, launched its seventh group in Thurrock recently providing a vital lifeline of support to a new...
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Grays turns red after local elections

Labour perform well Thurrock Labour were celebrating this week after making big gains at the local elections last Thursday May 3, including defeating the Conservative Mayor in South Chafford. Labour held all six of the wards...
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Joshua Tibble Drug dealer jailed

GRAYS: Drug dealer jailed; Joshua Tibble; 20/04/2018 A drug dealer from Grays has been jailed for three years after officers found a large amount of cocaine in his car and home. Joshua Tibble, 28, of Prince...

Academy secures funding

The Gateway Learning Community Trust has announced that, after a number of failed attempts, it has now secured just under £6m of funding from the Government, Thurrock Local Authority and from its own...

Lung cancer stigma must be stopped

A Thurrock MP has called for lung cancer sufferers to be given a fairer chance to speak about the disease and end the stigma surrounding lung cancer. Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle-Price has called for an...

Tours now open at advanced robotics technology centre

Amazon welcomed more than 70 children from local primary and secondary schools into its fulfilment centre in Tilbury and announced it will be opening its doors to members of the public for free guided...

JEREMY’S SUPPORT

Labour candidates received an added boost as party leader Jeremy Corbyn came to Thurrock this week. The Labour leader came to give his local prospective councillor candidates support, as they battle it out for the...
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Co-op Robbery Lodge Lane Grays

From Essex Police We are investigating a robbery at a Co-op store in Grays. A man, armed with what has been described as a large knife, went into the store in Lodge Lane at around 8.10pm...

Wanted – Reece Mashiter

GRAYS: Wanted man, Reece Mashiter, 26/04/2018 We want to speak to Reece Mashiter in connection with an allegation of rape. The offence was reported to have taken place in Grays in October 2017. Mashiter is also wanted...

Special event coming to Grays

A special antiques and collectables valuation event will be coming to Stanford-le-Hope. The experts of Lockdales Auctioneers will be providing free valuations to the public on Tuesday 8th May, 10am-2pm at The Springhouse Club, Springhouse...

Donation received

A branch of the Royal British Legion recently received a generous donation from local businesses. At the April meeting of the Chadwell St. Mary branch of the Royal British Legion, cheques were presented to the...

New unit

A new frailty assessment unit has opened its doors to patients at Basildon University Hospital. The unit, based on AMU West, opened on Thursday April 5 and the first patient through the door was Norman...