Thurrock

Thurrock NCS teens take part in volunteering action day

A GROUP of community-minded Thurrock teenagers have taken a role in highlighting the difficulties faced by people with mental illness as part of a national day of community volunteering. The four 17 year olds are raising awareness and funds on behalf of the Thurrock Mind charity shop in Grays. They spent the afternoon at Grays […]

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News of Lower Thames Crossing route divides the county

LAST week’s news that the Government would be pressing ahead with the Lower Thames Crossing at Option C Variant 3 has exposed the clear divide in opinion that exists within the county. While Thurrock councillors and MPs have been highly vocal in their opposition to the plan, which will take vehicles through Ockendon, Orsett and […]

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Thurrock Council leaders “outraged” by Lower Thames Crossing decision

THURROCK Council leaders have declared the Government’s chosen route for the Lower Thames Crossing as an “outrage.” Transport Secretary Chris Grayling made the controversial announcement this morning that they would proceed with Option C Variant 3, cutting through Ockendon, Orsett and Tilbury, despite all of Thurrock Council being united in their opposition to the route. Leader […]

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First ever UK to China export train in historic depart from Stanford

THE first ever UK to China export train departed this morning laden with containers of British goods. The train will make the 7,500 mile, three-week-long journey, departing from DP World in Stanford-le-Hope, bound for Yiwu in the Zhe Jiang province in eastern China. Products on board include soft drinks, vitamins, pharmaceuticals and baby products. Ms […]

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