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n The Village Indiya team receiving their award last week, presented by Michael Buerk (L)

A Gray’s Indian restaurant scoops top award

Team presented with award by broadcasting legend Michael Buerk A Thurrock Indian restaurant has been celebrating recently after winning an award, presented to them by former news reader Michael Buerk at a glamorous gala dinner...
East Tilbury medical centre

East Tilbury medical centre saved after council intervention

Councillor James Halden intervened on behalf of Thurrock Council The previously at-risk medical centre in East Tilbury has been saved following swift intervention from Thurrock Council. Cllr James Halden, Portfolio Holder for Health and Education said:...
Panathlon

Thurrock team crowned champions

A team made up students from across Thurrock won a sports charity title this week Children with disabilities and special needs from Thurrock were crowned sports charity Panathlon, South of England multi-sport champions by the...
Tilbury Pioneer Academy's new fuse ball table

Tesco is bags of help

Voters in supermarket help raise funds for Tilbury academy Tilbury Pioneer Academy recently took part in the Tesco Bags of Help initiative to raise funds for play equipment. The scheme saw Tesco customers casting their vote...
Lucy Wells

Hair-raising donation

Grays schoolgirl donates nearly two feet of her hair A pupil from a Thurrock school bravely agreed to have a significant amount of her hair cut off to raise money for cancer sufferers. Lucy Wells, in...
Pradip (in green) in Nepal with fellow trekkers

A Himalayan trekker from Thurrock hopes to inspire more fundraisers

Man raises over £3,000 for Age UK Essex A Thurrock man is urging others to support charity, Age UK Essex, by sharing details of an epic Himalayan trek he undertook to raise money for the...
Hathaway Academy

Thurrock academy awards for class of 2017

Grays school holds annual awards presentation evening More than 100 students, parents, staff and guests gathered to celebrate the achievements of The Hathaway Academy Class of 2017 at the Annual Presentation Evening held last Wednesday. On...
poppy thurrock

Fallen heroes

Events across the borough Remembrance Sunday Events were held across Thurrock at the weekend as part of Remembrance Day commemorations as thousands came together on mass to remember those lost in two World Wars and...
fire rescue balloon gull

Bird rescued by fire service after getting stuck on Thurrock home

Poor gull finds himself trapped on TV aerial in Stanford-le-Hope The RSPCA is warning people about the dangers balloon releases can pose to animals after a gull became stuck upside-down, hanging from an aerial at...
Thames_Crossing

Boundary change

Thurrock Council was notified last week to changes to the land boundary due to be impacted by the proposed Lower Thames Crossing. Known as the 'red line boundary’ the change is expected to affect 200...
Flog It host Paul Martin

Hunting for treasures as Flog It comes to Tilbury

Flog It comes to Tilbury A popular daytime TV staple was being filmed in Tilbury last week and locals came out in big numbers to the support the event. Flog It, BBC One antiques programme presented...
Representatives of the council, NEFLT and EPUT were at the event

Putting Thurrock First

New health and social care service launched in borough Thurrock residents should now only need one number to call for their health and social care needs after a new service was launched last week. Thurrock First’s...
The groups 'bee' mascot Kind

Thurrock fundraising group is helping spread Christmas cheer

Stanford-le-Hope fundraisers on target for Christmas A Thurrock fundraising group, who started their annual Christmas present appeal in September, are celebrating this week after collecting nearly £2,000 throughout October from the kind shoppers at Corringham’s...
Street football

Thurrock towns battle for football supremacy

Inter-borough football tournament This October half-term saw a Thurrock ‘street football’ tournament bring together 49 young people from across the borough. It took place at the Riverside Youth Centre in Tilbury, where teams representing Purfleet, Grays,...
Hi-tech bin pilot

Hi-tech bin pilot

Around the borough, ten Big Belly Bins have been installed Thurrock Council has this week begun a pilot of self-compacting litter bins, which have raised a few eyebrows among locals Around the borough, ten Big Belly...
White Gold

Comedy stars seen filming in Stanford-le-Hope

BBC comedy White Gold THE popular Essex based BBC comedy White Gold has begun filming for its second series this month and last week the cameras were rolling on location in Thurrock. White Gold is the...
Speedwatch

SPEEDWATCH

With police cuts and a perceived lack of With police cuts and a perceived lack of police presence on Essex streets being a hotly discussed topic recently - one Stanford-le-Hope man has decided to take...
Dexter

Vet says cat was shot in East Tilbury

Mum disgusted A Thurrock mum has spoken of her disgust after the families beloved cat, Dexter, came home last week with a large wound which it is suspected was the result of being shot. Sarah Martin,...
Last Year's Give a Gift team

Children in need Present Drive this Christmas

Children in Need Give a Gift is returning for the second year this Christmas to help give presents to children in need in Thurrock. Shopping centre intu Lakeside are once again kindly hosting the tree, but...
Writer C.L. Barber with her debut book

Thurrock authors latest novel

Thurrock teacher realised a dream A Thurrock teacher, who successfully realised a dream of becoming a published author, is preparing for the release of the next book in her series. Cindy Barber, from Stifford Clays, who...
Harry Judd has released a new book

McFly star Harry in Thurrock on Sunday

Heartthrob Harry Judd McFly heartthrob Harry Judd has branched out in the literary world with a new book and the Chelmsford born music star is making a homecoming appearance in the county this month. Tickets have...
Opportunity Thurrock

3,000 students Opportunity Thurrock expo

Opportunity Thurrock Approximately 3,000 students from across Thurrock and Brentwood arrived at London Cruise Terminal in Tilbury recently for Thurrock Council’s sixth annual Opportunity Thurrock. As part of the region’s largest careers and further education expo,...
Ava-the-pat-dog

Ava’s a star

A much loved dog A much loved dog that encourages and helps school children with their reading, is up for a national award. Ava the German shepherd is six years old and lives in Stanford le...
The procession was joined by Dhol drummers

Thurrock’s Silk River project opens London’s Diwali celebrations

Diwali celebrations A cultural project based, based at High House Production Park, Purfleet opened proceedings at Diwali celebrations in central London last weekend. Last Sunday, October 15, colourful banners from Purfleet, Tilbury and East Tilbury, along...

Esteemed guests attend community group Transformation Thurrock breakfast fundraiser

Christian community organisation Transformation Thurrock launched itself as a new charity at a breakfast event held at Park Inn hotel in North Stifford on Saturday. Just under 60 people attended the celebration fundraiser with special...
Thurrock Trailblazer schools

Pirouetting pupils’ chance to dance

Royal Opera House Thurrock Trailblazer schools were able to see some world class ballet at the Thameside Theatre recently when they had the opportunity to watch demonstrations by professional ballet dancers from The Royal...
Hebb and Huelin

Full Council meeting outlines future plans

At last week’s meeting of Thurrock’s full Council, Cllr Shane Hebb presented his annual report as Cabinet Member for Finance and Legal, where he outlined the forward plan to achieve financial self-sufficiency from most...
Essex-police

Man assaulted; Church Road, Corringham

Detectives are investigating a serious assault which left a man with severe facial injuries. A man was found by members of the public at around 4pm on Saturday, September 23, opposite a petrol garage on...
Goldsmiths theft

Lakeside Shopping – Theft

Police investigating the theft of a Rolex watch from a shop at the Lakeside shopping centre are releasing a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to.  The watch, which is worth a...
Ann Marie Walker

Controversial UKIP hopeful insists ‘I’m not a monster’

Following the recent resignation threat form two Thurrock UKIP councillors if party leader contender Anne Marie Waters wins the leadership contest, The Enquirer spoke exclusively with her on her views of the party’s future. Councillors...