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Thursday, April 26, 2018

‘Defence’ exhibition

In the year that marks the centenary of the end of the First World War, a pop-up art exhibition at the Coalhouse Fort near Thurrock takes a fresh look at the theme of ‘defence’. Nine...

Football match in aid of 4 year old Ronnie

Celebrities are getting football fit to take part in a charity match to help a 4 year old walk independently. Ronnie Leys from Saffron Waldon in Essex suffers from spastic diplegia cerebral palsy. Ronnie’s dad,...
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Missing woman

Have you seen Kiran Shan, 18, who has gone missing from her home in Tilbury? She was last seen on Friday, March 30 and we believe she may be in the Ilford area. Kiran is described...
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Scouts take part in exercise campaign

Local Scouts groups in Thurrock took part in an event last week to encourage people to move and also fundraise as part of an healthy lifestyle. The Impulse Leisure Centre in Corringham, was overrun by...

College create skills and jobs for industries

A college that helps train people with skill shortages in Purfleet has been celebrating the success of its recent open day. The college runs courses in the creative industry and creative arts for students aged...
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Concern for our streets

A Tilbury resident who did not wish to be named has spoken to the Thurrock Enquirer, about his growing concerns of anti-social behaviour in the area. “It is getting worse and worse here now, we...

Special night for school

The TipToe Stage School brought their talents to the big stage last weekend with their annual show - “Move Your Feet”. Held at the Towngate Theatre in Basildon on Saturday and Sunday, the audience were...

Tributes to ‘loving son whose smile lit up room’

'Heartbroken' The family of a man who was stabbed to death have paid tribute to him saying they are ‘heartbroken’ at his unexpected death. Tributes were paid to a Bhekisipho Mudise Dube, known locally as Marcus...

CCTV released after rape

Rape in Tilbury Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a rape in Tilbury. The victim was approached in an alleyway adjacent to Tilbury Taxis at...

Vampire of Purfleet

Local historian Author and local historian, Ian Yearsley unveiled his new book recently and reveals its dark side and link with one of the worlds most scariest characters. Ian is best known for his books about...
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Off the Beat

''Reinstate the officers'' “We need to reinstate the officers that we have lost, the Prime Minster has created a situation where the police are no longer able to do their jobs and crime is rising” were...
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Thurrock's hidden gems: creative sessions in the community

Celebrating creativity Over the last week, Hidden Gems - a community project celebrating creativity, culture and community in Thurrock, has continued to engage Thurrock residents in a variety of ways over the past week primarily...
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Easter at Grays Shopping Centre

For the Easter Holidays, the Grays Shopping Centre has free entertainment for Thurrock's children to enjoy. Tomorrow, between 11.00am and 3.00pm, budding young milliners can create their own Easter Hat and then pose for the...
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Charity quiz raises nearly £40,000 for local causes

Little Havens Hospice and Meningitis Now Thurrock’s DP World London Gateway presented two cheques, each worth more than £19,000, to two charities following another successful charity quiz. Chris Lewis, DP World’s UK CEO, passed the funds...
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Tilbury men jailed after bungled robbery attempt in Stanford-le-Hope

Two men have been sentenced to a total of five years for an attempted robbery in Stanford-le-Hope. Darryl McAllister and Ricky Logan went into the Post Office in Corringham Road at around 3.20pm on February...
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Thurrock pupils encouraged to pursue science with Amazon donation

Amazon’s drive to encourage Tilbury pupils to embrace a future career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) continued last week when the local fulfilment centre made a donation to The Gateway Academy to...
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Great eggs-pectations: Easter eggs collected for children in Thurrock women's refuge

Mrs Debbie Spriggs, C4C Manager at the Gateway Academy, started off her Egg-citing Easter tradition again by collecting just under 50 Easter eggs from generous staff, to be delivered to the local women’s safe...
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All-girl team take title of Thurrock's Next Top Boss

Team Women Works A team of students from Grays Convent High School have been named the winners of this year’s Thurrock’s Next Top Boss. The team was made-up of Zainab Mansoor, Alisha Ahmed, Louise Thomson, Maham...
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Predatory paedophile posed as celebrities to target girls

"Burrisson manipulated young girls into degrading acts for his own twisted gratification" A predator who posed as celebrities to target girls online and persuade them to send nude pictures of themselves has been jailed. Mark Burrisson,...

Mark Burrisson Jailed – Possessing extreme pornographic images

CHAFFORD HUNDRED: Man jailed after posing as celebrities to target girls online; 22/03/2018 A predator who posed as celebrities to target girls online and persuade them to send nude pictures of themselves has been jailed. Mark Burrisson,...
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Thurrock duo popping the fizz for China challenge

Two women from Essex hosted a local charity prosecco and cake brunch last weekend to help raise funds for their Great Wall of China charity trek later in the year. Vikki Renoldi-King from East Tilbury...
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Thurrock technology tournament

Last Tuesday (March 13) 52 students from Thurrock secondary schools took part in a Technology Tournament organised by the Rotary Club of Grays Thurrock in partnership with the South Essex College and the Port...
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Tip-toeing to the top: Stage school presenting annual showcase

A stage school in Essex is getting ready for up for its annual show at the Towngate theatre this April. The TipToe Stage School, which is based in South Ockendon, Thurrock will be showcasing their...
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Clamping down on the nuisance car cruisers

Residents from Chafford Hundred and South Ockendon affected New barriers have been installed at the Dumb-bell roundabout, near Lakeside, last week after further reports of nuisance driving. The noise of illegal car cruising has been blighting...
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Thurrock's Hidden gems

Community Conversations It may have freezing in Thurrock last weekend but this didn’t stop the Hidden Gems’ Community Conversations launch going ahead on Saturday, March 17, which drew 300 people to various arts workshops and...
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Schools sponsor aid in Africa

Thurrock’s Gateway Learning Community are proud to announce that they have sponsored a second drinking well (the first was in 2006), with the help of AquAid Water Coolers and the Africa Trust. Founded by AquAid...
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Murder investigation launched after body found in Corringham

Man had multiple stab wounds Police are appealing for information following a man's death in Corringham.  They were contacted by the ambulance service shortly before 7.40pm yesterday (March 21) with reports a man had been found...
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Campaign to end poor network signal launched at DP World

'No More Not Spots' Tuesday saw the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) launch its campaign for ‘No More Not Spots’ at DP World London Gateway. The aim is to end ‘not spots’ for voice coverage where...
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Report shows how home-owning dream unattainable for many Thurrock residents

Average Thurrock house price ten times a typical salary A worker on average earnings in Thurrock now needs a 119 per cent pay rise to afford a mortgage, reveals a new report from the National...
Essex Police

Potential victims of slavery rescued in Grays

Fourteen potential victims of modern slavery in Grays were safeguarded by police this week.  Following a warrant, 14 victims of modern slavery were identified and taken to a prearranged safe location. All victims were given medical...