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Wednesday, October 24, 2018
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Team receive donation

Grays Athletic Football Club's under 15's team has received a £1,500 donation from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Tilbury. Based in Grays, Essex, the club is community-owned and run by local supporters. Coached by local...

WI ladies pickle onions to sell for charity

The West Tilbury’s WI are following a tradition their October meeting by cutting and peeling a huge amount of onions reading for the pickling process. Wearing rubber gloves, and with watery eyes from the onions...

Children services praised

Thurrock Council has received positive feedback on its Children’s Social Services following a review by Ofsted. The Focused Visit, which took place on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 September, inspected the council’s services for children...

Highways England announce consultation dates for Lower Thames Crossing

Highways England have announced they will start consultation on the Lower Thames Crossing on Wednesday 10 October. Cllr Rob Gledhill, Leader of Thurrock Council, said: “I'm disgusted but unsurprised at the unacceptable lack of engagement...

Police focus on ASB

Discussions have been taking place with Essex police for Thurrock Council to fund a team of police officers who will focus on targeting anti-social behaviour (ASB) across the borough. Councillor Rob Gledhill, Leader of Thurrock...

Local family get closer and fitter

A family from Stanford-le-Hope are bucking the inactivity trend that is blighting the UK by using their Impulse Leisure family membership to save money, get fit and spend quality time together. According to government guidelines,...

Boy aged 5 awarded after saving mum

THE Thurrock Branch of the National Autistic Society proudly presented two of their younger members with bravery certificates recently. Tyler aged 5, who has a diagnosis of Autism & ADHD, along with his sister Annabella...

Thames Enterprise Hub

Thames Enterprise Park Ltd has submitted a planning application to Thurrock Council to transform the former Coryton Oil Refinery into a new superhub. It is hoped this would create up to 4,500 jobs including skilled,...

Chorus perform in Covent Garden

Members of the Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus travelled to Covent Garden on Thursday 20 September to help celebrate as the Royal Opera House opened the doors to its transformed new home after...

Schools to show film

A major new project aimed at helping to protect boys from online grooming has been launched in Essex. Breck’s Last Game is a film based on the real-life murder of 14 year-old Breck Bednar in...

St Luke’s charity shop celebrates 10 years

St Luke’s Hospice Charity shop in Corringham celebrated 10 years of trading, with staff, volunteers, customers and friends by holding a ‘Tiffin and Tea event’ on Thursday September 13. The shop, which sells a range...

Free NHS diabetes event for new services available

Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in partnership with Diabetes UK will hold a free event to help people with diabetes know what services are available to them and to provide feedback on those services. The...

MP launches joke telling comp

Stephen Metcalfe, Member of Parliament for South Basildon and East Thurrock, is supporting Voice Box, an annual joke-telling competition designed by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) to build schoolchildren's communication...

Men’s shed project

THE Men’s Shed Project based at Hardie Park in Stanford-le-hope have three fundraiser dates scheduled further after the success of their car show and craft event back in April of this year. Alan Marks, Head Supervisor of...

Fly tipping policy gets tougher

Thurrock Council have hit back at fly tippers declaring a ‘zero tolerance’ policy throughout the area. In an interview with the Thurrock Enquirer, Councillor Aaron Watkins, Portfolio Holder for Environment spoke about the hard-line tactics...

Police major incident training

Police officers from across the eastern region working together with partner emergency services took part in a live-play training exercise at DP World London in Thurrock to test responses to a major incident. The exercise,...

Reading charity to work with more schools in area

A London-based charity which seeks to support bright, disadvantaged young people to achieve their full potential is set to provide services in more Thurrock schools from September. TalentEd, which already works with three schools in...

Man jailed for knifepoint rape 33 years ago

A man who raped a teenage girl at knifepoint as she walked to work 33-years ago has today been jailed for 13 years. Serial rapist Christopher Clark, who is already serving life for another serious sexual...

OUTRAGE – Town park stinks of cannabis

A local resident has hit out at the amount of youths openly smoking cannabis in Grays Town Park and the smell that wafts through the park. “It’s awful, you see gangs of teenagers visibly smoking...

New district commander

Thurrock’s newest District Commander is pleased to be back in the area where she started her career 19 years ago. Chief Inspector Claire Talbot joined Essex Police in November 1999 and worked in various roles...

Inspirational head girl raises money after stroke

A 15 year old from Chafford Hundred has raised over £900 for a charity after suffering a stroke as a toddler. Bailey Holland is now going into year 11 at William Edwards School in Grays. Bailey...

Another strong set of GCSE results at William Edwards

Once again pupils at William Edwards School have achieved a very strong set of results, outperforming national averages across many key measures and subjects. 67% of students achieved at least a standard pass in English...

Councillor Halden thrilled with Hassenbrook’s continued rapid improvement

Tears of joy could be seen at Hassenbrook Academy as students opened their envelopes to see their results in the new style GCSEs released today. Preliminary results show another significant hike in outcomes with English -...

Adult learners celebrate 100% GCSE pass rate at TACC

Adult learners studying for English and maths GCSEs at Thurrock Adult Community College have achieved an incredible 100% GCSE pass rate. This is the first year that adult learners were required to study for...

St Clere’s celebrate yet another year of great GCSE success!

Staff and pupils alike are, yet again, celebrating a fantastic set of GCSE results at St Clere's Secondary School in Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex, part of the Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust. In particular, the school has...

Girls Grab the Grades at Grays Convent!!

Grays Convent has a proud record of excellent exam results and this year has been no exception. With 84% of students achieving the new headline figure of English and Maths combined, an increase of...

‘CON-VICTED’

Fraudsters from Thurrock who funded lavish lifestyles by cold calling elderly victims and demanding extortionate amounts of money for unnecessary work to their homes have been convicted. A jury found Damien Salter, 29, and Samantha...

Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls in Hornchurch are delighted with their GCSE results this...

"Despite uncertainty about the new grading system and courses, students and staff have risen to the challenge incredibly well. Over 76% of students gained a standard pass in both English and Maths with 53%...

New special exhibition

A special exhibition opening at Thurrock Museum next week will take a look back at how life was for the children who attended school during the First World War. ‘Lessons During War’ tells the story...

Counselling

With Thurrock Adult Community College you can receive Counselling training that will lead to an accredited NCFE qualification and help you to grow and shape your future career as a Counsellor. Counselling courses will also...