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Sunday, February 18, 2018
Thurrock Networking

Inspirational conference

Thurrock aims to develop small business The Thurrock Business Conference took place recently, providing support and inspiration for Thurrock businesses. Over 100 local businesses attended the event held at the Civic Hall, Grays. The BEST Growth Hub...
Career insight for underprivileged

Career insight for underprivileged

Essex school students interested in careers in energy are being offered the chance to take part in a scheme to raise awareness of the range of jobs available in the industry. National education charity Future...
Tories say council budget balanced

Tories say council budget balanced

MP Jackie Doyle-Price congratulated the council Conservative run Thurrock Council claims to have set a balanced budget for the next two-and-a-half years, an in-year surplus of £2.3m claims to have set a balanced budget for...
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Thurrock’s Conservative council say budget balanced

Conservative run Thurrock Council claims to have set a balanced budget for the next two-and-a-half years, an in-year surplus of £2.3m in 2017/18, and say they are increasing its general reserve by 38 per...
Housing protest

Hundreds of Little Thurrock residents sign petition to halt housing development

Land is on a flood plain Residents in Thurrock, angry at a housing developer submitting a very similar application to develop an area of floodplain, have started a petition which has been signed by more...
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‘Fill it’ campaign discussed at recent council meeting

Cllr Brian Little, Portfolio Holder responsible for Highways and Transport gave a full overview of how his services have been doing over the last year at Full Council on Wednesday night (31 January). Discussing the...
James Elsey

Lady luck was on his side: Thurrock man wins big on scratch-card

A self-employed carpenter from Thurrock is celebrating the perfect start to the year with a £100,000 win on a National Lottery scratch-card. The lucky father of one from South Ockendon, James Elsey, 33, bought the...
The vintage fire engine

Heartfelt send off for fire service legend

The vintage fire engine from the Essex Fire Museum in Grays attended the service. The Essex County Fire and Rescue Service family turned out in force to honour Val Pluck and bid farewell to their...
two drug dealers jailed

Drug dealers jailed for more than six years.

  TWO drug dealers from Laindon Hills caught with 16 wraps of cocaine. Basildon Crown Court today heard how officers from the West Operation Raptor were patrolling in Melba Gardens, Tilbury on August 12 last year...
The proposed site

Port responds to quell environmental fears over Tilbury 2

The Port of Tilbury say they are doing everything to mitigate habitat damage Following the report in last week’s Enquirer that the proposed Tilbury 2, port expansion plan could have a harmful environmental impact on...
Joe Pasquale

Homecoming for one of nation’s favourite comedians

One of Britain’s best loved comedians is returning home for a book signing in Thurrock this weekend. Joe Pasquale will be at the Lakeside Waterstones on Saturday (January 27) from 1pm, signing copies of his...
Tim Aker

UKIP MEP quits role

Tim Aker: "I cannot continue to serve under Henry Bolton" UKIP MEP, Tim Aker, has resigned from his role in the party, refusing to serve under its current leadership. The MEP for the East of England,...
Daisy-Field

Daisy Field Squad: Campaign launched to restore land in Tilbury to its former glory

Community hub planned A lifelong Tilbury resident has started a campaign to provide the community with a recreational area on a neglected green space in the town, known as Daisy Field. Joanne Faulkner, 48, set up...
The proposed site

Tilbury2 has potential to decimate essential habitat

Development could affect wildlife of "national importance" An environmental charity has raised concerns about the possible impact on rare insect populations with the proposed plan to develop, Tilbury2, a second port site to take the...
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Purfleet cruise company raises thousands for Havens Hospices

£100,000 raised over the last two years Purfleet based Cruise and Maritime Voyages has raised over £10,000 for local charity Havens Hospices following a fundraising event held recently on-board their cruise ship Magellan. Bob McGowan -...
Can you help

Attempted Murder Investigation

London Road Purfleet We are investigating the attempted murder of a 64-year-old man in Purfleet and are appealing for witnesses.  Shortly before 8.30pm yesterday evening, Tuesday, January 16, the victim was walking his dog along London...
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Man poses as police officer to distract elderly victim in Grays burglary

Police appeal Essex Police are appealing for information about an incident in Grays where a suspect posed as a police officer while a distraction burglary took place. At around 7pm on Saturday (January 13) a woman,...
LPA Premier Stars

Premier League star power aids learning

Staff and pupils from Thurrock’s Lansdowne Primary Academy have been working closely with the Premier League Stars Programme over the past year. The programme provides free lesson plans, activities and video content for boys and...
Hannah Luke and Chris Ellis

Grays care home grateful for unexpected gifts

With thanks to the Stanford-le-Hope fundraising team A care home for the elderly in Grays was overwhelmed by the generosity of the local community over the festive period. Residents from Elisabeth Gardens on Long Lane in...
Thurrock community chorus

Thurrock’s Royal Opera House is looking for ‘karaoke kings and queens’

The Royal Opera House, Thurrock is looking for new singers to join its ‘community chorus’. If you have ever fancied yourself as a karaoke king, why not add your voice to the Royal Opera House Thurrock...

Record number of renters move out of capital.

  New homes being launched in South Ockendon. A new housing development has launched in South Ockendon, to help supply the increasing demand for property outside of the capital with many Londoners leaving due to unaffordable...
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Women in Thurrock are being encouraged to attend rugby ‘warrior camp’

To encourage women to get involved in a new activity, Thurrock Rugby Club is hosting a ‘warrior camp’ for any women interested in trying the sport on Wednesday, January 17. Thurrock Rugby Club wants to...
Aveley High Street accosting efit

Image of man police want to speak released after 11-year-old girl grabbed in Aveley

Police have released an e-fit image of a man they would like to speak to. Two men in a small black car approached an 11-year-old girl whilst she was walking on Aveley High Street around...
Silk River

Colourful Indian ceremony ends epic Thurrock art project

Silk River took place throughout 2017 Silk River has been in the making for over two years, involving 20 communities along the banks of the rivers Thames and the India’s Hooghly, engaging thousands of participants...
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Stanford-le-Hope’s fundraising heroes

Volunteers have spent hundreds of hours collecting and delivering Christmas gifts A team of Stanford-le-Hope and Corringham fundraisers ended a year of charitable acts by delivering over 3,000 Christmas presents, to those unlikely to receive...
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Aveley Accosting

Aveley High Street Accosting We're releasing an e-fit image of a man we would like to speak to.  Two men in a small black car approached an 11-year-old girl whilst she was walking on Aveley High...

Christmas spirit at the Port of Tilbury

Changing Pathways  Employees at the Port of Tilbury made a generous donation of 117 gifts to Changing Pathways this year, just in time for Christmas. Changing Pathways, formerly known as Basildon Women’s Aid, is a...
Bata Centre

Thousands in lottery funding given to Thurrock heritage centre

Money will restore artefacts damaged in Bata centre fire The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has delivered an early Christmas present for the residents of East Tilbury. Thanks to a £65,500 HLF grant, the priceless Bata artefacts...
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Linford mum feeds London’s homeless

Thurrock's Donna Noble delivered a van full of donations to Lincoln Inn Fields A charitable Linford resident has been spreading Christmas cheer to London’s homeless this week after she delivered the fruits of a successful...
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Grays high school fasts to raise money for Bangladesh

The 24-hour fast was in support of charity CAFOD A Grays high school organised a 24-hour fast recently to raise money for charity and stayed overnight on school premises to keep morale high as hunger...