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100th birthday party

A LADY from South Ockendon has celebrated her 100th birthday recently. Grace Bridge, formerly of South Stifford, now lives in the Christian Care Home at...

Shamed agents fined

Two Letting agents have been fined over £20,000 for failing to provide licences for their properties in Grays. Thurrock Council have clamped down on the...

Baby Ballet raises over £8k

Babies and toddlers from babyballet in East Thurrock recently galloped, jumped and danced with Peppa Pig during their weekly class and raised £8,874.50 for...

New support network launched for mums

Hayley Cramp, a mother and beautician from Vange, Basildon, has launched Chicklets baby and toddler group together with the help of her friends and...

Fort awarded revival fund

A historic riverside fort has received a big boost after being awarded £47,000 from the Government’s Coastal Revival Fund. Coalhouse Fort in East Tilbury, which...

New basketball court

THURROCK MP Jackie Doyle Price joined seafarers and port representatives at London Tilbury Seafarers Centre recently for the opening of the centre’s new £50,000...

Winners of Thurrock Education Awards Announced

Winners were announced across 14 award categories throughout the evening alongside speeches from Cllr James Halden, Portfolio Holder for Education, Andrew Bowen from DP...

Time capsule planted

A TIME capsule has been planted at intu Lakeside to capture the memories of employees working at the popular retail and leisure destination. Over 200...

Young masterchefs

Young wannabe chefs that live in Thurrock went head to head with each other at the Rotary young chef competition on Monday November 12. The...

New star for panto

AN exciting last minute addition has been made to the cast of this year's eagerly-awaited pantomime in Grays. Thameside Theatre has announced reality TV star...

Christmas light switch on a great success

Hundreds of people packed Grays town centre for the magnificent Christmas lights switch-on, marking the start of the festive season in style. Organised by the...

MP SLAMS closure of centre

Rainham and Dagenham MP Jon Cruddas has slammed the closure of the South Hornchurch Walk in Centre as ‘completely unacceptable’. The decision to close the...

Church’s bazaar

St. Thomas of Canterbury Church in Grays are holding their annual Christmas Bazaar is here, more than 100 years on. St Thomas of Canterbury annual...

Rapist jailed after alleyway attack

A rapist who attacked a woman in an alleyway in Tilbury has been jailed for seven years. The victim was approached by a man in...

Man wanted after no show at court

Robert Poynter, 30, is wanted for failing to appear at court to face charges of possession of drugs with intent to supply. Poynter was last...

GUILTY OF STABBING AT PARK

Two men are due to be sentenced next month for their part in an attack that left a man with multiple stab injuries in...

Grays Author inspired by magic and local history

An award winning author from Grays has been inspired by tragedy and magic to write her latest book. Michelle Harrison, is a best-selling author of...

Thurrock’s fallen heroes

Last Sunday saw thousands of people come out all across Thurrock to pay their respects on Remembrance parades and ceremonies. Huge crowds gathered for events...

Panto spectacular

The stars of this year’s much-anticipated pantomime lit up last night’s spectacular fireworks display in Orsett. Cast including former TOWIE regular and Celebrity Big Brother...

West End performer excited to be touring

Ben Evans, a former West End performer, who starred as Gavroche in Les Miserables, at just eight years old, is coming to Grays this...

Business gets it right for children in need

A LOCAL business in Thurrock is combining reading, improving literacy and raising money for Children in Need at the same time. Sounds Right Phonics Classes...

A Grays tenant banned from entering his drug den home

A Grays tenant who turned his home into a hangout for local drug dealers and addicts has been finally banned from entering his home. Mark...

Children enjoy the Caribbean

EARLY Years students at Warren Primary School in Chafford Hundred, were transported to the colourful world of Caribbean culture when story teller Olusola Oyeleye,...

Ascot event returns

A local children’s hospice are bringing back their popular Royal Ascot event next year. On Friday 21st June, Little Havens Hospice will host an Ascot...

Leader of council to oppose crossing

Councillors and business leaders from across the South East have been told that Thurrock Council is united in its opposition to Highways England’s Lower...

Another c17 gang member subjected to tough injunction

Another member of a drug-dealing gang linked to a series of violent incidents and anti-social behaviour in Thurrock has been made the subject of...

Grays mum sets up charity

A Thurrock mother whose babies were born prematurely, has set up a project to offer care and support to families with premature and sick...

Man jailed for rape Cygnet Way, West Thurrock

A man who dragged a woman into woodland in West Thurrock and used his clothing to bind and gag her has been jailed. Iulian Mititelu,...

Innovative new scheme launches to support young people with autism

Construction has officially begun this week on the development of a new supported housing complex in Thurrock for young people with autism.   Taking place at...

Business talks challenges

Conservative Party Chairman Brandon Lewis made a visit to Thurrock and dropped by local builder’s HW Wilson in South Ockendon to hear about the...
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