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Thurrock Independents to stand a record number of candidates in Thurrock local elections The Thurrock Independents are delighted to announce that voters in all Thurrock...

Appeal for missing man

Police are renewing their appeal to find Valentin Kachanov, who has been reported missing from West Thurrock. No-one has heard from the 27-year-old since he...

Hardworking teens clear Grays beach

Clearing plastic pollution was top of the agenda for a willing team of Thurrock teenagers who helped clean up the Thames foreshore at Grays...

Volunteers attend Purfleet spring clean up

Ten volunteers from Purfleet joined in the Borough’s Spring Clean Up campaign to clear a 3-400 yard stretch along London Road east of the...

Upside down house at Lakeside

Upside Down House premiers in the South at intu Lakeside. The extraordinary two-storey inverted home offers a zero-gravity style experience as it sits on its...

Primary school admissions places see positive results

Figures released this week show that 95% of Thurrock children have been offered their first or second choice of primary school for the new...

Man jailed for dangerous offences

A man who forced entry to a Grays home while armed with an imitation firearm has been jailed for five years and two months. Abdi...

Locked Up

Three men who attacked an elderly couple in their own home at gunpoint before trying to steal cash and jewellery have been locked up...

Here comes the Magic!

Reawaken your sense of wonder with a unique magic and illusion show which is coming to the Thameside Theatre in Grays. MAGIC! The Tour, starring accomplished...

Couple sentenced for their part in drug gang

A couple from South Ockendon have been sentenced after pleading guilty for their part in a so called ‘county line’ drug dealing gang. Officers from...

Community heroes awarded at Mayors awards

Local community heroes who have gone above and beyond received recognition for their outstanding service to the local community at the Mayor’s Civic Awards...

Thug Sentenced

A thug who spat in the face of a Thurrock Council Environmental Enforcement officer as she was on duty has been sentenced to 120...

Man jailed for harassment

A man who harassed and threatened violence towards a woman in Grays has been jailed. Troy White, 31, of Carnforth Gardens, Hornchurch, admitted harassment with...

Kinetika heads east with new workshops

Artists from Kinetika, the internationally renowned outdoor arts company based at High House Production Park in Purfleet, are heading west along the estuary to...

Residents reminded to vote in local elections

Thurrock Council is urging residents to have their say and make sure they are registered to vote before Thurrock goes to the polls on...

Disabled user fine

Two road users have ended up with a criminal record after both used a blue badge in the borough that they were not entitled...

TalentEd graduates

FOUR year ten students at Hassenbrook academy in Stanford Le Hope graduated from educational charity, TalentEd’s programme recently after 21 weeks of hard work. Billy,...

Man admits grooming

A Thurrock man who worked at Stubbers Adventure Centre in Upminster, has admitted how he engaged in sexual communication with a child. 42 year old...

Children and adult Thurrock easter activities

Children and adults in Thurrock can take part in various park activities during the Easter half-term. Four main activity days will run from 11am to...

Abuse helpline launched

A new helpline has been launched to help people in Thurrock who are victims of or who have experienced domestic abuse. COMPASS went live on...

Group keeping an eye on new homes

'Purfleet Community Design Group' recently visited Swan Housing's modular build factory in Basildon. The Design group are instrumental in liaising with developers PCRL and the...

Victory for pop star

Singer David Van Day has been elected as a local councillor in a by-election. The former pop star, who rose to fame in the late-1970s...
Art student wins Royal Opera House design competition

Student wins ROH challenge

AN Access (Art & Design) student at South Essex College has won a Royal Opera House design challenge. Klaudia Zolkos-Urbanek, 36, from Southend, designed a...

Sing for St Lukes

Pupils from primary schools in Thurrock sang their hearts out in a competition for St. Luke's Hospice on Thursday March 21, judged by BBC's...

Technology tournament

Last Wednesday 50 students from Thurrock schools met at the Thurrock Cruise terminal to take part in this year’s Technology Tournament. The event was organised...

STIFFORD CLAYS: Aggravated burglary appeal; Long Lane;

We are appealing for information after a woman in her 80s was threatened with a knife during an aggravated burglary in Stifford Clays yesterday,...

Aggravated burglary appeal Long Lane STIFFORD CLAYS

We are appealing for information after a woman in her 80s was threatened with a knife during an aggravated burglary in Stifford Clays yesterday,...

Shoplifter banned from Lakeside

A prolific shoplifter has been sent to prison and has been given a three-year criminal behaviour order that bans him from entering intu Lakeside...
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Losing the war on drugs

The Thurrock MP has claimed cannabis use in youngsters is fuelling demand for mental health services in adulthood. Jackie Doyle-Price, MP for Thurrock and Minister...
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Achievement awards for Thurrock teens

An incredible 85 young people from across Thurrock came together to receive prestigious Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards presented at the Civic Hall on...
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