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“Were lives lost?” asks MP over hospital row

BOROUGH MP Jackie Doyle-Price has asked if lives might have been saved had action been taken earlier over failing standards at Basildon Hospital. She was...

Grays nurse is crowned UK’s ‘most inspirational’ woman

A 78-year-old nurse from Grays has been named the UK’s ‘most inspirational’ woman in this year's national Inspiration Awards. Southend University Hospital diabetes nurse Jackie...

Thurrock Council leader speaks up over plans to gag campaigns

A Bill before MPs that would ban local authorities from campaigning against Government policy, even if they have overwhelming local backing, is being criticised...

Driver died after crane toppled on the docks

A CRANE driver died after the crane he was driving toppled over at Tilbury Docks, an inquest heard. Ian Campbell, 45, from South Ockendon died...

Emails spark cover-up row on damning hospital report

BASILDON and Thurrock Hospitals Trust has found itself in the middle of a political slanging match after allegations of a cover up over its...

Armed raiders strike at Tilbury betting office

Police are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery at a bookies in Tilbury. Two men entered Corals, on the Broadway, at around 8.30pm...

DC staff on patchwork and jewellery courses

Former staff of Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation were sent for patchwork, pottery and jewellery making lessons at the taxpayers’ expense, a Government investigation...

Businessmen set for trial over £5.8m scam

TWO businessmen accused of being embroiled in a £5.8million VAT scam will stand trial next year. Company director Richard Ponsford, 35, and Michael Woodward, 28,...

Grays cop caged for false passport application

A police officer from Grays who falsely signed a passport application to allow his wife to remain in the UK has been jailed for...

Mum tells of trial relief

A MUM has spoken of the trauma of seeing her sons go through a murder trial and her relief after one was acquitted. The other,...

Chair’s vote swings homes scheme

CONTROVERSIAL plans for a 501 home housing estate on a sports club in Aveley look set to get the green light after the casting...

Bid to beat burglars in Stanford

Thurrock Community Safety Partnership has been raising awareness of crime prevention in and around Stanford-le-Hope following an increase in domestic burglaries. The day of action...

Brothers deny murder of Thurrock dad who died after town centre altercation

A COURT has been told that a Grays man was killed by an act of self defence in an altercation in the town. Brothers Owen...

Developer slammed by Thurrock residents

PLANS have been approved for 14 new homes in North Stifford, ending a long-running and controversial series of planning applications on the site of...

Farm site plan is thrown out

PROPOSALS to put 14 houses on the site of a former listed building have been thrown out by councillors. The controversial develop-ment was proposed for...

Exhumation of bodies prompts debate over Chapel proposal

DESPITE members’ reservations about traffic issues and the digging up of old graves, the green light has been given for 15 flats on the...

Dog owner avoids jail despite cruelty

A man from Grays has been given a suspended prison sentence for leaving his dog in a lock-up garage for days without food and...

Booze sale ban on Corringham store that sold to teenagers

A CORRINGHAM shop has had its off-licence suspended for a month after selling alcohol to under-age volunteers taking part in a Thurrock Council operation. The...

Speaking up for Thurrock’s over fifties

ISSUES affecting the lives of the region’s over fifties will be core subjects at a one day conference in Thurrock next week. The event, taking...

Partner tells court man was beaten to death

A THURROCK man died in the arms of his girlfriend after being punched and kicked to death on a night out, a court heard. Brothers...

Cash could put homes back in use

Landlords who have homes that have been empty for six months or more could get council grants and interest-free loans to do them up. Thurrock...

Gateway development planned around school

DEVELOPERS are planning a prestigious 800 home development to the north of Corringham and say it is a pivotal site as the Borough seeks...

Drugs checks at Thurrock boozers

Thurrock Council and Essex Police carried out a series of drug and alcohol checks across the Borough last week. On Thursday police and licensing staff...

An Essex filled Surprise Surprise

THE tears flowed on Essex-filled TV show Surprise Surprise on Sunday. Two emotionally charged stories highlighted great causes in the area. First up was Penni Bubb,...

Doctors miss chance to save girl’s life

A TEENAGE girl from Stanford-le-Hope died after doctors failed to spot signs of severe brain damage at Basildon Hospital, an inquest heard. Amie Miller, 15,...

Battle against homes on farm site

RESIDENTS have slammed Thurrock Council for allowing a listed farmhouse to be taken off the national heritage register - paving the way for a...

Welcome for extension of crossing discounts

RIVAL politicians with a common cause have been patting themselves and colleagues on the back over discounts for drivers at the Dartford Crossing. Last week...

Councillor says National Front links are “history”

THURROCK’S lone UKIP councillor has returned fire on his critics and been backed by his party after an anti-fascist website revealed his political background...

MP proposes Dartford Crossing discounts

LOCAL MP Dame Angela Watkinson has spoken out about the new Dartford Crossing scheme for “local people”, re-stating her belief that discounts should apply...

Charity in collect call for local volunteers

Diabetes UK is looking for volunteers to fill the final few spaces at a collection weekend at Tesco stores in Thurrock in October. The Big...
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