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Tories angry over staff pay scales at Council

Thurrock Conservatives have called for a review of senior pay scales, after a report to the authority’s recent full Council meeting recommended new staff...

Cops probe car lift bid

POLICE are investigating after a man in a car approached a schoolgirl offering her a lift in Horndon-on-the-Hill. Officers are investigating after a report that...

Plans to tackle the Borough’s fat factor

Health professionals from across Thurrock came together last Thursday to discuss one of the major issues facing the Borough - obesity. The day-long event at...

Orsett village gun death was ‘a domestic’

THE man killed in a shooting on an Orsett housing estate has been named. Police were called at around 3pm last Tuesday after reports of...

Man is found dead after Orsett village shooting

A man has died and another man is in hospital following a shooting in Orsett on Tuesday afternoon. Police were contacted at just after 3pm...

Civic asset list to be identified by Thurrock Council

Thurrock Council is to compile a list of ‘assets of community value’, after a Conservative motion was passed with cross-party support. The initiative takes advantage...

Nine years for killing Grays dad

A THURROCK man has been jailed for nine years after being convicted of causing the death of Grays father of one, Liam Holden, earlier...

Call to help Thurrock veterans

A call from Conservative Deputy leader Rob Gledhill to review Thurrock Council's veterans charter was met with universal support at last week's full Council. The...

Thurrock councillor’s cop station release prompts furore

A POLITICAL storm has broken out around a Thurrock councillor's interpretation of moves to breathe new life into Corringham Police station. Last week Homesteads councillor...

£35m boost for Borough firm

A THURROCK company has struck a £35m deal with Lloyds Bank to secure jobs in the region and open the door on expansion. Specialist chemical...

Fears for horses’ safety

A COUNCIL has come under fire from an animal charity for not doing more to protect horses grazed on common ground. Remus Horse Sanctuary is...
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Judge blasts bank over failings that led to theft

ROYAL Bank of Scotland bosses have been blasted by a judge for allowing a rogue cashier who tried to steal more than £2.5m have...

Star footballer’s dad denies headbutt in racist attack

THE father of Chelsea captain John Terry has denied headbutting a man during a racist street attack. Ted Terry, 59, who lives in Grays, allegedly...

MP calls on Minister to veto Aveley homes bid

Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle-Price has called on planning minister Eric Pickles to veto controversial plans for 501 new homes on the site of the...

Inspectors have recognised an improvement in pupil service

Thurrock Council has welcomed the latest Ofsted inspection of its Pupil Support Service, saying it mirrors its own opinions. The service includes a primary pupil...

Thurrock school is making progress

A Thurrock primary school has impressed an Ofsted inspector who returned in November to check on progress following a “requires improvement” rating before the...

Arrests follow murder bid

Two men, including one from Thurrock, have been arrested in connection with the attempted murder of a teenager in Chelmsford. A 17-year-old boy was run...

Chance to nominate your Thurrock hero

People across Thurrock are being invited to nominate their local heroes for the prestigious civic awards. The 11th Thurrock Civic Awards will be held on...

Thurrock MP slams union over port protest

AN MP has called on the Government to investigate a union’s activities as it continues to protest about employment issues at Thurrock’s new London...

Shopkeeper’s contempt for authority slammed

A SHOPKEEPER has been slammed for her “contempt and disregard for authority” over her record of breaching licence conditions. She was condemned as Thurrock...

Councillors bidding to beat fence enforcement action

TWO senior Labour councillors have ignored an enforcement notice to pull down a controversial fence around their home and instead have resubmitted an application...

Controversial 501 homes plan in Thurrock will go to Minister

CONTROVERSIAL plans for 501 new homes on a greenbelt site in Aveley have been approved by a majority of planning councillors - and the...

Solar farm in Thurrock approved

THURROCK is to get a new kind of power station after planners gave their backing to the creation of a solar farm in the...

Lakeside housing scheme concerns

DEVELOPERS behind a plan for 320 new homes and a huge new supermarket at Lakeside have been criticised by a prominent business leader who...

Ceiling collapses on Mary

THE family of an elderly woman have criticised Thurrock Council’s housing department after a ceiling collapsed in her bedroom - though they have been...

PCSOs safe as force fails to spend cash

TOP Thurrock councillors have been told Essex Police have underspent on PCSOs by more than £1 million this year and promised they will not...

Thurrock college is downgraded

GOVERNMENT watchdog Ofsted has produced a critical report on standards of performance at Palmer’s College in Thurrock. The College, which received an outstanding grading on...

Tough times are still to come says Thurrock Council leader

Thurrock Council is facing making savings estimated at between £30 million to £35 million in its budget between 2015/16 and 2018/19. Council leader, Cllr John...

Cabinet backs proposal for Thurrock schools to merge

THE last junior and infant school combination in Thurrock could be set to amalgamate following a meeting of Thurrock Council’s Cabinet last Wednesday. Members heard...

Thurrock politics in the gutter

THURROCK’S Council leader has delivered a stinging commentary on the state of politics in Thurrock and has slammed a Tory rival after he called...
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