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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...

Tragic sister inspires awareness fundraiser

A THURROCK woman has organised and hosted a successful awareness and fundraising event in memory of her sister. Clare Jupp was inspired to organise the...

Welcome for review of hospitals’ A&E

NHS Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group has welcomed emerging findings that show A&E services at Queen's Hospital, Romford and King George Hospital in Ilford, are...

Anger over slur on leader’s role

THURROCK’S Council leader John Kent has responded angrily to criticism by his opposition counterpart that he is not doing enough to bring prosperity to...

Ticking off for Council after running its parking enforcement at a loss

THURROCK Council has found itself under fire for running its parking enforcement at a loss. The criticism came from opposition Tories after portfolio holder Angie...

MP in call for an outer ring road after chaos

Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle-Price claims that Friday’s travel chaos across the region caused by a bomb threat at the Dartford Crossing proves that the...

Report names DC duo in £117,073 pay battle

AS exclusively revealed in last week’s Enquirer, Thurrock Council is taking court action to recover money from former senior managers of the Thurrock Thames...

Top councillor under fire over enterprise

THE leader of Thurrock Council has pledged to fight to keep the Borough at the ‘top table’ when the Government hands out regeneration cash...

Quick camera action catches young yobs

Swift work between residents, Thurrock Council’s CCTV team and local police led to anti-social behaviour culprits being caught on Monday evening. Local councillor, Angie Gaywood,...

Special measures verdict on Tilbury’s troubled school

SCHOOL inspectors have delivered a tough verdict on a troubled Thurrock School which has been placed in special measures. Manor School in Tilbury has courted...

Cruiser crackdown lands eighty drivers in court

Eighty drivers have been summoned to a special court hearing for speeding offences connected to illegal street racing in Thurrock. A courtroom at Basildon Magistrates’...

Hale and farewell as Diana loses her brave battle

ONE of the Thurrock Council’s most passionate members, Thurrock Councillor, Diana Hale died last Thursday following a long fight against breast cancer. Cllr Hale was...

Thurrock “monstrosity” given green light on night of controversy, drama and confrontation…

TO the dismay of a packed public gallery and by a majority of five votes to three, Thurrock’s planning committee gave the green light...

Chance for cash to lift your local community

Community groups in Thurrock have a month to seek a grant if they have ideas or plans for something which will prove an enhancement...
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