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Drugs figures blunder overshadows report

THURROCK Council’s portfolio holder for adult social care and health was left red-faced over an administrative blunder on figures for drug use by young...

Orsett Hall Hotel set to expand

THURROCK’S Orsett Hall Hotel has been given permission to build new leisure facilities and 22 new bedrooms. They will be housed in a new block...

Thurrock club site will be converted to homes

A DISUSED local club in West Thurrock is set to be demolished and replaced by six houses and 22 apartments. The new development is proposed...

Gypsy’s emotional appeal to deaf ears

GYPSY traveller Andrew West made an impassioned plea in front of a packed public gallery on behalf of his family at last week's meeting...

Call for action on dog mess

DOG fouling has become such a problem in Chafford Hundred that excrement is hanging off trees, according to one disgruntled resident. Fed up with seeing...

Gang member jailed for teen stabbing

A GANG member from Barking has been jailed for 10 years after stabbing a teenager from a rival gang, who lost a kidney after...

Council let mum and child down

THURROCK Council has been criticised by the Local Government Ombudsman for failing the needs of a local resident and her daughter. The woman, who has...

Russell thrills his home town crowd at opening

THURROCK boy Russell Brand returned to his roots this week to lend a hand opening a new mental health charity shop in Grays town...

Drugs den is sniffed out by Bruno and neighbours

TWO men were arrested over drugs and firearm offences following a police operation in East Tilbury. Police carried out search warrants for drugs in two...

Labour’s Sue holds ward in election

LABOUR retained the Stifford Clays seat in last week’s by-election - ensuring they keep control of Thurrock Council. However, senior Conservatives in the Borough have...

MP welcomes crime and unemployment falling

LOCAL MP Stephen Metcalfe has welcomed new statistics showing that unemployment is falling in South Basildon and East Thurrock and that crime is on...

Residents’ concern over future ofThurrock recycling site

A THURROCK-based recycling firm is once again at the centre of concern and complaints from neighbouring residents. The company, Recycled in Orsett (RIO), operates a...

Surgeons removed leg in Port rescue

THE crane driver trapped above ground lost part of his leg during the six hour operation to free him, it has been revealed. Last week’s...

Cashier denies role in £3m bank fraud bid

A Royal Bank of Scotland cashier from Thurrock tried to steal nearly £3m from customer accounts, the Old Bailey heard. Derek Annan, 24, allegedly passed...

Government backing for energy schemes

WITH just days to go before Tilbury’s power station closes and in the week that its manager spoke tearfully of the Government’s lack of...

Port inquest delivers accident verdict

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...

Firm fined over man crushed by bulldozer

A FIRM has been ordered to pay nearly £150,000 after a skilled and experienced worker was crushed to death by a bulldozer at the...

Mum makes TV appeal on birthday of Danielle

THE mum of a schoolgirl who was abducted and murdered appeared on TV this week in the hope of finding her daughter’s body. Last...

Council praises best businesses in Borough

THE best and brightest of local businesses have been praised at Havering Council’s annual Business Awards. 18 awards were presented at the event, which was...

Search on for Borough community organisers

THE search has been launched to find paid community organisers in parts of Thurrock. Community organisation ‘ngage’ has been chosen to take part in the...

Arrest over icy find

A THURROCK man has been arrested by officers from the National Crime Agency as part of an investigation into the alleged smuggling of endangered...

Port delivers rescue package for project

THE Port of Tilbury have announced that they will step in to support the Tilbury Riverside Project charity with a donation of £15,000 to...

Hotel’s ‘special’ bid to increase bedrooms

THURROCK planning councillors are being recommended to allow a new building at Orsett Hall Hotel that will almost double the number of bedrooms it...

Troubled school is Academy

A Thurrock primary school has been taken out of special measures and has become an Academy. On 1 October, Corringham Primary School, which was judged...

“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...
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