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German driver who caused pile-up jailed

A SLEEP-DEPRIVED lorry driver who worked for more than 22 hours without proper rest has been jailed after causing a crash on the M25...

On patrol in Corringham to highlight community policing

THURROCK Council officers and a PCSO patrolled the Corringham area last Friday evening in an operation to provide reassurance to the local community and...

Raiders threaten Grays woman in her home

TWO MEN broke into an elderly woman’s home and threatened her with a spade. The woman was in her sitting room at her home in...

The Stanford and Corringham show did go on!

AN MP has paid tribute to the perseverance of the Stanford and Corringham carnival volunteers who put on a show on Saturday despite the...

Grays protesters: “Save our church from this monstrosity”

THURROCK planning councillors will find themselves between a church and a hard place this evening when they debate controversial plans for a new housing...

Protesters’ jobs fear because of new port

ANGRY union representatives from Unite gathered outside the Port of Tilbury last Thursday in protest after freight company Uniserve announced they will be moving...

Thurrock schools show a big differences in progress though there performance levels

IT’S been an improving year for secondary schools across Thurrock as GCSE results were announced last week. There were smiles all round at Gable Hall...

New flats and shops plan for derelict Grays site

A LONGSTANDING blot on the Grays town centre landscape could soon be demolished to make way for a development of shops, restaurants and flats. Thurrock...

Ban for Tilbury woman who mistreated her dogs

A WOMAN has been banned from keeping animals for five years after the RSPCA discovered two seriously underweight dogs left in her back garden. Basildon...

Thurrock rivals in coal war verbal spat

THURROCK’s MP and a leading rival have clashed over the future of coal in energy generation. The clash was sparked by last week’s shutdown of Tilbury...

High Street bank link offers help for hard up

A LOCAL credit union has set up shop within a High Street bank in Thurrock. People sometimes resort to high interest lenders after they are...

8,000 Thurrock homes in latest waste bins shake-up

AS many as one in ten homes in Thurrock could be affected by the latest switches as Thurrock Council battles to right the wrongs after...

Boris blasted over Thames plans

LONDON Mayor Boris Johnson has been blasted for ignoring the views of Thurrock people and criticised for pandering to the whims of the “West London...

Decline in traffic brings call for crossing rethink

FIGURES released by the Highways Agency have given added impetus to opponents to plans for a new Thames crossing in Thurrock. The figures on the...

Delight as Thurrock’s sixth formers enjoy much improved set of A-level results

DELIGHTED Thurrock students are celebrating after achieving top marks in their A Levels. There were lots of smiling faces at Palmer’s College as students found...

Football ban for fan who plotted violence

A MEMBER of the notorious ‘Inter City Firm’ has been sentenced to a 12 month community order with 120 hours’ unpaid work after pleading...

Education figures are slammed by Thurrock Council leader

THURROCK Council's education portfolio holder and leader, Cllr John Kent, has reacted angrily to government figures which make the Borough the worst performing for getting...

Government turns its back on Tilbury forcing the end of an era

THE curtain came down on 57 years of electricity generation at Tilbury on Tuesday when an emotional station manager was moved to the brink...

Would pew believe it! Grays church split by extension

AN UNHOLY spat appears to have split the congregation at a Thurrock church with a battle breaking out over a planned extension. The picturesque St...

Thurrock memorial renovation target is achieved

A BOROUGH memorial is to be restored after fundraisers reached their target. The Bata Reminiscence & Resource Centre (BRRC) has taken the lead, working closely...

Thurrock traveller site fears despite plans veto

THURROCK planning councillors have acted to preserve a piece of the greenbelt which has been taken over by travellers. At last week’s planning committee meeting,...

Emotions split as Thurrock home plan is vetoed

DESPITE winning over several councillors, a Thurrock man bidding to set up a permanent home alongside his smallholding business suffered defeat when a decision...

Convicted doc finally struck off the register

A GP who was allowed to carry on working after being found guilty of two sex attacks has been struck off after telling a...

Traders’ praise for Grays policing

TRADERS in Grays High Street and the town’s shopping centre say they have noticed a remarkable improvement in the town and want to thank...

Age alert for Thurrock sellers of booze to kids

THURROCK councillors have issued a stern warning to licensees who sell alcohol to underage young people. The Council's licensing sub-committee met on Wednesday (31 July)...

Inspector puts jobs ahead of greenbelt in Thurrock

A GOVERNMENT inspector has overruled Thurrock Council and granted planning permission for a controversial industrial development in South Ockendon. After the authority ejected an application by...

Thurrock family call for answers over death

A THURROCK family say they are still waiting for a full explanation about the death of a man who went missing from his bed at...
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