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13 hrs ago | Thurrock Gazette

THE Royal Opera House's Thurrock centre is looking for volunteers.

High House Production Park in Vellacott Close, Purfleet, has been running a volunteer programme for two years and is looking for more volunteers for the new season, which is now starting.

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17 hrs ago | Thurrock Gazette

Les rolls in for a nostalgia trip

SEVENTIES heartthrob Les McKeown will be coming to Thurrock next month to sing for fans of his former chart-topping band, the Bay City Rollers. The singer, whose face was to be found on tens of thousands of teenage girls' walls in the band's heyday is playing at the Thameside Theatre, in Orsett Road, Grays on Friday, October 17. The Scottish band were a pop phenomenon from 1973 onwards, their concerts witnessing scenes reminiscent of Beatlemania at its craziest.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Thurrock Gazette

FOUR community groups in Grays have been shortlisted for a grant.

The four groups which have been shortlisted for Grays are: Karis May Darling Foundation, East Thurrock Community Association Orsett Church of England Primary School and Thurrock's Next Top Boss.

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Braintree and Witham Times

The Essex Entertainment Awards is heading to Grays

The musical awards ceremony, which celebrates talent from across the county will be held at the Civic Hall in Grays on November 2. The awards, which were started last year, proved to be a great success and str back for a second year running. Several musicians from Thurrock are up for awards, including the band Tall Dark Friend who have been nominated for best original artist and ISPA for best dance act.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Thurrock Gazette

Ukip councillor denies drink drive charge

Robert Ray, 65, who has been a councillor since May 2012, denied one charge of drink driving when he appeared at Basildon Magistrates' Court on Thursday. The Aveley and Uplands ward councillor had been at Orsett Hall for a fundraising dinner with the party's national leader Nigel Farage and the Thurrock candidate for next year's general election, Tim Aker.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Thurrock Gazette

Mayor enjoys Tilbury fun day

THE Mayor of Thurrock Steve Liddiard was full of praise for an event in the town when he spoke at Wednesday evening's meeting of the council. Cllr Liddiard said: "I had the pleasure of attending a family fun day on 21 August, hosted by the Community Safety Partnership and the Troubled Families team.

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Braintree and Witham Times

Latest developments on a new Lower Thames Crossing

Thurrock Council is hosting a meeting to discuss the very latest developments on proposals to construct a new Lower Thames river crossing. Mr Kent adds that ministers, in 2010, were told "this would be easy - pick one option out of three".

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Thurrock Gazette

Growth funding for Two Forts Way

Thurrock Council's representative on the Coalhouse Fort Project - asked a question at full council on Wednesday seeking assurances that the funding issues facing the council would not impact on plans. She asked: "The Coalhouse Fort Project, and others, have long wanted to see the completion of the Two Forts Walk, between Coalhouse and Tilbury Forts.

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Thurrock Gazette

Completion of verge hardening projects backed by council

A MOTION was passed to complete the verge hardening projects in parts of the borough after a petition was handed in to the council yesterday evening. Councillor Tom Kelly, Tory representative for Little Thurrock Rectory handed in a petition of 63 signatures from residents of Lenmore Avenue and Rectory Road urging the council to fix their roads.

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Maldonandburnham Standard

DEBBIE Nyman is senior manager at Money Matters pawnbrokers, in Grays High Street.

A: It has to be the people. Working and doing business with them is always lively and entertaining.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Thurrock Gazette

Residents line the banks of the Thames for end of Tall Ship parade

HUNDREDS of people lined the banks of the River Thames in Thurrock to catch a glimpse of the tall ships sailing downstream after the Royal Greenwich Regatta.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Thurrock Gazette

a Historic church in East Tilbury can be restored after winning a 176,000 grant.

The Grade I listed church will be able to go forward with planned work after receiving A 176,000 from Veolia North Thames Trust.

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Thurrock Gazette

Opposition hit out at Labour "campaigning" in West Thurrock

THE Conservatives and UKIP have hit out at Labour for "campaigning" in West Thurrock before the funeral of late councillor Andy Smith.

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Thurrock Gazette

Tall ships pass Thurrock as they head upstream for regatta

A TALL ship in all its elegance and glory glides past the giant quay cranes at the London Gateway superport.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

Thurrock Gazette

Thurrock Ukip councillor showing signs of improvement after falling ill with brain haemorrhage

Councillor Maggie O'Keeffe Ray, representative of the Aveley and Uplands ward, became unwell and collapsed shortly after holding a council surgery on Saturday, August 23. However, her health took a turn for the worse on Tuesday and she was transferred to Queens Hospital in Romford.

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Gazette-news.co.uk

Police restructure to put focus back on communities

HUNDREDS of police officers are returning to neighbourhood teams this week as part of a major restructure of Essex Police.

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Thurrock Gazette

Fifteen boxes of dangerous cosmetics seized after arriving at Tilbury

Trading Standard Officers from Thurrock Council seized the goods, at the London Container Terminal, and placed a Suspension Notice on them to prevent them from moving on.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

Thurrock Gazette

EUROPE'S leading tribute act to the Queen of Country is heading to Thurrock in October.

Sarah Jayne, who has been performing as Dolly Parton for more than 22 years, is set to take the stage at Circus Tavern, Meads Corner, Purfleet.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Maldonandburnham Standard

Douglas Carswell surprised many with his shock defection to Ukip

TORY MPs in south Essex have been warned "none of your seats are safe" after a Conservative swapped sides for Ukip.

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Maldonandburnham Standard

Mums angry over bus ban

A MUM is furious after her 11-year-old son was refused a place on a school bus, even after she offered to pay.

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