Jim Davidson set to raise a smile in Thurrock

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

5:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

CELEBRITY Big Brother winner, Jim Davidson, is to perform two shows in Thurrock over the next few months.

Call to end Corringham gas works after explosion

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

4:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

RESIDENTS in Corringham have issued urgent calls for gas main replacement work in their road to be completed after an elderly woman had a lucky escape in a gas explosion in her home.

Cadets plant poppies at Tower of London

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

CADETS, officers and committee members from the Thurrock Sea Cadets visited the Tower of London to see the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red display of ceramic poppies.

Goods worth £600 stolen after house broken into

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

2:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

BURGLARS stole £600 of electrical items during a break-in.

Mum and pup mauled by two dogs in park

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

12:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

THESE pictures show the horrific injuries caused to a mother as she tried to protect her puppy from two Staffordshire bull terriers.

Marathon marvels at Gable Hall

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

10:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

STUDENTS from Gable Hall School took part in a marathon challenge for charity.

Fans mourn singer Alvin Stardust

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: RICHMOND DATE: Alvin Stardust

10:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

SINGER Alvin Stardust, a star with many south Essex connections, died yesterday after after a short battle with cancer.

Lauren: I want to win for everyone back home

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

8:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

X FACTOR hopeful Lauren Platt says it would mean “the absolute world” to her to win the ITV talent show.

Woman thanks kind-hearted motorists who helped when her dog was run over

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

7:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

AWOMAN has thanked people who rushed to help after her dog was run over.

Enjoy night of soul music at The Welcome Club

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

6:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

SEVENTIES and eighties tribute band will be performing at the Welcome Club, in Stanford-le-Hope, this weekend.

Your Gazette: Putting a smile on our faces

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

3:44pm Friday 24th October 2014

THIS week, Wayne Riley, clinical dental technician, at Changing Faces Denture Clinic, Chafford 100 Dental Care, Drake Road, Grays, tells us why he loves it here...

Leisure park shake up set to create 70 jobs

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

PLANS to replace Basildon’s famous nighclub complex with three restaurants and a kids’ soft play centre are likely to create 70 jobs.

Power cut affects homes on Canvey

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: POWER CUT: some homes are out of power

1:24pm Friday 24th October 2014

MORE than 2,000 homes on Canvey lost power in a power cut caused by a fault with an underground cable.

Club raises £240 for Canvey War Memorial Wall

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Fundraisers from Smallgains Social Club, in Creek Road, handed over £240 to Canvey’s war memorial committee.

Motorists advised to avoid M25 following earlier crash

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

12:55pm Friday 24th October 2014

MOTORISTS are advised to avoid the M25 following a multi-vehicle collision on the Essex bound track of the motorway.

Schoolchildren help to launch new Poppy Appeal

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

12:30pm Friday 24th October 2014

PUPILS formed a human poppy to mark the centenary of the Royal British Legion’s appeal.

Major homes development could be built across Basildon and Brentwood border

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Today's announcement is good news for Dunton

11:15am Friday 24th October 2014

MAJOR house building could happen on green belt land between Basildon and Brentwood.

Woman trapped following crash in Tilbury

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

10:17am Friday 24th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to release a woman trapped in a vehicle following a crash in Tilbury.

Benefit cheat handed curfew after swindling £30,000

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Basildon Crown Court heard on Tuesday Mrs Hall did not tell the Department of Work

10:17am Friday 24th October 2014

A FRAUDSTER admitted swindling nearly £30,000 of benefits.

Ukip councillor pays emotional tribute to late wife

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

10:00am Friday 24th October 2014

ROBERT Ray, a Ukip councillor, paid an emotional tribute to his late wife - telling council colleagues how nothing gave her more pride than serving her community.

Improving Thurrock's homes

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Tonight's Thurrock Council meeting back at Civic Offices on New Road

9:44am Friday 24th October 2014

THE number of Thurrock Council tenants seeking repairs to their homes is falling because the council is taking pre-emptive action improving its stock of homes.

Fears cat died from anti-freeze poisoning

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A PET owner has been left devastated after his cat died from suspected anti-freeze poisoning – sparking fears more deaths could follow.

Man charged with nine offences after burglary

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

9:32am Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN will be appearing in court today, Friday, October 24, charged with nine offences including burglary and fraud.

Suspected burglar snared by residents

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: webpix arrest arrests arrested handcuffs police

8:21am Friday 24th October 2014

A SUSPECTED attempted burglar was caught by police after eagle-eyed residents spotted a man acting suspiciously.

Neighbours seek end to gas works after lucky blast escape

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

6:30am Friday 24th October 2014

RESIDENTS in Corringham have issued urgent calls for gas main replacement work in their road to be completed after an elderly woman had a lucky escape in a gas explosion in her home.

Canvey drains pledge: No more quick fixes

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A HIGHWAYS boss has promised Canvey residents more will be done to clear drains and gullies.

Undercover officers spied on skate park kids

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

POLICE and council officers spied on youngsters at a skate park for two months...but failed to get evidence of any crimes.

Call for investigation after racism claim

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Pat Rackley

4:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A UKIP councillor is demanding an investigation after she was accused of making “racist comments” during a council debate.

South Essex commuters consulted on c2c plans to tackle crowding

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Passenger taken ill, delaying trains

2:33pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

COMMUTERS are being consulted on plans to tackle overcrowding on trains.

Volunteer opportunities available at borough libraries

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

2:20pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

VOLUNTEERS are being sought to support two of Thurrock Council’s library services.

Council leader: We take child abuse very seriously

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Thurrock Council leader John Kent wants parents to apply in good time.

2:17pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE work put in by Thurrock Council to prevent a child sex scandal like Rotherham was set out by council leader John Kent last night.

Road works will delay bus journeys

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

2:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BUS passengers are being warned to expect delays while major roadworks are carried put.

Inspectors praise Benfleet care home

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Care Quality Commission

1:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A CARE home previously criticised for failing has had a major turnaround.

Havens desert adventure

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

12:30pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

ADVENTUROUS fundraisers spent a week battling through 40-degree temperatures on a trek through the Sahara to support a children’s hospice.

Campaigners fear life-or-death 999 delays if 500 Rayleigh homes get go ahead

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

CAMPAIGNERS fear 500 new homes in Rayleigh could cause unnacceptable delays for 999 crews because roads will not cope with more traffic.

Investigation into animals recovered from travellers site in Aveley continues

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: ANIMAL WELFARE: The RSPCA prosecuted a 20-year-old woman for causing suffering to her dogs

11:59am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE RSPCA is continuing to investigate after it recovered more than 80 animals from a travellers site in Aveley.

Council under fire for its home school policy

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Graham Stuart

11:05am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THURROCK Council has come under fire for acting "beyond its power" when it comes to parents choosing how their child is educated...and has been told to urgently change its policy.

Who stole the Kray twins?!

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

9:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THEY were notorious for being East London gangsters, but now the Kray twins have become victims of crime themselves – after urban art of the pair was stolen from a derelict building.

Motorcyclist has 'life changing injuries' after bus smash

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

8:39am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST who was trapped under a bus in a horror smash has suffered life changing injuries.

Ukip ‘coup’ as another defector is welcomed

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

8:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A FORMER Tory activist who campaigned for MP Rebecca Harris has defected to Ukip.

53-year-old jumped from behind and robbed for £15

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: webpix police generic

7:10am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAN was jumped from behind by two attackers who robbed him in broad daylight of just £15.

'End crash misery at Orsett blind spot' resident appeals

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

6:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

AFED-UP resident has made a fresh appeal for a stretch of road in Orsett to be improved after witnessing two crashes in less than a month.

A right dog's dinner - Village pub put on menu for mutts

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A PUB in Little Wakering has come up with a doggy menu in an effort to attract more canines and their owners in for dinner.

Police chase taxi as suspect flees

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THREE suspected burglars sparked a police pursuit after one tried to escape in a taxi.

Thurrock full council meeting

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Thurrock Council

7:04pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Live blog of tonight's full meeting of Thurrock Council

Flooded store back in business

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

6:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A SHOP has reopened after it was destroyed by floods.

Police appeal as man appears in court over alleged assault at South Ockendon train station

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Pair arrested for filming in Basildon Magistrates' Court

4:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A man has appeared in court charged with robbery, threatening a person with an offensive weapon and two counts of assault by beating.

Motorcyclist and bus crash

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

4:38pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MOTORCYLIST has collided with a bus, leaving the biker stuck under the vehicle.

I almost died on route to the Lakeside shops - Patricia tells of her stroke scare and praises care at Basildon Hospital's hyper acute stroke unit

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

4:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WHEN Patricia Barnes set off for Lakeside for a spot of shopping, it wasn’t going to be the laidback trip she had bargained for.

Council’s new plans to move rubbish bins

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

4:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SOUTHEND Council is again trying to move rubbish bins from a car park, to make way for the entertainment complex.






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