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A TILBURY woman, three teenagers and a boy aged 12 will appear for trial at Southend Magistrates' Court on Thursday, 30 April after denying a series of charges of assault and harassment that were racially motivated.

Identification of the accused, including the 39 year-old woman, is not permitted because of legal reason because of the age of the majority of the defendants, who live at two different addresses in Tilbury.

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A TILBURY apprentice has become the first woman from social mobility charity, Leadership Through Sport and Business (LTSB), to qualify as a fully-fledged accountant.

Bola Lawal, who studied at The Gateway Academy, joined LTSB's apprenticeship programme in September 2015 and trained with Berg Kaprow Lewis LLP (BKL) before securing a role with Santander.

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Jenny Sinclair

A WOMAN is planning to have her head shaved at a charity event to help the Mental Health Foundation as a way of acknowledging the support she has had through a long battle with her personal demons.

Jenny Sinclair, 37,from Tilbury, is hoping to raise funds through a Go Fund Me page when she takes part in the event at at the town's King George's Field (Daisy Field) on 4 July.

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Jake Pittaway

A MAN who assaulted his former partner in Grays while armed with a pair of scissors has been jailed for domestic-related offences.

Jake Pittaway, 22, of no fixed address, received 24 months when he appeared at Basildon Crown Court charged with possessing a blade in a public place.

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AMAZON'S Fulfilment Centre at Tilbury will host a free event on Tuesday, 3 March aimed at helping small businesses and entrepreneurs across the South East to grow online.

The Amazon Academy South East in Tilbury will feature workshops, keynote speeches and networking opportunities with organisations including 'South East Business', 'Exporting is Great', 'Be the Business', the 'ICAEW' and more, together with advice from successful entrepreneurs including Gamely Games and Coconut Merchant.

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IN just four weeks Thurrock Scout and Guide Gang Show returns to the Thameside Theatre in Grays with their annual production of Stride On for what will be their 53rd year!

The 50-strong cast are all active members of Scout and Guide organisations across Thurrock and are from the ages of nine years upwards. There are also just as many people backstage keeping the show on course just like a well-oiled machine!

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Lyn Carpenter

MUM'S the word according to Thurrock Council chief executive Lyn Carpenter who is urging members of the council to carry out acts of kindness in 'local government land'.

Ms Carpenter took to social media to highlight the importance of caring and ensuring others are looked after and she told how her mum was the inspiration for her.

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