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STAFF at a Thurrock-based home care service have not only proved their abilities by topping a company competition – but they showed their generosity of spirit by hosting a fun-packed Christmas party for many of the older people they serve.

The team at the Thurrock branch of the Manorcourt Care network had already made 2019 special by gaining an outstanding rating for care when Ofsted inspectors visited in October.

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RESIDENTS in Thurrock have been thanked for their welcome and generosity towards a Eco campaigner who passed through the region as part of a nationwide project with particular praise for borough man Keith Harrington and his wife Glynis.

Wayne Dixon is about to enter the fourth year of a lifelong dream of walking the whole UK coastline. During his journey, which will total 7,000 miles on completion, he has been litter picking and raising awareness of the dangers of rubbish with every step.

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Martin Kerin has echoed town centre concerns

A WARD councillor has added his weight to calls for more action to be taken to try and restore the image of Grays High Street which has become blighted by drug-taking and trafficking, drunken behaviour and trading of illicit goods.

After several days of disorder which went unchecked in the build up to Christmas the chairman of the neighbourhood residents association, Richard Suttling blasted the authorities for their lack of consistent action.

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THURROCK Council says it is working with partners in a bid to stop flooding which has blighted on the borough's busiest roundabouts.

Recent heavy rainfall has frequently seen the roundabout at the Tilbury end of the Dock approach Road (A1089) many inches deep in water, at times making it impassable for cars. Adjacent roads are also regularly flooded.

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The trading of illegal cigarettes was captured by Nub New editor Neil Speight, who reported it to security officers but they said they couldn't do anything.

CONFLICTING impressions of the effectiveness of town centre policing in Grays have prompted a withering attack by a community leader who says the state of the area 'defies belief'.

On the day that town centre policing team leader Sgt Ben Forbes revealed he had been honoured for his work - and the Essex police force announced they had take action to stop a known thief operating in Grays, the chairman of a town centre residents' group weighed in to say it was time to face the truth.

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A NEW police officer serving in Grays has become something o f a pin-up boy for the Essex force's recruitment campaign.

As it searches to add new officers to its ranks, the force is talking to new recruits about what motivated them to join and Dan has stepped into the limelight:-

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