2011: Year in Review: August

Health

The continued growth of Thurrock Lifestyles Solutions was chronicled this month and later in the year they won a Civic Award.

Entertainment

Big Brother star, Brian Belo was announced as the star of the Thameside panto…more on that later!

Incident

There was traffic chaos as a body was found on the Dock approach road.

There was a huge fire in Buckles Lane.

Politics

Nimbys returned to Thurrock during a debate on a care home for people with learning differences in Grays.

And there was controversy as the landlady of the Catcracker pub lost her job.

Crime

The riots came to London but stayed away from Thurrock. YT spent most of the key day trying to dampen rumours as dozens and dozens of people contacted us with “I’ve heard that……..”
Two males ended up in court over passing on texts….and Labour councillor Aaron Kiely apologised over some of his tweets on twitter.

We had the very sad story of George Denny and the theft of his SAS dagger from the Purfleet Heritage Museum.

And the State Cinema was robbed of more and more copper.

The Chief Constable came to council to outline how the £43 million worth of cuts and 400 job losses.

Education

Harris Academy (C100) came top of the GCSE results with a remarkable 92% 5 A* to C (Eng/Maths).

Sport

Track hero Mel Batty passed away.

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