Films of Colour continued to be the band to watch after having a Bowie song published in a tribute album.
Once again Diwali lit up the Thameside.
There were touching tributes to former councillor Daphne Hart who passed away.
The Tilbury Tightrope was a great success.
As was the Thurrock Young Musician of the Year.
East Thurrock made the first round of the FA Cup for the first time and went down fighting against Macclesfield.
It was announced that Grays will be on the Olympic torch route.
We once again examined Thurrock crime stats and there is clearly something wrong with the recording mechanisms.
After Hotelgate and then Hampergate, we finished off the year with Gullgate. Cllr Redsell was reported to the CPS over the alleged theft of a framed photo from the council offices. CPS decided there was not enough evidence to proceed.
Labour chose Polly Billington to fight the next election.
The Dartford crossing increased wont go up until after easter.
Fatima, Dougie and Mark were all in the jungle.
We loved the Ngage Flashmob.
The wheels started to fall off the Grays Athletic wagon whilst Tilbury continued to improve.
The courts appeared to be getting busier and busier. A ticket inspector was stabbed at East Tilbury station.
Treetops produced a great performance of Billy Elliot. Harris Academy dedicated a room to Oliver Scott.
Brian Belo quit the panto but Craig Phillips stepped in to save the day.