WE WOULD like to take this opportunity to wish all our readers, viewers, followers and advertisers, a very happy and healthy and prosperous 2014.
We would also like to thank all those contributors: the reporters, the bloggers and those who send in their reports, week in and week out.
We also must thank the commentators, who create a vibrant discourse on life in the borough.
As you may or may not know, we do like a statistic.
We had a total of 1,270,216 page views in 2013. An increase of 263,000 on 2012.
Our viewing figures have increased as follows:
2010: 632,419 (83k uniques)
2011: 835,998 (125k uniques)
2012: 1,006,234 (193k uniques)
2013: 1,270,216 (294k uniques)
We produced 3,200 stories in 2013. A selection of which are referred to in our reviews of the year.
Our readers come from far and wide. 1070 countries including 10,000 page views in the USA. We would also like to thank our one viewer in Guatemala!
Did you know over 520,000 minutes of YourThurrock films were watched on our youtube channel www.youtube.com/yourthurrockfilms.
We also have 5,440 (Dec 31st) followers on Twitter.
We launched our second on-line newspaper, YourHarlow.Com on July 1st and that is developing nicely. It is five years behind YourThurrock and so has a long way to go.
Thank you Thurrock for being such a rich, fascinating quarry of news. But as we say, we are only as good as your last day. So, see you in 2014.
Michael and the team at YourThurrock
the reader in israel is my sister.