Review of the Year: January to March

WE thought we would have a dip into the archives and remind ourselves of some of the stories that we had covered in 2016.

YT has published over 3800 stories in 2016.

If you want to know more about some of these stories then just put a few relevant words, e.g: “Ralph the Daschund”. into our search engine.



1. Dartford Crossing woes could be lessened by new technology

2. Monarchs Childcare in Grays went into special measures

3. Good samaritans of Gray raised £300 for homeless man attacked

4. Ex-Deputy Boy at St Clere’s wins commission to Sandhurst

5. C2C timetable woes

6. Palmer’s College heavily criticised by Ofsted

7. Red Dog came to Lakeside

8. Thurrock businessman escapes jail after £150K Fraud

9. Chadwell were cleaning for The Queen

10.East Tilbury residents angry at the barrier



1. Thurrock residents received complusory purchase letters re new Thames Crossing

2. A member of Jewish community unhappy at UKIP leaders remarks at Holocaust memorial

3. Heritage: When thousands of refugees were welcomed to Thurrock

4. Foal rescued from field in Tilbury

5. Storm Imogen closes the Dartford Crossing

6. Tilbury man jailed for life for sex offences against children

7. Ralph the Dachshund was stolen (but he turned up safe and well).

8. Hassenbrook set to merge with Gable Hall

9. Jordan Gray makes his debut on The Voice

10. Jackie Doyle Price tells Thurrock residents to “Deal with it” over new Thames Crossing.

11. Damning report into Essex Police

12. Who is slaughtering swans in Thurrock?

13. Thurrock still a house price hot spot



1. Thurrock Civic Awards

2. Another traffic death of a South Ockendon teenager

3. State of streets high on agenda

4. £9 million investment at High House Purfleet

5. UKIP’s Tim Aker launches Aker Foundation

6. Glowing Ofsted report for Somers Heath

7. Grays Ath chairman steps down as major exodus begins

8. Tragic death of Ormiston Park Academy teacher

9. RIP Simon Lodge

10. Health crisis in Tilbury

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