Review of the Year: July, August and September

July

1. Grays woman urinates on war memorial. Story went national

2. Arrests after shots fired in Tilbury

3. Thurrock UKIP had housing in their sites

4. Always good bands playing at the Traitor’s Gate

5. A little local difficulty over pony and trap racing on The Manorway.

6. Always good reports about Thurrock Primary Football Team.

7. Eid celebrated with party in Grays.

8. Former Thurrock councillor Val Morris Cook in middle of Nice horror.

9. There was that banging that kept South Ockendon awake all night!

10. Quarry Hill receive Outstanding Ofsted

August

1. War of words over state of Grays Beach Park

2. Orsett Hall opens new wing

3. Thurrock Council determined to tackle potholes and litter

4. Thug receives eight years for acid attack on Ockendon railway station

5. Thurrock’s Emily Scott competed in Olympics at Rugby

6. KidzFest made the front page of The Sun

7. Thurrock grinds to a halt after road traffic collision on Dartford Crossing

8. A number of “damning reports re Thurrock Council and healthcare

9. Thurrock Community Chorus is five!

10. Good set of GCSE results across Thurrock

11. Thurrock historian Jonathan Catton passes away

12. Grays man drowns in Camber Sands tragedy

September

1. Aveley Community Centre set to close

2. Grays-based solicitors Cumming and Riley shuts

3. Girl dies in Pear Tree Close, South Ockendon

4. X Factor’s Marcus Collins set to star in Thameside Panto

5. The possibility of a new grammar school in Thurrock appears on horizon.

6. Plans for new railway crossing in East Tilbury.

7. Crook brothers jailed for eight years over stabbing.

8. East Thurrock make their mark in National League South

9. Thurrock Council foil “digital terrorism” plot

10. Thurrock man Courtney Woods set to star in The Apprentice.

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