Tribute from family of 'dearly loved' mother who died in Southminster collision

Halstead Gazette:

3:45pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A 'dearly loved' mother has died following a collision with a lorry.

Tailbacks as Northern Approach Road closes for at least three weeks

Halstead Gazette:

8:51am Monday 22nd September 2014

MOTORISTS reported rush hour delays after four mile diversions were put in place.

Council can still spend £100,000 windfall if suitable scheme can be found

Halstead Gazette: A new venue is hoped to keep children's centre services local

6:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

HARWICH has been told it can have a cash windfall, controversially spent in Clacton, back if it finds a suitable scheme within six years.

'Kick in the teeth' as burglars target youth FC clubhouse a day after it opens

Halstead Gazette:

6:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A YOUTH football club’s new base has been targeted by crooks – just one day after being unveiled.

Could you adopt? New campaign launched to encourage Essex residents

Halstead Gazette: Rise in county adoptions

5:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A NEW campaign has been launched to encourage people in Essex to consider adoption.

Woman injured in collision with forklift truck

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4:21pm Monday 22nd September 2014

POLICE are investigating after a woman was hit by a forklift truck at a building supplies store.

Funeral directors staging coffee fundraiser

Halstead Gazette:

4:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A FAMILY business is hoping to put the fun back into funeral by hosting coffee mornings next week.

Can you help with charity auction items?

Halstead Gazette: Judge/auction  hammer (8191241)

4:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

FUNDRAISERS in Clacton are urgently looking for items for a grand auction next month.

More than 700 people snap up tickets for "biggest public meeting in Clacton in living memory" with Ukip leader Nigel Farage

Halstead Gazette: Eccentric: UKIP chief Nigel Farage

3:52pm Monday 22nd September 2014

MORE than 700 people are expected to turn out to “the biggest public meeting in living memory” in Clacton.

Drivers warned of deer risk on rural roads

Halstead Gazette: Deer-watching event

3:34pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Motorists are being urged to be aware of deer running into rural roads this autumn.

Colchester teen becomes one of the UK's youngest stem cell donors

Halstead Gazette:

3:13pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A teenager who gave stem cells to save the life of a stranger is backing a national campaign to find more donors.

Overdevelopment fears as plans for 150 new homes in village revealed

Halstead Gazette:

2:42pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Villagers fear being swamped by new houses after developers confirmed they hope to build 150 new homes.

Happy couple celebrate 60 years’ marriage

Halstead Gazette:

2:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

ONE of the last couples to marry at Harwich Registry Office have celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary.

Labour candidate backs campaign for Clacton streetlight switch-on

Halstead Gazette:

2:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

LABOUR’S Clacton by-election candidate Tim Young has backed a campaign calling for Tendring’s streetlights to be switched back on.

Football mad group raise thousands for charity by visiting 92 clubs in 92 hours

Halstead Gazette:

1:30pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Football mad friends raised thousands for a local hospice by visiting all the league clubs in England in 92 hours.

Soldiers' lives put at risk to deliver turbine which has never been used

Halstead Gazette:

1:37pm Monday 22nd September 2014

SOLDIERS who risked their lives to bring electricity to parts of Afghanistan have been betrayed, it has been claimed.

UPDATED MONDAY 1.15PM: Gun recovered from Vineyard Street flat

Halstead Gazette:

1:20pm Monday 22nd September 2014

NINE people have been bailed after an armed gang attack in Colchester.

Save fringe from being developed

Halstead Gazette:

1:06pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A CAMPAIGN group has been launched to fight plans for thousands of homes on the outskirts of Colchester.

Classical pianist to play new work in Clacton

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A PIANO teacher has pulled off a classical music coup by arranging for a world-class pianist to tickle the ivories in Clacton.

Parking permit plea is rejected

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

CALLS to let shoppers with permits to park for free for longer on market days in Dovercourt have been rejected by Tendring Council.

Police advice after increase in Land Rover and 4x4 vehicle thefts

Halstead Gazette: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

10:30am Monday 22nd September 2014

Police are reminding the public of the importance of securing their cars at all times.

Passenger charged at taxi driver with a meat cleaver

Halstead Gazette:

1:15pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A TAXI driver described the terrifying moment a passenger charged at him with a meat cleaver over an £18 fare.

UPDATED MONDAY 5pm: Travellers pitch up for uninvited stay at Colchester United ground

Halstead Gazette:

10:12am Monday 22nd September 2014

TRAVELLERS have pitched up at the Colchester United ground.

Judge praises drug bust police officers

Halstead Gazette: Chelmsford Crown Court

10:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

TWO police officers have been commended for a drugs bust which ended with a car smashing into the front of a garage.

Ex-garage owners to recharge own batteries

Halstead Gazette:

10:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A COUPLE are retiring after running a garage in Lawford for 35 years.

Golden Triangle helps secure floral crown

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

TRADERS have been praised for creating dazzling displays at a Frinton shopping centre as the town scooped Anglia in Bloom gold.

Memory Lane: Take a look at Southminster's "most hip" 1960s band

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

MBS reader Tiff Smith sent in this old snap of his band. 

Remembering Arnhem's Dark Days

Halstead Gazette:

8:59am Monday 22nd September 2014

MORE than 200 Colchester-based paratroopers parachuted on to the same fields used 70 years ago by soldiers taking part in a Second World War airborne operation.

Big repair bill forces Colchester Academy's sport centre to close

Halstead Gazette:

8:55am Monday 22nd September 2014

A SPORTS centre used by hundreds of people from across Colchester is due to close.

Grandad inspires pub’s life-saving mission to fund town defibrillator

Halstead Gazette:

8:51am Monday 22nd September 2014

A GRANDFATHER who was brought back to life on the street with a community defibrillator has inspired a fundraising campaign to get the life-saving equipment installed at his local pub.

Trio in the running for top park crown - vote now!

Halstead Gazette:

7:30am Monday 22nd September 2014

THE search is on to find the Park of the Year – and three Tendring sites are in the running.

14-bed hotel up for grabs for £1,000

Halstead Gazette:

7:30am Monday 22nd September 2014

A GUTSY gambler will win big by scooping the keys to a 14-bedroom hotel in a bonkers giveaway.

'Distracted cook' sparks fire warning after blaze

Halstead Gazette: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

6:26pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A FIRE broke out in a flat in Clacton after the occupant became distracted while cooking.

Maldon Film Club to show Goodbye First Love

Halstead Gazette: Two teens treated for smoke inhallation after microwave popcorn drama

5:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Get your popcorn ready!

Devastated family return to UK with body of 'our beautiful Hannah'

Halstead Gazette:

4:18pm Sunday 21st September 2014

THE family of Essex University student Hannah Witheridge, who was brutally murdered in Thailand, have returned to the UK with her body.

Plea for help from under-threat animal rescue centre

Halstead Gazette:

4:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

AN animal rescue centre is under threat due to a major shortfall in funds and volunteers.

Dog saved after 30ft fall

Halstead Gazette:

4:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A HARWICH lifeboat volunteer saved a pet dog after he fell 30ft off the edge of a cliff.

Showtime for top organist

Halstead Gazette:

2:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A SUPREMELY talented organist is returning to the West Cliff Theatre.

Two men seen acting suspiciously arrested in connection with thefts from cars

Halstead Gazette: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

1:30pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Police arrested two men in connection with thefts from cars after they were seen acting suspiciously.

Spotlight on Jaywick as Government minister visits deprived ward

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A GOVERNMENT minister has visited Jaywick to view plans for a £10m regeneration project.

Former church building is put up for sale by diocese

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A 100-year-old church has been put up for sale eight months after it held its final service.

Car goes into ditch on 'Burnham bends'

Halstead Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

10:56am Sunday 21st September 2014

An incident on the infamous ‘Burnham bends’ left a vehicle in a ditch last Saturday.

Witnesses sought after series of container break-ins

Halstead Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

10:30am Sunday 21st September 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses to a series of break-ins to secure containers.

Comic king aims to inspire kids

Halstead Gazette:

10:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

A COMIC BOOK writer and best-selling author visited Harwich and Dovercourt High School to encourage students to read.

Comic Ken is still a sell-out draw

Halstead Gazette: Give Ken Dodd a knighthood

9:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

MORE than 800 Ken Dodd fans packed into Clacton's Princes Theatre for his sell-out show on Sunday.

Free Maldon craft event for children

Halstead Gazette: Painting for Pleasure art classes will begin at Trimdon Village Hall this month

9:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

A free children’s craft morning will take place with a harvest theme.

Maldon Town Regatta is set to entertain the crowds

Halstead Gazette: Stalls lined the Hythe Quay

5:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Maldon Town Regatta is an event not to be missed next weekend.

Cruel bogus callers target Kirby Cross woman aged in her 90s

Halstead Gazette: Police appeal after women racially abused on Priory Bridge Road, Taunton

5:01pm Saturday 20th September 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a distraction burglary in Kirby Cross.

Gogglebox star George wins over fans in Celebrity Big Brother showing

Halstead Gazette: Linda and Peter McGarry star on Gogglebox with Linda's son George Gilbey

4:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

GOGGLEBOX star George Gilbey was amazed with the rapturous reception he received following his eviction from the Celebrity Big Brother house.

Sailing compound targeted again in raid

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

FRUSTRATED sailing club bosses are asking residents to keep a look out after crooks attempted to steal a boat engine.



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