Lease agreement means green light for £1mil Naze centre

Halstead Gazette: Wildlife trust eases Naze takeover fears

6:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A LEASE has been agreed for Walton’s historic Naze allowing a £1million visitor centre development to go ahead.

Fire crews tackle workshop fire in Clacton

Halstead Gazette: Fire brigade solar panels bid sparks anger

5:31pm Thursday 17th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS wearing breathing apparatus tackled a blaze at a workshop in Clacton earlier today.

Man arrested in connection with murder of Southend man in Braintree

5:33pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man who was stabbed last night in Braintree died in hospital.

Motorbike and guide dog feature in town's story of Easter

Halstead Gazette: Michael Hall  and Bishop of Bradwell John Wraw

5:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

An actor performing as Jesus will enter South Woodham Ferrers on a Harley Davidson motorbike. One Life, One Passion - the story of Easter - will be performed in the town centre at 11am tomorrow and on Saturday.

Community heroes are honoured for work

4:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

COMMUNITY groups in Brantham have picked up their awards for improving the quality of life for residents in their village.

Amputee Helen fulfills marathon dream on new running blade

Halstead Gazette: Amputee Helen fulfills marathon dream on new running blade

4:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

AMPUTEE Helen Chapman’s lifelong dream has been running the London Marathon.

Retired Essex Police dog looking for new home

Halstead Gazette: Retired Essex Police dog looking for new home

3:43pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Charlie, the eight-year-old Cocker Spaniel is part of the Essex Police Dog Unit, which provides countywide support to specialist operations and supports officers in their day to day efforts to keep crime down.

Businessman concerned road closure will hit takings

Halstead Gazette: Mo Nabi in the deserted road on Tuesday

3:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Businesses fear a road closure has stifled passing trade.

Last chance to join hospice pier to pier walk

Halstead Gazette: St Helena Hospice has launched the first therapeutic day centre in the country for young adults

2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THERE is still chance to sign up for next week's pier to pier walk for St Helena Hospice.

New volunteers enrolled for special tourism tours

Halstead Gazette: New volunteers enrolled for special tourism tours

2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

NEW volunteers have been signed up for tourism tours around historic Harwich.

Young group promoting real ale launches

Halstead Gazette: Members Chris Chatman, Micah Cox, Peter Donovan and Nick Barrell

2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A new group promoting real ale and community pubs has launched this week.

Man banned from Colchester and Chelmsford City centre

Halstead Gazette: Paul Worboys

1:48pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A MAN banned from entering Colchester town centre has now been banned from entering Chelmsford City centre.

New company launches by donating to charity fund

Halstead Gazette: Mark Percival, director of new Aspray Chelmsford

1:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A new company intending to make Maldon it’s ‘nucleus’ is donating to charity for every person that attends it’s launch night.

Woman arrested in James Attfield case bailed again

Halstead Gazette: Victim Jim Attfield

1:28pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A 27-year-old woman arrested in connection with the James Attfield murder case has been bailed again.

Laptop stolen in Dovercourt burglary

Halstead Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

1:11pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A LAPTOP was stolen during a burglary at a Dovercourt home.

Jewellery and phone stolen in burglary

Halstead Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

1:09pm Thursday 17th April 2014

JEWELLERY, a mobile phone and lighter were stolen in a house raid.

Horkesley Park saga over after appeal rejected

Halstead Gazette: Campaigners braced for Horkesley Park appeal

12:40pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A THIRTEEN-year battle to turn Horkesley Park has come to an end after communities secretary Eric Pickles rejected a planning appeal.

Birthday girl picks gruelling charity walk over party

Halstead Gazette: Birthday girl picks gruelling charity walk over party

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A TEENAGER chose to complete a gruelling ten-mile charity walk on her 16th birthday instead of having a party.

New credit union opens in Dovercourt

Halstead Gazette: New credit union opens in Dovercourt

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A NEW credit union aimed at helping struggling residents steer clear of loan sharks and payday loans has opened.

Maldon's beer festival hailed as one of the most successful yet

Halstead Gazette: Lisa Titmarsh and Mike Cutler show their special festival glasses

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Cheers to Maldon!

Broken down caravan blocks lane of A12

11:55am Thursday 17th April 2014

A CARAVAN has broken down on the A12.

Firemen lead 'fantastic' Firebreak course for young adults with Down's Syndrome

Halstead Gazette: A young participant enjoying the Firebreak course

10:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

Firemen taught young people with Down's Syndrome about fire safety in a ‘fantastic’ special Firebreak course at Maldon Fire Station. The four day long course was aimed at improving the youngsters confidence through taking on challenging tasks. The 13 participants used the powerful fire hose reels, wore specialist breathing apparatus and climbed up ladders to rescue people trapped in smoke logged rooms. The tasks were designed to show the value of team work and responsibility in the young people that took part.

Lifeboat launched to help stranded boat

Halstead Gazette: Lifeboat rescues two people near Mersea

10:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

CLACTON lifeboat was launched to help a broken-down motorboat near Seawick.

Students prepare for exams at soccer stadium

Halstead Gazette: Students prepare for exams at soccer stadium

10:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

STUDENTS from Manningtree High School took part in an English masterclass event at the Weston Homes Community Stadium in Colchester.

'We'll boycott Maldon if our licence fees go up' say cabbies

Halstead Gazette: Colin Parker with his petition

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Taxi drivers are threatening to boycott Maldon if councillors vote to increase their licence fees.

Council to start campaign for new nuclear power station by December

Halstead Gazette: Burnham: 1,000 jobs to go at Bradwell power station

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Maldon District Council will campaign for a new nuclear power station by the end of the year in a bid to boost the district’s economy.

Office staff in masked raid horror

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

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

POLICE are hunting three masked men who carried out a terrifying raid on a lettings agency in Holland-on-Sea.

Don’t back plans to build another Bradwell plant

8:37am Thursday 17th April 2014

CAMPAIGNERS in Mersea have hit out at Maldon District Council’s plans to push for a new nuclear power station in Bradwell.

The mystery continues... Three more gifts by letterbox benefactor

Halstead Gazette: The mystery continues... Three more gifts by letterbox benefactor

8:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

WHO is behind the postbox payouts handed to a growing band of Colchester residents?

IN THIS WEEK'S GAZETTE

Halstead Gazette: IN THIS WEEK'S FRINTON AND WALTON GAZETTE

7:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

New charges to park in Dedham

Halstead Gazette: Flight path changes could affect Constable country

7:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

VISITORS to Dedham will be charged to use two village car parks from today.

Holiday park building deliberately set on fire

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

9:48pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A BUILDING in a holiday park has been deliberately set on fire.

Damon, posh? He was at our comprehensive!

Halstead Gazette: Damon Albarn

6:57pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

DAMON Albarn’s former music teacher has rubbished claims he is hiding his “privileged” background.

My bold plan to end north Colchester’s traffic jam problems

Halstead Gazette: My bold plan to end north Colchester’s traffic jam problems

6:53pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A RETIRED civil engineer has come up with a plan he says would end north Colchester’s traffic jams.

Are you in this week's Gazette!

Halstead Gazette: In this week's Gazette: Hannah Munford

6:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Hannah Munford bids for catwalk dream.

Rush hour traffic following two crashes

Halstead Gazette: Traffic problems on A30 near Victoria after crash and hail storm

6:11pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

DRIVERS are experiencing long delays on the A12 due to two crashes.

Meet Colchester's very own Roy Orbison superfan

Halstead Gazette: Meet Colchester's very own Roy Orbison superfan

6:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Meet Colchester’s very own Roy Orbison superfan, who even shares her birthday with the singer-songwriter.

Nature inspires artist's latest project - now she needs your help to get it off the ground

Halstead Gazette: Lindsey Chessum

5:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

An artist is looking for local people to invest in an ambitious project.

Get your passport... for the pub

Halstead Gazette: Get your passport... for the pub

4:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

BEER lovers have launched a new passport scheme aimed at promoting Tendring’s real ale pubs.

Riddle over cash stuffed in letterboxes in street

Halstead Gazette: Riddle over cash stuffed in letterboxes in street

4:05pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

MOST of us can only dream of someone giving us hundreds of pounds out of the blue.

Golf clubs snatched in garage raid

Halstead Gazette: webpix police arrest

3:58pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A BAG full of left-handed golf clubs was grabbed by crooks in a Great Clacton garage raid.

Maldon hospice to reopen after floods forced it to close eight months ago

Halstead Gazette: Some of the flood damage last August

3:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A hospice is reopening, eight months after it was severely flooded.

Ambulance boss clinches top award

Halstead Gazette: Anthony Marsh

3:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE BOSS of the region’s ambulance service has spoken of his pride after being awarded the Queen’s Ambulance Medal.

Nine out of ten children offered their first or second school place choices

Halstead Gazette: Chris Evans- 500 Words Competition.

3:02pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Nine out of ten parents have been offered their first or second choice of primary school by Essex County Council.

Sailing club invites would-be sailors to give it a try

Halstead Gazette: SAIL INVITE: Pico dinghy sailing on Portland Harbour

2:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Have a go at sailing with Eyott Sailing Club in South Woodham Ferrers on Saturday.

Art centre reaches milestone

Halstead Gazette: Art centre reaches milestone

2:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

AN arts and crafts centre is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Mum says thugs who smashed up home will not beat family

Halstead Gazette: One of the mobile homes attacked by thugs

1:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A brave mum who had her home smashed up by thugs has spoken out to say that she ‘will not let them beat us’.

New sexual health clinic planned for the High Street

Halstead Gazette: New sexual health clinic planned for the High Street

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A SEXUAL health clinic is set to open in Colchester's High Street. 

Report claims police cannot be trusted to keep honest records

Halstead Gazette: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

TARGETS for catching criminals should be abolished because police forces cannot be trusted to keep honest records, according to a Parliamentary committee.

Stallholders wanted for Maldon Easter Monday market

Halstead Gazette: The splash park based in Promenade Park, pictured on a previously busy day

12:28pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The popular bank holiday markets return to Promenade Park, Maldon on Easter Monday.



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