Jumbo owner to face trial over chicken deaths at his farms

Halstead Gazette:

8:49am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FARMER has failed in his bid to get charges relating to the death of 24,000 chickens thrown out.

UPDATED: Trading Standards and Essex Police launch raids on Colchester businesses

Halstead Gazette:

9:07am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TEAMS of police and trading standards officers have this morning carried out raids in Colchester.

Incredulous planning boss hits back at Colchester MP's "pitiful" comments following homes spat

Halstead Gazette: Carlo Guglielmi, councillor for planning at Tendring Council.

4:19pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

INCREDULOUS planning bosses in Tendring have hit back at Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell following a spat over homes planned for the district’s boundary.

Champion boxer James DeGale put through his paces by Colchester paras

Halstead Gazette:

4:21pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CHAMPION boxer James DeGale was put through his paces by Colchester paratroopers.

Memories: Hurricane 1987

Halstead Gazette:

4:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

HURRICANE-FORCE winds battered Tendring’s coast 27 years ago leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

Pass rate increases after exam remarks

Halstead Gazette: Don't panic! Post GCSE exam advice for teenagers

4:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SCHOOLS have seen a small rise in their pass marks after GCSEs were remarked in the wake of the English exam controversy.

Crash! Lorry knocks down 112-year-old town centre lamp post

Halstead Gazette:

3:18pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A LAMP post outside Colchester Town Hall was destroyed when a delivery truck reversed into it.

Soldier's tots make the grade as calendar girls

Halstead Gazette:

3:15pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE adorable picture of a paratrooper’s daughter sleeping on her dad’s uniform has been chosen to feature in a charity calendar.

The day the PM gave us coffee and biccies

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FOR once it was John Warner’s turn to be served coffee and cake...and what a place to go for it!

Council has a potential site and may fund new health facility in Maldon

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Maldon District Council has a potential site for a new hospital or health facility and may fund the project if necessary, a councillor has revealed.

RSPCA given permission to rehome horses found ill and injured in field

Halstead Gazette:

2:48pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Animal welfare inspectors found injured and dangerously thin horses, a court heard.

Volunteer models sashay down catwalk for St Helena Hospice

Halstead Gazette:

2:55pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

VOLUNTEER models sashayed down the catwalk for a fashion show fundraiser which raised £1,500.

20 ops have failed to correct A&E "blunder" which left me in constant pain

Halstead Gazette:

2:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MUM claims the failure of an A&E doctor to recognise her broken wrist had shifted is the reason she has been unable to work for six years.

Village solar farm given go ahead

Halstead Gazette:

2:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PLANS for than 10,000 solar panels that will produce enough power for 1,500 homes have been given the go-ahead.

Healthcare staff celebrate 630 years of service

Halstead Gazette:

2:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A COMBINED 630 years of service to the NHS has been celebrated with 24 staff from community healthcare provider, Anglian Community Enterprise (ACE).

Opticians weigh in for guide dog good cause

Halstead Gazette:

3:38pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

STAFF at an opticians in Clacton spent a week raising cash to boost guide dogs.

Essex police advise Dengie on how to tackle spate of thefts from cars

Halstead Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

1:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Essex Police has reached out to the local community via their new messaging system to warn Dengie residents about a spate of thefts from cars.

Controversial Premier Inn to open in winter 2015

Halstead Gazette: Premier Inn

1:26pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL £6million hotel will open in Colchester within the next year.

UPDATED: Family pay tribute after son killed in crash

Halstead Gazette:

12:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The family of a man who died following a road traffic collision in Tollesbury have released a tribute to him.

Corner shop could be turned into cafeteria

Halstead Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CORNER shop could be turned into a cafeteria.

Historic carnival back this weekend

Halstead Gazette: 80860-04 eg hms guy carnival.jpg

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FINAL preparations are being made for one of Harwich’s most unique events.

Residents tell the Standard why they are proud to live in Maldon

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

From the Promenade Park to the High Street’s quirky restaurants, tales of viking battles and the sight of the barges along the Hythe Quay, there are many things that draw visitors to Maldon.

Camerawatch campaign launched to target speeders

Halstead Gazette: Members of Community Speedwatch

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A SPEED watch campaign has been launched in a bid to make drivers slow down.

Teenager to appear in court in connection with aggravated burglary

Halstead Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

11:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A TEENAGE boy has been charged in connection with an aggravated burglary in Harwich in which a man was threatened with a firearm.

Police appeal to find bronze elephant ornament worth £1,400

Halstead Gazette:

2:31pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Police are investigating the theft of a large bronze elephant worth £1,400. 

Family tribute to kind-hearted collision victim who 'was prepared to help anyone'

Halstead Gazette:

12:39pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The family of a man who died following a road traffic collision in Tollesbury have released a tribute to him.

Grand £2.2m Italianate home attracts plenty of interest from buyers

Halstead Gazette:

11:25am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

It's the sort of property you might expect to see on the Italian Riviera.

Genuine police intervene after bogus officer tries to con £7,000 out of Essex pensioner

Halstead Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

11:17am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A bogus detective who tried to con a man into handing over £7,000 was foiled when genuine police intervened.

School up for sale for £725,000

Halstead Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

10:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FORMER school is on the market for £725,000.

Recruitment drive to fill major nursing shortage

Halstead Gazette:

10:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

HOSPITAL bosses hope a major recruitment drive will help fill a shortage in qualified nurses.

Caravan and shed fire in Parkeston

Halstead Gazette:

9:21am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a blaze involving a shed and a caravan in Parkeston in the early hours of Wednesday.

Coastguards find the source of mysterious flashing light

Halstead Gazette: Thames Coastguard station at Walton, earmarked for closure in September 2014.

9:10am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

COASTGUARDS were sent out to investigate a mysterious flashing light at sea.

What a whopper! Mark grows 700lb pumpkin

Halstead Gazette:

8:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

GREENFINGERED Mark Rand has grown what he believes is Britain’s biggest outdoor pumpkin, this year.

Countdown on for community groups to apply for funding boost

Halstead Gazette: CASH WINDFALL: The 4Together AAP has awarded grants to 18 groups

7:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE countdown is on for voluntary and community groups across Essex to apply for grant funding.

Rugby players to tackle half Iron Man

Halstead Gazette:

7:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

RUGBY players are set to tackle a gruelling fitness challenge to raise money for charity and inspire the youth of Harwich.

Man charged after fatal crash

Halstead Gazette:

8:18am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MAN has been charged with careless driving after a woman died following a crash in Little Horkesley.

Firefighters called to chimney blaze

Halstead Gazette: STRIKE ACTION: Firefighters are to stage the latest in a long series of strikes as part of a wider public sector day of action tomorrow. SP

10:03pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a chimney fire in Colchester this evening.

655 homes 'too many'

Halstead Gazette:

6:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

PLANS to more than triple the size of a future housing estate in Lawford have been branded as completely unsuitable for the village.

Nurse accused of holding pillow over resident's face

Halstead Gazette: Health visitor fired for failings while working at Hove clinic

5:42pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A nurse is due to appear before a disciplinary panel after he was accused of holding a pillow over a resident’s face for 30 seconds.

Farmer warns residents after rogue dog kills sheep

Halstead Gazette:

5:20pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A farmer believes a stray dog killed two of his sheep.

Hospital spending crackdown launched to tackle huge losses

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A CRACKDOWN on overtime and more spending checks are being planned to tackle multi-million pound losses at Colchester’s hospitals.

Donations pour in for children's hospital in honour of Laura Dale

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

More than £1,000 has been donated in memory of a Maldon mum-of-two.

Tea to celebrate surviving cancer

Halstead Gazette:

4:12pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

ABOUT 120 cancer survivors celebrated life at the Colchester Moot Hall.

Don't become a victim - Police offer security tips to protect residents

Halstead Gazette:

4:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

SECURITY advice is being offered by Essex Police as the nights grow longer.

Hot jazz back at the palace

Halstead Gazette:

4:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

JAZZ returns to the Electric Palace this week with a show from a Scandinavian outfit.

Police warning after bogus water board official targets seven Essex homes in a day

Halstead Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

3:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Detectives have issued a new warning about a bogus water board official who called at seven homes in one day.

Man charged with drug offences after tip off from The Sun

Halstead Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

3:48pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A man has been charged with drug offences following information Essex Police received from the Sun newspaper.

Want to get on your bike?

Halstead Gazette: St Helena Hospice's Pamper & Shopping Evening

3:09pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN information night is being held to give people an insight into taking part in a hospice cycling event.

Jean slams online dating con trick

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A WOMAN who went looking for love on the internet ended up out of pocket when a scammer posed as a soldier and took her money.

Man charged over Brightlingsea screwdriver attack

Halstead Gazette:

2:07pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MAN has appeared in court accused of being part of a group who stabbed a man in the neck with a screwdriver.



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