Football mad father dies

Halstead Gazette:

9:08am Friday 31st October 2014

A GRIEVING family has urged people to get their hearts checked after a father-of- two died suddenly.

Why not make a knight of it at Clacton theatre?

Halstead Gazette: The Barron Knights

2:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

ARGUABLY one of the most entertaining groups from the 1960s and 70s are returning to Clacton.

Cannabis found in ex-council office

Halstead Gazette:

2:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

POLICE have uncovered a drugs factory in a building owned by Tendring Council.

Residents angered by planning application for 220 Southminster homes

Halstead Gazette:

1:30pm Friday 31st October 2014

Developers have angered Southminster residents by resubmitting an outline planning application for more than two hundred homes.

Firefighters set for new strikes

Halstead Gazette: ONGAR: Fire on school roof

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

PEOPLE are being advised to attend organised firework displays rather than host their own after more firefighter strikes were announced.

Tendring's foodbanks need restocking

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

DWINDLING supplies at Tendring’s foodbanks need to be restocked in time for Christmas.

Man rescued by coastguard after becoming stranded on causeway to Osea Island

Halstead Gazette: A man had to contact the Coastguard on his mobile phone as his VHF radio on board was not working

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A man was rescued by the Coastguard after becoming stranded on the causeway to Osea Island. 

Residents fork out £23,000 to increase lowly broadband speeds

Halstead Gazette: The Federation of Small businesses (FSB) in the North East is calling for Government to adopt much more ambitious targets for rolling out high speed broadband for businesses across the region.

11:14am Friday 31st October 2014

RESIDENTS who turned down the chance to have internet cables laid 20 years ago have dug deep to fund a project worth tens of thousands of pounds to increase their broadband speeds.

Frustrated applicant will appeal controversial funeral home planning rejection

Halstead Gazette:

10:30am Friday 31st October 2014

A funeral director spoke of frustration after his planning application was rejected on emotional grounds and has vowed to appeal.

Band tops Spirit of the Dog fundraiser

Halstead Gazette: COLLECTING: Ten charities have permission.

10:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A LIVE band is set to perform songs from throughout the decades at a charity dance.

In pictures: Guy Carnival

Halstead Gazette:

10:00am Friday 31st October 2014

HUNDREDS of people lined the streets of Harwich to watch the town’s annual Guy Carnival.

Controversial Prettygate Tesco seeks permission to open from 6am until 11pm

Halstead Gazette:

10:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL Tesco - which residents believe council planning bosses were “tricked” into allowing to go ahead - plans to open from 6am until 11pm.

Free fireworks display in Mersea

Halstead Gazette: Five Valleys fireworks (12000317)

9:53am Friday 31st October 2014

A FREE firework display will light up the sky over Mersea Island tomorrow.

Crimestoppers plea to help find sex attacker

Halstead Gazette: Illegal resident held in Swindon wedding scam fear

9:10am Friday 31st October 2014

CRIME-FIGHTING charity Crimestoppers is offering a reward for information after a sexual assault in Clacton.

Plume bake off raises vital funds for hospice

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

An “amazing array” of cakes were sold off to raise vital hospice funds.

Graffiti crackdown launched

Halstead Gazette: CONCERN: Cllr Michael Walls with PC Amanda Simpson next to graffiti in Queensbury

8:50am Friday 31st October 2014

A CAMPAIGN to crack down on a growing amount of graffiti in Colchester has been launched.

Man and woman left feeling unwell after carbon monoxide leak in their home.

Halstead Gazette: ONGAR: Fire on school roof

8:55am Friday 31st October 2014

Firefighters tended to a man and woman after they became unwell following a carbon monoxide leak in their home.

Confusion as new estate is called ‘hazelnut’

Halstead Gazette:

9:16am Friday 31st October 2014

DEVELOPERS have left residents bemused after naming a new housing estate after the Spanish word for hazelnut.

Man arrested in connection with Angela Millington's death after bones discovery on Foulness Island

Halstead Gazette:

9:01am Friday 31st October 2014

Police have arrested a 51-year-old man from Westcliff-on-Sea this morning on suspicion of the murder of Angela Millington.

Stevi Ritchie: I’m dropping gimmicks to wow X Factor fans

Halstead Gazette:

8:26am Friday 31st October 2014

X FACTOR outsider Stevi Ritchie says he will prove his doubters wrong tomorrow by ditching the gimmicks.

Taxi drivers furious at bus lane tickets they shouldn’t get

Halstead Gazette:

8:24am Friday 31st October 2014

OUTRAGED taxi drivers are still being wrongly fined for using Colchester’s bus lanes – more than a year after they were introduced.

I dare you to enter my scary graveyard.... and give cash to charity

Halstead Gazette:

8:21am Friday 31st October 2014

CHEF Adrian Stephen has cooked up a spooky treat for Halloween, turning his garden into a graveyard to raise money for charity.

Blog's credit to 'maverick' MP Carswell

Halstead Gazette: Douglas Carswell: Campaign deserves support

8:00am Friday 31st October 2014

CLACTON MP Douglas Carswell has been named “backbench maverick of the decade” by an influential political blog.

'Between a rock and a hard place' over plans for 12,000 homes

Halstead Gazette:

7:30am Friday 31st October 2014

PLANNING officers have told residents that Tendring Council has no choice over whether 12,000 new homes are built in the district.

In today's Standard

Halstead Gazette:

7:30am Friday 31st October 2014

Tributes are paid to music-mad teenager Lewis Biddlecombe, revelers call for light switch-on for New Year's eve, bargain store announces it will open before Christmas, and football get their kit off for fundraising calendar.

Fire crews fight tumble dryer blaze

Halstead Gazette:

8:49pm Thursday 30th October 2014

FIRE fighters fought a blaze which started in a tumble dryer.

You're hired! Kids get career tips from business leaders

Halstead Gazette:

6:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PUPILS prepared to take their first steps on the career ladder by getting top tips from businesses.

Plume pupils test Olympic VeloPark

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Plume School pupils received expert coaching at London 2012 legacy venue, Lee Valley VeloPark.

Charity hosts Halloween inspired green-screen workshop

Halstead Gazette:

5:04pm Thursday 30th October 2014

YOUNG people were turned into zombies and monsters before acting in front of a green screen during a Halloween workshop.

Medic’s award for tour of duty

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

AN army reserve medic sent into combat in Afghanistan with less than a day’s notice has been given a commendation.

£7k spent on bar’s cancelled appeal

Halstead Gazette:

4:58pm Thursday 30th October 2014

COLCHESTER Council spent nearly £7,000 reviewing a controversial bar’s licence, only to shelve most of its planned actions, it has been revealed.

MP to visit eyesore site in Parkeston

Halstead Gazette: Bernard Jenkin

4:42pm Thursday 30th October 2014

VILLAGERS are being invited to meet their MP during a site visit of an eyesore building.

Bob's bonfire's been going for 40 years, now it's time to step aside

Halstead Gazette:

4:46pm Thursday 30th October 2014

BOB Schofield never thought his bonfire night would catch on like it has.

Spook-tacular events take place tomorrow

Halstead Gazette:

4:41pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A ghoulishly good time can be had by all as a series of scary Halloween events take place tomorrow (Oct 31).

MP calls on Prime Minister to grant devolution for Essex

Halstead Gazette: MP Russell questions PM on defence cuts

4:33pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell has called on the Prime Minister to ensure Essex has the same independent powers as Scotland.

Tribute to the baby whose death saved lives of four others

Halstead Gazette:

4:35pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE family of a baby girl whose organs were donated to save four lives have been given an award in her honour.

Walton superhead is officially the best in the country

Halstead Gazette:

4:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

HEADTEACHER Benedick Ashmore-Short is officially top of the class.

Back in the saddle to revive historic clubs

Halstead Gazette:

4:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

KEEN cyclists are resurrecting two historic clubs to keep fit and enter competitions.

IN PICTURES: Readers send us their spooky snaps this Halloween

Halstead Gazette:

3:01pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Our readers have been busy carving and decorating pumpkins in preparation for Halloween. 

Foodbanks in Christmas call for vital festive supplies

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

DWINDLING supplies at Tendring’s foodbanks need to be restocked in time for Christmas.

Overnight closure for Colchester town centre car park due to roadworks

Halstead Gazette:

2:58pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A town centre car park will be closed overnight for a week due to nearby roadworks.

Hannah Witheridge murder UPDATED: Two men offered new DNA tests after retracting statements

Halstead Gazette:

2:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

TWO men accused of murdering Essex University student Hannah Witheridge have been offered new DNA tests after retracting their confessions.

Rugby club urges dog owners to clear up mess after spate of recent incidents

Halstead Gazette:

2:27pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Rugby players have cried foul over dog mess on their pitches.

Man in court on charge of murdering brother

Halstead Gazette:

2:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN from Jaywick has appeared in court accused of killing his brother.

Pupils hand over food for good cause

Halstead Gazette:

2:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

FOOD parcels have been handed over by school pupils as part of an annual harvest festival.

Police renew appeal in connection with Foulness Island bones discovery

Halstead Gazette:

1:53pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Detectives have received several calls from members of the public following their appeal for information into the death of Angela Millington.

Essex Police ask youngsters to be respectful of community this Halloween

Halstead Gazette:

1:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Essex Police are asking children and young people to be respectful of others this Halloween and if possible prearrange trick or treat visits.

Hot stuff! Saucy night in Clacton with Adonis stars

Halstead Gazette:

1:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

MUSCLEBOUND hunks are set to wow their female fans when they take to the stage at the Princes Theatre in the UK’s original male glamour show.

Mum celebrates after completing testing Iron Man World Championships

Halstead Gazette:

1:06pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A petite mum has shown her strength after competing in the Iron Man world championship in Hawaii.

Free sacks of spuds for elderly and housebound residents

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

ELDERLY and housebound readers of the Frinton and Walton Gazette could benefit from a free gift of potatoes next month – thanks to Frinton Rotary Club.

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