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  • House clean up prompts fire fears Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

    FEARS an eyesore building could be a major fire risk have been raised after volunteers discovered a mountain of flammable rubbish inside. read more

  • Beach cleaners need more numbers Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

    VOLUNTEERS are needed for an annual beach clean in Harwich and Dovercourt. read more

  • Teenagers plan to be in hood voice for festival Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

    YOUNGSTERS are hoping to prove not all people who wear a hoody are trouble at their fourth annual festival. read more

  • Weeds on pathways need to be cut, says councillor Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

    VITAL footpaths are now unusable for mothers with pushchairs because of cuts to cuts, it has been claimed. read more

  • Heritage weekend success Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

    RECORD numbers descended on Harwich's historical buildings for a special open weekend which included a First World War themed cinema day and actors in period costumes. read more

  • Manning is buoyed by great start

    HARWICH and Dovercourt Rugby Club’s Shane Manning believes his side can give any team a run for their money this season. read more

  • In today's Standard Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

    A Harvard professor is to tell Harwich how to brand the town, a hotel is up for grabs for just £1,000, an inquest reveals live wires were left "dangerous and precarious", and fears are raised rubbish dumped at an eyesore building could be a fire risk. read more

  • Harwich secure the title in real style

    HARWICH and Dovercourt Cricket Club have landed their first piece of silverware for a decade. read more

  • Double delight for Dovercourt bowlers

    DOVERCOURT’S bowlers are celebrating two eye-catching wins. read more


    LULHAM Raymond Leslie Passed away peacefully on 6th September 2014, aged 90 years. Beloved Husband of Maggie. Adored Father of Meg, Rachel and Abigail. Dearest Grandpa of Jessica, Jerome, Johanna, Freddie and Kitty. Funeral service to be held at St Mary’s Church, Lawford on Tuesday 23rd September at 11.30am. Family flowers only. Donations if desired, made payable to Dementia UK or COHOC, (Colchester Hospital Stroke Unit) can be sent to Geo. Paskell Funeral Services, 15 High Street, Manningtree, CO11 1AG . read more

  • Peggy Muddiman

    MUDDIMAN Peggy Passed away peacefully on 7th September 2014, aged 92 years. Devoted Wife of the late Douglas and dearly loved by family and friends. Funeral service to take place at Weeley Crematorium on Tuesday 23rd September at 2.45pm. Donations, if desired, made payable to 'Hearing Dogs For Deaf People' or 'St Helena Hospice' c/o Harwich and Dovercourt Independent Funeral Service, 8 Oakley Road, Dovercourt, Harwich, Essex, CO12 4QR read more

  • Brian Nice

    Brian NICE 'Sugar' 23.9.1944Enjoy your day! With all our love as always Anne, Amanda, Rob, Shelly, Ursh, Laura, Tom, Callum, Beau & Vinnie xxx70 read more


    Captain James Woodend Sheila, Linda, Ann and Philip would like to thank everyone who attended James’s funeral. Thank you for all the cards and lovely messages and also for your very kind donations to RNIB and Clic Sargent. James was a keen Freemason having been Master of various Lodges in Harwich and elsewhere and Sheila would like to thank the Brethren for all the kindness shown towards her and her family. Sincere thanks also to the Reverend Astrid Tiesema for the lovely service and to Geo. Paskell of Manningtree for their very supportive, kind and professional service. read more

  • Iris Evelyn Gregory

    GREGORY Iris Evelyn Sincere thanks to all who attended Mum's funeral service, and for all the kind messages of sympathy. Thank you to Nigel and Sam and all at Independent Funeral Service, and to Canon Peter Mann. Special thanks to all who cared for mum, with love and kindness. read more

  • Stuart Walker

    Stuart WALKER Would like to thank Pat, Zoe, Caro, plus all the girls at Kinfauns, Oakley Rod, Dovercourt for helping me to give 'ENRY' Walker my dog, loyal companion and best friend a good life. He's now waiting at Rainbow Bridge. THANK YOU. read more


    Kieran PHELAN21st September 2014Happy 30th Birthday Daddy, enjoy your special day Love Emmie and Arthur xx Happy Birthday All our love Michaela, Mum, Dad, Marie, Joanne, Geoff and Dylan, Matt, Liz & Isabella and Patrick. xxxxxxxxxxx .30 read more

  • Sue DAVIS

    Sue DAVIS To my darling Wife on your 50th Birthday and our Wedding Anniversary.All my love always Adrian xx50 read more

  • Sue Davis

    Sue DAVIS To an amazing Mum & Nanny on your 50th Birthday. All our love Sam, Alex, Oliver, Charlie, Dan & George xx 50 read more


    TINGEY Ernest (Dick) Passed away peacefully on 14th September 2014, aged 87 years. Husband of Audrey. Much loved Dad of John, Sandra, Jean, Stephen, David, Tish, Paul, Simon and Annie. A loving Grandad to his 29 Grandchildren and 29 Great Grandchildren. The Funeral service will take place at Weeley Crematorium on Friday 26th September at 1.15pm. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, payable to the Essex Air Ambulance may be sent to Geo. Paskell Funeral Services, 15. High Street, Manningtree, CO11 1AG. read more

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