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Veteran takes on 600-mile event to mark anniversary of Second World War mission

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

AN Army veteran is taking on a gruelling 600 mile run to mark the anniversary of a daring Second World War mission.

Pilot and historic landing honoured

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:00pm Saturday 6th September 2014

A SPECIAL service has been held to remember the death of the first man to land an aircraft on a moving ship.

Road bosses accused of "failing" residents over A120 improvement works

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Spend the Cash Now, Save Lives campaign has begun

6:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

ROAD bosses have been accused of failing residents after works to improve A120 blackspot junctions have still not been completed almost a year since the plans were announced.

Bikers using winding rural road as "racetrack"

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

7:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A WINDING rural road is being used as unsolicited racetrack by motorcyclists attending a weekly rally, it has been claimed.

Beauty status could still be two years away for southern banks of River Stour

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Natural beauty: the south bank of the Stour

10:00am Monday 1st September 2014

STATUS which could boost tourism for Manningtree and Mistley could still be two years away.

Looking back: Manningtree Regatta

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

MANNINGTREE’S regatta has been running for more than a century with only a break for the World Wars.

Cash handed to struggling football club days after it was targeted by thieves

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

6:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

VITAL cash has been handed over to a struggling football in the same week it was targeted by petty thieves.

Switching maternity units to birthing centres labelled as "horrendous"

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Save Our Baby Services - we launch campaign for maternity unit

1:31pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

SWITCHING Harwich maternity unit to a birthing centre has been labelled as “horrendous” by campaigners.

Maternity units may reopen 'on demand'

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Maternity unit closure: 'My choice has been taken away'

12:08pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

MATERNITY units in Harwich and Clacton could be re-opened as “on-demand” birthing centres by next month.

Towns in line for more cash after getting assisted status

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Towns in line for more cash after getting assisted status

6:00pm Monday 5th May 2014

HARWICH and Manningtree have been given a fantastic “shot in the arm” for regeneration after being officially branded as deprived areas.

Seamstress sisters open new sewing school

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Seamstress sisters open new sewing school

2:00pm Friday 2nd May 2014

A PAIR of seamstress sisters are aiming for success after launching a new sewing school.

Battle of the supermarkets: where is better value?

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Reporter Rebecca looks at which supermarkets offer best value

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WE pitted the current superstores in our area against the new proposed stores to find out who offers the better value for money.

Solar farms: Countryside blight... or answer to energy crisis?

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Solar farms: Countryside blight... or answer to energy crisis?

4:00pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

ARE solar farms the answer to our energy crisis or simply a blight on the countryside?

Maternity unit closure: 'My choice has been taken away'

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Maternity unit closure: 'My choice has been taken away'

10:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

MUM-TO-BE Catherine Baker was due to deliver her first baby at Harwich maternity unit in the next couple of weeks.

Fears babies will be born at the roadside

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Sue Halsey fears more babies will be born en route to Colchester with no facilities in Tendring.

7:30am Monday 31st March 2014

CLOSING Harwich maternity unit could lead to more babies being born on the way to hospital, it is feared.

Spend A120 roundabout cash in the right place

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Spend the Cash Now, Save Lives campaign has begun

3:00pm Sunday 30th March 2014

FEARS have been raised a roundabout at a notorious danger junction on the A120 could be built in the wrong location.

Maternity unit closure: ‘Some women have no transport or family support’

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Save Our Baby Services - we launch campaign for maternity unit

12:00pm Monday 24th March 2014

CLAIRE Morgan, a family support worker at the Ark Centre in Harwich has questioned the decision to close the Harwich unit.

Another ‘stupid’ decision: Mothers hit back at maternity unit closure

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Another ‘stupid’ decision: Mothers hit back at maternity unit closure

3:00pm Saturday 22nd March 2014

MUMS have spoken of their fury after hospital bosses closed the doors of Harwich Maternity Unit.

New delays to works on A120 ‘a disgrace’

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: New delays to works on A120 ‘a disgrace’

12:00pm Friday 7th March 2014

FURTHER delays to vital safety work at notorious junctions on the A120 has frustrated campaigners.

Redesign in pipeline for ‘blue grass’ roundabout

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Redesign in pipeline for ‘blue grass’ roundabout

7:30am Monday 3rd March 2014

A BRIGHT blue roundabout could soon be a thing of the past after council bosses agreed to look at a re-design.

A120 works at notorious junctions to start on Monday

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: HOW IT WILL WORK: The blue line on the map is the diversion route, the red line is where works are taking place

6:00pm Friday 28th February 2014

WORK to install average speed cameras at notorious blackspot junctions on the A120 will start on Monday.

Sadness as church raiders steal statue of Mary and Jesus

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Sadness as church raiders steal statue of Mary and Jesus

2:00pm Friday 28th February 2014

A CHURCH warden has spoken of her sadness after thieves stole a five foot bronze statue paid for by parishioners.

Calls to fix pricey pothole

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Calls to fix pricey pothole

12:00pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

A WOMAN who had to payout when her tyre was damaged on a ‘hazardous’ pothole has called for a council to take immediate action.

Speeding drivers ignore ‘stop’ sign as pupils are helped to cross

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Speeding drivers ignore ‘stop’ sign as pupils are helped to cross

6:00pm Monday 17th February 2014

SPEEDING drivers are putting children’s lives at risk by ignoring a school lollipop lady.

Angry daughter hits out over terminal cancer patient’s ambulance ordeal

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Kate Kent and her father Terry Barker in Dovercourt

7:30am Monday 17th February 2014

A TERMINALLY ill cancer patient was left in agony for three hours after call handlers allegedly refused to send out an ambulance when her distraught daughter begged for help.

Harwich holds the key to ‘unlocking’ district’s potential

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Harwich holds the key to ‘unlocking’ district’s potential

3:00pm Sunday 16th February 2014

HARWICH will become the focal point of regeneration in Tendring under new plans to “unlock” its economic potential.

Europark developers keen to press ahead

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Jobs in jeopardy after council blueprint U-turn

9:00am Sunday 16th February 2014

DEVELOPERS of a major industrial park at Horsley Cross have welcomed a decision by a council to approve the plans.

Giant solar farm bid thrown out

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Giant solar farm bid thrown out

6:00pm Friday 14th February 2014

PLANS for a giant solar farm between Bradfield and Wix have been rejected by a council due to its “unsightly” nature.

Daughter’s relief as parents survive gas explosion

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Daughter’s relief as parents survive gas explosion

12:00pm Friday 14th February 2014

THE daughter of two survivors of a massive gas blast in Clacton has recalled the moment she found out about the explosion.

Lights will go out as challenge fails

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Lights will go out as challenge fails

10:00am Friday 14th February 2014

A LAST-DITCH attempt to stop Tendring being plunged into darkness as part of a council’s cash saving plans has failed.

Daughter hits out as war hero is put on visa blacklist after dates mix-up

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Daughter hits out as war hero is put on visa blacklist after dates mix-up

4:00pm Monday 10th February 2014

A KOREAN War veteran is stuck thousands of miles from his family after being banned from entering America for ten years over a visa dispute.

Dock absorbed impact of quay collision at Harwich, says report

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Dock absorbed impact of quay collision at Harwich, says report

6:00pm Friday 7th February 2014

SERIOUS injuries were only avoided when a giant ferry crashed into the quay at Harwich International Port because the dock acted as a crumple zone, a report has revealed.

March start date for ‘long overdue’ speed cut and cameras

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Spend the Cash Now, Save Lives campaign has begun

12:00pm Friday 7th February 2014

EMERGENCY work to slash the speed at notorious danger junctions on the A120 will start within weeks.

Site which could create 600 jobs given go-ahead

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Jobs in jeopardy after council blueprint U-turn

10:00am Friday 7th February 2014

MAJOR plans for an industrial park at Horsley Cross which could create 600 new jobs have been given the go-ahead.

Society’s lease on museum extended

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Society’s lease on museum extended

10:00am Thursday 6th February 2014

HARWICH’S historic Low Lighthouse will remain in the hands of the Harwich Society for another 21 years a council has agreed.

£17k revamp for sports centre gets green light

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: £17k revamp for sports centre gets green light

6:00pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

HARWICH Sports Centre is set to get a much-needed facelift from next month.

Licensees call for review of overnight town centre switch-off

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Call for review of overnight town centre switch-of

10:00am Tuesday 4th February 2014

CALLS have been made for a review of the controversial part-night lighting scheme which has been delayed for two weeks.

Motorist’s fury over long wait for fine to be repaid

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Motorist’s fury over long wait for fine to be repaid

12:00pm Monday 3rd February 2014

A MOTORIST has complained he has not yet received a refund for using a bus lane which was not clearly marked.

Hope for new school to teach autistic children

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Hope for new school to teach autistic children

7:30am Monday 3rd February 2014

PLANS to provide a new school for autistic children in Tendring could be set to move forward.

Bus drops pensioner seven miles from her stop

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: First bus drivers plan 24-hour strike

3:00pm Sunday 2nd February 2014

A TAXI driver has slammed a bus company after an elderly woman was left stranded when she was dropped off seven miles from her stop.

Owner’s shock as hair salon raided

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Owner’s shock as hair salon raided

12:00pm Saturday 1st February 2014

A HAIRDRESSER says she was shocked to find her salon had been broken into causing thousands of pounds of damage.

Gallery manager takes over running of popular cafe

2:00pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

AN iconic cafe with panoramic views of the River Stour has reopened.

Councillor fears solar farm plan is a ‘land grab'

7:30am Tuesday 14th January 2014

A PROPOSAL for a fourth solar farm has been described as a ‘step too far’.

Disabled woman ‘left alone’ with broken leg

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Disabled woman ‘left alone’ with broken leg

6:00pm Monday 13th January 2014

A DISABLED woman has said she is living a ‘nightmare’ after not being offered help at home after breaking her leg.

Power cut slams brakes on blackspot speedcams

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Power cut slams brakes on blackspot speedcams

3:00pm Sunday 12th January 2014

SPEED cameras urgently needed on an accident blackspot have been delayed as there is no way to power them.

Theatre group has a bright future after work was completed on an extension

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Theatre group has a bright future after work was completed on an extension

12:00pm Saturday 11th January 2014

DOWN a narrow road in Manningtree you will find a former primary school.

Masked men make off with cabbie's takings in early-morning thefts

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Harwich taxi drivers have been warned to be careful after drivers had their takings snatched in Abbott Road.

6:00pm Friday 10th January 2014

TAXI drivers have been warned to be vigilant after two drivers had their takings snatched by men wearing balaclavas.

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