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Villagers hold garage sale for Mistley Quay cause

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:00pm Saturday 9th May 2015

A DOZEN stalls lined Misley Quay as campaigners battling to have it registered as a village green held a garage sale.

Crowds come out to celebrate VE Day in Harwich

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

2:00pm Friday 8th May 2015

A SECOND World War plane took to the skies of Harwich to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

Memories: How Harwich celebrated VE Day

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

1:00pm Friday 8th May 2015

TODAY marks 70 years since Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced to the British people Nazi Germany had surrendered after six years of war.

Green Farm solar park is approved

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Solar farm plans would benefit community

2:00pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

A THIRD solar farm between Bradfield and Wix has been given the green light.

20 Market Street could be torn down and replaced with flats

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

6:30am Monday 4th May 2015

AN eyesore building gutted by fire three years ago could finally be torn down and replaced with eight apartments.

Leaping from a great height to fight dementia

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

11:00am Wednesday 29th April 2015

A SPORTS journalism student is taking on his fear of heights to raise money for an Alzheimer’s charity.

Events to fund High Court defence of Mistley Quay village green decision

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Mistley: Ribbons burnt of Quay fence

6:30am Tuesday 28th April 2015

CAMPAIGNERS battling to have Mistley Quay registered as a village green are set to host a series of events to help fund a legal battle for their cause.

Use brownfield sites for new homes’ plea

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:00am Wednesday 29th April 2015

UNUSED sites in built-up areas could be the answer for future developments in the Manningtree area, according to a councillor.

Church’s rich past revealed in new book

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:00pm Saturday 25th April 2015

BRADFIELD’s oldest-surviving building has been documented in a new book.

Vandals put horses at risk after cutting fence

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:00am Monday 27th April 2015

VANDALS have “deliberately” targeted a horse charity by cutting a fence.

D-Day near for solar farm bid

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Solar farm plans would benefit community

4:00pm Sunday 26th April 2015

D-DAY is looming for plans for a third solar farm between Bradfield and Wix.

Runners urged to sign up for 24-hour race

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

11:00am Saturday 25th April 2015

HARDY runners are being reminded to sign up for Great Bromley’s first 24-hour runathon.

Memories: High Lighthouse gets £7k facelift

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

11:00am Thursday 16th April 2015

WORK on a major facelift for one of Harwich’s most iconic landmarks began 40 years ago.

Relatives of Captain Fryatt back our campaign

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:00pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

THE family of Captain Fryatt have backed a campaign to get him a posthumous honour for his bravery.

Crime fears played down after spray attack on man

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:00am Monday 13th April 2015

TENDRING’S top police officer has reassured the public an attempted burglary that saw a man sprayed in the face with an unknown substance is an “isolated incident”.

Burnt-out eyesore still untouched, but council says plans are imminent

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

5:00pm Friday 10th April 2015

ANGRY residents will renew demands for action to sort out an eyesore building on the third anniversary of it being gutted by fire.

An electric line-up of events at the Palace

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:00pm Sunday 12th April 2015

JAZZ, art and folk music are all coming to Harwich’s Electric Palace next week.

Maternity unit to remain as on demand centre

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

12:30pm Sunday 5th April 2015

MATERNITY bosses have decided to keep Harwich’s maternity unit as an on demand service despite more than half of mums calling for it to be opened 24/7.

Lots of interest in Mayflower Project auction

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:00am Monday 6th April 2015

AN auction to help fund the build of a replica of the Mayflower ship has gone live.

Pupils get visit from children saved as part of Kindertransport

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:00pm Saturday 4th April 2015

THE memories of children rescued from Nazi Germany and brought to Dovercourt more than 75 years ago have been shared with pupils.

Berry season comes early at Lawford nursery

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:00am Tuesday 31st March 2015

NEW technology trialled by a nursery in Lawford is making strawberries available in stores four weeks earlier this year.

‘Idiots’ causing motoring chaos on Manningtree High Street

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:00am Monday 30th March 2015

INCONSIDERATE van drivers have been slammed by councillors for causing havoc on a town high street.

Seafront putting green transformation to start

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:30pm Monday 30th March 2015

WORK to transform a seafront tourist attraction with an investment of up to £30,000 will start next month.

Petition with 1,600 signatures handed over to transport bosses

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:00pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

A PETITION calling for a U-turn on major bus cuts, signed by more than 1,600 people, has been handed to transport bosses.

Harwich Valley is set for go-ahead

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

6:30am Tuesday 31st March 2015

D-DAY is looming for ambitious plans fora£48million leisure development to regenerate Harwich and Dovercourt.

Mussel farm would be ‘win-win’ for economy and environment

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:00pm Sunday 29th March 2015

PLANS to farm mussels on the River Stour would be a “win-win” for both the economy and environment if given the green light, it is claimed.

Memories: Bernard Uniforms 110 years in town... then shock closure

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

11:00am Thursday 26th March 2015

BERNARD Uniforms was one of the biggest employers in Harwich during its 110 years in the town.

Mussel farm plan for the River Stour

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:00am Monday 23rd March 2015

MUSSELS could be farmed on the River Stour if a five-year trial is given the go-ahead.

Mistley land earmarked for allotment holders may be built on

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

8:00am Saturday 21st March 2015

ALLOTMENT holders have been dealt a blow in their wait for a new home after being told land set for green-fingered residents could now be built on.

Top cyclists’ return will get town buzzing again

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:30pm Monday 16th March 2015

A TOP cycling event will return to Manningtree and Mistley this year, it has been revealed.

Fears raised that train ferry terminal is "wasting away"

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

6:30am Tuesday 17th March 2015

A HISTORIC train ferry terminal could fall into the sea if more is not done to maintain it, a councillor has claimed.

100-year-old village hall set for major refurbishment

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:00pm Saturday 14th March 2015

A HUNDRED year old village hall is set for a major transformation.

Representatives ‘not informed’ of controversial parking move

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:00pm Thursday 12th March 2015

ANGRY councillors are challenging a decision to cone off a residential road, which stopped audiences of a children’s theatre group from parking.

Historic foot ferry could be lost as Alan bows out

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:30pm Tuesday 10th March 2015

A HISTORIC foot ferry which runs from Harwich could be lost after more than 100 years of sailing.

Man races after suspected thief while barefoot and wearing just his boxer shorts

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

6:30am Tuesday 10th March 2015

A HAVE-A-GO hero sprinted down his road after a suspected thief in the early hours of the morning...while wearing “just a pair of pants”.

Plea to make pumping station site safe

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

6:30am Monday 9th March 2015

A FORMER pumping station has been branded “an accident waiting to happen” as broken fences mean it is left unsecure.

Five-year-old Harry inspires marathon bid

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:00pm Saturday 7th March 2015

A BIG-HEARTED fundraiser is taking on the London Marathon in an effort to raise £1,000 to help a little boy’s fight against Batten’s disease.

Bid to get new flood siren installed in Harwich fails

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:00pm Friday 6th March 2015

A FOUR-YEAR battle to get a flood siren installed in Harwich has been lost.

Support for housing on former Bernard Uniforms site

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:00am Friday 6th March 2015

PLANS to demolish a former factory and build social housing in Harwich have been backed by councillors.

Promoters hoping to reinvent Kingsway Hall as major arts centre

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:03pm Friday 27th February 2015

COMEDY and music nights could be set to makeaDovercourt venue an “arts centre” to rival attractions in Colchester and Ipswich.

£15k survey finds drivers sticking to 30mph speed limit

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: New calls for 30mph limit on road where schoolboy was killed

2:00pm Monday 2nd March 2015

A £15,000 survey to assess a road councillors claimed was dangerous has found drivers were travelling at speeds below the 30mph limit.

Town council pledges up to £30k to revamp Dovercourt Putting Green

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:00am Monday 2nd March 2015

A SEAFRONT tourist attraction is set to be transformed with an investment of up to £30,000.

Roads bosses to consider making Manningtree High Street a 20mph zone

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

6:30am Monday 2nd March 2015

DEMANDS to have a High Street speed limit slashed in a bit to combat speeding drivers will finally be discussed by roads bosses.

Melissa will run London Marathon for baby Nelle

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:00am Sunday 1st March 2015

A NEW runner is taking on the London Marathon in memory of a baby who died aged just four months.

Highways chiefs urged to keep A120 gaps open

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

4:00pm Saturday 28th February 2015

COUNCILLORS have called for reassurance that gaps at danger junctions on the A120 will remain open after a roundabout is built.

Opposition raised over plans to turn Manningtree pub into home

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Carlo Guglielmi, councillor for planning at Tendring Council.

12:30pm Saturday 28th February 2015

OBJECTIONS have been lodged against allowing a Manningtree pub to be turned into a home.

Day of remembrance to recognise Harwich hero Captain Fryatt

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:00am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A DAY of remembrance could be established for a Harwich hero in a bid to mark his courageous acts during the First World War.

New menswear shop to open in Dovercourt

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

11:00am Friday 27th February 2015

A NEW menswear shop will open in Dovercourt this weekend.

Vandals have attacked driver’s car 3 times since blackout began

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:00pm Friday 20th February 2015

A MAN whose car has been targeted by thieves three times in the past year has called for streetlights to be switched back on.

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.

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