Cricket club fun night to boost theatre group

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Acting hastily – members of the Youth Theatre Performerz, at Princes Theatre, in Clacton, who broke the world record for the fastest theatrical production

11:50am Thursday 21st August 2014

A FAMILY fun night is being held at Frinton Cricket Club to raise funds for the Youth Theatre Performerz at Clacton's Princes Theatre.

LIVE UPDATES: Clacton Air Show

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Elvington Model Air Show

10:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

FLIGHT fanatics are set for takeoff at this year’s bumper Clacton Air Show.

Blow as report says 24/7 maternity unit in Clacton 'unviable'

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Anger at shock closure of maternity service

9:40am Thursday 21st August 2014

A CAMPAIGN to fully reopen Clacton Hospital’s baby unit as a round-theclock service has been dealt a blow after a report said it was “unviable”.

Who cares about the colour? Frinton Sainsbury's gets thumbs-up from Gazette readers

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

SUPERMARKET giant Sainsbury’s bid to build a new store in Frinton’s Connaught Avenue has been given a huge thumbs-up by Gazette readers.

EXCLUSIVE: TV's Mr Grumpy is all smiles ahead of Frinton Summer Theatre show

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

HE became a national treasure as TV’s Victor Meldrew in One Foot in the Grave, but it’s all smiles now as Richard Wilson stars in Frinton Summer Theatre’s final show of the season.

New visitor centre bid for St Osyth's historic priory

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:40am Thursday 21st August 2014

A NEW bid for a visitor centre and wedding venue at St Osyth Priory has been unveiled.

Ten-month-old tot gets artificial heart as family desperately wait for vital transplant op

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE family of a ten month-old baby who needs a new heart have spoken of their anguish as they wait for a vital transplant.

LIVE: Essex GCSE results

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: File photo dated 13/06/08 of Pupils who sat a GCSE English exam at Colchester County High School for Girls, Colchester, Essex as a return to final exams at GCSE could discriminate against girls, teachers warned today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date:

7:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

Nervous teenagers will turn out to pick up their GCSE results today. 


Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

7:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

Ten-month-old tot's search for new heart. Frinton backs Sainsbury's bid - even if it is orange. EXCLUSIVE - we talk to Summer Theatre star Richard Wilson - and much more

Are YOU in this week's Gazette!

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

6:30pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

How little Alexander Pickering beat heart defect

Plans to be submitted for major upgrade to swimming pool

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Frinton and Walton Swimming Pool

6:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

BLUEPRINTS for a major upgrade to Frinton and Walton Swimming Pool are due to be submitted.

Ten rescued from motorboat after getting stuck in backwaters

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Harwich RNLI all weather lifeboat

4:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

TEN people were rescued by lifeboat crews after their motorboat became stuck in Walton Backwaters.

Last pair of Lancaster bombers set to fly together over Clacton

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: ICONIC CRAFT: The Mynarski Memorial Lancaster is one of only two flightworthy Lancasters in the world

2:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE last pair of Second World War Lancaster bombers have flown together for the first time in 50 years - and they will repeat the feat at the Clacton Air Show tomorrow.

'Cutting-edge policing' sees burglary figures drop

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Chief Constable Stephen Cavanagh

12:56pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A POLICE operation to tackle burglary has made a major dent in the number of house break-ins across the county.

Car found torched after keys were stolen during burglary

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

11:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CAR was found burnt out after being stolen from outside a home in Clacton.

A133 Great Bentley smash causing two-mile tailbacks

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

8:59am Wednesday 20th August 2014

MOTORISTS are facing delays after a three-vehicle smash on the A133 Great Bentley by-pass this morning.

Vintage sale to take place this weekend

7:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A VINTAGE sale takes place in Wix Road, Beaumont-cum-Moze, on Sunday, August 24, from 12-4pm.

Fete to be held in aid of cancer charity

6:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A FUN fete is being held at FC Clacton's Rush Green Bowl ground for cancer charity Myeloma UK.

Suspected criminals to be tested for drugs as part of new scheme

4:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

PEOPLE arrested on suspicion of drug related crimes in Essex will be tested as part of a new scheme.

Revised waste collections following bank holiday

2:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

RESIDENTS in Tendring are being reminded that their refuse and recycling will be collected a day later than normal following the August Bank Holiday.

Essex couples wanted for Don't Tell the Bride TV show

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Tilly Mint Wedding Sample Sale

12:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A BAFTA award-winning show is looking for contestants from Essex to take part.

Community groups can apply for share of £250,000

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Essex County Council

10:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

GROUPS are being encouraged to apply for £250,000 worth of funding to pay for young people to discover a new sport.

Officers investigated for breaching police social media guidlines

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

7:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

HUNDREDS of police officers and staff have been investigated for alleged breaches of police guidelines when using social media.

Drivers accused of abusing free car park

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Free parking permits for Tendring residents

6:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

DRIVERS have been accused of abusing a free car park... by parking their cars there all day.

Births at coastal maternity units "insufficient" to justify 24/7 opening, review finds

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: NHS logo

4:35pm Monday 18th August 2014

A MIDWIVE shortage coupled with an “insufficient” number of pregnant women giving birth at Clacton and Harwich maternity units means keeping them open 24/7 cannot be justified, health experts have claimed.

Pupils rewarded for community warden work

4:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

PUPILS who took on the challenge to become community wardens and improve their area have been rewarded for their hard work.

Rail boss pledges to provide more standard class seats

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Passengers at Colchester North station, who faced higher fares from today.

3:40pm Monday 18th August 2014

A commuter was encouraged by a meeting with rail chiefs to discuss the future of services in our region.

Dog charity desperate for stallholders at fundraising event

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

A CHARITY is desperate for stallholders to sign up for a fundraiser.

Dog walker's shock at grenade find

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

11:32am Monday 18th August 2014

A DOG walker has described the heart-stopping moment she picked up a hand grenade on the beach thinking it was a stone.

Controversial "M&S-style" sliding doors are approved for church

10:00am Monday 18th August 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to replace traditional wooden doors on a Frinton church with an electronic sliding entrance have been approved.

Extra trains take off for Clacton Airshow

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: There is disruption on the Greater Anglia service to Southminster

7:30am Monday 18th August 2014

EXTRA train services are set to take off for the Clacton Air Show.

Campaigner calls for new children's play park in Walton

5:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A NEW play park is needed for youngsters living in Walton, it is claimed.

Diamond couple celebrate 60 years of marriage

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A DIAMOND couple from Clacton celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today.

Town councillors want to pour cold water on large BBQs

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Tasty burgers on the barbecue

9:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

TOWN councillors want to pour cold water on large barbecues on Frinton’s treasured greensward.

Vandals attack car with paint stripper

5:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

VANDALS caused £500 damage by throwing paint stripper over a car in Clacton.

Burglars made off with £1,000 in jumbo-sized money jar

12:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

BURGLARS made off with more than £1,000 in coins after stealing a jumbo-sized money jar.

Coastguard called to sinking jet ski

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: coastguard lifeboat - zxc

10:04am Saturday 16th August 2014

The Clacton coastguard were called to rescue a sinking jet ski. 

Gardening club hosts popular annual show

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Wroughton and District Gardeners’ Society Horticultural Show

9:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

A GARDENING club in Kirby holds its annual show today.

Clacton theatre set for a classic camp night out

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

6:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

TANTRUMS, tears and tight fitting dresses are guaranteed at the spectacular Viva La Drag show.

Witnesses offered £1,000 to help bring knife criminals to justice

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Illegal resident held in Swindon wedding scam fear

4:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

A CRIME-fighting charity is offering £1,000 to witnesses who help bring Clacton criminals who use knives to justice.

Learn media skills for free in Jaywick and Walton

2:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

RESIDENTS in Jaywick and Walton are being offered the chance to gain free computer and media skills.

Rat pack tribute back by popular demand

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

A LEADING tribute to timeless purveyors of cool returns to Clacton by popular demand.

Bumper crowds expected for Walton carnival

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:00am Friday 15th August 2014

WALTON’s annual carnival showcase takes place this weekend with a host of crowd-pleasing events scheduled.

Met Office weather warning for more flash flooding

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Snow set for Gloucestershire as Met Office issues severe weather warning

8:59am Friday 15th August 2014

The Met Office have issued a weather warning as more storms are due to hit the area this afternoon.

Children's TV stars take to Clacton stage today

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: What's On module top link image

7:30am Friday 15th August 2014

STARS from a children’s television programme take to the stage in Clacton this week.

Young footballers celebrate opening of new changing rooms

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

6:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

BUDDING Beckhams celebrated the opening of new changing rooms in Little Clacton.

Baby squirrel who was found nesting in sheep's fleece is released into wild

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A BABY squirrel found nesting a sheep’s fleece has been released back into the wild.

Sainsbury's "too orange" for Frinton's leafy Connaught Avenue

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

2:57pm Thursday 14th August 2014

THE future is bright... but it had better not be orange!

Youngsters win contest to have designs turned into handmade plates

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

2:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

TWO youngsters from Clacton have had their creative designs turned into handmade plates as part of a special competition.

Devoted husband fears dementia-stricken wife will forget who he is if beds shortage forces move to care home 60 miles away

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:30pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A DEVOTED husband fears his dementia-stricken wife will forget who he is if she is forced to move into care more than 60 miles from their home.

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