IN THIS WEEK'S GAZETTE

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

7:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

New £130k ultrasound machine unveiled at hospital

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

6:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A NEW ultrasound which allows patients to be tested for feared problems with their airways in Colchester instead of Basildon or London has been unveiled.

School alliance to boost education standards

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

TENDRING schools have linked up in a special alliance to improve education standards.

Banksy work scrubbed clean from Clacton seafront by council staff

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

3:34pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Banksy artwork scrubbed clean from a Clacton boathouse by council staff

Clacton photographic club finds new home

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Mid Cheshire Camera Club

2:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A PHOTOGRAPHIC club has relocated after five years at its Clacton base.

Patrol bid to stop railway crossing misuse by risk-takers

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

EXTRA patrols are taking place at railway crossings in Essex this week.

Rainbow group launched in Thorpe

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:14am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A NEW group has been launched in Thorpe to provide girlguiding activities for youngsters.

Police praised for FOI response boost

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

9:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

ESSEX Police has been praised for improving its response to freedom of information requests.

Extra £300,000 to boost bus service

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Bus service changes planned

7:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

ESSEX County Council is spending an extra £300,000 on supported bus services this year despite cutting several routes.

Man woken up by robbers demanding cash in Clacton

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

5:44pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A 67-YEAR-OLD man was threatened to hand over money during a burglary at his home in Clacton.

Multi-million-pound plans to regenerate maltings

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

5:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

AMBITIOUS plans to restore one of Tendring’s most at-risk historic buildings as part of a multi-million pound redevelopment have been given the green light.

Lead ripped from church roof by callous crooks

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

2:46pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

CALLOUS crooks stripped huge sheets of lead from a church roof in Kirby.

Veterans' group will never be forgotten

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

2:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

SURVIVORS of the “Forgotten War” held a poignant act of remembrance as they proudly lowered their standard for the last time.

Show will raise cash for Stanley's powered wheelchair

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A BIG-HEARTED amateur dramatic society is planning a show in Clacton to raise funds for a youngster with a rare muscle condition.

Exclusive: Plans annouced for major £10m redevelopment of Clacton Factory Outlet - including new six-screen cinema

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:35am Tuesday 30th September 2014

PLANS have been announced for a major £10million redevelopment of Clacton Factory Outlet – including a sixscreen multiplex cinema.

Battle to keep chickens on allotment plot

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

AN angry allotment holder who is locked in a battle to keep animals on her plot has accused a council of bullying tactics.

Rivals row over drop in jobless

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

BY-ELECTION rivals have clashed after the number of people claiming the dole in Tendring fell to its lowest level since July 2008.

AGM date ahead for Royal British Legion

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Pride of Tendring: Jamie Robinson

7:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

CLACTON’S Royal British Legion will hold its annual general meeting next month.

Town council's take on the county in pothole crusade to force road action

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

6:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

A TOWN council is gearing up for a David and Goliath fight over potholes.

Councillor fears over sea defence workers' caravans

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

CONCERNED councillors fear they could end up with a new caravan park if they allow a temporary pitch for sea defence workers.

Lord of the trance set for Clacton stage

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

2:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

A TOP hypnotist is set to bring his show to the Clacton stage.

Councillors propose paying County Hall £127k to switch streetlights back on

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Outcry over new bright street lights

2:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

ANGRY district councillors have put forward proposals to pay £127,000 a year to County Hall so it will reverse its controversial streetlight switch-off in Tendring.

No sign of Jaywick recovery claims UKIP spokesman

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Rocky: Brooklands Road in Jaywick

12:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

UKIP’S economic spokesman has hit out at the Government for “failing the people of Jaywick”.

Carswell demands better rail service

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:00am Monday 29th September 2014

UKIP’S Douglas Carswell has labelled rail services to Clacton as “appalling”.

Tax scheme views sought by council

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Offices in Weeley are among those being sold by Tendring Council

9:00am Monday 29th September 2014

RESIDENTS can have their say over a controversial council tax benefit scheme.

Villagers celebrate superfast broadband success

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

7:30am Monday 29th September 2014

VILLAGERS are celebrating a major boost after a massive effort saw their area secure superfast broadband.

Work starts on £3m homes complex for disabled

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

WORK has started on a £3million purpose-built development in Clacton designed to help adults with learning and physical disabilities to live independently.

Cancer charity shop to open next month

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Sale street collection raises £350 for Cancer Research UK

2:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

A CHARITY is opening a pop-up shop at Clacton Factory Outlet during October.

Beth's brave headshave for charity

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

A PLUCKY woman watched her long locks fall to the floor as she had her head shaved for charity.

Green campaign gathers pace

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

GREEN Party deputy leader Dr Shahrar Ali was in Clacton to campaign alongside by-election candidate Chris Southall at the weekend.

Health minister calls for Clacton baby unit to stay open

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

GOVERNMENT health minister Dr Dan Poulter has called for Clacton Hospital’s maternity unit to remain open 24/7 as a midwife-led unit.

Plan to tidy Spinney nature site

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

2:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

A NATURE reserve in Frinton could be set for a big clean-up.

Dog's to have their day at charity show

12:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

EVERY dog can have its day at an annual charity show for pet pooches and their owners.

New weekly town centre market 'would be massive boost'

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

SHOPKEEPERS in Clacton hope to launch a new weekly market in a bid to boost trade.

Mobile networks to take over phone shops

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Phones 4u's collapse into administration last week put a total of 5,596 jobs at risk.

9:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

PHONES 4u stores across north Essex could be taken over by EE or Vodafone.

Shock as driver witnesses boys torturing pigeon

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: ON THE WING: Steve Evans claimed the red card in Amman Valley Pigeon Club's second young bird race of the year.

6:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

AN animal lover watched in horror as two youngsters tortured a defenceless pigeon in broad daylight.

All aboard for historic paddle steamer trip

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Paddle steamer prepares to dock at Gravesend

4:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

TRIPS aboard the famous Paddle Steamer Waverley are available this week.

£20 snatched from woman's hand during mugging

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

3:35pm Friday 26th September 2014

A WOMAN was robbed of £20 during a mugging in Clacton.

Voters surge to register for poll

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

2:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

THERE has been a huge surge in people signing up to vote in the run-up to the by-election.

Scores turn out for auditions in stage fame bid

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

MORE than 140 young hopefuls flocked to Clacton’s Princes Theatre on Sunday in a bid to win a part in the biggest production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat ever staged in the town.

Opponents rally against Ukip by-election bid in Clacton

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

11:00am Friday 26th September 2014

A RALLY is being held in Clacton tomorrow to protest against Ukip in the run-up to the October 9 by-election.

Two arrests after drug factory find

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:00am Friday 26th September 2014

TWO people have been arrested after a drugs factory operation was discovered in Thorpe.

70s star Les is rolling into town

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Les McKeown

9:00am Friday 26th September 2014

SEVENTIES heart-throb Les McKeown, of the Bay City Rollers, is in Clacton this week performing some of the band’s biggest hits.

Former Tory party leader visits Jaywick in by-election build-up

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

7:30am Friday 26th September 2014

A SECOND Government minister has visited Jaywick in just over a week.

Jay's killer launches appeal over guilty verdict

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Jay Whiston

3:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

ALMOST 2,000 people have voiced protests on Facebook against murdered schoolboy Jay Whiston’s killer launching an appeal against his conviction.

Fears delivery lorries will cause traffic chaos

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

2:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

IT is feared early morning lorry deliveries could cause traffic chaos and bring Frinton grinding to a halt at rush-hour.

School burglars ordered to pay just £3 after £160k thefts

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

1:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

THREE men who admitted stealing £160,000 worth of computers from schools across Essex and Suffolk have no more than £3 left between them, a court has heard.

Woman's miraculous blaze escape after fireball blast

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A WOMAN had a miracle escape just moments before a massive fireball blew out the windows of her flat.

Knife bin set for town centre after hundreds of blades are handed in

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

11:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

PLANS for a permanent knife amnesty bin in Clacton have been announced by the town’s police chief.

Gang steals giant safe in daring heist

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

A GANG of hole-in-the-wall crooks tunnelled into a jewellery shop and wheeled away a giant safe in an elaborate heist.






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