Three men to appear in court over assault charges

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: webpix court justice

6:45pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THREE men are due to appear at Southend Magistrates' Court next month to face charges of affray and assault.

Man in pink thong flashes to teenage girls

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Essex Police launch appeal for stolen goods

6:43pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A MAN wearing a pink thong flashed at a group of teenage girls.

Nick Clegg to visit Colchester next week

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Welsh Liberal Democrats Spring Conference 2014 in Newport.  Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats takes questions from journalists prior to taking to the stage. (5167316)

4:18pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

DEPUTY Prime Minister Nick Clegg will be answering questions in Colchester next week.

Fresh chance to save £200 from your heating bills launched

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The West of England Rural Partnership wants to keep heating costs down for elderly householders

3:06pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A FRESH chance for Colchester residents to save £200 a year from their heating bills has been launched.

UPDATED: Bail extended as murder investigation continues

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Tragic – “great lad” Jim

3:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A WOMAN arrested in connection with the murder of Jim Attfield has been bailed again until Thursday.

Baby boy donating his bone marrow to save life of his sister

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Baby boy donating his bone marrow to save life of his sister

1:06pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A BABY boy is set to save his sister’s life by becoming her bone marrow donor.

Fire crews tackle blaze at Little Clacton home

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: ONGAR: Fire on school roof

12:59pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are battling a blaze at a house in Little Clacton.

Man found dead inside parked car

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Police have appealed for information about an 'elaborate hoax' after two suspicious devices closed down parts of Canterbury

12:56pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A man has been found dead in a car after concerns were raised by a member of the public.

Richie's catwalk debut...after attack he feared would end modelling dream

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Richie's catwalk debut...after attack he feared would end modelling dream

10:05am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A NON-LEAGUE footballer and aspiring model, who suffered horrific facial injuries when he was beaten up, has made his catwalk debut.

Baby Leah-Marie born in a car park

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Baby Leah-Marie born in a car park

6:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

WHEN mum-of-two Jade Paice realised her baby was coming she was on the A120.

No loud music, karaoke or pool...this will be a real ale pub

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: No loud music, karaoke or pool...this will be a real ale pub

5:25pm Monday 14th April 2014

Forget loud music, karaoke, pool and spirits Colchester’s latest pub venture is set to be just all about real ale.

Reward offered to try and catch Jim Attfield's killers

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

11:26am Monday 14th April 2014

A REWARD of up to £5,000 has been offered for information leading to the conviction of Jim Attfield's killers.

Film-maker dies at 55 after being taken ill at wheel

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Film-maker dies at 55 after being taken ill at wheel

10:04am Monday 14th April 2014

A FILM-MAKER who spent his career covering school shows and dance performances has died after suffering a brain haemorrhage.

Victory! 11-year fight for a crossing is won

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Victory! 11-year fight for a crossing is won

9:56am Monday 14th April 2014

A NEW pedestrian crossing will finally be built near a secondary school after years of campaigning by parents, pupils, councillors and the Gazette.

Animal lover saves pets as listed building burns

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Lucy Smith with her pets which she saved as fire threatened her home.

5:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

RESIDENT Lucy Smith ensured her pets were safe as her home was evacuated due the devastating fire at the Sergeants' Mess.

£21,000 grant to help job seekers and new businesses

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: £21,000 grant to help job seekers and new businesses

3:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Two of the town’s organisations which help job seekers and new businesses were given a £21,000 boost.

Colchester murder - woman released on bail

2:11pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A WOMAN arrested following the murder of dad-of-five Jim Attfield has been released.

Woman caught thief red-handed

12:08pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A BRAVE homeowner tackled a burglar when she caught him red-handed raiding her home in broad daylight.

Devastating fire may have been caused by a squirrel

7:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

A SQUIRREL or a rodent may have caused the devastating blaze at a Grade II listed building.

Mums protest over Harwich maternity unit closure

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Mums protest over Harwich maternity unit closure

7:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

MUMS staged a twilight vigil in protest to the temporary closure of the Harwich maternity unit.

Police launch new appeal for Jim Attfield's killer

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Victim Jim Attfield

6:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

THE mother of murdered Jim Attfield has warned his killer could strike again.

Listed building severely damaged in blaze

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Flames engulf the Sgts Mess. Picture: Darius Laws

4:40pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A DEVASTATING blaze has caused serious damage to an historic listed building in Colchester.

Fresh crackdown on skateboarding outside Firstsite

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Round-the-clock security measures to combat yob menace at Firstsite

2:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A fresh crackdown on skateboarding and anti-social behaviour outside Firstsite is being launched to stop it increasing over the school holidays.

NHS bosses face headache over how to accommodate patients after Essex County Hospital closure

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Essex County Hospital to shut

12:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

HEALTH bosses still need to work out how to accommodate thousands more patients at Colchester General Hospital when Essex County Hospital closes next year.

Homes evacuated as fire rips through former Army building

8:09am Saturday 12th April 2014

HOMES were evacuated in the early hours today after fire ripped through a former Army stable block in Colchester.

Woman arrested as part of Jim Attfield murder investigation

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

6:27pm Friday 11th April 2014

A WOMAN has been arrested in connection with the Jim Attfield murder investigation.

Silk Road licensing meeting adjourned

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: TV show bar in fight for its licence

4:31pm Friday 11th April 2014

A MEETING to review Colchester’s Silk Road bar has been adjourned.

Head retires after chalking up 36 years

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Head retires after chalking up 36 years

4:27pm Friday 11th April 2014

A HEADTEACHER who dedicated 36 years to teaching has retired.

Cricket tournament at Castle Park will help launch Rob George Foundation

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Talented cricketer dies from leukaemia

4:03pm Friday 11th April 2014

A CRICKET tournament will help launch a new foundation in memory of a 21-year-old who died following a battle with leukaemia.

Russell: Colchester would benefit from a "Tour de Pothole"

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: MP Russell questions PM on defence cuts

4:01pm Friday 11th April 2014

HOSTING a stage of the Tour de France in Colchester would quickly solve the town’s pothole woes, MP Sir Bob Russell told colleagues.

UPDATE: Second A12 crash causes further tailbacks

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: A361 closed at Sampford Peverell

3:20pm Friday 11th April 2014

The southbound carriageway of the A12 has reopened after a multi-vehicle accident at Kelvedon.

Colchester town centre in midst of £250,000 spruce up

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Rodney Bass, county councillor for highways, has urged those who are invited to take part to complete the survey.

3:29pm Friday 11th April 2014

COLCHESTER town centre is getting a £250,000 spruce up, courtesy of Essex County Council.

"Turn them in" - Jim Attfield's mum makes plea to associates of his killer

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: "Turn them in" - Jim Attfield's mum plea to associates of his killer

11:13am Friday 11th April 2014

THE mother of murder victim Jim Attfield is convinced her son’s killer will be brought to justice.

Thousands of parking spaces found for Elton’s gig

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Things to see and do in September

9:29am Friday 11th April 2014

CONCERT organisers have found thousands of parking spaces for fans attending Elton John’s gig at Colchester United’s Weston Homes Community Stadium.

UPDATE - One person arrested after A120 Coggeshall crash

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: nswebpix police crime tape

8:52am Friday 11th April 2014

One person had to be cut free after three vehicles were involved in a crash on the A120 at Coggeshall. 

One Direction star Harry Styles calls Colchester teen

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Johnny Willburn with 1D star Harry Styles

6:00am Friday 11th April 2014

SHOCKED Ellie Fitzgerald-Payne, 18, became the envy of thousands of teenage girls when she received a voicemail from One Direction hearththrob Harry Styles.

Health warning for parents in Essex

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Publih Health England launches initiative

7:30pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A WARNING has been issued as Scarlet Fever cases reach their highest levels since 1989. 

Council told: Do more to protect people from air pollution

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Hazy - Essex Way looking towards Benfleet and Canvey

7:12pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Local authorities need to do more to protect people from harmful air pollution, health officials have said after new estimates suggest that thousands die every year as a result of poor air quality.

New attraction for thrill seekers on Clacton Pier

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: New attraction for thrill seekers on Clacton Pier

6:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A TOWERING new attraction has been set up on Clacton Pier for the summer season.

The blogger who is helping thousands cope with cancer

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The blogger who is helping thousands cope with cancer

4:56pm Thursday 10th April 2014

THIRTEEN thousand people have read an online blog started by a runner diagnosed with an incurable cancer.

Our minibuses really have got the X Factor

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Our minibuses really have got the X Factor

2:06pm Thursday 10th April 2014

TWO minibuses have been given an X Factor makeover.

Sheffield race didn’t pay us for the water

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Thirty work – children hand out bottles of water to runners during Sunday’s Sheffield half marathon

2:02pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A COMPANY has defended its decision not to provide water for the Sheffield Half Marathon causing the event to be cancelled.

VIDEO: Essex apprentices in national final

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said York has a great “get up and go spirit”

12:22pm Thursday 10th April 2014

APPRENTICES from an Essex-based technology firm have been shortlisted for a national award backed by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

Police release CCTV images of 23 people they believe could help with Castle Park murder investigation

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Police release CCTV images of 23 people they believe could help with Castle Park murder investigation

10:52am Thursday 10th April 2014

POLICE have released CCTV images of 23 people they believe could help with their investigation into the Castle Park murder.

Boats damaged in blaze

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Boats damaged in blaze

8:43am Thursday 10th April 2014

FOUR boats have been damaged by a fire in West Mersea.

UPDATE 8.45am THURSDAY: Missing girl found

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Vulnerable teen reported missing

6:32pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A TEENAGER has been reported missing from a mental health unit in Colchester.

Park and Ride set to open next spring

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Park and ride free on Small Business Saturday

4:21pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

COLCHESTER'S first Park and Ride scheme is finally set to open within 11 months, after years of setbacks.

Pair charged with assault after brawl outside town pub

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Halstead: Man's ear bitten in twon centre mass brawl

2:45pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Two people have been charged with assault after police finished investigating a mass brawl outside a town centre pub.

Pictures of murder victim released as hunt for killers continues

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Victim Jim Attfield

1:23pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

EXTRA pictures of murder victim Jim Attfield have been released.

Jewellery burglary in Great Wigborough

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

1:13pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

BURGLARS stole hundreds of pounds of jewellery from a home in Great Wigborough.






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