Controversial Prettygate Tesco set to go ahead after all as council realises it has no power to stop it

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Tesco has launched an investigation after revealing that its guidance on profits for the six months to August 23 was overstated by around  £250m.

6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

COLCHESTER Council has been forced into an embarrassing u-turn which means a controversial Tesco will go ahead.

Olympic volleyball star Rachel Laybourne starts new college course

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

7:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

OLYMPIC volleyball star Rachel Laybourne served up knowledge and skill as she helped to launch a new club.

Playboy model to take ice bucket challenge in Colchester to raise money for cancer charity

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Macmillan Fundraising Day

6:12pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A PLAYBOY model will drop in on Colchester clubbers - to take an ice bucket challenge.

Digger fire spreads to 500-tonne muck heap

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

4:50pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A blaze destroyed a digger and spread to a 500-tonne muck heap.

Traffic delays due to accident near Colchester General Hospital

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:35pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A road accident near Colchester General Hospital is causing delays this afternoon for drivers and bus passengers.

"No further action" following armed siege in Colchester

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

3:26pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MAN has been released without charge despite allegedly shooting at police during an armed stand-off in Colchester.

Richard's new CD is for pal Robin

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

2:47pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A PIANO teacher has released an album to raise money for a charity set up in memory of a childhood friend.

Colchester murderer fails in bid to clear his name

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

2:41pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A FORMER medical student who fled abroad after murdering his partner has failed in a bid to clear his name.

Colchester Institute given go-ahead for £9.5m extension

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

1:30pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Temporary classrooms at Colchester Institute will be replaced with a four-storey teaching block.

A120 campaign claims dualling will cut some journey times in half

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Still no A120 roundabout revamp

12:52pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A FRESH campaign to dual the A120 throughout north Essex claims it could cut some journey times in half.

Osteopath who worked with top sportsmen suspended for having sex with patient

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

11:59am Tuesday 30th September 2014

An osteopath has been suspended after admitting having an improper sexual relationship with a patient.

Thai police: Hannah may have been victim of sex attack

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: hannah witheridge e.jpg

11:21am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Police believe an Essex University student may have been raped before being killed on the Thai island of Koh Tao.

Murder investigation launched after man found stabbed in Chelmsford flat

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:55am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MURDER investigation has been launched after the body of a man was found in a property on Broomfield Road in Chelmsford this morning with stab wounds. A 29-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Victims of crime to choose from menu of punishments

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Nick Alston

1:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MENU of punishments is being put together for victims of crime to choose from.

Supported bus services cost county £8.5million

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Essex County Council

10:28am Tuesday 30th September 2014

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

FOI response time improvements at Essex Police

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

9:59am Tuesday 30th September 2014

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

Police patrol railway crossings

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The level crossing

9:12am Tuesday 30th September 2014

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

Bailiffs could go in to eject Colchester stadium travellers

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:12am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A COURT order to evict a group of travellers who have spent more than a week on land near Colchester’s community stadium could be secured this morning.

Couple on bench are now prime suspects in hunt for Jim’s killer

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

10:44am Monday 29th September 2014

A COUPLE seen sitting on a bench close to where Jim Attfield’s body was found have emerged as prime suspects for the murder.

Baby abuse pervert is jailed for 12 years

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:33am Monday 29th September 2014

A VILE pervert who filmed himself sexually abusing a baby girl has been jailed for 12 years.

Traffic chaos at flu jab day

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

5:56pm Monday 29th September 2014

TEMPERS flared when roads were blocked as pensioners flocked to a doctor’s surgery to get flu jabs.

Music store set to shut up shop after 40 years

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

5:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

AN independent music shop is set to close after more than 40 years in Colchester.

Pre-school raises £100,000 in eight years to create new home

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:40pm Monday 29th September 2014

LITTLE ones and staff are celebrating after raising £100,000 in eight years to refurbish their dated pre-school.

More Essex University students securing top jobs

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Essex University

4:19pm Monday 29th September 2014

Essex University students are more likely than ever to secure top jobs after graduating, according to a national study.

Hannah Witheridge murder: Eight footballers quizzed

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: hannah witheridge e.jpg

4:11pm Monday 29th September 2014

DETECTIVES investigating the murder of Essex University student Hannah Witheridge have quizzed a group of footballers.

Government grant will help Colchester town centre's air quality to improve

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

3:47pm Monday 29th September 2014

COLCHESTER town centre’s poor air quality should improve after nearly £200,000 of funding was secured to install emissions reducing technology in ten buses.

U's training ground planning rows "should not be used as a political football"

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: U's manager Robbie Cowling at the Florence Park training ground.

3:44pm Monday 29th September 2014

PLANNING issues around Colchester United’s training ground should not be used as a “political football”, it has been claimed.

Search for heavily pregnant teen who left Colchester General Hospital continues

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

3:18pm Monday 29th September 2014

POLICE officers are continuing their search for a heavily pregnant woman missing from Colchester General Hospital.

Apartment plan for Colchester office block

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

3:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

A developer wants to convert an office block into 12 apartments.

Lollipop men and women needed across Essex

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Pensioner's driving ban for injuring lollipop lady

2:38pm Monday 29th September 2014

Dozens of Essex schools are in need of new lollipop men and women.

Do you recognise this man? Police want to question Witham burglary suspect

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

2:39pm Monday 29th September 2014

Detectives would like to speak to anyone who may recognise this man with distinctive hair.

New liaison staff drafted in to tackle A&E handover delays

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Accident and Emergency department at the Royal Gwent Hospital on Cardiff Road, Newport. (4010951)

2:17pm Monday 29th September 2014

Two thirds of patients arriving by ambulance at Colchester General Hospital’s A&E are waiting in the vehicle for more than 15 minutes.

Council approves £5m school plan

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

2:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

PLANS for a £5million primary school which have divided two communities have been approved.

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.

New kit means north Essex patients will not have to travel to Basildon

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

1:16pm Monday 29th September 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.

Macmillan coffee mornings prove a success in north Essex

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:25pm Monday 29th September 2014

DOZENS of fundraisers took part in Macmillan coffee mornings across north Essex.

Football legend backs hospital fundraiser

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:00am Monday 29th September 2014

A FOOTBALL legend was on hand to present a cheque for more than £1,000 to Colchester General Hospital’s Neonatal Unit.

Camping items stolen from outdoors store in Colchester

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:23am Monday 29th September 2014

THIEVES stole six camping items from outside an outdoors store in Colchester.

Police investigate after man dies in motorcycle and car collision in Witham

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

8:41am Monday 29th September 2014

Police are investigating a fatal collision between a motorcycle and a car in Witham on Sunday night.

Colchester community holds walk in memory of Jim and Nahid

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:24am Monday 29th September 2014

A WALK from the spot Nahid Al-Manea was killed to where Jim Attfield died was held to show the Colchester community is unbowed by the tragedies.

Heavily pregnant woman missing from Colchester hospital

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

1:04pm Sunday 28th September 2014

A HEAVILY pregnant woman is missing from Colchester General Hospital.

Aggravated burglary in Harwich

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:20pm Sunday 28th September 2014

POLICE are investigating an aggravated burglary in Harwich.

Colchester Institute honours Jeremy Spake at ceremony

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

BROADCASTER, author and philanthropist Jeremy Spake is to be given an honorary degree by Colchester Institute.

Man bailed in James Attfield murder investigation

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:47am Sunday 28th September 2014

A 19-year-old man who was arrested in connection with the murder of James Attfield has been rebailed.

Braintree MP Brooks Newmark resigns as civil society minister

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Halstead: Hundreds sign petition opposing solar farms

6:37pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Braintree MP Brooks Newmark has resigned as the minister for civil society ahead of a story due to be published in a Sunday newspaper.

Police investigating murder of Hannah Witheridge offer £13,000 reward

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

5:34pm Saturday 27th September 2014

POLICE in Thailand investigating the murder of Essex University student Hannah Witheridge are offering a £13,000 reward for information.

Burglars scared off by family’s pet Alsatian

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

5:01pm Saturday 27th September 2014

POLICE believe burglars were scared off by a family’s pet Alsatian when they broke into a Colchester home.

Votes needed to raise cash for playgroup

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

2:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

A GROUP which helps children with learning difficulties has appealed for a little help itself.

Winners bask in glory at the Mid Essex Business Awards 2014

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:50am Saturday 27th September 2014

THE finest businesses in Mid Essex were celebrated last night at the 7th annual Business Awards.

Detectives patrol Castle Park to mark six-month anniversary of James Attfield murder

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:32am Saturday 27th September 2014

POLICE officers investigating the murder of James Attfield spoke to about 20 people during patrols to mark the six-month anniversary of his death.






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