Woman suffers from smoke inhalation following kitchen blaze

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

7:36pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A WOMAN in her fifties was treated for smoke inhalation following a fire at her home in St Osyth.

Man cut free after getting trapped in metal chair

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

6:42pm Saturday 26th July 2014

FIRE crews were called in to free a man who was trapped in a metal chair in Colchester.

Police appeal for help to catch would-be robber

4:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

DETECTIVES are appealing for help to catch would-be mugger following a brazen attempted robbery in broad daylight in Clacton.

Burglars target homes across Tendring

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

3:47pm Saturday 26th July 2014

BURGLARS have made of with hundreds of pounds of goods following a spate of burglaries across Tendring.

Plans launched for new homes and football stadium

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

PLANS for a football stadium and 65 new homes between Clacton and Holland-on-Sea have been submitted.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Campaign calls for better rail services

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Record number of trains arriving on time

3:38pm Friday 25th July 2014

COMMUTERS and businesses have been urged to join a campaign calling on the Government to spend more on ther railways.

Travellers pitch up opposite Sainsbury's Tollgate store

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: UNWELCOME VISITORS: Travellers have moved on to the field next to the cricket club in Clayton

11:51am Friday 25th July 2014

TRAVELLERS have arrived on land opposite the Sainsbury's store in Tollgate, Colchester.

Colchester solicitors and auctioneers bat again in memory of First World War

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

11:18am Friday 25th July 2014

AUCTIONEERS and solicitors have recreated the moment 100 years ago when their predecessors played a game of cricket, days before the First World War broke out.

Work to turn Red Lion Yard into boutique shop alley unveiled

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

11:09am Friday 25th July 2014

COLCHESTER’S Red Lion Yard has been relaunched after a £600,000 revamp as a Covent Garden-style boutique shopping alley.

Colchester bus services set for changes

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Changes in the pipeline – Southend Travel Centre

11:14am Friday 25th July 2014

BUS services in Colchester are set for a change.

Heroic officers praised for rescuing woman moments before car fire

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:30am Friday 25th July 2014

Heroic officers have been praised after they pulled a woman from the wreckage of her car before it burst into flames. The woman was in a silver Ford Focus which was in collision with a black Jeep at the junction of Morleys Road and Halstead Road in Earls Colne on Saturday, July 19. Police community support officers John Thorne and Warren Brown went to the scene of the crash and rescued both drivers involved from their vehicles. 

Motorcyclist rushed to hospital

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:19am Friday 25th July 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST was rushed to hospital after colliding with a car in Colchester.

Cops fight back against armed drug dealers

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

8:57am Friday 25th July 2014

DRUGS worth more than £25,000 have been seized from dealers in the first three months of a police operation based primarily in Colchester and Clacton.

UPDATED 5pm: I Am Music release statement on cancelled festival

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

11:17pm Thursday 24th July 2014

ORGANISERS of Colchester’s I Am Music festival have announced the event is cancelled.

Seven-vehicle crash on A12 between Kelvedon and Marks Tey junctions

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

5:36pm Thursday 24th July 2014

EMERGENCY services were called to a crash involving seven vehicles on the A12, between junction 24 for Kelvedon and junction 25 for Marks Tey.

Incident on A12 involving multiple vehicles

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

5:07pm Thursday 24th July 2014

AN accident involving five vehicles has blocked the A12 Northbound between J24 (Kelvedon North) and J25 (Marks Tey A120).

Move from Essex County Hospital to Colchester General Hospital is one step closer

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Colchester General Hospital

3:53pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE trust which runs Colchester’s hospitals will invest £1.1million to help transfer services from Essex County Hospital to Colchester General Hospital.

Traveller and gypsy sites in Colchester to double

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: ILLEGAL: The travellers' camp on fields next to Clayton CE Primary School

2:32pm Thursday 24th July 2014

COLCHESTER needs to double the number of traveller and gypsy pitches in the borough, according to a new report.

Taser use shoots up in Essex

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Taser use by Sussex Police increases fivefold

2:17pm Thursday 24th July 2014

TASERS shooting up to 50,000 volts of electricity into people are being deployed five times as often as two years ago in Essex.

Elderly woman seriously hurt in Colchester

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

1:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A WOMAN has suffered a serious head injury during an incident in Head Street

UPDATED: Travellers arrive at council car park

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

11:22am Thursday 24th July 2014

Travellers have pitched up on an Essex County Council car park.

Scouting for Girls drop out of Colchester music festival

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Scouting for Girls will play at Hardwick Live

11:11am Thursday 24th July 2014

INDIE rock band Scouting for Girls have dropped out of Colchester’s I Am Music festival.

VAN drivers have been warned not to leave valuable tools in vehicles overnight.

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

10:46am Thursday 24th July 2014

VAN drivers have been warned not to leave valuable tools in vehicles overnight.

Appeal after Rusty's van stolen and dumped - minus his wood carver's tools

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:45am Thursday 24th July 2014

THIEVES stole a wood carver’s tools from his van before abandoning it.

A120 tailbacks after slip road breakdown

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Police Road Closed Sign

10:22am Thursday 24th July 2014

DRIVERS faced long tailbacks on the A120 this morning after a vehicle broke down and blocked a lane.

Tea and history served up at new cafe

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A CUP of tea and a slice of history is on offer at a new cafe opening in Colchester.

13 happy years for retiring Lesley

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:31pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PRINCIPAL Lesley Walder ended her 13-year headship with a special assembly with pupils.

Hero Leonard was my dad's brother

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE nephew of a decorated war hero from Dedham, killed in 1944, has contacted the Gazette to pass on a wealth of fascinating information about his relative.

Flooding after pipe bursts in Stanway

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

3:32pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

RESIDENTS have reported flooding after a pipe burst in Winstree Road, Stanway.

UPDATED: Teenage boy arrested on suspicion of rape

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

2:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A TEENAGE boy has been arrested following an alleged rape by a footpath

Finch to House of Lords: revoke Hanningfield's peerage

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Hanningfield could be suspended from Lords in new storm on expenses

12:42pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE leader of Essex County Council has called on the House of Lords to revoke Lord Hanningfield’s peerage.

Olly Murs wins Rear of the Year award

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:54pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Award-winning pop star Olly Murs has picked up yet another accolade-this time for his backside.

New trial scheme to improve accident and emergency hospital care

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Colchester General Hospital

12:24pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FOUR week trial which will see GPs treat some patients who arrive at Colchester's A&E department has been agreed.

Road blocked near Galleys Corner after two-vehicle crash

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

11:50am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Drivers in Braintree faced delays this morning after a two-vehicle crash blocked a road. 

Church given reprieve after demolition plans temporarily halted

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:44am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PLANS to knock down a historic north Essex church have been halted by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.

School's out forever! Pupils and teachers bid farewell to Alderman Blaxill

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:32am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

IT’S the end of an era – Alderman Blaxill School, in Colchester, has closed for good.

Coastguards rescue stranded man from marshland

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Thames Coastguard station at Walton, earmarked for closure in September 2014.

8:59am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

WALTON’S coastguard team was sent to rescue a man who had become stranded in an area of marshland after being cut off by the tide.

Work starts on restoration of "hidden gem"

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

RESTORATION work is underway on a piece of Colchester's history.

Police flood estate after woman discovers burglar

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

12:53pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

POLICE swarmed an estate after a woman caught a burglar trying to steal her television.

I’ll drive 8,000 miles on a tractor for Tom

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A FORMER policeman will drive 8,000 miles on a tractor to raise money in memory of a former Colchester schoolboy.

'Make the Hythe one ward to see business benefit', says group

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Businesses must lead Hythe regeneration

11:25am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A BUSINESS group has urged the people behind an electoral change in Colchester to make the Hythe one single ward.

A HOUSE has been evacuated after a 20ft tree fell onto it.

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:45am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A HOUSE has been evacuated after a 20ft tree fell onto it.

Doctor charged with molesting boys worked at Colchester clinics

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:37am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A DOCTOR charged with molesting young boys worked at hospital clinics in Colchester.

UPDATED: Murder to be featured on BBC Crimewatch tonight

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

9:23am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE murder of Nahid Al-Manea is due to feature on BBC Crimewatch tonight.

New group’s bid to inject life into town

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

7:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A NEW association is set to drive Manningtree forward in a bid to improve the town’s business prospects.

Man jailed for four years for Essex pub knifepoint burglary

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

5:52pm Monday 21st July 2014

A man was jailed for four years today after admitting three armed offences.

Lightning strike destroys young family's home

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

5:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A family have been left homeless after a lightning strike set their bungalow on fire.

Eight-page Colchester Race for Life picture special in Tuesday's Gazette

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:30pm Monday 21st July 2014

Women ran, jogged and walked through Castle Park as they joined together in a bid to beat cancer.

We’re driving the stars in Glasgow

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:30pm Monday 21st July 2014

FORGET chugging along in congested Colchester!

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