Why did you cancel gig at last minute?

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:46am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SAFETY group watching over the cancelled I Am Music festival has been criticised for not making organisers stick to time frames in the lead up to the event.

Man in hospital after two-vehicle crash

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

9:35am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A man believed to be in his 60s has been taken to hospital after a two-vehicle crash.

Get involved in an oral history project

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Some of the members of Halstead 21st Century Group

9:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A group is hoping to capture people’s memories of Halstead during the Second World War.

Tom's wins people's vote to gain £1,000 prize money

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

An aspiring Paralympian is over the moon after beating 674 other entries to win £1,000 towards a racing wheelchair.

Nuisance drunks are spoiling Witham's image, say traders and residents

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:50am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Nuisance drunks urinating on benches and verbally abusing shoppers on Witham’s high street are ruining the town’s image, say traders and residents.

Man is killed after the car he was driving crashes into a house before hitting a tree

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:50am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A man has died after the car he was driving careered off the road and collided with a house before hitting a tree.

Coastguard gets 999 call after boat drifts into Blackwater

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3146217

8:44am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Thames Coastguard received a 999 call at 7.30am yesterday reporting yacht which had broken its mooring and drifted ashore in St Lawrence bay, River Blackwater.

Doctors at crisis point: Braintree GPs' mounting pressures mean they are "absolutely overwhelmed"

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:47am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Patient-focused doctors could soon be history amid mounting pressures such as lack of funding and a growing population, claims a Braintree GP.

Crime boss claims "unrealistic" to investigate all those who download child porn

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Nick Alston

8:38am Thursday 23rd October 2014

ESSEX’S Police and Crime Commissioner Nick Alston has hit out at the National Crime Agency after its top boss said thousands of paedophiles will escape investigation.

Sniffer dog finds illegal stash of hidden cigarettes at Colchester store

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:35am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SECRET stash of counterfeit cigarettes worth £10,000 were discovered in hidden cupboards at a Colchester newsagent.

Student jockeys set track alight in inaugural race

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

CAMBRIDGE has claimed victory in the first Varsity horse race - with Colchester Royal Grammar School celebrating success in the competition closer to home.

Jumbo owner to face trial over chicken deaths at his farms

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:49am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FARMER has failed in his bid to get charges relating to the death of 24,000 chickens thrown out.

UPDATED: Trading Standards and Essex Police launch raids on Colchester businesses

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:07am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TEAMS of police and trading standards officers have this morning carried out raids in Colchester.

Man arrested over Clacton accostings

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

6:23pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure and sexual touching.

Brownie tea shop a big success

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A bit of Brownie magic has helped raise more than £500 for charity.

Arsonists set fire to garden fence in Witham

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

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Arsonists set fire to a garden fence causing £100 worth of damage.

Council launches programme to keep older people at home for longer

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Essex County Council

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A new programme designed to keep older people at home longer could save £35million.

Council receives 19 complaints after bodged roadwork In Latchingdon area

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Thirty six officers at Essex County Council pocketed more than £100,000

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A bodged resurfacing job resulted in 19 complaints, but no compensation claims.

Councillor pays up after planning row - now the council owes her money

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

5:07pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A COUNCILLOR has handed over £20,000 to prove she is not refusing to pay up in a planning battle she lost.

Will Quince stands down as leader of the Conservative group on Colchester Council

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Will Quince and Grant Shapps in Colchester town centre

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

LEADING Conservative Will Quince has stood down as leader of the Conservative group on Colchester Council to focus on the General Election.

Concern grows for welfare of teenager missing from home since Monday

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:56pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Concern is growing for the welfare of a girl who has gone missing from her home.

VIDEO: Champion boxer James DeGale put through his paces by Colchester paras

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:21pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CHAMPION boxer James DeGale was put through his paces by Colchester paratroopers.

Pass rate increases after exam remarks

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Don't panic! Post GCSE exam advice for teenagers

4:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SCHOOLS have seen a small rise in their pass marks after GCSEs were remarked in the wake of the English exam controversy.

Crash! Lorry knocks down 112-year-old town centre lamp post

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

3:18pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A LAMP post outside Colchester Town Hall was destroyed when a delivery truck reversed into it.

Soldier's tots make the grade as calendar girls

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

3:15pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE adorable picture of a paratrooper’s daughter sleeping on her dad’s uniform has been chosen to feature in a charity calendar.

Funds granted for war memorial restoration

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

3:06pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A village war memorial will be restored after the parish council was given a £12,855 grant to carry out work.

The day the PM gave us coffee and biccies

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

3:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FOR once it was John Warner’s turn to be served coffee and cake...and what a place to go for it!

Halstead gets a new ambulance

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

3:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Halstead has a new ambulance - but there will not be an extra one for the town.

Celebrate orchestra's 25th anniversary

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Didcot Sings

3:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Colne Philharmonic Orchestra is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the family-orientated Hurrah.

Council has a potential site and may fund new health facility in Maldon

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

3:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Maldon District Council has a potential site for a new hospital or health facility and may fund the project if necessary, a councillor has revealed.

RSPCA given permission to rehome horses found ill and injured in field

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

2:48pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Animal welfare inspectors found injured and dangerously thin horses, a court heard.

Volunteer models sashay down catwalk for St Helena Hospice

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

2:55pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

VOLUNTEER models sashayed down the catwalk for a fashion show fundraiser which raised £1,500.

20 ops have failed to correct A&E "blunder" which left me in constant pain

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

2:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MUM claims the failure of an A&E doctor to recognise her broken wrist had shifted is the reason she has been unable to work for six years.

Essex police advise Dengie on how to tackle spate of thefts from cars

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

1:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Essex Police has reached out to the local community via their new messaging system to warn Dengie residents about a spate of thefts from cars.

Car crashes into restaurant

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

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A car has crashed into a restaurant.

Controversial Premier Inn to open in winter 2015

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Premier Inn

1:26pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL £6million hotel will open in Colchester within the next year.

UPDATED: Family pay tribute after son killed in crash

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The family of a man who died following a road traffic collision in Tollesbury have released a tribute to him.

Pensioner refuses to sell land to superstore developers

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A pensioner said a DIY superstore will have to be built around him because he refuses to move.

Tributes to popular local postie

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A popular former postie has passed away after serving Halstead for more than 30 years.

Residents tell the Standard why they are proud to live in Maldon

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

From the Promenade Park to the High Street’s quirky restaurants, tales of viking battles and the sight of the barges along the Hythe Quay, there are many things that draw visitors to Maldon.

Police appeal to find bronze elephant ornament worth £1,400

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

2:31pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Police are investigating the theft of a large bronze elephant worth £1,400. 

Family tribute to kind-hearted collision victim who 'was prepared to help anyone'

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:39pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The family of a man who died following a road traffic collision in Tollesbury have released a tribute to him.

Grand £2.2m Italianate home attracts plenty of interest from buyers

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

11:25am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

It's the sort of property you might expect to see on the Italian Riviera.

Genuine police intervene after bogus officer tries to con £7,000 out of Essex pensioner

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

11:17am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A bogus detective who tried to con a man into handing over £7,000 was foiled when genuine police intervened.

Witham charity launches Christmas appeal to feed orphaned and vulnerable Kenyan children

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A charity has launched an appeal to feed children at a Kenyan children’s centre.

Peacocks causing a flap in village

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Three pesky peacocks are causing a flap in a village.

Braintree musician teams up with top American comedian for show this weekend

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A musician is teaming up with a comedian who works on the famous Late Show with David Letterman.

What a whopper! Mark grows 700lb pumpkin

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

GREENFINGERED Mark Rand has grown what he believes is Britain’s biggest outdoor pumpkin, this year.

Man charged after fatal crash

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:18am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MAN has been charged with careless driving after a woman died following a crash in Little Horkesley.

Firefighters called to chimney blaze

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: STRIKE ACTION: Firefighters are to stage the latest in a long series of strikes as part of a wider public sector day of action tomorrow. SP

10:03pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a chimney fire in Colchester this evening.






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