Gardeners encouraged to take part in Royal British Legion led campaign

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Aster plants for Gina...Pics:Nigel Holland (11158103)

5:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Essex gardeners are being encouraged to take part in a national Royal British Legion campaign.

Shopkeeper celebrates 30 year anniversary after healthy lifestyle works wonders

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

5:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

When Ron Sambridge stopped eating dairy to help his asthma, it led to a whole new healthy lifestyle.

Get your cat snipped and chipped for just £10

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

3:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

The Colne Valley Branch of Cats Protection, in conjunction with the RSPCA, are offering to microchip and neuter your moggy for £10 at the Coggeshall branch of Millennium Veterinary Practice, in West Road, Coggeshall on October 30, from 10.30am until 2pm.

Mother of tragic teen Arran Tosh thanks Hedingham School pals

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

3:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

The mother of a Hedingham School boy who died suddenly from a brain tumour earlier this year has thanked her son’s former schoolmates and teachers for their fundraising efforts.

Newly refurbished library reopens with state-of-the-art equipment and new books

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

1:30pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A library is now full of new books and state-of-the-art equipment after closing for a month to be refurbished.

The hills are coming alive in Witham

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

1:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Witham Operatic Society will be performing Rodgers and Hammerstein's last work together, The Sound of Music, from Monday to next Saturday.

Watch Russian ballet by live broadcast

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Ballet

12:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A live broadcast of The Legend of Love by the Bolshoi Ballet is being shown at the Haverhill Arts Centre tomorrow.

Police officers assaulted while trying to arrest suspect in Dovercourt

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

11:47am Saturday 25th October 2014

POLICE officers were injured when trying to arrest a suspect in Dovercourt.

Five arrested for drugs offences and two arrested for stealing car after collision

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

11:31am Saturday 25th October 2014

Police made seven arrests after two cars collided and a police helicopter was scrambled to find two suspects who fled the scene.

Tesco refutes rumours they have pulled out of The Cups

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Maldon: Tesco launches appeal to bring Express store to town

10:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

Tesco has refuted claims that it may have pulled out of the new site at The Cups.

Braintree doctors due to get golden hellos from next month

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

New doctors in Braintree will get “golden hellos” of up to £10,000 from next month to plug gaps at surgeries.

Helicopter searches for suspects who fled from traffic collision

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The Essex Police helicopter cost over £1million to run last year

11:11am Saturday 25th October 2014

A police helicopter searched for suspects who fled a road traffic collision last night.

Police try to predict crimes in Essex before they happen

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Police officers in Essex are trying to predict crimes before they happen.

Infant school children settle for sandwiches as new kitchen still not finished

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Infant school children entitled to free hot meals are settling for sandwiches as their new kitchen is still not ready.

Woman appeals to find stolen family heirloom ring

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

A woman has been left “lost” after burglars stole her handbag containing a family heirloom eternity ring.

Nursery school receives outstanding Ofsted report

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

A nursery school held a celebration morning after receiving an outstanding Ofsted report.

Lorry driver arrested on suspicion of careless driving after builder left in critical condition

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:24pm Friday 24th October 2014

A lorry driver was arrested on suspicion of careless driving after a builder fell from a ladder and suffered severe head injuries.

Bake off success for students

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

CHILDREN put on their aprons to battle it out for the title of the best baker.

Readers send in their eye-catching snaps from across Maldon district

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Standard readers have been out and about with their cameras.

Company which runs Old Deanery told to improve welfare of residents at another care home

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

The company that runs a care home at the centre of abuse allegations has been told to improve the care and welfare of residents at another of its homes.

Sible Hedingham boy starts school two months late because he could not get a place at his village school

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A boy has started school nearly two months late because he could not get a place locally.

£1.4 million sports facility plan unveiled for Colchester secondary school

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:51pm Friday 24th October 2014

A STATE-OF-THE-ART sports facility could be created at a Colchester school.

Care Home plan unveiled for Essex County Hospital

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Essex County Hospital to shut

4:43pm Friday 24th October 2014

A DEVELOPER has unveiled plans to turn Essex County Hospital into a care village.

Blue badge spaces lost in car-sharing trial

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

COLCHESTER Council is offering exclusive parking spaces to car -sharing commuters – by cutting the number of Blue Badge spaces.

Police chief urges parents to remain vigilant after pervert accosted boys

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

4:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

EXTRA police patrols have been put in place after two teenage boys were accosted in Clacton.

Two men appear in court charged with attempted murder

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Colchester Magistrates' Court

3:41pm Friday 24th October 2014

TWO men were stabbed and had boiling water thrown at them during an attack at a house, a court heard.

Police thank public after missing girl returns home

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

3:26pm Friday 24th October 2014

A girl who had been missing from her home in Chigwell since Monday has returned home.

Sir John Gielgud's Finchingfield retreat goes on the market

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

3:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

The village retreat of legendary actor and director Sir John Gielgud is on the market for the first time in more than 50 years.

Warning issued over spate of shed and garage burglaries

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

3:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Residents are being urged to keep their garages and sheds secure after a spate of burglaries.

Clacton man Junaid Hamidi, 28, charged with murder in Grimsby

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

2:16pm Friday 24th October 2014

A CLACTON man has appeared in court charged with murder.

Work to improve drainage in Feering starts on Monday

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Essex Highways is aware of the problem

2:22pm Friday 24th October 2014

Work to improve drainage in Feering will start on Monday.

Police warn of phishing scam

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

1:30pm Friday 24th October 2014

Police have released a warning about fraudsters via their new community messaging system.

Having issues with your mobile or tablet?

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Plans are being drawn up for a Shildon mobile phone app

1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Need help getting started with your mobile phone or tablet?

Kelvedon Players are Looking for Love

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Curtains raised: The Theatre Royal

1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

The Kelvedon Players will be performing Looking for Love at The Institute, High Street, Kelvedon tonight and Saturday and next Friday and Saturday from 8pm.

Motorists advised to avoid M25 following earlier crash

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:55pm Friday 24th October 2014

MOTORISTS are advised to avoid the M25 following a multi-vehicle collision on the Essex bound track of the motorway.

New apprentices join Braintree firm's scheme

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A group of youngsters have got their first foot on the ladder in the construction industry after joining an apprentice scheme.

Police attempt to predict burglaries before they happen

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

11:43am Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE officers in Essex are trying to predict crimes before they happen.

Fundraising site set up in bid to save personality disorder service

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

11:43am Friday 24th October 2014

A woman is campaigning to save a Colchester centre tackling personality disorders, which has helped her stay in full-time employment.

Girl knocked out during nightclub assault

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

11:40am Friday 24th October 2014

A GIRL was knocked unconscious and another punched in the face by a man at a university nightclub.

Eight people arrested during gang brawl released without charge

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

11:36am Friday 24th October 2014

EIGHT people arrested during a gang brawl in Colchester have been released without charge.

Pervert exposes himself near schools

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

11:27am Friday 24th October 2014

The hunt is on for elderly pervert spotted exposing himself near two Colchester primary schools.

Plans unveiled for all weather pitches at St Helena School in Colchester

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:59am Friday 24th October 2014

A STATE-of-the-art sports facility could be created at a Colchester school.

Men to appear in court charged with attempted murder following stabbings in Clacton

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:47am Friday 24th October 2014

Two men will be appearing in court today charged with attempted murder following the stabbing of two men in Clacton.

Police investigation continues into Braintree High Street brawl

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: A man died after he was assaulted at a party being held at his partner's house, police said

10:30am Friday 24th October 2014

Police are still trying to find out who was involved in a brawl in Braintree High Street.

Pensioner hits out at 'atrocious' broken street lights, which leave retirement bungalows in pitch black

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:30am Friday 24th October 2014

A pensioner has slammed Essex County Council for ignoring broken streetlights meant to light retirement bungalows.

Crack down on cycle thieves at station

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Witham rail station

10:20am Friday 24th October 2014

Police are launching a crack down on cycle thieves targetting stations.

Wanted man arrested for breaching court order relating to burglary

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

9:25am Friday 24th October 2014

A man who was wanted for breaching a court order relating to burglary has been arrested.

Halstead celebrates best town title in Britain in Bloom

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Halstead has been crowned the best floral town in the country for the second time at the Britain in Bloom awards.

Pride in Witham: We celebrate the town's most iconic moments in history

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

We have picked ten of the town’s most interesting snippets from the history books for this week’s Pride in Witham to celebrate the places and people that make Witham what it is today.

Heybridge councillor, who stood up for residents against housing, is deselected

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: BREAKING: Tories retain control of Hillingdon despite losing five seats to Labour

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

The deselectIon of a councillor who supported residents’ views against new housing plans has caused disappointment.






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