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.

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.

Police are looking for this man in connection with an attempted burglary

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:11pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Detectives have issued a CCTV image of a man they wish to talk to in connection with an attempted burglary at Braintree.

Relax and unwind at a special event

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Logo for Emma Lovell Yoga

12:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Unwind at a mind, body and spirit fair.

Walking football and sessions for busy workers to kick off in Maldon

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:11pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Busy workers can now head straight from the office to the pitch now that new football sessions have kicked off in Maldon.

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.

Car impaled on railings/hedge in Woodham Mortimer smash

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

11:49am Tuesday 30th September 2014

No-one is believed to have been seriously injured yesterday after a car ploughed into railings and a hedge.

Homeless man arrested on suspicion of murder in Chelmsford this morning

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Police are hunting for a man after a robbery and assault in Morden this morning.

11:39am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after the body of a man was found in a property in Broomfield Road in Chelmsford.

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.

IN PICTURES: Your Macmillan Coffee Mornings

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

11:23am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Across the Maldon district, schools, clubs, councils and businesses held Macmillan Coffee Mornings to raise vital charity funds.

Breaking news 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.

Concern over plans to demolish 'iconic' buildings for flats

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Residents are concerned about plans to demolish ‘iconic’ buildings to build flats.

Teenagers win Jack Petchey awards for commitment

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Dedicated teenagers have been given awards for their efforts.

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.

Do you have hearing problems?

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Residents with hearing problems are being invited to help shape a charity’s work.

Blogger Bethan takes to her laptop to inspire others with rare congenital defect

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

An inspirational youngster who was born with a rare defect has taken to her laptop to help others with the same condition.

Drive to recruit more lollipop people

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: FINAL CROSSING: Sheila Gaskell is about to hang up her lollipop after 40 years' service

8:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Essex County Council has launched a drive to recruit lollipop people. 

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.

Burnham Carnival celebrates another successful year

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

5:02pm Monday 29th September 2014

Burnham's magical, illuminated procession drew crowds from far and wide.

POLL: Should Brooks Newmark resign as Braintree's MP following his social media sex scandal?

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

10:32am Monday 29th September 2014

Brooks Newmark has said he will not stand down as an MP after being caught sending an explicit photo of himself to an undercover reporter.

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.

Driver taken to hospital after vehicle overturned

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

5:38pm Monday 29th September 2014

An overturned vehicle has partially blocked a road in Tolleshunt D'Arcy.

Transport police crackdown on misuse of railway crossings

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: British Transport Police

5:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

People who misuse railway crossings are being targeted by British Transport Police (BTP) as it attempts to reduce the thousands of cases each year.

Fears that Cressing could merge with Braintree if huge B&Q store is built

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

5:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

Fears have been raised that Braintree could become connected to Cressing if a new DIY superstore is built on the outskirts of town.

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.

Single vehicle accident as car crashes into boundary fence

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

3:46pm Monday 29th September 2014

A road is closed following a crash in the Woodham Mortimer area.

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.

Internationally known singer and worship leader performing in Braintree

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The Brindley is gearing up for the Halton’s Got Talent final which will feature a host of stars of the future demonstrating their skills.

3:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

The internationally known worship leader, singer and song-writer Lou Fellingham is coming to Braintree in October as the first date of her latest tour An Evening with Lou Fellingham.

Optician conned patients out of £12,000 by giving them cheaper lenses

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

3:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

An optician from Bures conned people out of more than £12,000 by supplying them with inferior lenses.

'Schools are stronger when they work together': teachers join forces to share their skills

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

3:31pm Monday 29th September 2014

Teachers joined forces to share their skills and expertise at a special training session.

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.

Range Rover Sport stolen after police warning about 4x4 vehicle thefts

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

1:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

Another Range Rover has been stolen, after police issued warnings about 4x4 thefts last week.

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.

Free Wi-Fi planned for Braintree and Witham town centres

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

Shops and cafes in Braintree and Witham town centres could receive funding for a free to use Wi-Fi network in a bid to boost visitor numbers.

Learn Shakespeare's phrases in an unusual way

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Comedy Festival: Raw

12:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

The Mercury Theatre in Colchester has found an unusual way of translating Shakespeare’s phrases - all you have to do to find out is spend a penny!

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.






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