Road cleared after collisions

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

2:18pm Friday 25th July 2014

A road has reopened in both directions following two incidents earlier today.

Mid-Essex CCG to hold public consultations on money saving proposals

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: South Worcestershire CCG on target to make £3.1 surplus

1:30pm Friday 25th July 2014

Residents of Maldon will soon be able to have their say on local NHS plans to save money.

Jazz band coming to Braintree

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Didcot Sings

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

The Lady Killers New Orleans Jazz Band is coming to Braintree.

Commuter robbed in Braintree

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

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A commuter has been robbed in Braintree.

Carnival Week kicks off this Sunday!

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Maldon Carnival Week promises to be packed with fun for the whole family.

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. 

Toilet dumped at Witham bus stop

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:30am Friday 25th July 2014

A bus stop gained an unusual new facility when someone dumped a toilet in a shelter on Allectus Way, Witham.

Readers share impressive storm pics

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:30am Friday 25th July 2014

Readers captured the power of the storm last Friday on their cameras and phones. 

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.

Police arrest 28 people in drugs operation

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Specialist police drugs teams scouring city woods

11:05am Friday 25th July 2014

Police in North Essex have arrested 28 people and seized more than 800 wraps of suspected Class A drugs as part of Operation Saturn.

Poorly mum left without a "lifeline" for three weeks after telegraph pole crash

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A despairing daughter has hit out at a phone company for leaving her poorly mum without a "lifeline" for three weeks.

New development, including education centre, could create 40 jobs

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A new development comprising of offices, an education centre and warehousing could create 40 jobs in Maldon if given the go ahead.

Road closed after serious collision

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:55am Friday 25th July 2014

The Burnham Road at South Woodham Ferrers, the A132, is currently closed in both directions.

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.

Police raid addresses in two Braintree streets in crackdown on drugs across north Essex

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

8:43am Friday 25th July 2014

Police raided homes in Braintree as part of a drugs operation across north Essex.

Breaking news UPDATED 10.30am: Colchester music festival cancelled due to health and safety concerns

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

11:17pm Thursday 24th July 2014

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

Robbie Williams tribute night

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.

6:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Enjoy a Robbie Williams night that will be sure to entertain you.

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).

Former Edwardian school could be turned into luxury apartments

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

5:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A former Edwardian school in Braintree could be turned into luxury apartments if a planning application is granted.

Burnham Museum fundraises for vital repairs

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

5:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Burnham Museum is raising money to repair flood damage caused 61 years ago.

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.

Consultation launched on Bocking Blackwater Open Space

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Braintree district: Council will continue naming and shaming benefits cheats online

4:35pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A consultation will open tomorrow on plans for the cycleway and path network through the Bocking Blackwater Open Space.

Road set to close for eight weeks to fit new water main

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

3:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Work on a major water supply project could cause traffic chaos as a road is set to close for eight weeks.

Villagers launch village hall improvement campaign

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

3:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Villagers have launched a fundraising campaign to help make vital improvements to their village hall.

Police helicopter launched to find teen charged with assault

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

2:39pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A police helicopter was scrambled to find a 17-year-old suspected of committing assault.

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.

Collectors share passions for their collections

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

They say that if something exists, somebody somewhere collects them and that’s certainly true of Times readers who have been sharing their collections this week.

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.

Thieves smash lock and steal fishing equipment

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

1:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A lifelong fisherman called the theft of his fishing equipment 'petty'. 

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

Man mugged for his mobile phone by two cyclists near Morrisons supermarket in Maldon

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

12:02pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was mugged for his mobile phone by two cyclists near the Maldon Morrisons supermarket. 

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.

Teenager travels to Spain accidentally using brother's passport- and is not stopped

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

A holidaymaker destined for a boys trip travelled into Spain using his older brother’s passport, without security realising.

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.

Military jets escort private plane at Stansted Airport

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Essex: Stansted Airport job fair to showcase vacancies

10:06am Thursday 24th July 2014

Military jets escorted a private jet when it was diverted to Stansted Airport.

Man injures back after falling from yacht

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: A man had to contact the Coastguard on his mobile phone as his VHF radio on board was not working

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A man had to be taken to hospital after falling from a yacht near Burnham Yacht Harbour.

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.

Witham robber jailed after targeting three businesses in less than a fortnight

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

An armed robber has been jailed after targeting a pub, betting shop and grocery shop in the space of 11 days.

GPs could get financial bonus for coming to Braintree

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: NHS logo

8:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

Doctors could get a ‘golden hello’ of up to £10,000 to bring new GPs to Braintree surgeries struggling to recruit.

Public consultation set to go ahead on 1,235 garden suburb homes proposal

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A vision of the proposed North Heybridge Garden Suburb has been brought to life with artist’s impressions.

Former scout leader jailed for four years after grooming girl for sex

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A former scout leader has been jailed for grooming a young girl for sex.

Tide Times

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

High water at Burnham:

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.






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