Lancasters set to fly over memorial to lost bomber crew

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:37am Wednesday 20th August 2014

TWO Lancasters will tomorrow fly over the site where the crew of a Second World War bomber lost their lives after crashing.

Consultation on council tax support launched

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Pay your council tax by Direct Debit and you could win £25,000

9:31am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CONSULTATION looking at how Colchester Council hands out council tax bill reductions to low paid residents has been launched.

Boy airlifted to hospital after fall at beach

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

9:13am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A BOY was airlifted to hospital after suffering a suspected head injury while on a beach in Harwich.

Death rates for most lethal cancers has seen a drop

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Weight loss can cut your cancer risk, says Yorkshire cancer charity

9:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Death rates for the most lethal cancers have dropped across the region by almost a third in the last 20 years, according to new figures.

A133 Great Bentley smash causing two-mile tailbacks

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

8:59am Wednesday 20th August 2014

MOTORISTS are facing delays after a three-vehicle smash on the A133 Great Bentley by-pass this morning.

Commuters face 3.5% rail fare hike

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

8:50am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Rail passengers face paying hundreds of pounds extra for their annual season tickets next year.

Motorcyclist in his 50s escapes injury following bike fall

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

9:03am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Travel was disrupted yesterday evening on Witham Road when a motorcyclist came off his bike near Cressing Temple. 

Here's how I won my pothole claim battle with Essex County Council

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:15am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A MOTORIST has won a pothole victory after taking Essex County Council to court.

End of an era as bailiffs go in at independent Colchester bakers

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:13am Wednesday 20th August 2014

BAILIFFS have cleared out one of Colchester’s last independent bakers.

Chelmsford Cathedral's assistant organist performing in Witham

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

6:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Enjoy an organ recital.

Grandmother taken to hospital after injury in maze

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

5:44pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A grandmother was taken to hospital after she fell and injured herself while in a maze.

Rail season ticket prices to increase by 3.5% next year

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: There is disruption on the Greater Anglia service to Southminster

5:05pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Rail passengers face paying hundreds of pounds extra for their annual season tickets next year.

Plans to double the size of Witham primary school are approved

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Chipping Hill Primary School in Witham will double in size

5:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Plans to build six new classrooms at a Witham primary school, which will help double the size of the school, have been given the go ahead.

Essex could see double its average rainfall this month

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Live updates: Travel disruption expected as severe weather warning issued

5:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Essex could see double its average monthly rainfall in August.

Lane blocked on A12 after crash between car and truck

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

4:47pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Police are at the scene of crash on the A12 northbound.

Attempted diesel theft from petrol station

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

4:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THIEVES attempted to steal diesel from underground storage tanks at a garage in Great Horkesley.

Train flasher is sentenced and ordered to pay £900

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: British Transport Police

3:44pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

An East London man who indecently exposed himself on trains in London, Hertfordshire and Essex has been given a nine-month suspended prison sentence.

Youngsters enjoy rocket and flight event at Stow Maries Aerodrome

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

3:40pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Youngsters visited Stow Maries Aerodrome for a special rockets and flights discovery event today.

Top cops coming to Colchester for Essex Police Challenge

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Nick Alston

3:41pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

RESIDENTS will be given the chance to quiz the county's top cops in Colchester.

Harry, 15, will be ballboy at Wembley Stadium

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

3:12pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A TALENTED young rugby player will walk on Wembley’s historic turf in front of 80,000 fans after being chosen as a ballboy at the Challenge Cup final.

Sisters' £500 each over mum's care

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Colchester General Hospital

3:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

COLCHESTER General Hospital has been ordered to pay compensation to two woman after a health watchdog found failings in theirmother’s treatment for breast cancer.

Sainsbury's gives up on plans to expand Halstead store

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

3:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Sainsbury's has given up plans to expand its Halstead store after it had wanted to knock into the postal depot next door.

Witham Carnival Queen and Court win at Maldon Carnival

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

3:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

The Witham Carnival Queen and Court won first place at the Maldon Carnival.

Burglary in Wormingford

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

2:36pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

DETECTIVES are investigating a burglary at a home in Wormingford.

Creative cake shop wins Essex titles and come third nationally

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

1:30pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A couple of creative friends have won the title of best wedding cake makers in Essex.

Sports clubs encouraged to apply for slice of funding

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

1:08pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Groups are being encouraged to apply for £250,000 worth of funding to pay for young people to discover a new sport.

Dovercourt beach could be closed to public after grenade discovery

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

1:40pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A DOVERCOURT beach could be closed to the public after two wartime hand grenades were discovered at the weekend.

Fire crews rescue girl with fingers trapped in library device

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:40pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Firefighters came to the aid of a toddler who had got her fingers trapped in a library service machine. 

Brave sufferers of depression share their experiences after Robin William's death to raise awareness of the illness

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

The death of Robin Williams from an apparent suicide has left people all around the world feeling stunned that he could be suffering from depression.

Five people have been rushed to hospital after a bus and a car collided.

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:06pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

FIVE people have been rushed to hospital after a bus and a car collided.

Former soldier completes gruelling WWI cycle ride

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A former Royal Engineer who is blind in one eye has completed a four day, 530km bike ride across the battlefields of World War One to raise money for Blind Veterans UK.

Road work signs are killing our business

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

11:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

ROAD closure signs are having a disastrous impact on trade.

'EPIC' party for sick children and families at Hylands Park

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Children with life-limiting conditions and their families were thrown a party ‘of epic proportions’ in Hylands Park.

Lorry tears out railings outside Braintree pub

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Mums and babies were heard screaming and crying after a lorry tore out railings outside a popular Braintree pub and restaurant.

Police investigate parking dispute at Morrisons in Witham

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Morrisons in Witham

8:44am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Police are investigating a parking row in a supermarket car park.

Cash bonanza to build north Colchester homes

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:26am Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE builders behind a 1,600-home development in north Colchester are in line for millions of pounds of Government funding to help get it off the ground.

Boys organise charity party for terminally ill dad

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:18am Tuesday 19th August 2014

THREE brothers who are still coming to terms with their dad’s terminal cancer organised a garden party to raise money for St Helena Hospice.

Protesters demand an end to badger culling

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:13am Tuesday 19th August 2014

MORE than 250 campaigners marched through Colchester to protest against badger culling.

Officers investigated for breaching police social media guidlines

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

7:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

HUNDREDS of police officers and staff have been investigated for alleged breaches of police guidelines when using social media.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

6:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

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

Enjoy Marks Hall's gardens and tales of adventures

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Share-a-Story week launches in Croydon

6:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

Join a magical journey with a local storyteller.

People arrested at V Fest for selling legal highs

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

5:32pm Monday 18th August 2014

SEVENTY-TWO people were arrested at this year’s V Festival in Chelmsford.

Bus route through west Colchester saved after rival steps in

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

5:10pm Monday 18th August 2014

A BUS operator has stepped forward to take over a Colchester route after a rival decided to axe it.

Second restaurant for Red Lion Yard could be on horizon

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

5:07pm Monday 18th August 2014

A SECOND restaurant could open up in Colchester’s Red Lion Yard.

Festival-goers ejected from V Festival following discovery of laughing gas

5:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

Festival-goers have once again been reminded that laughing gas will not be tolerated at local festivals. 

Beer and cricket at clubs' annual beer festival

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: A pint of beer

5:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

Have a beer while you enjoy a cricket match - what more could you want from summer?

Births at coastal maternity units "insufficient" to justify 24/7 opening, review finds

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: NHS logo

4:35pm Monday 18th August 2014

A MIDWIVE shortage coupled with an “insufficient” number of pregnant women giving birth at Clacton and Harwich maternity units means keeping them open 24/7 cannot be justified, health experts have claimed.

Ice one! DJ’s splash hit for charity

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:31pm Monday 18th August 2014

A DJ hopes to raise thousands of pounds for charity – by tipping ice cold water over volunteers’ heads.

We'll pay £3,500 rent debt - spread over 37 years

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Zena Smith with son Kade, 14, and husband Derek.

4:27pm Monday 18th August 2014

A FAMILY who were ordered to pay £3,500 after trying to sue their landlord have offered to pay their debt – over 37 years.

Art, comedy & music at Colchester’s new festival

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:07pm Monday 18th August 2014

LOCAL musicians, artists and comedians will entertain crowds across seven locations at a new festival in Colchester this weekend.






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