Blue Zoo playing in Braintree

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Didcot Sings

8:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A Braintree man whose band has played on Top of the Pops twice is returning to his hometown for a performance.

Travel around the world with Braintree Male Voice Choir

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Didcot Sings

6:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

People are being invited to travel around the world with the latest concert from the Braintree Male Voice Choir.

Youngsters get in the swing for Easter

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Youngsters get in the swing for Easter

5:31pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Creative little ones celebrated Easter with a spot of bonnet making.

Fire crews tackle workshop fire in Clacton

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Fire brigade solar panels bid sparks anger

5:31pm Thursday 17th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS wearing breathing apparatus tackled a blaze at a workshop in Clacton earlier today.

Man arrested in connection with murder of Southend man in Braintree

5:33pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man who was stabbed last night in Braintree died in hospital.

Youngsters give back to their community at Day of Action

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Sgt Martin Richards giving riot training to youngsters taking part

5:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A Day of Action saw Witham’s youngsters give back to their community and experience riot training.

Motorbike and guide dog feature in town's story of Easter

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Michael Hall  and Bishop of Bradwell John Wraw

5:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

An actor performing as Jesus will enter South Woodham Ferrers on a Harley Davidson motorbike. One Life, One Passion - the story of Easter - will be performed in the town centre at 11am tomorrow and on Saturday.

Retired Essex Police dog looking for new home

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Retired Essex Police dog looking for new home

3:43pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Charlie, the eight-year-old Cocker Spaniel is part of the Essex Police Dog Unit, which provides countywide support to specialist operations and supports officers in their day to day efforts to keep crime down.

Businessman concerned road closure will hit takings

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Mo Nabi in the deserted road on Tuesday

3:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Businesses fear a road closure has stifled passing trade.

Incident at Galleys Corner roundabout

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: A361 closed at Sampford Peverell

2:20pm Thursday 17th April 2014

AN incident has partially blocked Galleys Corner roundabout.

Walk raises vital cash for air ambulance

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Walk raises vital cash for air ambulance

2:32pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Walkers enjoyed a beautiful sponsored walk for charity.

Young group promoting real ale launches

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Members Chris Chatman, Micah Cox, Peter Donovan and Nick Barrell

2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A new group promoting real ale and community pubs has launched this week.

Man banned from Colchester and Chelmsford City centre

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Paul Worboys

1:48pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A MAN banned from entering Colchester town centre has now been banned from entering Chelmsford City centre.

New company launches by donating to charity fund

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Mark Percival, director of new Aspray Chelmsford

1:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A new company intending to make Maldon it’s ‘nucleus’ is donating to charity for every person that attends it’s launch night.

Woman arrested in James Attfield case bailed again

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Victim Jim Attfield

1:28pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A 27-year-old woman arrested in connection with the James Attfield murder case has been bailed again.

Laptop stolen in Dovercourt burglary

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

1:11pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A LAPTOP was stolen during a burglary at a Dovercourt home.

Two vehicle crash in Witham

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: A361 closed at Sampford Peverell

1:10pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Emergency services are on the scene following a two-vehicle crash.

Jewellery and phone stolen in burglary

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

1:09pm Thursday 17th April 2014

JEWELLERY, a mobile phone and lighter were stolen in a house raid.

Horkesley Park saga over after appeal rejected

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Campaigners braced for Horkesley Park appeal

12:40pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A THIRTEEN-year battle to turn Horkesley Park has come to an end after communities secretary Eric Pickles rejected a planning appeal.

Maldon's beer festival hailed as one of the most successful yet

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Lisa Titmarsh and Mike Cutler show their special festival glasses

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Cheers to Maldon!

Broken down caravan blocks lane of A12

11:55am Thursday 17th April 2014

A CARAVAN has broken down on the A12.

Man accused of Stansted theft to appear in court next month

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

11:14am Thursday 17th April 2014

A man will appear in court next month charged with stealing items from a woman living near Stansted Airport.

Firemen lead 'fantastic' Firebreak course for young adults with Down's Syndrome

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: A young participant enjoying the Firebreak course

10:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

Firemen taught young people with Down's Syndrome about fire safety in a ‘fantastic’ special Firebreak course at Maldon Fire Station. The four day long course was aimed at improving the youngsters confidence through taking on challenging tasks. The 13 participants used the powerful fire hose reels, wore specialist breathing apparatus and climbed up ladders to rescue people trapped in smoke logged rooms. The tasks were designed to show the value of team work and responsibility in the young people that took part.

Police accused of siding with travellers instead of vulnerable businesses

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Police accused of siding with travellers instead of vulnerable businesses

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Police have been branded a disgrace by a politician for failing to evict a group of travellers from private land.

Thousands of families relying on Foodbank

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Foodbank volunteers at Christ Church, Braintree

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A third of the people given emergency food in Braintree district are children.

'We'll boycott Maldon if our licence fees go up' say cabbies

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Colin Parker with his petition

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Taxi drivers are threatening to boycott Maldon if councillors vote to increase their licence fees.

Council to start campaign for new nuclear power station by December

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Burnham: 1,000 jobs to go at Bradwell power station

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Maldon District Council will campaign for a new nuclear power station by the end of the year in a bid to boost the district’s economy.

Don’t back plans to build another Bradwell plant

8:37am Thursday 17th April 2014

CAMPAIGNERS in Mersea have hit out at Maldon District Council’s plans to push for a new nuclear power station in Bradwell.

The mystery continues... Three more gifts by letterbox benefactor

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The mystery continues... Three more gifts by letterbox benefactor

8:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

WHO is behind the postbox payouts handed to a growing band of Colchester residents?

Holiday park building deliberately set on fire

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

9:48pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A BUILDING in a holiday park has been deliberately set on fire.

Damon, posh? He was at our comprehensive!

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Damon Albarn

6:57pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

DAMON Albarn’s former music teacher has rubbished claims he is hiding his “privileged” background.

My bold plan to end north Colchester’s traffic jam problems

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: My bold plan to end north Colchester’s traffic jam problems

6:53pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A RETIRED civil engineer has come up with a plan he says would end north Colchester’s traffic jams.

Rush hour traffic following two crashes

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Traffic problems on A30 near Victoria after crash and hail storm

6:11pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

DRIVERS are experiencing long delays on the A12 due to two crashes.

Meet Colchester's very own Roy Orbison superfan

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Meet Colchester's very own Roy Orbison superfan

6:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Meet Colchester’s very own Roy Orbison superfan, who even shares her birthday with the singer-songwriter.

Nature inspires artist's latest project - now she needs your help to get it off the ground

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Lindsey Chessum

5:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

An artist is looking for local people to invest in an ambitious project.

Riddle over cash stuffed in letterboxes in street

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Riddle over cash stuffed in letterboxes in street

4:05pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

MOST of us can only dream of someone giving us hundreds of pounds out of the blue.

Golf clubs snatched in garage raid

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: webpix police arrest

3:58pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A BAG full of left-handed golf clubs was grabbed by crooks in a Great Clacton garage raid.

Braintree 'a weird name for a team', declares Inbetweeners star Emily

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Emily Atack with former Chelsea footballer Frank Leboeuf on Soccer AM

3:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

An actress declared Braintree to be a “weird name for a team” during a live television interview.

Maldon hospice to reopen after floods forced it to close eight months ago

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Some of the flood damage last August

3:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A hospice is reopening, eight months after it was severely flooded.

Nine out of ten children offered their first or second school place choices

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Chris Evans- 500 Words Competition.

3:02pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Nine out of ten parents have been offered their first or second choice of primary school by Essex County Council.

Sailing club invites would-be sailors to give it a try

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: SAIL INVITE: Pico dinghy sailing on Portland Harbour

2:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Have a go at sailing with Eyott Sailing Club in South Woodham Ferrers on Saturday.

Mum says thugs who smashed up home will not beat family

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: One of the mobile homes attacked by thugs

1:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A brave mum who had her home smashed up by thugs has spoken out to say that she ‘will not let them beat us’.

New sexual health clinic planned for the High Street

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: New sexual health clinic planned for the High Street

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A SEXUAL health clinic is set to open in Colchester's High Street. 

Stallholders wanted for Maldon Easter Monday market

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The splash park based in Promenade Park, pictured on a previously busy day

12:28pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The popular bank holiday markets return to Promenade Park, Maldon on Easter Monday.

Globe-trotting dance star gives workshop to pupils

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Globe-trotting dance star gives workshop to pupils

12:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Youngsters received street dancing tips from a star of Britain’s Got Talent.

Colchester Castle's new tablet tour guides unveiled

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Colchester Castle's new tablet tour guides unveiled

11:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Hundeds of guests filled Colchester Castle for a preview of the £4.2million renovations which will allow visitors to explore the history of the keep using tablet computers.

Walkers discover dead porpoise on beach

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Angela Gardner with the dead porpoise

10:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Two people strolling along the beach at Burnham Marshes stumbled across a dead porpoise.

Colchester man set to face court in connection with robbery at pub

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: nswebpix police crime tape

10:21am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A Colchester man is due to appear in court later today after he was charged with a number of personal robberies in a mid-Essex village.

Unemployment claims at lowest level since 2008

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Big drop in unemployment in Sussex but more needs to be done warn experts

10:13am Wednesday 16th April 2014

The number of unemployment benefit claimants in Braintree district has dropped to its lowest level in five-and-a-half years.

Were you the woman who challenged three suspected burglars?

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

10:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Detectives are trying to trace a woman who challenge three suspected burglars.






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