Councillor and cricket club official arrested in Sport England fraud probe

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

6:18pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A PROMINENT councillor and a cricket club official have been arrested on suspicion of fraud against Sport England.

Firefighters tackle blaze at Toppesfield field

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: ONGAR: Fire on school roof

5:28pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Firefighters tackled a blaze at a field in Toppesfield today.

Field catches fire in South Woodham Ferrers

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: ONGAR: Fire on school roof

5:24pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Firefighters were called to extinguish a field that had caught fire. 

Commuter speaks out over cancelled trains and delayed journeys

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

5:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A commuter has slammed the “horrific” train service he uses after becoming exasperated by regular delays and cancelled trains.

Police warning after thieves steal laptop from unlocked van

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

5:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A laptop worth £1,500 was stolen from an unlocked van.

Latest round of fire strikes announced

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

4:40pm Thursday 31st July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are to hold their latest series of strikes over pension reforms.

Delays after person hit by a train at Romford

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

4:39pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Travellers are being warned to expect delays after a person was hit by a train at Romford.

Ambulance service failing target

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

3:26pm Thursday 31st July 2014

AMBULANCES in Essex are failing to get to some of the most critical patients on time, according to figures.

Burnham residents surprised by drugs raid in 'nice and quiet' road

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

3:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Reisdents were surprised police targeted a Burnham street in a drugs crackdown.

Wall demolished on A12 danger spot

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

3:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

An out of control car demolished a garden wall on a junction where local residents have begged the authorities to bring in saftey measures.

Police hunting for man accused of £21,000 eBay fraud

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

1:14pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Police are trying to track down a man accused of defrauding nine victims out of £21,000 online.

£10,000 donation for Reece

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:57pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A FOUNDATION has announced it is giving £10,000 to a young man with two brain tumours who is fighting to stay alive.

Great war aerodrome to hold First World War event

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

An aerodrome used during the First World War will commemorate a century since the war began by turning their lights out.

Recruitment consultant says apprentice system is "unfair"

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A recruitment consultant is refusing to take advantage of a wage subsidy for apprentices because he claims the rules discriminate against white British youths.

Coastguard crews called to assist crew of broken down 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

11:05am Thursday 31st July 2014

The South Woodham Coastguard Rescue Team were called to assist with a broken down yacht.

Murder investigations stretch police beyond capacity

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Deputy Chief Constable Derek Benson

12:04pm Thursday 31st July 2014

ESSEX Police is too stretched to deal with major incidents, according to the head of the Essex Police Federation.

Riding instructor attacked in her own garden by suspected horse rustler

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

A RIDING instructor was left terrified after being attacked in her own garden by a suspected horse rustler.

Taxi driver attacked in row over fare

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

A taxi driver was attacked and held by the throat after a row over a £40 fare.

Thieves raid donations destined to help terminally ill

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

A Witham dad has spoke of his disgust after he spotted heartless thieves raiding donations destined to help the terminally ill.

'Finally some justice has been done': Firm is fined £100,000 over death of worker

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

A firm has been fined £100,000 after a worker died when the tailgate of a hydraulic trailer closed onto his neck.

Mystery surrounds death of "lovely" father-of-two discovered in flat

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Mystery surrounds the death of a “lovely” father-of-two whose body was found at his home after police received a call for concern.

Firefighters called to a house fire in Southminster

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: ONGAR: Fire on school roof

8:44am Thursday 31st July 2014

Firefighters were called to a house fire in Kings Road last night. 

VIDEO: Teachers dance through corridors to celebrate end of term

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

7:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Teachers from Harwich and Dovercourt High School are the latest to become an internet hit with an end-of-term goodbye video.

VIDEO: Man arrested after firing high-powered air gun at police

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

7:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Armed police were called to a Colchester house following reports a man was in possession of a weapon.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

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

Schoolgirl wins competition to name new Halstead road

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

5:04pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A schoolgirl has won a competition to name a new road in Halstead.

Residents plead for action over 'constant flooding' of Witham road

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

5:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Residents are pleading for action to repair drains after torrential downpour flooded a Witham road.

Plans for a controversial solar farm have been refused

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

5:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Plans for a controversial solar farm have been refused for a second time.

Plans to merge fishing lakes at Heybridge withdrawn

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

3:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Plans to merge two fishing lakes have been withdrawn following confusion over whether the water is a river, lake or reservoir.

Man and boy, 7, cut free from car following crash in Thorpe

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

2:32pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A MAN and a seven-year-old boy were cut free from a car following a crash in Thorpe-le-Soken.

Search launched after screams heard in Castle Park

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

1:52pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

SEARCHES were launched after screams were heard coming from near Castle Park.

Three women to appear in court after investigation into staff at Old Deanery

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:14pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Three women will appear in court after being reported for offences at Braintree’s largest care home.

Aerodrome to house First World War aircraft permanently

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A unique aerodrome may become home to First World War aircraft permanently, including planes owned by Lord of the Ring’s director, Sir Peter Jackson.

Motorcyclist hurt in crash

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

11:11am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST has been injured in a crash on the A12.

Nominate community heroes in the Braintree district for Greenfields Community Housing awards

10:30am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Greenfields Community Housing is calling for nominations for its fifth annual Community Spirit Awards.

Holiday park chiefs told to build their own flood defence

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

HOLIDAY park owners are being forced to build a seawall – because the Environment Agency has refused to pay for flood protection.

Woman stole £500 from pensioner at post office

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:56am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A WOMAN stole £500 from a pensioner while she was distracted at a post office counter.

Woman in her 90s taken to hospital after car collides into sheltered housing complex in Maldon

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:20am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A woman in her 90s was taken to hospital after a car collided into the side of a sheltered housing complex.

Can you help find killers?

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:01am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Can you help find killers?

Essex Police's £70,000 bill for criminal damage to its property

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

9:56am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Essex Police has been forced to pay nearly £70,000 for repairs in the past three years as a result of criminal damage to its property.

Woman suffers suspected neck injury following crash

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

9:43am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A WOMAN suffered a suspected neck injury following a collision in Clacton.

Children eat free at Frankie and Benny's

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:37am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Get Thursday's Braintree and Witham Times and save £££s on a great family meal.

Burnham in Bloom winners celebrate their achievements

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Burnham in bloom winners gathered to celebrate their achievements last Friday.

Medieval feast and festival coming to Coggeshall

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Travel back to the Medieval ages with a festival and feast.

Reports of car crashed into house in Maldon

6:57pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A car has collided with a house in Maldon.

Three vehicle accident on the Avenue of Remembrance

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Essex County Council

6:24pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Drivers are warned to expect delays following a three vehicle accident on the Avenue of Remembrance in Colchester. 

Braintree District Museum holding summer activities for children

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Weekend weather: cloudy at first but warm on Sunday

5:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Braintree District Museum are holding a range of summer activities throughout the holidays to keep children amused.

Moat is highly commended in small business awards

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

5:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A housing association has been highly commended at a national award ceremony.

Fire crews called to blaze at industrial unit in St Osyth

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

4:02pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to 12 cars on fire at an industrial unit in St Osyth.

Summer workshops at Braintree Community Centre

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

3:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Braintree Community Centre is holding a whole host of fun activities over the school holidays.






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