Plans to erect phone mast in Grays is rejected

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Vodafone plans to extend height of mast in Moreton

3:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

RESIDENTS are celebrating after a proposal to put up a phone mast in their part of Grays was rejected.

Missing teenager from Tilbury found

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

2:19pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A TEENAGER who went missing from her home in Tilbury at the weekend has been found.

Breaking news Men arrested in under 18 prostitution ring investigation

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: webpix arrest arrested arrests handcuffs police

2:11pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of exploiting women into prostitution and supplying drugs.

Skydive for our friend Louise

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

1:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

TWO daredevils jumped from a plane to mark the 30th birthday of a friend and popular primary school teacher who died from an acute asthma attack.

Illegal immigrants should not be allowed to stay, says Thurrock's UKIP candidate

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Tim Aker

12:41pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

TIM Aker, UKIP's Thurrock MP candidate for the next general election, believes illegal immigrants should not be given asylum as this sends out a "soft touch message".

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

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

12:00pm Wednesday 27th 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.

Council invite sports clubs to forum on funding

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

11:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

SPORTS clubs from the Rochford district are being invited to a session of council’s sports club forum.

Man rescued from a roof in Benfleet

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:46am Wednesday 27th August 2014

The emergency services have been called to High Road in Benfleet following reports a man is stuck on a roof. 

Cut for cash: Long-locked Gabriel donates hair to charity

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN 11-year-old boy has had his long hair cut to raise money for charity.

Post box collection times cause consternation in Shoebury

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

SHOEBURY residents are concerned about the lack of information they have received fromRoyal Mail ahead of changes to post box collection times.

Couple put fears to one side to climb UK's highest mountain

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A COUPLE put their fears to one side to climb the UK’s highest mountain for charity.

Dedicate a tree to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the First World War

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Over the next four years, the Woodland Trust will be commemorating the centenary of the First World War by planting millions of trees across the country – and you have the chance to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the war.

Dedicate a tree to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the First World War

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Over the next four years, the Woodland Trust will be commemorating the centenary of the First World War by planting millions of trees across the country – and you have the chance to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the war.

Billericay teenager overwhelmed by support

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

7:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A TEENAGER with a rare blood condition is overwhelmed with the support a charity set up in her honour has received.

Pensioner denies string of historic sex abuse charges

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Basildon Crown Court heard on Tuesday Mrs Hall did not tell the Department of Work

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A PENSIONER has denied a string of historic sex abuse charges.

Fire-hit yacht club 'was due to be demolished in July'

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A HISTORIC yacht club which burnt down in a dramatic inferno was due to be demolished last month.

Top businessman is killed by a bee sting

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A LEADING businessman who was at the forefront of one of Southend’s biggest companies has died from a bee sting.

Councils want young legal hopefuls seeking work experience

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Tonight's Thurrock Council meeting back at Civic Offices on New Road

5:17pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

LOCAL councils are hunting for young and eager legal eagles seeking work experience.

Shoppers queue around Basildon as new store opens

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

5:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

SHOPPERS queued round the block to be the first through the doors of a new shop.

£8,000 for war memorial restoration in Castle Point

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: £5000 agreed for Canvey war memorial

4:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

WAR memorials across Castle Point will be restored in an £8,000 project.

Southend Council to meet to discuss buying Victoria Avenue towerblocks

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Victoria Avenue

3:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

SOUTHEND’S full council will meet for the first time since the summer recess next month.

Artists join forces to create mural on Canvey floods

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

2:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

IT WAS a labour of love and now the impressive, 262ft mural commemorating the devastating floods of 1953 is complete.

Firefighters muck in to clear ditch

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

1:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS joined other volunteers to clear ditches prone to flooding.

Couple wanted for failing to attend their burglary trials

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:54pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

DETECTIVES are hunting a couple who failed to show up for their burglary trials.

Blood testing to go to private company

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Still time to nominate Worcestershire NHS staff for award

12:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

CAMPAIGNERS have spoken of their anger after plans for a private blood testing centre serving the NHS in south Essex were approved.

New ice cream parlour for Southend

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

11:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

CHILLI chocolate and Malteser are among of the flavours on offer at a new ice cream parlour.

Fancy dress walkers raise cash for charity

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE streets from Southend to Westcliff were brightened up as a group of young people made the short walk in fancy dress to raise money for charity.

Volunteers needed to help shop open all hours

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

VOLUNTEERS are desperately needed to work in a charity shop.

Three people trapped in two car crash

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:23am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THREE people were trapped inside their cars after a two vehicle crash on a residential street.

Shop a villain and claim up to £1,000

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Police appeal after women racially abused on Priory Bridge Road, Taunton

9:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to get residents to spill the beans on burglars – with the possibility of a cash reward.

Ceremony sees Army reservists honoured

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Southend Council town clerk Rob Tinlin, new mayor Chris Walker and mace bearer Adam Tregoning

8:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

ARMY Reservists have been recognised for their dedication to Queen and country.

Police stop and search powers to be restricted

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

9:05am Tuesday 26th August 2014

NEW controls to reduce the number of people being stopped and searched by police in Essex are being introduced today.

A128 blocked following three vehicle smash

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE A128 is blocked following an accident involving three vehicles.

Police cleared over epileptic man's death

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Smallgains Marina on Canvey

8:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

POLICE have been cleared of any wrongdoing after an epileptic man died within hours of being arrested for not paying his council tax.

In the courts

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Bradford Crown Court

7:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

ROUND-UP of cases at Southend and Basildon Magistrates' Courts.

300 people suffer with MS in Thurrock, but less than half population could identify symptoms

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The Multiple Sclerosis Society is promoting MS Week, which starts today

7:10am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE MS Society is calling on Thurrock residents to support the hundreds of people living with multiple sclerosis in the area.

Flood-hit business is back from brink

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

7:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE boss of a garden centre which suffered £100,000 damage in a devastating flood has bounced back from bankruptcy.

Brides clamour for a bit of TOWIE glamour at the Grand Hotel in Leigh

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The Grand Hotel in Broadway, where workmen have started clearing vegetation

6:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

BRIDES-TO-BE are said to be clamouring for the glamour of a wedding in Leigh’s Grand Hotel once the famous landmark is open again.

Care home rapped for too few staff

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

6:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

RESIDENTS at a care home were woken in the middle of the night to find people rummaging through their belongings, a health inspector found.

Our miracle lad

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

6:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A FAMILY who were told to switch off their baby’s life support machine are looking forward to his first day at school after his miraculous recovery.

Kaysie passes GCSEs while caring for dad

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

7:30pm Monday 25th August 2014

TEACHERS praised hard-working Kaysie Clark for managing to excel with her GCSEs while, at the same time, caring for her paralysed dad.

Residents could get Anglian Water flooding refund

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

7:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

PEOPLE hit by major flooding on Canvey could claim partial refunds on sewerage rates, a firm has announced.

We’ll help hospice gardens blossom

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

6:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

A CHILDREN’S hospice will keep its gardens in tip-top condition thanks to a generous company.

We need £1.1m to get back on track

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

5:30pm Monday 25th August 2014

MORE than £1million is needed to transform a rundown athletics track.

Bruna had to learn English to take exams

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

5:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

WHEN Bruna Pereira arrived in Essex she couldn't speak a single word of English. Five years later, she’s not only fluent, but has eight GCSEs to her name.

Concern for missing teenager from Tilbury

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:03pm Monday 25th August 2014

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a teenage girl missing from her home in Tilbury.

Garden centre remembers war heroes

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

STAFF at Thurrock Garden Centre held a display to commemorate the fallen of the First World War.

Burglar stole money for my dream holiday

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

A BURGLAR stole hundreds of pounds from a piggybank being used to save up for a dream holiday...without smashing it open.

Our DIY clean ups on forgotten estates

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

3:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

FED-UP residents have collected hundreds of signatures calling for housing estates to be cleaned up.

UPDATED: Police direct traffic after power lines come down in Rochford

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

2:38pm Monday 25th August 2014

POLICE are currently directing traffic in Rochford following a road accident.






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