Let the music play on

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

2:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

YOUNGSTERS have vowed to carry on playing their instruments after starring on TV.

Free-flow tolling at Thurrock-Dartford crossing delayed until late November

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Dartford Crossing

1:26pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE introduction of free-flow tolling at the Thurrock-Dartford river crossing has been delayed.

Council house fraudster evicted

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: LIVE: Southend Council budget

1:02pm Friday 19th September 2014

A COUNCIL tenant has been evicted and ordered to pay £7,000 after keeping a second tenancy secret.

How Environment Agency is helping council with flood problem

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: We are less than happy with More Than service

1:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE Environment Agency said it would co-operate with Castle Point Council’s investigation into flooding.

Parents in Thurrock urged to check whether they are eligible for free childcare

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: LIVE: Full Thurrock Council meeting

11:33am Friday 19th September 2014

PARENTS across Thurrock are being urged to check whether they are eligible for free childcare on offer to two-year-olds in the borough.

Bas Vegas winners set to fly off to Oz

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

11:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A LUCKY south Essex couple are all set to jet across the world on the holiday of their dreams after winning a competition.

Charity cyclists ride to Belgium

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:00am Friday 19th September 2014

RUSSELL Holman, from Grays, took part in a Grays-to-Bruges charity bike ride with ten friends.

Breaking news Motorbike destroyed by fire

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:20am Friday 19th September 2014

A MOTORBIKE has been destroyed by fire.

Who needs Hollywood when there’s Canvey?

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: James McAvoy in Filth. Picture: PA Photo/Lionsgate

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

FIRST Vogue, then Prada, now Silent Witness!

Wheelchair user is conned out of £6k

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:30am Friday 19th September 2014

A DISABLED man was conned out of £6,000 as he tried to buy an electric wheelchair online.

Bid for Thurrock's first parish council has begun

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

7:30am Friday 19th September 2014

RESIDENTS are being urged to take part in a survey which will decide on the borough’s first parish council.

Pole in field leaves boy, 9, concussed

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A MUM has described the terrifying moment her little boy fell unconscious after hitting his head on part of a metal pole.

Brave Chloe battles back after breaking her back in 18ft fall

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A GIRL who broke her back after falling 18ft out of a tree is walking again after undergoing gruelling surgery.

Patient dies after superbug infection

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Basildon Hospital

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A PATIENT died at Basildon Hospital after developing clostridium difficile (c-diff) during a spike in cases of the superbug.

Dogwalker terrified by man wielding golf club

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A terrified woman had a golf club swung at her by a man who tried to kick her puppy.

Two crews called to kitchen fire

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

8:12pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Two crews were called to a kitchen fire in Grays.

Plans to replace one bungalow with 19 homes rejected

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: 20 homes could be built in place of one bungalow

7:44pm Thursday 18th September 2014

PLANS to build 19 homes on a site occupied by one derelict bungalow in Stanford-le-Hope have been deferred.

Islanders voice fury at flooding

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

6:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

DOZENS of residents attended a council meeting to share their flooding experiences as Castle Point Council prepares to hand over evidence to the Government.

Drivers escape serious injury in three vehicle accident

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

5:50pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Drivers escaped serious injury in a three vehicle accident on the A127. 

Nomination deadline for Thurrock Education Awards extended

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: LIVE: Full Thurrock Council meeting

5:07pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE nomination deadline for the Thurrock Education Awards has been extended until the end of the month.

Community wildlife haven in Hadleigh destroyed

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

5:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

VANDALS destroyed a wildlife haven created by volunteers.

New world record set in Thurrock for longest line of fanfare trumpeters

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:55pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A NEW world record for the longest line of fanfare trumpeters was set during a marching brass event in Thurrock.

Delays expected as seven months of work on Nethermayne, Basildon, starts today

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: We'll solve hospital traffic misery

4:20pm Thursday 18th September 2014

SEVEN months of roadworks begin today, bringing delays to two of Basildon’s busiest roads.

Teen run over after gang attack outside kebab shop

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: webpix police generic

4:17pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A GANG attacked a teenager before running over his foot outsider a kebab shop.

Yard blaze closes A127 for five hours

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

NEIGHBOURS rallied together to push a van away from a huge blaze with their bare hands.

Hospital bid to halve victims of killer sepsis

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Basildon Hospital is ordering its security staff to issue the £40 fines in a bid to stop people parking inconsiderately.

3:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

BASILDON Hospital has set itself the target of halving the number of patients who die from one of the UK’s biggest killers – sepsis.

Su switched on to boost hospice cash

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

2:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A RADIO presenter has raised more than £5,000 for a hospice by taking on challenges and putting on events all year.

Former paediatric clinic is set to go under the hammer

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

1:20pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A FORMER Westcliff health centre is being sold at auction with a guide price of £150,000.

Your Gazette: Healthy interest in community

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

1:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THIS week we spoke to Tina Sheppard, a consultant at Slimming World, in Chase Road, Corringham

We now have a school to be really proud of

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

1:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

LESS THAN a year ago, Woodlands School, in Basildon, was struggling.

Funeral of Canvey's oldest resident tomorrow

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:21pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE funeral of Canvey’s oldest resident, Doris Flaherty, will take place on Friday September 19.

Cars crash on roundabout

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

11:53am Thursday 18th September 2014

A ROAD has been blocked after cars crashed on a roundabout.

Friends’ 100-mile Thames canoe mission

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

FOUR friends who rowed 100 miles down the Thames raised more than £4,000.

Leigh teen set for global superstardom

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

A LEIGH teenager is on course for global superstardom as he stars in a new Disney show set to be aired in 160 countries.

Silent Witness stars film in Coryton

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

CORYTON became the location for a hit BBC show on Monday as film crews descended on the former oil refinery.

Hospital staff praise collaegues’ behind-the-scenes dedication

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

STAFF at Basildon Hospital who work behind the scenes have been recognised by their colleagues.

TV detectives come to Canvey

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

CANVEY became the location for a hit BBC show yesterday as a film crew came to the island.

Family homeless after early morning blaze

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:29am Thursday 18th September 2014

A FAMILY has been made homeless after a blaze in their flat.

Trains into London delayed

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Changing trains – the c2c line which runs from south Essex to Fenchurch Street is up for grabs as the franchise expires.

8:16am Thursday 18th September 2014

TRAINS into London have been delayed due to disruptive passengers.

Accident at Rayleigh Weir delays traffic

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Chaos at Rayleigh Weir

8:13am Thursday 18th September 2014

COMMUTERS are facing delays after an accident at Rayleigh Weir.

Paloma finds faith in Jamie's cooking

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

7:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

SOUL singer Paloma Faith was on Southend pier filming the next series of Jamie Oliver’s TV show.

Man claims mistreatment during armed officer raid

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

7:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

A MAN suffering skin cancer claims he was “mistreated” during a raid on his home in Corringham.

Legendary live music venue closing after 21 years

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

6:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

A POPULAR live music club which has hosted the likes of Procol Harum and Wilko Johnson is moving after more than two decades.

Card cloner found on Canvey shop’s ATM

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: JOBS BOOST: Morrisons has opened a store in Blaydon, creating 180 jobs

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

FRAUDSTERS are feared to have taken thousands of pounds off Canvey shoppers after a card cloning machine was found at a supermarket.

Wednesday latest: British man questioned in relation to murder of Hannah Witheridge

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:15am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A British man has been questioned in relation to the murders of two Britons found dead in Thailand.

Fed up resident SUPER GLUES his hand to council desk

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Thurrock Council

11:58pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A FED up resident super glued his hand to a Thurrock Council desk during a visit to Civic Offices.

Should 'town's oldest house' be demolished?

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

7:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A COTTAGE claimed to date back to 1621 could be demolished to make way for a four bedroom house.

No trains to or from Fenchurch Street tonight

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Cow on the line causes delays between Leigh and Benfleet

6:25pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

NO trains will serve London Fenchurch Street station tonight as engineering works go underway.

Mum says sewage leak is making her children ill

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

5:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A MUM fed up with raw sewage regularly appearing outside her home claims it is making her children ill.

Church members clean-up alleyway

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

MEMBERS of the All Saints Church held their annual clean-up this month.






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