Deadline looms for CPP cover claims

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Around seven million people were eligible for payouts after being mis-sold Card Protection Plan cover

12:29pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

People who were mis-sold a type of cover for bank and credit cards face a last-minute dash to return their claim forms now or else they will miss out on compensation.

Aldi and Lidl keep up the pressure

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Half of households shopped at Aldi or Lidl at least once over the summer, it is reported

12:36pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Half of households shopped at Aldi or Lidl at least once over the summer as the discounters kept up their pressure on the "big four" supermarkets.

Minister's plea for charity ice

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Both sides of the referendum debate have embraced the ice bucket challenge

12:35pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Supermarkets profiting from increased sales of ice during the ice bucket challenge craze should donate their proceeds to charity, Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael has said.

Brunel artefacts going on display

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The cigar once smoked by Isambard Kingdom Brunel

12:33pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A half-smoked cigar belonging to celebrated engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel is to go on public display for the first time.

Better Together video 'insulting'

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Women For Independence claimed that a Better Together campaign video is 'insulting'

12:33pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Female nationalists have criticised an "insulting" Better Together campaign video which they claim depicts Scottish women as "daft ditherers" who do not understand enough about the independence referendum.

Terror 'drum beat has changed'

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Would-be jihadis should lose their British passports Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said

9:18am Wednesday 27th August 2014

British extremists who go to fight abroad should be stripped of their passports , the country's most senior police officer has said.

Fine for RBS over mortgage advice

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Royal Bank of Scotland has been fined £14.5 million by the City regulator

7:33am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Royal Bank of Scotland is to pay a fine of £14.5 million after it failed to address serious failings in its advice to mortgage customers for nearly a year after being alerted by the City regulator.

Zoos help frog with no croak

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: A golden mantilla, one of the top 10 reptiles and amphibians avoiding extinction with the help of zoos (BIAZA/PA)

9:21am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A frog with no croak and the world's biggest lizard are among the top 10 reptiles and amphibians avoiding extinction with the help of zoos, a report has said.

Britain is 'deeply elitist society'

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Many members of Britain's judiciary have had a private education, a report has found

12:33pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Britain is still "deeply elitist" with privately-educated pupils and Oxbridge graduates continuing to dominate top roles in society, a major new report warns.

Farage confident of seat success

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Nigel Farage is to contest the South Thanet constituency next year

7:42am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Nigel Farage has admitted he could be replaced as Ukip leader if his party fails to win a seat at next year's general election.

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