Drugs baron jailed for 17 years

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Kevin Hanley, 52, was considered the 'top, top man' in the drug world

1:04pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

One of Britain's most notorious drugs barons, who smuggled cocaine worth £5 million in consignments of watermelons and pomegranates, has been jailed for more than 17 years.

Man 'confesses' over Thai murders

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Hannah Witheridge, 23, and her boyfriend, David Miller, 24, were found dead on a Thai beach on September 15 (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

1:04pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A Burmese man has confessed to killing two British tourists on the Thai island of Koh Tao, according to local reports.

Singer Lynsey de Paul dies at 64

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Lynsey de Paul's biggest hit Sugar Me got to number five in the singles chart in 1972

10:10am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Singer-songwriter Lynsey de Paul, who scored top 10 hits, wrote TV themes and represented the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest, has died at the age of 64.

McCanns online abuse dossier probed

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Kate and Gerry McCann were subjected to the abuse online, according to the dossier

3:54am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A dossier of online abuse directed at the parents of Madeleine McCann is being examined by police.

Write-off boost for Wonga debtors

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Wonga is writing off the debts of 330,000 customers

9:31am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Wonga is to write off the debts of 330,000 customers after it admitted it has made loans to people who could not afford to repay them.

Angry Clegg demands May apology

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Nick Clegg has demanded an apology from Theresa May after she claimed he put children at risk by blocking the so-called snoopers' charter

10:26am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Nick Clegg has launched a furious attack on Home Secretary Theresa May for saying he put children at risk by blocking the so-called snoopers' charter.

Boy jailed for murdering girlfriend

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Steven Miles, 17, who has been for the murder of his girlfriend Elizabeth Thomas

1:04pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A 17-year-old boy with a fixation on the TV serial killer Dexter has been jailed for 25 years for the murder of his 17-year-old girlfriend who he ferociously stabbed before he dismembered her body in the "blood-curdling" killing in his bedroom.

Health warning over wild mushrooms

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Public Health England says 84 cases of mushroom poisoning have been reported this year

11:08am Thursday 2nd October 2014

People setting out for autumnal countryside walks have been urged to take care if they are planning to forage for mushrooms after dozens of people have fallen ill from poisoning.

No risk from Help to Buy - Bank

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Mark Carney told George Osborne a house price cap and the fee charged to lenders who use it "remain appropriate"

10:07am Thursday 2nd October 2014

The Bank of England will not ask for changes to the Government's Help to Buy scheme after finding it does not pose a risk to financial stability and has not driven up house prices, it announced today.

Jail terms for failed smugglers

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Border Force officers foiled the plot

10:10am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A gang who attempted to smuggle illegal immigrants into the UK through a quiet village quay have been jailed.






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