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Jumbo owner to face trial over chicken deaths at his farms

Gazette:

8:49am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FARMER has failed in his bid to get charges relating to the death of 24,000 chickens thrown out.

UPDATED: Trading Standards and Essex Police launch raids on Colchester businesses

Gazette:

9:07am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TEAMS of police and trading standards officers have this morning carried out raids in Colchester.

UPDATED: Family pay tribute after son killed in crash

Gazette:

12:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The family of a man who died following a road traffic collision in Tollesbury have released a tribute to him.

What a whopper! Mark grows 700lb pumpkin

Gazette:

8:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

GREENFINGERED Mark Rand has grown what he believes is Britain’s biggest outdoor pumpkin, this year.

Man charged after fatal crash

Gazette:

8:18am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MAN has been charged with careless driving after a woman died following a crash in Little Horkesley.

Firefighters called to chimney blaze

Gazette: STRIKE ACTION: Firefighters are to stage the latest in a long series of strikes as part of a wider public sector day of action tomorrow. SP

10:03pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a chimney fire in Colchester this evening.

Nurse accused of holding pillow over resident's face

Gazette: Health visitor fired for failings while working at Hove clinic

5:42pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A nurse is due to appear before a disciplinary panel after he was accused of holding a pillow over a resident’s face for 30 seconds.

Farmer warns residents after rogue dog kills sheep

Gazette:

5:20pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A farmer believes a stray dog killed two of his sheep.

Tea to celebrate surviving cancer

Gazette:

4:12pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

ABOUT 120 cancer survivors celebrated life at the Colchester Moot Hall.

Want to get on your bike?

Gazette: St Helena Hospice's Pamper & Shopping Evening

3:09pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN information night is being held to give people an insight into taking part in a hospice cycling event.

Jean slams online dating con trick

Gazette:

3:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A WOMAN who went looking for love on the internet ended up out of pocket when a scammer posed as a soldier and took her money.

Man charged over Brightlingsea screwdriver attack

Gazette:

2:07pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MAN has appeared in court accused of being part of a group who stabbed a man in the neck with a screwdriver.

Pre-school thefts woman faces jail

Gazette: Chelmsford Crown Court

2:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A WOMAN has been told she could be jailed for stealing from a playgroup.

Paramedic cleared to work after colleague dispute

Gazette:

1:59pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A paramedic who insulted a colleague and “stole” his mobile phone has been allowed to carry on working.

Mersea Island pupils help design playground sculpture

Gazette:

12:57pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN were on hand to help an artist design a sculpture for their playground.

School released hundreds of balloons to mark 10th anniversary

Gazette:

12:51pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

HUNDREDS of balloons were released at Willow Brook Primary School, in Colchester, to mark its 10th anniversary.

Cop this! Old police station up for £175k

Gazette:

12:46pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

HERE’S an arresting investment opportunity...the chance to buy your very own police station.

Madcap underwater challenge raises £750 in battle against cancer

Gazette:

10:46am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MADCAP challenge to stand up to cancer by standing under water for ten hours has raised more than £750.

Cancer patient starved himself for 13 hours - only for op to be delayed by a month

Gazette:

10:38am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A CANCER patient did not eat for 13 hours in preparation for an operation – only to be told it had been cancelled due to a lack of hospital beds.

Witham MP launches Christmas card competition

Gazette: Braintree district: MPs clash over gay marriage

10:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Could you design Witham MP Priti Patel’s Christmas card?

New proposed electoral map of Colchester borough unveiled

Gazette:

9:26am Tuesday 21st October 2014

NEW plans to redraw the electoral map of Colchester have been unveiled.

Essex University staff set to take industrial action over pensions dispute

Gazette: Essex University

9:10am Tuesday 21st October 2014

STAFF at Essex University have voted to take industrial action in a row over changes to pensions.

Cats found abandoned in lay-by off the A120 near Harwich

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

10:41am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THREE “distressed” cats were found inside a sealed box in a lay-by off the A120 near Harwich.

Man seriously injured in crash

Gazette:

8:15am Monday 20th October 2014

A MAN has been left with serious injuries following a crash in Wivenhoe.

VIDEO: Hundreds queue for Dermot O'Leary book signing

Gazette:

6:50pm Monday 20th October 2014

X-Factor host Dermot O’Leary blamed the Colchester traffic as he kept his fans waiting nearly an hour at a book signing.

Picket line set up at hospital as radiographers strike

Gazette:

4:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

A PICKET line was set up outside Colchester General Hospital yesterday as radiographers went out on strike.

Stanway School throws hat into the ring for new secondary school

Gazette:

4:06pm Monday 20th October 2014

STANWAY School has thrown its hat into the ring to open a new school in Colchester.

Businesses turned £50 into thousands for St Helena Hospice

Gazette:

4:03pm Monday 20th October 2014

FUNDRAISING businesses have shown they have the midas touch after they turned a humble £50 into thousands of pounds for charity.

Villagers fear solar farm construction could bring roads to standstill

Gazette:

3:46pm Monday 20th October 2014

Villagers fear large HGVs will bring narrow rural roads to a standstill during possible construction of a solar farm.

Court finds doctor guilty of sex assault on young mum

Gazette:

3:28pm Monday 20th October 2014

A DOCTOR who groped a young mum he was supposed to be examining has been convicted of sexual assault.

Duo charged with brutal attack in Colchester's Dutch Quarter

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

3:26pm Monday 20th October 2014

TWO people have been charged in connection with a hammer attack by an armed gang.

Chelmsford City Racecourse to host 58 fixtures

Gazette:

3:22pm Monday 20th October 2014

Chelmsford City Racecourse has been given 58 fixtures for next year, with the first in January.

Old Police Station plans back on the cards with forthcoming £1.5 million pledge

Gazette: Colchester Council reveals Plan B for old police station

3:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

PLANS to turn Colchester’s old police station into a centre for creative businesses are back on track after a £1.5million pledge of support.

Colchester hospitals look to Italy and Portugal to fill nursing shortage

Gazette:

2:46pm Monday 20th October 2014

Hospital bosses hope a major recruitment drive will help fill a shortage in qualified nurses.

Cancer con woman who got free wedding admits fraud

Gazette:

2:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

A WOMAN conned friends and strangers out of thousands of pounds of donations, goods and services by falsely claiming she had terminal cancer, a court heard

No affordable housing included in 170-home development

Gazette:

2:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

A lack of affordable housing on a planned 170-home development has been criticised by councillors.

Strong winds predicted to hit Essex on Tuesday

Gazette: Met Office issues Dorset with weather warning

1:23pm Monday 20th October 2014

Severe gales could affect Essex tomorrow, forecasters have warned.

Tragedy inspires Terry to gather pledges worth £50,000 for Heroes garden

Gazette:

8:55am Monday 20th October 2014

A KIND-HEARTED council worker has been nominated for a national award after he used his contacts to help a charity appeal.

Colchester singer Stevi Ritchie wins the public vote to go through

Gazette:

9:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

X FACTOR hopeful Stevi Ritchie has survived another week of the top TV talent show.

Rescue launched for kite surfer

Gazette: PILOT TO RESCUE: A dingy overturned near Nell's Point. PHOTO: Barry Coastguard

10:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Clacton Coastguard went to the aid of a kite surfer who got into difficulty off Martello Bay, Clacton.

Feverish patient had returned from Africa

Gazette:

9:50am Sunday 19th October 2014

A "feverish" man has been placed in isolation at Colchester General Hospital as he undergoes a series of test having returned to the UK from east Africa.

Man killed after car collides with tree in Tollesbury

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

9:14am Sunday 19th October 2014

A man has died after a car collided with a tree last night. 

Firefighters carry unconscious man from blazing house

Gazette:

9:02am Sunday 19th October 2014

Firefighters rescued an unconscious man from his home after fire broke out early today.

Council in jam over statue funding

Gazette:

7:13pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A BRONZE statue of a fruit picker has been unveiled - after the council got in a jam over who would pay for it.

Search off after van man comes forward

Gazette:

5:20pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Police have called off the search for a man who was reportedly bundled into a van by a gang.

Police appeal - help us find robbers

Gazette:

12:18pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Police have issued a new appeal for information after a man was robbed in Colchester.

Police commissioner welcomes new debate

Gazette: Nick Alston will be answering your questions

12:10am Saturday 18th October 2014

The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners has welcomed more public debate about creating a mechanism to "recall” an elected commissioner ifthey are unable to carry out their duties, or where there is a significant breakdown in public trust.

Men arrested for attempted murder following Brightlingsea and Jaywick attacks

Gazette: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

4:10pm Friday 17th October 2014

POLICE are linking a stabbing in Brightlingsea with an attack on a burglary victim in Jaywick.

Police investigate robbery on Colchester's North Hill

Gazette:

9:34am Friday 17th October 2014

POLICE are investigating a robbery on Colchester's North Hill this morning.

Family's horror as pet cat is killed by greyhound

Gazette:

8:30am Friday 17th October 2014

A MUM has criticised the “callous” owner of a greyhound for laughing while it savaged her daughter’s beloved cat, then walking away.







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