Detective sacked for accessing police data for personal use

Gazette: Essex Police Headquarters in Chelmsford

6:11pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A DETECTIVE who used sensitive police data for “a personal matter” has been sacked.

Further fire strikes pencilled in for three days in May

Gazette: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

5:12pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Firefighters in Essex will strike for three days in May as part of an ongoing row over pensions.

Fire crews tackling blaze in Chappel

Gazette: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

5:16pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Three fire crews have been called to a blaze in Colchester Road, Chappel.

Designer bags, sunglasses, laptop and champagne among items stolen by burglars

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

2:37pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Burglars stole designer glasses and electronics worth thousands of pounds during a break-in.

Jewellery stolen from Colchester home

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

2:56pm Thursday 24th April 2014

GOLD jewellery has been stolen from a home in Colchester.

Suspects bailed as Jim Attfield murder investigation continues

Gazette: Victim Jim Attfield

2:30pm Thursday 24th April 2014

TWO suspects arrested in connection with the murder of Jim Attfield have been released on police bail.

Electric cable stolen from building in Harwich

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

1:08pm Thursday 24th April 2014

ELECTRIC cable and extension cable costing £3,000 has been stolen in Harwich.

Nick Clegg grilled in tuition fees debate in Colchester

Gazette: Nick Clegg at Hazelmere Infant School

12:37pm Thursday 24th April 2014

DEPUTY Prime Minister Nick Clegg was labelled a “liar” by students during a heated tuition fees debate in Colchester.

Commercial Feature: Macmillan Night In

Gazette: Macmillan Night In

12:30pm Thursday 24th April 2014

On Friday 16th May, friends in north Essex will be swapping a night out on the town for a Night In with their favourite people – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

11 courses of hell raise £2,500 for good causes

Gazette: 11 courses of hell raise £2,500 for good causes

1:08pm Thursday 24th April 2014

THERE’S an 11-course meal noone was looking forward to featuring courses of dog food, fermented herrings and a pig’s testicle.

Burglars carry stolen items in suitcase along main road

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

12:13pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Burglars filled a suitcase with a laptop, watches and clothing before carrying it along a busy main road.

Benefactor strikes again with £200 mystery gift

12:10pm Thursday 24th April 2014

MORE lucky people have received an envelope full of cash through their letter boxes.

Legion's cash to assist military families

Gazette: Legion's cash to assist military families

12:02pm Thursday 24th April 2014

CHARITY has been given thousands of pounds to offer emotional and practical support to military families.

VIDEO: Whoop whoop! Is this da sound of Essex Police?

Gazette: VIDEO: Whoop whoop! Is this da sound of Essex Police?

11:40am Thursday 24th April 2014

Video of cop car apparently blaring out hip hop tune in Chelmsford becomes YouTube smash

UPDATE: Man dies after being hit by train in Witham

Gazette: Person hit by train in Witham area

11:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

A person has been hit by a train in Witham, according to a rail operator.

UPDATED: Car crashes into house in Clacton

Gazette: Lifesavers - Essex Air Ambulance

12:15pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A WOMAN has suffered injuries after a car crashed into a house in Clacton.

Essex University to lead north Essex out of recession

Gazette: Essex University to lead north Essex out of recession

3:48pm Thursday 24th April 2014

ESSEX University is set to lead north Essex out of recession and make the area a major employment base.

Road sign left dangerous for months

Gazette: Road sign left dangerous for months

7:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

A CONCERNED driver has hit out after waiting months for dangerous graffiti to be cleaned off a road sign which he says is a "fatal accident waiting to happen".

Light switch-off could have cost life

Gazette: Streetlight switch-off: County debates controversial policy

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A CYCLIST has slammed the decision to turn off the majority of the county’s streetlights after suffering serious injuries on his way to work.

Marine police rescue yacht crew in Blackwater Estuary

Gazette: The rescued yacht

4:27pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Marine police helped rescue sailors whose boat lost power in the Blackwater Estuary.

Fresh witness appeal made as police make third arrest in Jim Attfield murder investigation

Gazette: Victim Jim Attfield

3:55pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A man, 27, has been arrested in connection with the Jim Attfield murder investigation.

Police warning after sheds broken into in Wix

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

3:49pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BURGLARS have broken into three sheds in Wix.

Sat nav and iPhone chargers stolen from car

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

1:54pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A SAT NAV and two iPhone chargers were stolen after thieves broke into a car in Dovercourt.

Thieves target cars in Stanway

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

1:12pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Four cars were broken into during the Easter weekend in Stanway

Hammer attack in Colchester injures two

Gazette: Essex Police launch appeal for stolen goods

12:20pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A HAMMER attack by an armed gang has left one man in hospital and another with facial injuries.

Popular fish monger set to close as a result of supermarket saturation

Gazette: Natasha Hughes.

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A POPULAR fishmongers has closed after seven years in Colchester town centre.

Have your say on care at Colchester's hospitals

Gazette: Colchester General Hospital

11:59am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE Care Quality Commission is holding two public events as part of an inspection of Colchester’s hospitals.

Part of Mistley Quay collapses

Gazette: Part of Mistley Quay collapses

8:51am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WORK at Mistley Quay was affected and nieghbours left shocked after part of the quayside collapsed.

Knife-wielding robber steals cigarettes from village store

Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

8:42am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Braintree detectives are appealing for information after a robbery at the Church Street Co-Op store yesterday afternoon.

Student paramedics safe for calls says standards chief

Gazette: Marcus Bailey, interim consultant paramedic

7:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FOUR hundred student paramedics are being recruited directly by the region’s ambulance service because it can’t get enough qualified medics from the universities.

Mayflower Project holds top level talks with city council

Gazette: Mayflower project holds top level talks with city council

7:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BOSSES behind a project to recreate a historic ship have entered into top level talks with a city with strong links to the vessel.

Flytipping spoiling our community

Gazette: Flytipping spoiling our community

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

"UNACCEPTABLE" flytipping is spoiling towns and villages as irresponsible residents dump everything from sofas and beds to everyday houshold waste.

Police search after man flees from Alresford crash

Gazette: Essex Police launch appeal for stolen goods

5:12pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE are searching for a man following a car crash in Alresford.

Apology as Queen is unable to visit Braintree school at short notice

Gazette: HRH Queen Elizabeth II visits Blackburn Cathedral for Maundy service 17/04/2014

4:18pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The Queen will be visiting Felsted School and Chelmsford next month.

Ambulance called every two minutes in Essex

Gazette: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

3:46pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AMBULANCE crews were called more than 3,000 times in Essex during the Easter break.

Colchester Half Marathon's fifth chosen charity announced

Gazette: Colchester Half Marathon's fifth chosen charity announced

2:28pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

ORGANISERS of the Colchester Half Marathon have chosen Headway Essex as the charity to benefit from next year’s race.

Pat, 77, takes her first flight... and leaps back to earth

Gazette: Pat, 77, takes her first flight... and leaps back to earth

11:09am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

GRANDMOTHER Pat Newton’s first ever flight was one she won’t forget in a hurry - after she leapt out at 15,000 feet.

Poignant cricket festival in memory of special Rob

Gazette: Talented cricketer dies from leukaemia

10:54am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE head of English cricket and a war survivor were among hundreds who paid tribute to former Colchester cricketer Rob George.

Pixie Lott, Tinie Tempah & Ceelo Green among 14 acts added to V Fest 2014

Gazette: STAR ACT: Pixie Lott

9:20am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POP stars including Pixie Lott, Tinie Tempah and Ceelo Green have been added to the bill of V Festival 2014.

Queen coming to Chelmsford

Gazette: HRH Queen Elizabeth II visits Blackburn Cathedral for Maundy service 17/04/2014

8:48am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The Queen will be visiting Chelmsford on Tuesday, May 6.

Controversial football pitch homes plans thrown out by planners

Gazette: Developer: Homes plan will save football club

3:54pm Monday 21st April 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build 50 homes on a football pitch have been thrown out.

Boats brave windy weather for charity race at Tollesbury

Gazette: "Neva" on the left with "Papa Stour" racing at Tollesbury. Picture by Kevin Barber

2:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

Sailors took to the water to raise money for the national lifeboat charity, the RNLI.

Council tenants to see their community cleaned-up this week

12:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

COUNCIL tenants see their community get a spring clean this week.

Legion to hold grand fundraising event

10:50am Monday 21st April 2014

A GRAND fundraiser will be held to raise money for a military charity and mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

Jamie needs public support to get to Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson

Gazette: Jamie needs public support to get to Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson

10:48am Monday 21st April 2014

A ENTREPRENEUR is on track to pitch his business plan to Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson.

War medals stolen in home raid

4:41pm Sunday 20th April 2014

WAR medals including one presented by the king have been stolen from a house in Colchester.

Public servant and mum-of-three Sarah Candy dies aged 47

Gazette: Sarah Candy

4:19pm Sunday 20th April 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a mum of three and prominent councillor who died suddenly from cancer.

Bikes stolen from sheds

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

2:13pm Sunday 20th April 2014

BURGLARS are breaking into sheds across Dovercourt and stealing bikes.

Easter outings keep coastguards busy

9:38am Sunday 20th April 2014

FOUR people were rescued by helicopter after coastguards in north Essex were called to help more than a dozen people in 48 hours.

Shocking air pollution killed 100 in Tendring in one year

Gazette: Shocking air pollution killed 100 in Tendring in one year

9:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

SHOCK figures have revealed air pollution is to blame for more than 100 deaths a year in Tendring.






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