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‘Shanty’ extension owner loses lengthy court fight

Gazette: ‘Shanty’ extension owner loses lengthy court fight

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A FIVE-YEAR battle to remove an illegal ‘shanty’ extension to a building in Mistley has ended.

Couple could be the key to solving Castle Park murder

Gazette: Victim Jim Attfield

1:39pm Saturday 19th April 2014

CRUCIAL witnesses need to come forward to help solve the horrific murder of Jim Attfield.

Tributes paid to young Southend dad who died after being stabbed in Braintree

Gazette: Michael Haastrup

1:11pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Tributes have been paid to a man who was stabbed in Braintree.

Burglars raid three homes in Stanway

9:27am Saturday 19th April 2014

BURGLARS raided three homes in Stanway in one night.

In pictures: Party for 20 Market Street on second anniversary of fire

Gazette: In pictures: Party for 20 Market Street on second anniversary of fire

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

ANGRY residents have called for immediate action over an eye-sore site which was gutted by a fire two years ago.

Crime concerns as PCSO funding is lost

Gazette: New carer support group

6:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

CONCERNS have been raised people are taking advantage of a "lack of police presence" after a wave of thefts and criminal damage in the Manningtree area.

Mystery money donations: Cash pours in to stop church demolition

Gazette: "Let's save church where we married"

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A CAMPAIGN to save a Grade II listed church from demolition has become the latest recipient of an anonymous letter full of cash.

Couple falsely claimed £25,000 benefits in four years

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A MARRIED couple have avoided jail despite swindling more than £25,000 out of Tendring Council.

Car leaves A12 and overturns

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

12:36pm Friday 18th April 2014

A WOMAN escaped serious injury after her car left the A12 and overturned.

Protest by candlelight

Gazette: Protest by candlelight

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

VOICES rang out in the evening night as part of a protest against maternity unit closures.

Oldest recorded town? Forget it. Oldest recorded hot cross bun! Can we prove it? Well, you decide.

Gazette: Oldest recorded town? Forget it. Oldest recorded hot cross bun!! Can we prove it? Well, you decide.

10:28am Friday 18th April 2014

THE bun in question is owned by Andrew Munson, of Wormingford, who was given it 30 years ago by an eccentric neighbour, Norman Baker, to thank him for fixing his electrics.

Young at art show off creations in a gallery

Gazette: Young at art show off creations in a gallery

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

ARTY youngsters had the chance to see their creations hung in a gallery.

Firstsite chairman announces retirement

Gazette: Firstsite chairman announces retirement

9:41am Friday 18th April 2014

THE chairman of Colchester’s Firstsite is to retire after seven years.

Amy is top St John Ambulance cadet in East of England

Gazette: Winner – Amy Cook receives her award from Dave Christophers, St John Ambulance national young people adviser. Picture: BRIAN ALDRICH

8:34am Friday 18th April 2014

A TEENAGER has been named the best St John Ambulance cadet in the East of England.

Former uni student stabbed his mum to death

Gazette: Former uni student stabbed his mum to death

8:32am Friday 18th April 2014

A FORMER Essex University student stabbed his mother to death.

Wounded soldier to play in a memorial match for friend Rob

Gazette: Wounded soldier to play in a memorial match for friend Rob

8:21am Friday 18th April 2014

A SOLDIER seriously injured in Afghanistan is to play cricket in honour of a friend who has died.

Historic buildings ‘need protection’

Gazette: Historic buildings ‘need protection’

8:17am Friday 18th April 2014

HISTORIC buildings in Colchester need to be better protected or more could burn down, according to a prominent historian.

Fire crews tackle workshop fire in Clacton

Gazette: Fire brigade solar panels bid sparks anger

5:31pm Thursday 17th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS wearing breathing apparatus tackled a blaze at a workshop in Clacton earlier today.

Man arrested in connection with murder of Southend man in Braintree

Gazette: Police arrest man following serious sexual assault in Runcorn

5:33pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man who was stabbed last night in Braintree died in hospital.

Retired Essex Police dog looking for new home

Gazette: Retired Essex Police dog looking for new home

3:43pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Charlie, the eight-year-old Cocker Spaniel is part of the Essex Police Dog Unit, which provides countywide support to specialist operations and supports officers in their day to day efforts to keep crime down.

Man banned from Colchester and Chelmsford City centre

Gazette: Paul Worboys

1:48pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A MAN banned from entering Colchester town centre has now been banned from entering Chelmsford City centre.

Woman arrested in James Attfield case bailed again

Gazette: Victim Jim Attfield

1:28pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A 27-year-old woman arrested in connection with the James Attfield murder case has been bailed again.

Laptop stolen in Dovercourt burglary

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

1:11pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A LAPTOP was stolen during a burglary at a Dovercourt home.

Jewellery and phone stolen in burglary

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

1:09pm Thursday 17th April 2014

JEWELLERY, a mobile phone and lighter were stolen in a house raid.

Horkesley Park saga over after appeal rejected

Gazette: Campaigners braced for Horkesley Park appeal

12:40pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A THIRTEEN-year battle to turn Horkesley Park has come to an end after communities secretary Eric Pickles rejected a planning appeal.

Broken down caravan blocks lane of A12

11:55am Thursday 17th April 2014

A CARAVAN has broken down on the A12.

Don’t back plans to build another Bradwell plant

8:37am Thursday 17th April 2014

CAMPAIGNERS in Mersea have hit out at Maldon District Council’s plans to push for a new nuclear power station in Bradwell.

The mystery continues... Three more gifts by letterbox benefactor

Gazette: The mystery continues... Three more gifts by letterbox benefactor

8:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

WHO is behind the postbox payouts handed to a growing band of Colchester residents?

Holiday park building deliberately set on fire

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

9:48pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A BUILDING in a holiday park has been deliberately set on fire.

Damon, posh? He was at our comprehensive!

Gazette: Damon Albarn

6:57pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

DAMON Albarn’s former music teacher has rubbished claims he is hiding his “privileged” background.

My bold plan to end north Colchester’s traffic jam problems

Gazette: My bold plan to end north Colchester’s traffic jam problems

6:53pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A RETIRED civil engineer has come up with a plan he says would end north Colchester’s traffic jams.

Rush hour traffic following two crashes

Gazette: Traffic problems on A30 near Victoria after crash and hail storm

6:11pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

DRIVERS are experiencing long delays on the A12 due to two crashes.

Meet Colchester's very own Roy Orbison superfan

Gazette: Meet Colchester's very own Roy Orbison superfan

6:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Meet Colchester’s very own Roy Orbison superfan, who even shares her birthday with the singer-songwriter.

Riddle over cash stuffed in letterboxes in street

Gazette: Riddle over cash stuffed in letterboxes in street

4:05pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

MOST of us can only dream of someone giving us hundreds of pounds out of the blue.

Golf clubs snatched in garage raid

Gazette: webpix police arrest

3:58pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A BAG full of left-handed golf clubs was grabbed by crooks in a Great Clacton garage raid.

Nine out of ten children offered their first or second school place choices

Gazette: Chris Evans- 500 Words Competition.

3:02pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Nine out of ten parents have been offered their first or second choice of primary school by Essex County Council.

New sexual health clinic planned for the High Street

Gazette: New sexual health clinic planned for the High Street

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A SEXUAL health clinic is set to open in Colchester's High Street. 

Colchester Castle's new tablet tour guides unveiled

Gazette: Colchester Castle's new tablet tour guides unveiled

11:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Hundeds of guests filled Colchester Castle for a preview of the £4.2million renovations which will allow visitors to explore the history of the keep using tablet computers.

Colchester man set to face court in connection with robbery at pub

Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

10:21am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A Colchester man is due to appear in court later today after he was charged with a number of personal robberies in a mid-Essex village.

Were you the woman who challenged three suspected burglars?

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

10:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Detectives are trying to trace a woman who challenge three suspected burglars.

Investment promised as Greater Anglia franchise extended to 2016

Gazette: There is disruption on the Greater Anglia service to Southminster

9:34am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Greater Anglia will continue to operate north Essex’s mainline trains until October 2016.

Family's desperate struggle for help after their daughter was born at just 24 weeks

Gazette: Family's desperate struggle for help after their daughter was born at just 24-weeks-old

8:47am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A FAMILY are still fighting for their daughter’s health fours years after she was born at 24 weeks.

Three men to appear in court over assault charges

Gazette: webpix court justice

6:45pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THREE men are due to appear at Southend Magistrates' Court next month to face charges of affray and assault.

Man in pink thong flashes to teenage girls

Gazette: Essex Police launch appeal for stolen goods

6:43pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A MAN wearing a pink thong flashed at a group of teenage girls.

Nick Clegg to visit Colchester next week

Gazette: Welsh Liberal Democrats Spring Conference 2014 in Newport.  Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats takes questions from journalists prior to taking to the stage. (5167316)

4:18pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

DEPUTY Prime Minister Nick Clegg will be answering questions in Colchester next week.

Fresh chance to save £200 from your heating bills launched

Gazette: The West of England Rural Partnership wants to keep heating costs down for elderly householders

3:06pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A FRESH chance for Colchester residents to save £200 a year from their heating bills has been launched.

UPDATED: Bail extended as murder investigation continues

Gazette: Tragic – “great lad” Jim

3:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A WOMAN arrested in connection with the murder of Jim Attfield has been bailed again until Thursday.

Baby boy donating his bone marrow to save life of his sister

Gazette: Baby boy donating his bone marrow to save life of his sister

1:06pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A BABY boy is set to save his sister’s life by becoming her bone marrow donor.

Fire crews tackle blaze at Little Clacton home

Gazette: ONGAR: Fire on school roof

12:59pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are battling a blaze at a house in Little Clacton.

Man found dead inside parked car

Gazette: Police have appealed for information about an 'elaborate hoax' after two suspicious devices closed down parts of Canterbury

12:56pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A man has been found dead in a car after concerns were raised by a member of the public.






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