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Alleyway to reopen after council wins legal battle


5:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

CAMPAIGNERS have claimed victory in a long-running battle to reopen a bricked-up alleyway in Frinton.

New public walkway plan for Brightlingsea Harbour

Gazette: Boats at Brightlingsea Harbour.

2:49pm Monday 1st September 2014

Increasing public access to Brightlingsea Harbour could help attract more visitors to the town, it is hoped.

Mayor hits back over "too orange" Sainsbury's row


2:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A TOWNmayor claims councillors do want a new Sainsbury’s store, despite complaints its signs are “too orange” for Frinton’s beloved Connaught Avenue.

Rising rail fares leave people feeling the pinch

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

1:22pm Monday 1st September 2014

CLACTON MP Douglas Carswell claims increasing train fares are squeezing households.

Rescue for broken down boat near Clacton

Gazette: Summer dog ban in force for Tendring beaches

10:10am Monday 1st September 2014

COASTGUARDS coordinated a rescue after a boat broke down in the water near Clacton.

Firm set for upgrade to crematorium

Gazette: Crematorium to enter green space contest

9:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A FIRM has been picked to carry out a £1.4million upgrade to Weeley Crematorium.

Labour hoping to take Clacton advantage

Gazette: Tim Young selected as Labour candidate for Clacton

8:29am Monday 1st September 2014

COLCHESTER’S community safety boss, Tim Young, is the front runner to fight defector Douglas Carswell to be the Clacton MP.

Station car park handed award

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

7:30am Monday 1st September 2014

CLACTON railway station’s car park has received a safety and security award for the first time.

350 scam victims named on list


4:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

MORE than 350 “suckers” in the Tendring district are being targeted by con artists.

Be a part of huge Joseph production


2:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

YOUNG performers have a chance to take part in a huge production of one of the world’s best-loved stage shows.

Families have fun getting close to nature


12:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

HUNDREDS of families got close to nature when Elmstead Market’s Beth Chatto Gardens hosted a two day wildlife fair.

Air ambulance called after woman breaks ankle at the beach

Gazette: essex air ambulance

11:58am Sunday 31st August 2014

CLACTON coastguards helped air ambulance paramedics lift a woman from the beach in St Osyth after she suffered a broken ankle.

Young dancers all set for Albert Hall spectacular


9:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

DANCERS from Clacton are taking part inastage spectacular at one of the most famous venues in theworld.

Theatre group's appeal for actors to complete show


4:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A THEATRICAL group needs men to star in their forthcoming show.

Special tribute to heroic police officer Brian to mark 30 years since shooting


2:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A SPECIAL service was held to commemorate a heroic Frinton police officer who was shot in the line of duty.

Flower and dog show hailed a success despite downpour


12:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

GREAT British organisation triumphed over the Great British weather at the Brightlingsea Horticultural and Dog Show.

Investigation to be launched after Clacton flat blaze


11:40am Saturday 30th August 2014

AN investigation will be carried out after fire crews were called to extinguish a blaze in a Clacton flat.

Top author to present new book in Frinton

Gazette: Judith Charlesworth, of Caxton Books, in Frinton, with a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey

9:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

BOOK shop owners in Frinton have secured a visit from a top author who has made national news.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage causes waves in Clacton with Tory defector Douglas Carswell


11:43am Friday 29th August 2014

CLACTON’S streets were awash with television crews and reporters as UKIP leader Nigel Farage made waves with Tory defector Douglas Carswell.

Nostalgic rock 'n' roll ride to hit Clacton stage


4:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A JAM-PACKED show which takes audiences on a rock ‘n’ roll ride through the 1950s and 60s is coming to Clacton’s West Cliff Theatre.

Bubbly gala for jazz star Jacqui to end summer theatre season

Gazette: ALL THAT JAZZ: Singer Jacqui Dankworth. (8180580)

2:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A SPECTACULAR gala evening marks the end of this year’s Frinton Summer Theatre programme.

Record-setting air show brings massive boost to Clacton economy


12:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

BUSINESS is booming in Clacton after a record 200,000 flight fans flocked to the coast for the resort’s “best ever” air show.

Frinton actor's tribute to film star and family friend Richard Attenborough


10:00am Friday 29th August 2014

FRINTON actor Giles Watling has paid tribute to Oscar-winning British film star Richard Attenborough, who has died aged 90.

New and expecting parents invited to maternity consultation

Gazette: Clacton Hospital - volunteer fundraisers banned from using its outpatients' department. (40907-4)

9:00am Friday 29th August 2014

NEW and expectant parents are invited to a public meetings about the future of maternity services in north Essex.

Fetegoers brave downpour to enjoy massive event


7:30am Friday 29th August 2014

MORE than 1,000 hardy fetegoers descended on Kirby le Soken despite a torrential downpour.

"Local issues affected my decision" claims Carswell following defection to UKIP

Gazette: Douglas Carswell: Campaign deserves support

5:02pm Thursday 28th August 2014

DOUGLAS Carswell claims he “put Clacton first” when defecting from the Conservatives to UKIP.

Pensioner charged after fatal crash in Jaywick

Gazette: Colchester Magistrates' Court

4:02pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A MAN is set to appear in court after being charged with causing death by careless driving.

Existing Clacton UKIP candidate to challenge "arrogant" Carswell for candidacy


3:50pm Thursday 28th August 2014

DOUGLAS Carswell is already set for a fight with Clacton’s existing prospective UKIP candidate Roger Lord.

Carswell's UKIP move - what the voters think

Gazette: Douglas Carswell: Campaign deserves support

3:01pm Thursday 28th August 2014

MANY voters plan to stick with Clacton MP Douglas Carswell despite his move to the UK Independence Party.

Traders slam supermarket lorries for causing town centre chaos


2:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

WALTON traders have hit out at supermarket lorry drivers for turning the town centre into a “nightmare”.

Tories will "fight every inch" to retain Clacton seat

1:27pm Thursday 28th August 2014

TORIES in Essex claim they will “fight every inch” to retain the Clacton seat.

What a mess! Couple's shock over doorstep manure discovery


1:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

SHOCKED farm owners in Weeley were given a smelly surprise when they discovered mountains of manure piled high on their doorstep.

Clacton voters to have their say on UKIP defection


12:27pm Thursday 28th August 2014

VOTERS in Clacton will be the ones who decide on Mr Carswell’s future as their MP, he said.

Screen superstars visit Frinton bistro during summer theatre season


12:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A FRINTON restaurant has played host to the stars as a string of famous faces dropped by.

Tory Clacton MP Douglas Carswell defects to UKIP - and resigns his seat triggering a by-election


11:20am Thursday 28th August 2014

CLACTON'S Conservative MP Douglas Carswell has defected to UKIP.

Spectacular air show spread in the Clacton Gazette


11:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

RECORD crowds were dazzled by a string of spectacular aerobatic displays at this year’s air show in Clacton.

George is a celebrity...get him out of here!

Gazette: Linda and Peter McGarry star on Gogglebox with Linda's son George Gilbey

10:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

GOGGLEBOX star George Gilbey will not be returning to the smash-hit TV show – because he is now classed as a celebrity.

Families face a struggle to afford seaside day out - but hoteliers say Clacton can still thrive


9:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

A TRADITIONAL bank holiday trip to Clacton is a “pipe dream” for one in five families, according to a leading children’s charity.



7:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

Villagers claim homes bid would destroy their community


4:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

ANGRY villagers are preparing to fight plans for more than 1,000 homes in their village over the next 17 years.

Magistrates criticised over number of defendants remanded in custody

Gazette: Colchester Magistrates' Court

2:34pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

ONLY a quarter of defendants who are remanded in custody by magistrates in north Essex go on to receive prison sentences.

Cancer death rates plummeting according to new figures

Gazette: Colchester General Hospital

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

DEATH rates for the most lethal cancers have dropped across the region by almost a third in the last 20 years, according to new figures.

Major cash grants available for community groups

Gazette: Essex County Council

10:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

COMMUNITY groups are being invited to bid for grants of up to £20,000.

Top school principal slams summer holiday reduction plans


8:26am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE principle of one of north Essex’s highest performing secondary schools described a move to a four-week summer break as “absurd”.

Crews free woman after smash


10:07pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS freed a woman from a trapped car after a collision.

TV show searches for Essex contestants

Gazette: Image for Globe Aerials

2:59pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A BAFTA award-winning show is looking for contestants from Essex to take part.

Wind farm company launches new vessel


2:53pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A THRIVING wind farm company has launched a new vessel at Brightlingsea.

Commuters face long delays after problems on road and rail

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

9:21am Tuesday 26th August 2014

COMMUTERS suffered a bank holiday hangover in north Essex this morning with road and rail delays.

Police stop and search powers to be restricted

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

9:05am Tuesday 26th August 2014

NEW controls to reduce the number of people being stopped and searched by police in Essex are being introduced today.

WW2 grenade found during house clearance


3:53pm Monday 25th August 2014

WORKERS clearing out a home stumbled upon a Second World War grenade thought to be live.



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