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Hospital spending crackdown launched to tackle huge losses


5:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A CRACKDOWN on overtime and more spending checks are being planned to tackle multi-million pound losses at Colchester’s hospitals.

Don't become a victim - Police offer security tips to protect residents


4:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

SECURITY advice is being offered by Essex Police as the nights grow longer.

MP attacks plans to build Tendring homes near Colchester


2:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

COLCHESTER MP Sir Bob Russell has labelled Tendring's plans to build up to 3,000 homes on the town’s doorstep as a “planning outrage”.

Body cam experiment helps cops tackle domestic abuse

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

12:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

BODY worn cameras have helped to convict more violent partners in Essex.

Energy scheme to help residents slash living costs

Gazette: Essex County Council are reducing the Youth Services budget

9:59am Tuesday 21st October 2014

ESSEX residents are being encouraged to reduce their cost of living by joining the Big Community Switch campaign.

Thieves steal van and £6,000 of tools in Clacton

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

3:34pm Monday 20th October 2014

THIEVES stole a handyman’s van including a ladder and £6,000 of tools from Hayes Road in Clacton.

Police hunt for man after teenage boys are accosted

Gazette: A man died after he was assaulted at a party being held at his partner's house, police said

3:06pm Monday 20th October 2014

TWO teenage boys were accosted by a man in two separate incidents in Clacton at the weekend.

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.

Victims of con artists urged to contact Action Fraud

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

10:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

VICTIMS of fraudsters and con artists in Essex are being offered advice from Action Fraud.

Garden bins areabig hit

Gazette: County residents get their say on garden waste changes

7:30am Monday 20th October 2014

GARDEN waste weighing more than the equivalent of two blue whales has been collected from homes in the first five months of a trial scheme.

Rice and easy does it as care home stages Oriental night


5:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

EAST met west as a taste of the orient came to a Clacton care home.

Council to sell former offices


12:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A RUN-DOWN former office building has been put up for sale in a bid to cut costs and raise cash.

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.

4G mobile broadband could hit TV signals

Gazette: FAST FORWARD: Network claims it will have Durham's first 4G network by Christmas

9:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

TV signals could be hit when new 4G mobile broadband services are launched in Clacton.

Search off after van man comes forward


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.

Life lessons from authors


5:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

TOP authors visited a Tendring school to talk to youngsters about their experiences.

Visit gives students musical inspiration

Gazette: Chamber Music on Vanbrugh Hill

12:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

MUSIC students at Clacton Coastal Academy were treated to an inspirational visit by their counterparts at the prestigious Chetham’s Music School in Manchester.

Fall victim backing calls for street light switch-on

Gazette: Faulty cable that caused Watford power cut fixed

9:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

AMAN who tripped and fell after a night out, breaking his arm in two places, has supported calls for residents to fund a Tendring street lights switch-on.

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.

Tricks and treats with magician star Paul


10:00am Friday 17th October 2014

BRITAIN’s most famous illusionist is returning to Clacton for an evening of magic and comedy.

Pigeon post: Pupils try another type of air mail


6:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

SCHOOL children sent secret messages using racing pigeons as part of a project to teach youngsters the important role birds played in the First World War.

Lion quiz night in aid of RNLI

Gazette: Clacton to get new lifeboat this summer

4:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

CLACTON Lions will hold a quiz night tomorrow to raise cash for the RNLI.

New eye suite at Essex County Hospital


2:37pm Friday 17th October 2014

A RETINAL suite has been created and two nurse specialists appointed in a major investment in hospital eye services in Colchester.

Join Peppa and the gang


2:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

AN all-singing, all-dancing escapade with a children’s television favourite is in Clacton this week.

Police helicopter in airborne search over Clacton


12:59pm Friday 17th October 2014

THE police helicopter joined the search for a suspicious vehicle after it activated a number plate recognition camera.

Josh adds his voice to battle against cancer


12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

A COURAGEOUS youngster from Clacton will be standing up to cancer as he takes to the stage with Nicole Scherzinger.

Passengers urged: back our campaign for 40 minute train journeys from Colchester to London

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

11:57am Friday 17th October 2014

PASSENGERS have been asked to back a campaign calling for trains to run from Colchester to London Liverpool Street in just 40 minutes.

Guest speaker: "Unfair way to portray town"


10:47am Friday 17th October 2014

GUEST speaker JOHN HYDE, of Hackney, formerly of Chapman Road, Clacton, on the portrayal of Clacton during the town's high-profile by-election:

Tie a yellow ribbon round the lamppost plea

Gazette: Faulty cable that caused Watford power cut fixed

7:30am Friday 17th October 2014

STREETLIGHT campaigners are staging a Bonfire Night protest against the big switch-off.

Sites are earmarked for 12,000 new homes


6:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

DETAILED plans of where thousands of new homes are set to be built in Tendring have finally been revealed.

Wildlife man Chris set to pack ’em in

Gazette: Wildlife expert Chris Packham with a special friend

4:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

WILDLIFE lovers are in for a treat when one of the UK’s leading experts visits the West Cliff Theatre.

£200 earrings snatched in Clacton burglary

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

2:49pm Thursday 16th October 2014

CROOKS escaped with a £200 pair of white gold and pearl earrings after breaking into a Clacton home.

Councillor bailed again over fraud

Gazette: Pierre Oxley, chairman of Clacton's chamber of commerce

2:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A PROMINENT councillor arrested on suspicion of fraud against Sport England has been rebailed.

UPDATED 11.50am: Video - Man stabbed in Brightlingsea


8:53am Thursday 16th October 2014

A MAN has been taken to hospital with a serious neck injury after an incident in Brightlingsea.

72-year-old hit in the face with sledgehammer during brutal burglary in Jaywick


12:30pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A 72-YEAR-OLD man was hit in the face with a sledgehammer during a brutal burglary at his home in Jaywick.

Midwives' pay protest


12:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

ANGRY midwives walked out of Clacton Hospital for four hours over a pay dispute.

‘Jobs fair’s return shows we’re open for business’


10:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

MORE than 150 jobs are up for grabs at a bumper careers fair in Clacton.

UPDATED: 10.30am Train signalling fault fixed

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

8:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

COMMUTERS are facing delays of up to 45 minutes on the trains this morning due to a signalling problem.



7:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

12,000 new homes - find out if they're coming your way

Have your say over future of maternity services in Clacton

Gazette: Save Our Baby Services

6:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A PUBLIC consultation which will help decide the fate of Clacton’s maternity unit starts this week.

Campaigners fight to stop village estate


4:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

VILLAGERS have come out in force to protest against plans to expand their village by a quarter.

Community unites at civic service


3:38pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

HUNDREDS of people attended a procession and church service to celebrate community spirit in Brightlingsea.

Man arrested in connection with serious assault in Walton

Gazette: Essex Police to end funding arrangement for PCSOs

1:40pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A MAN wanted in connected with a serious assault has been arrested by police.

Smash closes A133 at Weeley Heath

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

8:48am Wednesday 15th October 2014

AN accident has closed the A133 at Weeley Heath this morning.

'Gimp Man of Essex' celebrates raising £1,000 for charity


6:43pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

IF you live in Essex, there is a good chance you have probably spotted one of the county’s most unusual fundraisers.

County Hall "fat cats" could see their free meals scrapped

Gazette: Essex County Hall

3:30pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

COUNTY Hall fat cats could have their free meals scrapped.

Help decide how crimes should be punished


2:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

HELP make the punishment fit the crime in Essex.

Pregnant Kate Middleton scarecrow dazzles contest judges


12:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS created a top line-up of super scarecrows for a competition – including a Duchess of Cambridge lookalike, complete with baby bump.

Scheme to extend home stay for elderly could save £35million

Gazette: Thirty six officers at Essex County Council pocketed more than £100,000

10:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A NEW programme designed to keep older people at home longer could save £35million.

Dolly good show for superfan John


9:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

PENSIONER John Gubbins stopped working “nine to five” years ago, but he is still Dolly Parton’s number one fan.



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