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Hospital revamp to slash waiting times

Gazette: Colchester General Hospital

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A REVAMP of Colchester General Hospital’s outpatients department is set to reduce patient waiting times.

Ambulance chiefs need 999-user feedback to boost service

Gazette: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AMBULANCE bosses are seeking the views and experiences of people who have used their 999 services to help make improvements.

RSPCA appeal after backwater birds are shot dead


2:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after three birds were found dead with suspected shot wounds on the Walton Backwaters.

Train operator launches summer ticket campaign

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

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TRAIN operator Greater Anglia has launched a new campaign designed to give families a day out in London.

Frinton headteacher set to retire

Gazette: Frinton school told to improve by watchdog

10:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A FRINTON headteacher is set to retire and will leave the school at Christmas.

School arrives at the leading edge

Gazette: Tendring Technology College hailed outstanding by Ofsted

7:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A TENDRING school has been handed the prestigious “leading edge” status.

Town's bid for flower power gold


6:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

FRINTON is hoping flower power will see the town go for gold for the sixth year running at the Anglia in Bloom awards.

Lightning strike destroys young family's home


5:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A family have been left homeless after a lightning strike set their bungalow on fire.

No plans for high speed rail project


4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE Government has no plans to extend a high speed rail project to Essex, a minister has confirmed.

New figures reveal major concerns over nursing levels

Gazette: Colchester General Hospital

2:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

NOT enough nurses are working on many wards at Colchester General Hospital, new figures reveal.

MP amazed by studio school growth


12:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

STUDENTS in Clacton have been praised as their school continues to grow.

Pupils aim high with Apprentice-style session

Gazette: Essex University

10:00am Monday 21st July 2014

STUDENTS from across north Essex took part in an Apprentice-style challenge as they work towards their English GCSE qualification.

Theatre organisers need dancers for special show

Gazette: Organisers of famous summer theatre call for support in anniversary year

7:30am Monday 21st July 2014

THEATRE organisers are searching for dancers to take part in a special production.

Tarzan movie-makers head to town for blockbuster filming


3:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

HOLLYWOOD movie-makers descended on Brightlingsea to shoot a new Tarzan blockbuster – but the stars were nowhere to be seen.

Cyclist threatened by teenage pair who steal his bike

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

2:53pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Two teenagers threatened to punch a cyclist in order to steal his bike.

Family set for mammoth bike ride to battle prostate cancer


12:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A FAMILY is raising thousands of pounds to battle prostate cancer after being hit four times by the disease.

Dog charity calls for help to buy land


9:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

A CHARITY saving dogs from death row is in desperate need of more space as it struggles to cope with the high number of pets in need.

Police issue e-fit of burglary suspect


4:54pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Detectives have issued an image of one of two men suspected of a burglary in Dovercourt.

Pre-school's joy at award nod


3:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A NEWLY opened pre-school could be crowned the best in the country after being shortlisted for a prestigious award.

Pistorious posts pic of disabled Clacton youngster


12:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A MUM has spoken of her surprise after Oscar Pistorius posted a picture of himself with her disabled daughter to his 356,000 Twitter followers as his murder trial draws to a close.

New discount store brings 70 jobs to town

Gazette: DIY superstore in Clacton to shut

9:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

A NEW discount superstore is to open in Clacton, creating 70 jobs.

Houses struck by lightning during storm

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

9:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

A family of four has been made homeless after their house was struck by lightning.

Youngsters raise charity cash with space-themed toddle


6:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

INTERGALACTIC youngsters took part in a space-themed toddle to raise money for charity.

Britain's Got Talent ventriloquist set for Clacton stage

Gazette: Steve Hewlett, right, with Simon Cowell, and the star's dummy

4:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

A BRITAIN’S Got Talent star performs his brand new stage show in Clacton this week.

Damaged sewer sparks traffic delays

Gazette: Burst main leaves 38 homes without water

2:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

MOTORISTS face weeks of traffic chaos after a sewer collapsed in one of Clacton's busiest roads.

Massive investment for thriving Clacton holiday park


12:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

BUSINESS is booming at a holiday park as a £500,000 development nears completion.

MP brands naked bike ride "offensive exhibitionism"


10:00am Friday 18th July 2014

AN MP has slammed this weekend’s controversial naked bike ride through Clacton as “offensive exhibitionism”.

Commuters face morning of train chaos

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

8:22am Friday 18th July 2014

PEOPLE are being advised not to travel on train services to London Liverpool Street due to long delays.

Resident anger as 12,000 home vision is agreed

Gazette: Fury at plans to cut meals on wheels

7:30am Friday 18th July 2014

RESIDENTS clashed with councillors as Tendring Council’s “vision” for 12,000 new homes in the district went under the spotlight.

Beach patrol heroes restart man's heart three times


3:30pm Thursday 17th July 2014

HEROIC members of a beach patrol team restarted a man’s heart an astonishing THREE times as they battled to save his life.

"Sick" vandals daub red paint across soldier's grave


3:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

VANDALS have launched a sickening attack on the grave of a soldier who died in the First World War, just weeks before the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the conflict.

Campaigners celebrate maternity victory after U-turn


2:30pm Thursday 17th July 2014

CAMPAIGNERS are claiming victory after NHS bosses did a U-turn on the future of maternity units in Clacton and Harwich.

Villagers bid to evict travellers after play area is damaged


2:11pm Thursday 17th July 2014

ANGRY villagers are seeking a court order to evict travellers who have set up camp in Weeley.

Sainsbury's moving into exclusive Frinton avenue


12:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A TOP supermarket chain is set to build a new store in Frinton’s famous Connaught Avenue.

Suspected drug den closed after police raid


10:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

POLICE closed down a suspected Clacton drugs den in a dramatic raid.

Friends Forever picture special - only in today's Gazette


9:44am Thursday 17th July 2014

Don't miss hundreds of smiling faces in our eight-page Friends Forever souvenir pull-out. Only in today's Gazette



7:30am Thursday 17th July 2014

Victory as u-turn saves maternity units... Sainsbury's to open in Frinton... Surgery manager admits £50k fraud... Anger as WW1 soldier's grave vandalised... Primary school leavers picture special... Travellers take over Naze and Weeley... Cops swoop on notorious crackhouse

Colchester's hospitals are still not safe enough, inspectors rule

Gazette: Patients face longer waits at Colchester General Hospital following cancer scandal

12:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

TREATMENT at Colchester’s hospitals is still not safe enough despite the best efforts of frontline doctors and nurses, inspectors have ruled.

Social media success for domestic violence campaign

Gazette: Plans are being drawn up for a Shildon mobile phone app

6:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

MILLIONS of people have been made aware of a new domestic violence campaign in Essex.

Most trains hit time targets

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

4:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

NINE out of ten mainline trains in north Essex arrived on time last month.

Council hails major drop in pothole numbers

Gazette: Extent of pothole-riddled roads revealed

3:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

THE number of pot holes on Essex roads have dropped by 20 per cent in just three months.

Lack of hospital nurses at Colchester General Hospital laid bare

Gazette: Colchester General Hospital

2:57pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

NOT enough nurses are working on many wards at Colchester General Hospital, new figures reveal.

Police commissioner picked to lead national board

Gazette: Nick Alston

1:20pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

ESSEX’S police and crime commissioner has been chosen to lead a national association.

Enjoy the sun while it lasts...severe rain warning for Essex this weekend

Gazette: Weather latest: Keep an umbrella handy

11:14am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Essex could enjoy blazing temperatures in the next few days, but the summer sunshine is set to come to an abrupt halt this weekend.

Walton coastguard team launched in yacht rescue

Gazette: Thames Coastguard station at Walton, earmarked for closure in September 2014.

9:20am Wednesday 16th July 2014

WALTON coastguard team was sent to help two people on a marooned sailing yacht.

Collapsed sewer could spell weeks of motoring misery

Gazette: Burst main leaves 38 homes without water

4:06pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

MOTORISTS face weeks of traffic chaos after a sewer collapsed in one of Clacton's busiest roads.

Scientists scoop up Brightlingsea water for global study


1:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

WATER samples from the Brightlingsea coast will form part of a global study into what lives in our oceans and sea.

Residents warned after spate of bogus council phone calls

Gazette: Hundreds woken by cold call promoting Government solar panel deal

12:50pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

FAKE phone calls have been made to households by people claiming to be from Essex County Council.

Bus company warned after inquiry

Gazette: Bus service changes planned

12:43pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A BUS company has been given a formal warning by licence bosses over its sloppy punctuality.

New £5k car park to beat football club congestion

Gazette: Free parking permits for Tendring residents

5:36pm Monday 14th July 2014

A NEW £5,000 overspill car park at Clacton’s football ground should cut down on traffic chaos on match days.



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