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23-year-old woman found murdered in Thailand is Essex University student Hannah Witheridge


6:13pm Monday 15th September 2014

A YOUNG woman murdered on a beach in Thailand has been named as Essex University student Hannah Witheridge.

Maternity unit future to be decided in delayed consultation

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

6:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

A MAJOR public consultation on the future of maternity services will be launched next month.

Care home Oz show hailed a success


4:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

THERE was no place like home when staff and residents staged The Wizard of Oz at York House, in Holland-on-Sea.

Firefighters tackle flat fire in Walton

Gazette: ONGAR: Fire on school roof

3:40pm Monday 15th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to an early morning flat blaze in Walton.

Fire crews tackling blaze at Holland-on-Sea bungalow

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

5:39pm Monday 15th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a blaze at a bungalow in Holland-on-Sea.

Families unite for special party with nurses


2:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

FAMILIES of children who were treated by nurses at Colchester General Hospital came together for a party.

Five candidates to fight county council by-election triggered by resignation of Ukip's Roger Lord


12:31pm Monday 15th September 2014

FIVE candidates will fight it out for the county council seat left vacant following the resignation of Ukip’s Roger Lord.

New domestic violence orders to keep victims safe

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

12:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

NEW orders are helping to keep victims of domestic violence safe, for a few weeks at least.

Theatre Friends quiz is just the ticket

Gazette: Community cinema back in action with smash hit rom-com

10:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A FUNDRAISING quiz is being staged by the Friends of Frinton Theatre.

School celebrates green light for new library

Gazette: Hamford head given prestigious invite

9:00am Monday 15th September 2014

PLANS for a new library at a Walton school have been given the green light.

North Essex Phones 4u stores close as company forced into administration


9:00am Monday 15th September 2014

PHONES 4u stores across north Essex have closed their doors today after the company was forced into administration.

Careline service set to be extended

Gazette: Vital service takes on new vehicles

7:30am Monday 15th September 2014

TENDRING Council’s Careline is to provide out-of-hours cover for a similar service in central Essex.

Firefighters called to kitchen blaze in Walton

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

6:43pm Sunday 14th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a home in Walton following a kitchen fire.

Council tax could freeze or drop

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4:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

TOWN hall bosses could freeze or even cut council tax next year, despite Government grants being slashed by £1.6million.

Frinton stylist Natasha goes global


2:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A FRINTON hair salon owner is set to travel across the big pond to share her hairdressing experience with a global audience.

Ukip is ready to rock politics


12:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

UKIP campaigners have come up with a sweet plan to woo Clacton by-election voters.

Man punched during violent street robbery by gang of five in Clacton

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

11:48am Sunday 14th September 2014

A MAN was robbed of a brand new mobile telephone during a violent street robbery in Clacton.

£20k target for Stanley's new wheelchair after mystery condition diagnosis


9:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

THE family of a youngster with a rare muscle condition has launched a massive fundraising drive to help them buy an powered wheelchair.

End of an era with popular holiday park set to close


4:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

TRADERS fear Walton will be hit hard by the closure of one of the town’s major caravan sites.

£11k work to stop car park flooding


2:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

THOUSANDS of pounds is being spent to prevent a town centre car park in Walton flooding.

60-year-old sailor discovered hypothermic and out of fuel off Clacton

12:48pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A 60-YEAR-OLD sailor was given shelter on board a commercial vessel after her was discovered in a small yacht off Clacton.

Star-studded line-up for Clacton theatre

Gazette: Joan Armatrading

12:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A GALAXY of stars, tribute performers and local talent have been signed up for the West Cliff Theatre’s upcoming autumn season.

'Linc was our rock star' - tributes to leisure centre boss


9:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a musician and leisure centre boss who has died after a long illness.

Frinton actor Giles Watling named as Tory candidate for by-election


8:09pm Thursday 11th September 2014

FRINTON actor Giles Watling has been named as the Tory candidate to take on defecting MP Douglas Carswell. 

Firm boss slams A-board thieves

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

6:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

A BUSINESSMAN has hit out at crooks who swiped his A-boards while he was at work in Frinton.

Hi-De-Hi! star to play the legendary Stan Laurel in role of a lifetime


4:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

HI-DE-HI! star Jeffrey Holland fulfils a lifetime ambition in his one-man show about legendary comedian Stan Laurel.

Tory MPs vow to campaign against Carswell

Gazette: Douglas Carswell: Campaign deserves support

3:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

TWO north Essex MPs have vowed to actively campaign against Douglas Carswell becoming Ukip’s first MP.

Comedy icon Ken heads back to Clacton for anniversary show

Gazette: Comedian Ken Dodd has blasted plans to demolish Dudley Hippodrome

2:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

A COMEDY icon is returning to Clacton for his 60th anniversary show.

Open day to dispel crematorium myths

Gazette: Crematorium to enter green space contest

12:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

AN open day is being held to “dispel the myths” surrounding cremation.

Violent thug launches appeal against conviction

Gazette: Jay Whiston trial: Assault thug Rhys Hennebry jailed for three years

10:22am Friday 12th September 2014

A VIOLENT thug is appealing against one of his convictions for affray.

Bloom crown for town


10:00am Friday 12th September 2014

FRINTON has blown away the competition to strike gold and clinch the title of best small town in the prestigious Anglia in Bloom competition.

Artwork set for high life in Walton tower


9:00am Friday 12th September 2014

A NEW set of art work is being installed at an iconic venue in Walton this week.

Family and friends mourn anniversary of teen's tragic death

Gazette: Jay David Whiston

7:30am Friday 12th September 2014

FAMILY and friends of murdered teenager Jay Whiston this week mourned the second anniversary of his death.

Ex-MP blasted over poll costs


3:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

TOWN Hall bosses have lambasted Mr Carswell for costing taxpayers an estimated £100,000 by quitting – despite the next General Election being just eight months away.

Carswell defends town over columnist's jibes

Gazette: Douglas Carswell: Campaign deserves support

2:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

TORY defector Douglas Carswell has hit back at former Conservative MP Matthew Parris after he made insulting comments about Clacton residents.

UPDATED: Road closed after four car smash

Gazette: A361 closed at Sampford Peverell

1:15pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A MAIN road has been closed off by police after a five car smash.

War heroes honoured by Russia 70 years after helping conquer Nazis


1:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

SURVIVORS of the notorious Arctic convoys which helped the Allies defeat the Nazis have been honoured by Russia.

Clacton man held the key to unmasking Jack the Ripper


12:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A CLACTON man played a vital role in solving one of the most infamous murder mysteries of all time.

£200k karting attraction is up and running on Clacton Pier


11:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

CLACTON Pier has hit top gear with a new £200,000 go kart track.

Killer's relatives to be released from prison


10:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

TWO men who tried to help a killer escape justice will be freed within weeks.

Land of hope - struggling Jaywick to help itself with £10m regeneration scheme


9:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

AN ambitious scheme which could finally turn around the fortunes of Jaywick has been unveiled by council bosses.

UPDATED: Fire in wood clad bungalow

Gazette: Fire Engine on the way to the scene.
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8:30am Thursday 11th September 2014

A WOMAN was rushed to hospital after a fire broke out in her home.



7:30am Thursday 11th September 2014

• The latest news on our MP saga, including:

TORY 'open primary' candidates for Clacton by-election are Frinton actor Giles Watling and Colchester councillor Sue Lissimore


9:40am Wednesday 10th September 2014

FRINTON actor Giles Watling and Colchester councillor Sue Lissimore will fight it out at an 'open primary' to be the Tory candidate to take on defecting MP Douglas Carswell.

Bid to cut the number of elderly domestic violence victims

Gazette: Nick Alston

6:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

ELDERLY victims of domestic violence are suffering in silence in Essex.

Brightlingsea skipper's rookie team clinches sailing competition win


4:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A SKIPPER with a crew of police cadets who had never sailed before has triumphed against international competition.

Hospital announces £2.4m defecit

Gazette: Colchester General Hospital

2:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A DEFECIT of £2.4million was recorded by the Colchester hospital trust in 2013/14.

Crooks could be punished again following police panel reviews

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

1:10pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

CROOKS who escaped with cautions for crimes including glassing victims in a pub and setting up a drugs factory could be punished again.

Clacton environmentalist Chris Southall is Green Party's by-election candidate


9:15am Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE Green Party has picked Clacton environmentalist Chris Southall to be their candidate for the by-election.

Two Clacton Tory councillors defect to Ukip


3:48pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

TWO Tory councillors have defected to Ukip.



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