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UKIP: We're coming for your sear Mr Carswell!

Gazette: Ukip’s Roger Lord – “the world has moved on”

6:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

UKIP claims a Conservative MP’s days are numbered in Clacton after naming its own General Election hopeful.

School dazzles with Tempest performance


4:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A FRINTON school signed off the year in style by dazzling audiences with a successful show.

Fire crews called to blaze at industrial unit in St Osyth

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

4:02pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to 12 cars on fire at an industrial unit in St Osyth.

Wildlife enthusiasts wowed by TV presenter David Bellamy


1:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Renowned presenter and environmental campaigner David Bellamy was among the experts who enthralled wildlife enthusiasts with guided talks and tours.

Fun at the fayre - top turnout for village event


12:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

HUNDREDS of smiling faces turned out for Jaywick’s summer fayre, with organisers hailing it as the best ever.

Man punched in face during street robbery in Clacton

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

10:14am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A MAN was punched in the face during a violent street-robbery in Clacton.

Spectacular statue to commemorate VC winner


10:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A STATUE commemorating a Walton war hero is set to be unveiled on the town’s seafront next week.

Lights out for lanterns on council land

Gazette: chinese-lantern.jpg

7:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

CHINESE lanterns could be outlawed on all council land in Tendring.

Desperate appeal to hep charity save Barnabus


6:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

A CHARITY is appealing for big-hearted Gazette readers to help save a man’s life in Africa.

Parade to mark First World War centenery


4:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

A PARADE will be held in Clacton next to mark the centenary of the beginning of the First World War.

Number of Tendring traveller sites to nearly double


2:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

THE number of traveller sites in the Tendring district needs to almost double over the next 20 years, council bosses have been told.

Cabbies in plea to carry adverts


12:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

HARD-up cabbies in Clacton are pleading for the green light to put adverts on their taxis to drum up extra cash.

Colchester parks win new awards


10:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Colchester's award-winning Castle Park has been recognised again.

Fears over Clacton landmark as Venetian Bridge starts cracking up


5:37pm Monday 28th July 2014

WORK has been carried out to prop up Clacton's famous Venetian Bridge after a piece of concrete fell off.

Clacton gardens in stunning shape for the summer


7:30am Monday 28th July 2014

BLOOMING heck! Busy park rangers have planted a staggering 200,000 plants as Tendring gears up for the summer season.

Robber flees empty handed after struggle with security guard over cash box

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

3:31pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A WOULD-be robber fled empty-handed after a struggle with a security guard outside a Tesco Express store in Clacton.

Smoke and fumes force residents from their home

Gazette: Free parking permits for Tendring residents

3:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

AN elderly couple claim they are being forced out of their holiday park home by smoke and fumes from a nearby incinerator.

Councillors call for action over crumbling pub roof danger


12:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

COUNCILLORS have called for urgent action to prevent a pub’s roof crumbling on to unsuspecting pedestrians below.

7-year-old girl pulled from sea following near-drowning in Walton

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

11:28am Sunday 27th July 2014

A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD girl almost drowned while swimming in the sea off Walton beach.

Elderly woman left distraught after bag is snatched from car

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

10:11am Sunday 27th July 2014

AN elderly woman has been left distraught after an opportunist thief swiped her handbag in a supermarket car park.

Seafront paddling pool in line for revamp


9:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

A SEAFRONT paddling pool could get a new lease of life after becoming silted up with mud.

Woman suffers from smoke inhalation following kitchen blaze

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

7:36pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A WOMAN in her fifties was treated for smoke inhalation following a fire at her home in St Osyth.

Police appeal for help to catch would-be robber

4:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

DETECTIVES are appealing for help to catch would-be mugger following a brazen attempted robbery in broad daylight in Clacton.

Burglars target homes across Tendring

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

3:47pm Saturday 26th July 2014

BURGLARS have made of with hundreds of pounds of goods following a spate of burglaries across Tendring.

Dog show to boost air ambulance cause

Gazette: COLLECTING: Ten charities have permission.

12:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A DOG show is being held in Weeley in aid of Essex Air Ambulance.

Plans launched for new homes and football stadium


9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

PLANS for a football stadium and 65 new homes between Clacton and Holland-on-Sea have been submitted.

It's A Knockout fundraiser back at cricket club after smashing success


6:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

CLACTON Cricket Club brings back the It’s A Knockout Challenge after its success last year.

Elton tribute act to get Clacton theatre rocking

Gazette: IT’S A LITTLE BIT FUNNY: Paul Bacon’s amazing Ultimate Elton show is at The Rock in Weymouth tonight

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

AN award-winning tribute act will have Clacton’s Princes Theatre crocodilerocking this weekend.

No-one puts this show in the corner! Dirty Dancing tribute set for Clacton


2:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A TRIBUTE to one of the greatest soundtracks in music history is coming to the West Cliff theatre.

Gwappling gwapenuts! TV nature guru David Bellamy comes to Brightlingsea

Gazette: Meet botanist David Bellamy at Butterfly World

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

TELEVISION presenter David Bellamy is meeting wildlife enthusiasts during a weekend of special activities.

Beach-goer taken to hospital after suffering chest pains

Gazette: Body washed up on Walton beach

10:00am Friday 25th July 2014

PARAMEDICS took a man to hospital after he started to suffer chest pains on the beach in Walton.

Police taser use skyrockets


7:30am Friday 25th July 2014

TASERS shooting up to 50,000 volts of electricity into people are being deployed five times as often as two years ago in Essex.

£10k 'golden hello' bonus bid to save struggling surgeries

Gazette: Frinton's Caradoc surgery

4:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

DOCTORS will be offered massive cash bonuses to tempt them into surgeries on the brink of collapse due to staff shortages.

New centre to tackle hate crime trend in Clacton


3:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

POLICE fear hundreds of hate-fuelled crimes are going unreported in Tendring.

Angry allotment owner plots to battle chicken ban


2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

AN angry allotment owner has hit out at plans to ban chickens from her plot.

Naked cyclists vow to return to Clacton after latest coast ride


1:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL naked bike ride through Clacton will return to the town again next year.

Multi-million pound scheme to save our coast is underway


12:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A MAJOR £36million scheme to save Clacton from crumbling into the sea has finally started.

Shops snub cheap booze ban designed to slash drunken town centre crime

Gazette: Mid-life alcohol and drugs crisis in East Lancashire

11:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A BID to ban sales of cut-price super-strength booze in Clacton has been snubbed by most major shops.

Family's home destroyed by lightning storm


10:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A YOUNG family have spoken of the moment their home was turned into a fireball after being hit by a massive lightning bolt.



7:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

£100k benefit cheat avoids jail sentence

Homes plans put on hold

Gazette: Carlo Guglielmi, councillor for planning at Tendring Council.

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BLUEPRINTS for 32 high-quality new homes in Great Bentley have been put on hold.

Air ambulance called to unconscious man

Gazette: Herts Air Ambulance lands at North Weald.

4:27pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AN air ambulance was called to the aid of a young man in Clacton who had fallen unconscious after following a fit.

UPDATED: Teenage boy arrested on suspicion of rape


2:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A TEENAGE boy has been arrested following an alleged rape by a footpath

Finch to House of Lords: revoke Hanningfield's peerage

Gazette: Hanningfield could be suspended from Lords in new storm on expenses

12:42pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE leader of Essex County Council has called on the House of Lords to revoke Lord Hanningfield’s peerage.

New trial scheme to improve accident and emergency hospital care

Gazette: Colchester General Hospital

12:24pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FOUR week trial which will see GPs treat some patients who arrive at Colchester's A&E department has been agreed.

Ambulance crews kept busy by extreme weather

Gazette: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

11:35am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AMBULANCE staff experienced their busiest weekend of the year as temperatures soared.

Coastguards rescue stranded man from marshland

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

8:59am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

WALTON’S coastguard team was sent to rescue a man who had become stranded in an area of marshland after being cut off by the tide.

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.



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