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Cop this! Old police station on the market for £175k

Gazette: Closed in January, Brightlingsea police station

6:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

HERE’S an arresting investment opportunity...the chance to buy your very own police station.

Anger as limited resources mean police can't close roads for remembrance parade


4:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

FURIOUS villagers have slammed Essex Police after top cops confirmed they do not have the resources to help at Thorpe’s memorial parade.

Police chief urges parents to remain vigilant after pervert accosted boys

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

4:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

EXTRA police patrols have been put in place after two teenage boys were accosted in Clacton.

Two men appear in court charged with attempted murder

Gazette: Colchester Magistrates' Court

3:41pm Friday 24th October 2014

TWO men were stabbed and had boiling water thrown at them during an attack at a house, a court heard.

Clacton man Junaid Hamidi, 28, charged with murder in Grimsby

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

2:16pm Friday 24th October 2014

A CLACTON man has appeared in court charged with murder.

Top harpist to dazzle with solo shows


2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A CLASSICALLY trained harpist is hosting two recitals.

Motorists advised to avoid M25 following earlier crash


12:55pm Friday 24th October 2014

MOTORISTS are advised to avoid the M25 following a multi-vehicle collision on the Essex bound track of the motorway.

Tornados to whip up a storm on stage in Clacton


12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE band who played alongside Britain’s answer to Elvis are back on tour.

Men to appear in court charged with attempted murder following stabbings in Clacton


10:47am Friday 24th October 2014

Two men will be appearing in court today charged with attempted murder following the stabbing of two men in Clacton.

Maternity unit in open day play to mums-to-be


10:00am Friday 24th October 2014

WOULD-BE mums are being urged to have a behind-the-scenes look at Clacton Hospital’s maternity unit in a bid to get more women to use it.

Joshua sings with celeb Scherzinger in fundraiser


9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A BRAVE youngster from Clacton took to the stage with Nicole Scherzinger as part of a special cancer campaign.

UPDATED 4PM: Man bailed after two boys accosted in Clacton


8:04am Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure and sexual touching after two teenage boys were accosted.

Can you help sell poppies to boost appeal?

Gazette: Royal British Legion
Poppy Appeal (9853659)

7:30am Friday 24th October 2014

AN appeal has been launched for volunteers to sell remembrance poppies in Walton.

Fury after human excrement is found at railway station entrance


4:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A RAIL passengers group has criticised vandals for dumping human excrement at Frinton train station.

Accosting suspect released without charge - investigation still underway

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

3:20pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAJOR investigation into accosting incidents in Clacton is still underway after a suspect was released without charge.

All tease and no sleaze as burlesque show comes to Clacton


3:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BRITAIN’s biggest burlesque extravaganza arrives in Clacton tomorrow.

Pensioner fights back in vicious sledgehammer raid


2:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A HAVE-A-GO hero was hit in the face with a sledgehammer during a vicious robbery at his home.

Potty-mouthed puppets to hit Clacton stage


1:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A POTTY-MOUTHED teenager and a gangsta rap-loving pensioner join ventriloquist Paul Zerdin for his latest stage show.

Suffering dad is denied vital cancer drug


12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE desperate family of a terminallyill cancer sufferer claim NHS red tape is preventing their father from getting vital treatment.

James Bond-style casino royale fundraiser to boost poppy appeal

Gazette: Sean Connery as James Bond.

11:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

HIGH rollers are invited to a James Bond themed casino evening to raise money for this year’s Poppy Appeal.

Fisherman treated for hypothermia after Frinton sea drama


9:54am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A PENSIONER was treated for hypothermia after he managed to swim ashore at Frinton yesterday.

Yobs wreak havoc with overnight graffiti spree


9:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

GRAFFITI vandals caused thousands of pounds of damage during a wrecking spree in Clacton.



7:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

School on red alert as pervert strikes... Cancer victim's anguish after being 'denied drugs lifeline'... Jaywick pensioner in sledgehammer horror... 'Rotten tomato' grows into 12ft TREE!

Man arrested over Clacton accostings

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

6:23pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure and sexual touching.

Developers put forward their own plans for massive new estates in Tendring


6:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DEVELOPERS and landowners have proposed their own huge new housing estates for thousands of homes in Tendring.

Incredulous planning boss hits back at Colchester MP's "pitiful" comments following homes spat

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

4:19pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

INCREDULOUS planning bosses in Tendring have hit back at Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell following a spat over homes planned for the district’s boundary.

Healthcare staff celebrate 630 years of service


2:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A COMBINED 630 years of service to the NHS has been celebrated with 24 staff from community healthcare provider, Anglian Community Enterprise (ACE).

Opticians weigh in for guide dog good cause


3:38pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

STAFF at an opticians in Clacton spent a week raising cash to boost guide dogs.

Camerawatch campaign launched to target speeders

Gazette: Members of Community Speedwatch

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A SPEED watch campaign has been launched in a bid to make drivers slow down.

Recruitment drive to fill major nursing shortage


10:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

HOSPITAL bosses hope a major recruitment drive will help fill a shortage in qualified nurses.

Coastguards find the source of mysterious flashing light

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

9:10am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

COASTGUARDS were sent out to investigate a mysterious flashing light at sea.

Countdown on for community groups to apply for funding boost

Gazette: CASH WINDFALL: The 4Together AAP has awarded grants to 18 groups

7:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE countdown is on for voluntary and community groups across Essex to apply for grant funding.

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.



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