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Man jailed for 20 years after attacking baby girl

Gazette: Chelmsford Crown Court

2:32pm Friday 31st October 2014

A MAN has been jailed for 20 years for causing life changing injuries to a 10-week old baby girl in his care in a "heinous" crime.

£36mil works to protect cliffs are taking shape - PICS


4:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A MAJOR £36million project to save Clacton’s cliffs from crumbling into the sea is making “significant progress”.

Clocks snatched by crooks in Holland-on-Sea burglary


2:32pm Friday 31st October 2014

CROOKS snatched two clocks and a china figurine after smashing their way into a Holland-on-Sea home.

Why not make a knight of it at Clacton theatre?

Gazette: The Barron Knights

2:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

ARGUABLY one of the most entertaining groups from the 1960s and 70s are returning to Clacton.

Firefighters set for new strikes

Gazette: ONGAR: Fire on school roof

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

PEOPLE are being advised to attend organised firework displays rather than host their own after more firefighter strikes were announced.

Band tops Spirit of the Dog fundraiser

Gazette: COLLECTING: Ten charities have permission.

10:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A LIVE band is set to perform songs from throughout the decades at a charity dance.

Crimestoppers plea to help find sex attacker

Gazette: Illegal resident held in Swindon wedding scam fear

9:10am Friday 31st October 2014

CRIME-FIGHTING charity Crimestoppers is offering a reward for information after a sexual assault in Clacton.

Blog's credit to 'maverick' MP Carswell

Gazette: Douglas Carswell: Campaign deserves support

8:00am Friday 31st October 2014

CLACTON MP Douglas Carswell has been named “backbench maverick of the decade” by an influential political blog.

'Between a rock and a hard place' over plans for 12,000 homes


7:30am Friday 31st October 2014

PLANNING officers have told residents that Tendring Council has no choice over whether 12,000 new homes are built in the district.

Walton superhead is officially the best in the country


4:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

HEADTEACHER Benedick Ashmore-Short is officially top of the class.

Foodbanks in Christmas call for vital festive supplies


3:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

DWINDLING supplies at Tendring’s foodbanks need to be restocked in time for Christmas.

Man in court on charge of murdering brother


2:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN from Jaywick has appeared in court accused of killing his brother.

Hot stuff! Saucy night in Clacton with Adonis stars


1:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

MUSCLEBOUND hunks are set to wow their female fans when they take to the stage at the Princes Theatre in the UK’s original male glamour show.

Free sacks of spuds for elderly and housebound residents


12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

ELDERLY and housebound readers of the Frinton and Walton Gazette could benefit from a free gift of potatoes next month – thanks to Frinton Rotary Club.

Sanctuary horses surrounded by exploding fireworks after irresponsible yob attack


11:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

AN outraged animal sanctuary boss has slammed irresponsible yobs who sparked panic by launching fireworks at a paddock full of horses.

Radio 1 is coming to Frinton! Star DJs to broadcast from school after comp win


10:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

RADIO 1 will broadcast from Tendring Technology College for a day after the school won a national competition.

Stage school students prepare spectacular show for Clacton


9:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

STAGE school students are preparing a spectacular musical for all the family.

County Hall boss: It's up to you to help us save £237 million

Gazette: County councillor David Finch, head of finance at Essex County Council.

8:05am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE leader of Essex County Council has asked you to help it save £200,000 a day by picking up litter or checking on elderly neighbours.

The hunt for Clacton's serial sex pest


8:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

YOUNG boys are being warned not to go out alone this half term after a pervert struck for the fifth time in Clacton.



7:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

- Major police warning as the spate of sex pest attacks continues in Clacton

Chefs aim to cook up a storm - on netball pitch for charity


6:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A TEAM of chefs may have bitten off more than they can chew after taking on an ace women’s netball team in a charity shoot-out.

Prize piglets - David's snap is a winner!


4:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

WHEN budding photographer David Smith treated wife Denise to a romantic wedding anniversary on a pig farm he never dreamed he’d end up with the snap of his life.

Getting in the swim for charity


3:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

TWO pals created a splash for charity by swimming more than a mile along Clacton’s Sunshine Coast.

Tragic Diamond honoured after her organs help save the lives of four children


2:41pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A NINE-MONTH-OLD baby - whose organs were donated after her death - has helped save the lives of four children.

School bootcamp will boost standards


2:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A NEW bootcamp for toddlers’ teachers is being set up in a bid to improve school standards.

£170m upgrade work planned for Greater Anglia rail line in 2015

Gazette: Record number of trains arriving on time

1:06pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Major evening and weekend upgrade work will take place on our region’s railway line next year.

Dream come true for Jack as he dances his way to a top role


12:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A TEENAGER has won a prestigious theatre role after beating more than 700 other hopefuls.

Models walk the walk at fashionable fundraiser


10:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

VOLUNTEER models sashayed down the catwalk for a fashion show fundraiser which raised £1,500.

Frinton enjoys its best year for tourism


9:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A FRINTON firm has recorded its best-ever year for holiday lets and beach hut rentals as holidaymakers flocked to the town.

Day of action over dog mess

Gazette: Summer dog ban in force for Tendring beaches

7:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A BID to clamp down on dog mess in Clacton seafront has been hailed a success.

Woman reported missing from her home found safe and well

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

9:40am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A WOMAN reported missing from her home in Clacton has been found safe and well

Vital support service Teen Talk finds a new home

Gazette: Clacton library

6:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A CONFIDENTIAL advice service for young people has reopened its doors in Clacton.

UPDATED 5.25pm: Firefighters tackle Brightlingsea blaze

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

4:24pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Firefighters are tackling a blaze at a boat yard in Brightlingsea.

Place your bets! Casino fun at care home


4:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

RESIDENTS were flushed with success at a special care home casino in Jaywick.

Join Armistice Day service in Clacton


2:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

AN Armistice Day service will be held outside Clacton Town Hall on November 11.

Detectives link pervert to five incidents across Clacton


1:54pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

DETECTIVES are linking five incidents in which a pervert has accosted boys and young men across Clacton.

Young dancers given the chance to take centre stage with pros


12:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

YOUNG dance stars from a Frinton stage school were invited to perform alongside top pros in a Clacton ballet.

UPDATED: Cyclist robbed at knifepoint in Colchester


11:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A CYCLIST has been robbed at knifepoint in Colchester.

MP Carswell backs bill for in-out referendum

Gazette: Douglas Carswell: Campaign deserves support

10:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

DOUGLAS Carswell has backed a backbench Conservative’s bill for an in-out referendum on Europe.

21 arrested during week long operation targeting foreign criminals in Essex


10:06am Tuesday 28th October 2014

21 PEOPLE were arrested in Essex as part of a week long campaign to target foreign criminality across the country.

Clacton academy wins flagship award


9:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

AN academy in Clacton has been awarded a special “flagship” status for the third year running.

New firms could get discount on rates to encourage business


7:30am Tuesday 28th October 2014

NEW small firms starting up in Tendring could be in line for a 50 per cent discount in their business rates.

Police release efit image of man after boys accosted in Clacton


10:44am Monday 27th October 2014

POLICE investigating a number of reported incidents of accosting and suspicious behaviour in Clacton have released an efit image of a man they are looking to speak to.

Hot summer saw soaring demands on lifesavers


6:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

LIFE-SAVERS on the Sunshine Coast’s beaches saw the number of incidents almost double over the summer, figures have revealed.

Hundreds seek new jobs at massive careers fair event


4:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

MORE than 1,500 jobseekers turned out to a bumper careers fair in Clacton to fight it out for 250 local jobs.

No strings attached as Pinocchio graces Clacton stage


2:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

CATCHY songs, stunning scenery and spectacular glow-in-the-dark puppetry is promised at Starbright’s production of Pinocchio, at Clacton’s Princes Theatre.

Smashing pumpkin creations by allotment growers


12:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

TOP growers showed off their skills by creating mammoth pumpkins in an allotmenteer showdown.

Council accused of dropping the ball on fuel fund cash and leaving residents in the cold

Gazette: Fury at plans to cut meals on wheels

10:00am Monday 27th October 2014

OPPOSITION councillors claim residents living in fuel poverty across Essex have missed out on a share of £88million.

Police look to add more special officers to boost street presence


7:30am Monday 27th October 2014

ESSEX Police wants to double its number of special constables in Clacton.

Campaigners' relief as avenue demolition bid is stalled


4:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL development which sparked a campaign to save Frinton’s exclusive avenues has been turned down by planners.



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