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Detective sacked for accessing police data for personal use

Gazette: Essex Police Headquarters in Chelmsford

6:11pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A DETECTIVE who used sensitive police data for “a personal matter” has been sacked.

Hundreds already signed up for bike race

Gazette: Hundreds already signed up for bike race

6:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

ALMOST 500 cyclists have already signed up for the 21st Tour de Tendring next month.

Further fire strikes pencilled in for three days in May

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

5:12pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Firefighters in Essex will strike for three days in May as part of an ongoing row over pensions.

Musical treats in store for jazz fans

Gazette: Musical treats in store for jazz fans

4:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

THE final concert of the Stour Valley Arts and Music season is set to feature local jazz artists.

Sea festival could be best yet

Gazette: Sea festival could be best yet

2:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

PLANS are in full swing for this year’s Harwich Sea Festival.

Electric cable stolen from building in Harwich

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

1:08pm Thursday 24th April 2014

ELECTRIC cable and extension cable costing £3,000 has been stolen in Harwich.

Traders assess impact of potential new supermarket

Gazette: Two years later and no Tesco in sight

12:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

WHILE more supermarkets could boost competition will it hurt the high streets?

New heart service to help patients in Harwich

10:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

HEART patients in Harwich will be less likely to need scans in Colchester after a new service launched this week.

Road sign left dangerous for months

Gazette: Road sign left dangerous for months

7:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

A CONCERNED driver has hit out after waiting months for dangerous graffiti to be cleaned off a road sign which he says is a "fatal accident waiting to happen".

Light switch-off could have cost life

Gazette: Streetlight switch-off: County debates controversial policy

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A CYCLIST has slammed the decision to turn off the majority of the county’s streetlights after suffering serious injuries on his way to work.

Households save thousands with Essex Energy Switch

Gazette: Essex County Council

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HOUSEHOLDS across Essex have joined forces to save more than £250,000 on their gas and electricity bills.

Bobbies swapping beat for saddle for charity cycle

Gazette: Bobbies swapping beat for saddle for charity cycle

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A LEUKAEMIA sufferer has rounded up a team of cops to take part in a charity bike ride.

Police warning after sheds broken into in Wix

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

3:49pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BURGLARS have broken into three sheds in Wix.

Sat nav and iPhone chargers stolen from car

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

1:54pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A SAT NAV and two iPhone chargers were stolen after thieves broke into a car in Dovercourt.

Battle of the supermarkets: where is better value?

Gazette: Reporter Rebecca looks at which supermarkets offer best value

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WE pitted the current superstores in our area against the new proposed stores to find out who offers the better value for money.

Parking strife as new rules catch out drivers

Gazette: Parking strife as new rules catch out drivers

10:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PARKING outrage has returned to a town centre, as new restrictions are targeting unaware drivers.

Part of Mistley Quay collapses

Gazette: Part of Mistley Quay collapses

8:51am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WORK at Mistley Quay was affected and nieghbours left shocked after part of the quayside collapsed.

Student paramedics safe for calls says standards chief

Gazette: Marcus Bailey, interim consultant paramedic

7:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FOUR hundred student paramedics are being recruited directly by the region’s ambulance service because it can’t get enough qualified medics from the universities.

Mayflower Project holds top level talks with city council

Gazette: Mayflower project holds top level talks with city council

7:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BOSSES behind a project to recreate a historic ship have entered into top level talks with a city with strong links to the vessel.

Flytipping spoiling our community

Gazette: Flytipping spoiling our community

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

"UNACCEPTABLE" flytipping is spoiling towns and villages as irresponsible residents dump everything from sofas and beds to everyday houshold waste.

Close shave for mayor to raise charity cash

Gazette: Close shave for mayor to raise charity cash

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MAYOR has been robbed of his facial fuzz in the name of charity.

Russell's day in drag for charity

Gazette: Russell's day in drag for charity

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A CHARITABLE garage worker has taken things a step further in his quest to raise money for Cancer Research – by dressing up as a woman.

Helping the elderly and vulnerable on the home front

Gazette: Helping the elderly and vulnerable on the home front

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN initiative to help vulnerable elderly residents and families will be launched in Mistley.

Pat, 77, takes her first flight... and leaps back to earth

Gazette: Pat, 77, takes her first flight... and leaps back to earth

11:09am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

GRANDMOTHER Pat Newton’s first ever flight was one she won’t forget in a hurry - after she leapt out at 15,000 feet.

Morrisons favoured by people doing weekly shop

Gazette: Morrisons favoured by people doing weekly shop

10:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

MOST people in our area do their weekly shop in Morrisons.

Green receives protection after successful campaign

Gazette: Green receives protection after successful campaign

7:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

DELIGHTED campaigners are celebrating after Harwich Green was officially marked as having Village Green status.

Asda given go ahead for new filling station

Gazette: Do we need more supermarkets in Harwich and Manningtree?

6:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

A SUPERMARKET giant has been given the go-ahead to install a two-pump filling station at its Dovercourt store.

Unusual work required for Harwich Festival of the Arts

Gazette: Unusual work required for Harwich Festival of the Arts

4:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

FESTIVAL organisers are inviting people to submit art works of place that are not normally known as tourist destinations for an exhibition.

Towns’ tourist attractions put on the map

Gazette: Towns’ tourist attractions put on the map

2:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

VISITORS will now be able to find their way around Harwich and Dovercourt after new poster maps were put up.

Siblings cycle for hospice that helped dad

Gazette: Siblings cycle for hospice that helped dad

12:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

A BROTHER and sister cycling duo have helped raise more than £6,500 for St Helena Hospice in memory of their dad.

Do we need more supermarkets in Harwich and Manningtree?

Gazette: Do we need more supermarkets in Harwich and Manningtree?

10:00am Monday 21st April 2014

BOTH Harwich and Manningtree could see two new superstores built on their doorsteps in the coming years.

'I was forced to call in auditor' says resident

Gazette: Resident calls for end to parking nightmare

7:30am Monday 21st April 2014

A RESIDENT who called for his town council to be investigated has spoken about his concerns after being accused of wasting time and money.

Public servant and mum-of-three Sarah Candy dies aged 47

Gazette: Sarah Candy

4:19pm Sunday 20th April 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a mum of three and prominent councillor who died suddenly from cancer.

Public meeting for former school plans

Gazette: Public meeting for former school plans

3:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A PUBLIC meeting has been called for residents air their views on new homes plans for a former village primary school.

Bikes stolen from sheds

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

2:13pm Sunday 20th April 2014

BURGLARS are breaking into sheds across Dovercourt and stealing bikes.

Bumper garage sale for a fighting fund

Gazette: Bumper garage sale for a fighting fund

12:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Harwich was bustling with business at a new town garage sale.

Shocking air pollution killed 100 in Tendring in one year

Gazette: Shocking air pollution killed 100 in Tendring in one year

9:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

SHOCK figures have revealed air pollution is to blame for more than 100 deaths a year in Tendring.

‘Shanty’ extension owner loses lengthy court fight

Gazette: ‘Shanty’ extension owner loses lengthy court fight

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A FIVE-YEAR battle to remove an illegal ‘shanty’ extension to a building in Mistley has ended.

Easter fun day at Horse Rangers

2:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

FAMILIES will be able to enjoy some Easter fun at a stables.

In pictures: Party for 20 Market Street on second anniversary of fire

Gazette: In pictures: Party for 20 Market Street on second anniversary of fire

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

ANGRY residents have called for immediate action over an eye-sore site which was gutted by a fire two years ago.

Crime concerns as PCSO funding is lost

Gazette: New carer support group

6:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

CONCERNS have been raised people are taking advantage of a "lack of police presence" after a wave of thefts and criminal damage in the Manningtree area.

Annual art exhibition taking place this weekend

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

AN annual art exhibition will take place again this Easter.

Couple falsely claimed £25,000 benefits in four years

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A MARRIED couple have avoided jail despite swindling more than £25,000 out of Tendring Council.

Protest by candlelight

Gazette: Protest by candlelight

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

VOICES rang out in the evening night as part of a protest against maternity unit closures.

Runners battle the heat to complete London Marathon

Gazette: Runners battle the heat to complete London Marathon

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

MARATHON runners battled the heat to take part in one of the world’s top charity races.

In today's Standard

Gazette: In today's Standard

7:30am Friday 18th April 2014

A COUPLE are spared prison after admitting benefit fraud of £25,000, protesters hold a twilight vigil at Harwich's Hospital, and residents say flytipping is spoiling their town.

Community heroes are honoured for work

4:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

COMMUNITY groups in Brantham have picked up their awards for improving the quality of life for residents in their village.

New volunteers enrolled for special tourism tours

Gazette: New volunteers enrolled for special tourism tours

2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

NEW volunteers have been signed up for tourism tours around historic Harwich.

Laptop stolen in Dovercourt burglary

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

1:11pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A LAPTOP was stolen during a burglary at a Dovercourt home.

Jewellery and phone stolen in burglary

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

1:09pm Thursday 17th April 2014

JEWELLERY, a mobile phone and lighter were stolen in a house raid.






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