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Beauty status could still be two years away for southern banks of River Stour

Gazette: Natural beauty: the south bank of the Stour

10:00am Monday 1st September 2014

STATUS which could boost tourism for Manningtree and Mistley could still be two years away.

New headteacher vows to improve Ofsted rating


7:30am Monday 1st September 2014

A NEW headteacher has vowed to improve a school’s Ofsted rating and raise educational standards for all pupils.

Former journalist publishes her first novel


6:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A RETIRED journalist who has travelled the world writing has published her first novel.

Shop managers took a splash in the sea for charity


3:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

BRAVE shop managers have taken part in an icy challenge storming social media.

More grenades could wash up in Dovercourt


12:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

UP to seven more wartime grenades could be set to wash up on Dovercourt beach if fears there is a crate laying off the coast are correct.

Gang threatens to stab woman in attempted robbery


11:32am Sunday 31st August 2014

A GROUP of thugs surrounded a woman and threatened to stab her unless she handed over her belongings.

Bingo hall bid to raise money for good causes

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

9:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

HUNDREDS of pounds have been collected as part of a bingo hall’s bid to help good causes.

Follow in the footsteps of John Constable

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

5:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

ADVENTURERS seeking to follow in John Constable’s footsteps can try out a series of walking, cycling and canoeing routes in the area that inspired the artist’s work.

Edme launches campaign to change attitudes to bread


3:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A MALTINGS company has launched a campaign to improve people’s attitudes towards bread.

Looking back: Manningtree Regatta


12:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

MANNINGTREE’S regatta has been running for more than a century with only a break for the World Wars.

Plans to redevelop 20 Market Street hailed as excellent news


9:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

REPAIRS to a derelict grotspot torn apart by fire have been hailed as excellent news by campaigners who have spent two years fighting for action.

Cash handed to struggling football club days after it was targeted by thieves


6:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

VITAL cash has been handed over to a struggling football in the same week it was targeted by petty thieves.

Improvements to village hall to get underway in September


4:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

WORK on major improvements to a village hall will get underway in September.

Weekend of water based fun at Manningtree Regatta


2:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A WEEKEND of water based fun and competitions is set to go down with a splash.

Commuters brand rail disruption days after price hike a "scandal"

Gazette: Manningtree station – where commuters want better facilities

12:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

FURIOUS commuters stranded at Manningtree Railway Station just days after ticket price hikes were announced have branded the service as a "scandal".

In pictures: Redoubt Fort open day


10:00am Friday 29th August 2014

A HISTORIC fort hidden behind houses in Harwich welcomed visitors across the moat for its annual open day.

In this week's Standard


7:30am Friday 29th August 2014

A FORMER courthouse goes back up for sale despite popular plans for it to be transformed into an international music school, Harwich and Dovercourt High School's new headteacher talks about his plans for the school, and councillors hit out at "unacceptable" driving by motorcyclists they claim are using village roads as a racetrack.

Youngsters raise cash for charity


6:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A PAIR of big-hearted youngsters have collected more than £800 for charity after a sponsored walk.

Poignant evenings to mark century since outbreak of war


4:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A THEATRE group is holding an evening of music, songs, poetry and sketches to commemorate a century since the outbreak of the First World War.

Annual motorcycle roaring back into town


12:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

PLANS for the annual Essex Air Ambulance Motorcycle Run and Harwich Family Festival are in full swing.

Tory Clacton MP Douglas Carswell defects to UKIP - and resigns his seat triggering a by-election


11:20am Thursday 28th August 2014

CLACTON'S Conservative MP Douglas Carswell has defected to UKIP.

Shop plan given go ahead

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

10:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

A CONVENIENCE store has been given permission to extend.

Chance to enjoy some pampering at wellbeing day

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

7:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

A WELLBEING and indulgence day takes place next month in Dovercourt.

Veterans reunite after 70 years apart


6:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A WAR veteran was incredibly reunited with his senior officer at a memorial service, 70 years after they last saw each other.

Helping history go digital

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

4:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

RESIDENTS are being called on to help with a history project that will preserve first-hand memories for years to come.

Council warning over business rates

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

12:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

SHOPKEEPERS in Tendring are being warned not to pay out unnecessary cash.

Unemployment lowest since 2008

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

UNEMPLOYMENT in Tendring has hit its lowest rate since September 2008.

Generosity helps Ellie play on


10:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

 GENEROUS readers have been thanked for funding a specialist music course for a talented young cornet player.

Development plans for derelict 'eyesore'


7:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN EYESORE building torn apart by fire and left untouched for more than two years could now be set for redevelopment.

Passengers brand rail fare rises ‘a disgrace

Gazette: There is disruption on the Greater Anglia service to Southminster

6:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

DISGRUNTLED passengers have branded rail fare price hikes that will see commuters paying hundreds of pounds extra a year as “disgraceful”.

Hopes for Guy Carnival to be bigger and better

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

4:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

ORGANISERS are hoping the 160th anniversary of the Guy Carnival will be bigger and better than ever before.

Swimming coach takes on the channel


2:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A SWIMMING coach took to the waves battling against rough seas and jellyfish to cross the channel and raise cash for charity.

Mistley artist celebrates her 100th birthday


12:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A FORMER land girl, newspaper editor and artist has celebrated her 100th birthday.

'Wonderful and loving son' dies in holiday crash


10:33am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Tributes have been paid to a "wonderful and loving" teenager who died in a crash in the Lake District.

Sacarra’s mission to Romania to teach children


10:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A UNIVERSITY student from Bradfield took part in a charity challenge in Romania helping educate children.

Commuters face long delays after problems on road and rail

Gazette: There is disruption on the Greater Anglia service to Southminster

9:21am Tuesday 26th August 2014

COMMUTERS suffered a bank holiday hangover in north Essex this morning with road and rail delays.

Concerns over £45million Dovercourt development


7:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

RESIDENTS are being blinded by the promise of shops, restaurants and a cinema in a £45million "pie in the sky" housing and leisure complex, it has been claimed.

MP criticised at public meeting over lights


3:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

RESIDENTS lambasted an MP, claiming he failed to care they are living in fear since a town’s streetlights were switched off.

Campaigners call for full-time maternity units

Gazette: Maternity unit closure: 'My choice has been taken away'

2:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

MATERNITY campaigners have criticised on-demand centres for failing to give new mums the care they need.

Generous couple make £75k donation to Harwich RNLI


9:00am Monday 25th August 2014

A KIND-HEARTED couple have given £75,000 to Harwich RNLI in an astounding act of generosity.

Pirate radio rocks Harwich


3:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

THE sounds of pirate radio washed across Harwich for a special celebratory weekend.

All set for holiday fun at the fort


12:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

THERE is sure to be something for everyone when a historical group invites everyone to cross the moat of a Napoleonic fort.

Kids enjoy pirate fun day


9:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

SHIVER me timbers! It was all aboard for pirate-themed fun and games at a summer holiday activity day.

Seat installed in memory of politician Steven


4:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A MEMORIAL bench for a political stalwart has been installed after a campaign from friends and colleagues.

Pair survive storm to swim across Stour


12:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A DARING businessman has raised more than £800 for Cancer Research by swimming across the River Stour.

Beach grenades: Reef, 7, pressed detonation button


10:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A SCHOOLBOY pressed the button that blew up a hand grenade found on Dovercourt beach.

New report slams hopes for 24/7 maternity unit

Gazette: Maternity unit closure: 'My choice has been taken away'

6:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

BIRTHS at Harwich's Maternity Unit have rocketed in the same week a new report claims fully reopening the round-the-clock centre would be “unviable”.

Free money advice available for hard-up

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

4:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

FAMILIES in Manningtree who are struggling with rising debt can get free help and advice.

Rugby club opens doors for family fun

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

2:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A RUGBY club is hosting a fun day for the whole family this Sunday.

Police want to question man about assaults


12:11pm Friday 22nd August 2014

POLICE want to question a man known to have lived in Harwich about assaults in Colchester and London earlier this month.



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