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Dog saved after 30ft fall


4:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A HARWICH lifeboat volunteer saved a pet dog after he fell 30ft off the edge of a cliff.

Former church building is put up for sale by diocese


12:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A 100-year-old church has been put up for sale eight months after it held its final service.

Comic king aims to inspire kids


10:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

A COMIC BOOK writer and best-selling author visited Harwich and Dovercourt High School to encourage students to read.

Sailing compound targeted again in raid


3:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

FRUSTRATED sailing club bosses are asking residents to keep a look out after crooks attempted to steal a boat engine.

Sentimental jewellery among £2k haul from raid on Parkeston home

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

12:30pm Saturday 20th September 2014

CROOKS got away with almost £2,000 worth of loot in an raid on a home in Parkeston.

Faith's vital role as volunteer in Zimbabwe


12:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

A FORMER teacher from Great Oakley is urging others to follow in her footsteps after four months volunteering in Zimbabwe.

A12 tailbacks after double accident at Capel St Mary

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

11:50am Saturday 20th September 2014

THE A12 north of Colchester was blocked this morning following two crashes.

Music returns to Red Lion


10:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

LIVE music is back at a popular venue after a summer break with an old favourite.

House clean up prompts fire fears


6:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

FEARS an eyesore building could be a major fire risk have been raised after volunteers discovered a mountain of flammable rubbish inside.

Beach cleaners need more numbers


4:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

VOLUNTEERS are needed for an annual beach clean in Harwich and Dovercourt.

Teenagers plan to be in hood voice for festival


2:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

YOUNGSTERS are hoping to prove not all people who wear a hoody are trouble at their fourth annual festival.

Weeds on pathways need to be cut, says councillor


12:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

VITAL footpaths are now unusable for mothers with pushchairs because of cuts to cuts, it has been claimed.

Heritage weekend success


10:10am Friday 19th September 2014

RECORD numbers descended on Harwich's historical buildings for a special open weekend which included a First World War themed cinema day and actors in period costumes.

In today's Standard


7:30am Friday 19th September 2014

A Harvard professor is to tell Harwich how to brand the town, a hotel is up for grabs for just £1,000, an inquest reveals live wires were left "dangerous and precarious", and fears are raised rubbish dumped at an eyesore building could be a fire risk.

Scouts to get new garage after plans given green light

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

6:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A SCOUT club is set to get a new garage after plans were given the green light.

The journey to safety


5:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A BONFIRE burnt in the street outside Ernest Simon’s home on Kristellnacht – the night Nazis destroyed synagogues, smashed Jewish shops and torched prayer books.

Warning after shed burglaries

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

4:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

ADVICE has been issued to homeowners after a spate of shed and garage burglaries in the Harwich and Dovercourt area.

Crooks steal petrol from car in Parkeston

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

2:59pm Thursday 18th September 2014

PETROL has been repeatedly stolen from a car in Parkeston.

Jazz band will Mix it up


2:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A BAND comprising of the best jazz artists in East Anglia is returning to the Electric Palace.

Park Pavilion to host winter preparation event


12:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

RESIDENTS are being offered help preparing for winter at an event in Dovercourt next month.

Visit to remember the kinder


11:03am Thursday 18th September 2014

CHILDREN who were rescued from Nazi Europe returned to Harwich to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Kindertransport which saved their lives.

New maternity service to help in north Essex


12:54pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A NEW maternity service in north Essex could help solve some of the problems caused by a cut in the service.

Yobs target cyclists in Big Mac Attack


7:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

LITTER louts on wheels hurled fast food remains and takeaway wrappers at cyclists in a random attack.

Wednesday latest: British man questioned in relation to murder of Hannah Witheridge


8:15am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A British man has been questioned in relation to the murders of two Britons found dead in Thailand.

MP wades into PCSO car bill row

Gazette: Bernard Jenkin – MP for Harwich and North Essex

5:10pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A ROW over who pays the £1,500-a-year bill for a community police car has been taken to the top by Mannintree’s MP.

Museum having record year with time to spare


3:20pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

MUSEUM staff are celebrating after welcoming their 2,000th visitor of the year.

Chance to meet weather girl in school poetry contest


12:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

YOUNG poets and photographers have the chance to meet a television weather girl as part of a competition.

Searching High for lighthouse sisters


10:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

LIGHTHOUSE bosses are trying to trace former residents as part of a history project.

Anger as developers’ cash goes to Clacton instead


7:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

HARWICH has lost out on a £100,000 council cash windfall after it was spent on a project in Clacton instead.

UPDATE 2pm: Hannah Witheridge's family pay tribute to "beautiful, intelligent, loving young woman"


9:33am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE family of a murdered Essex University student have paid tribute to a "beautiful, intelligent, loving young woman".

Residents’ tax bills could be cut or frozen

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

6:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

TOWN hall bosses could freeze or even cut council tax next year, despite Government grants being slashed by £1.6million.

'Cretins' kick down elderly lady's fence


4:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

YOBS who smashed down an elderly woman’s fence have been branded “morons”.

Coffee date in aid of charity

Gazette: Macmillan Coffee Morning

2:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A COFFEE morning will be held to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Burglars steal rings and laptop in daytime raid

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

12:34pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

DETECTIVES are appealing for information after burglars stole a computer and two diamond rings from a house in Dovercourt.

Fury at meals on wheels cost hike

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

12:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

PENSIONERS have been left “outraged” after being told vulnerable meals on wheels users must fork out an extra 25p a day from November.

Sun shines on school's latest eco-friendly scheme


10:32am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A HIGH school has become the first in Tendring to go green and install solar panels in a bid to save cash and the environment.

Woman knocked down on crossing 'lucky' to escape serious injury, says mum


7:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A MOTHER has spoken of her shock after her daughter was knocked down by a car which ran through a red light.

Still no sign of safety work at A120 blackspot

Gazette: Spend the Cash Now, Save Lives campaign has begun

6:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

FUMING councillors have vowed to pile pressure on the Highways Agency to install promised safety measures at an A120 danger junction.

Planners to decide on new village homes bid

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

4:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

PLANS to build nine new homes in Bradfield will be scrutinised by a planning committee.

One in 10 rail users forced to stand

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

2:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

MORE than ten per cent of commuters travelling into London Liverpool Street have had to stand during morning rush hour, new figures have revealed.

Frustration at MP over new sulphur rules

Gazette: Bernard Jenkin

12:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

FRUSTRATED town councillors have criticised an MP for delaying the submission of a motion for a debate in the House of Commons regarding new sulphur emission regulations.

Pupils’ thanks after charity trip of a lifetime


10:00am Monday 15th September 2014

BIG-HEARTED fundraisers have been thanked for their support of a charity trip to Thailand.

Disabled man stranded after bus service shake-up


7:30am Monday 15th September 2014

A DISABLED man has been forced to walk nearly two miles to a training centre after a bus company axed stops as part of a service shake-up.

Cash windfall for the Ark

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

3:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

THOUSANDS of pounds have been given to a family centre in a bid to help survivors of domestic abuse.

Tributes paid to Wix musician


12:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a musician and leisure centre boss who has died after a long illness.

Vintage shop opens in Harwich


9:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

VINTAGE fans will be able to recapture the glamour and mystique of the years gone by after a new shop opens.

School mourns pupil killed in accident


3:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

PUPILS have been offered support and counselling following the death of a classmate involved in a cycling accident.

Police release CCTV images following theft from shop


12:09pm Saturday 13th September 2014

POLICE have issued CCTV of two women they want to speak to following a shoplifting incident in Harwich.

Fundraiser for Maisy

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

12:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A FUNDRAISER is to be held for nine-year-old cerebral palsy sufferer Maisy Kidd-Munnery.

Door to the past swings ajar with open days


10:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

HISTORICAL sites across Harwich will be opening their doors to the public this weekend.



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