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Crash proves case for urgent dualling


6:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A TRUNK road is urgently in need of upgrading after a crash left a port town cut off for more than five hours.

Broadband nonexistent for Tendring's rural villages

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BROADBAND speeds can be nonexistent in some of Tendring's most rural villages. Andrew Killick, who lives in Tendring village, said while it is a lovely area to live in there is a lack of infrastructure.

Family praises school after strike day criticism

Gazette: Break-in at school

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FAMILY has spoken out in support of a school which banned parents from sports day due to teacher strikes.

Finch to House of Lords: revoke Hanningfield's peerage

Gazette: Hanningfield could be suspended from Lords in new storm on expenses

12:42pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE leader of Essex County Council has called on the House of Lords to revoke Lord Hanningfield’s peerage.

Looking back - at 40 years of Dovercourt Theatre Group


12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TO be or not to be... that was the question for budding actors in Dovercourt.

Secret gardens another success for town


10:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

HUNDREDS of people descended upon the streets of Harwich for an annual garden extravaganza.

Pints and politics mix with new brew


7:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BEER buffs are in for a treat as a brewing company has launched a new bitter named after a political stalwart specially for an upcoming festival.

All shook up for Elvis night at the Maybush


6:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A VILLAGE pub will be transformed into Heartbreak Hotel for one night only.

Scoring for charity


4:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FOOTBALLERS netted more than £1,000 for charity by playing in a special fundraising tournament.

Tendring crowns young musician of the year


2:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A YOUNG singer has scooped the prestigious title of Tendring’s Young Musician of the Year.

Escaping to the country isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be


12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

POWER cuts, flooding and broadband are just some of the things Tendring’s most rural residents continually battle with.

Author inspires student with school visit


10:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AN award-winning author inspired students to get into writing with a lively talk.

New group’s bid to inject life into town


7:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A NEW association is set to drive Manningtree forward in a bid to improve the town’s business prospects.

Jobs to be lost as a result of loss of crossing

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

6:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE axing of a historic ferry route has resulted in a logistics company being forced to cut a number of jobs.

Parking permit plan hailed as reason for High Street success

Gazette: Harwich holds the key to ‘unlocking’ district’s potential

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A FREE parking permit scheme is a major factor to the success of Tendring’s high streets according to council bosses.

Verdict awaited over homes plan

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

2:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A DECISION is set to be made on plans for 14 new homes in a village.

D-Day for solar farm application

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

12:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

D-DAY is looming for controversial plans for a solar farm near Wix.

Pupils shine at their end-of-term show


10:00am Monday 21st July 2014

YOUNGSTERS put on their best performance for their school production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Rail services delayed because of fallen tree

Gazette: Expansion plans – the car park at Marks Tey railway station is set to be more than doubled in size.

9:02am Monday 21st July 2014

TRAIN services through Manningtree and Colchester have been disrupted because of an obstruction on the line.

Bus firm is warned over sloppy service

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

3:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A BUS company has been given a formal warning by licence bosses over its sloppy punctuality.

Edme brings baking to life for Acorn Village


12:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A MALTING firm’s culinary mastermind brought baking alive at Acorn Village.

Dog charity calls for help to buy land


9:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

A CHARITY saving dogs from death row is in desperate need of more space as it struggles to cope with the high number of pets in need.

Police issue e-fit of burglary suspect


4:54pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Detectives have issued an image of one of two men suspected of a burglary in Dovercourt.

Thousands raised as Essex trio pad up for charity


3:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A STAR trio of Essex cricketers turned out for a charity match which raised thousands of pounds for a good cause.

TV presenter presents awards at school


12:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

PUPILS were treated to a special visit by a TV presenter as part of their awards afternoon.

Preparations in full swing for village fayre

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

9:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

A REVAMPED village fayre will have all the traditional fun and games, live music and a photography competition.

Fears villages will be suffocated by homes

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

6:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

RURAL villages in Tendring could be “suffocated” under plans to build 12,000 homes, it has been claimed.

Zigzag theatre group performing four straight plays


4:41pm Friday 18th July 2014

YOUNGSTERS will be performing four on act plays this weekend.

Dingus Khan set for Suffolk festival


4:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

A BAND who named their first album after Mistley’s iconic swans is set to perform at a top festival alongside platinum-selling bands and award-winning comedians.

Youth group off to see the wizard


2:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

A YOUTH theatre group is performing The Wizard of Oz on Saturday.

Yobs armed with crowbar target over 20 beach huts


12:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

POSSESSIONS were left strewn across the seafront after more than 20 beach huts were ransacked in an overnight raid.

In Pictures: The Tendring Show


10:00am Friday 18th July 2014

THIS year’s Tendring Show has been hailed a huge success after 25,000 visitors flocked to the event.

Commuters face morning of train chaos

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

8:22am Friday 18th July 2014

PEOPLE are being advised not to travel on train services to London Liverpool Street due to long delays.

In today's Standard


7:30am Friday 18th July 2014

A TOURIST tells of her terror at finding a grenade on the beach, job losses are announced at Harwich logistics company DSV, and health bosses scrap plans to close the town's maternity unit.

Eight pages of Year 6 school leavers pictures in tomorrow's Standard


6:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

SEE tomorrow's Standard for our eight-page Year 6 leavers Friends Forever supplement.

Fibre optics firm plays quay role in jobs boost


4:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

MORE jobs for local people are set to be created when a fibre optics company takes over Harwich’s Gas House Quay.

James likes the Ship so much, he bought it


2:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A HARWICH restaurant and gallery is set to be bought by its current tenant.

Investment in the offshore renewable industry is set to put Harwich on the map


12:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

IN the future Harwich’s role in offshore renewable energy could be expanded.

Services for war centenary

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

10:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

THE Manningtree branch of the Royal British Legion will hold a drumhead service to commemorate the centenary of the start if the First World War.

New bus timetable could make us late

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

7:30am Thursday 17th July 2014

A NEW bus timetable could make it impossible for people to make morning appointments, a councillor has claimed.

Colchester's hospitals are still not safe enough, inspectors rule

Gazette: Patients face longer waits at Colchester General Hospital following cancer scandal

12:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

TREATMENT at Colchester’s hospitals is still not safe enough despite the best efforts of frontline doctors and nurses, inspectors have ruled.

School kids raise £500 after classmate's mum battled Leukaemia


6:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

SELFLESS school children have raised hundreds of pounds for Leukaemia research after a classmate’s mum was diagnosed with the disease.

New road name recommended

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

4:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A PARISH council has decided on the name for a road on an affordable housing scheme.

Lack of hospital nurses at Colchester General Hospital laid bare

Gazette: Colchester General Hospital

2:57pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

NOT enough nurses are working on many wards at Colchester General Hospital, new figures reveal.

CORE: The title that brings big business

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

2:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

HARWICH has moved a step closer to becoming a big name in the offshore renewable industry after the confirmation of it achieving Centre for Offshore Renewable Engineering status.

World’s smallest theatre heads out on tour


12:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A MANNINGTREE theatre company is to perform at The National Theatre.

Enjoy the sun while it lasts...severe rain warning for Essex this weekend

Gazette: Weather latest: Keep an umbrella handy

11:14am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Essex could enjoy blazing temperatures in the next few days, but the summer sunshine is set to come to an abrupt halt this weekend.

Nursery manager retires from role


10:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A NURSERY manager has decided to call it a day after more than a decade in the post.

Drivers in hospital after A120 crash


8:40am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A THREE vehicle crash on the A120 has left two drivers in hospital with serious injuries.

Pavement to be repaired after agreement is reached

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

7:30am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A DANGEROUS stretch of pavement linking a car park to the town centre is set to be fixed after the land owners reached an agreement with the council.



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