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655 homes 'too many'


6:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

PLANS to more than triple the size of a future housing estate in Lawford have been branded as completely unsuitable for the village.

Hot jazz back at the palace


4:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

JAZZ returns to the Electric Palace this week with a show from a Scandinavian outfit.

Scouts present cancer unit with more than £1,500


2:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A SCOUT group has raised more than £1,500 for a hospital’s cancer wing.

MP calls for LED night-time lighting

Gazette: Bernard Jenkin

12:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FUNDING could be available for new LED bulbs to light Harwich’s streets at night, it has been revealed.

Champions achievement for healthy youngsters


10:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

FITNESS-CONSCIOUS youngsters have become the first pupils in the country to be named as youth health champions.

Cats found abandoned in lay-by off the A120 near Harwich

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

10:41am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THREE “distressed” cats were found inside a sealed box in a lay-by off the A120 near Harwich.

Councillor hails Harwich Connexions bus service


7:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A NEW dial-a-ride bus service has been hailed as a lifeline to residents stranded on their estate.

Man seriously injured in crash


8:15am Monday 20th October 2014

A MAN has been left with serious injuries following a crash in Wivenhoe.

Grotspot could be demolished soon


6:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

A NOTORIOUS eyesore building could be torn down within weeks.

Tune in for music quiz

Gazette: Concert at St Mary's Church, Bridgwater

4:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

BRAINBOXES are invited to test their knowledge at a music quiz in aid of charity.

Youngsters invited to new group's Halloween party

Gazette: Family Halloween Disco

2:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

A NEW youth group is inviting youngsters to a free Halloween-themed taster session.

Strong winds predicted to hit Essex on Tuesday

Gazette: Met Office issues Dorset with weather warning

1:23pm Monday 20th October 2014

Severe gales could affect Essex tomorrow, forecasters have warned.

£210 of jewellery stolen from charity shop


12:38pm Monday 20th October 2014

POLICE have released CCTV images of a man they want to identify in connection with the theft of £210 of jewellery from a charity shop. 

Dancing queens reign supreme


12:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

TOE-tapping students from a dance academy waltzed away with a host of prizes from a national competition.

Town 'can't support' thousands more residents


10:00am Monday 20th October 2014

A RESIDENT has said Harwich will struggle to support the families of 1,358 new homes in the town.

No train seat for 3 years

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

7:30am Monday 20th October 2014

A COMMUTER has hit out at a rail firm after having to stand every day during the morning rush-hour for more than three years.

Ben Club's Radio 1 surprise


3:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A new band who formed less than three months have made it on to a top radio station that boasts 10.8 million listeners every week.

Mum says 14-year-old Scott has been left to suffer in pain

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

12:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A CONCERNED mum says her 14-year-old son has been left too weak to get out of bed because hospital staff are unable to control his deteriorating disease.

Tesco work to start next year


9:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

WORK on a new multi-million-pound Tesco sup-erstore in Manningtree will start next year, it has been revealed.

Keeping it in the family


5:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

SIBLINGS have kept it in the family by setting up neighbouring businesses in a a village.

In pictures: Shanty festival hailed as best yet


2:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

THE sound of traditional sea songs filled the Harwich air at the best Harwich International Sea Shanty Festival yet.

Where council plans 1,358 new homes in Harwich


12:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

NEW designs setting out the future of Harwich and Manningtree could see hundreds of new homes added to town and village developments.

Have your say on the future of maternity care

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

9:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

A PUBLIC consultation to help decide the fate of Harwich’s maternity unit will be held on Wednesday.

Quayside revamp wins legal battle


6:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

A DERELICT warehouse is set to be transformed into a multi-million-pound quayside development after a legal battle.

Police release image of man suspected of West Street shotgun raid


4:52pm Friday 17th October 2014

DETECTIVES have released an image of a man they want to question in connection with an aggravated burglary in Harwich.

30 cannabis plants found in home


4:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

NEIGHBOURS have spoken of their shock after 30 cannabis plants were found in a house just yards from two schools.

New eye suite at Essex County Hospital


2:37pm Friday 17th October 2014

A RETINAL suite has been created and two nurse specialists appointed in a major investment in hospital eye services in Colchester.

SVAM season premiere


2:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

A YOUNG musical foursome are launching the 64th season of the Stour Valley Arts and Music.

Midwife speaks over strike action


12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

ANGRY midwives walked out of Dovercourt’s Fryatt Hospital for four hours as part of a dispute over pay.

Passengers urged: back our campaign for 40 minute train journeys from Colchester to London

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

11:57am Friday 17th October 2014

PASSENGERS have been asked to back a campaign calling for trains to run from Colchester to London Liverpool Street in just 40 minutes.

Metal detector stumbles upon live grenade


10:00am Friday 17th October 2014

A METAL detector scouring a farmer’s field picked up a live Second World War hand grenade.

In today's Standard


7:30am Friday 17th October 2014

This week the Standard reveals where 1,358 homes are to be built in Harwich and Dovercourt and 655 across Manningtree, Mistley and Lawford.

Cafe asks for tunes and alcohol

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

5:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A CAFE has applied for a licence to sell alcohol and play music.

Play time for am-dram groups

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

4:04pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE curtain raises on a leading amateur dramatics event next weekend.

Get ready for winter event

Gazette: Live snow updates

2:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

TIPS and advice on how to prepare for winter will be given out at a special event in Harwich.

Memories: Guy Carnival


12:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

AS Harwich gears up for the 160th birthday of the Guy Carnival the Standard takes a look back at the history of the annual procession.

Free dog chipping coming back to Harwich

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

7:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

FREE dog chipping will be back at Dovercourt’s Friday market later this month.

Cash prize being offered to car sharers

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

6:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

DRIVERS are being encouraged to share lifts with fellow road users in an effort to help the environment.

New hearing centre in Manningtree


4:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A NEW hearing service has opened up in Manningtree.

Coffee morning raises £500


2:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A COFFEE morning for Macmillen Cancer Support has raised £500.

Community told to unite for the future


12:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A COMMUNITY has been urged to pull together to create a one-stop tourism destination in an effort to rejuvenate Harwich.

Fire crews called to flat fire in Mistley

Gazette: ONGAR: Fire on school roof

10:22am Wednesday 15th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were forced to extinguish a blaze in a ground floor flat.

Memorable night as Olympic medallist tells inspiring tale


10:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

AN Olympic gymnast has spoken to a Rotary club about her drive to succeed.

Litter pick to tidy up area around new playground

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

7:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A LITTER pick will help spruce up the area surrounding new playing equipment which has cost more than £60,000.

Town still waiting for £32,000 to fund projects


6:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A DEVELOPER has failed to hand over more than £32,000 to a town for community projects seven months after its deadline.

Seminar held to help rebrand Harwich


4:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

AN IVY-league professor has held a seminar teaching businesses how to stand out from the crowd.

Vegetable growers show interest in new allotment sites

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

2:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

VEGETABLE growers have shown interest in new allotment space which could be provided by a parish council.

Archaeologists to assess Brantham site

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

12:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

ARCHAEOLOGISTS have been assessing the site where 600 homes could be controversially built.

Former primary school could be transformed into homes

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

10:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A FORMER village primary school could be transformed into two homes.

Costa and Subway for Harwich?


7:30am Tuesday 14th October 2014

BIG brands Costa Coffee and Subway have announced they could be heading to Harwich.



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