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Cannabis found in ex-council office


2:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

POLICE have uncovered a drugs factory in a building owned by Tendring Council.

Tendring's foodbanks need restocking


12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

DWINDLING supplies at Tendring’s foodbanks need to be restocked in time for Christmas.

In pictures: Guy Carnival


10:00am Friday 31st October 2014

HUNDREDS of people lined the streets of Harwich to watch the town’s annual Guy Carnival.

In today's Standard


7:30am Friday 31st October 2014

Tributes are paid to music-mad teenager Lewis Biddlecombe, revelers call for light switch-on for New Year's eve, bargain store announces it will open before Christmas, and football get their kit off for fundraising calendar.

You're hired! Kids get career tips from business leaders


6:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PUPILS prepared to take their first steps on the career ladder by getting top tips from businesses.

MP to visit eyesore site in Parkeston

Gazette: Bernard Jenkin

4:42pm Thursday 30th October 2014

VILLAGERS are being invited to meet their MP during a site visit of an eyesore building.

Back in the saddle to revive historic clubs


4:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

KEEN cyclists are resurrecting two historic clubs to keep fit and enter competitions.

Pupils hand over food for good cause


2:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

FOOD parcels have been handed over by school pupils as part of an annual harvest festival.

Looking back: Parkeston Church


12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

CHILDREN playing and skipping in the streets were everyday sights for residents of Parkeston.

Top marks for learning at high school


10:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A SCHOOL has been award for its use of an online learning and revision aid.

County Hall boss: It's up to you to help us save £237 million

Gazette: County councillor David Finch, head of finance at Essex County Council.

8:05am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE leader of Essex County Council has asked you to help it save £200,000 a day by picking up litter or checking on elderly neighbours.

'Fix our footpaths' council plea


7:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

PAVEMENTS and footpaths are in such a poor and dangerous state that a town council could pay for repairs if highways bosses fail to take immediate action.

Sizzling cookery lesson


6:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A COOKERY morning for nursery children was a sizzling success as they learnt how to make fresh and healthy pizzas.

Park... but be considerate, says council

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

4:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

COMMUTERS leaving their cars outside homes in Lawford are being urged to be considerate parkers.

This week's star pet


3:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

BOBBY is this week's Star Pet.

Flinging fun to return at sausage festival


2:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

PREPARATIONS for Harwich’s annual sausage festival are well under way.

Wind turbine structure would be as tall as ten London buses


12:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A WIND turbine the height of ten London buses could be built in a field between Bradfield and Wix.

New play area to open

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

10:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A NEW play area will officially open this week.

Derelict eyesore to get £20,000 tidy-up


7:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

SMASHED windows on an eyesore building will be boarded up at a cost of £20,000 to stop vandals targeting the derelict site.

Crime rise linked to out-of-town criminals


6:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

RISING crime in Harwich could be down to crooks moving to the town from Clacton, Jaywick and London, according to a top cop.

Jazzercise for charity


2:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

ENERGETIC exercisers stood up to cancer in style.

Volunteer Lucy wins top award


2:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A DEDICATED volunteer has been rewarded for her commitment to a children’s centre in Ramsey.

'We need help to save church'


12:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

AN urgent appeal has been launched to save a 14th century church labelled as being “at risk” by English Heritage.

UPDATED: Cyclist robbed at knifepoint in Colchester


11:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A CYCLIST has been robbed at knifepoint in Colchester.

Rail recognition for station volunteers


10:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

VOLUNTEERS who have dedicated themselves to improving the look of Harwich train station have been given a top award.

21 arrested during week long operation targeting foreign criminals in Essex


10:06am Tuesday 28th October 2014

21 PEOPLE were arrested in Essex as part of a week long campaign to target foreign criminality across the country.

Loophole means Tesco has another 12 months to start building


7:30am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A LEGAL loophole has given developers of a multimillion pound superstore in Manninhgtree an extra year to build it.

School staff celebrate after £1million EuroMillions win


4:19pm Monday 27th October 2014

A TRIP to Australia, a BMW and a new house are all on the cards after a school syndicate scooped a massive £1million EuroMillions win.

Meet your police officers

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

5:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

SUPERMARKET car parks are the new place to meet your community police officers with the launch of weekly street meets.

Pub toasting success after being named one of Britain's best


4:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

PUB bosses are raising their glasses after retaining a top award.

Arty youngsters to have work put on display

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

2:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

WINNING artwork from a children’s drawing competition will be on display at a tourist attraction in Harwich.

Police appeal for information after shed fire in Parkeston


1:59pm Monday 27th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a shed was set alight in Parkeston.

Historic oak is in line for top tree title


12:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

A HISTORIC oak tree which has been ravaged by fire and been home to a nest of hornets could be named England’s top tree.

Get ready for winter at council event

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

10:00am Monday 27th October 2014

A SPECIAL event offering advice on preparing for winter is being held in Dovercourt on Wednesday.

Police want to identify woman in connection with Asda theft


1:53pm Monday 27th October 2014

POLICE have released CCTV images of a woman they want to identify in connection with the theft of money from a supermarket checkout.

Parkeston villages launch bid for improvement


7:30am Monday 27th October 2014

FRUSTRATED residents have created a new action group in an effort to improve their village.

Saying no to trick or treaters


5:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

HALLOWEEN can be bags of fun – but things that go bump in the night are not everyone’s cup of tea.

More than 300 people attend local plan meeting

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

3:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

DEVELOPERS and landowners have proposed their own massive new housing estates for thousands of homes in Tendring.

Walker tackles Andes for charity


12:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

A DOVERCOURT woman has completed ten days of trekking across Peru to get women checking for the early signs of breast cancer.

A rip-roaring time at the Manifest


10:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

A MUSICAL commentary on some of the most brutal murders London has seen is the chilling latest offering from the Manifest Theatre Group.

Boat rescued by lifeboat crews after becoming dismasted

Gazette: Lifeboat called to suicidal man

9:33am Sunday 26th October 2014

A MULTIHULL boat was helped by lifeboat crews and a yacht after it became dismasted.

Climb aboard ghost train for Halloween


4:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

CHILDREN are invited to celebrate Halloween with a spooky ghost train ride.

Treats for mind, body and spirit

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

12:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A MIND, body, spirit and craft fayre will take place this weekend.

Updated: Teenager charged after two police officers injured in Harwich

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

11:47am Saturday 25th October 2014

A TEENAGER from Harwich has been charged with assaulting two police officers with intent to resist arrest.

Guy Carnival coming to town tonight


10:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

GRAB your bigheads and your buckets because the Guy Carnival returns tonight.

Drivers puzzled as new A120 signs go grey


6:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

DRIVERS have been left bemused after new speed signs at an accident blackspot were installed without numbers.

Guy Carnival looking back


2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A SCRAPBOOK looking back at the Guy Carnival through the ages is being sold to raise money for charity.

Pool makeover to be rounded off with new name


2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A POPULAR leisure centre will be getting a new name to go with its new look, following a £900,000 makeover.

In pictures: Our day learning about the Great Fire of London


12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS were transported back to the year 1666 to help them learn about the Great Fire of London.

Churches join for charity fair

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

10:00am Friday 24th October 2014

CHURCHES Together is holding a charities fair today as part of One World Week.



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