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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.

Police officers assaulted while trying to arrest suspect in Dovercourt

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

11:47am Saturday 25th October 2014

POLICE officers were injured when trying to arrest a suspect in Dovercourt.

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.

In this week's Standard


7:30am Friday 24th October 2014

IN this week’s Standard police say crime rise could be down to offenders moving to Harwich and Tesco is given another 12 months to build Manningtree superstore.

250 tonnes of green waste taken in trial scheme


6:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

GARDEN waste weighing more than two blue whales has been collected from homes in the first five months of a trial scheme.

Dedicate a decoration on hospice's memory tree

Gazette: St Helena Hospice has launched the first therapeutic day centre in the country for young adults

4:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

PEOPLE can dedicate a Christmas tree decoration to a loved one in a charity appeal.

Motorcycle run prizes announced


2:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE lucky winners of motorbike equipment have been revealed after a competition at the Essex Air Ambulance Motorcycle Run and Harwich Family Festival.

Backing for new village homes

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

10:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

CONTROVERSIAL new homes are set to be built in Bradfield.

State-of-the-art 3G pitch for high school


7:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

PUPILS are celebrating after a state-of-the art £357,000 artificial football pitch was declared open by a top soccer executive.

Memories: Hurricane 1987


4:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

HURRICANE-FORCE winds battered Tendring’s coast 27 years ago leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

Village solar farm given go ahead


2:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PLANS for than 10,000 solar panels that will produce enough power for 1,500 homes have been given the go-ahead.

Corner shop could be turned into cafeteria

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CORNER shop could be turned into a cafeteria.

Historic carnival back this weekend

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12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FINAL preparations are being made for one of Harwich’s most unique events.

Teenager to appear in court in connection with aggravated burglary

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

11:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A TEENAGE boy has been charged in connection with an aggravated burglary in Harwich in which a man was threatened with a firearm.

School up for sale for £725,000

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

10:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FORMER school is on the market for £725,000.

Caravan and shed fire in Parkeston


9:21am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a blaze involving a shed and a caravan in Parkeston in the early hours of Wednesday.

Rugby players to tackle half Iron Man


7:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

RUGBY players are set to tackle a gruelling fitness challenge to raise money for charity and inspire the youth of Harwich.

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.

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.



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