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Rewards for school gardens


6:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

GREEN-fingered schoolchildren were rewarded for their gardening skills in an annual crime prevention event.

Historic boat begins to take shape


4:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

AMBITIOUS boatbuilders are on the hunt for treasure to bring good luck to a life-size replica ship that will sail to America.

Looking back: RNLI gets radio


2:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

HARWICH’S lifeboat has been a vital part of the town for decades – but it has not been without help from the community.

Every poppy helps...


12:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

BEAUTIFUL images of poppies have been painted on a boarded-up derelict industrial site to spruce up the area.

Under the spotlight: The future of 12,000 homes


10:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

**cg hms local plan graphic - to come** **hms John Hawkins MARIA FOWLER**

New shop for charities


7:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

ST Helena Hospice’s newest shop will feature a unique area, where people can sell on their own items and donate a percentage of the sale to the charity.

VIDEO: Teachers dance through corridors to celebrate end of term


7:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Teachers from Harwich and Dovercourt High School are the latest to become an internet hit with an end-of-term goodbye video.

Blooming marvelous planting for Tendring


6:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

BUSY park rangers have planted a staggering 200,000 plants as Tendring gears up for the summer season.

Nursery celebrates 10 years


4:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

TODDLERS were treated to a magic show to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their nursery.

School smiling with success


2:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A HEADTEACHER has spoken of her pride for her school after achieving a good ofsted in the face of tougher criteria and judging.

Ambulance prize for charity supporter


12:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A CHARITY supporter has scooped a jackpot of almost £3,000 in the Essex Air Ambulance Lottery.

Lighthouse highlight for the Harwich Society


10:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A HISTORICAL group has taken over the lease of one of Harwich’s most iconic buildings.

Nature reserve stroll for hedgehogs in need

Gazette: Stroll round Bobbits Hole brings in the crowds

7:30am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A TENDRING based hedgehog rescue is set to benefit from a nature reserve open day.

Cricket club and village hall get cash boosts


6:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

TWO community projects are celebrating after receiving a huge cash boost.

A120 blocked after two vehicle crash

Gazette: A361 closed at Sampford Peverell

5:21pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE A120 is blocked in both directions following a crash close to Clacton Road.

School's out for Linda... after 23 years


4:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

ONE of Harwich's first ever teaching assistants has retired after 23 years in the job.

Trinity House stalwart honoured


2:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A LONG standing employee of Trinity House has been given a top award.

Pond is embarrassing, claims councillor


12:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

AN angry councillor has hit out at the state of an iconic pond which has turned green, branding it disgraceful and embarrassing.

Council criticised for PCSO tax

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

10:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

CASH to fund PCSOs has been kept by councils despite it nolonger being needed for the roles, it has been claimed.

School children get a pizza the action


7:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

HUNGRY pupils were treated to a taste of Italy with help from a top chef.

Parent parking branded as dangerous

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

6:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

DANGEROUS parking outside a village primary school is causing a major hazard to children and drivers, it has been claimed.

Wrabness homes given the green light

Gazette: A new venue is hoped to keep children's centre services local

4:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

PLANS for 14 new homes in a village have been given the go ahead.

Model youngsters turn junk into a work of art


2:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

CREATIVE kids made the most of unwanted items by building their own junk models.

Off-route bus hits car with mum and baby inside


12:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

A MUM and her ten month old baby were left in tears after an off route bus going in the wrong direction down a one way street crashed into her car.

Wife's praise for Trust in light of fresh criticism

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

10:00am Monday 28th July 2014

A DOTING wife who has spent 11 hours a day at Colchester General Hospital since her husband was rushed to intensive care has defended the Trust after their latest wave of criticism.

Runner climbs mountain for charity


7:30am Monday 28th July 2014

A DEDICATED runner took on a gruelling marathon challenge in Switzerland to raise money for a charity close to his heart.

PCSOs could be on the buses


3:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

PARISH PCSOs could be forced to travel by bus if villagers don't stump up the cash for their car.

Racers raise hundreds for charity


12:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

SLIMMERS swapped losing pounds to raising them when they took part in this year's Race for Life.

Homeowners urged to lock windows following burglary

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

11:58am Sunday 27th July 2014

HOMEOWNERS are being warned to lock windows when leaving their home following a burglary in Harwich.

'Prospect of losing football club is a blow'

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

9:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

FEARS Harwich could lose its historic football club after 140 years have been branded as a "blow to the town".

Burglars target homes across Tendring

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

3:47pm Saturday 26th July 2014

BURGLARS have made of with hundreds of pounds of goods following a spate of burglaries across Tendring.

Sisters scoop gold


3:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A TRIO of sisters kept the success in the family when they each scooped a gold medal at a gymnastics competition.

Final preparations underway for Sea Festival


12:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A STUNNING array of activities both on and offshore will be on offer at the Sea Festival.

Traveller sites to double in Tendring

Gazette: Tendring District Council

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

THE number of gypsy sites in Tendring needs to almost double over the next 20 years, council bosses have been told.

New gym takes shape in £900k revamp


6:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE framework for a new gym is in place as part of a £900,000 swimming pool refurbishment.

Maicie and Summer stepping out for charity


4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A PAIR of big-hearted youngsters are set for a sponsored walk to raise money for charity.

Quay campaigners win Village Green battle


4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

CAMPAIGNERS are jubilant after winning their fight for a controversial quayside to be given Village Green status.

More bans for Chinese sky lanterns

Gazette: A glow lantern in the sky

2:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

CHINESE lanterns are a step closer to being banned from all council land in Tendring.

Ale enthusiasts flock to tenth festival


12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

BEER buffs turned out in force for a milestone festival in Manningtree.

New protest sign planted on sandbank


10:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A HAND painted sign criticising a controversial fence was been sited on a sand bank just days before top talks over its future.

Firefighters tackle fridge blaze

Gazette: ONGAR: Fire on school roof

8:37am Friday 25th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS extinguished a blaze in a first floor flat which had started in a fridge.

In today's Standard


7:30am Friday 25th July 2014

A MUM hits out after off-route bus hits her car, a town pond is branded a "disgrace", little Lucy Henshall is rewarded for seven years of perfect attendance, and ship builders search for good luck treasure.

Carolyn hits the trail for cancer charity


6:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A DOVERCOURT woman is taking part in a trek across Peru to encourage women to check for the early signs of breast cancer.

Attempted burglar flees after being disturbed

Gazette: A man died after he was assaulted at a party being held at his partner's house, police said

5:11pm Thursday 24th July 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after an attempted burglary in Little Oakley.

Teenagers asked to get creative

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

4:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

TEENAGERS are being asked to get creative with craft workshops at Harwich Library this summer.

Work being done to tackle rural issues


2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

WORK is being done to help tackle the significant issues facing rural communities.

Organisers gearing up for spectacular sea festival


12:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THOUSANDS of people are expected to turn out alongside a special royal visitor for an annual festival this weekend.

Raffle raises cash for the Ark

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

10:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A PHARMACY has raised more than £300 for a family charity in Harwich.

Unemployment level drops again

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

7:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

UNEMPLOYMENT in Tendring has dropped but is still higher than regional levels.

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.



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