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New schemes and new builds the key for first time buyers according to homes boss

Gazette: Promises: Paul Honeywood.

10:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

TENDRING council’s housing boss believes new schemes or buyers building their own properties could be the way forward.

Boy airlifted to hospital after fall at beach

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

9:13am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A BOY was airlifted to hospital after suffering a suspected head injury while on a beach in Harwich.

Fears over effect on children as hard-up borrow to survive

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

7:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

FAMILIES in Harwich and north Essex are struggling with rising levels of debt.

Retired army deputy commander rides to Paris for Royal British Legion


6:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A RETIRED army deputy commander is taking on a gruelling 460km cycle ride to raise money for the Royal British Legion in memory of his grandfather who served in the First World War.

Sky-high deposits to blame for still living at home


4:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

SKY-HIGH deposits and a desire not to be trapped in a renting vortex is causing thousands of workers to be stuck living with their parents.

New adviser to boost Tendring business


2:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A NEW specialist adviser has been brought in to help boost business in Tendring.

Dovercourt beach could be closed to public after grenade discovery


1:40pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A DOVERCOURT beach could be closed to the public after two wartime hand grenades were discovered at the weekend.

Works set to start at cricket pavilion

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

12:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

WORK on the refurbishment of a village cricket club’s pavilion will get underway next week.

Jasmine and pony Paddie set for national championships


10:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A TALENTED schoolgirl has qualified for a national horse riding competition with a little help from her faithful pony pal.

Patient calls for chemists to open on Sunday


7:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A CANCER patient has called for pharmacies in Harwich to open on Sundays.

Last minute rethink of £45m Valley plan


6:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

PLANS for a £45 million complex on the outskirts of Harwich have been altered after a consultation with residents.

Births at coastal maternity units "insufficient" to justify 24/7 opening, review finds

Gazette: NHS logo

4:35pm Monday 18th August 2014

A MIDWIVE shortage coupled with an “insufficient” number of pregnant women giving birth at Clacton and Harwich maternity units means keeping them open 24/7 cannot be justified, health experts have claimed.

Kids clown around with circus skills


4:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

YOUNGSTERS got to try their hand at juggling, balancing and plate spinning during the summer holidays.

One in five families in debt, say new figures

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

4:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

FAMILIES in Harwich and north Essex are struggling with rising levels of debt.

Dog charity desperate for stallholders at fundraising event


12:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

A CHARITY is desperate for stallholders to sign up for a fundraiser.

Dog walker's shock at grenade find


11:32am Monday 18th August 2014

A DOG walker has described the heart-stopping moment she picked up a hand grenade on the beach thinking it was a stone.

Plenty to keep young active this summer

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

10:00am Monday 18th August 2014

A WEEK of activities are on offer for youngsters in Harwich from today.

New Lawford homes attract a surge of interest


7:30am Monday 18th August 2014

DEVELOPERS of a new 150 property housing estate say they are being inundated with requests for information even before project has got approval.

In pictures: U's legend Kem passes on top tips to next generation


3:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

YOUNGSTERS were given football top tips by a professional player during their summer holiday.

Council vows to seek solution to 'bomb-site'


12:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

COUNCIL bosses have moved to assure concerned residents that an eyesore building is being taken seriously.

Former nightclub set to be amusement arcade


9:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

A FORMER nightclub is set to be turned into a town centre amusement arcade.

Fun for furry friends at annual dog show


4:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

SUNSHINE welcomed hundreds of people who turned out for Acorn Village’s dog show over the weekend.

Cash donation for sea lifesavers


12:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

LIFESAVING volunteers that came to the rescue of pirate radio ships in the 1960s have been honoured with a £790 cashpot.

Harwich lifeboat called to rescue vintage yacht

Gazette: coastguard lifeboat - zxc

10:15am Saturday 16th August 2014

The Harwich was called to a vintage yacht off the coast of Felixstowe. 

In pictures: Visitors brave the elements to join charity stroll


9:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

KIDS and adults alike took a walk on the wild side for a nature reserve open day.

Yobs hit soccer club for third time in 10 months


6:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

VANDALS broke into a struggling football club’s ground and painted blue lines on the pitch in an act described by club bosses as “sabotage”.

Town ale is the champion beer

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

4:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

GLASSES have been raised in celebration after a Harwich brewed beer picked up the top prize at Colchester CAMRA's Summer Beer Festival.

Inflatable fun for children at football club

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

2:23pm Friday 15th August 2014

KIDS are in for a treat this weekend at a children’s fun day.

That’s a result: A-Level students celebrate passes


12:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

SIXTH-FORM students are celebrating their A-Level results in what has been another record breaking year for success.

Grayson’s grand design revealed


10:00am Friday 15th August 2014

A TELEVISION show will reveal Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry’s struggle to complete a unique fairytale holiday home in Wrabness.

Met Office weather warning for more flash flooding

Gazette: Snow set for Gloucestershire as Met Office issues severe weather warning

8:59am Friday 15th August 2014

The Met Office have issued a weather warning as more storms are due to hit the area this afternoon.

In today's Standard


7:30am Friday 15th August 2014

New research reveals families are struggling with mounting debt, a major housing and leisure complex scales back shop and restaurant and cinema plans and football bosses claim the latest vandalism was intentional "sabotage".

Dog owners warned of pet thieves

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

6:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

DOG owners are being warned to keep their pets within sight this summer to avoid falling victim to thieves.

Maybush to turn into Heartbreak Hotel for tribute night


4:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

VILLAGERS are all shook up about a special open mic night coming to Great Oakley.

Preparations in full swing for Hoody Festival


2:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A YOUTH forum is gearing up for their fourth annual festival.

LIVE: Essex A Level results


7:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

Schools across Essex will be filled with A-level students as they collect their results today.

Villagers petition against "embarrassing" derelict site


12:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

FURIOUS villagers are petitioning for urgent action at a derelict building which they claim is a dangerous blight on the area.

Council allow author archive access


10:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

TOWN councillors have agreed to let an author delve into their archives for a forthcoming book about Captain Fryatt and the SS Brussels.

My 10 years of sleepless nights due to ‘shrill siren’

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

7:30am Thursday 14th August 2014

A PHOTOGRAPHER is calling for help to find a mystery siren that has been causing sleepless nights for a decade.

Ship shape radio special for anniversary


6:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A HISTORIC lightship will be celebrating 50 years of offshore radio by hosting a one-off four day broadcast.

Campaigners gearing up to fight revised plan

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

4:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

SOLAR farm campaigners are gearing up for another fight after shelved plans were resubmitted to Tendring Council.

Anti-benefit migrant scheme could be illegal

Gazette: Tendring District Council

2:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A MODERN-DAY “Poor Law” introduced to prevent benefit claimants moving to Tendring could be illegal.

Wife of former Harwich mayor offers to buy deeds for £500


12:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A WIDOW has pledged double the asking price for historic deeds of Harwich homes in honour of her husband’s love of the town.

Kick the habit with stop smoking support


10:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

FORMER smokers have spoken out about the benefiting of kicking the habit in an effort to encourage others to give up.

Two men disturbed while burgling house in Brantham

Gazette: A think-tank says police pensions are an increasing burden on the taxpayer

9:28am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A PAIR of burglars broke into a home in Brantham before running away after being disturbed.

Yacht with engine failure rescued by lifeboat

Gazette: Harwich RNLI all weather lifeboat

9:22am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A YACHT with fuel and engine problems was rescued by lifeboat crews.

Outline plans for 96 homes withdrawn

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

7:30am Wednesday 13th August 2014

PLANS to build almost 100 homes on a factory site have been withdrawn.

Libellous letter causes council outrage

A COUNCIL has vowed to take action against the author of a libellous letter pushed through letterboxes and posted on notice boards in Bradfield.

Essex Police dismiss officer for gross misconduct

Gazette: Police officers rescue baby locked in car in the searing afternoon sun

6:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A police officer based in Tendring has been sacked by police for gross misconduct.

Video: Essex Fire Authority to pay £15million to Government after accounting "oversight"

Gazette: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

4:13pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

ESSEX Fire Service is being forced to use all of its £15million savings to pay off a debt it did not know it owed.



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