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  • LIVE: Drivetime

    All the latest travel updates from across the district. read more

  • FC Clacton's Coyle left frustrated by inactivity Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

    FC CLACTON manager David Coyle has admitted being frustrated by his side’s lack of activity. read more

  • Heavy defeat sends Seasiders to the basement Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

    CLACTON Rugby Club crashed to a heavy 77-0 defeat at Upminster on Saturday and, with previously bottom club Billericay recording a surprise bonus-point win against Wanstead, the Seasiders find themselves back at the foot of the London League division three north east table. read more

  • Violence soars as drug gangs flock to Clacton Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

    VIOLENCE has soared in Clacton as drug gangs flock to the resort in search of “easy pickings”. read more

  • Sale of care homes will fund fund huge £450,000 revamp Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

    CARE home bosses are set to close facilities in Frinton and Walton while plunging £450,000 into a huge home upgrade. read more

  • Frinton Late-Night Shopping Special with Local Presence

    Our latest podcast is out and it's a Frinton Late-Night Shopping Special! read more

  • Football stadium plans are kicked into touch until January Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

    A DECISION on plans for more than 60 homes and a new football stadium in Holland- on-Sea has been delayed until the NewYear. read more

  • VIDEO: Shoppers get into Christmas spirit at Clacton Factory Outlet

    Late-night shopping event held at Clacton Factory Outlet read more

  • Leukaemia-hit youngster uses wish on trip of a lifetime to meet Santa Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

    A SCHOOLGIRL who spent two years battling leukaemia was granted her wish of a lifetime when she met Santa in Lapland. read more

  • John Edward Hambrook-Moore

    HAMBROOK-MOORE John Edward Passed away peacefully on 5th December 2014 aged 66 years. A much loved Dad, Brother and Grandad. Funeral Service to take place at Colchester Crematorium on Tuesday 23rd December at 3:30pm. Flowers or donations in memory of John for Diabetes UK may be sent c/o East of England Co-Operative Funeral Service, 89 Wimpole Road, Colchester, CO1 2DB. read more

  • Brian Gardiner

    GARDINER Brian A kind gentle man Passed away peacefully at Colchester General Hospital on Thursday 11th December 2014. Aged 83 years. Funeral to take place at Weeley Crematorium on Monday 29th December at 3.30pm. Family flowers only please. Donations c/o R Gwinnell & Sons, Holland on Sea for the Greenland Grove Animal Sanctuary, St. Osyth. Special thanks to staff at the Critical Care Unit and Aldham Ward, Colchester General Hospital for their excellent care. read more

  • Paul Leanne Pauls Plastics

    PAULS PLASTICS Paul, Leanne and Family wish their customers past, present and future a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year read more

  • Carol and Tony SHARPE

    It's That Time of Year Again "MERRY CHRISTMAS" Tony and Carol SHARPE Wish all their friends and family A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year read more

  • Chris Humphrey

    Seasons Greetings from Chris Humphrey Mr D Carswell MP, Dr. Justin Marley, Dr Mirza, Dr. MacMillan all at Nest West Bank, All at Barclays Bank, and all at CAB. All at Brandon House, Cloisters, Whytleaf, Christyn House and all at Cedars. The Two Billys(Magic City), Dave (all at the Bakehouse) Sarah and George (and all at the Wimpy). Mr & Mrs Patel and all Rujal News. Rob , Mitch the Clean Inn, Jan & Stuart Old Rd Wallpaper & Paint. Mark (The Pantry), Cleo and all at Geos. Alex at Sand & Sea. Richard, Beverley, Charlie, Henry, Jack and Poppy, Joan, Tina and Rosemary, Dave and Carol, James. And all at The Clacton Gazette. Jimmy & Ralph, Sue & Wally, Anna, Francois, Sarah, Lily & Francoi Jnr. Lara, Taylor, Haley & Brody, Margaret, Arron, Scot & Andrea and Joshua, Joanne, Adam, Matthew, Ethan & Jamie, Tom, Carol, Gemma, Shaun, Luke Anthony, Lewis, Brandon, Lily plus 1. Leanne & Sarah and Dennis. read more

  • Petyer & Mavis Balbirnie

    Councillor Peter De-Vaux Balbirnie MBE and his Wife Mavis Wish all the residents of Tendring a very Happy Christmas and very best wishes for a happy, healthy and peaceful 2015. Special thanks to all the services throughout the district who look after our health and wellbeing and keep us safe, and special thoughts are with those who will be away from home during the holiday season and many who are facing challenges as a result of the continuing economic cutbacks. As in the past few years, in lieu of Christmas cards, we will be donating to charities that are close to our hearts and will benefit local residents. Even though we will not be in touch by the sending of cards, our message is no less sincere and we do hope that you will all enjoy the holiday season. Kind regards Peter and Mavis X X read more

  • Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho!

    Ho ! Ho! Ho! It's that special time of year again. Best Wishes to all Friends & Neighbours from Jeannie and Ray Especially to those friends who are unwell. Donations this year to: Arthritis read more

  • Francis GOLIGHTLY

    GOLIGHTLY Francis Passed away peacefully in Colchester General Hospital on Sunday 14th December 2014 with Andrew by his side. Now reunited with his Beloved Roy . He will be fondly remembered by so many and in the words of Mr Ken Dodd ...... " A Great Man of the Theatre who put Clacton's Westcliff Theatre on the map with his spectacular summer show "Cascade Revue " ..... Service to celebrate his life to be held at Weeley Crematorium on Thursday 8th January 2015 at 11am. No flowers by request. Enquiries and donations in his memory to " Cancer Research UK " c/o Lesley Barlow, Clacton Funeral Service. read more

  • Peter Howard Horsler

    HORSLER Peter Howard Passed away peacefully at home on 11th December 2014. A much loved Husband,Father Grandfather, Great Grandfather and Brother. Also a good friend to many. He will be greatly mourned and missed. Peter's Thanksgiving Service will take place place at Weeley Crematorium on Friday 9th January at 2pm. Buffet Refreshments after service. No flowers please. Donations, if wished, to St Helena Hospice c/o Titford Funeral Service, 151 Old Road, Clacton on Sea CO15 3AU read more

  • Various WEBB/CLARKE

    WEBB Harry Daphne Stephen Stan CLARKE Peter The years may come The years may go We could never forget How we loved you so With every day We remember anew Those precious years We spent with you. Loved and remembered by all the Family. x x x read more

  • Adam Louis PRESTON

    PRESTON Adam Louis 21.12.1994 Remembering your 20th Birthday. All our love Nan and Family. Xxx read more

  • Stanley Webb

    Stanley WEBB Missing you at Christmas Dad As always Loved more than words can say Love Tracie and Michael xxx read more

  • Jack COE

    COE Jack 25.12.2007 Your presence we miss Your memories we treasure, We'll love you always, Forget you never, Also remembering Mum (May) on her birthday 24th December. Love Christine, Roy and Family x read more

  • Thelma and Tony LEWIS

    LEWIS Thelma and Tony Remembering my darling Wife Thelma and our Son Tony, at this special time of the year when we all enjoyed our Christmas together as a family, Your ever loving Husband Tony and Dad. You are so sadly missed by our Grandson Scott and Elaine. God bless you both. read more

  • John Patten

    PATTEN John Passed away peacefully on 8th December 2014. Dearly loved Husband of Shirley Father of Graham, Tracey and Lee. Funeral service to be held at Weeley Crematorium on Tuesday 30th December at 12.30. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to St. Helena Hospice c/o Lesley Barlow & Family, 98 Station Road, Clacton on sea, CO15 6AA. Tel No. 01255 222899. All are warmly invited to join the Family at the Blackboy, Weeley. read more

  • Adam Louis PRESTON

    PRESTON Adam Louis 21-12-1994 Remembering our darling Adam on his 20th birthday. Always in our hearts and thoughts. Lots of love from Mum, Dad, Kirsty, Vicky, Rob and Benjamin xxxxxx read more

  • Tony DURRANT

    DURRANT Tony (T.D ) 19.12.37 - 16.7.2013 To my beloved Husband, Loving and caring Dad, Dad-in-law, Grandad, Great Grandad, Brother and Friend. Although you have gone, you are forever in our thoughts and will be forever more. We love and miss you so much. Jeanette, Andy, Lynne and Kevin, Natasha and Jamie, Joanna and Damien, All Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren, Family and Friends. read more


    CLITHEROE Deb 19th December 2009 It doesn't seem possible another year has passed since you left us. You are always in our thoughts. All our love Mum, John, Sue, Peter, Charlotte, Sophia, Holly and Zoe. read more

  • Margaret Sparrow

    Margaret SPARROW 22-Dec-2013 Treasured memories of every Christmas you made so special. Love and miss you so much. Bless you "HEART" Trevor and family XX read more

  • Michael Arthur Cobb

    Michael Arthur COBBS 5.6.50 -17.12.13 I Love you so, I miss you so, I thank God for the years we had together. Love Christine. x _____ Love and miss you Grandad. Nathan and Connor. xx read more

  • Steve MOY

    Steve MOY6.10.1957 - 18.12.2009 Remembering a wonderful Husband and Dad We miss you so much Love you always Carole and Sasha xxxx read more

  • ron boulton

    Ron BOULTON Our first Christmas without you. Miss you so much Your loving Wife. Dave, Vicky and Michelle x read more

  • Carol Clover

    60Carol CLOVER 11th December 2014 To a wonderful Mum and Nan, Happy 60th Birthday, Enjoy your day. Lots of love from all us. xxxx read more

  • Brenda Francis Carter

    CARTER [Formerly Foskett] Née Bingle Brenda Frances David, Kevin, Karen and families would like to thank everyone for their kind messages cards and support following Brenda’s death. Many thanks also for the generous donations To Singlepoint in her memory. Special thanks to the Rev’d Pauline Scott for a lovely celebration of Brenda’s life. And All at John J Smith’s for their care, compassion and kindness at a very sensitive time. Please accept this as our only but most Sincere acknowledgement. read more

  • Bradley and Vicky Faulkner

    FAULKNER Bradley and Vicky Congratulations on the safe arrival of HOLLY LOUISE Born 9th December 2014 Love and best wishes from all the family xxxx read more

  • Adam PRESTON

    PRESTON Adam Remembering you on the 21st December, Which would have been your Twentieth Birthday. Love Nanna Joyce and Grandad. read more

  • Police called to Weeley home following woman's death Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

    POLICE were called to a home in Weeley following the death of a woman in her 80s. read more

  • Santa swaps sleigh for an open top Alvis at festive spectacular Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

    THOUSANDS of festive shoppers flooded into Frinton for a taste of Christmas at the town’s annual late-night shopping event. read more

  • School nativities souvenir with this week's Gazette Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

    THERE are some lovely pictures of Tendring schools' nativities in this week's Gazette. read more

  • Clacton sailor home for Christmas after six months fighting Isis on warship Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

    A CLACTON sailor has arrived home in time for Christmas after a gruelling six-month tour aboard a Royal Navy warship. read more

  • 'Others will join me in UKIP switch' predicts defecting councillor Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

    A LONG-SERVING councillor has defected to UKIP – and claims more are set to follow. read more

  • FREE Christmas TV Guide in this week's Gazette Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

    There's a special present for Gazette readers this week - a FREE Christmas TV Guide. read more

  • Heads hit back at Ofsted after damning report criticises Clacton schools Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Stephen Chamberlain: "We have to do something."

    HEADTEACHERS and governors across the Tendring district have hit back at a damning report by education watchdogs. read more


    Violence soars as drug gangs flock to resort - shock report read more

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