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Man woken up by robbers demanding cash in Clacton

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

5:44pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A 67-YEAR-OLD man was threatened to hand over money during a burglary at his home in Clacton.

Multi-million-pound plans to regenerate maltings

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

5:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

AMBITIOUS plans to restore one of Tendring’s most at-risk historic buildings as part of a multi-million pound redevelopment have been given the green light.

Lead ripped from church roof by callous crooks

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

2:46pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

CALLOUS crooks stripped huge sheets of lead from a church roof in Kirby.

Veterans' group will never be forgotten

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

2:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

SURVIVORS of the “Forgotten War” held a poignant act of remembrance as they proudly lowered their standard for the last time.

Show will raise cash for Stanley's powered wheelchair

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

12:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A BIG-HEARTED amateur dramatic society is planning a show in Clacton to raise funds for a youngster with a rare muscle condition.

Exclusive: Plans annouced for major £10m redevelopment of Clacton Factory Outlet - including new six-screen cinema

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

10:35am Tuesday 30th September 2014

PLANS have been announced for a major £10million redevelopment of Clacton Factory Outlet – including a sixscreen multiplex cinema.

Battle to keep chickens on allotment plot

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

10:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

AN angry allotment holder who is locked in a battle to keep animals on her plot has accused a council of bullying tactics.

Rivals row over drop in jobless

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

9:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

BY-ELECTION rivals have clashed after the number of people claiming the dole in Tendring fell to its lowest level since July 2008.

AGM date ahead for Royal British Legion

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Pride of Tendring: Jamie Robinson

7:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

CLACTON’S Royal British Legion will hold its annual general meeting next month.

Town council's take on the county in pothole crusade to force road action

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

6:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

A TOWN council is gearing up for a David and Goliath fight over potholes.

Councillor fears over sea defence workers' caravans

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

4:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

CONCERNED councillors fear they could end up with a new caravan park if they allow a temporary pitch for sea defence workers.

Lord of the trance set for Clacton stage

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

2:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

A TOP hypnotist is set to bring his show to the Clacton stage.

Councillors propose paying County Hall £127k to switch streetlights back on

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Outcry over new bright street lights

2:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

ANGRY district councillors have put forward proposals to pay £127,000 a year to County Hall so it will reverse its controversial streetlight switch-off in Tendring.

No sign of Jaywick recovery claims UKIP spokesman

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Rocky: Brooklands Road in Jaywick

12:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

UKIP’S economic spokesman has hit out at the Government for “failing the people of Jaywick”.

Carswell demands better rail service

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

10:00am Monday 29th September 2014

UKIP’S Douglas Carswell has labelled rail services to Clacton as “appalling”.

Tax scheme views sought by council

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Offices in Weeley are among those being sold by Tendring Council

9:00am Monday 29th September 2014

RESIDENTS can have their say over a controversial council tax benefit scheme.

Villagers celebrate superfast broadband success

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

7:30am Monday 29th September 2014

VILLAGERS are celebrating a major boost after a massive effort saw their area secure superfast broadband.

Work starts on £3m homes complex for disabled

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

4:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

WORK has started on a £3million purpose-built development in Clacton designed to help adults with learning and physical disabilities to live independently.

Cancer charity shop to open next month

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Sale street collection raises £350 for Cancer Research UK

2:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

A CHARITY is opening a pop-up shop at Clacton Factory Outlet during October.

Beth's brave headshave for charity

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

12:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

A PLUCKY woman watched her long locks fall to the floor as she had her head shaved for charity.

Green campaign gathers pace

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

9:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

GREEN Party deputy leader Dr Shahrar Ali was in Clacton to campaign alongside by-election candidate Chris Southall at the weekend.

Health minister calls for Clacton baby unit to stay open

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

4:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

GOVERNMENT health minister Dr Dan Poulter has called for Clacton Hospital’s maternity unit to remain open 24/7 as a midwife-led unit.

Plan to tidy Spinney nature site

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

2:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

A NATURE reserve in Frinton could be set for a big clean-up.

Dog's to have their day at charity show

12:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

EVERY dog can have its day at an annual charity show for pet pooches and their owners.

New weekly town centre market 'would be massive boost'

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

12:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

SHOPKEEPERS in Clacton hope to launch a new weekly market in a bid to boost trade.

Mobile networks to take over phone shops

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Phones 4u's collapse into administration last week put a total of 5,596 jobs at risk.

9:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

PHONES 4u stores across north Essex could be taken over by EE or Vodafone.

Shock as driver witnesses boys torturing pigeon

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: ON THE WING: Steve Evans claimed the red card in Amman Valley Pigeon Club's second young bird race of the year.

6:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

AN animal lover watched in horror as two youngsters tortured a defenceless pigeon in broad daylight.

All aboard for historic paddle steamer trip

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Paddle steamer prepares to dock at Gravesend

4:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

TRIPS aboard the famous Paddle Steamer Waverley are available this week.

£20 snatched from woman's hand during mugging

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

3:35pm Friday 26th September 2014

A WOMAN was robbed of £20 during a mugging in Clacton.

Voters surge to register for poll

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

2:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

THERE has been a huge surge in people signing up to vote in the run-up to the by-election.

Scores turn out for auditions in stage fame bid

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

MORE than 140 young hopefuls flocked to Clacton’s Princes Theatre on Sunday in a bid to win a part in the biggest production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat ever staged in the town.

Opponents rally against Ukip by-election bid in Clacton

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

11:00am Friday 26th September 2014

A RALLY is being held in Clacton tomorrow to protest against Ukip in the run-up to the October 9 by-election.

Two arrests after drug factory find

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

10:00am Friday 26th September 2014

TWO people have been arrested after a drugs factory operation was discovered in Thorpe.

70s star Les is rolling into town

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Les McKeown

9:00am Friday 26th September 2014

SEVENTIES heart-throb Les McKeown, of the Bay City Rollers, is in Clacton this week performing some of the band’s biggest hits.

Former Tory party leader visits Jaywick in by-election build-up

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

7:30am Friday 26th September 2014

A SECOND Government minister has visited Jaywick in just over a week.

Jay's killer launches appeal over guilty verdict

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Jay Whiston

3:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

ALMOST 2,000 people have voiced protests on Facebook against murdered schoolboy Jay Whiston’s killer launching an appeal against his conviction.

Fears delivery lorries will cause traffic chaos

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

2:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

IT is feared early morning lorry deliveries could cause traffic chaos and bring Frinton grinding to a halt at rush-hour.

School burglars ordered to pay just £3 after £160k thefts

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

1:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

THREE men who admitted stealing £160,000 worth of computers from schools across Essex and Suffolk have no more than £3 left between them, a court has heard.

Woman's miraculous blaze escape after fireball blast

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

12:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A WOMAN had a miracle escape just moments before a massive fireball blew out the windows of her flat.

Knife bin set for town centre after hundreds of blades are handed in

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

11:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

PLANS for a permanent knife amnesty bin in Clacton have been announced by the town’s police chief.

Gang steals giant safe in daring heist

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

10:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

A GANG of hole-in-the-wall crooks tunnelled into a jewellery shop and wheeled away a giant safe in an elaborate heist.

Rubber dinghy rescued after drifting mile out to sea

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

9:50am Thursday 25th September 2014

AN inflatable dinghy was rescued after being reported in trouble a mile out to sea off Jaywick.

Out in force - major police operation planned for by-election

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

9:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

A MASSIVE security operation involving Special Branch, undercover police and electoral fraud officers is being masterminded for the Clacton by-election.

IN THIS WEEK'S GAZETTE

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

7:30am Thursday 25th September 2014

Hole-in-wall gang tunnel into jewellers to steal safe 

£1.5m in poor performance fines could be used to boost ambulance service

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

6:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

FINES levied against the ambulance service may be reinvested to improve its performance.

X Factor's Marcus to debut solo tour in Clacton

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

4:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

AN X Factor and musical theatre star is bringing his debut solo tour to Clacton next month.

Village pub set for makeover and name change after sale

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

2:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A VILLAGE pub has been sold off to new owners.

Burglars smash through jewellery shop wall to steal safe

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

12:01pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

CROOKS broke into a jewellery shop in Walton by tunnelling through the wall before stealing a huge safe from inside.

School veg giveaway is a big hit

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

10:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A ‘VEGTASTIC’ barrow will become a regular fixture outside a primary school in a bid to boost healthy eating.

Animal welfare wins award

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: My life... as a dog warden

9:51am Wednesday 24th September 2014

TENDRING is the only place in the entire country to strike gold in the RSPCA’s animal welfare awards.







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