Elsie celebrates her 100th birthday

6:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A TOWN stalwart has celebrated her 100th birthday.

Residents reminded about alterations to Bank Holiday waste collections

4:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

COUNCIL bosses are reminding Tendring residents their refuse and recycling will be collected a day later than normal next week following the August bank holiday.

Senior care home worker stole £1,750 from vulnerable resident

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Colchester Magistrates' Court

3:34pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The deputy manager of a care home who stole £1,750 from a vulnerable resident has avoided jail.

Celebrity Big Brother viewers urged to back Gogglebox George

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Linda and Peter McGarry star on Gogglebox with Linda's son George Gilbey

2:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

REALITY TV star George Gilbey has traded his Gogglebox sofa for the famous Diary Room chair of the Big Brother house George joined 13 other housemates in Celebrity Big Brother which returned to TV screens this week.

Clacton Air Show set for second day

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

CROWS are set to pack onto Clacton seafront to watch the second day of the town’s 23rd air show.

Fire crews called to blaze at tyre centre

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

9:57am Friday 22nd August 2014

FIVE fire crews were called to a blaze at a tyre and MOT centre at an industrial estate in Clacton.

Frating crash causing long delays

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: A361 closed at Sampford Peverell

9:31am Friday 22nd August 2014

A CAR crash close to Frating is causing long delays for motorists.

Dancers gearing up for TV semi-final

7:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

DANCERS from Clacton are gearing up to complete in the live semi-finals of a top television show.

New £135k play area opened on Clacton seafront

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

6:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A NEW £135,000 children’s play area has opened on Clacton seafront.

Birthday girl punches above her weight at fun new boxing club

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

4:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A BIRTHDAY girl punched above her weight during her birthday celebrations at a fun new boxing club in Clacton.

Beer-lovers raise a pint at popular real ale festival

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Alan Doyle pulls a pint at Clacton's Real Ale and Cider Festival

2:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

CLACTON’S 19th annual real ale festival is underway with more than 65 different beers and ciders.

Cricket club fun night to boost theatre group

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Acting hastily – members of the Youth Theatre Performerz, at Princes Theatre, in Clacton, who broke the world record for the fastest theatrical production

11:50am Thursday 21st August 2014

A FAMILY fun night is being held at Frinton Cricket Club to raise funds for the Youth Theatre Performerz at Clacton's Princes Theatre.

LIVE UPDATES: Clacton Air Show - Day 2

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

10:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

FLIGHT fanatics are set for takeoff at day two of this year’s bumper Clacton Air Show.

Blow as report says 24/7 maternity unit in Clacton 'unviable'

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Anger at shock closure of maternity service

9:40am Thursday 21st August 2014

A CAMPAIGN to fully reopen Clacton Hospital’s baby unit as a round-theclock service has been dealt a blow after a report said it was “unviable”.

Who cares about the colour? Frinton Sainsbury's gets thumbs-up from Gazette readers

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

9:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

SUPERMARKET giant Sainsbury’s bid to build a new store in Frinton’s Connaught Avenue has been given a huge thumbs-up by Gazette readers.

EXCLUSIVE: TV's Mr Grumpy is all smiles ahead of Frinton Summer Theatre show

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

9:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

HE became a national treasure as TV’s Victor Meldrew in One Foot in the Grave, but it’s all smiles now as Richard Wilson stars in Frinton Summer Theatre’s final show of the season.

New visitor centre bid for St Osyth's historic priory

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

8:40am Thursday 21st August 2014

A NEW bid for a visitor centre and wedding venue at St Osyth Priory has been unveiled.

Ten-month-old tot gets artificial heart as family desperately wait for vital transplant op

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

8:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE family of a ten month-old baby who needs a new heart have spoken of their anguish as they wait for a vital transplant.

LIVE: Essex GCSE results

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: File photo dated 13/06/08 of Pupils who sat a GCSE English exam at Colchester County High School for Girls, Colchester, Essex as a return to final exams at GCSE could discriminate against girls, teachers warned today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date:

7:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

Nervous teenagers will turn out to pick up their GCSE results today. 

IN THIS WEEK'S GAZETTE

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

7:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

Ten-month-old tot's search for new heart. Frinton backs Sainsbury's bid - even if it is orange. EXCLUSIVE - we talk to Summer Theatre star Richard Wilson - and much more

Are YOU in this week's Gazette!

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

6:30pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

How little Alexander Pickering beat heart defect

Plans to be submitted for major upgrade to swimming pool

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Frinton and Walton Swimming Pool

6:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

BLUEPRINTS for a major upgrade to Frinton and Walton Swimming Pool are due to be submitted.

Ten rescued from motorboat after getting stuck in backwaters

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Harwich RNLI all weather lifeboat

4:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

TEN people were rescued by lifeboat crews after their motorboat became stuck in Walton Backwaters.

Last pair of Lancaster bombers set to fly together over Clacton

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: ICONIC CRAFT: The Mynarski Memorial Lancaster is one of only two flightworthy Lancasters in the world

2:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE last pair of Second World War Lancaster bombers have flown together for the first time in 50 years - and they will repeat the feat at the Clacton Air Show tomorrow.

'Cutting-edge policing' sees burglary figures drop

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Chief Constable Stephen Cavanagh

12:56pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A POLICE operation to tackle burglary has made a major dent in the number of house break-ins across the county.

Car found torched after keys were stolen during burglary

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

11:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CAR was found burnt out after being stolen from outside a home in Clacton.

A133 Great Bentley smash causing two-mile tailbacks

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

8:59am Wednesday 20th August 2014

MOTORISTS are facing delays after a three-vehicle smash on the A133 Great Bentley by-pass this morning.

Vintage sale to take place this weekend

7:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A VINTAGE sale takes place in Wix Road, Beaumont-cum-Moze, on Sunday, August 24, from 12-4pm.

Fete to be held in aid of cancer charity

6:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A FUN fete is being held at FC Clacton's Rush Green Bowl ground for cancer charity Myeloma UK.

Suspected criminals to be tested for drugs as part of new scheme

4:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

PEOPLE arrested on suspicion of drug related crimes in Essex will be tested as part of a new scheme.

Revised waste collections following bank holiday

2:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

RESIDENTS in Tendring are being reminded that their refuse and recycling will be collected a day later than normal following the August Bank Holiday.

Essex couples wanted for Don't Tell the Bride TV show

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Tilly Mint Wedding Sample Sale

12:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A BAFTA award-winning show is looking for contestants from Essex to take part.

Community groups can apply for share of £250,000

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Essex County Council

10:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

GROUPS are being encouraged to apply for £250,000 worth of funding to pay for young people to discover a new sport.

Officers investigated for breaching police social media guidlines

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

7:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

HUNDREDS of police officers and staff have been investigated for alleged breaches of police guidelines when using social media.

Drivers accused of abusing free car park

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Free parking permits for Tendring residents

6:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

DRIVERS have been accused of abusing a free car park... by parking their cars there all day.

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

Clacton and Frinton 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.

Pupils rewarded for community warden work

4:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

PUPILS who took on the challenge to become community wardens and improve their area have been rewarded for their hard work.

Rail boss pledges to provide more standard class seats

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Passengers at Colchester North station, who faced higher fares from today.

3:40pm Monday 18th August 2014

A commuter was encouraged by a meeting with rail chiefs to discuss the future of services in our region.

Dog charity desperate for stallholders at fundraising event

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

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

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

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.

Controversial "M&S-style" sliding doors are approved for church

10:00am Monday 18th August 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to replace traditional wooden doors on a Frinton church with an electronic sliding entrance have been approved.

Extra trains take off for Clacton Airshow

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: There is disruption on the Greater Anglia service to Southminster

7:30am Monday 18th August 2014

EXTRA train services are set to take off for the Clacton Air Show.

Campaigner calls for new children's play park in Walton

5:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A NEW play park is needed for youngsters living in Walton, it is claimed.

Diamond couple celebrate 60 years of marriage

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

12:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A DIAMOND couple from Clacton celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today.

Town councillors want to pour cold water on large BBQs

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Tasty burgers on the barbecue

9:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

TOWN councillors want to pour cold water on large barbecues on Frinton’s treasured greensward.

Vandals attack car with paint stripper

5:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

VANDALS caused £500 damage by throwing paint stripper over a car in Clacton.

Burglars made off with £1,000 in jumbo-sized money jar

12:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

BURGLARS made off with more than £1,000 in coins after stealing a jumbo-sized money jar.

Coastguard called to sinking jet ski

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: coastguard lifeboat - zxc

10:04am Saturday 16th August 2014

The Clacton coastguard were called to rescue a sinking jet ski. 

Gardening club hosts popular annual show

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Wroughton and District Gardeners’ Society Horticultural Show

9:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

A GARDENING club in Kirby holds its annual show today.

Clacton theatre set for a classic camp night out

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

6:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

TANTRUMS, tears and tight fitting dresses are guaranteed at the spectacular Viva La Drag show.








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