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The Futureheads – their latest album features no instruments, just their own voices, though they’ll be bringing guitars and drums to Brownstock

Futureheads on Brownstock and singing a capella

ni Cunliffe – looking for beach hut experience

Life is at a Standstill for performer Abi

Petrol-heads – Perry Cox and Tony Harris with their chrome Aston Martin DB9

Our company car's an Aston Martin, say Billericay businessmen

Adding the spark  - Walk the Plank is the events production company behind the event and here is an example of their work

Sparks to fly as county marks Olympics

Leaving bash – Lizi Ninnim is given a retirement send-off by work colleagues at the Range store

I’m retiring two years early...after sex change!

The man who created Lovejoy, north Essex man Dr John Grant

Is Hasselhoff "too American" to play Lovejoy?

Southend Airshow this weekend

Southend Airshow this weekend

Systematic Logistics International is providing trucks for the floats this year

Colchester Carnival needs you... here’s how to get involved

Amazing tale of Battle of Waterloo survivor who died penniless on streets of Colchester

Amazing tale of Battle of Waterloo survivor who died penniless on streets of Colchester


Emotional Matt's performance blows judges away

The BBC comes to Clacton

The BBC comes to Clacton


Essex business partnership ridiculed by Colchester MP

Time broker Melissa Orr and manager time banker Jane

Time Bank is only one of its kind in Essex

Damon Albarn -- not a Glee fan

Damon Albarn: Glee can't use Gorillaz songs

Essex man – Griff Rhys Jones loves the county he grew up in

Cultured Griff Rhys Jones is an Essex man through and through

Top of the Yacht Club bar  dine al fresco or just relax with a drink

SeaDream - it's yachting not cruising

Bouncing back: Carole Coleman from Braintree is fighting fit again

Pilates did wonders for Carole

Big picture: The towns and villages that surround the waste site

Granted: Huge waste plant gets green light

Seeing the light: Lee Harding has high hopes for the future of Braintree Town FC

Iron will could net glory

More action kids needed!

Prostate cancer, the silent killer

Winning line-up – Patrick Hasler, Nathan Wacey and John Payne

Major win for Minor musicians

Chris Van Holby,  new leader of north Essex Prevent scheme

Hate crime group aims to build up multi-faith harmony

Brainwave for a new wheelchair

Brainwave for a new wheelchair

Could you be a foster parent?

Mind over matter: Mum's diet success using hypnosis 'gastric band'

Mayland House in Witham, where Braintree Council could be moving to

Council move: The debate

The charity's chairman, Janet Brown

Braintree Mencap: Fighting for the rights of the learning disabled for 55 years

Updated: Colchester goes mad for Olly

Updated: Colchester goes mad for Olly


Your Gazette helps Colchester charities

Fighting spirit – Ellie May has learned to walk using artificial legs

Courage of 'bladerunner' girl Ellie May Challis

Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence

My new addiction: Volunteering, not drugs

Stemming the tide of youth unemployment

Professor Dimitra Simeonidou

Uni’s £1.5m media lab pioneering 3D patient treatment on the net

Immunisation – Nurses Vicki Longman and Carole Goodriche give Al-Amin Mohammed Bello his MMR jab

Paying penalty for not having triple MMR jab

Anniversary – Janet and Tony Whitby are planning a party in memory of their daughter, Melanie

Party in memory of tragic young pilot Melanie

Our soldiers' families get bravery medals

Successful first year - the SOS bus

A year on, SOS spells safe on the streets

Donor – Marcos Gilson is hoping the use of his blood in a pioneering treatment can force his dad’s leukemia into remission

Father and son pin their hopes on pioneering new cancer treatment

Young ambassadors represent their generation

Is the facility an eyesore or a necessity?

Rivenhall Airfield: Inquiry round up

Lucy McClure and Lorraine Woodhouse

Mums want people to understand how autism affects kids

Rescue me – Essex fire service’s search and rescue dog Darcy is facing six months in quarantine

Campaign launched to free rescue dog Darcy


Alex juggles with aspects of success

Ema-Louise Ranger with her son, Ryan

School deletes pupils' pictures from newsletter

Chief Insp Adrian Coombs – defending the town

Colchester's not a no-go area at night, says police chief

Sex trade – illegal immigrant girls are forced to work as prostitutes

Essex’s war on sex traffickers


World war heritage trail plan to boost tourism


Regiment celebrates ten years of service

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