Mike and Angela have 200 children...who live in Africa

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Giving children hope – Mike and Angela

8:00am Wednesday 3rd October 2012

MIKE and Angela King don’t have their own children – apart from their 200 kids in Africa that is.

Futureheads on Brownstock and singing a capella

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

12:00am Thursday 30th August 2012

IT’S not every band that could get away with releasing an album of nothing but close harmony a cappella tracks – but then, the Futureheads are not every band.

Life is at a Standstill for performer Abi

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: ni Cunliffe – looking for beach hut experience

12:00am Thursday 30th August 2012

AS a project associated with this year’s Olympics and Paralympics, Standstill isn’t exactly athletic.

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

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Petrol-heads – Perry Cox and Tony Harris with their chrome Aston Martin DB9

6:00pm Friday 15th June 2012

IT has to be the best job in the world, at least for any red-blooded male with a need for speed.

Sparks to fly as county marks Olympics

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

11:50am Sunday 13th May 2012

IT’S our county’s contribution to the celebration of the biggest sporting event in the world – so bring on the Games!

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

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Leaving bash – Lizi Ninnim is given a retirement send-off by work colleagues at the Range store

6:00am Thursday 29th September 2011

A SHOP manager can retire two years early...thanks to a sex change.

Is Hasselhoff "too American" to play Lovejoy?

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: The man who created Lovejoy, north Essex man Dr John Grant

3:00am Friday 27th May 2011

THE creator of BBC television drama Lovejoy, from West Bergholt, has spoken about David Hasselhoff’s revelation he would like to revive the show.

Southend Airshow this weekend

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: The Red Arrows at the airshow

5:00am Wednesday 25th May 2011

UP, up and away - the Southend Airshow takes to the skies once again this weekend.

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

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Systematic Logistics International is providing trucks for the floats this year

10:10am Friday 8th April 2011

PLANS are starting to take shape for Colchester Carnival.

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

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Amazing tale of Battle of Waterloo survivor who died penniless on streets of Colchester

4:30am Wednesday 17th November 2010

THE country stood in silence on Sundayto remember the sacrifices made by our troops. The ongoing conflict in Afghansitan is also still high in people’s minds. But what of wars and heroes further back in time? CHARLOTTE MUMFORD, 23, of Bird Lane, Tiptree, researched Thomas Plunkett, who fought in the Battle of Waterloo before spending his final moments in Colchester. She has now been to the battlefields in Belgium with a re-enactment group.

Emotional Matt's performance blows judges away

12:02pm Sunday 7th November 2010

X FACTOR favourite Matt Cardle got the first standing ovation of this year's show with his emotional performance.

The BBC comes to Clacton

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: The BBC comes to Clacton

12:35pm Thursday 4th November 2010

THOUSANDS of visitors are expected to descend on Clacton's BBC shop this weekend.

Essex business partnership ridiculed by Colchester MP

9:00am Thursday 4th November 2010

IF Essex didn’t have anything in common with East Sussex...it does now. The counties have joined forces – along with Kent – to form a Local Enterprise Partnership.

Time Bank is only one of its kind in Essex

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Time broker Melissa Orr and manager time banker Jane

9:00am Wednesday 3rd November 2010

A GROUP of volunteers are a step ahead of the Government's Big Society. Colchester Time Bank has 92 members who earn credits by helping others.

Damon Albarn: Glee can't use Gorillaz songs

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Damon Albarn of Blur

2:34pm Tuesday 12th October 2010

COLCHESTER rock star Damon Albarn has said he wouldn't allow any Gorillaz songs to be used in Glee.


10:51am Monday 13th September 2010

Marconi Sailing Club: Solo Open Meeting: 11th September 2010.

Cultured Griff Rhys Jones is an Essex man through and through

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Essex man – Griff Rhys Jones loves the county he grew up in

1:00pm Friday 23rd July 2010

F Essex County Council is still eager to rid the county of its “chav-like” reputation it couldn’t pick a better person than Griff Rhys Jones as a model for the archetypal Essex man.

SeaDream - it's yachting not cruising

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Top of the Yacht Bar - dine al fresco and relax with a drink

3:00pm Friday 30th April 2010

My wife and I sipped champagne in the swimming pool on board one of the world’s most luxurious superyachts.

Pilates did wonders for Carole

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Bouncing back: Carole Coleman from Braintree is fighting fit again

5:20pm Wednesday 21st April 2010

A horse rider who was told she would never ride again following a car accident has bounced back through a combination of physiotherapy and pilates.

Granted: Huge waste plant gets green light

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

10:05am Thursday 11th March 2010

After years of campaigning and protests residents who rallied against a waste plant being built in their village have lost the fight.

Iron will could net glory

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Seeing the light: Lee Harding has high hopes for the future of Braintree Town FC

12:01pm Friday 26th February 2010

As promotion chasing Braintree Town FC gear up for a huge fixture against league leaders Newport County, Lee Harding, club chairman, reveals his ambitions for the club.

More action kids needed!

5:27pm Wednesday 24th February 2010

KIDS by their nature love adventure and active sports.

Prostate cancer, the silent killer

4:29pm Wednesday 24th February 2010

DON'T be shy and get yourself tested, is the message of a prostate cancer survivor.

Major win for Minor musicians

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Winning line-up – Patrick Hasler, Nathan Wacey and John Payne

9:00pm Wednesday 10th February 2010

WELL done to the winners of our Support Slot competition who were Manic Minor from Colchester.

Hate crime group aims to build up multi-faith harmony

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Chris Van Holby,  new leader of north Essex Prevent scheme

11:00am Tuesday 9th February 2010

HATE crime is being tackled in north Essex using Government funding to overcome terrorism.

Brainwave for a new wheelchair

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Brainwave for a new wheelchair

7:10pm Tuesday 2nd February 2010

SCIENTISTS in Colchester have designed a robo-wheelchair which responds to brainwaves.

Could you be a foster parent?

1:00am Saturday 9th January 2010

A rallying call has gone out for Essex residents to come forward and help address the county’s shortage of foster families.

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

4:56pm Friday 8th January 2010

THERE'S been much controversy over the use of the gastric band as an extreme way to weight loss.

Council move: The debate

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Mayland House in Witham, where Braintree Council could be moving to

12:52pm Tuesday 5th January 2010

Braintree Council's proposal to move out of its current headquarters to new premises has proved to be a talking point among councillors and residents in Braintree district over the last 12 months.

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

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: The charity's chairman, Janet Brown

11:11am Tuesday 5th January 2010

Support for people with learning disabilities has come a long way over the years.

Updated: Colchester goes mad for Olly

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Updated: Colchester goes mad for Olly

5:51pm Wednesday 9th December 2009

COLCHESTER went X Factor mad as Olly Murs performed in the town.

Your Gazette helps Colchester charities

7:00am Thursday 3rd December 2009

Three Colchester charities are thousands of pounds better off, thanks to the Gazette.

Courage of 'bladerunner' girl Ellie May Challis

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Fighting spirit – Ellie May has learned to walk using artificial legs

7:30am Tuesday 1st December 2009

LIFE for Ellie May Challis is the same as any other girl her age.

Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence

11:07am Saturday 28th November 2009

"Domestic violence is no respecter of age, religion or social status. We get women as young as 17 or 18 and we get women as old as 65-plus.

My new addiction: Volunteering, not drugs

5:11pm Tuesday 17th November 2009

A FORMER drug addict has credited volunteering with helping to turn his life around.

Stemming the tide of youth unemployment

5:08pm Tuesday 17th November 2009

COULD the recession lead to a lost generation in Braintree?

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

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Professor Dimitra Simeonidou

10:00am Thursday 12th November 2009

TECHNOLOGY being developed in Colchester will allow medics to watch crystal clear 3D images of surgical operations taking place thousands of miles away.

Paying penalty for not having triple MMR jab

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

10:00pm Wednesday 11th November 2009

MUMPS is a horrendous illness and can lead to infertility in men. But some parents still insist they will not have their children vaccinated with the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) jab.

Party in memory of tragic young pilot Melanie

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

10:10am Wednesday 11th November 2009

My boy Owen, out in LA, has been jonesing like crazy on a Sixties SG Junior - one of the ones with the P90s, which he says sound like nothing else on this earth.

Our soldiers' families get bravery medals

7:20pm Tuesday 10th November 2009

THE families of two Colchester-based soldiers killed in Afghanistan have been honoured for their sacrifice.

A year on, SOS spells safe on the streets

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Successful first year - the SOS bus

1:30pm Tuesday 10th November 2009

A LIFESAVING addition to Colchester’s nightlife is celebrating its first anniversary.

Father and son pin their hopes on pioneering new cancer treatment

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

5:50pm Friday 6th November 2009

A Colchester dad will this week become only the sixth person in the world to get a pioneering cancer treatment – with his son acting as his donor.

Young ambassadors represent their generation

9:40am Monday 2nd November 2009

Negative perceptions of young people are rife.

Rivenhall Airfield: Inquiry round up

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Is the facility an eyesore or a necessity?

12:48pm Wednesday 28th October 2009

Find out what went on at the Rivenhall Airfieldpublic inquiry

Mums want people to understand how autism affects kids

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Lucy McClure and Lorraine Woodhouse

3:00pm Friday 23rd October 2009

WHEN Lorraine Woodhouse and Lucy McClure embarked on a charity collection, the last thing they expected was ignorance and hurtful comments.

Campaign launched to free rescue dog Darcy

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

7:00am Tuesday 13th October 2009

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to allow a rescue dog to go home in time for Christmas.

Alex juggles with aspects of success

8:00pm Wednesday 7th October 2009

AT 25 years old, Alexander Ward has achieved what those twice his age could only dream of.

School deletes pupils' pictures from newsletter

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Ema-Louise Ranger with her son, Ryan

4:00pm Tuesday 6th October 2009

A Braintree school's decision to remove photographs of pupils from the online version of its newsletter has been branded “ridiculous”.

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

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Chief Insp Adrian Coombs – defending the town

6:00pm Monday 5th October 2009

In a first person piece, Chief Insp Adrian Coombs responds to a judge's description of Colchester as a no-go area at night. WHAT DO YOU THINK? HAVE YOUR SAY HERE

Essex’s war on sex traffickers

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Sex trade – illegal immigrant girls are forced to work as prostitutes

1:00pm Monday 5th October 2009

THOUSANDS of illegal immigrants risk their lives every year trying to get into the UK. They can pay anything up to £30,000 to be smuggled into the country with the hope of a better life.


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