Fantastic floral display coming to Coggeshall

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Flower Festival - Bridlington Old Town Summer Festival 2013

7:30pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Horticulturists are going to be in their element this weekend with a fantastic floral display.

New report slams hopes for 24/7 maternity unit

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Maternity unit closure: 'My choice has been taken away'

6:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

BIRTHS at Harwich's Maternity Unit have rocketed in the same week a new report claims fully reopening the round-the-clock centre would be “unviable”.

Watch stunts on horseback at Hedingham Castle

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

6:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The Knights of Middle England are performing at Hedingham Castle for the first time.

Celebrate crafting excellence

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

6:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Celebrate 30 years of crafting excellence at a two day show.

Housing plan in Halstead step closer to reality

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Public outcry over plans for new housing estate on outskirts of Halstead

5:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Developers are expected to press ahead with controversial plans for 300 homes after passing the first hurdle.

Cold Norton church comes second in countywide churchyard contest

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

St Stephen's Church in Cold Norton has come second in a countywide best kept churchyard competition.

Free money advice available for hard-up

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

4:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

FAMILIES in Manningtree who are struggling with rising debt can get free help and advice.

Popular McLean exhibition extended for two months

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Colchester Film Festival review

3:50pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A FIRSTSITE exhibition has been so popular it is being extended for more than two months.

Roman feast found under Colchester store

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

3:49pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Archaeologists have found evidence of food bought by Romans before they were massacred by Boadicea's armies.

Day youngsters went wild at Beth Chatto Gardens

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

3:37pm Friday 22nd August 2014

nature when Elmstead Market’s Beth Chatto Gardens hosted a two-day wildlife fair.

I learned language of success

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

3:36pm Friday 22nd August 2014

SCHOOLBOY, who could not speak any English when he arrived in the country at the age of 11, has passed 13 GCSEs – including one A* and four As.

Nursery celebrates outstanding report

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

3:21pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Staff and children at a nursery are celebrating after being rated outstanding by inspectors.

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.

'I will install cameras if drivers keep running over ducklings'

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A teacher is threatening to install cameras on a busy road if drivers continue to run over ducklings.

Tools expected to be worth hundreds of pounds stolen from a van in Mayland

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

3:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Tools have been stolen from a van in Imperial Avenue, Mayland.

Weird and wonderful animals coming to Braintree District Museum

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Get up close and personal with lots of weird and wonderful animals.

Mums invited to meetings aimed at improving maternity services

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Patients face longer waits at Colchester General Hospital following cancer scandal

2:50pm Friday 22nd August 2014

NEW and parents-to-be are invited to three public meetings about the future of maternity services in north Essex.

Super six charities benefit from Mayor Colin's year in office

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Mayor to host charity quiz night

2:47pm Friday 22nd August 2014

SIX charities are benefiting from a share of £24,000 raised through a series of fundraising events organised by Colchester’s last Mayor.

Eight treated by paramedics after Boxted crash

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

2:46pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Eight people were treated for injuries after a four-vehicle crash in Colchester.

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.

Rugby club opens doors for family fun

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

2:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A RUGBY club is hosting a fun day for the whole family this Sunday.

Southminster library will shut in September to install new technology

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

1:30pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A library will be shutting for 25 days to install new techonology for visitors.

Police want to question man about assaults

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

12:11pm Friday 22nd August 2014

POLICE want to question a man known to have lived in Harwich about assaults in Colchester and London earlier this month.

GCSE glee as Manningtree High post record results

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

STUDENTS and staff are celebrating after record breaking set of GCSE results.

Charity dartathon on Sunday

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A Pub is hoping its charity dartathon will be on target to be a massive success.

Man injured after being barged to the ground

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

12:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A man was barged to the ground by two men in a daylight assault.

Springfield NHS walk-in centre may relocate to Broomfield

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Still time to nominate Worcestershire NHS staff for award

12:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Health commissioners are planning to close the walk-in centre at Sainsbury’s, Springfield, and move services to Broomfield Hospital.

Air ambulance called to Southminster area in medical emergency

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

11:08am Friday 22nd August 2014

The Essex and Herts air ambulance attended a male with a medical emergency yesterday morning.

Possible closure of walk-in centre would be a 'big shock'

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

10:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

Councillors met with medical representatives to grill them over the future of the ‘untenable’ St Peter’s Hospital and the proposed closure of a walk in centre.

Inflatable fun at the football club draws crowds

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

10:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

HUNDREDS of kids took over a soccer field for a day of inflatable frolics.

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.

Unemployment in Braintree hits its lowest for 11 years

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Braintree employment opportunities are flourishing, says Jobcentre boss

9:50am Friday 22nd August 2014

The number of jobseekers claiming benefits is at its lowest for nearly 11 years.

Bank Holiday weekend events across the Maldon district: Your guide

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Last year's crabbing competition

9:48am Friday 22nd August 2014

There's no excuse to stay at home this Bank Holiday weekend.

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.

Pensioner builds steel and concrete barrier to protect home from speeding cars

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

9:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

A despairing pensioner who fears he will be killed by speeding cars crashing into his house has built a concrete-enforced steel barrier in his garden.

Daughter defends "fantastic" care home staff after critical review

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

9:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

A daughter has leapt to the defence of her mother’s care home after a watchdog’s critical reports.

Supermarket giant confirms it plans the ninth Tesco for our town

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

8:57am Friday 22nd August 2014

TESCO is set to open a ninth store in Colchester, it has been confirmed Four shops in Cotman Road, Prettygate, are being turned into one unit.

Warning over M25 delays following yesterday's lorry fire: UPDATE - 2 hour delays

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

8:37am Friday 22nd August 2014

Road users are being warned that long delays are expected on the M25 in Essex this morning while repair work from an overnight lorry fire is carried out.

'We'll rename Halstead to boost trade and tourism'

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

8:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

A group dedicated to improving the town centre is intending to officially rebrand Halstead as a “floral town” to boost business and tourism.

Burnham RNLI help stranded yacht refloat

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

8:33am Friday 22nd August 2014

A 26ft yacht was stranded after running aground at the entrance to the River Crouch.

RNLI help small boat struggling on River Blackwater

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

8:25am Friday 22nd August 2014

Coastguards went to the aid of a small boat struggling on the River Blackwater.

Brave Tom is exam champ

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

8:25am Friday 22nd August 2014

WHILE Tom Brown was going through four months of radiotherapy, the last thing on his mind was his illness.

In today's Standard

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

7:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

Rail users brand ticket price hikes as "disgusting", major concerns over a £45million leisure and housing development are raised, and residents lambaste Harwich MP over streetlight switch-ff.

Two fun days for children

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

6:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Greenfields is holding two fun events for little ones.

Raise money for charity with a duck race

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: 10,000 ducks are expected to sail down the River Tone.

5:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Go quackers for charity with a duck race.

Improvements pledged for Colchester's St Botolph's roundabout

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

4:45pm Thursday 21st August 2014

PLANS are in the pipeline to improve safety at an accident hotspot in Colchester town centre.

New Rickstones Academy "addressing anomalies" in GCSE results

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

4:49pm Thursday 21st August 2014

The head of a Witham Academy has said the school is trying to “address anomalies” in some of their GCSE results released today.

Police burglary investigation: Do you know man with mullet hairstyle?

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

4:49pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Police are hoping CCTV may help them track down three men in connection with a burglary - one of whom appears to have a mullet hairstyle.

Flat owners win leaky roof battle

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

4:41pm Thursday 21st August 2014

ABOUT 150 flat owners have been spared £1,200 bills after a developer agreed to repair leaky apartment block roofs.

Crowds watch Lancasters fly over Colchester for the last time

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

4:35pm Thursday 21st August 2014

NEARLY 100 sightseers gathered at a war memorial to watch the last pair of airworthy Lancaster bombers fly over Colchester for the final time.








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