Light switch-off could have cost life

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Streetlight switch-off: County debates controversial policy

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A CYCLIST has slammed the decision to turn off the majority of the county’s streetlights after suffering serious injuries on his way to work.

Deep Blue Sea comes to Kelvedon

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Curtains raised: The Theatre Royal

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

One of Terence Rattigan’s finest plays is being performed in Kelvedon.

Braintree Road allocated £200,000 for improvements

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Essex County Council

5:14pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A total of £200,000 has been allocated to improve Braintree Road in Cressing.

Canine Partners holds bluebell walk at Langford beauty spot

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: A Canine Partners dog enjoys the bluebells

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Enjoy the bluebells at Langford Grove and help a charity train dogs to help disabled people.

Money and awareness raised at 12-hour long tennis match fundraiser for Femi

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Money and awareness raised at 12-hour long tennis match fundraiser for Femi

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The family of a teenager who was unable to find a bone marrow donor match have been overwhelmed by community support in Witham.

Marine police rescue yacht crew in Blackwater Estuary

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: The rescued yacht

4:27pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Marine police helped rescue sailors whose boat lost power in the Blackwater Estuary.

20% off bus fares during Catch the Bus Week

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Have your say on transport in Harpenden

4:15pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Passengers in Essex are being given the chance to try the bus at a reduced fare as part of Catch the Bus Week 2014.

Third arrest in Colchester murder investigation

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Tragic – “great lad” Jim

4:07pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A man, 27, has been arrested in connection with the Jim Attfield murder investigation in Colchester.

Households save thousands with Essex Energy Switch

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Essex County Council

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HOUSEHOLDS across Essex have joined forces to save more than £250,000 on their gas and electricity bills.

County council backing plans for more apprenticeships

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Essex County Council are reducing the Youth Services budget

3:50pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Essex County Council is backing plans to create more apprenticeships.

Fresh witness appeal made as police make third arrest in Jim Attfield murder investigation

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Victim Jim Attfield

3:55pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A man, 27, has been arrested in connection with the Jim Attfield murder investigation.

Governing body considering third attempt to bring horse racing back to Great Leighs

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Great Leighs Racecourse opened officially to the public yesterday

3:32pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

OFFICIALS are reviewing plans to return horse racing back to a track on the Chelmsford/Braintree border which closed in 2009.

Street lights can stay off after no crime increase, say police

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Faulty cable that caused Watford power cut fixed

3:16pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Street lights are set to remain off across Essex as there is no evidence of increased crime, according to Essex Police.

225 guns seized as cops cancel licences

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Chief Constable of Essex Police Stephen Kavanagh

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HUNDREDS of firearms have been seized after a review of gun licences in Essex.

Bushtucker comes to Burnham for one day only

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Stacey Turland, Andy Austen and Julie Cook sample some bushtucker

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Brave shoppers had the chance to sample some bushtucker.

Bobbies swapping beat for saddle for charity cycle

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Bobbies swapping beat for saddle for charity cycle

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A LEUKAEMIA sufferer has rounded up a team of cops to take part in a charity bike ride.

Police warning after sheds broken into in Wix

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

3:49pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BURGLARS have broken into three sheds in Wix.

Sat nav and iPhone chargers stolen from car

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

1:54pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A SAT NAV and two iPhone chargers were stolen after thieves broke into a car in Dovercourt.

It's a buzzy time of year for beekeepers

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Swarm of bees

1:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A swarm of thousands of bees was removed from the garden of a Heybridge home last Thursday.

Police failed too many victims of abuse...we had to change

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Chief Constable Stephen Cavanagh

12:56pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

I WALKED into a door. I was playing netball and a ball hit me in the face. She hit me first and I was just protecting myself. He didn’t mean to do it and he said he is sorry.

Thieves target cars in Stanway

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

1:12pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Four cars were broken into during the Easter weekend in Stanway

Hammer attack in Colchester injures two

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Essex Police launch appeal for stolen goods

12:20pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A HAMMER attack by an armed gang has left one man in hospital and another with facial injuries.

Popular fish monger set to close as a result of supermarket saturation

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Natasha Hughes.

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A POPULAR fishmongers has closed after seven years in Colchester town centre.

Battle of the supermarkets: where is better value?

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Reporter Rebecca looks at which supermarkets offer best value

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WE pitted the current superstores in our area against the new proposed stores to find out who offers the better value for money.

Have your say on care at Colchester's hospitals

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Colchester General Hospital

11:59am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE Care Quality Commission is holding two public events as part of an inspection of Colchester’s hospitals.

Care worker claims teen revealed suicide method to colleague days before death

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Popular girl: Rebecca Watkins

11:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A suicidal teenager told a care worker how she intended to kill herself just days before she died, an inquest has heard.

Maldon's most haunted

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Andrew Steel, during one of the ghost walks

10:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Maldon is more than a thousand years old and over that time the town has seen it’s fair share of murder, hangings and suicides.

Bus users warned of services changes across Braintree district

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: New Dales bus link established

10:24am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

First Essex have announced a number of changes to services in Braintree.

Critics argue district homes plan lacks necessary infrastructure

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Hatfield Peverel residents oppose further development in the village

10:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Plans to find sites for nearly 3,500 homes across Braintree district in the next decade have been dismissed as inadequate by critics.

Parking strife as new rules catch out drivers

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Parking strife as new rules catch out drivers

10:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PARKING outrage has returned to a town centre, as new restrictions are targeting unaware drivers.

TV show is looking for Essex homes to feature in new series

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Elvis Presley's record player goes under the hammer

10:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Do you have a treasure lurking in your living room? 

Britain's first gay dads to appear in TV show The Parent Makers

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Happy day – Barrie and Tony Drewitt Barlow celebrate with their children

9:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Britain's first gay parents are appearing in their own TV show, recording the path to surrogacy.

Part of Mistley Quay collapses

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Part of Mistley Quay collapses

8:51am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WORK at Mistley Quay was affected and nieghbours left shocked after part of the quayside collapsed.

Knife-wielding robber steals cigarettes from village store

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

8:42am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Braintree detectives are appealing for information after a robbery at the Church Street Co-Op store yesterday afternoon.

Student paramedics safe for calls says standards chief

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Marcus Bailey, interim consultant paramedic

7:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FOUR hundred student paramedics are being recruited directly by the region’s ambulance service because it can’t get enough qualified medics from the universities.

Mayflower Project holds top level talks with city council

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Mayflower project holds top level talks with city council

7:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BOSSES behind a project to recreate a historic ship have entered into top level talks with a city with strong links to the vessel.

Flytipping spoiling our community

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Flytipping spoiling our community

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

"UNACCEPTABLE" flytipping is spoiling towns and villages as irresponsible residents dump everything from sofas and beds to everyday houshold waste.

"Free Spirit" exhibition at Braintree District Museum

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Braintree museum is one of the district's attractions

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Fashion and textile students are displaying their work at Braintree District Museum.

Police search after man flees from Alresford crash

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Essex Police launch appeal for stolen goods

5:12pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE are searching for a man following a car crash in Alresford.

Magnets transform Maldon man's life after 18 years suffering with gastric reflux

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Russell Theobald

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A police officer whose life was blighted by gastric reflux for 18 years has had his life transformed by magnetic beads.

Apology as Queen is unable to visit Braintree school at short notice

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: HRH Queen Elizabeth II visits Blackburn Cathedral for Maundy service 17/04/2014

4:18pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The Queen will be visiting Felsted School and Chelmsford next month.

Close shave for mayor to raise charity cash

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Close shave for mayor to raise charity cash

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MAYOR has been robbed of his facial fuzz in the name of charity.

Ambulance called every two minutes in Essex

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

3:46pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AMBULANCE crews were called more than 3,000 times in Essex during the Easter break.

Driver gets out of car just seconds before it erupts into flames

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Firefighters tackling the blaze

3:36pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A DRIVER had a lucky escape after his car burst into flames just seconds after he got out.

Danbury post office could move and open longer

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Ealing Broadway post office now open on Sundays

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A village post office could be moved and opened for longer.

Colchester Half Marathon's fifth chosen charity announced

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Colchester Half Marathon's fifth chosen charity announced

2:28pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

ORGANISERS of the Colchester Half Marathon have chosen Headway Essex as the charity to benefit from next year’s race.

Russell's day in drag for charity

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Russell's day in drag for charity

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A CHARITABLE garage worker has taken things a step further in his quest to raise money for Cancer Research – by dressing up as a woman.

Helping the elderly and vulnerable on the home front

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Helping the elderly and vulnerable on the home front

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN initiative to help vulnerable elderly residents and families will be launched in Mistley.

Pat, 77, takes her first flight... and leaps back to earth

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Pat, 77, takes her first flight... and leaps back to earth

11:09am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

GRANDMOTHER Pat Newton’s first ever flight was one she won’t forget in a hurry - after she leapt out at 15,000 feet.

Poignant cricket festival in memory of special Rob

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Talented cricketer dies from leukaemia

10:54am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE head of English cricket and a war survivor were among hundreds who paid tribute to former Colchester cricketer Rob George.








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