Banksy work scrubbed clean from Clacton seafront by council staff

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

3:34pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Banksy artwork scrubbed clean from a Clacton boathouse by council staff

Ale lovers flock to Witham beer festival

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

9:17pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A beer festival was the toast of the town as hundreds of ale lovers packed into Witham’s public hall.

Car and motorcycle crash in Cowdray Avenue, Colchester

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

6:19pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A CAR and a motorcycle crashed in Cowdray Avenue this evening, blocking the road during rush hour.

Claim sailing club’s tent upsets residents

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

6:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A SAILING club has been told it does not need planning permission for a controversial marquee.

Historic steam tug boat is in need of donations for new boiler

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Landlubbers were invited onto a steam tug during the Maldon Regatta to help raise money for a new boiler which could cost £100,000.

Seriously-ill mum proves dreams can come true by releasing single

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A seriously-ill mum who survived a life-threatening pregnancy has proven she can still achieve her dreams by releasing her first single.

Missing pregnant teen found safe and well

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

4:23pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A HEAVILY pregnant teenager who went missing from Colchester General Hospital has been found safe and well.

£100,000 cycle challenge launched by St Helena Hospice

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

4:08pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

RIDERS are being encouraged to join forces with a Colchester hospice to raise £100,000 for charity.

Stroke survivors set out for charity walk

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

4:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

STROKE survivors strode out along the seafront for a sponsored walk.

Explore the world of perfume at talk

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: What's On module top link image

3:57pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

The next meeting of The Solar Society, the local adult education and learning group, is on Monday.

MS patient refused funding for 'life-changing' medication

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

2:50pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A MULTIPLE sclerosis sufferer has lost his fight to have his life-changing medication funded by the NHS.

Firecrew sent to help retrieve man with broken ankle from loft

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

2:30pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A firecrew assisted paramedics in rescuing a man from his loft, after he had broken his ankle.

Farmyard animals give furry therapy

2:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

BUMBLE and Badger the dogs, along with a host of farmyard friends, offer a furry alternative to traditional therapy.

Taco Bell pulls out of Angel Court plan

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

1:30pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A MAJOR fast food chain has pulled the plug on plans to open a takeaway as part of a major town centre redevelopment.

Council considering possible council tax rise

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

1:30pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Councillors at the Finance and Corporate Services Committee meeting heard a rise in council tax is being considered.

Best-seller James Patterson gives Red Lion cash for revamp

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

1:13pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE best selling author in the world has awarded a Colchester bookshop £2,500 to give its children’s section a revamp.

Enjoy a night out on the town with new show

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Neil Angilley Trio

12:40pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Tickets are selling fast for the hilarious and outrageous Bouncers by John Godber, which is coming to Chelmsford Civic Theatre for a two night run.

Producers are on the hunt for weight loss couples to star in TV new series

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Weightloss Workshop

12:48pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Essex couples are being encouraged to take part in a BBC series.

Admire vintage farm machinery at annual show

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Step back in time and admire displays of vintage farm machinery.

Young artists sought for Christmas card competition

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Are you the next David Bailey, Banksy or William Morris? Then apply for Leytonstone Arts Trail

12:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

An Italian restaurant is looking for a budding artist to create their company’s Christmas card.

Organisation hoping to purchase own building

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

12:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A YOUTH organisation has asked for support as it bids for cash to purchase its building.

Maldon Regatta hailed a "great success" by organisers

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

11:45am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Sailing fans flocked to Hythe Quay in Maldon to watch the regatta and enjoy a day on the prom.

Campaigning Tory's surprise over MP revelations

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

11:06am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE co-founder of a campaign to get more Tory women elected to Parliament has spoken of her surprise over revelations of one of the group's leading supporters.

The Dengie's University of the Third Age reaches first birthday

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

10:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The Dengie's University of the Third Age (U3A) movement is celebrating it’s first anniversary, with more than double the number of the original participants.

Former Braintree postie left disabled in crash is helped to find work thanks to Essex charity

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

10:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A former postie who was disabled in a car crash hopes to return to the world of work, thanks to a charity’s support.

Two-vehicle smash leaves road blocked in Layer Marney: UPDATE - ROAD CLEARED

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

10:10am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A two-vehicle crash left a road blocked in Layer Marney.

Huge play centre could bring 12 jobs

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

10:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A-STATE-of-the-art play centre looks set to open in north Colchester, with the creation of at least 12 jobs.

Failing schools merge in bid to boost performance

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

10:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

TWO failing Greenstead schools have merged in a bid to boost their performance.

Supermarket staff excel at Birkett challenge

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

10:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

SUPERMARKET staff turned £50 into more than £1,000 as part of an annual charity challenge.

UPDATED: Travellers leave Colchester United ground...and move on to Boxted

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

9:58am Wednesday 1st October 2014

UPDATED: TRAVELLERS left Colchester United's ground after 11 days and a court order only to break into another site opposite a school.

Lifeboats aid in search for vulnerable missing person

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

9:12am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The coastguard and two lifeboats were searching for a vulnerable missing person early yesterday morning.

Specialist officers dedicated to combating organised gang and gun violence have raided a house in Colchester.

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

9:29am Wednesday 1st October 2014

SPECIALIST officers dedicated to combating organised gang and gun violence have raided a house in Colchester.

Murder investigation launched after man found stabbed in Chelmsford flat

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

9:10am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A MURDER investigation has been launched after the body of a man was found in a property on Broomfield Road in Chelmsford this morning with stab wounds. A 29-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

"Drawing for the terrified" art class starting up

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

9:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Artist Georgie Roy is holding a new art class, “Drawing for the Terrified”.

£100,000 app to bring tourists to Colchester

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Colchester Castle

9:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

TOURISM bosses hope a smartphone app which cost up to £100,000 to develop could bring more visitors to Colchester.

First bus crashes into lamppost on Heybridge route

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

8:47am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Drivers were surprised to see a damaged bus near the Bentalls complex, Heybridge, yesterday.

Church appeals for funding help for garden maintenance

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

8:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Churchgoers and wellwishers are being asked to make donations to help maintain a Tiptree chapel garden and graveyard.

Residents urged to sign up for crime prevention advice sent straight to their phone

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Nick Alston has chosen Mr Whitehouse

6:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

RESIDENTS will be able to get crime prevention advice straight to their phone as part of a new scheme.

Controversial Prettygate Tesco set to go ahead after all as council realises it has no power to stop it

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Tesco has launched an investigation after revealing that its guidance on profits for the six months to August 23 was overstated by around  £250m.

6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

COLCHESTER Council has been forced into an embarrassing u-turn which means a controversial Tesco will go ahead.

Olympic volleyball star Rachel Laybourne starts new college course

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

7:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

OLYMPIC volleyball star Rachel Laybourne served up knowledge and skill as she helped to launch a new club.

Parish council gives cash to good causes

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

6:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A PARISH council has agreed to award grants to two vital services.

Playboy model to take ice bucket challenge in Colchester to raise money for cancer charity

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Macmillan Fundraising Day

6:12pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A PLAYBOY model will drop in on Colchester clubbers - to take an ice bucket challenge.

Plans to transform The Chapel into general store and coffee shop given green light

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

5:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Exciting plans to transform a landmark building into a coffee shop and general store have been given the go-ahead.

Could Mr Fiddles be Maldon's most miserable looking cat?

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

5:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Could this be Maldon's most mournful looking cat?

Digger fire spreads to 500-tonne muck heap

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

4:50pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A blaze destroyed a digger and spread to a 500-tonne muck heap.

Traffic delays due to accident near Colchester General Hospital

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

4:35pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A road accident near Colchester General Hospital is causing delays this afternoon for drivers and bus passengers.

New school starter pictures in this week's Standard

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

4:27pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Our First Class supplement will be in this week’s paper (Oct 2).

Penalty to paper for rugby shirt designing kids

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

4:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

RUGBY players swapped scrums and rucks for pens and paper to design their new shirt.

"No further action" following armed siege in Colchester

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

3:26pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MAN has been released without charge despite allegedly shooting at police during an armed stand-off in Colchester.

Folk singer performing in Great Notley

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: We’re asking our readers to send in audition videos or audio files of them doing what they do best.

3:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

The critically acclaimed Sarah Jones will be in concert at the Church in Great Notley on Saturday at 7.30pm.






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