Humes is the new U's boss

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: plenty to play for - Colchester United academy manager Tony Humes believes a trip to Villa Park is the perfect carrot for the U's youngsters ahead of their FA Youth Cup tie against Plymouth Argyle tonight.

5:30pm Monday 1st September 2014

Tony Humes has been announced as the new Colchester United manager.

Get a health MOT check for your dog

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: AT THE SERVICE: Holly the dog looks excited about the service

6:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

Dog owners are being invited to bring their pets along for a free health MOT.

International music school hopes thrown into doubt

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

6:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A FORMER courthouse has been put back up for sale plunging its future as an international music school into doubt.

Houses in the Braintree district cost more than eight times the average wage

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

5:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

Braintree residents purchasing a house in their home town are finding it just as expensive as buyers in London.

Manningtree Station lifts could be installed by 2015

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Manningtree station – where commuters want better facilities

4:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

NEW lifts at Manningtree train station could be installed by 2015.

Ambulance service warns of road safety after 297 crashes involved children

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Members of Unite who work for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service plan more strikes over claims that safety is being put at risk.

4:05pm Monday 1st September 2014

Families are being urged by the ambulance service to avoid taking road safety for granted ahead of the new school term.

Police appeal to find burglary suspect who broke officer's finger

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

3:22pm Monday 1st September 2014

Detectives investigating a burglary have arrested one man but are hoping that the public will help them identify the outstanding suspect from CCTV pictures.

Shop voted Essex's most popular bridal store

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

3:18pm Monday 1st September 2014

A WEDDING dress shop has been named the best in Essex, and second best in the world, in a industry competition.

Carver starts work on new Castle Park sculptures

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

3:15pm Monday 1st September 2014

A WOOD carver has finally been able to start work on a project he was forced to delay when his van and all his tools were stolen.

Major shake-up takes place in a bid to improve local policing

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Police are hunting for a man after a robbery and assault in Morden this morning.

3:17pm Monday 1st September 2014

From today, Essex Police is making a number changes to the way officers and police staff work across the county.

Fundraiser for charities who have helped young woman with incurable condition

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

3:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A fundraiser dinner meal is being held to help the charities who have supported a young woman whose condition mean she lives in constant pain.

International rugby star to support local causes by speaking in Colchester

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

2:58pm Monday 1st September 2014

A TOP former rugby international will speak in Colchester to support two local causes.

Man dies after collapsing in front garden

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

3:08pm Monday 1st September 2014

A MAN died in hospital after he was found seriously ill in the garden of a bedsit.

New public walkway plan for Brightlingsea Harbour

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Boats at Brightlingsea Harbour.

2:49pm Monday 1st September 2014

Increasing public access to Brightlingsea Harbour could help attract more visitors to the town, it is hoped.

Radio presenter plea: stop littering Colchester estate

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

2:51pm Monday 1st September 2014

A RADIO presenter has pleaded with people not to drop litter on an Army estate.

Drunk jailed after 158 court dates

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Chelmsford Crown Court

2:45pm Monday 1st September 2014

A TOWN drunk has been jailed after his 158th appearance in court.

Torchlight maze event coming to Blake House

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Braintree: Get lost and have an a-maze-ing day out

2:41pm Monday 1st September 2014

Can you find your way out of a maze in the dark?

Quiz night to raise cash for football club and air ambulance

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

2:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A QUIZ night will take place to raise money for a football club and the air ambulance.

Wind farm benefit fund will grant thousands in funding to local groups

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

1:30pm Monday 1st September 2014

Community groups are urged to apply for thousands in grants from a local wind farm.

Police restructure begins today

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Chief Constable Stephen Cavanagh

1:14pm Monday 1st September 2014

HUNDREDS of police officers are returning to neighbourhood teams this week as part of a major restructure of Essex Police.

Halstead's horticultural show this weekend

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Picture from the Ropley Horticultural Show

12:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

Halstead Horticultural Society are holding their early show on Sunday.

The White Hart hotel and restaurant to hold apprentice open day

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

12:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A hotel and restaurant will hold an open day for prospective apprentices on Thursday, September 4.

War veteran celebrates his 100th birthday

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

12:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A FORMER signalman whose war stories include being captured and interrogated before escaping with a broken arm has celebrated his 100th birthday.

Joe Dunne leaves U's

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: On the lookout - U's manager Joe Dunne wants any new signings he makes to have the character. Picture: WARREN PAGE

11:03am Monday 1st September 2014

Joe Dunne has left his role at Colchester United by mutual consent.

Support groups and charities to feature at hospital annual meeting

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Colchester General Hospital

10:51am Monday 1st September 2014

THE annual meeting of Colchester Hospitals Trust will feature displays from a host of support groups.

Youngsters bump into Olly Murs at local McDonalds

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

10:30am Monday 1st September 2014

Two youngsters had a Bank Holiday treat when they met idol Olly Murs in their local McDonalds.

Stowaway found under coach Halstead woman was on

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

10:30am Monday 1st September 2014

A woman has been left with some unusual holiday photos after an illegal immigrant was found underneath the coach she was travelling on.

Women's fashion shop bids farewell to Witham after 27 years?

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Newlands Shopping Centre

10:30am Monday 1st September 2014

Witham could lose another big name retailer.

Beauty status could still be two years away for southern banks of River Stour

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Natural beauty: the south bank of the Stour

10:00am Monday 1st September 2014

STATUS which could boost tourism for Manningtree and Mistley could still be two years away.

Colchester schoolboy's University Challenge

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

9:15am Monday 1st September 2014

A FORMER Colchester schoolboy had his general knowledge tested by Jeremy Paxman when he appeared on University Challenge.

CCTV pictures released as police search for burglary suspect

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

9:21am Monday 1st September 2014

Detectives hope the release of CCTV pictures will help them identify a burglary suspect.

Planning boss 'sorry' for Prettygate Tesco blunder

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Tesco to make changes to shop front

9:00am Monday 1st September 2014

PLANNING bosses have apologised for allowing plans for a Tesco supermarket to go through unchecked.

Festival's failure to be probed

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

8:50am Monday 1st September 2014

AN investigation will be held into the I Am Music fiasco.

New local policing teams for Braintree district

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: A man died after he was assaulted at a party being held at his partner's house, police said

8:34am Monday 1st September 2014

New local policing teams come into force today.

Labour hoping to take Clacton advantage

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Tim Young selected as Labour candidate for Clacton

8:29am Monday 1st September 2014

COLCHESTER’S community safety boss, Tim Young, is the front runner to fight defector Douglas Carswell to be the Clacton MP.

Maldon plumber Paul to ride to Paris in memory of his mum

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

8:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A Maldon father-of-three will be tackling a 320-mile bike ride in memory of his “fantastic” mum.

New headteacher vows to improve Ofsted rating

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

7:30am Monday 1st September 2014

A NEW headteacher has vowed to improve a school’s Ofsted rating and raise educational standards for all pupils.

Former journalist publishes her first novel

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

6:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A RETIRED journalist who has travelled the world writing has published her first novel.

Enjoy painting inspired by sights around the world

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

6:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Travel around the world with a local artist's second solo art exhibition.

Plans to rebuild and extend fire-stricken infants school are approved

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

5:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

An infants school which was devastated by fire will be rebuilt and extended to provide 65 extra places for children.

Meet fellow photographers at weekly club in Witham

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: CAMERA ART: Justin Glynn

3:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

The Witham Camera Club will be meeting from Friday.

Shop managers took a splash in the sea for charity

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

BRAVE shop managers have taken part in an icy challenge storming social media.

Baby and toddler group to close in weeks if volunteers do not come forward

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A baby and toddler group which is under threat because of a shortage of volunteers is set to close next month if no help materialises.

Small congregation wows the judges with wildlife efforts

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

12:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Villagers are celebrating after scooping £200 for their well-kept church yard.

More grenades could wash up in Dovercourt

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

12:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

UP to seven more wartime grenades could be set to wash up on Dovercourt beach if fears there is a crate laying off the coast are correct.

Air ambulance called after woman breaks ankle at the beach

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: essex air ambulance

11:58am Sunday 31st August 2014

CLACTON coastguards helped air ambulance paramedics lift a woman from the beach in St Osyth after she suffered a broken ankle.

Gang threatens to stab woman in attempted robbery

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

11:32am Sunday 31st August 2014

A GROUP of thugs surrounded a woman and threatened to stab her unless she handed over her belongings.

A man in his seventies has died after an A12 crash

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

11:08am Sunday 31st August 2014

A man has died after a crash into a central reservation.

MP to host jobs fair for Witham jobseekers

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Witham: MP launches healthcare campaign

10:30am Sunday 31st August 2014

Job hunters can take advantage of some new opportunities.

New Wetherspoons apply to sell alcohol until 1am Thursday-Saturday

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

10:30am Sunday 31st August 2014

A new pub says it will asses the hours it will sell alcohol by taking into account local demand and the pub’s location.








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