Lorry driver arrested on suspicion of careless driving after builder left in critical condition

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

12:24pm Friday 24th October 2014

A lorry driver was arrested on suspicion of careless driving after a builder fell from a ladder and suffered severe head injuries.

Clacton man Junaid Hamidi, 28, charged with murder in Grimsby

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

2:16pm Friday 24th October 2014

A CLACTON man has appeared in court charged with murder.

Work to improve drainage in Feering starts on Monday

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Essex Highways is aware of the problem

2:22pm Friday 24th October 2014

Work to improve drainage in Feering will start on Monday.

Guy Carnival looking back

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A SCRAPBOOK looking back at the Guy Carnival through the ages is being sold to raise money for charity.

Pool makeover to be rounded off with new name

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A POPULAR leisure centre will be getting a new name to go with its new look, following a £900,000 makeover.

Police warn of phishing scam

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

1:30pm Friday 24th October 2014

Police have released a warning about fraudsters via their new community messaging system.

Kelvedon Players are Looking for Love

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Curtains raised: The Theatre Royal

1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

The Kelvedon Players will be performing Looking for Love at The Institute, High Street, Kelvedon tonight and Saturday and next Friday and Saturday from 8pm.

Having issues with your mobile or tablet?

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Plans are being drawn up for a Shildon mobile phone app

1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Need help getting started with your mobile phone or tablet?

Motorists advised to avoid M25 following earlier crash

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

12:55pm Friday 24th October 2014

MOTORISTS are advised to avoid the M25 following a multi-vehicle collision on the Essex bound track of the motorway.

New apprentices join Braintree firm's scheme

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A group of youngsters have got their first foot on the ladder in the construction industry after joining an apprentice scheme.

In pictures: Our day learning about the Great Fire of London

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS were transported back to the year 1666 to help them learn about the Great Fire of London.

Police attempt to predict burglaries before they happen

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

11:43am Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE officers in Essex are trying to predict crimes before they happen.

Fundraising site set up in bid to save personality disorder service

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

11:43am Friday 24th October 2014

A woman is campaigning to save a Colchester centre tackling personality disorders, which has helped her stay in full-time employment.

Girl knocked out during nightclub assault

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

11:40am Friday 24th October 2014

A GIRL was knocked unconscious and another punched in the face by a man at a university nightclub.

Eight people arrested during gang brawl released without charge

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

11:36am Friday 24th October 2014

EIGHT people arrested during a gang brawl in Colchester have been released without charge.

Pervert exposes himself near schools

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

11:27am Friday 24th October 2014

The hunt is on for elderly pervert spotted exposing himself near two Colchester primary schools.

Plans unveiled for all weather pitches at St Helena School in Colchester

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

10:59am Friday 24th October 2014

A STATE-of-the-art sports facility could be created at a Colchester school.

Men to appear in court charged with attempted murder following stabbings in Clacton

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

10:47am Friday 24th October 2014

Two men will be appearing in court today charged with attempted murder following the stabbing of two men in Clacton.

Police investigation continues into Braintree High Street brawl

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

10:30am Friday 24th October 2014

Police are still trying to find out who was involved in a brawl in Braintree High Street.

Pensioner hits out at 'atrocious' broken street lights, which leave retirement bungalows in pitch black

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

10:30am Friday 24th October 2014

A pensioner has slammed Essex County Council for ignoring broken streetlights meant to light retirement bungalows.

Crack down on cycle thieves at station

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Witham rail station

10:20am Friday 24th October 2014

Police are launching a crack down on cycle thieves targetting stations.

Churches join for charity fair

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

10:00am Friday 24th October 2014

CHURCHES Together is holding a charities fair today as part of One World Week.

Wanted man arrested for breaching court order relating to burglary

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

9:25am Friday 24th October 2014

A man who was wanted for breaching a court order relating to burglary has been arrested.

Heybridge councillor, who stood up for residents against housing, is deselected

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: BREAKING: Tories retain control of Hillingdon despite losing five seats to Labour

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

The deselectIon of a councillor who supported residents’ views against new housing plans has caused disappointment.

Pride in Witham: We celebrate the town's most iconic moments in history

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

We have picked ten of the town’s most interesting snippets from the history books for this week’s Pride in Witham to celebrate the places and people that make Witham what it is today.

Halstead celebrates best town title in Britain in Bloom

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Halstead has been crowned the best floral town in the country for the second time at the Britain in Bloom awards.

Family pay tribute to "gentle giant" Chris McDonald

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

8:53am Friday 24th October 2014

The family of Chris McDonald have paid tribute to their "ray of sunshine".

UPDATED 12pm: All lanes now reopen following five-car A12 crash which hospitalisted two people

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: TRAFFIC.jpg

8:21am Friday 24th October 2014

DRIVERS are facing delays on the A12 this morning due to an accident involving five cars.

Man arrested after two boys accosted in Clacton

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

8:04am Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure and sexual touching after two teenage boys were accosted.

Dunmow Bowling Club to hold cake and coffee fundraiser for cancer charity

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

8:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Cake and coffee are on offer this Saturday at Dunmow Bowling Club.

In this week's Standard

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

7:30am Friday 24th October 2014

IN this week’s Standard police say crime rise could be down to offenders moving to Harwich and Tesco is given another 12 months to build Manningtree superstore.

Touching tributes paid to "perfect" young man Chris McDonald

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

1:44pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Devastated family and friends have paid tribute to a “perfect” young man.

Air ambulance lands on A12 after motorcyclist collides with HGV and lorry

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

5:20pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST has been rushed to hospital after colliding with a HGV and a lorry on the A12.

Pictures reveal the moment a blind man was thrown onto rail tracks in attack

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

1:25pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THIS is the horrifying moment a thug threw a blind man onto railway tracks during an argument at a train station.

Sniffer dog finds illegal stash of hidden cigarettes at Colchester store

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

8:35am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SECRET stash of counterfeit cigarettes worth £10,000 were discovered in hidden cupboards at a Colchester newsagent.

250 tonnes of green waste taken in trial scheme

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

6:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

GARDEN waste weighing more than two blue whales has been collected from homes in the first five months of a trial scheme.

Fundraising quiz for Halstead in Bloom

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Enjoy a quiz night at Richard de Clare School on Friday

6:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Halstead in Bloom are holding a fund raising quiz tomorrow night at the Halstead Conservative Club, in High Street, Halstead.

Celebrity donations boost sick children

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Lewis Hamilton

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

CELEBRITIES donated prizes to a charity auction which raised almost £100,000 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

Price war on the forecourts sees fuel costs drop across Maldon area

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

As supermarkets do battle over fuel prices, consumers are reaping the benefits.

Paige, 18, who works at Hatfield Peverel firm, is council's 3000th apprentice

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A teenager working at a Hatfield Peverel firm is the county council’s 3,000th apprentice.

Ice cream making equipment stolen from two vans

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

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Ice cream making equipment worth £8,000 has been stolen from two vans.

Drone's aerial snaps show road's extension work

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

4:35pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THESE aerial shots show how engineers are building a massive new road in Colchester.

Camping and caravan rally at pub

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Caravan owners advised to check TV licence requirements

4:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

The Camping and Caravanning Club West Essex District Association is holding a rally at The Swan in Rayne on Saturday.

Dedicate a decoration on hospice's memory tree

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: St Helena Hospice has launched the first therapeutic day centre in the country for young adults

4:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

PEOPLE can dedicate a Christmas tree decoration to a loved one in a charity appeal.

Residents call on council to call off controversial Tesco

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.

3:31pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

RESIDENTS have called on Colchester Council to pay off the developer behind the controversial Prettygate Tesco - and stop the shop from opening.

Ancient Egyptian coffin found in north Essex home

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

3:29pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AN ancient Egyptian sarcophagus believed to be more than 3,000 years old has been found in a north Essex home.

Accosting suspect released without charge - investigation still underway

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

3:20pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAJOR investigation into accosting incidents in Clacton is still underway after a suspect was released without charge.

Enjoy a Poppy Prom for charity

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Pitminster Parish First World War Exhibition

3:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Join a Poppy Prom in aid of the Poppy Appeal.

£800 worth of tools stolen from van

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

3:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

More than £800 worth of tools have been stolen from a van.

School celebrates glowing inspection report

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

2:18pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A school is celebrating after driving up standards to be rated “good”.






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