Man charged with murder of Southend man stabbed in Braintree

8:32pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Police have charged a man with murder after a man was stabbed in Braintree.

Special talk held by the Essex Wildlife Trust on Wednesday

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

6:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Animal enthusiasts are encouraged to attend a special talk.

Would-be thieves cause £600 damage trying to break into Braintree home

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

5:31pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Would-be thieves caused £600 damage trying to break into a house.

Easter fun at Witham shopping centre draws in the crowds

5:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A shopping centre hosted an Easter extravaganza of stalls, circus skills and games today.

Tax-shake up is welcomed by Braintree employers

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Emily Wood and Andrew pennock of Something Scrummy

5:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Braintree employers have welcomed a new allowance which will save them money and enable them to take on more workers.

Maldon neighbours to run 100km for children with cancer

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Ross Holland and Nigel Stead

5:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Two neighbours will run the equivalent of more than two marathons in memory of a 14-year-old girl who died of cancer.

‘Shanty’ extension owner loses lengthy court fight

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: ‘Shanty’ extension owner loses lengthy court fight

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A FIVE-YEAR battle to remove an illegal ‘shanty’ extension to a building in Mistley has ended.

Noise concerns scupper rubbish depot opening time changes

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Maldon district: 1,000 complaints over rubbish collection blunders

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Councillors opposed plans by their own council to change the opening times of a rubbish collection depot.

Budding entrepreneurs needed for monthly Braintree craft market

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Jonathan Chase and the Easter Bunny

2:25pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A shopkeeper hopes a popular small craft market will become a monthly event.

Easter fun day at Horse Rangers

2:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

FAMILIES will be able to enjoy some Easter fun at a stables.

Easter I Spy with a difference in Halstead High Street

1:55pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Characters from the Easter story played a game of I Spy with a difference.

Couple could be the key to solving Castle Park murder

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Victim Jim Attfield

1:39pm Saturday 19th April 2014

CRUCIAL witnesses need to come forward to help solve the horrific murder of Jim Attfield.

Tributes paid to young Southend dad who died after being stabbed in Braintree

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Michael Haastrup

1:11pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Tributes have been paid to a man who was stabbed in Braintree.

Developer hopes to transform Burnham boatyard into housing complex

12:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A developer hopes to transform a Burnham boatyard into a housing and office complex.

Woman refuses to be beaten by 'toughest race on earth'

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Fiona at the finish of the race with her mother Muriel Oakes

10:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

A RACE dubbed the ‘toughest race on earth’ has not beaten a local woman.

Burglars raid three homes in Stanway

9:27am Saturday 19th April 2014

BURGLARS raided three homes in Stanway in one night.

Maldon's MP helps mum go on holiday just in the nick of time

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: John Whittingdale MP says the public is shocked by phone hacking scandal

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A mum is praising the efforts of Maldon’s MP after he organised for her daughter’s passport to arrive just in the nick of time - the day before her holiday.

In pictures: Party for 20 Market Street on second anniversary of fire

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: In pictures: Party for 20 Market Street on second anniversary of fire

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

ANGRY residents have called for immediate action over an eye-sore site which was gutted by a fire two years ago.

Crime concerns as PCSO funding is lost

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: New carer support group

6:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

CONCERNS have been raised people are taking advantage of a "lack of police presence" after a wave of thefts and criminal damage in the Manningtree area.

"Egg-cellent" Easter Events in Braintree

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Great Malvern Easter Egg Hunt starts tomorrow (Saturday)

6:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Families can get out and have an “egg-cellent” time this weekend, which is packed full of Easter events around the district.

Choir entertain visitors with surprise flash mob in London

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: The choir in London

5:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A community choir surprised visitors to London’s Southbank with an uplifting flash mob performance.

Restoration Man show comes to Great Braxted

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: The Old School House

5:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Architect George Clarke will be filming The Restoration Man in Great Braxted.

Annual art exhibition taking place this weekend

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

AN annual art exhibition will take place again this Easter.

Widening works at busy junction to begin on Tuesday

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Roadworks are due to start on Monday

3:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Road widening works at a busy town centre junction are due to begin next week.

Try a bush tucker challenge in Burnham - ants and bug smoothies anyone?

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: A weaver ant

3:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Fancy tasting some queen weaver ants and bug jelly washed down with a mixed bug smoothie?

Mystery money donations: Cash pours in to stop church demolition

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: "Let's save church where we married"

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A CAMPAIGN to save a Grade II listed church from demolition has become the latest recipient of an anonymous letter full of cash.

Couple falsely claimed £25,000 benefits in four years

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A MARRIED couple have avoided jail despite swindling more than £25,000 out of Tendring Council.

Thieves continue to target parking meters

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Thieves are targeting parking meters

1:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

Thieves are continuing to target parking meters.

Michael's run to say thank you

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Michael's run to say thank you

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A MAN with a form of cerbral palsy is running five miles to give something back to the charity which helps him.

UPDATE: Woman arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender in connection with Braintree murder investigation is bailed

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: BREAKING: One person released in murder investigation

12:47pm Friday 18th April 2014

A woman arrested in connection with a murder investigation has been released on bail.

Car leaves A12 and overturns

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

12:36pm Friday 18th April 2014

A WOMAN escaped serious injury after her car left the A12 and overturned.

Protest by candlelight

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Protest by candlelight

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

VOICES rang out in the evening night as part of a protest against maternity unit closures.

Family dog left fighting for its life after adder bite

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Del at the vets

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A beloved family dog was left fighting for his life after he was bitten by a snake in long grass.

Royal Navy vessel to visit Burnham

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: HMS Blazer is heading for Burnham

11:59am Friday 18th April 2014

A Royal Navy vessel will be docking in Burnham.

"It's a miracle my baby and I are alive"

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: "It's a miracle my baby and I are alive"

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

As pregnant Natasha Corrigan lay in a hospital bed, her family were warned that mother and baby may not survive.

Couple forced to live in tent

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Nick Alger and Chloe Hutchings are relying on friends for shelter

10:30am Friday 18th April 2014

A HOMELESS couple say they have been living in a tent and sofa surfing after accommodation arranged by their local council was suddenly withdrawn.

Oldest recorded town? Forget it. Oldest recorded hot cross bun! Can we prove it? Well, you decide.

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Oldest recorded town? Forget it. Oldest recorded hot cross bun!! Can we prove it? Well, you decide.

10:28am Friday 18th April 2014

THE bun in question is owned by Andrew Munson, of Wormingford, who was given it 30 years ago by an eccentric neighbour, Norman Baker, to thank him for fixing his electrics.

Young at art show off creations in a gallery

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Young at art show off creations in a gallery

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

ARTY youngsters had the chance to see their creations hung in a gallery.

Runners battle the heat to complete London Marathon

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Runners battle the heat to complete London Marathon

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

MARATHON runners battled the heat to take part in one of the world’s top charity races.

Firstsite chairman announces retirement

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Firstsite chairman announces retirement

9:41am Friday 18th April 2014

THE chairman of Colchester’s Firstsite is to retire after seven years.

Frustrated residents condemn council's fountain revamp as a "waste of money"

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Frustrated residents condemn council's fountain revamp as a "waste of money"

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Elderly residents have been left with nowhere to sit after a series of town centre benches were replaced with new versions without backs.

Police investigate crash between car and motorbike in Althorne

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Police at the scene of the crash

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A motorcyclist suffered serious injuries after he was in collision with a car.

Amy is top St John Ambulance cadet in East of England

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Winner – Amy Cook receives her award from Dave Christophers, St John Ambulance national young people adviser. Picture: BRIAN ALDRICH

8:34am Friday 18th April 2014

A TEENAGER has been named the best St John Ambulance cadet in the East of England.

Former uni student stabbed his mum to death

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Former uni student stabbed his mum to death

8:32am Friday 18th April 2014

A FORMER Essex University student stabbed his mother to death.

Wounded soldier to play in a memorial match for friend Rob

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Wounded soldier to play in a memorial match for friend Rob

8:21am Friday 18th April 2014

A SOLDIER seriously injured in Afghanistan is to play cricket in honour of a friend who has died.

Historic buildings ‘need protection’

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Historic buildings ‘need protection’

8:17am Friday 18th April 2014

HISTORIC buildings in Colchester need to be better protected or more could burn down, according to a prominent historian.

In today's Standard

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: In today's Standard

7:30am Friday 18th April 2014

A COUPLE are spared prison after admitting benefit fraud of £25,000, protesters hold a twilight vigil at Harwich's Hospital, and residents say flytipping is spoiling their town.

Blue Zoo playing in Braintree

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Didcot Sings

8:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A Braintree man whose band has played on Top of the Pops twice is returning to his hometown for a performance.

Travel around the world with Braintree Male Voice Choir

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Didcot Sings

6:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

People are being invited to travel around the world with the latest concert from the Braintree Male Voice Choir.

Youngsters get in the swing for Easter

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Youngsters get in the swing for Easter

5:31pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Creative little ones celebrated Easter with a spot of bonnet making.








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