Mum who lost nearly six stone in a year nominated for slimming award

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

An unhappy mum has grown in confidence after losing nearly six stone in just a year.

Wacky Witham onesie walk raises vital cash to provide therapy for disabled children

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

More than 150 people walked through town in their onesies to raise vital cash for a disabled children’s charity.

Sailing compound targeted again in raid

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

FRUSTRATED sailing club bosses are asking residents to keep a look out after crooks attempted to steal a boat engine.

Expensive power tool stolen in shed break-in

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

1:30pm Saturday 20th September 2014

An expensive power tool was stolen from a Bradwell shed last week.

Police investigating BMW theft after car keys stolen from house

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

1:02pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Colchester Police are investigating a burglary that led to the theft of a BMW.

Sentimental jewellery among £2k haul from raid on Parkeston home

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

12:30pm Saturday 20th September 2014

CROOKS got away with almost £2,000 worth of loot in an raid on a home in Parkeston.

PICTURED: Firefighters receive more than 80 flood-related calls due to storm

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

12:44pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Firecrews tackled more than 20 calls to flooding incidents this morning, after receiving more than 80 calls.

Former hospital struck by lightning causing roof fire

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Fire Engine on the way to the scene.
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12:22pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Four firecrews were sent to a former hospital blaze, after it was struck by lightning this morning.

Faith's vital role as volunteer in Zimbabwe

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

12:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

A FORMER teacher from Great Oakley is urging others to follow in her footsteps after four months volunteering in Zimbabwe.

MP claims £16k more in expenses

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Halstead: MP backtracks over road plans due to divided opinion

12:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Halstead's MP claimed nearly £16,000 more in expenses last year compared with the previous year.

Supermarket staff get on their bikes to raise money for Sue Ryder

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

12:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

SPORTY supermarket staff raised £1,450 for charity when they took part in an in-store static bike ride.

A12 tailbacks after double accident at Capel St Mary

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

11:50am Saturday 20th September 2014

THE A12 north of Colchester was blocked this morning following two crashes.

Woman badly injured and man rescued in Clacton blaze

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

11:23am Saturday 20th September 2014

A WOMAN has been badly injured after fire ripped through a flat in Clacton.

Woman and child cut free from smash in Elmstead Market

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

11:08am Saturday 20th September 2014

A WOMAN and child were trapped in the wreckage of a car for more than half an hour after a two-vehicle smash in Elmstead Market.

Police appeal after car windows smashed

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

10:30am Saturday 20th September 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after all the front windows of a car were smashed.

Council leader asks Stansted Airport to consider adjusting flightpath

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

10:30am Saturday 20th September 2014

Braintree council leader Graham Butland has asked air traffic authorities to adjust the route of a flightpath which could see up to 153 planes a day taking off over the district.

Music returns to Red Lion

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

10:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

LIVE music is back at a popular venue after a summer break with an old favourite.

Flood water causes part collapse of hotel ceiling

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

12:03pm Saturday 20th September 2014

A Witham fire engine was sent to tackle a partially collapsed hotel roof, which had been damaged by rainwater.

Dozens of calls to fire service as flooding hits Witham

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

9:13am Saturday 20th September 2014

Fire crews have been busy since 6.30am after receiving dozens of calls to floods in the Witham area.

Music teacher is pride of Braintree as youngsters praise his dedication

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

9:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

A group of young musicians have praised their teacher for giving them the chance to learn, practice and record for free.

Memory Lane: North Fambridge calendar girls back in 2005

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

9:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Retired snapper Derek Argent has shared this picture he took in 2005.

First it's parish council... then Downing Street for James, 18

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

8:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A TEENAGER who hopes to become Prime Minister has become a council’s youngest member at the age of 18.

House clean up prompts fire fears

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

6:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

FEARS an eyesore building could be a major fire risk have been raised after volunteers discovered a mountain of flammable rubbish inside.

Bike thieves stop heart attack sufferer's charity bike ride

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A heart attack sufferer who was organising a charity bike ride to thank those who saved his life has been left crushed after his bicycle was stolen.

Community group: We'll need a park and ride in Maldon, not housing

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Plans for 131 new homes in Maldon look set to get the go ahead despite concerns that housing will take up land which could have been used for a park and ride.

Beach cleaners need more numbers

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

VOLUNTEERS are needed for an annual beach clean in Harwich and Dovercourt.

Protesters march through streets against plans for 350 homes and new school

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

More than 200 protesters marched against plans for 350 houses and a new school building.

Tributes paid to generous community champion after cancer death aged just 49

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Tributes have been paid to a kind and generous community champion who has died from cancer aged just 49.

Pupils celebrate after being invited to join Mensa

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Nine clever kids put their brainpower to the test and have been rewarded with an invitation to join Mensa.

Man arrested on suspicion of drugs offences at Braintree park

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Braintree: Schoolboy hit on head with hammer

2:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences following a police search.

Teenagers plan to be in hood voice for festival

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

2:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

YOUNGSTERS are hoping to prove not all people who wear a hoody are trouble at their fourth annual festival.

Decision is due on Braiswick

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

2:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A DECISION on plans for another primary school in north Colchester is due to be made by Essex County Council next Friday.

I was beaten up by thugs ...but it’s taken 12 days for police to speak to me

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

1:46pm Friday 19th September 2014

A MAN who was attacked by three thugs says he feels let down it has taken 12 days for officers to take his statement.

Vegan athlete disappointed after having to pull out of Great North Run

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

1:30pm Friday 19th September 2014

A successful vegan athlete has spoken of her ‘crushing disappointment’ about withdrawing from the Great North Run due to lack of help at her animal sanctuary.

Here's how new £5m school will look

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

1:06pm Friday 19th September 2014

THIS is the first glimpse of what a £5million primary school in north Colchester will look like.

Mount Snowdon fundraiser will mark firm's anniversary

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

12:22pm Friday 19th September 2014

STAFF at a north Essex firm will mark its tenth anniversary by climbing Mount Snowdon.

Crunch meeting may decide Slack Space's future

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Colchester Council reveals Plan B for old police station

12:19pm Friday 19th September 2014

COMMUNITY art group Slack Space continues to face an uncertain future because of money troubles.

Musicians to rock Wethersfield this weekend

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Didcot Sings

12:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Musicians will be rocking Wethersfield for the first Wethersfield Music Festival this Sunday.

Weeds on pathways need to be cut, says councillor

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

VITAL footpaths are now unusable for mothers with pushchairs because of cuts to cuts, it has been claimed.

Resident pays his respects to soldiers fallen in the First World War

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A Burnham resident has paid his respect to those fallen in the First World War by taking part in a commemoration in London. 

Still time to nominate for Braintree District Sports Awards

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

11:00am Friday 19th September 2014

There is still time to make your nominations for the Active Braintree District Sports Awards.

Friday update: Thai police say investigation into murder of Hannah Witheridge is proving "quite difficult"

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

10:51am Friday 19th September 2014

Police in Thailand have admitted the investigation into the brutal murders of two British tourists is proving "quite difficult" as they revealed they do not know how many people were involved in the killings.

Witham needs to go back to 1970s plan to thrive, says retired architect

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

10:30am Friday 19th September 2014

A retired architect believes Witham town centre’s future lies in plans drawn up 40 years ago.

Flats almost completely refurbished three months after devastating fire

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

10:30am Friday 19th September 2014

A block of flats devastated by fire are almost completely refurbished, three months after the blaze.

Hospital hopes new university degree will help solve nursing shortage

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

10:21am Friday 19th September 2014

A new on-the-job nursing degree could help to reduce Colchester General Hospital’s recruitment woes.

Teenager arrested after a man is stabbed in the chest

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

10:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A KNIFE victim was rushed to hospital after being stabbed in Clacton.

Heritage weekend success

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

10:10am Friday 19th September 2014

RECORD numbers descended on Harwich's historical buildings for a special open weekend which included a First World War themed cinema day and actors in period costumes.

Tributes paid to Coggeshall builder and funeral director

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A well known builder and funeral director will be remembered as a kind and generous man.

Sign up to a fundraising walk from Great Totham in memory of Tim

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: What's on: Burnley Walking Festival, May 5 - 13

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Stretch your legs and blow away the cobwebs with a friendly, fundraising walk.

Colchester Leisure World revamp hailed following big boost in visitor numbers

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

8:37am Friday 19th September 2014

COLCHESTER Leisure World has seen visitor numbers increase by about 140,000 in two years and is close to breaking even for the first time.






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