A120 blocked after two vehicle crash

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: A361 closed at Sampford Peverell

5:21pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE A120 is blocked in both directions following a crash close to Clacton Road.

Moat is highly commended in small business awards

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

5:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A housing association has been highly commended at a national award ceremony.

Braintree District Museum holding summer activities for children

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Weekend weather: cloudy at first but warm on Sunday

5:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Braintree District Museum are holding a range of summer activities throughout the holidays to keep children amused.

Fire crews called to blaze at industrial unit in St Osyth

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

4:02pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to 12 cars on fire at an industrial unit in St Osyth.

School's out for Linda... after 23 years

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

4:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

ONE of Harwich's first ever teaching assistants has retired after 23 years in the job.

Summer workshops at Braintree Community Centre

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

3:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Braintree Community Centre is holding a whole host of fun activities over the school holidays.

Britain's 'worst' kitchen is madeover

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

2:48pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A MUM whose kitchen was voted the worst in Britain is celebrating its £3,000 makeover.

Trinity House stalwart honoured

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

2:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A LONG standing employee of Trinity House has been given a top award.

Breaking news Pair trapped after car crashes into petrol station shop on the A12

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

1:46pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Firefighters are working to release two people who are trapped in a car after it collided with the shop at a petrol station.

Man flown to hospital after 'small explosion' on boat

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Collapsed man flown to hospital

1:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A coastguard team rushed to the aid of a sailor who suffered burns after an explosion on his boat.

Wildlife enthusiasts wowed by TV presenter David Bellamy

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

1:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Renowned presenter and environmental campaigner David Bellamy was among the experts who enthralled wildlife enthusiasts with guided talks and tours.

Pond is embarrassing, claims councillor

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

12:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

AN angry councillor has hit out at the state of an iconic pond which has turned green, branding it disgraceful and embarrassing.

Primary school told it needs to improve following inspection by Ofsted

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

12:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A primary school has been told that it needs to improve following an inspection by Ofsted.

Woman in her 70s in serious condition after fall down stairs

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

10:56am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A woman in her 70s is in a serious condition in hospital after she fell down a flight of stairs.

Police successfully use protection notices 54 times in eight weeks to protect 'at risk' victims

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

11:03am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Essex Police have used new legislation to protect women believed to be at risk of domestic violence 54 times since the system went live eight weeks ago.

Campaign to win village green status

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

10:55am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A CAMPAIGN has started to turn part of a field threatened with homes into a village green.

Crackdown on marine crime

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Boats at the Quay for Burnham week

10:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A Tiptree man has received a 14 month prison sentence following a police investigation into thefts from Burnham Yacht Harbour.

Man died after drinking chocolate shake mixed with poison

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: webpix coroners coroner's court inquest coroner

10:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A man killed himself by drinking a chocolate shake mixed with poison.

Man punched in face during street robbery in Clacton

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

10:14am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A MAN was punched in the face during a violent street-robbery in Clacton.

Council criticised for PCSO tax

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

10:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

CASH to fund PCSOs has been kept by councils despite it nolonger being needed for the roles, it has been claimed.

Man bailed following South Woodham motorbike crash

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

9:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A man has been bailed following a fatal collision between a car and a motorbike last Friday.

Alcohol charity set to expand after £17,000 cash boost

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

9:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A charity founded by a recovering alcoholic is celebrating a £17,000 boost to help educate schoolchildren on the dangers of substance abuse.

New laws being used in Essex to protect victims of domestic violence

11:06am Tuesday 29th July 2014

EVERY day in Essex a victim of domestic violence is being kept safe due to new legislation.

School children get a pizza the action

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

7:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

HUNGRY pupils were treated to a taste of Italy with help from a top chef.

Council reveals it will fix 700 roads across Essex - but only 50 in the Braintree district

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: £286k to spend on potholes

6:09pm Monday 28th July 2014

Seven per cent of repair works on the worst urban local roads in Essex will be carried out in the Braintree district.

Parent parking branded as dangerous

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

6:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

DANGEROUS parking outside a village primary school is causing a major hazard to children and drivers, it has been claimed.

Kids open bank at primary school

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

5:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

Primary school pupils are learning the importance of money management and long-term savings by creating their own bank at school.

Dog agility, Vikings and classic cars keep visitors entertained at the Heybridge Community Festival

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

5:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

Crowds enjoyed classic cars and Zumba dancing at the annual Heybridge Community Festival.

Wrabness homes given the green light

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: A new venue is hoped to keep children's centre services local

4:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

PLANS for 14 new homes in a village have been given the go ahead.

Key witnesses harming murder investigation by not coming forward

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

3:13pm Monday 28th July 2014

DO the right thing and come forward.

Woman taken to hospital after Colchester road crash

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

3:11pm Monday 28th July 2014

A woman was taken to hospital with chest and neck injuries after a crash involving two cars in Colchester.

Health figures reveal scale of Braintree obesity problem

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Obesity timebomb: 55,000 people at risk of life threatening illnesses in Bournemouth and Poole

3:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

Children and adults in the Braintree district are dangerously obese according to the latest government figures.

School told it is is 'taking effective action' to tackle areas needing improvement

3:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

A school that was told it needed to improve for the second time in under two years is taking “effective action” to tackle areas highlighted by inspectors.

Model youngsters turn junk into a work of art

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

2:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

CREATIVE kids made the most of unwanted items by building their own junk models.

Driver escapes uninjured after car collides with tree

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

2:07pm Monday 28th July 2014

A driver escaped uninjured after a car collided with a tree in Cressing.

Overnight flash flooding causes havoc in Thaxted

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: ONGAR: Fire on school roof

1:50pm Monday 28th July 2014

Overnight flash flooding caused havoc in a town, after water poured into a primary school, houses, basements and cellars.

Charity head shave raises more than £1,000 for Macmillan

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

1:30pm Monday 28th July 2014

A woman raised more than one thousand pounds, by shaving her hair off as part of a charity campaign.

Off-route bus hits car with mum and baby inside

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

12:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

A MUM and her ten month old baby were left in tears after an off route bus going in the wrong direction down a one way street crashed into her car.

Hundreds attend Love Prettygate festival

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Love Prettygate

11:14am Monday 28th July 2014

More than 400 people gathered on the playing fields at Prettygate infant and junior school on Sunday for the culmination of the Love Prettygate initiative.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

11:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Witham teenagers paint murals for local primary school

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

10:30am Monday 28th July 2014

Teenagers painted bright murals for a primary school.

Anglia in Bloom judges mark town on gardening prowess

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

10:30am Monday 28th July 2014

Anglia in Bloom judges descended on Maldon last Tuesday, to mark the town on it’s gardening prowess.

"Flawed car survey" delays Hythe Sainsbury's plans

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

10:11am Monday 28th July 2014

SAINSBURY’S plans to open its next superstore in Colchester have been delayed by concerns over potentially flawed traffic data.

Colchester parks win new awards

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

10:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Colchester's award-winning Castle Park has been recognised again.

Wife's praise for Trust in light of fresh criticism

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

10:00am Monday 28th July 2014

A DOTING wife who has spent 11 hours a day at Colchester General Hospital since her husband was rushed to intensive care has defended the Trust after their latest wave of criticism.

Shoppers stop and stare as Willie Gee's huge crane shuts High Street

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

9:57am Monday 28th July 2014

COLCHESTER’S High Street was closed to traffic while a massive tower crane was brought in as part of Williams and Griffin’s £30million redevelopment.

UPDATED: Facebook friends could help catch killer

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

2:58pm Monday 28th July 2014

DETECTIVES are appealing for a murder victim’s Facebook friends to get in touch.

Teachers at Witham school retire after a combined 86 years of teaching

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

9:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Four long serving teachers bade farewell after clocking up 86 years of teaching children between them.

Jet skiers warned after racing off East Mersea coast

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: A jet ski crash left a Falmouth man seriously injured this weekend. (Stock picture)

9:12am Monday 28th July 2014

JET SKI riders were warned about their behaviour after 12 were caught racing off the coast at East Mersea.

Runner climbs mountain for charity

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

7:30am Monday 28th July 2014

A DEDICATED runner took on a gruelling marathon challenge in Switzerland to raise money for a charity close to his heart.








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