Family’s distress after louts vandalise tribute to crash victim

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Angry – Richard Garrod on the vandalised bench and inset, accident victim Chris Garrod

6:30pm Thursday 24th April 2014

THE family of a tragic crash victim were devastated after a memorial bench built in his honour was vandalised.

Detective sacked for accessing police data for personal use

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Essex Police Headquarters in Chelmsford

6:11pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A DETECTIVE who used sensitive police data for “a personal matter” has been sacked.

Fitness fanatics face the biggest challenge of their lives

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Samuel Meredith and Freddie Smith

4:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

TWO fitness fanatic friends are planning the challenge of their lives – a cycle ride from Paris to Athens for charity.

Time you ruled on this, Mr Pickles!

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Time you ruled on this, Mr Pickles!

3:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

THE future of an illegal traveller site in Thundersley still remains unclear – six months after a Government ruling was expected.

Breaking news Attempted robbery and assault in Rayleigh

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: The police element of council tax could rise

2:34pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A ROBBER tried to steal a man’s money in Rayleigh.

Fancy this pad? Only if you've got £4million going spare!

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Fancy this pad? Only if you've got £4million going spare!

1:28pm Thursday 24th April 2014

IT LOOKS like a vision out of F Scott Fitzgerald’s book the Great Gatsby and this stunning mansion could be yours for a cool £4million.

Journey planners to offer borough travel advice

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Cycling is a fantastic way to get fit

12:55pm Thursday 24th April 2014

PERSONAL Journey Planners (PJP) will be knocking on doors in Stanford-le-Hope, Corringham, Tilbury, East Tilbury, Linford and Orsett offering travel advice in the next few months.

County transport boss turns away petition to save lollipop patrols

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Rodney Bass, county councillor for highways, has urged those who are invited to take part to complete the survey.

12:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

ESSEX County Council’s transport supremo Rodney Bass has refused to accept our petition calling on him to scrap plans to cut 55 school crossing patrols.

Chance to join award-winning Funky Voices choir in Purfleet

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: The choir performing on London's south bank

12:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

THE award winning choir Funky Voices is coming to Purfleet - and looking for people to join them.

VIDEO: Whoop whoop! Is this da sound of Essex Police?

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: VIDEO: Whoop whoop! Is this da sound of Essex Police?

11:40am Thursday 24th April 2014

Video of cop car apparently blaring out hip hop tune in Chelmsford becomes YouTube smash

Nursery closed as investigators move in

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Ofsted logo

11:26am Thursday 24th April 2014

A NURSERY is being investigated over “concerns” raised with authorities.

Stroke victim shows true grit to become Paralympian

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Blood pressure check – Adam with nurse Gill Wilder

11:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

WHEN Adam Fontain suffered two strokes aged seven and eight, he felt like giving up on life.

Arson victims living in third world conditions

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: The damage following the explosion in an underground car park on Martello Close

10:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

FAMILES have told how they are living in third world conditions SIX WEEKS after an arson attack in Little Thurrock.

Stanford homes plan back on the table after two-year delay

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Plans for 153 new homes in Stanford-le-Hope

8:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

PLANS to build a new housing estate on former green belt in Stanford-le-Hope are back - after two years in limbo.

Police boss fumes over arson probe

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Burnt-out shell – the caravans by the side of the A130

7:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

ESSEX’s police commissioner has told the force it should have done more to identify arsonists who torched two caravans on the A130.

Partnership's plans to make Grays great

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: PCSO Bill Sparks, left, with Poppet and Mark Blanks

7:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

A NEW ambitious group has formed to change the face of Grays town centre.

Nurse avoids being struck off register

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Phillip Abayomi Adewale Aderinola was not present at the Nursing and Midwifery Council hearing

6:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

A NURSE narrowly avoided being struck off over a series of medical blunders at a Thundersley care home.

Councils set to sue dump boss again

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Councils set to sue dump boss again

6:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

THE boss of a huge illegal dump could be prosecuted for a second time for failing to meet a court deadline to clean up the site.

Hospital site homes move a step closer

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Hospital site homes move a step closer

6:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

PLANS to build a new housing estate on the former Runwell Hospital site could get under way in the summer after more than 20 years of speculation.

Corringham street has slowest broadband in UK

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Internet highway: 15,000 Muswell Hill residents will be able to enjoy super-fast broadband with fibre-optic technology

12:10am Thursday 24th April 2014

A STREET in Corringham has been found to have the slowest broadband speed in the UK.

Pop Up literary festival set for Purfleet

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Giant pop up book at Pop Up festival

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A FESTIVAL of children’s literature is set to Pop Up in Purfleet.

225 guns seized as cops cancel licences

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Chief Constable of Essex Police Stephen Kavanagh

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HUNDREDS of firearms have been seized after a review of gun licences in Essex.

Certificate row nearly made me homeless

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Sarah Edmonds with her birth certificate and son Jake

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A ROW over a birth certificate saw a woman and her young son threatened with being kicked out of temporary accommodation because she couldn’t prove her nationality.

Police failed too many victims of abuse...we had to change

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Chief Constable Stephen Cavanagh

12:56pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

I WALKED into a door. I was playing netball and a ball hit me in the face. She hit me first and I was just protecting myself. He didn’t mean to do it and he said he is sorry.

Uncertainty remains over future of Pegasus club - two weeks before closure

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: More uncertainty over future of much-loved Pegasus Club

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A POPULAR sports and social club is set to close its doors next week - with its future very much in the balance.

Award for architect behind Purfleet studios

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: High House artists studios

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE architects behind the £1.8million building in Purfleet has won an award.

Missing heroes are added to memorial

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: The restored and refurbished memorial which sits between the Bata buildings and East Tilbury's primary schools

10:21am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A REDEDICATION service is to be held for those whose names adorn a World War Two memorial in East Tilbury.

Schoolgirl attacked in the street

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation

10:06am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE in Southend are appealing for witnesses after a man tried to rob a school girl as she walked to a bus stop.

Air pollution deaths in south Essex revealed

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Smog over Basildon Hospital

10:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

AIR pollution kills 375 people a year in south Essex with many more having years shaved of their lives, health experts estimate.

Vince Cable visits Basildon, securing thousands of jobs

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Vince Cable visits Basildon

8:08am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PROJECTS that will put Formula 1 technology into buses and diggers and develop the next generation of engines are to receive money from a joint £1 billion Government-industry fund.

Call for new health centre in Westcliff

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Councillors Paul Van Looy, Sally Carr and practice manager Lorna Salmon outside the health centre

8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

MORE walk-in health centres should also be opened to reduce the number of patients visiting Southend Hospital, says one of the governors.

Student paramedics safe for calls says standards chief

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Marcus Bailey, interim consultant paramedic

7:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FOUR hundred student paramedics are being recruited directly by the region’s ambulance service because it can’t get enough qualified medics from the universities.

Ambulance chiefs must 'climb Everest' to get service back on track - MP

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Priti Patel MP  - "These horrible fatalities are completely unacceptable."

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

AMBULANCE service managers are facing an uphill struggle to bring the service up to scratch because of past mistakes, an Essex MP has claimed.

Should urgent care centre be revived to ease A&E crisis?

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Lib Dem councillors Ted Lewin and Graham Longley

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

SOUTHEND Hospital should bring back plans for an urgent care centre to ease the burden on its stretched A&E department, a councillor has said.

A13 smash causing rush hour delays

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: A Citroen Berlingo was involved in an accident near Bromyard.

6:38pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TRAFFIC is slow on the A13 eastbound following a two vehicle crash near the dual-carriagway's junction with the M25.

Free flow work starts tonight

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: the dart charge logo

5:36pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Drivers are reminded advance construction work starts tonight, Tuesday, April 22, ahead of a new scheme aimed at improving journeys at the Dartford Crossing.

Southend flights diverted due to fog

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: The consultation on the airport and Environs Joint Area Action Plan being prepared by Southend and Rochford council’s has been extended.

1:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

FOUR Southend Airport-bound flights were diverted because of fog on Sunday night, leading to long delays for hundreds of passengers.

Top 10 moments from Southend Shakedown

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Crowds flock to the seafront

12:10pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Huge crowds turned out on Southend seafront on Bank Holiday Monday as glorious sunshine beamed down for the 16th annual Southend Shakedown.

Andrew targets £25k for medical equipment

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Benfleet Physiotherapy owner Nigel Kimpton

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A RETIRED businessman with a rare brain disease is raising money for a £25,000 piece of equipment.

Train firm wants food bank donations from customers

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Changing trains – the c2c line which runs from south Essex to Fenchurch Street is up for grabs as the franchise expires.

11:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A TRAIN operator has launched a food bank appeal at all of its stations.

Save £700 with Essex County Council

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Essex County Council

10:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

HOUSEHOLDS can save up to £700 if they follow Essex County Council’s latest advice.

Council warning over cold-call odd-job traders

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Tonight's Thurrock Council meeting back at Civic Offices on New Road

9:51am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THURROCK Council is warning people to beware of people knocking at their door claiming to be tradesmen offering to do work.

Work to begin on Tilbury distribution park

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: The London Distribution Park plan from the air

9:19am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

PORT bosses are hopeful an enormous distribution park, creating more than a thousand jobs, could be operational by the end of the year.

Pixie Lott, Tinie Tempah & Ceelo Green among 14 acts added to V Fest 2014

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: STAR ACT: Pixie Lott

9:20am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POP stars including Pixie Lott, Tinie Tempah and Ceelo Green have been added to the bill of V Festival 2014.

Cadet’s African dream

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Hopeful – Josephine Fisher

9:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A CADET is battling against more than 20 others across the country in a bid to win a prestigious award and a trip to South Africa.

Queen coming to Chelmsford

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: HRH Queen Elizabeth II visits Blackburn Cathedral for Maundy service 17/04/2014

8:48am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The Queen will be visiting Chelmsford on Tuesday, May 6.

Former Towie star starts work at Grand Hotel

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: The Grand Hotel in Broadway, where workmen have started clearing vegetation

7:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

WORK has started on a longawaited £4.5million revamp of Leigh’s derelict Grand hotel.

Seafront surge as thousands turn out for Southend Shakedown

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Crowds flock to the seafront

5:23pm Monday 21st April 2014

TRADERS enjoyed a bumper Easter business bonanza as thousands of people flocked to the seafront as an annual biker event rolled into town.

Is this jewellery yours?

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: jewellery found in tilbury

5:09pm Monday 21st April 2014

POLICE are looking for the owner of mystery jewellery found dumped in a Tilbury garden.

Kelly hopes she can win her first singing contest

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Kelly Knight – aiming for a career in the music industry

5:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

A SINGER who first took to the stage 18 months ago has made it to the finals of a talent contest.








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