• Clacton: Still fiercely independent at 103

    "I DON'T know why I've lived so long!" So says Ann Osborne from Clacton, who recently reached the amazing milestone of turning 103 years old. The Penny Pot resident celebrated her big day with her family and friends, while entertainment was provided

  • Holland-on-Sea: Roll up, Roll up!

    A SEASIDE primary has been awarded £9,300 to bring the big top to town. Budding clowns and jugglers at Holland Haven Primary School will learn the skills of the circus and perform four shows. The Cirque de Normandy will arrive on Monday, July 9, and

  • Tendring: Support wanted for police meetings

    CRIMEFIGHTERS have revealed their disappointment at the number of residents attending meetings where they can play a part in how their areas are policed. Tendring Police set up nine Neighbourhood Action Panels so members of the public can team up with

  • Clacton: Man admits gran murder

    MENTAL patient Edward Dunderdale has admitted killing his grandmother. The 43-year-old's murder trial was abandoned last week after he pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. Dunderdale, a former patient of Clacton's

  • St Osyth: Bobby hits back

    A VILLAGE bobby has defended policing in St Osyth. The parish council is concerned it is not getting value for money for the police community support officer (PCSO) it part funds to the tune of £13,000. One of the biggest gripes from councillors is

  • Jaywick: Clean slate for tower

    A HISTORIC tower is set to open under a new guise for the summer. The Jaywick Martello Tower - formerly a Napoleonic lookout and digital arts centre - is now being described as a community facility. The Clean Slate exhibition will mark the tower's first

  • Jaywick: Residents' regeneration idea

    A COMMUNITY group in Jaywick has come up with a win-win regeneration plan. Friends of Brooklands wants planners and developers to guarantee that existing residents can stay. They want the authorities behind the masterplan - such as the East of England

  • Clacton: Funeral for bowls enthusiast

    THE funeral of a bowls enthusiast was held on Monday*jul 2*. Born and raised in Holland, Phil Verbaan was known to his friends as Dutchie, and was a herring fisherman in Scheveningen before joining the Dutch Navy. It was while he was posted on duty

  • Walton: Tributes to popular nurse

    THE bereaved family of a Walton woman can take comfort from the fact that "her last few days on the planet were wonderful". May Hurst, from Florence Road, died the day after celebrating her 70th birthday. Her husband, John, says that she received phone

  • Holland-in-Sea?

    FEARS have emerged for the summer seaside tourist trade after a dangerous stretch of beach was closed. Sand has disappeared from bays between The Chase and The Esplanade in Holland-on-Sea leaving wire cages filled with rocks exposed. It has left

  • Clacton: Tribute to popular teacher

    A MEMORIAL bench dedicated to a popular Clacton teacher has been unveiled. Alex Ball, 39, died in January in a canoeing accident at Stoke-by-Clare, Suffolk. At the time of his death, he was a teacher at Shorefields School but had worked at Cann