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Wildlife enthusiasts wowed by TV presenter David Bellamy

Essex County Standard:

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.

Campaign to win village green status

Essex County Standard:

10:55am Tuesday 29th July 2014

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

Man punched in face during street robbery in Clacton

Essex County Standard: 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.

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.

Key witnesses harming murder investigation by not coming forward

Essex County Standard:

3:13pm Monday 28th July 2014

DO the right thing and come forward.

Woman taken to hospital after Colchester road crash

Essex County Standard: 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.

Hundreds attend Love Prettygate festival

Essex County Standard: 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

Essex County Standard: 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. 

"Flawed car survey" delays Hythe Sainsbury's plans

Essex County Standard:

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

Essex County Standard:

10:00am Monday 28th July 2014

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

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

Essex County Standard:

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

Essex County Standard:

2:58pm Monday 28th July 2014

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

Jet skiers warned after racing off East Mersea coast

Essex County Standard: 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.

Fire crews called to grass blaze in Colchester

Essex County Standard: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

7:07pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Firefighters were called to grassland on fire in Colchester.

Robber flees empty handed after struggle with security guard over cash box

Essex County Standard: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

3:31pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A WOULD-be robber fled empty-handed after a struggle with a security guard outside a Tesco Express store in Clacton.

PCSOs could be on the buses

Essex County Standard:

3:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

PARISH PCSOs could be forced to travel by bus if villagers don't stump up the cash for their car.

Homeowners urged to lock windows following burglary

Essex County Standard: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

11:58am Sunday 27th July 2014

HOMEOWNERS are being warned to lock windows when leaving their home following a burglary in Harwich.

7-year-old girl pulled from sea following near-drowning in Walton

Essex County Standard: Thames Coastguard station at Walton, earmarked for closure in September 2014.

11:28am Sunday 27th July 2014

A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD girl almost drowned while swimming in the sea off Walton beach.

Elderly woman left distraught after bag is snatched from car

Essex County Standard: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

10:11am Sunday 27th July 2014

AN elderly woman has been left distraught after an opportunist thief swiped her handbag in a supermarket car park.

Burglars target home in Tiptree

Essex County Standard: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

10:02am Sunday 27th July 2014

BURGLARS ransacked a home in Tiptree after smashing their way through the front door.

Woman suffers from smoke inhalation following kitchen blaze

Essex County Standard: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

7:36pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A WOMAN in her fifties was treated for smoke inhalation following a fire at her home in St Osyth.

Man cut free after getting trapped in metal chair

Essex County Standard: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

6:42pm Saturday 26th July 2014

FIRE crews were called in to free a man who was trapped in a metal chair in Colchester.

Police appeal for help to catch would-be robber

4:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

DETECTIVES are appealing for help to catch would-be mugger following a brazen attempted robbery in broad daylight in Clacton.

Burglars target homes across Tendring

Essex County Standard: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

3:47pm Saturday 26th July 2014

BURGLARS have made of with hundreds of pounds of goods following a spate of burglaries across Tendring.

Plans launched for new homes and football stadium

Essex County Standard:

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

PLANS for a football stadium and 65 new homes between Clacton and Holland-on-Sea have been submitted.

Campaign calls for better rail services

Essex County Standard: Record number of trains arriving on time

3:38pm Friday 25th July 2014

COMMUTERS and businesses have been urged to join a campaign calling on the Government to spend more on ther railways.

Travellers pitch up opposite Sainsbury's Tollgate store

Essex County Standard: UNWELCOME VISITORS: Travellers have moved on to the field next to the cricket club in Clayton

11:51am Friday 25th July 2014

TRAVELLERS have arrived on land opposite the Sainsbury's store in Tollgate, Colchester.

Colchester solicitors and auctioneers bat again in memory of First World War

Essex County Standard:

11:18am Friday 25th July 2014

AUCTIONEERS and solicitors have recreated the moment 100 years ago when their predecessors played a game of cricket, days before the First World War broke out.

Work to turn Red Lion Yard into boutique shop alley unveiled

Essex County Standard:

11:09am Friday 25th July 2014

COLCHESTER’S Red Lion Yard has been relaunched after a £600,000 revamp as a Covent Garden-style boutique shopping alley.

Colchester bus services set for changes

Essex County Standard: Changes in the pipeline – Southend Travel Centre

11:14am Friday 25th July 2014

BUS services in Colchester are set for a change.

Heroic officers praised for rescuing woman moments before car fire

Essex County Standard:

10:30am Friday 25th July 2014

Heroic officers have been praised after they pulled a woman from the wreckage of her car before it burst into flames. The woman was in a silver Ford Focus which was in collision with a black Jeep at the junction of Morleys Road and Halstead Road in Earls Colne on Saturday, July 19. Police community support officers John Thorne and Warren Brown went to the scene of the crash and rescued both drivers involved from their vehicles. 

Motorcyclist rushed to hospital

Essex County Standard:

10:19am Friday 25th July 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST was rushed to hospital after colliding with a car in Colchester.

Cops fight back against armed drug dealers

Essex County Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

8:57am Friday 25th July 2014

DRUGS worth more than £25,000 have been seized from dealers in the first three months of a police operation based primarily in Colchester and Clacton.

UPDATED 4.30pm Monday: I Am Music organisers release details of how to get a refund

Essex County Standard:

11:17pm Thursday 24th July 2014

ORGANISERS of Colchester’s I Am Music festival have announced the event is cancelled.

Seven-vehicle crash on A12 between Kelvedon and Marks Tey junctions

Essex County Standard: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

5:36pm Thursday 24th July 2014

EMERGENCY services were called to a crash involving seven vehicles on the A12, between junction 24 for Kelvedon and junction 25 for Marks Tey.

Incident on A12 involving multiple vehicles

Essex County Standard:

5:07pm Thursday 24th July 2014

AN accident involving five vehicles has blocked the A12 Northbound between J24 (Kelvedon North) and J25 (Marks Tey A120).

Move from Essex County Hospital to Colchester General Hospital is one step closer

Essex County Standard: Colchester General Hospital

3:53pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE trust which runs Colchester’s hospitals will invest £1.1million to help transfer services from Essex County Hospital to Colchester General Hospital.

Traveller and gypsy sites in Colchester to double

Essex County Standard: ILLEGAL: The travellers' camp on fields next to Clayton CE Primary School

2:32pm Thursday 24th July 2014

COLCHESTER needs to double the number of traveller and gypsy pitches in the borough, according to a new report.

Taser use shoots up in Essex

Essex County Standard: Taser use by Sussex Police increases fivefold

2:17pm Thursday 24th July 2014

TASERS shooting up to 50,000 volts of electricity into people are being deployed five times as often as two years ago in Essex.

Elderly woman seriously hurt in Colchester

Essex County Standard:

1:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A WOMAN has suffered a serious head injury during an incident in Head Street

UPDATED: Travellers arrive at council car park

Essex County Standard:

11:22am Thursday 24th July 2014

Travellers have pitched up on an Essex County Council car park.

Scouting for Girls drop out of Colchester music festival

Essex County Standard: Scouting for Girls will play at Hardwick Live

11:11am Thursday 24th July 2014

INDIE rock band Scouting for Girls have dropped out of Colchester’s I Am Music festival.

VAN drivers have been warned not to leave valuable tools in vehicles overnight.

Essex County Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

10:46am Thursday 24th July 2014

VAN drivers have been warned not to leave valuable tools in vehicles overnight.

Appeal after Rusty's van stolen and dumped - minus his wood carver's tools

Essex County Standard:

8:45am Thursday 24th July 2014

THIEVES stole a wood carver’s tools from his van before abandoning it.

A120 tailbacks after slip road breakdown

Essex County Standard: Police Road Closed Sign

10:22am Thursday 24th July 2014

DRIVERS faced long tailbacks on the A120 this morning after a vehicle broke down and blocked a lane.

Tea and history served up at new cafe

Essex County Standard:

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A CUP of tea and a slice of history is on offer at a new cafe opening in Colchester.

13 happy years for retiring Lesley

Essex County Standard:

4:31pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PRINCIPAL Lesley Walder ended her 13-year headship with a special assembly with pupils.

Hero Leonard was my dad's brother

Essex County Standard:

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE nephew of a decorated war hero from Dedham, killed in 1944, has contacted the Gazette to pass on a wealth of fascinating information about his relative.

Flooding after pipe bursts in Stanway

Essex County Standard:

3:32pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

RESIDENTS have reported flooding after a pipe burst in Winstree Road, Stanway.

UPDATED: Teenage boy arrested on suspicion of rape

Essex County Standard:

2:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A TEENAGE boy has been arrested following an alleged rape by a footpath

Murder police seek Facebook woman (link) 9:30pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Police investigating the murder of a man found dead in an Essex park with 102 knife wounds want to talk to a woman…

Cancelled music festival 'a debacle' (link) 7:07pm Mon 28 Jul 14

A council that withdrew permission for a music festival with just two days' notice calls the organisation of the event…

Rain, hail and lightning cause chaos (link) 3:47pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Lightning strikes, hail, torrential rain and flash flooding cause homes to be evacuated and bring road and rail…

World record ice cream eating bid (link) 4:38pm Sun 27 Jul 14

The organisers of a world record ice cream eating attempt in Essex apply to the Guinness Book of Records for…

Sea defences built to last 100 years (link) 8:35am Sun 27 Jul 14

Work is due to start this week on a £36m coastal defence in Essex designed to protect 3,000 homes and businesses for…

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