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Controversial Prettygate Tesco set to go ahead after all as council realises it has no power to stop it

Essex County Standard: Tesco has launched an investigation after revealing that its guidance on profits for the six months to August 23 was overstated by around  £250m.

6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

COLCHESTER Council has been forced into an embarrassing u-turn which means a controversial Tesco will go ahead.

Thai police: Hannah may have been victim of sex attack

Essex County Standard: hannah witheridge e.jpg

11:21am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Police believe an Essex University student may have been raped before being killed on the Thai island of Koh Tao.

Supported bus services cost county £8.5million

Essex County Standard: Essex County Council

10:28am Tuesday 30th September 2014

ESSEX County Council is spending an extra £300,000 on supported bus services this year despite cutting several routes.

FOI response time improvements at Essex Police

Essex County Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

9:59am Tuesday 30th September 2014

ESSEX Police has been praised for improving its response to freedom of information requests.

Police patrol railway crossings

Essex County Standard: The level crossing

9:12am Tuesday 30th September 2014

EXTRA patrols are taking place at railway crossings in Essex this week.

Bailiffs could go in to eject Colchester stadium travellers

Essex County Standard:

8:12am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A COURT order to evict a group of travellers who have spent more than a week on land near Colchester’s community stadium could be secured this morning.

Couple on bench are now prime suspects in hunt for Jim’s killer

Essex County Standard: Tragic – “great lad” Jim

10:44am Monday 29th September 2014

A COUPLE seen sitting on a bench close to where Jim Attfield’s body was found have emerged as prime suspects for the murder.

Baby abuse pervert is jailed for 12 years

Essex County Standard:

8:33am Monday 29th September 2014

A VILE pervert who filmed himself sexually abusing a baby girl has been jailed for 12 years.

Traffic chaos at flu jab day

Essex County Standard:

5:56pm Monday 29th September 2014

TEMPERS flared when roads were blocked as pensioners flocked to a doctor’s surgery to get flu jabs.

Music store set to shut up shop after 40 years

Essex County Standard:

5:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

AN independent music shop is set to close after more than 40 years in Colchester.

Pre-school raises £100,000 in eight years to create new home

Essex County Standard:

4:40pm Monday 29th September 2014

LITTLE ones and staff are celebrating after raising £100,000 in eight years to refurbish their dated pre-school.

More Essex University students securing top jobs

Essex County Standard: Essex University

4:19pm Monday 29th September 2014

Essex University students are more likely than ever to secure top jobs after graduating, according to a national study.

Hannah Witheridge murder: Eight footballers quizzed

Essex County Standard: hannah witheridge e.jpg

4:11pm Monday 29th September 2014

DETECTIVES investigating the murder of Essex University student Hannah Witheridge have quizzed a group of footballers.

Government grant will help Colchester town centre's air quality to improve

Essex County Standard:

3:47pm Monday 29th September 2014

COLCHESTER town centre’s poor air quality should improve after nearly £200,000 of funding was secured to install emissions reducing technology in ten buses.

U's training ground planning rows "should not be used as a political football"

Essex County Standard: U's manager Robbie Cowling at the Florence Park training ground.

3:44pm Monday 29th September 2014

PLANNING issues around Colchester United’s training ground should not be used as a “political football”, it has been claimed.

Search for heavily pregnant teen who left Colchester General Hospital continues

Essex County Standard:

3:18pm Monday 29th September 2014

POLICE officers are continuing their search for a heavily pregnant woman missing from Colchester General Hospital.

Apartment plan for Colchester office block

Essex County Standard:

3:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

A developer wants to convert an office block into 12 apartments.

Lollipop men and women needed across Essex

Essex County Standard: Pensioner's driving ban for injuring lollipop lady

2:38pm Monday 29th September 2014

Dozens of Essex schools are in need of new lollipop men and women.

Do you recognise this man? Police want to question Witham burglary suspect

Essex County Standard:

2:39pm Monday 29th September 2014

Detectives would like to speak to anyone who may recognise this man with distinctive hair.

New liaison staff drafted in to tackle A&E handover delays

Essex County Standard: Accident and Emergency department at the Royal Gwent Hospital on Cardiff Road, Newport. (4010951)

2:17pm Monday 29th September 2014

Two thirds of patients arriving by ambulance at Colchester General Hospital’s A&E are waiting in the vehicle for more than 15 minutes.

Council approves £5m school plan

Essex County Standard:

2:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

PLANS for a £5million primary school which have divided two communities have been approved.

Councillors propose paying County Hall £127k to switch streetlights back on

Essex County Standard: Outcry over new bright street lights

2:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

ANGRY district councillors have put forward proposals to pay £127,000 a year to County Hall so it will reverse its controversial streetlight switch-off in Tendring.

New kit means north Essex patients will not have to travel to Basildon

Essex County Standard:

1:16pm Monday 29th September 2014

A NEW ultrasound which allows patients to be tested for feared problems with their airways in Colchester instead of Basildon or London has been unveiled.

Macmillan coffee mornings prove a success in north Essex

Essex County Standard:

12:25pm Monday 29th September 2014

DOZENS of fundraisers took part in Macmillan coffee mornings across north Essex.

Football legend backs hospital fundraiser

Essex County Standard:

10:00am Monday 29th September 2014

A FOOTBALL legend was on hand to present a cheque for more than £1,000 to Colchester General Hospital’s Neonatal Unit.

Camping items stolen from outdoors store in Colchester

Essex County Standard:

9:23am Monday 29th September 2014

THIEVES stole six camping items from outside an outdoors store in Colchester.

Police investigate after man dies in motorcycle and car collision in Witham

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

8:41am Monday 29th September 2014

Police are investigating a fatal collision between a motorcycle and a car in Witham on Sunday night.

Colchester community holds walk in memory of Jim and Nahid

Essex County Standard:

8:24am Monday 29th September 2014

A WALK from the spot Nahid Al-Manea was killed to where Jim Attfield died was held to show the Colchester community is unbowed by the tragedies.

Heavily pregnant woman missing from Colchester hospital

Essex County Standard:

1:04pm Sunday 28th September 2014

A HEAVILY pregnant woman is missing from Colchester General Hospital.

Aggravated burglary in Harwich

Essex County Standard:

12:20pm Sunday 28th September 2014

POLICE are investigating an aggravated burglary in Harwich.

Colchester Institute honours Jeremy Spake at ceremony

Essex County Standard:

10:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

BROADCASTER, author and philanthropist Jeremy Spake is to be given an honorary degree by Colchester Institute.

Man bailed in James Attfield murder investigation

Essex County Standard:

9:47am Sunday 28th September 2014

A 19-year-old man who was arrested in connection with the murder of James Attfield has been rebailed.

Braintree MP Brooks Newmark resigns as civil society minister

Essex County Standard: Halstead: Hundreds sign petition opposing solar farms

6:37pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Braintree MP Brooks Newmark has resigned as the minister for civil society ahead of a story due to be published in a Sunday newspaper.

Police investigating murder of Hannah Witheridge offer £13,000 reward

Essex County Standard:

5:34pm Saturday 27th September 2014

POLICE in Thailand investigating the murder of Essex University student Hannah Witheridge are offering a £13,000 reward for information.

Burglars scared off by family’s pet Alsatian

Essex County Standard:

5:01pm Saturday 27th September 2014

POLICE believe burglars were scared off by a family’s pet Alsatian when they broke into a Colchester home.

Votes needed to raise cash for playgroup

Essex County Standard:

2:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

A GROUP which helps children with learning difficulties has appealed for a little help itself.

Winners bask in glory at the Mid Essex Business Awards 2014

Essex County Standard:

10:50am Saturday 27th September 2014

THE finest businesses in Mid Essex were celebrated last night at the 7th annual Business Awards.

Detectives patrol Castle Park to mark six-month anniversary of James Attfield murder

Essex County Standard:

9:32am Saturday 27th September 2014

POLICE officers investigating the murder of James Attfield spoke to about 20 people during patrols to mark the six-month anniversary of his death.

Metal detector event finds coins cache

Essex County Standard:

7:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

A CACHE of coins has been found by metal detectorists as part of a special event to raise money for worthy causes.

'CCTV is low quality, but public can still help', says top detective

Essex County Standard:

5:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

THE public could help Essex Police make a significant breakthrough if they can identify two people in fresh CCTV images.

Praise for way leisure centres are managed

Essex County Standard: Colchester Leisure World

3:40pm Friday 26th September 2014

COLCHESTER Council has been praised for the way it runs its leisure centres by an industry expert.

Cowdray Avenue to close overnight for fortnight while road is resurfaced

Essex County Standard:

3:14pm Friday 26th September 2014

COLCHESTER’S Cowdray Avenue will be closed overnight for the next fortnight while the road is resurfaced.

Race to say thanks to dad’s medics

Essex County Standard:

3:07pm Friday 26th September 2014

A WOMAN has created her own mini-triathlon to say thanks to medics who saved her dad’s life.

TV gardener Diarmuid Gavin and H4H founder Bryn Parry attend garden opening

Essex County Standard:

3:20pm Friday 26th September 2014

A GARDEN which will offer a sanctuary for injured servicemen and women has been officially opened.

Councillor 'should quit or pay £7k bill'

Essex County Standard:

3:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

A COUNCILLOR is facing calls for her resignation over her delay in paying back costs of more than £7,000 she owes to her own council.

Disciplinary panel clears nurse in misconduct case

Essex County Standard: Health visitor fired for failings while working at Hove clinic

3:15pm Friday 26th September 2014

A nurse accused of misleading colleagues and behaving unprofessionally has been cleared of misconduct.

Teen thugs jailed for brutal High Street attack

Essex County Standard:

1:10pm Friday 26th September 2014

TWO thugs left a man needing metal plates in his face after a vicious attack in Colchester’s High Street.

Please help me fund my new chair

Essex County Standard:

12:21pm Friday 26th September 2014

A DISABLED woman who is unable to leave her home without her carers is appealing for help to fund a new electric wheelchair.

Two arrests after drug factory find

Essex County Standard:

10:00am Friday 26th September 2014

TWO people have been arrested after a drugs factory operation was discovered in Thorpe.

Tributes to A120 crash victim

Essex County Standard:

10:00am Friday 26th September 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a community stalwart who died after a crash at a notorious accident blackspot on the A120.

'Restraining order' call over killer (link) 7:29pm Mon 29 Sep 14

A woman asked police to put a restraining order on her ex-partner just days before she was found strangled, an inquest…

Firm to bring back Denmark ferries (link) 10:27pm Mon 29 Sep 14

A shipping company announces it will bring back a ferry service between England and Denmark after its rival pulled out.

Footballer fined for police assault (link) 1:44pm Mon 29 Sep 14

West Ham footballer James Tomkins is fined for assaulting a police officer after an incident at an Essex nightclub.

Pub fire while owners watched golf (link) 12:44pm Mon 29 Sep 14

A fire that destroyed an Essex pub took hold while its owners were watching the Ryder Cup, investigators say.

Man arrested over street stabbing (link) 8:13pm Mon 29 Sep 14

An 18-year-old man is arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing in Brentwood, Essex, police say.

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