Gazette News

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 06:00:00 +0100
Black Lives Matter: Hundreds join protest on River Colne
HUNDREDS of rural protesters lined the banks of a river in a united stand against racism and discrimination.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 21:25:24 +0100
Eat Out To Help Out: Map shows Colchester restaurants involved

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 19:37:00 +0100
Coronavirus cases reach 7,073 in Essex
The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Essex has reached 7,073.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 19:03:24 +0100
Ben & Jerry's uses Twitter to slam Priti Patel over immigration policies
A POPULAR ice cream brand has shut down the home secretary over her opinions and proposed policies on immigration.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 17:00:00 +0100
Antisocial behaviour sees 5 properties in Colchester closed
FIVE properties plagued by “high risk” antisocial behaviour were closed down in one week by council officers.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 17:00:00 +0100
Socially-distanced theatre returns thanks to MP Giles Watling
ONE of the first theatre shows in the country since lockdown restrictions were eased has been staged by Clacton MP Giles Watling.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 17:00:00 +0100
Coronavirus infection rate figures for Colchester and Tendring
THE coronavirus infection rate across Colchester has fallen over the last seven days, new statistics show.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 17:00:00 +0100
The Wine Centre in Great Horkesley, on sale for £1.5 million
WINE sellers who “lived the dream” by growing their shop over the space of 20 years have put their business on the market with an asking price of £1.5 million.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 17:03:58 +0100
Met Office reveals when thunderstorms will arrive in UK
THUNDERSTORMS are heading for the south east this week as the Met Office has set a yellow weather warning.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 16:50:00 +0100
Burger King launch 'limited-edition' membership card - how to get one
Burger King have released the Whopper Card – an exclusive membership that grants owners free burgers for an entire year.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 16:00:00 +0100
Ben & Jerry’s share 'correct way' to store ice cream - how to do it properly
Ben & Jerry's have explained why millions across the UK and around the world have been storing their ice cream incorrectly.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 16:00:00 +0100
Throat-slit gesture 'brought Maldon District Council into disrepute', says damning report
MALDON District Council’s annual meeting has been postponed to allow councillors to resolve the results of a damning report into its leader’s “throat-slit” gesture and “hello sailor” comment.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 14:58:52 +0100
Two puppies found dumped on Shopland Road, Rochford, announced dead
Two puppies who were found dumped in a layby on one of the hottest days of the year in a cardboard box have sadly died.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 04:00:00 +0100
Southend seafront tourists 'forced to urinate in the street' say traders
SEAFRONT daytrippers were forced to urinate in the streets as toilets were locked for hours, traders say.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 13:31:03 +0100
A120 fatal crash: Inquest into Levi Bates's death opens
A TEENAGER was killed in a fatal collision after his vehicle strayed into oncoming traffic, a court has heard.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 12:23:05 +0100
Debenhams to axe 2,500 jobs across stores and warehouses as Covid-19 hits retail
Debenhams is to cut 2,500 jobs across its stores and warehouses across the UK as the high street retailer looks to slash costs.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 11:20:00 +0100
Should ice cream sellers be allowed on Frinton greensward?
Town councillors were left incensed by ice cream sellers peddling their wares on genteel Frinton’s hallowed Greensward and seafront.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 11:27:15 +0100
Braxted Park Road likely to be closed 'for most of day' after crash
A BUSY road is likely to be closed for most of the day after a vehicle crashed into a telegraph pole.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0100
The Happy Farmer book reflects on a lifetime working in the Colchester countryside
GAZETTE columnist Peter Fairs has seen “incredible” changes in his lifetime of farming.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0100
Hospice centre in Clacton set to house GP surgery
A HOSPICE’S long-standing day centre, which campaigners feared would be turned into flats could now house a doctors’ surgery, according to a councillor.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0100
Colchester neighbours band together to repaint historic lamp posts
PROUD neighbours banded together to repaint old 19th century lampposts after becoming “dismayed” at their deteriorating condition.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0100
Delays after lorry 'breaks down' on Manningtree railway crossing
A BROKEN down lorry is causing delays in Manningtree.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 09:40:00 +0100
Heatwave: Six of the best ways to get a good night’s sleep
We've put together a list of the six best ways to help get a good night’s sleep during a heatwave.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 09:40:00 +0100
Product recall: Iceland and Waitrose issue safety alerts on chicken products
Supermarket chains Iceland and Waitrose have issued urgent product recalls on a variety of chicken products - including two over salmonella fears.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 09:01:06 +0100
Southend Coastguard launches rescue for two dogs and owners on seafront
Coastguard teams have issued a warning to Southend beach-goers, after rescuing two dogs and their owners during a sweep of the beach.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 08:00:00 +0100
‘Strays’ causing coastal parking chaos in north Essex
TOWN councillors want to fight back against “selfish” daytrippers by installing double yellow lines on the corners of Frinton’s avenues.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 08:00:00 +0100
Flytippers blasted for dumping a pile of “filth” in Jaywick
FLYTIPPERS have been blasted after dumping a pile of “filth” in a coastal village and showing a lack of respect for hardworking residents.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 08:00:00 +0100
Poorly dog gets second chance at life after vital operations
A POORLY pooch whose future looked bleak has been given a second chance at life after animal lovers fundraised in their droves for a vital operation.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 08:00:00 +0100
Officer's Colchester town centre warning after cheap knock-off perfume seized twice in two days
AN officer has warned against buying knock-off perfumes and aftershaves from street vendors after police seized counterfeit goods twice in two days.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 07:00:00 +0100
The coronravirus mobile testing units this week in Essex
Mobile testing units for coronavirus are at various locations across Essex.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 06:00:00 +0100
NHS pay: Workers demo in Colchester calling for better wages
NHS workers and their allies joined forces to demand better wages as part of a demonstration in Colchester.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 06:00:00 +0100
Former Colchester United Academy starlet is raising funds for immunotherapy treatment in Germany
Family affair - Ria with dad Neil, mum Carol and sister Kaz, celebrating last Christmas

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 06:00:00 +0100
Colchester Hospital's League of Friends warns it is at risk of closure
A CHARITY which has supported hospital staff and patients for more than 60 years is at a “critical” risk of folding due to a lack of support.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 06:00:00 +0100
Late appointment leads to fine for patient at Turner Road Surgery
A STRESSED patient who visited her doctor after experiencing severe migraines has been “pushed to the brink” after battling an “unjust” £70 parking fine for months.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 16:42:59 +0100
Foreign Office issue update on holidays to France, Greece, Malaysia and Brunei
The Foreign Office have updated travellers heading to France, Greece, Malaysia and Brunei.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 11:02:33 +0100
France could be added to UK's quarantine list
FEARS are growing that France will be added to the UK's quarantine travel list within days.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 16:09:33 +0100
Lorry crashes into house in Thorpe-le-Soken
A lorry has crashed into a house in Thorpe-le-Soken.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 16:30:00 +0100
All we know so far about the fire on Ha'Penny Pier, in Harwich
A PIER fire could have been accidental or deliberate, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service says.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 19:50:13 +0100
Essex air pollution to rise to 'high' tomorrow - with storms in the evening
AIR pollution in Essex could rise to high levels over the next few days due to rising temperatures.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 18:50:10 +0100
Coronavirus: People told to wear masks during sex to stop spread
A CHARITY has advised wearing face masks and picking positions where participants are not face to face during intercourse to manage the risk of coronavirus.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 17:00:00 +0100
Water firms urge people not to water gardens due to heatwave
WATER companies have issued an urgent warning to customers in Tendring and Colchester to save water due to a surge in demand possibly due to staycations during the hot weather.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 17:00:00 +0100
Restaurant Grain to close after four years in town
A POPULAR concept restaurant will close its doors after four years serving customers in the town.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 17:00:00 +0100
Eco warrior petition for river Colne clean up from algae
HUNDREDS of people have signed a petition set up by a young eco-warrior demanding action to clean up the River Colne.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 17:00:00 +0100
Colchester firm Ultimotive marks F1 70th birthday
A COLCHESTER firm was on pole position as Formula 1 marked its 70th anniversary.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 17:00:00 +0100
Death of man who was pulled from sea in Clacton 'unexplained'
A MAN’S body was pulled from the sea near Clacton Pier.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 17:00:00 +0100
Two people in dingy rescued by beach patrol
TWO seasiders had to be rescued after getting into a spot of bother in their inflatable dingy.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 16:34:45 +0100
Can I go home from work if it's too hot?
ALTHOUGH many people are now working from home as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, others have returned to workplaces.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 14:44:02 +0100
Teachers and pupils may have to be tested weekly for coronavirus
Schools may have to carry out weekly tests to find out whether staff and children have contracted coronavirus to help keep everyone safe.