Gazette News

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 08:23:20 +0000
Buttsbury Wash: Good Samaritan rescues trapped driving instructor
The wash is notorious and cars have repeatedly become stuck

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 05:00:00 +0000
Options for Colchester Middle Mill weir explored by council
Council bosses said fixing a historic weir will not be “quick and cheap” as options for its future are explored.

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 05:00:00 +0000
Colchester parents thank children's ward incredible £60,000 donation
COLCHESTER Hospital’s children’s ward has received a £60,000 donation thanks to the incredible efforts of a Wivenhoe couple who started a fundraiser in memory of their son.

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 05:00:00 +0000
Thousands of new homes could be built in Colchester
More than 180 sites were suggested for potential housing developments as part of Colchester Council’s “call for sites” consultation.

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 05:00:00 +0000
Hollytrees Museum in Colchester could stop free entry
Colchester Council is considering charging visitors to Hollytrees Museum in Castle Park, which is currently free to visit.

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 05:00:00 +0000
Updates on Northern Gateway Leisure Park Colchester progress
The development at Northern Gateway Leisure Centre is said to be making “good progress” as work on businesses on the site underway.

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 05:00:00 +0000
Frinton car wash fined £30,000 for employing illegal workers
The company, which was set up in 2013, is the only Essex-based business to appear on the latest list.

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 08:27:07 +0000
The 20p tyre tread test could save UK drivers up to £200
A 20p check is among the seven 'must know' pre-MOT checks drivers are being urged to follow.

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 08:27:40 +0000
Paracetamol warning to anyone with this common health issue
People who have high blood pressure have been warned against taking paracetamol long-term due to a study carried out by The University of Edinburgh.

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 08:26:38 +0000
Pharmacist issues antihistamine warning to millions of Brits
A Pharmacist has shared an antihistamine warning to Brits as he breaks down how to spot an allergic reaction and what to do if you think you're having one.

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 08:25:54 +0000
What happens if you can't afford to pay council tax?
Here's what you should do if you can't afford to pay your council tax bill, according to the financial comparison website, Quotegoat.com

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 08:25:24 +0000
Freeview has issued a 24-warning to British TV viewers
Freeview has issued a 24-warning to TV viewers - over high pressure affecting signals.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 10:28:22 +0000
Mersea murder trial day four: Ellena Baxter gives evidence
Live updates from day four of the Mersea murder trial, where Ellena Baxter - daughter of Stephen and Carol Baxter - is being questioned by the prosecution.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 17:00:00 +0000
Optegra opens new eye clinic for cataract surgery in Colchester
A new ophthalmic clinic is opening in Colchester, dedicated to providing NHS cataract surgery for patients across Essex

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 18:30:30 +0000
Thorpe-le-Soken: Crash reported on Landermere Road
The AA says a crash involving a car and a motorbike was reported at 5.45pm today.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 17:00:00 +0000
Colchester Castle could become a charity under council plans
The move could see council-run museums, which also include Hollytrees Museum and the Natural History Museum, spun off into their own entity.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 17:00:00 +0000
Rescued swans find new home and love in Manningtree
Two swans found love and a new home in Manningtree after unsuccessful attempts to find mates.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 17:00:00 +0000
Ardleigh vineyard plans to build restaurant on-site
A popular vineyard has submitted plans for a new restaurant and a bigger shop.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 16:52:10 +0000
Mersea murder trial witness rules out victims' suicide pact
A member of Mersea Island Community First Responders provided a statement which ruled out the Baxters agreeing a suicide pact.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 16:11:32 +0000
Rob Beckett: Giraffe tour coming to Ipswich Regent Theatre
Comedian Rob Beckett has announced a worldwide tour with two dates in Suffolk in 2025.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 14:39:01 +0000
People smuggler jailed after seven migrants found in Harwich
Valeriu Iordatii, 24, attempted to enter the UK on a ferry from the Hook of Holland to Harwich on December 16 last year.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 13:42:05 +0000
Mersea murder suspect was 'like a brother' to daughter of Baxters
On day four of the Mersea murder trial, the court heard Luke D'Wit, who is accused of murdering Stephen and Carol Baxter, "was like a brother" to her.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 12:00:00 +0000
New £5k mental wellbeing hub unveiled at Epping school
An Epping Forest-based school has recently benefitted from the addition of a mental health hub.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 12:00:00 +0000
Flooding across Essex continues after rainy weekend
Flooding is “likely to continue” across several areas of Essex, the Environment Agency has warned.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 12:00:00 +0000
Colchester Headgate Theatre hosts first ever unplugged gig
A POPULAR Colchester theatre put on an exciting night of unplugged music for the first time ever – teasing that audiences “won’t have to wait long” for the next instalment following its success.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 12:00:00 +0000
Colchester: Emergency services give update on flipped car
THE emergency services have offered an update regarding a car that flipped over on a busy Colchester roundabout following a two-vehicle collision.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 12:00:00 +0000
A12 crash sees three people taken to Colchester Hospital
A crash on a busy motorway saw three people sent to hospital this morning.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 11:57:04 +0000
Grace O'Malley-Kumar killer's sentence to be reviewed
Attorney General Victoria Prentis KC has confirmed she will ask the Court of Appeal to review the sentence handed to Nottingham triple killer Valdo Calocane.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 11:34:05 +0000
Former Towie star Georgia Kousoulou fancies I'm a Celeb
In her first book, I Wish I Knew, the 32-year-old confesses she probably would go down under for a stint in the I'm a Celeb jungle if she was asked.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 08:20:12 +0000
BBC Strictly star Robin Windsor from Ipswich dies aged 44
Former Strictly Come Dancing professional Robin Windsor, from Ipswich, has died aged 44.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 05:00:00 +0000
Concerns over new Colchester Head Street cycle lane
Concerns have been raised for the safety of the public after a new red cycle lane has been built in Colchester.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 05:00:00 +0000
Colchester Brittania car park closure would be 'utter madness'
Proposed development plans for the site include up to 120 new homes and a heritage path linking the city centre to Colchester Town railway station.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 05:00:00 +0000
Colchester woman celebrates 100th birthday with 100 cards
A lucky lady residing in a Colchester care home was delivered 100 cards for her 100th birthday.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 05:00:00 +0000
Colchester new Filipino restaurant sees success in first months
Tayo By Bien, in North Hill, Colchester, is a family-run business, run by the Causapins, and is set to launch its new menu this month.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 05:00:00 +0000
Thousands of new homes could be built in Colchester
More than 180 sites were suggested for potential housing developments as part of Colchester Council’s “call for sites” consultation.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 15:24:11 +0000
The Body Shop to shut half of its stores - 7 will close today
The Body Shop has announced it is to shut half of its stores with seven closing immediately from today (February 20).

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 08:24:51 +0000
Royal Mint rarest coins as 50p sells for £2,500 on eBay
The Kew Gardens 50p is a highly desirable coin, due to its scarcity in circulation and as a commemorative coin.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 08:23:45 +0000
What does a rat's nest look like? Why you shouldn't disturb rats
You might wonder what a rat's nest looks like and whether they will leave if you disturb them but that's not a good idea as rats carry lots of diseases.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 08:23:13 +0000
NHS England to offer bowel cancer screening to thousands
Thousands of people with a genetic condition that increases their risk of developing certain cancers will be offered preventative screening on the NHS.

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 09:48:19 +0000
Mersea murder trial: prosecution witnesses appear in court
Live updates from day three of the Luke D'Wit murder trial as the defence open their case...

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 17:00:00 +0000
University of Essex adds largest office complex to Parkside
The University of Essex has unveiled a new addition to Parkside

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 11:00:00 +0000
Earls Cone Water Direct launches industry-first water outage service
An Essex-based company has launched the first alternative water supply service for when there are water outages.

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 17:42:18 +0000
Mersea couple's daughter found 'weird' will after finding parents dead
Ellena Baxter, the daughter of Carol and Stephen Baxter, gave evidence in court on Monday and recounted the moments after finding her parents dead.

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 17:00:00 +0000
Scammers targeting St Helena Hospice with fake website
St Helena Hospice said someone is “impersonating” the charity on social media, promoting a fake website asking for users’ credit card details.

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 17:00:00 +0000
Suspected cannabis plants dumped in Manningtree Road
Bags of suspected cannabis plants were found dumped at the side of a main road between Dedham and Manningtree.

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 17:00:00 +0000
Obituary to Mike Cleary - Essex County Newspaper photographer
TRIBUTES have been paid to Mike Cleary who was a photographer for the Essex County Newspapers for 15 years.

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 17:00:00 +0000
Ella's Ca Phe House Colchester shares highlights since opening
A unique new café offering Vietnamese food and drinks “like no other in Colchester” says she feels like her hard work is paying off.

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 17:00:00 +0000
Stanway Green Lodge Care Home donate to Home Start charity
Care home residents enjoyed putting together goody bags to donate to a Colchester-based children’s charity.

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 17:00:00 +0000
Updates on Northern Gateway Leisure Park Colchester progress
The development at Northern Gateway Leisure Centre is said to be making “good progress” as work on businesses on the site underway.

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 16:27:00 +0000
Essex: Teen in hospital after assault near Springfield Green
Police officers cordoned off an area including a children’s play area this morning.

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