Daily Gazette & Essex Standard


For the first time, visitors will easily be able to find the sites as they walk through the town
Posted: March 20, 2018, 2:50 pm
IT was a soggy start when the fire alarm went off during World Book Day at Unity Primary Academy, however the children's amazing costumes made up for it.
Posted: March 20, 2018, 2:00 pm
The plans look set to be approved next week
Posted: March 20, 2018, 12:12 pm
The incident took place last night and police are appealing for information
Posted: March 20, 2018, 12:07 pm
STUDENTS are calling for refunds on study time they have lost due to lecturers striking.
Posted: March 20, 2018, 11:00 am
It happened in the early hours of this morning
Posted: March 20, 2018, 10:55 am
The results are based on data from cheating website IllicitEncounters.com
Posted: March 20, 2018, 10:32 am
A RECORD number of Essex residents have signed up to save money on their energy bills  with the Essex Energy Switch. More than 8.000 homes will be taking part in the scheme this year after green energy supplier So Energy won the right to provide electricity and gas to those who signed up. So Energy, the first eco-friendly provider to win an energy switch auction since its launch, is promising 100 per cent renewable electricity to switchers and residents still have until March 27 to sign up. Cllr David Finch, Leader of Essex County Council, said: “Almost 6,000 residents answered the call to join the collective energy switch, proving that people power can really make a difference in securing cheaper deals from energy suppliers. “Now that we know the electricity on offer comes from 100 per cent renewable sources, we have a fantastic opportunity to sign up and create a greener Essex. “So Energy has deals with electricity generators across Great Britain who provide Ofgem regulated renewable energy guarantees. Customers can even have their say on where the energy is sourced from, whether it be solar, wind, hydro, biomass or tidal.” The Essex Energy Switch has already saved thousands of Essex people more than £2,297,539 from the past five switches, with many saving over £250 a year. Everyone who registers will receive a personalised offer which details how much they could save by switching to the winning provider, or cheaper tariff. But there is no obligation for people to take up the offer. Cllr Finch added: “Paying over the odds for your electric and gas is not fair, so I hope people take advantage of the Essex Energy Switch. It’s a safe and easy way to save money in which we take all the hassle out of switching.” To register visit www.essex.gov.uk/energyswitch or call 0800 0488285. If you don’t have access to the internet, you can ask a relative, friend of neighbour to help because registrations can be made using their email address. One email address can be used up to five times to register for the scheme.  If you’re not connected to the mains gas supply it is still possible to save money on heating oil by joining the Rural Community Council of Essex (RCCE) community oil buying scheme https://www.essexrcc.org.uk/Oil_Buying_Scheme.aspx If you registered last year, you will still have to register for this round.
Posted: March 20, 2018, 10:28 am
Huge delays are building on the M25 after a lorry overturned - and traffic will remain slow for some time.
Posted: March 20, 2018, 10:14 am
And he's got a big job to do now...
Posted: March 20, 2018, 10:00 am
Following StageWright’s excellent Shedding Skin and Packing Shed Theatre’s sell out run of Memento Mori, it’s now the turn of Colchester’s other professional theatre group to take to the Mercury stage.
Posted: March 20, 2018, 9:19 am
COUNCIL bosses have revved up support for a controversial car rally in Tendring despite a backlash from residents.
Posted: March 20, 2018, 9:00 am
'RUBBISH thieves' which confused residents by taking bags full of used nappies and recycling could have been bin men picking up missed collections.
Posted: March 20, 2018, 9:00 am
A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following a collision on the M25 which happened just after 11.20pm last night, Monday, March 19.
Posted: March 20, 2018, 8:25 am
CONTROVERSIAL plans to build a KFC drive-thru next to a historic cottage have been backed by council planners.
Posted: March 20, 2018, 8:00 am
A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a van got stuck in mud.
Posted: March 20, 2018, 7:25 am
CHARITY bosses want youngsters to speak out against discrimination after it was revealed more than 150 hate crimes were recorded in Essex against children last year.
Posted: March 20, 2018, 7:00 am
A RELIEVED youngster has praised a driver’s quick thinking after his bus skidded across a patch of ice and crashed into a ditch.
Posted: March 20, 2018, 6:00 am
Do you recognise this man?
Posted: March 20, 2018, 5:00 am
RUMOURS about the Colchester Biscuit have been coming to me for years.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 6:30 pm
ON Colchester Half Marathon day, a team of 35 will be running to support a very special young boy.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 6:00 pm
THE winners of this year’s Pride of Tendring awards have picked up their gongs at a glitzy ceremony.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 5:00 pm
COLCHESTER Council is proud of its progress on affordable housing.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 3:30 pm
MEN in balaclavas forced their way into a home an threatened the occupants in an aggravated burglary.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 3:00 pm
AN inquest will be held after a body was found in Colchester.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 2:11 pm
KIND-HEARTED boxers packed a punch to help a brave toddler battling cancer.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 2:00 pm
It happened in the early hours of Sunday morning
Posted: March 19, 2018, 1:53 pm
ILLEGAL and dangerous parking near schools will be tackled by a road safety group.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 1:00 pm
Highways England has for the first time released an idea of what they anticipate a journey through the Lower Thames Crossing will look.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 11:49 am
But will it work?
Posted: March 19, 2018, 11:33 am
EVERY taxi will need to have CCTV fitted by the start of next year in a bid to protect drivers from bogus claims.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 11:00 am
In just two years by the way
Posted: March 19, 2018, 11:00 am
THE trainline between Clacton and Colchester reopened in time for rush hour today following four days of non-stop emergency repairs after a landslip.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 10:26 am
A GRATEFUL pensioner who was terrified she might be suffering a heart attack has heaped praise on the “outstanding” speed and care of the ambulance crew who rushed to her aid.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 10:00 am
A LIFELONG Arsenal fan has had a plaque installed at the Emirates Stadium to commemorate him.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 10:00 am
CLACTON MP Giles Watling has called on the Government to invest more in railways to boost regeneration across the Sunshine Coast.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 9:00 am
THE devastated owner of the first dedicated console gaming centre is mourning the decline of High Street trade as he prepares to close his business after 11 years.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 9:00 am
A 65-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with drink driving after police spotted a vehicle stopped in the middle of the road.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 8:44 am
A KARATE master who was the first British woman to achieve black belt status had her wish granted when she was treated to a martial arts display.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 8:00 am
FAILINGS in care at a prison contributed to the death of an inmate, an inquest has concluded.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 7:00 am
WORK on a new Marks and Spencer foodhall in Walton has finally started after changes to the new store were given the green light.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 7:00 am
The victim remains in life-threatening condition
Posted: March 19, 2018, 6:50 am
Council leader unravels some of what's fuelling this epidemic
Posted: March 19, 2018, 6:00 am
His roadside test measured 121 mcg of alcohol
Posted: March 19, 2018, 5:00 am
IT may not be miliar name in Colchester but the story of Captain Noel Chavasse is one which should be told again and again.
Posted: March 18, 2018, 1:00 pm
A man has been left with life threatening injuries after being stabbed in the stomach with a screw driver.
Posted: March 18, 2018, 10:44 am
AN OFFICE manager from Essex lost out on the big prize on Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.
Posted: March 18, 2018, 9:30 am
NOT so long ago Highwoods was Colchester’s newest estate.
Posted: March 18, 2018, 8:30 am
Get your hands on two money can’t buy tickets to watch a James Martin cooking demonstration at Fenwick Colchester on Thursday 22nd March 2018.
Posted: March 18, 2018, 12:00 am
Highways England and the Met Office are warning people to only drive is absolutely necessary with more snow and high winds forecast tonight.
Posted: March 17, 2018, 12:16 pm

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