IN THIS WEEK’S GAZETTE

Family heartbreak as teenager drowns in lake... Villagers win Mere footpath victory... Joey Essex to unveil Clacton's newest nightclub... Snakes alive! - 5ft serpent lurking in our cupboard Village facing clear-up after travellers Pint-sized pony ow...
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Criminal gangs behind drugs raids in Braintree

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July 31, 2014
Criminal gangs behind drugs raids in Braintree

POLICE raided two Braintree homes as part of a countywide crackdown that resulted in the arrests of 28 suspected drug dealers.Two properties, one in Bailey Bridge Road, near John Bunyan Infant School, and one in Templar Road, were targeted in the latest initiative by Essex Police to prevent the supply of Class A drugs...
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Hylands Country and Craft Show – see pictures from the event

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July 31, 2014
Hylands Country and Craft Show – see pictures from the event

SHEEP-RACING, dancing Zulus and racing horses were among the attractions as more than 7,000 people descended on Hylands Park over the weekend for the Hylands Country and Craft Show.Revellers on Saturday and Sunday were rewarded for their presence with...
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Smoke signals seen by drinkers at Chequers in Roxwell leads to…

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July 31, 2014
Smoke signals seen by drinkers at Chequers in Roxwell leads to…

DRINKERS enjoying a pint in their pub unwittingly uncovered a cannabis factory above a village shop after they spotted smoke billowing from the window.When locals at the Chequers, Roxwell, saw fumes pouring out of a flat above Roxwell Village Store o...
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Man arrested after airgun shots

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July 31, 2014

A man is arrested after a stand-off during which police say they were shot at with an airgun in a residential street.
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QPR trialist Collison plays in draw

Former West Ham United midfielder Jack Collison plays 90 minutes on trial for QPR in their 0-0 draw at Southend.
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Firearms incident in Colchester

Police attended address in Dugard Avenue following concern for the welfare of a man.
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England win last-gasp diving gold

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July 30, 2014

Alicia Blagg and Chelmsford's Rebecca Gallantree win England's second gold medal on the opening day of diving at Glasgow 2014.
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VIDEO: England win last-gasp diving gold

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July 30, 2014

England's Alicia Blagg and Chelmsford's Rebecca Gallantree win a last-gap gold in the women's synchronised 3m springboard.
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Road cordoned off by police in Colchester after firearm seen

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July 30, 2014
Road cordoned off by police in Colchester after firearm seen

A man has been arrested after shots from a suspected air weapon were fired at police officers in Colchester. See video below Police and mental health officers rushed to a property in Dugard Avenue at around 6.30pm but quickly left after a firearm was...
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Police called to house after reports of man with weapon

Armed police were called to a Colchester house following reports a man was in possession of a weapon.
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Chelmsford barber’s trial for allegedly threatening man with…

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July 30, 2014
Chelmsford barber’s trial for allegedly threatening man with…

A BARBER locked up for more than four months while he awaited trial for threatening a man with scissors has had the charge dropped – just as his trial was about to begin.Ali Karimi was made a free man on Tuesday (July 29) after it was determined...
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Are YOU in this week’s Gazette!

Trio of care homes compete in Clacton Commonwealth Games... Dave Garlick reaches Wembley Way in 100-mile charity epic... Stagestruck dancers dazzle at Disneyland
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Blooming marvelous planting for Tendring

BUSY park rangers have planted a staggering 200,000 plants as Tendring gears up for the summer season.
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Community minibus on the road for 40 years

A MINIBUS service is celebrating 40 years on the road.
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Two-year club ban for drunken thug

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July 30, 2014

A THUG has been jailed for carrying out two brutal, drunken attacks on revellers outside a Southend club.
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BREAKING: Cannabis factory discovered in Boreham

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July 30, 2014
BREAKING: Cannabis factory discovered in Boreham

A CANNABIS factory has been discovered in Boreham today (July 30).A search warrant was executed at an an address in the village by Essex Police and a number of plants were found. The specific location has yet to be disclosed by the force, but the fact...
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American soul legends to headline Chingford festival

Some of the biggest names in soul music and during the height of the 80s disco era will be headlining a two-day festival in August. 
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Schoolgirl wins competition to name new Halstead road

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July 30, 2014

A schoolgirl has won a competition to name a new road in Halstead.
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Strip Lord Hanningfield of his title, says Essex County Council…

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July 30, 2014
Strip Lord Hanningfield of his title, says Essex County Council…

THE leader of Essex County Council will write to the Houses of Parliament demanding his predecessor Lord Hanningfield is stripped of his peerage.Tory councillor David Finch agreed to Ukip's suggestion on Tuesday last week during a review of his decisi...
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It’s a kind of magic… show!

A VARIETY show featuring award-winning magicians will leave audiences spellbound when it comes to the Brentwood Theatre on Saturday.
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