It holds the last remaining End of Pier Show in Europe but just how much do you know about Cromer Pier?Read the full story ›
For generations the end of the pier show was part of the British holiday but now only one remains in Europe and that’s in Cromer in Norfolk.Read the full story ›
More than ninety thousand people attended the Suffolk show this year.
The higher than usual number means that the Suffolk Agricultural Association which runs the event is expecting to break even on the costs.
The increased numbers of visitors follows a drive by the charity to attract more famlies and young people, with free entry offered to children under fifteen.
It was Sir John Betjeman who said "The Pier is Southend, Southend is the Pier" and many here in this town would agree.Read the full story ›
Clacton's first ever Sea and Beach Festival is to become an annual event after this weekend proved popular with 50,000 visitorsRead the full story ›
Now last month it played host to the Women's Tour, next month it has the air show and today Clacton in Essex held its first ever Sea and Beach festival.
Organisers, Tendring District Council, said it was the perfect way to kick start the summer season with activities reminiscent of the town's heyday.
Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Victoria Lampard.
Clacton's first ever 'Sea and Beach Festival' has got underway this morning with a parade through the town.
The new event has been organised to help boost tourism in Clacton, with a variety of events going on all weekend.
Tendring District Council is aiming to bring the town back to its heyday, when the beaches were always packed with families.
"A great deal of planning has gone into the festival and if successful it could be a regular on the calendar. We hope that it will prove popular with both residents and visitors and attract people to the area over the weekend - which can only be good for businesses too."
The festival runs both today and tomorrow from 11am - 5pm.
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TV and radio presenter Dermot O'Leary has agreed to become the new patron of St Helena Hospice.
“It is an honour to become a patron of St Helena Hospice. The charity is an institution in Colchester and North East Essex, and anyone who lives there has heard of it, and knows the great work they do. I hope we can continue to raise awareness of their invaluable services, and raise much needed funds towards the care of their patients and families. I’d also like to take this opportunity to wish St Helena Hospice a happy 30th anniversary.”
St Helena Hospice provides specialist palliative care services for patients and their families living in North East Essex and parts of Mid Essex who have progressive, life-limiting illness.