Around a thousand people took part in Clacton's Remembrance Sunday service
A police officer who was shot dead when he tried to wrestle a weapon from a gunman has been posthumously given a national bravery award.
Police investigating an apparent £1 million scam targeting elderly people in the Clacton area have made 16 arrests.
It seems our seaside piers are thriving, despite a tough few years for the economy.
A new report suggests piers in other parts of the country are under threat, because of the high cost of insurance and upkeep. But here in the Anglia region, the likes of Cromer, Southwold and Clacton piers are bucking the national trend.
They are in good condition, and remain popular tourist attractions.
Air shows have always been a traditional part of the summer schedule in the East of England but like so many attractions they have become increasingly expensive to put on.
As a result, two of our highest profile shows, at Lowestoft and Southend, have disappeared from the calendar.
Now the Clacton Air Show in Essex has had the sort of opening day it could have done without. After a great summer it was a pretty dismal day along the Essex coast but better weather is expected for the second day on Friday.
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Unfortunately due to poor weather en route, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight have had to pull out today. Sorry.
The crowds have been out in force despite a wet start to the Clacton Air Show.
The Red Arrows have already taken to the skies above the Essex seaside resorts as thousands looked on from the shore.
The Clacton Air Show has been running for 22 years and is the last remaining free seaside air show in the East of England.
The show runs for two days.
Historic aircraft will be taking to the skies above Essex today for the Clacton Air Show.
The two-day event will feature a Spitfire and a Pitts biplane.
Alan Goggin from Tendring District Council said: “The Tendring District Council team behind this popular event has really pulled out all the stops to bring together a wide and varied range of aircraft and flying skills to suit all tastes and it will be fantastic – especially if the weather holds.”
The event is now in its 22nd year and is expected to boost the local economy by £4 million.
A133 London Road partially blocked due to accident at B1369 Old Road.
In just a few days time, historic planes will be taking to the skies above Essex for the Clacton Air Show.
Final preparations are being made for the two-day event on August 22nd and 23rd.
Aerobatic pilot Richard Goodwin will be appearing in his iconic Pitts S2S biplane which has been modified for advanced level display flying.
The Rolls Royce Spitfire will also feature in one of the displays. The aircraft has a top speed of 446mph.
Alan Goggin from Tendring District Council said: “I must admit I am really excited about the programme which has been put together.
“The Tendring District Council team behind this popular event has really pulled out all the stops to bring together a wide and varied range of aircraft and flying skills to suit all tastes and it will be fantastic – especially if the weather holds.”
The event is now in its 22nd year and is expected to boost the local economy by £4million.
A police officer based in Clacton has been charged with a number of sexual assaults on two women. Pc Neil Culham was arrested in February 2013 after Essex police launched an investigation. The women claimed they had been touched in an inappropriate manner.
The 40-year-old Essex officer, who is currently suspended from duty, was charged on Friday, August 16 with seven counts of sexual touching and one count of perverting the course of justice. He was released on police bail prior to his appearance at Ipswich Magistrates Court on Monday, September 2.
– Essex Police
Essex Police wish to reassure members of the public that these matters are treated very seriously. Essex Police would like to encourage anyone with further information regarding this case, or concerns of a similar nature, to come forward. All such matters will be dealt with in strictest confidence by our Professional Standards Department.
A man has been sentenced to five years in prison for a rape in Clacton. 44-year-old Stuart McPherson of St Osyth Road, Clacton, was convicted of rape and assault at Chelmsford Crown Court after trial.
The offence occurred at a flat in Clacton on February 13, 2013 where he assaulted a 50-year-old victim from the town.
Investigating officer, Rachel Evemy said: "The judge in his summing up described the victim as having great restraint, dignity and style in giving her evidence.
"She did it in open court without special measures and was extremely brave.
"I would like to praise her for her courage, and hope this serves as a message to other victims out there that they can feel confident in reporting what has happened to them to police and we will give them all the support they need through the court process.”