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Chronicle staff get dirty for charity

A six-strong team of brave Essex Chronicle staff took part in this year’s Maldon Mud Race, raising more than £1,100 for charity. They were among 180 competitors who ran, swam and crawled their way through Maldon’s glorious mud over a

Sister titles joint effort sees readers 'bowled over'

The Brentwood Gazette and Essex Chronicle have unveiled a new look weekly motoring section. New editorial platforms and a new design from the company’s creative studio, incorporating the use of cut outs and white space, have been used in the

Funeral held for former sports editor

Friends and colleagues have said a final farewell to former Essex Chronicle sports editor Bernard Webber, who has died aged 77. A funeral for the journalist, who was known as ‘Mr Colchester United’, was held at Colchester Crematorium on Friday.

Chronicle celebrates landmark birthday in style

The Essex Chronicle has marked its 240th anniversary with the unveiling of a special plaque at the site where the newspaper was first published. Chelmsford mayor Cllr Ian Wright unveiled a borough council blue plaque on the front of the

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Sixteen-year-old schoolgirl Liz Williams won a top prize in a national political journalism contest, after taking a few tips from Reading Evening Post editor Andy Murrill.She submitted her item to the Citizenship Foundation in the form of an Evening Post

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The National Union of Journalists wants to get the regulations on reporting restrictions for covering employment tribunals changed.There can be problems for media coverage if a case is settled before it gets to a hearing, and reporting restrictions can remain

Back page devoted to sport as weekly breaks with tradition

The four-title Brentwood Gazette Series in Essex has broken with nearly a century of tradition by devoting its back page entirely to sport for the first time. The move has been welcomed by sports fans and by the many clubs

Chronicle man braves the airwaves

Essex Chronicle feature writer Ivan Sage has interviewed many people over the years, as has radio presenter Steve Scruton – but does this mean the writer could present a radio show? To find out, Ivan decided to brave the airwaves

"Not good enough" – papers round on power firm

A newspaper serving an area where the power was cut off for more than five days is calling on the electricity firm to pay out compensation. The Cambridge Evening News complained: “It’s just not good enough”, in a front page

Chronicle cheering for Chloe

The battle for chart success is about to hot up on Popstars: The Rivals and the Essex Chronicle is making it clear who it wants to see make the grade. The weekly newspaper is backing Chelmsford hopeful Chloe Staines (pictured)

Chronicle enters new era

The Essex Chronicle entered a new era this week as the printing of the paper moved from Chelmsford to the West Country. The weekly paper has been printed in Chelmsford since it was launched 238 years ago. But following the

Chronicle printworks to close: Press jobs to go

The Essex Chronicle is moving its printing operation to the Westcountry in a move that will cost more than 50 jobs. The paper, along with its sister paper the Brentwood Gazette, is currently printed in Chelmsford at the Westway, Widford

Chronicle's Kathleen retires

Kathleen Corby, political editor of the Essex Chronicle, has retired. She has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in journalism, including 24 years at the Chronicle. Her first job was on the Chelmsford Weekly News in the 1950s, and she

Circulation boosted by 1,000

Recent figures show the four newspapers in the Brentwood Gazette Series have increased their readership by more than 1,000 readers in the past year. The Brentwood Gazette, the Billericay and Wickford Gazette, the Ongar and North Weald Gazette and the

Essex Beehive reaches300 mark

The Beehive Community Network from the Essex Chronicle’s website, thisisessex, is celebrating the creation of its 300th site. The latest addition to the network, which brings the total to 300, is the East Colchester Community Partnership. The Beehive, a joint