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Historic Essex is celebrated in new book

One hundred years of headlines are celebrated in a new book by the Essex Chronicle. Headline History was launched at the opening of the new Essex Record Office, where old editions of the Chronicle are now kept. It features major

News in brief

A reunion to mark the tenth anniversary of the closure of the Birmingham Daily News attracted 25 people from all corners of the UK.The event, held in Birmingham, had been delayed due to the foot and mouth crisis and the

Death of Chronicle correspondent

Michael Davis, angling correspondent for the Essex Chronicle, has died. Better known as Mike, he had fought against heart problems for more than a year and had been in hospital for much of that time. For many years Mike had

Chronicle's Colin Moth retires

Colin Moth has retired from the Essex Chronicle after 49 years with the company. Past and present staff and directors from the paper gathered to wish Colin well at his retirement presentation, where he received a digital camera. Colin began

Strictly ballroom

Essex Chronicle reporter Clare Berrett has been taking to the floor to learn the classic of all dance forms – ballroom. Clare, a reporter for the Chronicle’s Go! supplement, said: “Having seen ballroom dancing on television where people always look

Sinead speaks of her love for former Echo reporter

Controversial singer Sinead O’Connor has spoken out about her planned marriage to journalist Nick Sommerlad. A former reporter at the Evening Echo in Basildon, Nick now works for the Press Association in Dublin where he met Sinead through mutual friends.

New home for charity, thanks to the Chronicle

A mental health charity has moved in to a much-needed new home, thanks to an article in the Essex Chronicle. Services provided by the Dove Centre, run by Chelmsford and District MIND, were under threat because it was unable to

Reporter reporting for duty!

With women taking an increasingly high profile in the armed forces, the Essex Chronicle sent reporter Kate Eshmade for a day with the Territorial Army to see if she would copewith military life… Page 1 of 2 I had given

Death of former Chronicle photographer

Former Essex Chronicle chief photographer, Geoff Baker, has died aged 68. Geoff joined the Essex Chronicle in 1956, and was promoted to chief photographer in 1969. During tea breaks he would entertain colleagues with Tommy Cooper-style card tricks and magic.

Bid to trace rescuers – 38 years on

A woman who was featured in her local newspaper 38 years ago after becoming tangled in machinery as a toddler is now having her tale retold in a bid to trace the men who saved her. The Essex Chronicle first

Shops forum gets newspaper backing

Brentwood’s Town Centre Partnership is about to go “live” on the Internet thanks to the This Is Essex website. The partnership, established earlier this year, promotes the High Street and its surrounding areas and has been working with This is

Editor is awarded honorary Master of Arts degree

Stuart Rawlins, who has edited the Essex Chronicle since 1993, has been awarded an honorary Masters of Arts degree by Anglia Polytechnic University. The honour was in recognition of his involvement in the community and the strong links between his

A night in the cells for Ivan

Essex Chronicle reporter Ivan Sage took a novel approach to deter people from drink driving – he got himself ‘arrested’. With the help of the Essex police, Ivan found out what it is like to be on the wrong side

Merry Christmas, from the Gazette

Christmas came early in Brentwood, thanks to the town’s Gazette newspaper series which has donated £2,000 to buy an electric shopping buggy. The cash came from the Millennium Fund, set up by the Gazette’s sister paper the Essex Chronicle, to

Answering questions,not asking them

The brains behind the Brentwood Gazette battled it out with 17 other teams at the town mayor’s annual charity night quiz. The team finished an impressive fourth and might have slipped into anonymity if they hadn’t published a story about

Gazette initiative comes in for praise from Terry Waite

Former hostage Terry Waite has praised the Brentwood Gazette Series at its annual Achievement over Adversity awards. Mr Waite applauded the Gazette for making the event possible and said: “Newspapers don’t always get it right, but the Gazette has got