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Amy is top St John Ambulance cadet in East of England

Essex County Standard: Winner – Amy Cook receives her award from Dave Christophers, St John Ambulance national young people adviser. Picture: BRIAN ALDRICH

8:34am Friday 18th April 2014

A TEENAGER has been named the best St John Ambulance cadet in the East of England.

Former uni student stabbed his mum to death

Essex County Standard: Former uni student stabbed his mum to death

8:32am Friday 18th April 2014

A FORMER Essex University student stabbed his mother to death.

Wounded soldier to play in a memorial match for friend Rob

Essex County Standard: Wounded soldier to play in a memorial match for friend Rob

8:21am Friday 18th April 2014

A SOLDIER seriously injured in Afghanistan is to play cricket in honour of a friend who has died.

Historic buildings ‘need protection’

Essex County Standard: Historic buildings ‘need protection’

8:17am Friday 18th April 2014

HISTORIC buildings in Colchester need to be better protected or more could burn down, according to a prominent historian.

Fire crews tackle workshop fire in Clacton

Essex County Standard: Fire brigade solar panels bid sparks anger

5:31pm Thursday 17th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS wearing breathing apparatus tackled a blaze at a workshop in Clacton earlier today.

Man arrested in connection with murder of Southend man in Braintree

5:33pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man who was stabbed last night in Braintree died in hospital.

Retired Essex Police dog looking for new home

Essex County Standard: Retired Essex Police dog looking for new home

3:43pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Charlie, the eight-year-old Cocker Spaniel is part of the Essex Police Dog Unit, which provides countywide support to specialist operations and supports officers in their day to day efforts to keep crime down.

Man banned from Colchester and Chelmsford City centre

Essex County Standard: Paul Worboys

1:48pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A MAN banned from entering Colchester town centre has now been banned from entering Chelmsford City centre.

Woman arrested in James Attfield case bailed again

Essex County Standard: Victim Jim Attfield

1:28pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A 27-year-old woman arrested in connection with the James Attfield murder case has been bailed again.

Laptop stolen in Dovercourt burglary

Essex County Standard: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

1:11pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A LAPTOP was stolen during a burglary at a Dovercourt home.

Jewellery and phone stolen in burglary

Essex County Standard: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

1:09pm Thursday 17th April 2014

JEWELLERY, a mobile phone and lighter were stolen in a house raid.

Horkesley Park saga over after appeal rejected

Essex County Standard: Campaigners braced for Horkesley Park appeal

12:40pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A THIRTEEN-year battle to turn Horkesley Park has come to an end after communities secretary Eric Pickles rejected a planning appeal.

Broken down caravan blocks lane of A12

11:55am Thursday 17th April 2014

A CARAVAN has broken down on the A12.

Don’t back plans to build another Bradwell plant

8:37am Thursday 17th April 2014

CAMPAIGNERS in Mersea have hit out at Maldon District Council’s plans to push for a new nuclear power station in Bradwell.

The mystery continues... Three more gifts by letterbox benefactor

Essex County Standard: The mystery continues... Three more gifts by letterbox benefactor

8:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

WHO is behind the postbox payouts handed to a growing band of Colchester residents?

Holiday park building deliberately set on fire

Essex County Standard: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

9:48pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A BUILDING in a holiday park has been deliberately set on fire.

Damon, posh? He was at our comprehensive!

Essex County Standard: Damon Albarn

6:57pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

DAMON Albarn’s former music teacher has rubbished claims he is hiding his “privileged” background.

My bold plan to end north Colchester’s traffic jam problems

Essex County Standard: My bold plan to end north Colchester’s traffic jam problems

6:53pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A RETIRED civil engineer has come up with a plan he says would end north Colchester’s traffic jams.

Rush hour traffic following two crashes

Essex County Standard: Traffic problems on A30 near Victoria after crash and hail storm

6:11pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

DRIVERS are experiencing long delays on the A12 due to two crashes.

Meet Colchester's very own Roy Orbison superfan

Essex County Standard: Meet Colchester's very own Roy Orbison superfan

6:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Meet Colchester’s very own Roy Orbison superfan, who even shares her birthday with the singer-songwriter.

Riddle over cash stuffed in letterboxes in street

Essex County Standard: Riddle over cash stuffed in letterboxes in street

4:05pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

MOST of us can only dream of someone giving us hundreds of pounds out of the blue.

Golf clubs snatched in garage raid

Essex County Standard: webpix police arrest

3:58pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A BAG full of left-handed golf clubs was grabbed by crooks in a Great Clacton garage raid.

Nine out of ten children offered their first or second school place choices

Essex County Standard: Chris Evans- 500 Words Competition.

3:02pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Nine out of ten parents have been offered their first or second choice of primary school by Essex County Council.

New sexual health clinic planned for the High Street

Essex County Standard: New sexual health clinic planned for the High Street

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A SEXUAL health clinic is set to open in Colchester's High Street. 

Colchester Castle's new tablet tour guides unveiled

Essex County Standard: Colchester Castle's new tablet tour guides unveiled

11:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Hundeds of guests filled Colchester Castle for a preview of the £4.2million renovations which will allow visitors to explore the history of the keep using tablet computers.

Colchester man set to face court in connection with robbery at pub

Essex County Standard: nswebpix police crime tape

10:21am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A Colchester man is due to appear in court later today after he was charged with a number of personal robberies in a mid-Essex village.

Were you the woman who challenged three suspected burglars?

Essex County Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

10:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Detectives are trying to trace a woman who challenge three suspected burglars.

Investment promised as Greater Anglia franchise extended to 2016

Essex County Standard: There is disruption on the Greater Anglia service to Southminster

9:34am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Greater Anglia will continue to operate north Essex’s mainline trains until October 2016.

Family's desperate struggle for help after their daughter was born at just 24 weeks

Essex County Standard: Family's desperate struggle for help after their daughter was born at just 24-weeks-old

8:47am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A FAMILY are still fighting for their daughter’s health fours years after she was born at 24 weeks.

Three men to appear in court over assault charges

Essex County Standard: webpix court justice

6:45pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THREE men are due to appear at Southend Magistrates' Court next month to face charges of affray and assault.

Man in pink thong flashes to teenage girls

Essex County Standard: Essex Police launch appeal for stolen goods

6:43pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A MAN wearing a pink thong flashed at a group of teenage girls.

Nick Clegg to visit Colchester next week

Essex County Standard: Welsh Liberal Democrats Spring Conference 2014 in Newport.  Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats takes questions from journalists prior to taking to the stage. (5167316)

4:18pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

DEPUTY Prime Minister Nick Clegg will be answering questions in Colchester next week.

Fresh chance to save £200 from your heating bills launched

Essex County Standard: The West of England Rural Partnership wants to keep heating costs down for elderly householders

3:06pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A FRESH chance for Colchester residents to save £200 a year from their heating bills has been launched.

UPDATED: Bail extended as murder investigation continues

Essex County Standard: Tragic – “great lad” Jim

3:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A WOMAN arrested in connection with the murder of Jim Attfield has been bailed again until Thursday.

Baby boy donating his bone marrow to save life of his sister

Essex County Standard: Baby boy donating his bone marrow to save life of his sister

1:06pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A BABY boy is set to save his sister’s life by becoming her bone marrow donor.

Fire crews tackle blaze at Little Clacton home

Essex County Standard: ONGAR: Fire on school roof

12:59pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are battling a blaze at a house in Little Clacton.

Man found dead inside parked car

Essex County Standard: Police have appealed for information about an 'elaborate hoax' after two suspicious devices closed down parts of Canterbury

12:56pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A man has been found dead in a car after concerns were raised by a member of the public.

Richie's catwalk debut...after attack he feared would end modelling dream

Essex County Standard: Richie's catwalk debut...after attack he feared would end modelling dream

10:05am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A NON-LEAGUE footballer and aspiring model, who suffered horrific facial injuries when he was beaten up, has made his catwalk debut.

Baby Leah-Marie born in a car park

Essex County Standard: Baby Leah-Marie born in a car park

6:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

WHEN mum-of-two Jade Paice realised her baby was coming she was on the A120.

No loud music, karaoke or pool...this will be a real ale pub

Essex County Standard: No loud music, karaoke or pool...this will be a real ale pub

5:25pm Monday 14th April 2014

Forget loud music, karaoke, pool and spirits Colchester’s latest pub venture is set to be just all about real ale.

Reward offered to try and catch Jim Attfield's killers

Essex County Standard:

11:26am Monday 14th April 2014

A REWARD of up to £5,000 has been offered for information leading to the conviction of Jim Attfield's killers.

Film-maker dies at 55 after being taken ill at wheel

Essex County Standard: Film-maker dies at 55 after being taken ill at wheel

10:04am Monday 14th April 2014

A FILM-MAKER who spent his career covering school shows and dance performances has died after suffering a brain haemorrhage.

Victory! 11-year fight for a crossing is won

Essex County Standard: Victory! 11-year fight for a crossing is won

9:56am Monday 14th April 2014

A NEW pedestrian crossing will finally be built near a secondary school after years of campaigning by parents, pupils, councillors and the Gazette.

Animal lover saves pets as listed building burns

Essex County Standard: Lucy Smith with her pets which she saved as fire threatened her home.

5:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

RESIDENT Lucy Smith ensured her pets were safe as her home was evacuated due the devastating fire at the Sergeants' Mess.

£21,000 grant to help job seekers and new businesses

Essex County Standard: £21,000 grant to help job seekers and new businesses

3:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Two of the town’s organisations which help job seekers and new businesses were given a £21,000 boost.

Colchester murder - woman released on bail

2:11pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A WOMAN arrested following the murder of dad-of-five Jim Attfield has been released.

Woman caught thief red-handed

12:08pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A BRAVE homeowner tackled a burglar when she caught him red-handed raiding her home in broad daylight.

Devastating fire may have been caused by a squirrel

7:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

A SQUIRREL or a rodent may have caused the devastating blaze at a Grade II listed building.

Mums protest over Harwich maternity unit closure

Essex County Standard: Mums protest over Harwich maternity unit closure

7:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

MUMS staged a twilight vigil in protest to the temporary closure of the Harwich maternity unit.

Police launch new appeal for Jim Attfield's killer

Essex County Standard: Victim Jim Attfield

6:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

THE mother of murdered Jim Attfield has warned his killer could strike again.



Murder investigation after stabbing (link)

bbc.co.uk 10:19pm Thu 17 Apr 14

A murder inquiry is under way in Essex after a Southend man dies from stab wounds to his chest.

Police car stolen at officer's home (link)

bbc.co.uk 5:34pm Thu 17 Apr 14

A thief steals an unmarked Metropolitan Police car after taking the keys in a burglary at an officer's home in Essex.

Student guilty of killing mother (link)

bbc.co.uk 6:23pm Wed 16 Apr 14

A biochemistry student who claimed a gang of five men forced him to stab his mother to death is found guilty of…

1,150 jobs in green energy project (link)

bbc.co.uk 2:59pm Wed 16 Apr 14

A multi-million pound energy plant to turn waste into jet fuel will create more than 1,000 jobs in Essex, it is…

Police Taser use to be reviewed (link)

bbc.co.uk 12:21pm Wed 16 Apr 14

The use of Tasers by Essex Police is to be reviewed after the force trebled its deployment of the stun guns in five…

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