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Jumbo owner to face trial over chicken deaths at his farms

Essex County Standard:

8:49am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FARMER has failed in his bid to get charges relating to the death of 24,000 chickens thrown out.

What a whopper! Mark grows 700lb pumpkin

Essex County Standard:

8:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

GREENFINGERED Mark Rand has grown what he believes is Britain’s biggest outdoor pumpkin, this year.

Man charged after fatal crash

Essex County Standard:

8:18am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MAN has been charged with careless driving after a woman died following a crash in Little Horkesley.

Firefighters called to chimney blaze

Essex County Standard: STRIKE ACTION: Firefighters are to stage the latest in a long series of strikes as part of a wider public sector day of action tomorrow. SP

10:03pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a chimney fire in Colchester this evening.

Nurse accused of holding pillow over resident's face

Essex County Standard: Health visitor fired for failings while working at Hove clinic

5:42pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A nurse is due to appear before a disciplinary panel after he was accused of holding a pillow over a resident’s face for 30 seconds.

Farmer warns residents after rogue dog kills sheep

Essex County Standard:

5:20pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A farmer believes a stray dog killed two of his sheep.

Tea to celebrate surviving cancer

Essex County Standard:

4:12pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

ABOUT 120 cancer survivors celebrated life at the Colchester Moot Hall.

Tributes paid to man who died in Tollesbury crash

Essex County Standard:

3:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to Kieran Ansell who died in a road crash in Tollesbury.

Want to get on your bike?

Essex County Standard: St Helena Hospice's Pamper & Shopping Evening

3:09pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN information night is being held to give people an insight into taking part in a hospice cycling event.

Jean slams online dating con trick

Essex County Standard:

3:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A WOMAN who went looking for love on the internet ended up out of pocket when a scammer posed as a soldier and took her money.

Man charged over Brightlingsea screwdriver attack

Essex County Standard:

2:07pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MAN has appeared in court accused of being part of a group who stabbed a man in the neck with a screwdriver.

Pre-school thefts woman faces jail

Essex County Standard: Chelmsford Crown Court

2:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A WOMAN has been told she could be jailed for stealing from a playgroup.

Paramedic cleared to work after colleague dispute

Essex County Standard:

1:59pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A paramedic who insulted a colleague and “stole” his mobile phone has been allowed to carry on working.

Mersea Island pupils help design playground sculpture

Essex County Standard:

12:57pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN were on hand to help an artist design a sculpture for their playground.

School released hundreds of balloons to mark 10th anniversary

Essex County Standard:

12:51pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

HUNDREDS of balloons were released at Willow Brook Primary School, in Colchester, to mark its 10th anniversary.

Cop this! Old police station up for £175k

Essex County Standard:

12:46pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

HERE’S an arresting investment opportunity...the chance to buy your very own police station.

Madcap underwater challenge raises £750 in battle against cancer

Essex County Standard:

10:46am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MADCAP challenge to stand up to cancer by standing under water for ten hours has raised more than £750.

Cancer patient starved himself for 13 hours - only for op to be delayed by a month

Essex County Standard:

10:38am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A CANCER patient did not eat for 13 hours in preparation for an operation – only to be told it had been cancelled due to a lack of hospital beds.

Witham MP launches Christmas card competition

Essex County Standard: Braintree district: MPs clash over gay marriage

10:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Could you design Witham MP Priti Patel’s Christmas card?

New proposed electoral map of Colchester borough unveiled

Essex County Standard:

9:26am Tuesday 21st October 2014

NEW plans to redraw the electoral map of Colchester have been unveiled.

Essex University staff set to take industrial action over pensions dispute

Essex County Standard: Essex University

9:10am Tuesday 21st October 2014

STAFF at Essex University have voted to take industrial action in a row over changes to pensions.

Cats found abandoned in lay-by off the A120 near Harwich

Essex County Standard: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

10:41am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THREE “distressed” cats were found inside a sealed box in a lay-by off the A120 near Harwich.

Man seriously injured in crash

Essex County Standard:

8:15am Monday 20th October 2014

A MAN has been left with serious injuries following a crash in Wivenhoe.

VIDEO: Hundreds queue for Dermot O'Leary book signing

Essex County Standard:

6:50pm Monday 20th October 2014

X-Factor host Dermot O’Leary blamed the Colchester traffic as he kept his fans waiting nearly an hour at a book signing.

Picket line set up at hospital as radiographers strike

Essex County Standard:

4:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

A PICKET line was set up outside Colchester General Hospital yesterday as radiographers went out on strike.

Stanway School throws hat into the ring for new secondary school

Essex County Standard:

4:06pm Monday 20th October 2014

STANWAY School has thrown its hat into the ring to open a new school in Colchester.

Businesses turned £50 into thousands for St Helena Hospice

Essex County Standard:

4:03pm Monday 20th October 2014

FUNDRAISING businesses have shown they have the midas touch after they turned a humble £50 into thousands of pounds for charity.

Villagers fear solar farm construction could bring roads to standstill

Essex County Standard:

3:46pm Monday 20th October 2014

Villagers fear large HGVs will bring narrow rural roads to a standstill during possible construction of a solar farm.

Court finds doctor guilty of sex assault on young mum

Essex County Standard:

3:28pm Monday 20th October 2014

A DOCTOR who groped a young mum he was supposed to be examining has been convicted of sexual assault.

Duo charged with brutal attack in Colchester's Dutch Quarter

Essex County Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

3:26pm Monday 20th October 2014

TWO people have been charged in connection with a hammer attack by an armed gang.

Chelmsford City Racecourse to host 58 fixtures

Essex County Standard:

3:22pm Monday 20th October 2014

Chelmsford City Racecourse has been given 58 fixtures for next year, with the first in January.

Old Police Station plans back on the cards with forthcoming £1.5 million pledge

Essex County Standard: Colchester Council reveals Plan B for old police station

3:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

PLANS to turn Colchester’s old police station into a centre for creative businesses are back on track after a £1.5million pledge of support.

Colchester hospitals look to Italy and Portugal to fill nursing shortage

Essex County Standard:

2:46pm Monday 20th October 2014

Hospital bosses hope a major recruitment drive will help fill a shortage in qualified nurses.

Cancer con woman who got free wedding admits fraud

Essex County Standard:

2:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

A WOMAN conned friends and strangers out of thousands of pounds of donations, goods and services by falsely claiming she had terminal cancer, a court heard

No affordable housing included in 170-home development

Essex County Standard:

2:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

A lack of affordable housing on a planned 170-home development has been criticised by councillors.

Strong winds predicted to hit Essex on Tuesday

Essex County Standard: Met Office issues Dorset with weather warning

1:23pm Monday 20th October 2014

Severe gales could affect Essex tomorrow, forecasters have warned.

Tragedy inspires Terry to gather pledges worth £50,000 for Heroes garden

Essex County Standard:

8:55am Monday 20th October 2014

A KIND-HEARTED council worker has been nominated for a national award after he used his contacts to help a charity appeal.

Colchester singer Stevi Ritchie wins the public vote to go through

Essex County Standard:

9:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

X FACTOR hopeful Stevi Ritchie has survived another week of the top TV talent show.

Rescue launched for kite surfer

Essex County Standard: PILOT TO RESCUE: A dingy overturned near Nell's Point. PHOTO: Barry Coastguard

10:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Clacton Coastguard went to the aid of a kite surfer who got into difficulty off Martello Bay, Clacton.

Feverish patient had returned from Africa

Essex County Standard:

9:50am Sunday 19th October 2014

A "feverish" man has been placed in isolation at Colchester General Hospital as he undergoes a series of test having returned to the UK from east Africa.

Man killed after car collides with tree in Tollesbury

Essex County Standard: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

9:14am Sunday 19th October 2014

A man has died after a car collided with a tree last night. 

Firefighters carry unconscious man from blazing house

Essex County Standard:

9:02am Sunday 19th October 2014

Firefighters rescued an unconscious man from his home after fire broke out early today.

Council in jam over statue funding

Essex County Standard:

7:13pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A BRONZE statue of a fruit picker has been unveiled - after the council got in a jam over who would pay for it.

Search off after van man comes forward

Essex County Standard:

5:20pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Police have called off the search for a man who was reportedly bundled into a van by a gang.

Police appeal - help us find robbers

Essex County Standard:

12:18pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Police have issued a new appeal for information after a man was robbed in Colchester.

Police commissioner welcomes new debate

Essex County Standard: Nick Alston will be answering your questions

12:10am Saturday 18th October 2014

The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners has welcomed more public debate about creating a mechanism to "recall” an elected commissioner ifthey are unable to carry out their duties, or where there is a significant breakdown in public trust.

Men arrested for attempted murder following Brightlingsea and Jaywick attacks

Essex County Standard: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

4:10pm Friday 17th October 2014

POLICE are linking a stabbing in Brightlingsea with an attack on a burglary victim in Jaywick.

Police investigate robbery on Colchester's North Hill

Essex County Standard:

9:34am Friday 17th October 2014

POLICE are investigating a robbery on Colchester's North Hill this morning.

Family's horror as pet cat is killed by greyhound

Essex County Standard:

8:30am Friday 17th October 2014

A MUM has criticised the “callous” owner of a greyhound for laughing while it savaged her daughter’s beloved cat, then walking away.

Police release image of man suspected of West Street shotgun raid

Essex County Standard:

4:52pm Friday 17th October 2014

DETECTIVES have released an image of a man they want to question in connection with an aggravated burglary in Harwich.

Senior officer on child image charge (link) 2:50pm Tue 21 Oct 14

A chief inspector with Essex Police will appear in court charged with making indecent images of children.

Man dies as car crashes into house (link) 2:35pm Tue 21 Oct 14

A man dies after his car crashes into a house and hits a tree in St Lawrence in the early hours of the morning.

Flood warnings issued along coast (link) 6:30pm Tue 21 Oct 14

An anticipated tidal surge and high winds cause the Environment Agency to issue flood warnings in Norfolk and Suffolk,…

Cosmetic firm in chemical scare (link) 10:23pm Tue 21 Oct 14

Fire crews are called to cosmetic company Molton Brown's factory, where two chemicals had caused an "exothermic…

Bride admits cancer claim fraud (link) 8:32pm Mon 20 Oct 14

A woman admits fraudulently claiming she had cancer to raise money and secure discounts and cash ahead of her wedding.

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