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Light switch-off could have cost life

Essex County Standard: Streetlight switch-off: County debates controversial policy

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A CYCLIST has slammed the decision to turn off the majority of the county’s streetlights after suffering serious injuries on his way to work.

Marine police rescue yacht crew in Blackwater Estuary

Essex County Standard: The rescued yacht

4:27pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Marine police helped rescue sailors whose boat lost power in the Blackwater Estuary.

Fresh witness appeal made as police make third arrest in Jim Attfield murder investigation

Essex County Standard: Victim Jim Attfield

3:55pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A man, 27, has been arrested in connection with the Jim Attfield murder investigation.

Police warning after sheds broken into in Wix

Essex County Standard: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

3:49pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BURGLARS have broken into three sheds in Wix.

Sat nav and iPhone chargers stolen from car

Essex County Standard: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

1:54pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A SAT NAV and two iPhone chargers were stolen after thieves broke into a car in Dovercourt.

Thieves target cars in Stanway

Essex County Standard: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

1:12pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Four cars were broken into during the Easter weekend in Stanway

Hammer attack in Colchester injures two

Essex County Standard: Essex Police launch appeal for stolen goods

12:20pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A HAMMER attack by an armed gang has left one man in hospital and another with facial injuries.

Popular fish monger set to close as a result of supermarket saturation

Essex County Standard: Natasha Hughes.

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A POPULAR fishmongers has closed after seven years in Colchester town centre.

Have your say on care at Colchester's hospitals

Essex County Standard: Colchester General Hospital

11:59am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE Care Quality Commission is holding two public events as part of an inspection of Colchester’s hospitals.

Part of Mistley Quay collapses

Essex County Standard: Part of Mistley Quay collapses

8:51am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WORK at Mistley Quay was affected and nieghbours left shocked after part of the quayside collapsed.

Knife-wielding robber steals cigarettes from village store

Essex County Standard: nswebpix police crime tape

8:42am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Braintree detectives are appealing for information after a robbery at the Church Street Co-Op store yesterday afternoon.

Student paramedics safe for calls says standards chief

Essex County Standard: Marcus Bailey, interim consultant paramedic

7:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FOUR hundred student paramedics are being recruited directly by the region’s ambulance service because it can’t get enough qualified medics from the universities.

Mayflower Project holds top level talks with city council

Essex County Standard: Mayflower project holds top level talks with city council

7:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BOSSES behind a project to recreate a historic ship have entered into top level talks with a city with strong links to the vessel.

Flytipping spoiling our community

Essex County Standard: Flytipping spoiling our community

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

"UNACCEPTABLE" flytipping is spoiling towns and villages as irresponsible residents dump everything from sofas and beds to everyday houshold waste.

Police search after man flees from Alresford crash

Essex County Standard: Essex Police launch appeal for stolen goods

5:12pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE are searching for a man following a car crash in Alresford.

Apology as Queen is unable to visit Braintree school at short notice

Essex County Standard: HRH Queen Elizabeth II visits Blackburn Cathedral for Maundy service 17/04/2014

4:18pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The Queen will be visiting Felsted School and Chelmsford next month.

Ambulance called every two minutes in Essex

Essex County Standard: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

3:46pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AMBULANCE crews were called more than 3,000 times in Essex during the Easter break.

Colchester Half Marathon's fifth chosen charity announced

Essex County Standard: Colchester Half Marathon's fifth chosen charity announced

2:28pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

ORGANISERS of the Colchester Half Marathon have chosen Headway Essex as the charity to benefit from next year’s race.

Pat, 77, takes her first flight... and leaps back to earth

Essex County Standard: Pat, 77, takes her first flight... and leaps back to earth

11:09am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

GRANDMOTHER Pat Newton’s first ever flight was one she won’t forget in a hurry - after she leapt out at 15,000 feet.

Poignant cricket festival in memory of special Rob

Essex County Standard: Talented cricketer dies from leukaemia

10:54am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE head of English cricket and a war survivor were among hundreds who paid tribute to former Colchester cricketer Rob George.

Pixie Lott, Tinie Tempah & Ceelo Green among 14 acts added to V Fest 2014

Essex County Standard: STAR ACT: Pixie Lott

9:20am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POP stars including Pixie Lott, Tinie Tempah and Ceelo Green have been added to the bill of V Festival 2014.

Queen coming to Chelmsford

Essex County Standard: HRH Queen Elizabeth II visits Blackburn Cathedral for Maundy service 17/04/2014

8:48am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The Queen will be visiting Chelmsford on Tuesday, May 6.

Controversial football pitch homes plans thrown out by planners

Essex County Standard: Developer: Homes plan will save football club

3:54pm Monday 21st April 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build 50 homes on a football pitch have been thrown out.

Boats brave windy weather for charity race at Tollesbury

Essex County Standard: "Neva" on the left with "Papa Stour" racing at Tollesbury. Picture by Kevin Barber

2:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

Sailors took to the water to raise money for the national lifeboat charity, the RNLI.

Council tenants to see their community cleaned-up this week

12:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

COUNCIL tenants see their community get a spring clean this week.

Legion to hold grand fundraising event

10:50am Monday 21st April 2014

A GRAND fundraiser will be held to raise money for a military charity and mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

Jamie needs public support to get to Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson

Essex County Standard: Jamie needs public support to get to Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson

10:48am Monday 21st April 2014

A ENTREPRENEUR is on track to pitch his business plan to Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson.

War medals stolen in home raid

4:41pm Sunday 20th April 2014

WAR medals including one presented by the king have been stolen from a house in Colchester.

Public servant and mum-of-three Sarah Candy dies aged 47

Essex County Standard: Sarah Candy

4:19pm Sunday 20th April 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a mum of three and prominent councillor who died suddenly from cancer.

Bikes stolen from sheds

Essex County Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

2:13pm Sunday 20th April 2014

BURGLARS are breaking into sheds across Dovercourt and stealing bikes.

Easter outings keep coastguards busy

9:38am Sunday 20th April 2014

FOUR people were rescued by helicopter after coastguards in north Essex were called to help more than a dozen people in 48 hours.

Shocking air pollution killed 100 in Tendring in one year

Essex County Standard: Shocking air pollution killed 100 in Tendring in one year

9:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

SHOCK figures have revealed air pollution is to blame for more than 100 deaths a year in Tendring.

‘Shanty’ extension owner loses lengthy court fight

Essex County Standard: ‘Shanty’ extension owner loses lengthy court fight

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A FIVE-YEAR battle to remove an illegal ‘shanty’ extension to a building in Mistley has ended.

Couple could be the key to solving Castle Park murder

Essex County Standard: Victim Jim Attfield

1:39pm Saturday 19th April 2014

CRUCIAL witnesses need to come forward to help solve the horrific murder of Jim Attfield.

Tributes paid to young Southend dad who died after being stabbed in Braintree

Essex County Standard: Michael Haastrup

1:11pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Tributes have been paid to a man who was stabbed in Braintree.

Burglars raid three homes in Stanway

9:27am Saturday 19th April 2014

BURGLARS raided three homes in Stanway in one night.

In pictures: Party for 20 Market Street on second anniversary of fire

Essex County Standard: In pictures: Party for 20 Market Street on second anniversary of fire

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

ANGRY residents have called for immediate action over an eye-sore site which was gutted by a fire two years ago.

Crime concerns as PCSO funding is lost

Essex County Standard: New carer support group

6:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

CONCERNS have been raised people are taking advantage of a "lack of police presence" after a wave of thefts and criminal damage in the Manningtree area.

Mystery money donations: Cash pours in to stop church demolition

Essex County Standard: "Let's save church where we married"

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A CAMPAIGN to save a Grade II listed church from demolition has become the latest recipient of an anonymous letter full of cash.

Couple falsely claimed £25,000 benefits in four years

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A MARRIED couple have avoided jail despite swindling more than £25,000 out of Tendring Council.

Car leaves A12 and overturns

Essex County Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

12:36pm Friday 18th April 2014

A WOMAN escaped serious injury after her car left the A12 and overturned.

Protest by candlelight

Essex County Standard: Protest by candlelight

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

VOICES rang out in the evening night as part of a protest against maternity unit closures.

Oldest recorded town? Forget it. Oldest recorded hot cross bun! Can we prove it? Well, you decide.

Essex County Standard: Oldest recorded town? Forget it. Oldest recorded hot cross bun!! Can we prove it? Well, you decide.

10:28am Friday 18th April 2014

THE bun in question is owned by Andrew Munson, of Wormingford, who was given it 30 years ago by an eccentric neighbour, Norman Baker, to thank him for fixing his electrics.

Young at art show off creations in a gallery

Essex County Standard: Young at art show off creations in a gallery

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

ARTY youngsters had the chance to see their creations hung in a gallery.

Firstsite chairman announces retirement

Essex County Standard: Firstsite chairman announces retirement

9:41am Friday 18th April 2014

THE chairman of Colchester’s Firstsite is to retire after seven years.

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 park murder probe (link)

bbc.co.uk 4:21pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Police arrest a 27-year-old man in connection with the murder of a man who was stabbed 102 times in a Colchester park

NHS unit to fold later in the year (link)

bbc.co.uk 7:40pm Wed 23 Apr 14

A body supporting NHS groups in the eastern region is to fold at the end of September.

Squirrel found 'nesting' on sheep (link)

bbc.co.uk 1:56pm Wed 23 Apr 14

A baby squirrel, found 'nesting' in the fleece of a living sheep, is taken in by an animal charity in Essex.

Sinkhole blamed for forklift topple (link)

bbc.co.uk 2:00pm Wed 23 Apr 14

The Health and Safety Executive confirms it is investigating how a forklift truck at a port collapsed into a suspected…

Home 'wrong place' for suicidal teen (link)

bbc.co.uk 2:23pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Police were called 10 times in two months to a teenage girl before she was found hanged, an inquest hears.

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