Lorry driver arrested on suspicion of careless driving after builder left in critical condition

Essex County Standard:

12:24pm Friday 24th October 2014

A lorry driver was arrested on suspicion of careless driving after a builder fell from a ladder and suffered severe head injuries.

Warning issued over spate of shed and garage burglaries

Essex County Standard: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

3:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Residents are being urged to keep their garages and sheds secure after a spate of burglaries.

Clacton man Junaid Hamidi, 28, charged with murder in Grimsby

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

2:16pm Friday 24th October 2014

A CLACTON man has appeared in court charged with murder.

New head appointed at top Chelmsford school

Essex County Standard:

2:11pm Friday 24th October 2014

A NEW headteacher has been appointed at the King Edward VI Grammar School.

Guy Carnival looking back

Essex County Standard:

2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A SCRAPBOOK looking back at the Guy Carnival through the ages is being sold to raise money for charity.

Pool makeover to be rounded off with new name

Essex County Standard:

2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A POPULAR leisure centre will be getting a new name to go with its new look, following a £900,000 makeover.

Police warn of phishing scam

Essex County Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

1:30pm Friday 24th October 2014

Police have released a warning about fraudsters via their new community messaging system.

Having issues with your mobile or tablet?

Essex County Standard: Plans are being drawn up for a Shildon mobile phone app

1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Need help getting started with your mobile phone or tablet?

Meadows grows green credentials

Essex County Standard: cwn meadows.jpg

1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE Meadows Shopping Centre in Chelmsford High Street has won its second environmental award this year.

Motorists advised to avoid M25 following earlier crash

Essex County Standard:

12:55pm Friday 24th October 2014

MOTORISTS are advised to avoid the M25 following a multi-vehicle collision on the Essex bound track of the motorway.

In pictures: Our day learning about the Great Fire of London

Essex County Standard:

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS were transported back to the year 1666 to help them learn about the Great Fire of London.

Police attempt to predict burglaries before they happen

Essex County Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

11:43am Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE officers in Essex are trying to predict crimes before they happen.

Fundraising site set up in bid to save personality disorder service

Essex County Standard:

11:43am Friday 24th October 2014

A woman is campaigning to save a Colchester centre tackling personality disorders, which has helped her stay in full-time employment.

Girl knocked out during nightclub assault

Essex County Standard:

11:40am Friday 24th October 2014

A GIRL was knocked unconscious and another punched in the face by a man at a university nightclub.

Eight people arrested during gang brawl released without charge

Essex County Standard:

11:36am Friday 24th October 2014

EIGHT people arrested during a gang brawl in Colchester have been released without charge.

Writtle College student wins floristry challenge at the Alan Titchmarsh Show

Essex County Standard:

11:28am Friday 24th October 2014

A STUDENT from Writtle College student appeared on The Alan Titchmarsh Show yesterday and won a floristry challenge.

Pervert exposes himself near schools

Essex County Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

11:27am Friday 24th October 2014

The hunt is on for elderly pervert spotted exposing himself near two Colchester primary schools.

Plans unveiled for all weather pitches at St Helena School in Colchester

Essex County Standard:

10:59am Friday 24th October 2014

A STATE-of-the-art sports facility could be created at a Colchester school.

Men to appear in court charged with attempted murder following stabbings in Clacton

Essex County Standard:

10:47am Friday 24th October 2014

Two men will be appearing in court today charged with attempted murder following the stabbing of two men in Clacton.

Pensioner hits out at 'atrocious' broken street lights, which leave retirement bungalows in pitch black

Essex County Standard:

10:30am Friday 24th October 2014

A pensioner has slammed Essex County Council for ignoring broken streetlights meant to light retirement bungalows.

Churches join for charity fair

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

10:00am Friday 24th October 2014

CHURCHES Together is holding a charities fair today as part of One World Week.

Heybridge councillor, who stood up for residents against housing, is deselected

Essex County Standard: BREAKING: Tories retain control of Hillingdon despite losing five seats to Labour

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

The deselectIon of a councillor who supported residents’ views against new housing plans has caused disappointment.

Halstead celebrates best town title in Britain in Bloom

Essex County Standard:

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Halstead has been crowned the best floral town in the country for the second time at the Britain in Bloom awards.

Family pay tribute to "gentle giant" Chris McDonald

Essex County Standard:

8:53am Friday 24th October 2014

The family of Chris McDonald have paid tribute to their "ray of sunshine".

UPDATED 12pm: All lanes now reopen following five-car A12 crash which hospitalisted two people

Essex County Standard: TRAFFIC.jpg

8:21am Friday 24th October 2014

DRIVERS are facing delays on the A12 this morning due to an accident involving five cars.

Man arrested after two boys accosted in Clacton

Essex County Standard:

8:04am Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure and sexual touching after two teenage boys were accosted.

In this week's Standard

Essex County Standard:

7:30am Friday 24th October 2014

IN this week’s Standard police say crime rise could be down to offenders moving to Harwich and Tesco is given another 12 months to build Manningtree superstore.

Delight as 200 homes plan for Boreham is scrapped

Essex County Standard:

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

CAMPAIGNERS are celebrating after plans to build 200 homes in Boreham were thrown out by Chelmsford Council.

Touching tributes paid to "perfect" young man Chris McDonald

Essex County Standard:

1:44pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Devastated family and friends have paid tribute to a “perfect” young man.

Air ambulance lands on A12 after motorcyclist collides with HGV and lorry

Essex County Standard:

5:20pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST has been rushed to hospital after colliding with a HGV and a lorry on the A12.

Pictures reveal the moment a blind man was thrown onto rail tracks in attack

Essex County Standard:

1:25pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THIS is the horrifying moment a thug threw a blind man onto railway tracks during an argument at a train station.

Sniffer dog finds illegal stash of hidden cigarettes at Colchester store

Essex County Standard:

8:35am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SECRET stash of counterfeit cigarettes worth £10,000 were discovered in hidden cupboards at a Colchester newsagent.

Fundraising quiz for Halstead in Bloom

Essex County Standard: Enjoy a quiz night at Richard de Clare School on Friday

6:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Halstead in Bloom are holding a fund raising quiz tomorrow night at the Halstead Conservative Club, in High Street, Halstead.

250 tonnes of green waste taken in trial scheme

Essex County Standard:

6:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

GARDEN waste weighing more than two blue whales has been collected from homes in the first five months of a trial scheme.

Price war on the forecourts sees fuel costs drop across Maldon area

Essex County Standard:

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

As supermarkets do battle over fuel prices, consumers are reaping the benefits.

Celebrity donations boost sick children

Essex County Standard: Lewis Hamilton

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

CELEBRITIES donated prizes to a charity auction which raised almost £100,000 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

Ice cream making equipment stolen from two vans

Essex County Standard: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Ice cream making equipment worth £8,000 has been stolen from two vans.

MP: Police must learn from Maria Stubbings failings

Essex County Standard:

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

CHELMSFORD MP Simon Burns said Essex Police must learn “many lessons” after an inquest found the force failed to protect Maria Stubbings.

Drone's aerial snaps show road's extension work

Essex County Standard:

4:35pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THESE aerial shots show how engineers are building a massive new road in Colchester.

Dedicate a decoration on hospice's memory tree

Essex County Standard: St Helena Hospice has launched the first therapeutic day centre in the country for young adults

4:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

PEOPLE can dedicate a Christmas tree decoration to a loved one in a charity appeal.

Residents call on council to call off controversial Tesco

Essex County Standard: Tesco has launched an investigation after revealing that its guidance on profits for the six months to August 23 was overstated by around  £250m.

3:31pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

RESIDENTS have called on Colchester Council to pay off the developer behind the controversial Prettygate Tesco - and stop the shop from opening.

Ancient Egyptian coffin found in north Essex home

Essex County Standard:

3:29pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AN ancient Egyptian sarcophagus believed to be more than 3,000 years old has been found in a north Essex home.

Accosting suspect released without charge - investigation still underway

Essex County Standard: A man died after he was assaulted at a party being held at his partner's house, police said

3:20pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAJOR investigation into accosting incidents in Clacton is still underway after a suspect was released without charge.

Two men jailed after throwing blind man onto tracks at Chelmsford station

Essex County Standard:

3:19pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

TWO men have been jailed after being found guilty of throwing a partially blind man and his brother onto the tracks at Chelmsford station.

£800 worth of tools stolen from van

Essex County Standard: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

3:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

More than £800 worth of tools have been stolen from a van.

School celebrates glowing inspection report

Essex County Standard:

2:18pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A school is celebrating after driving up standards to be rated “good”.

Motorcycle run prizes announced

Essex County Standard:

2:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE lucky winners of motorbike equipment have been revealed after a competition at the Essex Air Ambulance Motorcycle Run and Harwich Family Festival.

Northern Approach Road open

Essex County Standard:

1:55pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE NORTHERN Approach Road has re-opened today.

Drain breaks repeatedly, despite pledge to improve high street

Essex County Standard:

1:30pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A drain on Maldon High Street has broken repeatedly, despite £1million being put towards high street improvements by the county council.

Thomas is making a splash with Microsoft

Essex County Standard:

1:31pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

11-YEAR-OLD Thomas Bellinger is already making waves at Microsoft.


M25 closed after multi-vehicle crash (link)

bbc.co.uk 1:39pm Fri 24 Oct 14

Part of the M25 in Essex had to be closed following a crash which involved five vehicles, police say.

Man due in court accused of murder (link)

bbc.co.uk 9:33am Fri 24 Oct 14

A 28-year-old man is charged with the murder of a 48-year-old Essex man at a flat in Grimsby.

Car crash victim 'gentle giant' (link)

bbc.co.uk 11:21am Fri 24 Oct 14

Tributes are paid to a man who died when his car crashed into a house and hit a tree in St Lawrence on Tuesday.

Deaf blind man was thrown on track (link)

bbc.co.uk 6:09pm Thu 23 Oct 14

Two men are sent to prison for attacking and throwing a deaf blind man and his brother on to railway tracks.

Wilko Johnson is 'cancer free' (link)

bbc.co.uk 5:45pm Wed 22 Oct 14

Former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson, who is from Essex, says he has been "cured" of terminal pancreatic cancer.

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