Honywood Community Science School celebrates record English GCSE passes at A* to C

Essex County Standard:

8:46am Thursday 21st August 2014

Honywood Community Science School in Coggeshall had 64.3 per cent of pupils gain five or more A* to C grades including English and maths.

Family anguish as Tristan, 18, left paralysed after diving into shallow swimming pool

Essex County Standard:

8:23am Thursday 21st August 2014

A TEENAGER has been left paralysed after diving into a shallow swimming pool.

Traders fear new 100-stall market could kill the high street

Essex County Standard:

8:20am Thursday 21st August 2014

Traders fear that a 100-stall market to be held in Witham’s high street will kill off businesses.

LIVE: Essex GCSE results

Essex County Standard: File photo dated 13/06/08 of Pupils who sat a GCSE English exam at Colchester County High School for Girls, Colchester, Essex as a return to final exams at GCSE could discriminate against girls, teachers warned today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date:

7:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

Nervous teenagers will turn out to pick up their GCSE results today. 

My view: Why are so many workers still living at home?

Essex County Standard:

7:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

FIGURES from housing charity earlier this month revealed 4,800 – some 37 per cent - of Tendring workers aged 20 to 34 are still in the family home including Harwich and Manningtree Standard reporter Chad Nugent.

Council cost-cutter a 'waste of money'

Essex County Standard:

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

Residents have derided as ‘unnecessary’ and a ‘ludicrous’ waste of money, a council move to hire a cost-cutter, paid £650 a day.

New market brings 'community feel' to the area

Essex County Standard:

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A new market that was greeted with uncertainty when it first arrived is now thriving.

Pals to run marathon for tragic Rob

Essex County Standard:

6:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A GROUP of friends will run the inaugural Chelmsford Marathon later this year in memory of a man who tragically died after falling from a hotel balcony.

Final decision to be taken on plans to build 50 homes on Gas Rec after appeal hearing today

Essex County Standard: Developer outlines fresh Gas Rec plans

6:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A FINAL decision on whether 50 homes can be built on a Colchester football pitch will be taken after an appeal hearing today.

Dovercourt beach to be closed after grenade discovery

Essex County Standard:

4:11pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

DOVERCOURT beach is set to be closed by Tendring Council to allow for the area to be swept for potential explosives.

Pair to cycle from Colchester to Denmark ... to raise money for sharks

Essex County Standard:

6:51pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

WHEN Joe Marshall and Jack Oliver decided to cycle from Colchester to Denmark, it was initially just for fun.

Only 'bendy buses' would fit down roads, according to development sceptic

Essex County Standard:

6:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CAMPAIGNER has warned developers connecting roads to a proposed new development will not be able to handle bus traffic unless they live in a world of witchcraft and wizardry.

£1billion boost for Beaulieu

Essex County Standard:

5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A NEW town in the north of the city, which will see up to 3,600 new homes built, is to benefit from a share of £1billion of government money.

Bank holiday pharmacy opening hours in Maldon

Essex County Standard: Boots is set to fall into US ownership today when drugs firm Walgreens unveils a deal to buy the part of the business it does not already own.

5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Boots pharmacy at 54 High Street Maldon will be open on the bank holiday.

Former Braintree and Witham schoolboy enters Celebrity Big Brother house

Essex County Standard:

5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A former Braintree and Witham schoolboy has entered the Big Brother house.

Family history search leads to big reunion

Essex County Standard:

4:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A FAMILY history buff has encouraged others to keep track of their relatives, after discovering her great grandparents had a staggering 135 descendants in just five generations.

Ten rescued from motorboat after getting stuck in backwaters

Essex County Standard: Harwich RNLI all weather lifeboat

4:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

TEN people were rescued by lifeboat crews after their motorboat became stuck in Walton Backwaters.

Would you use a cafe at the Old Heath Rec?

Essex County Standard:

3:30pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CAFE could be opened at Colchester’s Old Heath Recreation Ground.

Thousands of "suckers" in Essex are being targeted by con artists

Essex County Standard:

3:29pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THOUSANDS of "suckers" in Essex are being targeted by con artists.

Forgotten WW1 heroes finally remembered on village's war memorial

Essex County Standard:

3:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Fallen heroes who died during the First World War have finally had their names added to a war memorial to mark the centenary.

Charity to launch fundraising campaign

Essex County Standard: South East and Central Essex MIND

3:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

SOUTH East and Central Essex Mind will launch their new fundraising campaign with an event on Chelmsford High Street.

Memory Lane: Derek Argent dips into the archives

Essex County Standard:

3:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Retired photographer Derek Argent has dipped into his archives to dig out some old snaps of Burnham.

Health centre expanding its services

Essex County Standard:

3:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A HEALTH and wellbeing centre is expanding its services.

A new carry chair will be installed in ambulances to help patients and staff

Essex County Standard:

2:30pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A NEW carry chair will be installed in ambulances to help patients and staff.

Controversial dentist has ban on orthodontic treatment lifted

Essex County Standard: Therapy plan for people petrified of the dentist

2:02pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A dentist has been allowed to carry out orthodontic treatment on adults for the first time since being found guilty of serious misconduct.

‘Traffic nightmare’ fear on homes plan

Essex County Standard:

2:01pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

BLUEPRINTS to regenerate land off Magdalen Street, Colchester, could create a traffic “nightmare”, councillors warned.

Eight-piece jazz group to arrive at the Palace

Essex County Standard:

2:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

AN octet of outstanding musicians from Hungary will be returning to the Electric Palace for an evening of jazz next week.

Village residents elated after proposal for 24 homes withdrawn

Essex County Standard:

1:30pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Residents are “thrilled” and “elated” after plans for 24 homes in their village were withdrawn.

'Cutting-edge policing' sees burglary figures drop

Essex County Standard: Chief Constable Stephen Cavanagh

12:56pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A POLICE operation to tackle burglary has made a major dent in the number of house break-ins across the county.

Appeal to help fund lifechanging wheelchair for Callum

Essex County Standard:

12:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A FUNDRAISING appeal has been launched to buy a lifechanging new wheelchair for a severely disabled teenager.

Goods worth £4,900 have been stolen from a house in Tollesbury

Essex County Standard: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

12:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Burglars broke into a house in Wycke Lane, Tollesbury and stole £4,900 of goods.

My husband never talked about the Second World War...then I found a secret diary after he died

Essex County Standard:

11:15am Wednesday 20th August 2014

ALMOST until the end, Leslie Knight never spoke to anyone of his experiences during the Second World War.

Car found torched after keys were stolen during burglary

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

11:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CAR was found burnt out after being stolen from outside a home in Clacton.

Elderly lady wants to thank good samaritans after fall

Essex County Standard: Compared to the upper end of Maldon High Street

10:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

An elderly lady wants to thank two good samaritans who helped her after she suffered ‘a very nasty fall’ on Maldon high street.

Doctors could do nothing to save caravan death man

Essex County Standard: Ronald Mayne

10:39am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A DEATH trial heard on Tuesday how doctors could do nothing to save a man involved in a noisy neighbour row.

UPDATED 10.35am: Woman taken to hospital following A12 crash

Essex County Standard:

10:05am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A WOMAN has been taken to hospital following a crash on the A12.

New schemes and new builds the key for first time buyers according to homes boss

Essex County Standard: Promises: Paul Honeywood.

10:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

TENDRING council’s housing boss believes new schemes or buyers building their own properties could be the way forward.

Colchester tourist attractions fear consequences of school holiday proposals

Essex County Standard: Stand Tall giraffes on their farewell tour at Colchester Zoo.

10:04am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Tourism bosses have criticised a proposed law change to cut the school summer holidays to four weeks.

Lancasters set to fly over memorial to lost bomber crew

Essex County Standard:

9:37am Wednesday 20th August 2014

TWO Lancasters will tomorrow fly over the site where the crew of a Second World War bomber lost their lives after crashing.

Consultation on council tax support launched

Essex County Standard: Pay your council tax by Direct Debit and you could win £25,000

9:31am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CONSULTATION looking at how Colchester Council hands out council tax bill reductions to low paid residents has been launched.

Boy airlifted to hospital after fall at beach

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

9:13am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A BOY was airlifted to hospital after suffering a suspected head injury while on a beach in Harwich.

Death rates for most lethal cancers has seen a drop

Essex County Standard: Weight loss can cut your cancer risk, says Yorkshire cancer charity

9:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Death rates for the most lethal cancers have dropped across the region by almost a third in the last 20 years, according to new figures.

A133 Great Bentley smash causing two-mile tailbacks

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

8:59am Wednesday 20th August 2014

MOTORISTS are facing delays after a three-vehicle smash on the A133 Great Bentley by-pass this morning.

Commuters face 3.5% rail fare hike

Essex County Standard: Record number of trains arriving on time

8:50am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Rail passengers face paying hundreds of pounds extra for their annual season tickets next year.

Here's how I won my pothole claim battle with Essex County Council

Essex County Standard:

8:15am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A MOTORIST has won a pothole victory after taking Essex County Council to court.

End of an era as bailiffs go in at independent Colchester bakers

Essex County Standard:

8:13am Wednesday 20th August 2014

BAILIFFS have cleared out one of Colchester’s last independent bakers.

Fears over effect on children as hard-up borrow to survive

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

7:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

FAMILIES in Harwich and north Essex are struggling with rising levels of debt.

Over 1,700 sign up for inaugural Chelmsford Marathon

Essex County Standard:

7:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

WITH just two months to go before the inaugural Chelmsford Marathon, organisers The J’s Hospice has announced that the number of people signed to take part in the race has surpassed 1,700.

Retired army deputy commander rides to Paris for Royal British Legion

Essex County Standard:

6:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A RETIRED army deputy commander is taking on a gruelling 460km cycle ride to raise money for the Royal British Legion in memory of his grandfather who served in the First World War.

Rail season ticket prices to increase by 3.5% next year

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

5:05pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Rail passengers face paying hundreds of pounds extra for their annual season tickets next year.


Second arrest over Tilbury death (link)

bbc.co.uk 6:01pm Wed 20 Aug 14

A second person is arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over the death of man in a shipping container in Essex.

Beach closed for two-day bomb search (link)

bbc.co.uk 5:49pm Wed 20 Aug 14

A beach is closed for at least two days for a sweep to search for unexploded World War Two bombs.

Hazard team rescues woman from maze (link)

bbc.co.uk 10:16am Wed 20 Aug 14

Paramedics struggle to rescue a woman who injured herself in a maze, so a hazard response team is sent in.

VIDEO: Term-time holiday fine condemned (link)

bbc.co.uk 9:40pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Parents of a boy said it is unfair they were fined for taking him on a holiday with his dying grandfather during…

Child knocked down by ice cream van (link)

bbc.co.uk 8:55pm Tue 19 Aug 14

A toddler is in a critical condition at a specialist hospital in Cambridge after being struck by an ice-cream van.

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