Colchester solicitors and auctioneers bat again in memory of First World War

Essex County Standard:

11:18am Friday 25th July 2014

AUCTIONEERS and solicitors have recreated the moment 100 years ago when their predecessors played a game of cricket, days before the First World War broke out.

Work to turn Red Lion Yard into boutique shop alley unveiled

Essex County Standard:

11:09am Friday 25th July 2014

COLCHESTER’S Red Lion Yard has been relaunched after a £600,000 revamp as a Covent Garden-style boutique shopping alley.

Colchester bus services set for changes

Essex County Standard: Changes in the pipeline – Southend Travel Centre

11:14am Friday 25th July 2014

BUS services in Colchester are set for a change.

Heroic officers praised for rescuing woman moments before car fire

Essex County Standard:

10:30am Friday 25th July 2014

Heroic officers have been praised after they pulled a woman from the wreckage of her car before it burst into flames. The woman was in a silver Ford Focus which was in collision with a black Jeep at the junction of Morleys Road and Halstead Road in Earls Colne on Saturday, July 19. Police community support officers John Thorne and Warren Brown went to the scene of the crash and rescued both drivers involved from their vehicles. 

Readers share impressive storm pics

Essex County Standard:

10:30am Friday 25th July 2014

Readers captured the power of the storm last Friday on their cameras and phones. 

Motorcyclist rushed to hospital

Essex County Standard:

10:19am Friday 25th July 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST was rushed to hospital after colliding with a car in Colchester.

Firefighters battle pre-school blaze

Essex County Standard: ESSEX: Four year fire dispute ends

10:17am Friday 25th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS quickly put out a fire in the roof of a Chelmsford pre-school.

New protest sign planted on sandbank

Essex County Standard:

10:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A HAND painted sign criticising a controversial fence was been sited on a sand bank just days before top talks over its future.

Police arrest 28 people in drugs operation

Essex County Standard: Specialist police drugs teams scouring city woods

11:05am Friday 25th July 2014

Police in North Essex have arrested 28 people and seized more than 800 wraps of suspected Class A drugs as part of Operation Saturn.

Breaking news Tulisa guilty of V Fest assault

Essex County Standard:

9:36am Friday 25th July 2014

FORMER X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos is to find out the verdict of an assault charge against her.

New development, including education centre, could create 40 jobs

Essex County Standard:

9:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A new development comprising of offices, an education centre and warehousing could create 40 jobs in Maldon if given the go ahead.

Road closed after serious collision

Essex County Standard:

8:55am Friday 25th July 2014

The Burnham Road at South Woodham Ferrers, the A132, is currently closed in both directions.

Firefighters tackle fridge blaze

Essex County Standard: ONGAR: Fire on school roof

8:37am Friday 25th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS extinguished a blaze in a first floor flat which had started in a fridge.

Cops fight back against armed drug dealers

Essex County Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

8:57am Friday 25th July 2014

DRUGS worth more than £25,000 have been seized from dealers in the first three months of a police operation based primarily in Colchester and Clacton.

Landlords: Late night tax unfair

Essex County Standard:

8:00am Friday 25th July 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to charge late-night bars and clubs to pay for extra policing have been approved by Chelmsford Council.

In today's Standard

Essex County Standard:

7:30am Friday 25th July 2014

A MUM hits out after off-route bus hits her car, a town pond is branded a "disgrace", little Lucy Henshall is rewarded for seven years of perfect attendance, and ship builders search for good luck treasure.

Breaking news UPDATED 10.30am: Colchester music festival cancelled due to health and safety concerns

Essex County Standard:

11:17pm Thursday 24th July 2014

ORGANISERS of Colchester’s I Am Music festival have announced the event is cancelled.

Carolyn hits the trail for cancer charity

Essex County Standard:

6:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A DOVERCOURT woman is taking part in a trek across Peru to encourage women to check for the early signs of breast cancer.

Seven-vehicle crash on A12 between Kelvedon and Marks Tey junctions

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

5:36pm Thursday 24th July 2014

EMERGENCY services were called to a crash involving seven vehicles on the A12, between junction 24 for Kelvedon and junction 25 for Marks Tey.

Incident on A12 involving multiple vehicles

Essex County Standard:

5:07pm Thursday 24th July 2014

AN accident involving five vehicles has blocked the A12 Northbound between J24 (Kelvedon North) and J25 (Marks Tey A120).

Burnham Museum fundraises for vital repairs

Essex County Standard:

5:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Burnham Museum is raising money to repair flood damage caused 61 years ago.

Tots’ leader retires

Essex County Standard:

5:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE nation’s longest-serving children’s club leader has finally called it a day – after 29 years.

Attempted burglar flees after being disturbed

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

5:11pm Thursday 24th July 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after an attempted burglary in Little Oakley.

Teenagers asked to get creative

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

4:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

TEENAGERS are being asked to get creative with craft workshops at Harwich Library this summer.

Move from Essex County Hospital to Colchester General Hospital is one step closer

Essex County Standard: Colchester General Hospital

3:53pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE trust which runs Colchester’s hospitals will invest £1.1million to help transfer services from Essex County Hospital to Colchester General Hospital.

Villagers launch village hall improvement campaign

Essex County Standard:

3:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Villagers have launched a fundraising campaign to help make vital improvements to their village hall.

Traveller and gypsy sites in Colchester to double

Essex County Standard: ILLEGAL: The travellers' camp on fields next to Clayton CE Primary School

2:32pm Thursday 24th July 2014

COLCHESTER needs to double the number of traveller and gypsy pitches in the borough, according to a new report.

Work being done to tackle rural issues

Essex County Standard:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

WORK is being done to help tackle the significant issues facing rural communities.

Taser use shoots up in Essex

Essex County Standard: Taser use by Sussex Police increases fivefold

2:17pm Thursday 24th July 2014

TASERS shooting up to 50,000 volts of electricity into people are being deployed five times as often as two years ago in Essex.

Thieves smash lock and steal fishing equipment

Essex County Standard:

1:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A lifelong fisherman called the theft of his fishing equipment 'petty'. 

Elderly woman seriously hurt in Colchester

Essex County Standard:

1:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A WOMAN has suffered a serious head injury during an incident in Head Street

Organisers gearing up for spectacular sea festival

Essex County Standard:

12:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THOUSANDS of people are expected to turn out alongside a special royal visitor for an annual festival this weekend.

Man mugged for his mobile phone by two cyclists near Morrisons supermarket in Maldon

Essex County Standard: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

12:02pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was mugged for his mobile phone by two cyclists near the Maldon Morrisons supermarket. 

UPDATED: Travellers arrive at council car park

Essex County Standard:

11:22am Thursday 24th July 2014

Travellers have pitched up on an Essex County Council car park.

Scouting for Girls drop out of Colchester music festival

Essex County Standard: Scouting for Girls will play at Hardwick Live

11:11am Thursday 24th July 2014

INDIE rock band Scouting for Girls have dropped out of Colchester’s I Am Music festival.

Teenager travels to Spain accidentally using brother's passport- and is not stopped

Essex County Standard:

10:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

A holidaymaker destined for a boys trip travelled into Spain using his older brother’s passport, without security realising.

VAN drivers have been warned not to leave valuable tools in vehicles overnight.

Essex County Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

10:46am Thursday 24th July 2014

VAN drivers have been warned not to leave valuable tools in vehicles overnight.

Raffle raises cash for the Ark

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

10:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A PHARMACY has raised more than £300 for a family charity in Harwich.

Man injures back after falling from yacht

Essex County Standard: A man had to contact the Coastguard on his mobile phone as his VHF radio on board was not working

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A man had to be taken to hospital after falling from a yacht near Burnham Yacht Harbour.

Appeal after Rusty's van stolen and dumped - minus his wood carver's tools

Essex County Standard:

8:45am Thursday 24th July 2014

THIEVES stole a wood carver’s tools from his van before abandoning it.

A120 tailbacks after slip road breakdown

Essex County Standard: Police Road Closed Sign

10:22am Thursday 24th July 2014

DRIVERS faced long tailbacks on the A120 this morning after a vehicle broke down and blocked a lane.

Public consultation set to go ahead on 1,235 garden suburb homes proposal

Essex County Standard:

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A vision of the proposed North Heybridge Garden Suburb has been brought to life with artist’s impressions.

Joshua, 6, joins the Wacky singers

Essex County Standard:

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A SIX-YEAR-OLD from Chelmsford is to become one of Britain’s youngest recording artists...after being chosen to join a children’s pop group.

Former scout leader jailed for four years after grooming girl for sex

Essex County Standard:

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A former scout leader has been jailed for grooming a young girl for sex.

Unemployment level drops again

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

7:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

UNEMPLOYMENT in Tendring has dropped but is still higher than regional levels.

Financial concerns over Mid Essex Hospital Services

Essex County Standard:

12:10am Thursday 24th July 2014

MID Essex Hospital Services, which counts Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford as its main site, is one of a number of NHS Trusts that have been referred to the health secretary over financial concerns.

Tide Times

Essex County Standard:

12:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

High water at Burnham:

Tea and history served up at new cafe

Essex County Standard:

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A CUP of tea and a slice of history is on offer at a new cafe opening in Colchester.

Crash proves case for urgent dualling

Essex County Standard:

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A TRUNK road is urgently in need of upgrading after a crash left a port town cut off for more than five hours.

Plug pulled on popular music venue

Essex County Standard: NORTH WEST GUITAR SHOW

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A LIVE music venue in the centre of Chelmsford has made a desperate last-ditch appeal for help after it closed – just 15 months after opening.

Tulisa guilty of festival assault (link) 11:05am Fri 25 Jul 14

Pop star Tulisa is found guilty of assaulting a man at a music festival in Essex last year.

Shipwreck 'similar to Mary Rose' (link) 3:18pm Thu 24 Jul 14

The excavation of an underwater wreck could be "similar in scope" to the Mary Rose warship, archaeologists say.

Flood pump failed for two hours (link) 7:36pm Thu 24 Jul 14

A flood pump in Canvey Island broke down for two hours, not the 12 minutes as previously claimed.

IVF for cancer and HIV patients only (link) 2:24pm Thu 24 Jul 14

A fertility charity criticises a health trust's proposals to limit IVF treatment to men with HIV or cancer patients.

Two arrests over student murder (link) 9:01am Thu 24 Jul 14

Police arrest two men over the fatal stabbing of a student in Essex.

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