UPDATED: Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street line trains delayed after person hit at Romford

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

5:05pm Thursday 31st July 2014

TRAINS in and out of London Liverpool Street are delayed after a person was hit by a train at Romford. 

Councillor and cricket club official arrested in Sport England fraud probe

Essex County Standard:

6:18pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A PROMINENT councillor and a cricket club official have been arrested on suspicion of fraud against Sport England.

Rewards for school gardens

Essex County Standard:

6:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

GREEN-fingered schoolchildren were rewarded for their gardening skills in an annual crime prevention event.

Field catches fire in South Woodham Ferrers

Essex County Standard: ONGAR: Fire on school roof

5:24pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Firefighters were called to extinguish a field that had caught fire. 

Taco Bell set for city centre

Essex County Standard:

5:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A FAST food restaurant, usually found on the streets of America, is set to open on Moulsham Street.

Commuter speaks out over cancelled trains and delayed journeys

Essex County Standard:

5:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A commuter has slammed the “horrific” train service he uses after becoming exasperated by regular delays and cancelled trains.

Latest round of fire strikes announced

Essex County Standard: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

4:40pm Thursday 31st July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are to hold their latest series of strikes over pension reforms.

Delays after person hit by a train at Romford

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

4:39pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Travellers are being warned to expect delays after a person was hit by a train at Romford.

Historic boat begins to take shape

Essex County Standard:

4:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

AMBITIOUS boatbuilders are on the hunt for treasure to bring good luck to a life-size replica ship that will sail to America.

Ambulance service failing target

Essex County Standard:

3:26pm Thursday 31st July 2014

AMBULANCES in Essex are failing to get to some of the most critical patients on time, according to figures.

Burnham residents surprised by drugs raid in 'nice and quiet' road

Essex County Standard:

3:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Reisdents were surprised police targeted a Burnham street in a drugs crackdown.

Looking back: RNLI gets radio

Essex County Standard:

2:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

HARWICH’S lifeboat has been a vital part of the town for decades – but it has not been without help from the community.

Police hunting for man accused of £21,000 eBay fraud

Essex County Standard:

1:14pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Police are trying to track down a man accused of defrauding nine victims out of £21,000 online.

Vehicle checks at Boreham services

Essex County Standard:

12:48pm Thursday 31st July 2014

ESSEX police issued fines and a seized a Range Rover as part of a vehicle check exercise earlier this week at Boreham services.

£10,000 donation for Reece

Essex County Standard:

12:57pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A FOUNDATION has announced it is giving £10,000 to a young man with two brain tumours who is fighting to stay alive.

Great war aerodrome to hold First World War event

Essex County Standard:

12:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

An aerodrome used during the First World War will commemorate a century since the war began by turning their lights out.

Every poppy helps...

Essex County Standard:

12:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

BEAUTIFUL images of poppies have been painted on a boarded-up derelict industrial site to spruce up the area.

Coastguard crews called to assist crew of broken down yacht

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

11:05am Thursday 31st July 2014

The South Woodham Coastguard Rescue Team were called to assist with a broken down yacht.

Murder investigations stretch police beyond capacity

Essex County Standard: Deputy Chief Constable Derek Benson

12:04pm Thursday 31st July 2014

ESSEX Police is too stretched to deal with major incidents, according to the head of the Essex Police Federation.

Riding instructor attacked in her own garden by suspected horse rustler

Essex County Standard:

10:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

A RIDING instructor was left terrified after being attacked in her own garden by a suspected horse rustler.

Under the spotlight: The future of 12,000 homes

Essex County Standard:

10:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

**cg hms local plan graphic - to come** **hms John Hawkins MARIA FOWLER**

Mystery surrounds death of "lovely" father-of-two discovered in flat

Essex County Standard:

9:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Mystery surrounds the death of a “lovely” father-of-two whose body was found at his home after police received a call for concern.

Taxi driver attacked in row over fare

Essex County Standard:

9:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

A taxi driver was attacked and held by the throat after a row over a £40 fare.

'Finally some justice has been done': Firm is fined £100,000 over death of worker

Essex County Standard:

9:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

A firm has been fined £100,000 after a worker died when the tailgate of a hydraulic trailer closed onto his neck.

Firefighters called to a house fire in Southminster

Essex County Standard: ONGAR: Fire on school roof

8:44am Thursday 31st July 2014

Firefighters were called to a house fire in Kings Road last night. 

Is new hospital wing to blame for Mid Essex Trust cash crisis?

Essex County Standard:

8:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

A MULTI-MILLION pound 300-bed wing which opened at Broomfield Hospital in 2012 could be the root of financial problems there.

New shop for charities

Essex County Standard:

7:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

ST Helena Hospice’s newest shop will feature a unique area, where people can sell on their own items and donate a percentage of the sale to the charity.

VIDEO: Teachers dance through corridors to celebrate end of term

Essex County Standard:

7:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Teachers from Harwich and Dovercourt High School are the latest to become an internet hit with an end-of-term goodbye video.

VIDEO: Man arrested after firing high-powered air gun at police

Essex County Standard:

7:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Armed police were called to a Colchester house following reports a man was in possession of a weapon.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Essex County Standard: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Blooming marvelous planting for Tendring

Essex County Standard:

6:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

BUSY park rangers have planted a staggering 200,000 plants as Tendring gears up for the summer season.

Schoolgirl wins competition to name new Halstead road

Essex County Standard:

5:04pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A schoolgirl has won a competition to name a new road in Halstead.

Plans for a controversial solar farm have been refused

Essex County Standard:

5:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Plans for a controversial solar farm have been refused for a second time.

Shake-up coming to some city bus services

Essex County Standard:

5:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

ALTERATIONS have been made to a number of bus services in and out of Chelmsford serving all corners of Essex.

Nursery celebrates 10 years

Essex County Standard:

4:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

TODDLERS were treated to a magic show to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their nursery.

Plans to merge fishing lakes at Heybridge withdrawn

Essex County Standard:

3:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Plans to merge two fishing lakes have been withdrawn following confusion over whether the water is a river, lake or reservoir.

Man and boy, 7, cut free from car following crash in Thorpe

Essex County Standard: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

2:32pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A MAN and a seven-year-old boy were cut free from a car following a crash in Thorpe-le-Soken.

School smiling with success

Essex County Standard:

2:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A HEADTEACHER has spoken of her pride for her school after achieving a good ofsted in the face of tougher criteria and judging.

Search launched after screams heard in Castle Park

Essex County Standard:

1:52pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

SEARCHES were launched after screams were heard coming from near Castle Park.

Play in the Park this summer

Essex County Standard:

1:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

PLAY in the Park will again take over Chelmsford’s green spaces for sports, arts, crafts and games throughout August.

Three women to appear in court after investigation into staff at Old Deanery

Essex County Standard:

12:14pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Three women will appear in court after being reported for offences at Braintree’s largest care home.

Ambulance prize for charity supporter

Essex County Standard:

12:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A CHARITY supporter has scooped a jackpot of almost £3,000 in the Essex Air Ambulance Lottery.

Aerodrome to house First World War aircraft permanently

Essex County Standard:

12:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A unique aerodrome may become home to First World War aircraft permanently, including planes owned by Lord of the Ring’s director, Sir Peter Jackson.

Motorcyclist hurt in crash

Essex County Standard:

11:11am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST has been injured in a crash on the A12.

Lighthouse highlight for the Harwich Society

Essex County Standard:

10:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A HISTORICAL group has taken over the lease of one of Harwich’s most iconic buildings.

Holiday park chiefs told to build their own flood defence

Essex County Standard:

10:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

HOLIDAY park owners are being forced to build a seawall – because the Environment Agency has refused to pay for flood protection.

Woman stole £500 from pensioner at post office

Essex County Standard:

9:56am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A WOMAN stole £500 from a pensioner while she was distracted at a post office counter.

Woman in her 90s taken to hospital after car collides into sheltered housing complex in Maldon

Essex County Standard:

10:20am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A woman in her 90s was taken to hospital after a car collided into the side of a sheltered housing complex.

Can you help find killers?

Essex County Standard:

10:01am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Can you help find killers?

Essex Police's £70,000 bill for criminal damage to its property

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

9:56am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Essex Police has been forced to pay nearly £70,000 for repairs in the past three years as a result of criminal damage to its property.


Woman 'stabbed by step-dad ex-lover' (link)

bbc.co.uk 9:30am Thu 31 Jul 14

A man stabbed his step-daughter to death after their relationship ended, a jury is told.

Woman sexually assaulted in park (link)

bbc.co.uk 10:32am Thu 31 Jul 14

A woman is subjected to a "serious sexual assault" as she walks home from an Asda supermarket, police say.

Dowsett wins men's time trial gold (link)

bbc.co.uk 3:31pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Essex's Alex Dowsett, runner-up at Delhi 2010, digs deep late on to win the Commonwealth Games men's cycling time…

Hat-trick of golds for England gymnasts (link)

bbc.co.uk 8:33pm Thu 31 Jul 14

England gymnasts Max Whitlock and Claudia Fragapane win their third gold medals of the Commonwealth Games with…

Man arrested after airgun shots (link)

bbc.co.uk 12:51am Thu 31 Jul 14

A man is arrested after a stand-off during which police say they were shot at with an airgun in a residential street.

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