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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New council homes could be finished by New Year

Essex County Standard: Tina Bourne - "time to end that funding"

1:06pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

WORK to build Colchester’s first new council homes for 20 years could be finished by the end of the year.

Moulsham’s reading zones proving a hit

Essex County Standard:

1:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A NUMBER of new reading zones have been created in Moulsham High School's library and are already proving successful.

Couple jailed for stealing thousands from wife's brother

Essex County Standard:

12:35pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A husband and wife from the Basildon area have been jailed for theft and fraud offences following a police investigation last more than three years.

Who needs real pumpkins when you can recycle them - from wood

Essex County Standard:

12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

There is something a bit different about these spooky pumpkins.

Mum celebrates after winning an appeal against the council that refused to house her

Essex County Standard:

12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A Maldon mum is celebrating after winning an appeal against a council's refusal to house her because she has a property in Spain.

Colchester town centre churches placed on English Heritage "at risk" register

Essex County Standard:

3:02pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

TWO Colchester town centre churches used for major concerts, civic funerals and services have been labelled “at risk” by English Heritage.

Superfast broadband will hit Maldon next year

Essex County Standard: Essex County Council

10:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Superfast broadband will be reaching Maldon in 2015, as part of ‘Phase 2’ of the county-wide rollout.

River watch volunteers needed in Halstead

Essex County Standard:

10:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Volunteers are needed to help monitor wildlife on the River Colne.

Backing for new village homes

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

10:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

CONTROVERSIAL new homes are set to be built in Bradfield.

Police make arrest following Martins theft

Essex County Standard:

10:15am Thursday 23rd October 2014

POLICE have arrested a 50-year-old man from Chelmsford in connection with the theft of lottery tickets from Martins, on Melbourne Parade.

Why did you cancel gig at last minute?

Essex County Standard:

9:46am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SAFETY group watching over the cancelled I Am Music festival has been criticised for not making organisers stick to time frames in the lead up to the event.

Tom wins people's vote to gain £1,000 prize money

Essex County Standard:

9:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

An aspiring Paralympian is over the moon after beating 674 other entries to win £1,000 towards a racing wheelchair.

Get involved in an oral history project

Essex County Standard: Some of the members of Halstead 21st Century Group

9:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A group is hoping to capture people’s memories of Halstead during the Second World War.

Man is killed after the car he was driving crashes into a house before hitting a tree

Essex County Standard:

8:50am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A man has died after the car he was driving careered off the road and collided with a house before hitting a tree.

Coastguard gets 999 call after boat drifts into Blackwater

Essex County Standard: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3146217

8:44am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Thames Coastguard received a 999 call at 7.30am yesterday reporting yacht which had broken its mooring and drifted ashore in St Lawrence bay, River Blackwater.

Crime boss claims "unrealistic" to investigate all those who download child porn

Essex County Standard: Nick Alston

8:38am Thursday 23rd October 2014

ESSEX’S Police and Crime Commissioner Nick Alston has hit out at the National Crime Agency after its top boss said thousands of paedophiles will escape investigation.

State-of-the-art 3G pitch for high school

Essex County Standard:

7:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

PUPILS are celebrating after a state-of-the art £357,000 artificial football pitch was declared open by a top soccer executive.

Student jockeys set track alight in inaugural race

Essex County Standard:

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

CAMBRIDGE has claimed victory in the first Varsity horse race - with Colchester Royal Grammar School celebrating success in the competition closer to home.

Chelmsford prison officer numbers down 35%

Essex County Standard:

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

OFFICER numbers at Chelmsford Prison have dwindled by 35 per cent in less than four years, figures have revealed.

Jumbo owner to face trial over chicken deaths at his farms

Essex County Standard:

8:49am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FARMER has failed in his bid to get charges relating to the death of 24,000 chickens thrown out.

UPDATED: Trading Standards and Essex Police launch raids on Colchester businesses

Essex County Standard:

9:07am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TEAMS of police and trading standards officers have this morning carried out raids in Colchester.

Man arrested over Clacton accostings

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

6:23pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure and sexual touching.

Council launches programme to keep older people at home for longer

Essex County Standard: Essex County Council

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A new programme designed to keep older people at home longer could save £35million.

Brownie tea shop a big success

Essex County Standard:

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A bit of Brownie magic has helped raise more than £500 for charity.

Council receives 19 complaints after bodged roadwork In Latchingdon area

Essex County Standard: Thirty six officers at Essex County Council pocketed more than £100,000

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A bodged resurfacing job resulted in 19 complaints, but no compensation claims.

Jamie's new restaurant opens its doors to Chelmsford

Essex County Standard:

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CELEBRITY chef Jamie Oliver’s new restaurant opened its doors to the public this week with fellow TV chef Gennaro Contaldo labelling it as “fantastico!”

Councillor pays up after planning row - now the council owes her money

Essex County Standard:

5:07pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A COUNCILLOR has handed over £20,000 to prove she is not refusing to pay up in a planning battle she lost.

Will Quince stands down as leader of the Conservative group on Colchester Council

Essex County Standard: Will Quince and Grant Shapps in Colchester town centre

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

LEADING Conservative Will Quince has stood down as leader of the Conservative group on Colchester Council to focus on the General Election.


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.

Egyptian coffin discovered in house (link)

bbc.co.uk 1:08pm Thu 23 Oct 14

Finding an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus propped up in an Essex drawing room was like "something out of the Addams…

Murdered man at flat named by police (link)

bbc.co.uk 12:06pm Thu 23 Oct 14

Officers investigating the murder of a Clacton man in Grimsby are given more time to question a suspect.

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.

Senior officer on child image charge (link)

bbc.co.uk 2:50pm Tue 21 Oct 14

A chief inspector with Essex Police will appear in court charged with making indecent images of children.

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