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.

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.

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!”

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 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.

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.

VIDEO: Champion boxer James DeGale put through his paces by Colchester paras

Essex County Standard:

4:21pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CHAMPION boxer James DeGale was put through his paces by Colchester paratroopers.

Memories: Hurricane 1987

Essex County Standard:

4:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

HURRICANE-FORCE winds battered Tendring’s coast 27 years ago leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

Pass rate increases after exam remarks

Essex County Standard: Don't panic! Post GCSE exam advice for teenagers

4:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SCHOOLS have seen a small rise in their pass marks after GCSEs were remarked in the wake of the English exam controversy.

Crash! Lorry knocks down 112-year-old town centre lamp post

Essex County Standard:

3:18pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A LAMP post outside Colchester Town Hall was destroyed when a delivery truck reversed into it.

Soldier's tots make the grade as calendar girls

Essex County Standard:

3:15pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE adorable picture of a paratrooper’s daughter sleeping on her dad’s uniform has been chosen to feature in a charity calendar.

Funds granted for war memorial restoration

Essex County Standard:

3:06pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A village war memorial will be restored after the parish council was given a £12,855 grant to carry out work.

Council has a potential site and may fund new health facility in Maldon

Essex County Standard:

3:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Maldon District Council has a potential site for a new hospital or health facility and may fund the project if necessary, a councillor has revealed.

The day the PM gave us coffee and biccies

Essex County Standard:

3:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FOR once it was John Warner’s turn to be served coffee and cake...and what a place to go for it!

Halstead gets a new ambulance

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

3:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Halstead has a new ambulance - but there will not be an extra one for the town.

Man makes off without paying for £100 worth of Euromillions tickets

Essex County Standard:

2:54pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN made off without paying for 50 lines of Euromillions numbers.

RSPCA given permission to rehome horses found ill and injured in field

Essex County Standard:

2:48pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Animal welfare inspectors found injured and dangerously thin horses, a court heard.

Volunteer models sashay down catwalk for St Helena Hospice

Essex County Standard:

2:55pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

VOLUNTEER models sashayed down the catwalk for a fashion show fundraiser which raised £1,500.

20 ops have failed to correct A&E "blunder" which left me in constant pain

Essex County Standard:

2:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MUM claims the failure of an A&E doctor to recognise her broken wrist had shifted is the reason she has been unable to work for six years.

Village solar farm given go ahead

Essex County Standard:

2:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PLANS for than 10,000 solar panels that will produce enough power for 1,500 homes have been given the go-ahead.

Chelmsford Ladies Circle seek more 'like-minded' women

Essex County Standard: The new fountains in Central Park

1:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CHELMSFORD Ladies Circle is to hold a new members’ night next month to encourage other women aged 18 to 45 to join.

Essex police advise Dengie on how to tackle spate of thefts from cars

Essex County Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

1:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Essex Police has reached out to the local community via their new messaging system to warn Dengie residents about a spate of thefts from cars.

Plans for 200 homes near Boreham scrapped

Essex County Standard:

1:39pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

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

Car crashes into restaurant

Essex County Standard: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A car has crashed into a restaurant.

Controversial Premier Inn to open in winter 2015

Essex County Standard: Premier Inn

1:26pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL £6million hotel will open in Colchester within the next year.

UPDATED: Family pay tribute after son killed in crash

Essex County Standard:

12:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The family of a man who died following a road traffic collision in Tollesbury have released a tribute to him.

Corner shop could be turned into cafeteria

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

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CORNER shop could be turned into a cafeteria.

Residents tell the Standard why they are proud to live in Maldon

Essex County Standard:

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

From the Promenade Park to the High Street’s quirky restaurants, tales of viking battles and the sight of the barges along the Hythe Quay, there are many things that draw visitors to Maldon.

Historic carnival back this weekend

Essex County Standard: 80860-04 eg hms guy carnival.jpg

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FINAL preparations are being made for one of Harwich’s most unique events.

Tributes to popular local postie

Essex County Standard:

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A popular former postie has passed away after serving Halstead for more than 30 years.

Teenager to appear in court in connection with aggravated burglary

Essex County Standard: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

11:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A TEENAGE boy has been charged in connection with an aggravated burglary in Harwich in which a man was threatened with a firearm.

Police appeal to find bronze elephant ornament worth £1,400

Essex County Standard:

2:31pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Police are investigating the theft of a large bronze elephant worth £1,400. 

Family tribute to kind-hearted collision victim who 'was prepared to help anyone'

Essex County Standard:

12:39pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The family of a man who died following a road traffic collision in Tollesbury have released a tribute to him.

Grand £2.2m Italianate home attracts plenty of interest from buyers

Essex County Standard:

11:25am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

It's the sort of property you might expect to see on the Italian Riviera.

Genuine police intervene after bogus officer tries to con £7,000 out of Essex pensioner

Essex County Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

11:17am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A bogus detective who tried to con a man into handing over £7,000 was foiled when genuine police intervened.

Peacocks causing a flap in village

Essex County Standard:

10:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Three pesky peacocks are causing a flap in a village.

School up for sale for £725,000

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

10:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FORMER school is on the market for £725,000.

Caravan and shed fire in Parkeston

Essex County Standard:

9:21am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a blaze involving a shed and a caravan in Parkeston in the early hours of Wednesday.

Braintree musician teams up with top American comedian for show this weekend

Essex County Standard:

9:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A musician is teaming up with a comedian who works on the famous Late Show with David Letterman.

What a whopper! Mark grows 700lb pumpkin

Essex County Standard:

8:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

GREENFINGERED Mark Rand has grown what he believes is Britain’s biggest outdoor pumpkin, this year.

Rugby players to tackle half Iron Man

Essex County Standard:

7:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

RUGBY players are set to tackle a gruelling fitness challenge to raise money for charity and inspire the youth of Harwich.

Anglia Ruskin professor to lead innovation for NHS

Essex County Standard:

7:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AN Anglia Ruskin University professor helping Essex to become a MedTech hub has been rewarded by taking on the new post of national clinical director for innovation with NHS England.

Man charged after fatal crash

Essex County Standard:

8:18am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MAN has been charged with careless driving after a woman died following a crash in Little Horkesley.

Firefighters called to chimney blaze

Essex County Standard: STRIKE ACTION: Firefighters are to stage the latest in a long series of strikes as part of a wider public sector day of action tomorrow. SP

10:03pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a chimney fire in Colchester this evening.

655 homes 'too many'

Essex County Standard:

6:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

PLANS to more than triple the size of a future housing estate in Lawford have been branded as completely unsuitable for the village.

Nurse accused of holding pillow over resident's face

Essex County Standard: Health visitor fired for failings while working at Hove clinic

5:42pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A nurse is due to appear before a disciplinary panel after he was accused of holding a pillow over a resident’s face for 30 seconds.

Farmer warns residents after rogue dog kills sheep

Essex County Standard:

5:20pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A farmer believes a stray dog killed two of his sheep.


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.

Man dies as car crashes into house (link)

bbc.co.uk 2:35pm Tue 21 Oct 14

A man dies after his car crashes into a house and hits a tree in St Lawrence in the early hours of the morning.

Cosmetic firm in chemical scare (link)

bbc.co.uk 10:23pm Tue 21 Oct 14

Fire crews are called to cosmetic company Molton Brown's factory, where two chemicals had caused an "exothermic…

Bride admits cancer claim fraud (link)

bbc.co.uk 8:32pm Mon 20 Oct 14

A woman admits fraudulently claiming she had cancer to raise money and secure discounts and cash ahead of her wedding.

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