20% off bus fares during Catch the Bus Week

Essex County Standard: Have your say on transport in Harpenden

4:15pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Passengers in Essex are being given the chance to try the bus at a reduced fare as part of Catch the Bus Week 2014.

Do you know this woman? Police want to speak to her in connection with cash robbery

Essex County Standard: Chelmsford robbery

4:15pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE want to identify the woman pictured on CCTV as they hunt for two men responsible for the robbing a Chelmsford taxi driver.

Third arrest in Colchester murder investigation

Essex County Standard: Tragic – “great lad” Jim

4:07pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A man, 27, has been arrested in connection with the Jim Attfield murder investigation in Colchester.

Households save thousands with Essex Energy Switch

Essex County Standard: Essex County Council

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HOUSEHOLDS across Essex have joined forces to save more than £250,000 on their gas and electricity bills.

County council backing plans for more apprenticeships

Essex County Standard: Essex County Council are reducing the Youth Services budget

3:50pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Essex County Council is backing plans to create more apprenticeships.

Fresh witness appeal made as police make third arrest in Jim Attfield murder investigation

Essex County Standard: Victim Jim Attfield

3:55pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A man, 27, has been arrested in connection with the Jim Attfield murder investigation.

Governing body considering third attempt to bring horse racing back to Great Leighs

Essex County Standard: Great Leighs Racecourse opened officially to the public yesterday

3:32pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

OFFICIALS are reviewing plans to return horse racing back to a track on the Chelmsford/Braintree border which closed in 2009.

Street lights can stay off after no crime increase, say police

Essex County Standard: Faulty cable that caused Watford power cut fixed

3:16pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Street lights are set to remain off across Essex as there is no evidence of increased crime, according to Essex Police.

Bushtucker comes to Burnham for one day only

Essex County Standard: Stacey Turland, Andy Austen and Julie Cook sample some bushtucker

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Brave shoppers had the chance to sample some bushtucker.

Bobbies swapping beat for saddle for charity cycle

Essex County Standard: Bobbies swapping beat for saddle for charity cycle

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A LEUKAEMIA sufferer has rounded up a team of cops to take part in a charity bike ride.

Police warning after sheds broken into in Wix

Essex County Standard: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

3:49pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BURGLARS have broken into three sheds in Wix.

Sat nav and iPhone chargers stolen from car

Essex County Standard: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

1:54pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A SAT NAV and two iPhone chargers were stolen after thieves broke into a car in Dovercourt.

It's a buzzy time of year for beekeepers

Essex County Standard: Swarm of bees

1:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A swarm of thousands of bees was removed from the garden of a Heybridge home last Thursday.

New arty seating unveiled by Chelmsford canal

Essex County Standard: New arty seating unveiled by Chelmsford canal

12:43pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

AN ARTISTIC bench was unveiled by the side of a canal in Chelmsford.

Thieves target cars in Stanway

Essex County Standard: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

1:12pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Four cars were broken into during the Easter weekend in Stanway

Hammer attack in Colchester injures two

Essex County Standard: Essex Police launch appeal for stolen goods

12:20pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A HAMMER attack by an armed gang has left one man in hospital and another with facial injuries.

Popular fish monger set to close as a result of supermarket saturation

Essex County Standard: Natasha Hughes.

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A POPULAR fishmongers has closed after seven years in Colchester town centre.

Battle of the supermarkets: where is better value?

Essex County Standard: Reporter Rebecca looks at which supermarkets offer best value

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WE pitted the current superstores in our area against the new proposed stores to find out who offers the better value for money.

Have your say on care at Colchester's hospitals

Essex County Standard: Colchester General Hospital

11:59am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE Care Quality Commission is holding two public events as part of an inspection of Colchester’s hospitals.

Maldon's most haunted

Essex County Standard: Andrew Steel, during one of the ghost walks

10:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Maldon is more than a thousand years old and over that time the town has seen it’s fair share of murder, hangings and suicides.

Bus users warned of services changes across Braintree district

Essex County Standard: New Dales bus link established

10:24am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

First Essex have announced a number of changes to services in Braintree.

Parking strife as new rules catch out drivers

Essex County Standard: Parking strife as new rules catch out drivers

10:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PARKING outrage has returned to a town centre, as new restrictions are targeting unaware drivers.

TV show is looking for Essex homes to feature in new series

Essex County Standard: Elvis Presley's record player goes under the hammer

10:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Do you have a treasure lurking in your living room? 

Britain's first gay dads to appear in TV show The Parent Makers

Essex County Standard: Happy day – Barrie and Tony Drewitt Barlow celebrate with their children

9:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Britain's first gay parents are appearing in their own TV show, recording the path to surrogacy.

Part of Mistley Quay collapses

Essex County Standard: Part of Mistley Quay collapses

8:51am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WORK at Mistley Quay was affected and nieghbours left shocked after part of the quayside collapsed.

Knife-wielding robber steals cigarettes from village store

Essex County Standard: nswebpix police crime tape

8:42am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Braintree detectives are appealing for information after a robbery at the Church Street Co-Op store yesterday afternoon.

Consultation opened for possible post office move in Danbury

Essex County Standard: Ealing Broadway post office now open on Sundays

8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A VILLAGE post office could be moved and opened for longer.

Student paramedics safe for calls says standards chief

Essex County Standard: Marcus Bailey, interim consultant paramedic

7:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FOUR hundred student paramedics are being recruited directly by the region’s ambulance service because it can’t get enough qualified medics from the universities.

Mayflower Project holds top level talks with city council

Essex County Standard: Mayflower project holds top level talks with city council

7:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BOSSES behind a project to recreate a historic ship have entered into top level talks with a city with strong links to the vessel.

Flytipping spoiling our community

Essex County Standard: Flytipping spoiling our community

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

"UNACCEPTABLE" flytipping is spoiling towns and villages as irresponsible residents dump everything from sofas and beds to everyday houshold waste.

Police search after man flees from Alresford crash

Essex County Standard: Essex Police launch appeal for stolen goods

5:12pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE are searching for a man following a car crash in Alresford.

Magnets transform Maldon man's life after 18 years suffering with gastric reflux

Essex County Standard: Russell Theobald

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A police officer whose life was blighted by gastric reflux for 18 years has had his life transformed by magnetic beads.

Apology as Queen is unable to visit Braintree school at short notice

Essex County Standard: HRH Queen Elizabeth II visits Blackburn Cathedral for Maundy service 17/04/2014

4:18pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The Queen will be visiting Felsted School and Chelmsford next month.

Close shave for mayor to raise charity cash

Essex County Standard: Close shave for mayor to raise charity cash

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MAYOR has been robbed of his facial fuzz in the name of charity.

Ambulance called every two minutes in Essex

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

3:46pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AMBULANCE crews were called more than 3,000 times in Essex during the Easter break.

Driver gets out of car just seconds before it erupts into flames

Essex County Standard: Firefighters tackling the blaze

3:36pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A DRIVER had a lucky escape after his car burst into flames just seconds after he got out.

Danbury post office could move and open longer

Essex County Standard: Ealing Broadway post office now open on Sundays

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A village post office could be moved and opened for longer.

Colchester Half Marathon's fifth chosen charity announced

Essex County Standard: Colchester Half Marathon's fifth chosen charity announced

2:28pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

ORGANISERS of the Colchester Half Marathon have chosen Headway Essex as the charity to benefit from next year’s race.

Russell's day in drag for charity

Essex County Standard: Russell's day in drag for charity

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A CHARITABLE garage worker has taken things a step further in his quest to raise money for Cancer Research – by dressing up as a woman.

Helping the elderly and vulnerable on the home front

Essex County Standard: Helping the elderly and vulnerable on the home front

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN initiative to help vulnerable elderly residents and families will be launched in Mistley.

Pat, 77, takes her first flight... and leaps back to earth

Essex County Standard: Pat, 77, takes her first flight... and leaps back to earth

11:09am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

GRANDMOTHER Pat Newton’s first ever flight was one she won’t forget in a hurry - after she leapt out at 15,000 feet.

Poignant cricket festival in memory of special Rob

Essex County Standard: Talented cricketer dies from leukaemia

10:54am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE head of English cricket and a war survivor were among hundreds who paid tribute to former Colchester cricketer Rob George.

School pupils given sculpture masterclass after winning countywide recycling competition

Essex County Standard: School pupils given sculpture masterclass after winning countywide recycling competition

10:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

School pupils were helped to create a giant tree sculptor after winning a countywide recycling competition.

Morrisons favoured by people doing weekly shop

Essex County Standard: Morrisons favoured by people doing weekly shop

10:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

MOST people in our area do their weekly shop in Morrisons.

Pixie Lott, Tinie Tempah & Ceelo Green among 14 acts added to V Fest 2014

Essex County Standard: STAR ACT: Pixie Lott

9:20am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POP stars including Pixie Lott, Tinie Tempah and Ceelo Green have been added to the bill of V Festival 2014.

Queen coming to Chelmsford

Essex County Standard: HRH Queen Elizabeth II visits Blackburn Cathedral for Maundy service 17/04/2014

8:48am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The Queen will be visiting Chelmsford on Tuesday, May 6.

Community can use Chelmsford venue in exchange for sharing skills

Essex County Standard: Library filer dated 20/04/2003 of English One Pound Coins. Children have seen pocket money levels rise by more than four times the rate of inflation over the last year, the Halifax bank said Friday April 1, 2005. Two-thirds (66%) of seven-to-16-year-olds

8:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CHELMSFORD groups and individuals have been made a unique offer in exchange for hiring a venue in Chelmsford.

Green receives protection after successful campaign

Essex County Standard: Green receives protection after successful campaign

7:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

DELIGHTED campaigners are celebrating after Harwich Green was officially marked as having Village Green status.

Man charged with museum thefts

Essex County Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

6:58pm Monday 21st April 2014

A 32-year-old man has been charged with stealing from museums in Essex and London by Essex Police.

Asda given go ahead for new filling station

Essex County Standard: Do we need more supermarkets in Harwich and Manningtree?

6:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

A SUPERMARKET giant has been given the go-ahead to install a two-pump filling station at its Dovercourt store.


NHS unit 'cease to operate' warning (link)

bbc.co.uk 2:58pm Wed 23 Apr 14

A body supporting NHS groups in the eastern region warns it is to cease to operate in its "current form".

Sinkhole blamed for forklift topple (link)

bbc.co.uk 2:00pm Wed 23 Apr 14

The Health and Safety Executive confirms it is investigating how a forklift truck at a port collapsed into a suspected…

Squirrel found 'nesting' on sheep (link)

bbc.co.uk 1:56pm Wed 23 Apr 14

A baby squirrel, found 'nesting' in the fleece of a living sheep, is taken in by an animal charity in Essex.

Home 'wrong place' for suicidal teen (link)

bbc.co.uk 2:23pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Police were called 10 times in two months to a teenage girl before she was found hanged, an inquest hears.

VIDEO: Mystery of the missing rhea solved? (link)

bbc.co.uk 3:39pm Tue 22 Apr 14

The mystery of an escaped ostrich-like bird called a rhea has a new lead.

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