Drama group brings comedy version of Dick Barton to the stage

Essex County Standard: Youth Theatre

5:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Maldon Drama Group presents a musical comedy version of Dick Barton Special Agent.

War medals stolen in home raid

4:41pm Sunday 20th April 2014

WAR medals including one presented by the king have been stolen from a house in Colchester.

Public servant and mum-of-three Sarah Candy dies aged 47

Essex County Standard: Sarah Candy

4:19pm Sunday 20th April 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a mum of three and prominent councillor who died suddenly from cancer.

Classic cars converge at Langford museum

4:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Motoring enthusiasts had an Easter treat at a classic car show.

Takeaway driver threatened with 'gun' and robbed

4:01pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint when he was lured to a road by someone making a false order for Chinese food.

Paramedic degree launched at university

Essex County Standard: RESPONSE DEBATE: How long should patients in non life-threatening emergencies wait for an ambulance?

3:30pm Sunday 20th April 2014

UNIVERSITY professors are teaming up with paramedics for a new degree at Anglia Ruskin University.

Easter fun at Maldon's Promenade Park, despite the dreary weather

3:02pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Excited children were not bothered by poor weather at a mass Easter egg hunt.

Mayland charity plans to build first new Thames sailing barge in 84 years

Essex County Standard: The original Blue Mermaid

3:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A charity is hoping work will soon start on the first Thames sailing barge to be built in more than 80 years.

Public meeting for former school plans

Essex County Standard: Public meeting for former school plans

3:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A PUBLIC meeting has been called for residents air their views on new homes plans for a former village primary school.

Bikes stolen from sheds

Essex County Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

2:13pm Sunday 20th April 2014

BURGLARS are breaking into sheds across Dovercourt and stealing bikes.

Campaigners criticise council plans to lobby for new nuclear power station

Essex County Standard: Burnham: 1,000 jobs to go at Bradwell power station

12:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Campaigners have criticised Maldon District Council’s plans to lobby for a new nuclear power station in Bradwell.

Bumper garage sale for a fighting fund

Essex County Standard: Bumper garage sale for a fighting fund

12:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Harwich was bustling with business at a new town garage sale.

CQC inspectors report failings at Braintree care home

Essex County Standard: CQC inspectors report failings at Braintree care home

11:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

Inspectors have raised a series of concerns over the safety of residents at Braintree’s biggest care home following a recent visit.

Mum distraught over missing dog

Essex County Standard: Rex the american bulldog has been missing since Wednesday

10:30am Sunday 20th April 2014

A distraught mother will tell her children their missing dog is not coming back, unless he is found this week.

Glenn Miller tribute coming to Chelmsford Civic Theatre

Essex County Standard: GLENN Miller Orchestra are at Weston on Wednesday.

10:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

GLENN Miller’s spirit will be alive in Chelmsford next month when a tribute orchestra hits the Civic Theatre stage.

Easter outings keep coastguards busy

9:38am Sunday 20th April 2014

FOUR people were rescued by helicopter after coastguards in north Essex were called to help more than a dozen people in 48 hours.

Shocking air pollution killed 100 in Tendring in one year

Essex County Standard: Shocking air pollution killed 100 in Tendring in one year

9:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

SHOCK figures have revealed air pollution is to blame for more than 100 deaths a year in Tendring.

Runners from across the world come to Maldon for challenge

Essex County Standard: The Hash House Harriers in Maldon

9:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

Runners from around the world descended on Maldon to follow a ‘hares and hounds’ trail.

Man charged with murder of Southend man stabbed in Braintree

8:32pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Police have charged a man with murder after a man was stabbed in Braintree.

Maldon neighbours to run 100km for children with cancer

Essex County Standard: Ross Holland and Nigel Stead

5:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Two neighbours will run the equivalent of more than two marathons in memory of a 14-year-old girl who died of cancer.

Russell Brand claims he "dodged Essex train fare"

Essex County Standard: Russell Brand

4:19pm Saturday 19th April 2014

SOUTH Essex comedian Russell Brand has reportedly admitted dodging a train fare in the county after he "couldn't be bothered".

Donkey leds procession around Chelmsford Cathedral

Essex County Standard: Donkey leds procession around Chelmsford Cathedral

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

HUNDREDS of worshippers were led round the grounds of Chelmsford Cathedral by a donkey called Sam last Sunday.

‘Shanty’ extension owner loses lengthy court fight

Essex County Standard: ‘Shanty’ extension owner loses lengthy court fight

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A FIVE-YEAR battle to remove an illegal ‘shanty’ extension to a building in Mistley has ended.

Noise concerns scupper rubbish depot opening time changes

Essex County Standard: Maldon district: 1,000 complaints over rubbish collection blunders

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Councillors opposed plans by their own council to change the opening times of a rubbish collection depot.

Easter fun day at Horse Rangers

2:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

FAMILIES will be able to enjoy some Easter fun at a stables.

Easter I Spy with a difference in Halstead High Street

1:55pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Characters from the Easter story played a game of I Spy with a difference.

Couple could be the key to solving Castle Park murder

Essex County Standard: Victim Jim Attfield

1:39pm Saturday 19th April 2014

CRUCIAL witnesses need to come forward to help solve the horrific murder of Jim Attfield.

Tributes paid to young Southend dad who died after being stabbed in Braintree

Essex County Standard: Michael Haastrup

1:11pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Tributes have been paid to a man who was stabbed in Braintree.

Developer hopes to transform Burnham boatyard into housing complex

12:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A developer hopes to transform a Burnham boatyard into a housing and office complex.

Woman refuses to be beaten by 'toughest race on earth'

Essex County Standard: Fiona at the finish of the race with her mother Muriel Oakes

10:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

A RACE dubbed the ‘toughest race on earth’ has not beaten a local woman.

Burglars raid three homes in Stanway

9:27am Saturday 19th April 2014

BURGLARS raided three homes in Stanway in one night.

European grant given to university for healthy ageing project

Essex County Standard: Ageing population creates new pressures on health and social care

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A €463,000 grant has been given to researchers at a university in Chelmsford looking into healthy ageing.

Maldon's MP helps mum go on holiday just in the nick of time

Essex County Standard: John Whittingdale MP says the public is shocked by phone hacking scandal

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A mum is praising the efforts of Maldon’s MP after he organised for her daughter’s passport to arrive just in the nick of time - the day before her holiday.

In pictures: Party for 20 Market Street on second anniversary of fire

Essex County Standard: In pictures: Party for 20 Market Street on second anniversary of fire

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

ANGRY residents have called for immediate action over an eye-sore site which was gutted by a fire two years ago.

Crime concerns as PCSO funding is lost

Essex County Standard: New carer support group

6:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

CONCERNS have been raised people are taking advantage of a "lack of police presence" after a wave of thefts and criminal damage in the Manningtree area.

Restoration Man show comes to Great Braxted

Essex County Standard: The Old School House

5:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Architect George Clarke will be filming The Restoration Man in Great Braxted.

Temporary ticket office at Chelmsford train station

Essex County Standard: How the outside of Chelmsford station will look after all work is completed

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A TEMPORARY ticket office will be opened up at Chelmsford station on Sunday which will be used until the end of May.

Annual art exhibition taking place this weekend

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

AN annual art exhibition will take place again this Easter.

Try a bush tucker challenge in Burnham - ants and bug smoothies anyone?

Essex County Standard: A weaver ant

3:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Fancy tasting some queen weaver ants and bug jelly washed down with a mixed bug smoothie?

Mystery money donations: Cash pours in to stop church demolition

Essex County Standard: "Let's save church where we married"

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A CAMPAIGN to save a Grade II listed church from demolition has become the latest recipient of an anonymous letter full of cash.

Couple falsely claimed £25,000 benefits in four years

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A MARRIED couple have avoided jail despite swindling more than £25,000 out of Tendring Council.

Thieves continue to target parking meters

Essex County Standard: Thieves are targeting parking meters

1:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

Thieves are continuing to target parking meters.

Car leaves A12 and overturns

Essex County Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

12:36pm Friday 18th April 2014

A WOMAN escaped serious injury after her car left the A12 and overturned.

Family dog left fighting for its life after adder bite

Essex County Standard: Del at the vets

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A beloved family dog was left fighting for his life after he was bitten by a snake in long grass.

Protest by candlelight

Essex County Standard: Protest by candlelight

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

VOICES rang out in the evening night as part of a protest against maternity unit closures.

Royal Navy vessel to visit Burnham

Essex County Standard: HMS Blazer is heading for Burnham

11:59am Friday 18th April 2014

A Royal Navy vessel will be docking in Burnham.

Do you know this man? Vital witness could hold important clues to assault mystery

Essex County Standard: Man thought to have witnessed an assault in Chelmsford

11:52am Friday 18th April 2014

POLICE are appealing for a man to come forward who they believe to be a “vital witness” to an assault which left a teenage with a fractured leg and dislocated ankle.

"It's a miracle my baby and I are alive"

Essex County Standard: "It's a miracle my baby and I are alive"

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

As pregnant Natasha Corrigan lay in a hospital bed, her family were warned that mother and baby may not survive.

Couple forced to live in tent

Essex County Standard: Nick Alger and Chloe Hutchings are relying on friends for shelter

10:30am Friday 18th April 2014

A HOMELESS couple say they have been living in a tent and sofa surfing after accommodation arranged by their local council was suddenly withdrawn.

Oldest recorded town? Forget it. Oldest recorded hot cross bun! Can we prove it? Well, you decide.

Essex County Standard: Oldest recorded town? Forget it. Oldest recorded hot cross bun!! Can we prove it? Well, you decide.

10:28am Friday 18th April 2014

THE bun in question is owned by Andrew Munson, of Wormingford, who was given it 30 years ago by an eccentric neighbour, Norman Baker, to thank him for fixing his electrics.


Man accused of murdering 'new dad' (link)

bbc.co.uk 11:32am Sun 20 Apr 14

A man is charged with murder after a 24-year-old, who had recently become a father, was fatally stabbed in Essex.

Escaped rhea 'death threat issued' (link)

bbc.co.uk 3:25pm Sun 20 Apr 14

People trying to find an escaped 2m-tall bird capable of running at 40mph say they have received a threat to kill it.

The mod and the rocker 50 years on (link)

bbc.co.uk 1:23am Sun 20 Apr 14

A mod and a rocker look back at Easter 50 years ago, when the coastal town of Clacton was "invaded" by "rampaging…

Bench couple appeal in murder probe (link)

bbc.co.uk 1:45pm Sat 19 Apr 14

A man and woman seen on a bench in a Colchester park, close to where a man was stabbed 102 times, are yet to come…

Five steps to stopping a lion escape (link)

bbc.co.uk 6:32am Fri 18 Apr 14

Many zoos are home to dangerous animals. How do they prepare themselves for an escape?

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