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Nature inspires artist's latest project - now she needs your help to get it off the ground

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Lindsey Chessum

5:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

An artist is looking for local people to invest in an ambitious project.

Maldon hospice to reopen after floods forced it to close eight months ago

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Some of the flood damage last August

3:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A hospice is reopening, eight months after it was severely flooded.

Sailing club invites would-be sailors to give it a try

Maldon and Burnham Standard: SAIL INVITE: Pico dinghy sailing on Portland Harbour

2:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Have a go at sailing with Eyott Sailing Club in South Woodham Ferrers on Saturday.

Mum says thugs who smashed up home will not beat family

Maldon and Burnham Standard: One of the mobile homes attacked by thugs

1:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A brave mum who had her home smashed up by thugs has spoken out to say that she ‘will not let them beat us’.

Stallholders wanted for Maldon Easter Monday market

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The splash park based in Promenade Park, pictured on a previously busy day

12:28pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The popular bank holiday markets return to Promenade Park, Maldon on Easter Monday.

Walkers discover dead porpoise on beach

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Angela Gardner with the dead porpoise

10:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Two people strolling along the beach at Burnham Marshes stumbled across a dead porpoise.

Investment promised as Greater Anglia franchise extended to 2016

Maldon and Burnham Standard: There is disruption on the Greater Anglia service to Southminster

9:34am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Greater Anglia will continue to operate north Essex’s mainline trains until October 2016.

New bid to make village pub into a home

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The DuCane Arms is currently up for let

3:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Owners of a village pub are making another bid to turn it into a home.

Grandmother raising awareness of kinship carers

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Lyn Griggs with grandchildren Alice, left and Rebecca, right

1:30pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A grandmother caring for her grandchildren is raising awareness of the two hundred thousand kinship carers in the UK.

Jobs at plant pot manufacturer secured by £2milllion investment

1:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

More than 60 jobs have been safeguarded after a leading plant pot manufacturer announced a £2million investment in its operations in Mundon.

Lorry driver could face prosecution after vehicle overturns

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Photo credit: the Essex Police Commercial Vehicle Unit

1:44pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A lorry driver could face prosecution after his vehicle went into a ditch and shed its load of straw bales.

Mum helps man who fell over and waits 90 minutes for an ambulance

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Lauren Wallace with her daughter Sienna

10:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A mum was shocked when she helped an elderly gentleman who had fallen over and ended up waiting 90 minutes for an ambulance.

Flood victims could be entitled to council tax discount

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Maldon district: Government cost saving report offers nothing new, insist district council

10:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Flood victims could be entitled to a council tax discount under a new scheme.

New walk-in youth sport clubs to start after £6k funding boost

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Nick Alston

3:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

The doors will soon open for new drop-in sports clubs after a funding boost.

UPDATE: Man airlifted to hospital after serious accident in Althorne

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Lifesavers - Essex Air Ambulance

2:54pm Monday 14th April 2014

Ambulance crews and the Essex Air Ambulance are at the scene of serious crash in Althorne.

Man raises money for hospice trekking through Burma

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Michael Potts is preparing for his charity trek

1:30pm Monday 14th April 2014

A man is trekking through jungle on the other side of the world to raise money for the hospice that looked after his partner’s stepfather in his dying days.

Cannon may be restored to sea wall

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Alex Jennings with his own cannon that he has restored

10:30am Monday 14th April 2014

A TWO hundred year old cannon may be restored after a Burnham man expressed concerns over it’s state.

Benefit shake-up sees 400 face court action

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Time for Wirral charities to stake a claim for Gannett Foundation cash

8:59am Monday 14th April 2014

More than 400 people were summonsed to court over unpaid council tax following new benefits reforms.

Update: One man has died in serious accident

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

5:35pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A serious road accident has caused Essex Regiment Way to be closed.

New town councillor looks set to be co-opted after no by-election is called

4:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A new town councillor looks likely to be co-opted.

Mum left bereft after favourite picture stolen from house

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The stolen picture had been a Christmas present from Mrs Curwood's son

10:30am Sunday 13th April 2014

A mum has been left confused and bereft after a bizarre house burglary.

Prom visitors will park elsewhere, claim friends group

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Prom visitors will park elsewhere, claim friends group

4:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Increased parking charges at one of the district’s busiest tourist attractions could lead to congestion in residential streets, it has been claimed.

St Peter's Hospital recognised at awards evening

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Jeanette Pratt with John Willis, chairman of Provide

1:30pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Two Provide services at St Peter’s Hospital have come first and second for customer recognition in Essex.

Councillors due to consider plans to restore fire-damaged marina

Maldon and Burnham Standard: A submitted picture of Blackwater Marina from the air

12:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Plans to revitalise a fire-ravaged marina are due to be considered by councillors.

Peter Rabbit is visiting Southminster library during Easter week

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Peter Rabbit is coming to visit Southminster library

10:30am Saturday 12th April 2014

Peter Rabbit is visiting Southminster Library during Easter week.

Passion play to hit South Woodham Ferrers streets

Maldon and Burnham Standard: CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Jesus was a brave and special man

9:30am Saturday 12th April 2014

A PLAY telling the religious story of Easter will take over South Woodham Ferrers town centre on Good Friday and the following day.

Villagers plea to developers: 'Hands off the Dengie Hundred!'

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Concerned resident Richard Saward by the area which Gladman Developments want to build on

9:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Hands off the Dengie hundred!

More than 500 comments made during latest LDP consultation

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Council representatives pictured when the draft LDP process began

4:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

More than 500 comments were made about plans that will shape future development in the Maldon district.

Police helicopter scrambled to search for missing Latchingdon girl

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The Essex Police helicopter cost over £1million to run last year

12:55pm Friday 11th April 2014

The police helicopter was scrambled to search for a missing 11-year-old girl in Latchingdon.

Armed police arrest wanted Maldon man

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

12:34pm Friday 11th April 2014

Armed police swooped on a Maldon street at night to arrest a wanted man.

Villagers raise £30,000 to buy community shop - but there's still £30,000 to go

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Brian Main and Robin Smith outside the village shop

12:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Villagers are coming out in force to buy their village shop.

Watchdog takes action against Tolleshunt Major care home

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Watchdog takes action against Tolleshunt Major care home

9:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A watchdog has taken enforcement action against a village care home.

Health warning for parents in Essex

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Publih Health England launches initiative

7:30pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A WARNING has been issued as Scarlet Fever cases reach their highest levels since 1989. 

Council told: Do more to protect people from air pollution

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Hazy - Essex Way looking towards Benfleet and Canvey

7:12pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Local authorities need to do more to protect people from harmful air pollution, health officials have said after new estimates suggest that thousands die every year as a result of poor air quality.

Do you know where Simon is?

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Do you know where Simon Loveridge is?

4:12pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Do you know where Simon Loveridge is?

Campaign group welcome "very reasonable" parking proposals but shoppers face 10% rise on some tariffs

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Campaign group welcome "very reasonable" parking proposals but shoppers face 10% rise on some tariffs

4:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Campaigners have welcomed a raft of proposed new car parking measures, despite shoppers facing charges between 10p and 60p more on certain tariffs.

£42,000 grant given to young adult carers

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Paris Wynter, 18-year-old young adult carer

1:30pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Thousands of pounds has been given to a charity supporting Essex young adult carers.

UPDATED: Eight year old boy hit by lorry

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Lifesavers - Essex Air Ambulance

1:13pm Thursday 10th April 2014

An eight-year-old boy has suffered injuries to his lower leg after it is believed he was hit by a lorry.

Danniella Westbrook to star in Terry's film set in the Maldon district

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Tattooist Terry Coker is directing a film set in the Maldon district

12:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A tattooist turned film-maker has attracted TV stars to appear in his new Maldon-based movie.

Police release CCTV images of 23 people they believe could help with Castle Park murder investigation

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Police release CCTV images of 23 people they believe could help with Castle Park murder investigation

10:52am Thursday 10th April 2014

POLICE have released CCTV images of 23 people they believe could help with their investigation into the Castle Park murder.

'Disappointing' inspection outcome for primary school

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Disappointing outcome for St Mary's primary school

10:30am Thursday 10th April 2014

A primary school has been told it needs to improve for the second time, by Ofsted.

Inspirational Lockey is coming home to Burnham after beating cancer twice

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Laughlin Whiteley, centre, with his brother Gus, his mum Andrea Poyser and his dad John Whiteley

9:09am Thursday 10th April 2014

A schoolboy who has beaten cancer twice is coming home from hospital.

Work to finally start on multi-million pound Sadd's Wharf development

Maldon and Burnham Standard: An artist's impression of how the development will look (by RAL Architects)

9:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

Work to build on a multi-million pound riverside development has been pushed forward after an appeal to extend the time limit was rejected.

79-year-old in a 'distressed state' rescued from River Crouch

Maldon and Burnham Standard: South Woodham Ferrers coastguard and the air ambulance were among those at the scene

1:30pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A 79-year-old who fell into the River Crouch struggled in the water for an hour before a passer-by rescued him.

Villagers' new plan to save pub from development

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The Compasses pub closed down this week

12:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Villagers are battling to save their pub from development.

Woman speaks of pride after older sister runs Brighton marathon

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Michaela supporting big sister Rhiannon during the race

10:30am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A woman in remission from leukaemia said watching her sister run a marathon for leukaemia research was ‘inspiring’.

'New Burnham ambulance should be for locals' says MP

Maldon and Burnham Standard: RESPONSE DEBATE: How long should patients in non life-threatening emergencies wait for an ambulance?

9:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A new full-time ambulance in Burnham should be purely for those living in the district, said Maldon’s MP.

Schools prepare to serve free meals to infants

Maldon and Burnham Standard: New legislation announced by the Liberal Democrats means all under-eights will get a free school meal, from September 2014

5:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

By law, all state-funded schools in England will have to offer a free lunch to all pupils in reception, year 1 and year 2 from September.

Mums raise hundreds of pounds for autism

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Heybridge Pre-School took part in Silly Sock day to raise money for Autism Anglia

3:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Two mums raised nearly £1,000 for an autism charity by organising a silly sock day last Friday.

Conservation group celebrates as timber yard housing plans are turned down

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Villagers are pleased with the decision for homes in Heybridge Basin

12:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A village conservation group are celebrating after plans to demolish a former timber yard and build houses was rejected.







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