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Detective sacked for accessing police data for personal use

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Essex Police Headquarters in Chelmsford

6:11pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A DETECTIVE who used sensitive police data for “a personal matter” has been sacked.

Further fire strikes pencilled in for three days in May

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

5:12pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Firefighters in Essex will strike for three days in May as part of an ongoing row over pensions.

Was my great gran the inspiration behind Roald Dahl's character, Matilda?

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Kayleigh Vinn and her daughter Matilda

5:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Did a bakery shop assistant inspire a renowned children's author to create one of his most famous characters?

Morrisons plans to open M Local in Maldon this summer

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The new Morrisons M local in Shirley High Street.

3:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A convenience store is due to open this summer.

Woman found in Maldon ditch with severe abdominal injuries

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Lifesavers - Essex Air Ambulance

11:59am Thursday 24th April 2014

The air ambulance was scrambled after a woman was found with severe abdominal injuries in Maldon yesterday.

VIDEO: Whoop whoop! Is this da sound of Essex Police?

Maldon and Burnham Standard: VIDEO: Whoop whoop! Is this da sound of Essex Police?

11:40am Thursday 24th April 2014

Video of cop car apparently blaring out hip hop tune in Chelmsford becomes YouTube smash

16-year-old boy charged with assaulting Maldon teenager

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

11:20am Thursday 24th April 2014

A student will appear in court after he was charged with assaulting a Maldon teenager.

Success for amateur boxers at first competitive show

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Opening skills bout, Teddy Anderson, 10, Mayland (blue) V J Crabb, Southen (red)

10:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

A boxing club founded to tackle anti-social behaviour in Mayland raised thousands of pounds at it’s first competitive show.

'We don't want a Dale Farm in the Dengie'

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The driveway in Grange Road, Tillingham, which raised concerns

9:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

Villagers have raised concerns that travellers could set up “another Dale Farm” in Tillingham if they go unchecked.

Chelmsford City Council blasts Maldon's plans for homes

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The Save Maldon Action Group has also launched a petition

9:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

Plans for 2,610 homes in Maldon have come under fire from Chelmsford City Council.

Vintage films from Maldon district released by British Pathe

Maldon and Burnham Standard: A Salty Business (1968)

8:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

Newsreel archive British Pathé has uploaded its entire collection of 85,000 historic films, in high resolution, to its YouTube channel.

Canine Partners holds bluebell walk at Langford beauty spot

Maldon and Burnham Standard: A Canine Partners dog enjoys the bluebells

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Enjoy the bluebells at Langford Grove and help a charity train dogs to help disabled people.

Marine police rescue yacht crew in Blackwater Estuary

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The rescued yacht

4:27pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Marine police helped rescue sailors whose boat lost power in the Blackwater Estuary.

225 guns seized as cops cancel licences

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Chief Constable of Essex Police Stephen Kavanagh

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HUNDREDS of firearms have been seized after a review of gun licences in Essex.

Bushtucker comes to Burnham for one day only

Maldon and Burnham 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.

It's a buzzy time of year for beekeepers

Maldon and Burnham 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.

Police failed too many victims of abuse...we had to change

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Chief Constable Stephen Cavanagh

12:56pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

I WALKED into a door. I was playing netball and a ball hit me in the face. She hit me first and I was just protecting myself. He didn’t mean to do it and he said he is sorry.

Maldon's most haunted

Maldon and Burnham 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.

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

Maldon and Burnham 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.

Student paramedics safe for calls says standards chief

Maldon and Burnham 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.

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

Maldon and Burnham 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.

Danbury post office could move and open longer

Maldon and Burnham 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.

School pupils given sculpture masterclass after winning countywide recycling competition

Maldon and Burnham 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.

Man charged with museum thefts

Maldon and Burnham 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.

Take a peek at other people's gardens for charity

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Ulting Wick

5:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

Gardens will be open to raise money for charity.

Pay rise agreed for council boss

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Maldon District Council chief executive Fiona Marshall is backing an overhaul of senior management

3:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

A council boss is due to get a one per cent pay rise.

Boats brave windy weather for charity race at Tollesbury

Maldon and Burnham Standard: "Neva" on the left with "Papa Stour" racing at Tollesbury. Picture by Kevin Barber

2:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

Sailors took to the water to raise money for the national lifeboat charity, the RNLI.

Historic Beeleigh Abbey in Maldon opens its gardens to the public for new season

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Beeleigh Abbey Gardens Open Day

12:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

Beeleigh Abbey gardens in Maldon are reopening for the new season.

Young adult carers get to cook with Jamie's apprentices

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Young adult carers after completing the day at Fifteen

10:30am Monday 21st April 2014

Young adult carers in Maldon could get a second ‘pukka’ opportunity to cook at Jamie Oliver’s famous ‘Fifteen’ restaurant in London.

Councillors recommend 10% hike in parking fees

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

9:00am Monday 21st April 2014

A ten per cent hike in parking charges in four Maldon car parks could be given the go ahead next month.

Drama group brings comedy version of Dick Barton to the stage

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Youth Theatre

5:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

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

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.

Classic cars converge at Langford museum

4:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

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

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

Maldon and Burnham 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.

Campaigners criticise council plans to lobby for new nuclear power station

Maldon and Burnham 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.

Mum distraught over missing dog

Maldon and Burnham 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.

Runners from across the world come to Maldon for challenge

Maldon and Burnham 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

Maldon and Burnham 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.

Noise concerns scupper rubbish depot opening time changes

Maldon and Burnham 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.

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

Maldon and Burnham 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'

Maldon and Burnham 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.

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

Maldon and Burnham 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.

Restoration Man show comes to Great Braxted

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The Old School House

5:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

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

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

Maldon and Burnham 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?

Thieves continue to target parking meters

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Thieves are targeting parking meters

1:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

Thieves are continuing to target parking meters.

Family dog left fighting for its life after adder bite

Maldon and Burnham 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.

Royal Navy vessel to visit Burnham

Maldon and Burnham Standard: HMS Blazer is heading for Burnham

11:59am Friday 18th April 2014

A Royal Navy vessel will be docking in Burnham.

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