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Police appeal after car windows smashed

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

10:30am Saturday 20th September 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after all the front windows of a car were smashed.

Memory Lane: North Fambridge calendar girls back in 2005

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Retired snapper Derek Argent has shared this picture he took in 2005.

Community group: We'll need a park and ride in Maldon, not housing

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Plans for 131 new homes in Maldon look set to get the go ahead despite concerns that housing will take up land which could have been used for a park and ride.

Pupils celebrate after being invited to join Mensa

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Nine clever kids put their brainpower to the test and have been rewarded with an invitation to join Mensa.

Vegan athlete disappointed after having to pull out of Great North Run

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

1:30pm Friday 19th September 2014

A successful vegan athlete has spoken of her ‘crushing disappointment’ about withdrawing from the Great North Run due to lack of help at her animal sanctuary.

Resident pays his respects to soldiers fallen in the First World War

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A Burnham resident has paid his respect to those fallen in the First World War by taking part in a commemoration in London. 

Flats almost completely refurbished three months after devastating fire

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:30am Friday 19th September 2014

A block of flats devastated by fire are almost completely refurbished, three months after the blaze.

Sign up to a fundraising walk from Great Totham in memory of Tim

Maldon and Burnham Standard: What's on: Burnley Walking Festival, May 5 - 13

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Stretch your legs and blow away the cobwebs with a friendly, fundraising walk.

VIDEO: Burnham boat builder breaks world record with ocean row

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A Burnham boat builder is both exhausted and exhilarated after breaking a world record by rowing across the Indian Ocean.

Market could be heading to Maldon High Street

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Hopes are high that Maldon could soon have a “vibrant and lively” High Street market.

Macmillan Cancer Support coffee and cake morning in Burnham: All welcome

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:36pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Help raise cash for Macmillan Cancer Support by eating cake and drinking coffee. 

Police release CCTV images in a bid to trace suspected shoplifters

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:33pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Police would like to identify these four people in connection with the alleged theft of meat and wine from a Wickford store.

Fire crews free "disgruntled customer" after he glues hand to desk in south Essex

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:06pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Fire fighters and an ambulance attended the sticky crime scene yesterday.

Premature triplets excited to start primary school

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

1:30pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Triplets whose parents did not think they would survive the night when they were born, are fit, strong and starting school this week.

Residents pay their respect to the first Burnham soldier to be killed in the First World War on the 100th anniversary of his death

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A crowd of Burnham residents gathered together to commemorate 100 years since the death of the town’s first soldier to be killed in the First World War.

Pensioner waking up three times a night to stop oil spilling into river

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

A pensioner is getting up three times a night to stop oil spilling from a broken tank into the River Blackwater.

Government could take over major planning applications from council

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

Maldon District Council is on the brink of losing more than £1million and falling into special measures after struggling to process major planning applications within set time frames.

Residents welcome plans for new 22,000-panel solar farm in Burnham

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:01am Thursday 18th September 2014

Residents have a sunny outlook on plans for a 22,000-panel solar farm.

UPDATE: Van catches alight in South Woodham Ferrers

Maldon and Burnham Standard: ONGAR: Fire on school roof

8:51am Thursday 18th September 2014

A vehicle which caught alight in South Woodham Ferrers is now awaiting recovery. 

UPDATE: Woman aged 33 in life threatening condition after collision with lorry

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

11:49am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision which has left a woman in hospital with life threatening injuries.

Wednesday latest: British man questioned in relation to murder of Hannah Witheridge

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:15am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A British man has been questioned in relation to the murders of two Britons found dead in Thailand.

Actress helps promote Latchingdon rescue centre

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A rescue centre welcomed a famous face as it launched a campaign to change the image of Staffies.

Music teacher appeals for locals to donate musical instruments to give his pupils the chance to learn to play

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A music teacher, Daniel Ribbits, is appealing for you to donate your once loved, no longer played instruments to help give his pupils the opportunity to learn a new skill.

Frustrated phone user lashes out at Vodafone

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

1:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A frustrated phone user is lashing out at Vodafone after they went back on their word to her.

New market trial extended to run until March following initial success

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A market that was criticised before it even opened has had its trial period extended after a successful three month run.

Park and ride boosted by 300 additional parking spaces

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

11:09am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A popular park and ride facility has been boosted by an additional 300 spaces.

Maldon workshop set up to help businesses access funding for growth

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Community groups urged to apply for cash help

10:48am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Essex County Council is running ten free-of-charge roadshows across the county to help businesses access vital funding for business growth.

Tube driver trapped in loft after fall praises emergency services

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A tube driver trapped after a fall in his loft, has praised the emergency service response to his accident.

Plans in the pipeline for new Maldon coffee shop

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Carers coffee morning

9:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Plans are in the pipeline to turn a former shoe shop into a coffee shop.

UPDATE 2pm: Hannah Witheridge's family pay tribute to "beautiful, intelligent, loving young woman"

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:33am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE family of a murdered Essex University student have paid tribute to a "beautiful, intelligent, loving young woman".

It's not a dog's life for Essex Police hounds

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

5:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Police dogs in Essex receive better care than in other parts of the country, an investigation revealed.

VIDEO: Shocking footage of two police vehicles being rammed on motorways

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:29pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Detectives have released video footage of two police vehicles being rammed.

Pub beer festival to raise money for air ambulance

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Collapsed man flown to hospital

1:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A popular watering hole is holding a four day long beer festival to raise money for the air ambulance.

Family still in the dark about the cause of a fire which left them homeless after spreading from a shed nearby

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A family is still in the dark about the cause of a fire that left them homeless after destroying their roof.

First World War enthusiast takes football signed by primary school to Christmas truce site

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A First World War enthusiast has taken his children and a football signed by their primary school, to the site of the famous Christmas football match truce.

Concern that affordable rural homes will vanish under new Government proposals

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Today marks the start of the seventh National Apprenticeship Week.

9:33am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Local communities will suffer under Government plans that will reduce the amount of affordable housing in the countryside, England's largest rural network has warned.

Pirates invaded Heybridge Basin for a ship-shape fundraiser

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Pirates invaded Heybridge Basin for a ship-shape fundraiser.

23-year-old woman found murdered in Thailand is Essex University student Hannah Witheridge

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:13pm Monday 15th September 2014

A YOUNG woman murdered on a beach in Thailand has been named as Essex University student Hannah Witheridge.

Police appeal after middle aged bearded man exposes himself

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:07pm Monday 15th September 2014

Police are looking for help in identifying a man who indecently exposed himself.

Places for People to run leisure centres from October 1 after contracts officially signed

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Blackwater Leisure Centre

6:03pm Monday 15th September 2014

Sports enthusiasts can celebrate after contracts promising refurbishment and new facilities for the district’s leisure centres were officially signed.

Phones 4U closed its doors today after going into administration

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Conversations should be private

4:02pm Monday 15th September 2014

Phones 4u stores across north Essex closed their doors today after the company was forced into administration.

Intruders tracked after being disturbed breaking into car

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

1:30pm Monday 15th September 2014

Two intruders were tracked after a Maldon resident disturbed them while they were trying to break into his car.

Hundreds of pounds of damage caused to council sign

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

10:30am Monday 15th September 2014

Hundreds of pounds of damage was caused to a council sign overnight last Monday.

Man is fined after selling "cancer cure" which he made at home

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Thirty six officers at Essex County Council pocketed more than £100,000

9:24am Monday 15th September 2014

A man claiming to sell a cure for cancer has been fined £750 following an investigation by Essex Trading Standards.

Developers submit application in connection with plans for 80 new Burnham homes

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Today marks the start of the seventh National Apprenticeship Week.

5:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Developers have applied for outline planning permission for up to 80 new homes in Burnham.

Police advise shoppers to keep an eye on bags after spate of purse thefts

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

1:30pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Police are advising shoppers to keep an eye on their bags while they are shopping.

Digger worth thousands stolen from Woodham Walter

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:30am Sunday 14th September 2014

A digger worth £40,000 was stolen between midnight last Tuesday and 9am last Sunday .

Villagers voice concerns over 120 new homes

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Residents believe the arrival of 120 homes would “spoil” their village.

Children's hospices supported by family fun and dog day

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Layer Marney Tower.

9:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Children's hospices will be supported by a family fun day at the historic Layer Marney Tower.

Memory Lane: Burnham beach

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Reader Sheila Rickwood sent in this old snap.






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