First it's parish council... then Downing Street for James, 18

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A TEENAGER who hopes to become Prime Minister has become a council’s youngest member at the age of 18.

Townfield Street car park to reopen on Monday

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:20pm Friday 19th September 2014

The multi-storey has been closed since mid-July for essential maintenance work, including new protective paint to its walls and ceilings, new bay markings and stairwell decoration.

House clean up prompts fire fears

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

FEARS an eyesore building could be a major fire risk have been raised after volunteers discovered a mountain of flammable rubbish inside.

Ready to act on £10mil Jaywick revamp

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6:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE masterplan for a £10million scheme to revive Jaywick should be ready by the end of the year after decades of “hollow promises”.

Bike thieves stop heart attack sufferer's charity bike ride

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A heart attack sufferer who was organising a charity bike ride to thank those who saved his life has been left crushed after his bicycle was stolen.

Chelmsford College receives a boost

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Chelmsford College given green travel award

5:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

CHELMSFORD College has been praised in a special report by the national Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.

Beach cleaners need more numbers

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

VOLUNTEERS are needed for an annual beach clean in Harwich and Dovercourt.

Take the plunge with Red Cross abseil

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

DAREDEVILS can take the plunge by abseiling down an 86ft tower for charity.

Protesters march through streets against plans for 350 homes and new school

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

More than 200 protesters marched against plans for 350 houses and a new school building.

Tributes paid to generous community champion after cancer death aged just 49

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Tributes have been paid to a kind and generous community champion who has died from cancer aged just 49.

Man arrested on suspicion of drugs offences at Braintree park

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Braintree: Schoolboy hit on head with hammer

2:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences following a police search.

Teenagers plan to be in hood voice for festival

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

YOUNGSTERS are hoping to prove not all people who wear a hoody are trouble at their fourth annual festival.

Beachgoers save injured seal pup's life

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A FAMILY saved a baby seal’s life after finding it badly injured and bleeding on the beach in Frinton.

Decision is due on Braiswick

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A DECISION on plans for another primary school in north Colchester is due to be made by Essex County Council next Friday.

I was beaten up by thugs ...but it’s taken 12 days for police to speak to me

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

1:46pm Friday 19th September 2014

A MAN who was attacked by three thugs says he feels let down it has taken 12 days for officers to take his statement.

Here's how new £5m school will look

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

1:06pm Friday 19th September 2014

THIS is the first glimpse of what a £5million primary school in north Colchester will look like.

Am-dram production of Jesus Christ Superstar set for Chelmsford

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Jesus Christ Superstar

1:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

CHELMSFORD Amatuer Operatic and Dramatic Society is heading to the Civic Theatre with hit musical Jesus Christ Superstar.

Mount Snowdon fundraiser will mark firm's anniversary

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:22pm Friday 19th September 2014

STAFF at a north Essex firm will mark its tenth anniversary by climbing Mount Snowdon.

Crunch meeting may decide Slack Space's future

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Colchester Council reveals Plan B for old police station

12:19pm Friday 19th September 2014

COMMUNITY art group Slack Space continues to face an uncertain future because of money troubles.

Musicians to rock Wethersfield this weekend

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Didcot Sings

12:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Musicians will be rocking Wethersfield for the first Wethersfield Music Festival this Sunday.

Weeds on pathways need to be cut, says councillor

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

VITAL footpaths are now unusable for mothers with pushchairs because of cuts to cuts, it has been claimed.

Brave Beth to step up for charity head shave

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A PLUCKY woman is set to have her hair shaved off for a good cause.

Chelmsford man dies in motorbike crash

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

11:39am Friday 19th September 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST in his 70s died after he was involved in a crash with a van.

Still time to nominate for Braintree District Sports Awards

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

11:00am Friday 19th September 2014

There is still time to make your nominations for the Active Braintree District Sports Awards.

Friday update: Thai police say investigation into murder of Hannah Witheridge is proving "quite difficult"

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:51am Friday 19th September 2014

Police in Thailand have admitted the investigation into the brutal murders of two British tourists is proving "quite difficult" as they revealed they do not know how many people were involved in the killings.

Witham needs to go back to 1970s plan to thrive, says retired architect

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:30am Friday 19th September 2014

A retired architect believes Witham town centre’s future lies in plans drawn up 40 years ago.

Hospital hopes new university degree will help solve nursing shortage

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:21am Friday 19th September 2014

A new on-the-job nursing degree could help to reduce Colchester General Hospital’s recruitment woes.

Heritage weekend success

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:10am Friday 19th September 2014

RECORD numbers descended on Harwich's historical buildings for a special open weekend which included a First World War themed cinema day and actors in period costumes.

Teenager arrested after a man is stabbed in the chest

Maldon and Burnham Standard: A man died after he was assaulted at a party being held at his partner's house, police said

10:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A KNIFE victim was rushed to hospital after being stabbed in Clacton.

Tributes paid to Coggeshall builder and funeral director

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A well known builder and funeral director will be remembered as a kind and generous man.

Justine's tribute show is simply the best

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A TRIBUTE act to rock ‘n’ roll royalty is in Clacton this week.

Colchester Leisure World revamp hailed following big boost in visitor numbers

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:37am Friday 19th September 2014

COLCHESTER Leisure World has seen visitor numbers increase by about 140,000 in two years and is close to breaking even for the first time.

Tickets sell fast for Military Wives concert at Mercury Theatre

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:26am Friday 19th September 2014

TICKETS for a “homecoming” performance by the Colchester Military Wives Choir sold out within three days.

UPDATED: Injured woman cut free from vehicle after Brightlingsea road crash

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

8:23am Friday 19th September 2014

A person has been cut free from their vehicle after a traffic collision in Brightlingsea this morning.

UPDATED FRIDAY 2.45PM: Police carrying out forensic investigation after armed attack in Colchester town centre

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:40am Friday 19th September 2014

NINE people were arrested after reports of armed gangs fighting in a block of flats in Colchester.

In today's Standard

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:30am Friday 19th September 2014

A Harvard professor is to tell Harwich how to brand the town, a hotel is up for grabs for just £1,000, an inquest reveals live wires were left "dangerous and precarious", and fears are raised rubbish dumped at an eyesore building could be a fire risk.

Former MP Carswell defends expenses rise

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Douglas Carswell: Campaign deserves support

7:30am Friday 19th September 2014

FORMER Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has defended a hike in his expenses claims after taking on more staff.

Walk-in clinic set to close?

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

CONCERNS have been raised over proposals to close the walk-in medical centre at Sainsbury’s supermarket in Springfield.

Scouts to get new garage after plans given green light

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

6:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A SCOUT club is set to get a new garage after plans were given the green light.

Train delays after police called to Witham station

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

5:46pm Thursday 18th September 2014

TRAINS have been delayed in the Witham area while police search for a vulnerable person.

Motorcyclist, in his 70s, has died after a crash with a van in Steeple Bumpstead

Maldon and Burnham Standard: A361 closed at Sampford Peverell

5:09pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A motorcyclist aged in his 70s has died after he was involved in a crash with a van.

Anger over loss of the number 3 bus

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

RESIDENTS have launched a campaign for the reinstatement of a bus service, claiming they’ve been left stranded.

Ivory Peg listed in CAMRA Good Beer Guide

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE Ivory Peg pub in New London Road, Chelmsford, has been listed in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2015.

Global coffee shop chain could take over Braintree bar The Lounge

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A global coffee shop chain could replace a Braintree bar by next year.

The journey to safety

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A BONFIRE burnt in the street outside Ernest Simon’s home on Kristellnacht – the night Nazis destroyed synagogues, smashed Jewish shops and torched prayer books.

Train delays at Witham station after police incident

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:49pm Thursday 18th September 2014

There are train delays between Colchester and London Liverpool street after an incident involving the emergency services at Witham station.

Crime commissioner visits Helping Hands charity to lend support

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Essex Police and Crime Commissioner Nick Alston

4:39pm Thursday 18th September 2014

POLICE and Crime Commissioner Nick Alston lent his support to a charity which provides a vital lifeline for alcoholics who have become homeless.

Warning after shed burglaries

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

4:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

ADVICE has been issued to homeowners after a spate of shed and garage burglaries in the Harwich and Dovercourt area.

Broken CCTV cameras could be restored

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:34pm Thursday 18th September 2014

COLCHESTER’S broken-down out-of-town CCTV cameras could be fixed and hooked up to the main town centre network if a crime prevention group agrees to fund the work.

Vote for St Helena cash

Maldon and Burnham Standard: St Helena Hospice has launched the first therapeutic day centre in the country for young adults

3:26pm Thursday 18th September 2014

ST Helena Hospice is appealing for help to win a £3,000 grant from Lloyds bank.






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