Fantastic floral display coming to Coggeshall

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Flower Festival - Bridlington Old Town Summer Festival 2013

7:30pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Horticulturists are going to be in their element this weekend with a fantastic floral display.

Overturned lorry causing long delays on the A12

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Police were called to a crash near Holme Lacy.

6:35pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A LORRY has overturned and shed its load on the A12.

Watch stunts on horseback at Hedingham Castle

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The Knights of Middle England are performing at Hedingham Castle for the first time.

New report slams hopes for 24/7 maternity unit

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Maternity unit closure: 'My choice has been taken away'

6:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

BIRTHS at Harwich's Maternity Unit have rocketed in the same week a new report claims fully reopening the round-the-clock centre would be “unviable”.

Celebrate crafting excellence

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Celebrate 30 years of crafting excellence at a two day show.

Elsie celebrates her 100th birthday

6:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A TOWN stalwart has celebrated her 100th birthday.

Housing plan in Halstead step closer to reality

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Public outcry over plans for new housing estate on outskirts of Halstead

5:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Developers are expected to press ahead with controversial plans for 300 homes after passing the first hurdle.

Free money advice available for hard-up

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

4:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

FAMILIES in Manningtree who are struggling with rising debt can get free help and advice.

Residents reminded about alterations to Bank Holiday waste collections

4:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

COUNCIL bosses are reminding Tendring residents their refuse and recycling will be collected a day later than normal next week following the August bank holiday.

Popular McLean exhibition extended for two months

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Colchester Film Festival review

3:50pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A FIRSTSITE exhibition has been so popular it is being extended for more than two months.

Roman feast found under Colchester store

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:49pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Archaeologists have found evidence of food bought by Romans before they were massacred by Boadicea's armies.

Day youngsters went wild at Beth Chatto Gardens

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:37pm Friday 22nd August 2014

nature when Elmstead Market’s Beth Chatto Gardens hosted a two-day wildlife fair.

I learned language of success

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:36pm Friday 22nd August 2014

SCHOOLBOY, who could not speak any English when he arrived in the country at the age of 11, has passed 13 GCSEs – including one A* and four As.

Nursery celebrates outstanding report

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:21pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Staff and children at a nursery are celebrating after being rated outstanding by inspectors.

Senior care home worker stole £1,750 from vulnerable resident

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Colchester Magistrates' Court

3:34pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The deputy manager of a care home who stole £1,750 from a vulnerable resident has avoided jail.

'I will install cameras if drivers keep running over ducklings'

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A teacher is threatening to install cameras on a busy road if drivers continue to run over ducklings.

Weird and wonderful animals coming to Braintree District Museum

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Get up close and personal with lots of weird and wonderful animals.

Mums invited to meetings aimed at improving maternity services

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Patients face longer waits at Colchester General Hospital following cancer scandal

2:50pm Friday 22nd August 2014

NEW and parents-to-be are invited to three public meetings about the future of maternity services in north Essex.

Super six charities benefit from Mayor Colin's year in office

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Mayor to host charity quiz night

2:47pm Friday 22nd August 2014

SIX charities are benefiting from a share of £24,000 raised through a series of fundraising events organised by Colchester’s last Mayor.

Eight treated by paramedics after Boxted crash

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

2:46pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Eight people were treated for injuries after a four-vehicle crash in Colchester.

Pint Please! Students set to serve up beer they created

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:30pm Friday 22nd August 2014

STUDENTS from Anglia Ruskin, including Giulia Pilleri, will be at the Ale House in Chelmsford next Thursday (28th) to serve the ale they created called Pint Please.

Celebrity Big Brother viewers urged to back Gogglebox George

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Linda and Peter McGarry star on Gogglebox with Linda's son George Gilbey

2:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

REALITY TV star George Gilbey has traded his Gogglebox sofa for the famous Diary Room chair of the Big Brother house George joined 13 other housemates in Celebrity Big Brother which returned to TV screens this week.

Rugby club opens doors for family fun

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

2:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A RUGBY club is hosting a fun day for the whole family this Sunday.

Police want to question man about assaults

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:11pm Friday 22nd August 2014

POLICE want to question a man known to have lived in Harwich about assaults in Colchester and London earlier this month.

Charity dartathon on Sunday

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A Pub is hoping its charity dartathon will be on target to be a massive success.

GCSE glee as Manningtree High post record results

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

STUDENTS and staff are celebrating after record breaking set of GCSE results.

Springfield NHS walk-in centre may relocate to Broomfield

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Still time to nominate Worcestershire NHS staff for award

12:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Health commissioners are planning to close the walk-in centre at Sainsbury’s, Springfield, and move services to Broomfield Hospital.

Clacton Air Show set for second day

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

CROWS are set to pack onto Clacton seafront to watch the second day of the town’s 23rd air show.

Party time for sick children at Hylands

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

CHILDREN with life limiting illnesses joined their family and friends for an “epic” party at Hylands House.

Inflatable fun at the football club draws crowds

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

HUNDREDS of kids took over a soccer field for a day of inflatable frolics.

Fire crews called to blaze at tyre centre

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

9:57am Friday 22nd August 2014

FIVE fire crews were called to a blaze at a tyre and MOT centre at an industrial estate in Clacton.

Unemployment in Braintree hits its lowest for 11 years

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Braintree employment opportunities are flourishing, says Jobcentre boss

9:50am Friday 22nd August 2014

The number of jobseekers claiming benefits is at its lowest for nearly 11 years.

Frating crash causing long delays

Maldon and Burnham Standard: A361 closed at Sampford Peverell

9:31am Friday 22nd August 2014

A CAR crash close to Frating is causing long delays for motorists.

Pensioner builds steel and concrete barrier to protect home from speeding cars

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

A despairing pensioner who fears he will be killed by speeding cars crashing into his house has built a concrete-enforced steel barrier in his garden.

Supermarket giant confirms it plans the ninth Tesco for our town

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:57am Friday 22nd August 2014

TESCO is set to open a ninth store in Colchester, it has been confirmed Four shops in Cotman Road, Prettygate, are being turned into one unit.

'We'll rename Halstead to boost trade and tourism'

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

A group dedicated to improving the town centre is intending to officially rebrand Halstead as a “floral town” to boost business and tourism.

Brave Tom is exam champ

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:25am Friday 22nd August 2014

WHILE Tom Brown was going through four months of radiotherapy, the last thing on his mind was his illness.

In today's Standard

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

Rail users brand ticket price hikes as "disgusting", major concerns over a £45million leisure and housing development are raised, and residents lambaste Harwich MP over streetlight switch-ff.

Dancers gearing up for TV semi-final

7:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

DANCERS from Clacton are gearing up to complete in the live semi-finals of a top television show.

Football club won't be affected by company administration

Maldon and Burnham Standard: BREAKING: Mark Hawkes appointed as Clarets boss

7:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

THE new chairman at Chelmsford City FC has said the club will not be affected by the recent administration of exchairman Mansell Wallace’s business.

Two fun days for children

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Greenfields is holding two fun events for little ones.

New £135k play area opened on Clacton seafront

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A NEW £135,000 children’s play area has opened on Clacton seafront.

Raise money for charity with a duck race

Maldon and Burnham Standard: 10,000 ducks are expected to sail down the River Tone.

5:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Go quackers for charity with a duck race.

Man with mullet wanted in connection with Danbury burglary

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:46pm Thursday 21st August 2014

POLICE officers investigating a burglary on Peartree Lane in Danbury last month have issued CCTV images of three men, one with what looks like a mullet hairstyle, that they hope to identify.

Improvements pledged for Colchester's St Botolph's roundabout

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:45pm Thursday 21st August 2014

PLANS are in the pipeline to improve safety at an accident hotspot in Colchester town centre.

New Rickstones Academy "addressing anomalies" in GCSE results

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:49pm Thursday 21st August 2014

The head of a Witham Academy has said the school is trying to “address anomalies” in some of their GCSE results released today.

Flat owners win leaky roof battle

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:41pm Thursday 21st August 2014

ABOUT 150 flat owners have been spared £1,200 bills after a developer agreed to repair leaky apartment block roofs.

Crowds watch Lancasters fly over Colchester for the last time

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:35pm Thursday 21st August 2014

NEARLY 100 sightseers gathered at a war memorial to watch the last pair of airworthy Lancaster bombers fly over Colchester for the final time.

Popular Bob set to give up grocery delivering after 40 years

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:30pm Thursday 21st August 2014

BOB Smith will certainly be missed across Colchester when he hangs up his delivery lorry keys for the last time.

CCTV image released of suspected bike thief

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:37pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A CCTV image has been released after a man stole a bike from an elderly pensioner.

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