Hospital revamp to slash waiting times

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Colchester General Hospital

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A REVAMP of Colchester General Hospital’s outpatients department is set to reduce patient waiting times.

All shook up for Elvis night at the Maybush

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A VILLAGE pub will be transformed into Heartbreak Hotel for one night only.

New changing facilities for challenged swimmers opened

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:01pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

RIVERSIDE Ice and Leisure Centre changing facilities for swimmers with physical impairments have been renovated.

Section of M25 closed tonight for repair work following lorry crash

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

As a result of an incident on the M25 in Essex this morning, the road will be closed tonight to repair the damage.

Mum's plea to council after son slashes hand on broken seesaw

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A mum-of-three is urging a council to fix a children’s play area in Braintree after her son slashed his hand on broken equipment.

Ambulance chiefs need 999-user feedback to boost service

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

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AMBULANCE bosses are seeking the views and experiences of people who have used their 999 services to help make improvements.

Scoring for charity

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FOOTBALLERS netted more than £1,000 for charity by playing in a special fundraising tournament.

Marks Hall Country show returns

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Marks Hall  – the former mansion is now a garden and arboretum

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Marks Hall Garden and Country show returns for another year.

Seperate car accidents send two people to hospital

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:55pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SEPERATE traffic accidents sent two people to hospital on Saturday, July 19.

RSPCA appeal after backwater birds are shot dead

Maldon and Burnham Standard: RSPCA OPEN DAY

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after three birds were found dead with suspected shot wounds on the Walton Backwaters.

Tendring crowns young musician of the year

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A YOUNG singer has scooped the prestigious title of Tendring’s Young Musician of the Year.

Police flood estate after woman discovers burglar

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

12:53pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

POLICE swarmed an estate after a woman caught a burglar trying to steal her television.

I’ll drive 8,000 miles on a tractor for Tom

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A FORMER policeman will drive 8,000 miles on a tractor to raise money in memory of a former Colchester schoolboy.

Braintree paralympian reunited with swimming coach

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A GOLD medal-winning paralympian from Braintree has been reunited with his childhood swimming coach.

Train operator launches summer ticket campaign

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

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TRAIN operator Greater Anglia has launched a new campaign designed to give families a day out in London.

Escaping to the country isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

POWER cuts, flooding and broadband are just some of the things Tendring’s most rural residents continually battle with.

'Make the Hythe one ward to see business benefit', says group

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Businesses must lead Hythe regeneration

11:25am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A BUSINESS group has urged the people behind an electoral change in Colchester to make the Hythe one single ward.

A HOUSE has been evacuated after a 20ft tree fell onto it.

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:45am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A HOUSE has been evacuated after a 20ft tree fell onto it.

Police appeal for information over Great Dunmow burglary

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Police seek witnesses to Barnt Green burglary

10:41am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Police are appealing for information about a burglary which took place in New Street, Dunmow, between midnight and 7.30am on Monday, July 21.

Frinton headteacher set to retire

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Frinton school told to improve by watchdog

10:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A FRINTON headteacher is set to retire and will leave the school at Christmas.

Author inspires student with school visit

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AN award-winning author inspired students to get into writing with a lively talk.

Doctor charged with molesting boys worked at Colchester clinics

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:37am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A DOCTOR charged with molesting young boys worked at hospital clinics in Colchester.

UPDATED: Murder to be featured on BBC Crimewatch tonight

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Illegal resident held in Swindon wedding scam fear

9:23am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE murder of Nahid Al-Manea is due to feature on BBC Crimewatch tonight.

TV's Mary-Ann Ochota 'Walks Country Mile' in Chelmsford

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:18pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TV anthropologist and broadcaster Mary-Ann Ochota joined walkers at the Chatham Green Project in Chelmsford to “Walk a Country Mile” in aid of The Prince’s Countryside Fund.

Ipswich Town visit as Braintree Town honour one of their greats

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Quinton positive over comeback from knee surgery

8:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Braintree Town will honour one of their greatest ever servants tonight as the Iron continue their pre-season campaign with a game against Ipswich Town.

New group’s bid to inject life into town

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A NEW association is set to drive Manningtree forward in a bid to improve the town’s business prospects.

School arrives at the leading edge

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Tendring Technology College hailed outstanding by Ofsted

7:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A TENDRING school has been handed the prestigious “leading edge” status.

Woman dies on Chelmsford train

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:51pm Monday 21st July 2014

The air ambulance and other emergency services were called to Chelmsford station at about 1.30pm, after the 12pm Norwich to Liverpool Street service was forced to stop.

Jobs to be lost as a result of loss of crossing

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

6:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE axing of a historic ferry route has resulted in a logistics company being forced to cut a number of jobs.

Town's bid for flower power gold

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

FRINTON is hoping flower power will see the town go for gold for the sixth year running at the Anglia in Bloom awards.

Man jailed for four years for Essex pub knifepoint burglary

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:52pm Monday 21st July 2014

A man was jailed for four years today after admitting three armed offences.

Lightning strike destroys young family's home

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A family have been left homeless after a lightning strike set their bungalow on fire.

Shotguns still not found months after theft

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

5:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

Five stolen shotguns have still not been recovered more than five months after they were taken in a burglary.

Eight-page Colchester Race for Life picture special in Tuesday's Gazette

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:30pm Monday 21st July 2014

Women ran, jogged and walked through Castle Park as they joined together in a bid to beat cancer.

We’re driving the stars in Glasgow

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:30pm Monday 21st July 2014

FORGET chugging along in congested Colchester!

No plans for high speed rail project

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE Government has no plans to extend a high speed rail project to Essex, a minister has confirmed.

Parking permit plan hailed as reason for High Street success

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Harwich holds the key to ‘unlocking’ district’s potential

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A FREE parking permit scheme is a major factor to the success of Tendring’s high streets according to council bosses.

Sir Bob Russell says Colchester Council planners are 'inflexible and rigid' amid claims they are holding back on £6million veterans project

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Sir Bob Russell

3:43pm Monday 21st July 2014

£6MILLION project in Colchester to help war veterans get back on their feet could have been ruined by Colchester Council, the town’s MP has claimed.

Colchester soldier jailed for eight years for hiving arsenal of ammunition, guns and chemicals

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:27pm Monday 21st July 2014

A SOLDIER has been jailed for eight years after a collection of lethal weapons was discovered in the boot of his car.

Enjoy an "Whose Line is it Anyway"-style comedy night

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The Brindley is gearing up for the Halton’s Got Talent final which will feature a host of stars of the future demonstrating their skills.

3:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

Get ready for a great comedy performance in the style of Whose Line is it Anyway.

New figures reveal major concerns over nursing levels

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Colchester General Hospital

2:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

NOT enough nurses are working on many wards at Colchester General Hospital, new figures reveal.

Verdict awaited over homes plan

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

2:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A DECISION is set to be made on plans for 14 new homes in a village.

Stisted wins Best Kept Village competition

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

Residents in a picturesque village are celebrating after winning the top prize in this year’s Essex Best Kept Village competition.

MP amazed by studio school growth

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

STUDENTS in Clacton have been praised as their school continues to grow.

D-Day for solar farm application

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

12:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

D-DAY is looming for controversial plans for a solar farm near Wix.

Video: Your pics and video of the storms

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:49am Monday 21st July 2014

Impressive storms last weekend have led to some fantastic photos.

Police cuts not to blame for violent crimes in Colchester, says Home Secretary

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:18am Monday 21st July 2014

Financial pressures on Essex Police are not to blame for recent violent crimes in Colchester, the Home Secretary insists.

Pupils aim high with Apprentice-style session

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Essex University

10:00am Monday 21st July 2014

STUDENTS from across north Essex took part in an Apprentice-style challenge as they work towards their English GCSE qualification.

Pupils shine at their end-of-term show

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:00am Monday 21st July 2014

YOUNGSTERS put on their best performance for their school production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Silver End Memorial Garden pond "smells like sewage"

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:00am Monday 21st July 2014

BRAINTREE Council has agreed to address concerns raised about the condition of a pond in a Silver End park.






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