Best-seller James Patterson gives Red Lion cash for revamp

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

1:13pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE best selling author in the world has awarded a Colchester bookshop £2,500 to give its children’s section a revamp.

Enjoy a night out on the town with new show

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Neil Angilley Trio

12:40pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Tickets are selling fast for the hilarious and outrageous Bouncers by John Godber, which is coming to Chelmsford Civic Theatre for a two night run.

Explore the world of perfume at talk

Maldon and Burnham Standard: We’re asking our readers to send in audition videos or audio files of them doing what they do best.

12:10pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

The next meeting of The Solar Society, the local adult education and learning group, is on Monday.

Young artists sought for Christmas card competition

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Are you the next David Bailey, Banksy or William Morris? Then apply for Leytonstone Arts Trail

12:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

An Italian restaurant is looking for a budding artist to create their company’s Christmas card.

Schools looking for lollipop people... just months after County Hall nearly scrapped the service

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Hazel Broadway during her time as a lollipop lady.

12:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

SCHOOLS in Chelmsford are looking for lollipop, less than a year after County Hall proposed scrapping the service.

Organisation hoping to purchase own building

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

12:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A YOUTH organisation has asked for support as it bids for cash to purchase its building.

Patrol bid to stop railway crossing misuse by risk-takers

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

EXTRA patrols are taking place at railway crossings in Essex this week.

Admire vintage farm machinery at annual show

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Step back in time and admire displays of vintage farm machinery.

Campaigning Tory's surprise over MP revelations

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

11:06am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE co-founder of a campaign to get more Tory women elected to Parliament has spoken of her surprise over revelations of one of the group's leading supporters.

Former Braintree postie left disabled in crash is helped to find work thanks to Essex charity

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A former postie who was disabled in a car crash hopes to return to the world of work, thanks to a charity’s support.

Rainbow group launched in Thorpe

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:14am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A NEW group has been launched in Thorpe to provide girlguiding activities for youngsters.

Supermarket staff excel at Birkett challenge

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

10:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

SUPERMARKET staff turned £50 into more than £1,000 as part of an annual charity challenge.

Huge play centre could bring 12 jobs

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A-STATE-of-the-art play centre looks set to open in north Colchester, with the creation of at least 12 jobs.

Failing schools merge in bid to boost performance

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

TWO failing Greenstead schools have merged in a bid to boost their performance.

Travellers leave Colchester United ground

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:58am Wednesday 1st October 2014

TRAVELLERS have left Colchester United's ground after 11 days and a court order.

Specialist officers dedicated to combating organised gang and gun violence have raided a house in Colchester.

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:29am Wednesday 1st October 2014

SPECIALIST officers dedicated to combating organised gang and gun violence have raided a house in Colchester.

Murder investigation launched after man found stabbed in Chelmsford flat

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:10am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A MURDER investigation has been launched after the body of a man was found in a property on Broomfield Road in Chelmsford this morning with stab wounds. A 29-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police praised for FOI response boost

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

9:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

ESSEX Police has been praised for improving its response to freedom of information requests.

"Drawing for the terrified" art class starting up

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Artist Georgie Roy is holding a new art class, “Drawing for the Terrified”.

£100,000 app to bring tourists to Colchester

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Colchester Castle

9:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

TOURISM bosses hope a smartphone app which cost up to £100,000 to develop could bring more visitors to Colchester.

Extra £300,000 to boost bus service

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Bus service changes planned

7:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

ESSEX County Council is spending an extra £300,000 on supported bus services this year despite cutting several routes.

Breath-taking cultural festival celebrates Chelmsford

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

CITY Diversions, the free international festival of outdoor arts, returned to Chelmsford last month with a stunning display of light and sound.

Residents urged to sign up for crime prevention advice sent straight to their phone

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Nick Alston has chosen Mr Whitehouse

6:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

RESIDENTS will be able to get crime prevention advice straight to their phone as part of a new scheme.

Controversial Prettygate Tesco set to go ahead after all as council realises it has no power to stop it

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Tesco has launched an investigation after revealing that its guidance on profits for the six months to August 23 was overstated by around  £250m.

6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

COLCHESTER Council has been forced into an embarrassing u-turn which means a controversial Tesco will go ahead.

Olympic volleyball star Rachel Laybourne starts new college course

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

OLYMPIC volleyball star Rachel Laybourne served up knowledge and skill as she helped to launch a new club.

Parish council gives cash to good causes

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

6:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A PARISH council has agreed to award grants to two vital services.

Playboy model to take ice bucket challenge in Colchester to raise money for cancer charity

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Macmillan Fundraising Day

6:12pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A PLAYBOY model will drop in on Colchester clubbers - to take an ice bucket challenge.

Man woken up by robbers demanding cash in Clacton

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

5:44pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A 67-YEAR-OLD man was threatened to hand over money during a burglary at his home in Clacton.

Toddlers set to take over Hylands this weekend

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:32pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

TODDERS from across the county are invited to join Iggle Piggle and pals in their first fundraising event for seriously ill children in Essex.

Plans to transform The Chapel into general store and coffee shop given green light

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Exciting plans to transform a landmark building into a coffee shop and general store have been given the go-ahead.

Multi-million-pound plans to regenerate maltings

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

AMBITIOUS plans to restore one of Tendring’s most at-risk historic buildings as part of a multi-million pound redevelopment have been given the green light.

Digger fire spreads to 500-tonne muck heap

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

4:50pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A blaze destroyed a digger and spread to a 500-tonne muck heap.

Traffic delays due to accident near Colchester General Hospital

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:35pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A road accident near Colchester General Hospital is causing delays this afternoon for drivers and bus passengers.

Penalty to paper for rugby shirt designing kids

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

RUGBY players swapped scrums and rucks for pens and paper to design their new shirt.

"No further action" following armed siege in Colchester

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:26pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MAN has been released without charge despite allegedly shooting at police during an armed stand-off in Colchester.

Folk singer performing in Great Notley

Maldon and Burnham Standard: We’re asking our readers to send in audition videos or audio files of them doing what they do best.

3:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

The critically acclaimed Sarah Jones will be in concert at the Church in Great Notley on Saturday at 7.30pm.

Richard's new CD is for pal Robin

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:47pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A PIANO teacher has released an album to raise money for a charity set up in memory of a childhood friend.

Lead ripped from church roof by callous crooks

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:46pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

CALLOUS crooks stripped huge sheets of lead from a church roof in Kirby.

Colchester murderer fails in bid to clear his name

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:41pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A FORMER medical student who fled abroad after murdering his partner has failed in a bid to clear his name.

Cliff shapes spruced up

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

SEAFRONT shapes have been brightened up for the first time in 30 years.

Veterans' group will never be forgotten

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

SURVIVORS of the “Forgotten War” held a poignant act of remembrance as they proudly lowered their standard for the last time.

Colchester Institute given go-ahead for £9.5m extension

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

1:30pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Temporary classrooms at Colchester Institute will be replaced with a four-storey teaching block.

A120 campaign claims dualling will cut some journey times in half

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Still no A120 roundabout revamp

12:52pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A FRESH campaign to dual the A120 throughout north Essex claims it could cut some journey times in half.

Police are looking for this man in connection with an attempted burglary

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:11pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Detectives have issued a CCTV image of a man they wish to talk to in connection with an attempted burglary at Braintree.

Show will raise cash for Stanley's powered wheelchair

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A BIG-HEARTED amateur dramatic society is planning a show in Clacton to raise funds for a youngster with a rare muscle condition.

Jenkin to begin business seminar

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Bernard Jenkin

12:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

AN MP is set to open a seminar on how to rebrand Harwich.

Relax and unwind at a special event

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Logo for Emma Lovell Yoga

12:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Unwind at a mind, body and spirit fair.

Osteopath who worked with top sportsmen suspended for having sex with patient

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

11:59am Tuesday 30th September 2014

An osteopath has been suspended after admitting having an improper sexual relationship with a patient.

Thai police: Hannah may have been victim of sex attack

Maldon and Burnham Standard: hannah witheridge e.jpg

11:21am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Police believe an Essex University student may have been raped before being killed on the Thai island of Koh Tao.

Exclusive: Plans annouced for major £10m redevelopment of Clacton Factory Outlet - including new six-screen cinema

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:35am Tuesday 30th September 2014

PLANS have been announced for a major £10million redevelopment of Clacton Factory Outlet – including a sixscreen multiplex cinema.






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