MP appeals for help in part-night street lighting fight

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Douglas Carswell: Campaign deserves support

6:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

AN MP has launched a bid to get certain streetlights switched back on at night to make the area safer.

"Egg-cellent" Easter Events in Braintree

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Great Malvern Easter Egg Hunt starts tomorrow (Saturday)

6:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Families can get out and have an “egg-cellent” time this weekend, which is packed full of Easter events around the district.

Crime concerns as PCSO funding is lost

Maldon and Burnham Standard: New carer support group

6:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

CONCERNS have been raised people are taking advantage of a "lack of police presence" after a wave of thefts and criminal damage in the Manningtree area.

Choir entertain visitors with surprise flash mob in London

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The choir in London

5:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A community choir surprised visitors to London’s Southbank with an uplifting flash mob performance.

Restoration Man show comes to Great Braxted

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The Old School House

5:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Architect George Clarke will be filming The Restoration Man in Great Braxted.

Wing mirrors pulled from car by vandals

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

VANDALS ripped the wing mirrors from a car in Clacton, causing more than £500 of damage.

Annual art exhibition taking place this weekend

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

AN annual art exhibition will take place again this Easter.

Temporary ticket office at Chelmsford train station

Maldon and Burnham Standard: How the outside of Chelmsford station will look after all work is completed

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A TEMPORARY ticket office will be opened up at Chelmsford station on Sunday which will be used until the end of May.

Widening works at busy junction to begin on Tuesday

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Roadworks are due to start on Monday

3:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Road widening works at a busy town centre junction are due to begin next week.

Couple falsely claimed £25,000 benefits in four years

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A MARRIED couple have avoided jail despite swindling more than £25,000 out of Tendring Council.

Musical tribute to world-famous hymn writer

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The group were treated to a talk about Chetham's School of Music in Manchester.

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A MUSICAL tribute was held to mark 25 years since the death of a world-renowned hymn writer from Walton.

Mystery money donations: Cash pours in to stop church demolition

Maldon and Burnham Standard: "Let's save church where we married"

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A CAMPAIGN to save a Grade II listed church from demolition has become the latest recipient of an anonymous letter full of cash.

Thieves rip copper piping from empty home

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

1:12pm Friday 18th April 2014

CROOKS escaped with a copper piping after smashing their way into an empty house in Jaywick.

Michael's run to say thank you

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Michael's run to say thank you

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A MAN with a form of cerbral palsy is running five miles to give something back to the charity which helps him.

UPDATE: Woman arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender in connection with Braintree murder investigation is bailed

Maldon and Burnham Standard: BREAKING: One person released in murder investigation

12:47pm Friday 18th April 2014

A woman arrested in connection with a murder investigation has been released on bail.

Car leaves A12 and overturns

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

12:36pm Friday 18th April 2014

A WOMAN escaped serious injury after her car left the A12 and overturned.

Protest by candlelight

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Protest by candlelight

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

VOICES rang out in the evening night as part of a protest against maternity unit closures.

Popular ex-headteacher dies after cancer battle

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Popular ex-headteacher dies after cancer battle

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A POPULAR headteacher from Frinton has died after a year-long battle with lung cancer.

Do you know this man? Vital witness could hold important clues to assault mystery

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Man thought to have witnessed an assault in Chelmsford

11:52am Friday 18th April 2014

POLICE are appealing for a man to come forward who they believe to be a “vital witness” to an assault which left a teenage with a fractured leg and dislocated ankle.

"It's a miracle my baby and I are alive"

Maldon and Burnham Standard: "It's a miracle my baby and I are alive"

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

As pregnant Natasha Corrigan lay in a hospital bed, her family were warned that mother and baby may not survive.

Oldest recorded town? Forget it. Oldest recorded hot cross bun! Can we prove it? Well, you decide.

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Oldest recorded town? Forget it. Oldest recorded hot cross bun!! Can we prove it? Well, you decide.

10:28am Friday 18th April 2014

THE bun in question is owned by Andrew Munson, of Wormingford, who was given it 30 years ago by an eccentric neighbour, Norman Baker, to thank him for fixing his electrics.

Young at art show off creations in a gallery

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Young at art show off creations in a gallery

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

ARTY youngsters had the chance to see their creations hung in a gallery.

Runners battle the heat to complete London Marathon

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Runners battle the heat to complete London Marathon

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

MARATHON runners battled the heat to take part in one of the world’s top charity races.

Police urge correct parking at night to avoid accidents

Maldon and Burnham Standard: PCSOs at work in Walton

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

DRIVERS have been urged to park their cars facing the right way at night to stop them becoming a major hazard following the streetlight switch-off.

Firstsite chairman announces retirement

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Firstsite chairman announces retirement

9:41am Friday 18th April 2014

THE chairman of Colchester’s Firstsite is to retire after seven years.

Jet ski used to rescue kitesurfer

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Busy weekend for Falmouth coastguards with three shouts in four hours

9:33am Friday 18th April 2014

A KITESURFER was rescued after getting into difficulty in Clacton's Martello Bay.

Cook: "It's good to be home"

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Alastair Cook with Roland Kannor (centre) from the Brentwood Brewing Company and Brett Sanders, manager of the Golden Fleece, toasting the England captain's benefit year beer

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

ENGLAND cricket captain Alastair Cook said swapping international duties for training at Essex has been a real help after a difficult winter.

Frustrated residents condemn council's fountain revamp as a "waste of money"

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Frustrated residents condemn council's fountain revamp as a "waste of money"

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Elderly residents have been left with nowhere to sit after a series of town centre benches were replaced with new versions without backs.

Amy is top St John Ambulance cadet in East of England

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Winner – Amy Cook receives her award from Dave Christophers, St John Ambulance national young people adviser. Picture: BRIAN ALDRICH

8:34am Friday 18th April 2014

A TEENAGER has been named the best St John Ambulance cadet in the East of England.

Former uni student stabbed his mum to death

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Former uni student stabbed his mum to death

8:32am Friday 18th April 2014

A FORMER Essex University student stabbed his mother to death.

Wounded soldier to play in a memorial match for friend Rob

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Wounded soldier to play in a memorial match for friend Rob

8:21am Friday 18th April 2014

A SOLDIER seriously injured in Afghanistan is to play cricket in honour of a friend who has died.

Historic buildings ‘need protection’

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Historic buildings ‘need protection’

8:17am Friday 18th April 2014

HISTORIC buildings in Colchester need to be better protected or more could burn down, according to a prominent historian.

Schools join forces for Beatles music showcase

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Schools join forces for Beatles music showcase

7:30am Friday 18th April 2014

SCHOOL choirs joined forces to put on a spectacular Beatlemania showcase.

In today's Standard

Maldon and Burnham Standard: In today's Standard

7:30am Friday 18th April 2014

A COUPLE are spared prison after admitting benefit fraud of £25,000, protesters hold a twilight vigil at Harwich's Hospital, and residents say flytipping is spoiling their town.

Blue Zoo playing in Braintree

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Didcot Sings

8:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A Braintree man whose band has played on Top of the Pops twice is returning to his hometown for a performance.

Man who died in horrific Regiment Way car crash named

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

6:57pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A MAN who died when his car burst into flames following a head-on collision has been named.

Lease agreement means green light for £1m Naze centre

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Wildlife trust eases Naze takeover fears

6:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A LEASE has been agreed for Walton’s historic Naze allowing a £1million visitor centre development to go ahead.

Travel around the world with Braintree Male Voice Choir

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Didcot Sings

6:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

People are being invited to travel around the world with the latest concert from the Braintree Male Voice Choir.

Youngsters get in the swing for Easter

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Youngsters get in the swing for Easter

5:31pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Creative little ones celebrated Easter with a spot of bonnet making.

Fire crews tackle workshop fire in Clacton

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Fire brigade solar panels bid sparks anger

5:31pm Thursday 17th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS wearing breathing apparatus tackled a blaze at a workshop in Clacton earlier today.

Man arrested in connection with murder of Southend man in Braintree

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Police arrest man following serious sexual assault in Runcorn

5:33pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man who was stabbed last night in Braintree died in hospital.

Youngsters give back to their community at Day of Action

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Sgt Martin Richards giving riot training to youngsters taking part

5:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A Day of Action saw Witham’s youngsters give back to their community and experience riot training.

Amputee Helen fulfills marathon dream on new running blade

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Amputee Helen fulfills marathon dream on new running blade

4:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

AMPUTEE Helen Chapman’s lifelong dream has been running the London Marathon.

Community heroes are honoured for work

4:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

COMMUNITY groups in Brantham have picked up their awards for improving the quality of life for residents in their village.

Retired Essex Police dog looking for new home

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Retired Essex Police dog looking for new home

3:43pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Charlie, the eight-year-old Cocker Spaniel is part of the Essex Police Dog Unit, which provides countywide support to specialist operations and supports officers in their day to day efforts to keep crime down.

Unmarked police car stolen

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Motorcyclist killed in crash

3:07pm Thursday 17th April 2014

AN UNMARKED police car belonging to the Metropolitan Police has been stolen near Brentwood.

Incident at Galleys Corner roundabout

Maldon and Burnham Standard: A361 closed at Sampford Peverell

2:20pm Thursday 17th April 2014

AN incident has partially blocked Galleys Corner roundabout.

New volunteers enrolled for special tourism tours

Maldon and Burnham Standard: New volunteers enrolled for special tourism tours

2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

NEW volunteers have been signed up for tourism tours around historic Harwich.

Last chance to join hospice pier to pier walk

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

2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THERE is still chance to sign up for next week's pier to pier walk for St Helena Hospice.

Walk raises vital cash for air ambulance

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Walk raises vital cash for air ambulance

2:32pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Walkers enjoyed a beautiful sponsored walk for charity.






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