UPDATED: Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street line trains delayed after person hit at Romford

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

5:05pm Thursday 31st July 2014

TRAINS in and out of London Liverpool Street are delayed after a person was hit by a train at Romford. 

New hope for Old Leigh Regatta weekend?

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A COMMUNITY event could be salvaged from the ashes of Old Leigh Regatta after Leigh Lions Club stepped in.

Luxury hotel set to open on seafront in November

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:30pm Thursday 31st July 2014

FORMER fishermen’s cottages are being transformed into a luxury seafront hotel in a £450,000 revamp.

Taxpayers' cash used to buy back flat - years after council sell-off

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Taxpayers' cash has been used to buy back a flat in a town centre tower block – years after the authority sold it off.

Wonder Whitlock wins his THIRD gold medal of Commonwealth Games

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:50pm Thursday 31st July 2014

MAX Whitlock won his THIRD gold of the Commonwealth Games as he was crowned men's floor champion in Glasgow.

Latest round of fire strikes announced

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

4:40pm Thursday 31st July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are to hold their latest series of strikes over pension reforms.

Gift card giveaway for first customers to new TK Maxx

Maldon and Burnham Standard: COMPETITION: Win £100 to spend at Kidderminster TK Maxx

4:40pm Thursday 31st July 2014

LUCKY customers are in with a chance of winning gift cards when a new store opens in Basildon.

Success story of pupil reading team

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:30pm Thursday 31st July 2014

BUSINESSES have been praised for giving up their time to help children get into reading.

Pharmacy open for business

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A NEW-LOOK pharmacy has opened in Billericay.

Mum organises a seawall stroll in aid of Summer, five

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:30pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A YOUNG mum has raised £780 for a fiveyear- old girl suffering with cancer.

Ambulance service failing target

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:26pm Thursday 31st July 2014

AMBULANCES in Essex are failing to get to some of the most critical patients on time, according to figures.

LIVE: Aveley inquiry comes to a close

Maldon and Burnham Standard: CHAMBER TALKS: Parents meet councillors and officials in the council chamber

3:42pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Tweets by @reporter_paul

Boxer becomes one of UK's youngest barristers

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A BOXER from Grays has become one of the youngest people in the country to qualify as a barrister – after a spell of work experience scared him straight.

Tracy and pals make pier walk for Danny's fund

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

FIVE friends completed a 25-mile walk from Canvey to Southend Pier and back to raise money for charity.

Hospital staff get their just rewards

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:30pm Thursday 31st July 2014

FRONTLINE hospital staff have been awarded for acts of kindness.

"Light go out" on shopping for anniversary of war

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:36pm Thursday 31st July 2014

SHOPPING will pause briefly at Lakeside on Monday to commemorate the beginning of one of the most destructive wars in history.

Woman interviewed over Primark ring theft

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1:58pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A WOMAN wanted by police in connection with the theft of a wedding ring at Lakeside has been identified.

Tattooist arrested on suspicion of online harassment: Conspiracy theorist Chris Spivey claimed Lee Rigby death was a hoax

Maldon and Burnham Standard: TRIBUTES: Lee Rigby

1:35pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A BLOGGER who claimed online that the murder of soldier Lee Rigby had been a hoax has been arrested on suspicion of harassment.

Cariads host charity night

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

1:31pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A CHARITY 70’s night hosted by Thurrock organisation Cariads helped to raise funds that will continue to support local carers.

Southend’s own Skywalker can’t use her Jedi powers on passport office evil empire

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Speculation is growing that original trio could make a return

1:05pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A WOMAN who changed her middle name by deed poll to “Skywalker” as a joke has been told by the Home Office she cannot change her name on her passport.

Great Scott! It's a graffiti masterpiece

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

1:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A TALENTED graffiti artist has transformed part of a children’s hospice with a stunning jungle scene.

Guns taken during burglary

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:54pm Thursday 31st July 2014

GUNS have been stolen from a house on Canvey.

£10,000 donation for Reece

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:57pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A FOUNDATION has announced it is giving £10,000 to a young man with two brain tumours who is fighting to stay alive.

Generous George buys pals first aid course

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

GENEROUS schoolboy George Sutton has come up with a lifesaving way to spend £200 he won as part of an award– he’s sending 29 of his classmates on a first aid course.

New deals for meals on wheels

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Barbara Rice

12:24pm Thursday 31st July 2014

MEALS on wheels will now cost taxpayers £2.70 a meal after the council negotiated a new deal with providers.

Update: Police investigating attempted murder, raid homes across Basildon

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation

11:24am Thursday 31st July 2014

THE Metropolitan Police’s flying squad arrested three people on suspicion of attempted murder and armed robbery during a dawn raid in Basildon.

Mugged Marie's search for have a go heroes

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

11:10am Thursday 31st July 2014

A WOMAN who was mugged while on her mobility scooter is trying to find the have-a-go heroes who ran to her aid.

Charity's heartache as raiders strike for third time in year

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

11:03am Thursday 31st July 2014

A CHARITY is counting the cost after being hit by burglars for the third time in a year.

140 affordable homes for borough

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Barratt says the UK housing market is improving and has seen homebuyers queue up for its properties

10:59am Thursday 31st July 2014

MILLIONS of pounds have been secured by the council to build 140 affordable rental homes.

Shoppers' fury over Southend street auction con

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

10:58am Thursday 31st July 2014

ANGRY shoppers surrounded a town centre store to demand their money back after being caught out at a speed auction.

Travellers move off illegal pitch

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:35am Thursday 31st July 2014

TRAVELLERS have moved off an illegal pitch in Basildon

Traveller in car hits woman councillor

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:15am Thursday 31st July 2014

A COUNCILLOR was hit by a car after she formed a human shield with two colleagues to try to stop a convoy of travellers getting on to a disused car park.

Suicide may have been over debts

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:11am Thursday 31st July 2014

A MAN who died when his car was engulfed in flames in Seevic College’s car park may have killed himself over debts, an inquest heard.

If your road’s on the list, it’ll be goodbye potholes

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

MORE than 140 crater-pocked roads across south Essex will benefit from £17.5million of repair work announced in a new Essex County Council programme.

20 months jail for baby-faced burglar

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Basildon Crown Court heard on Tuesday Mrs Hall did not tell the Department of Work

9:50am Thursday 31st July 2014

A BABY-FACED burglar who broke into 25 homes and stole £50,000 of property has been jailed.

Police hunt for suspect after sexual assault in Shoebury

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:50am Thursday 31st July 2014

A WOMAN was sexually assaulted and robbed in Shoebury in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

We raised £800 for our brave boys and girls

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

VOLUNTEERS raised more than £800 during Armed Forces Day.

We want action on inadequate drains

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

FURIOUS residents are demanding better drainage after sewage and floodwater ruined their homes.

Council bid to buy up empty eyesore tower blocks

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Two notorious office blocks on the road into Southend could be bought by the council to kickstart a long overdue regeneration project.

Paul and Terry's excellent adventure - Hockley man cycles across America

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

THE journey of a lifetime has taken a Hockley man from America’s east coast to its west, by bicycle.

Cavern Beatles have Ticket to Ride to Grays

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

ONE of the most successful Beatles tributes acts has got a Ticket to Ride to Grays.

Sign up for Thorpe Bay Rotary Club's annual Foulness bike ride

Maldon and Burnham Standard: WIDNES Rotary Club wishes to thank everyone who contributed towards their Christmas float collection.

9:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

CYCLISTS will get a rare opportunity to see the famed birdlife of Foulness Island on an annual charity bike ride.

Accident closes Canvey Way

Maldon and Burnham Standard: webpix police arrest

8:36pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

AN accident involving a car and a motorbike has closed Canvey Way.

Owner does not want to sell Bar Plazma

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A BUSINESSMAN has said he does not want to sell his popular bar – despite putting it on the market.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Maldon and Burnham Standard: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Police hunt gangs after 23 burglaries

Maldon and Burnham Standard: webpix police arrest

6:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

RAIDERS have stolen thousands of pounds from businesses across Basildon in a two-month spate of breakins.

Two-year club ban for drunken thug

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:56pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A THUG has been jailed for carrying out two brutal, drunken attacks on revellers outside a Southend club.

First World War parade cancelled

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Libray photo dated 25/9/16 showing British Troops going over the top to support an attack by XIV Corps on Morval during the Battle of the Somme in the 1914-1918 First World War.

5:23pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A PARADE to mark the beginning of the First World War has been cancelled.

New TK Maxx set for an August opening

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The unit TK Maxx will move into

5:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

TK Maxx’s new Basildon store will open next month, it has been revealed.

Park life - Perfect time to enjoy Rochford's green spaces

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

FAMILES are urged to get out and about and enjoy the open spaces this week as part of the Love Your Parks week.

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