Foreign players are ruining the beautiful game... says MP David Amess

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Southend West MP David Amess

6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A FOOTBALL-LOVING MP has called on fellow fans to boycott top flight matches because there are too many foreign players.

Family's tributes to dad who died in A127 crash

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A FAMILY have paid tribute to a “great dad” who died after his car crashed on the A127.

Councillor: Residents hiring fly-tippers will be prosecuted

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Picture taken by Colin Madge of fly-tipping in Fairwater

6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

RESIDENTS have been warned by the council that they could be prosecuted if they pay someone to dispose of their rubbish who then dumps it.

Bar sale bid raises town centre fears

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A POPULAR nightspot is up for sale, sparking renewed fears for the future of Wickford High Street.

Fire engine called to woman stuck in lift

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

8:18pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A fire crew have been called out to help a woman stuck in a lift. 

Six fire crews called to huge grass fire

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

6:45pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Six fire crews were called to tackle a huge grass fire close to the South Essex College campus. 

Police drugs crackdown a big success

Maldon and Burnham Standard: webpix police generic

6:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

NEARLY 150 charges have been brought against alleged drug dealers across south Essex in one of Essex Police’s most successful drugs busts.

Three people injured in Leigh on Sea collision

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Increase in New Year ambulance 999 calls in Essex

6:04pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Three people were injured in a collision between a car and motorcyclist in Leigh on Sea.

Up to 20 ex St Hilda's students struggling to find new place

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

FORMER pupils at a closed private school are in limbo after struggling to get bursaries elsewhere.

Southend-on-Mud is disappearing

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Oyster pickers on Southend foreshore

4:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A NEW investigation into the loss of Southend’s foreshore will take place under the authority’s new council this year.

Man shot and wounded with an air gun in Grays

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

4:26pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A MAN was shot with an air gun as walked to Grays town centre.

Lightning blasts a hole in family's home

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A FAMILY had a lucky escape when lightning hit their home, causing thousands of pounds damage.

Elijah’s run for Nick

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A SCHOOLBOY has raised hundreds of pounds in memory of a marathon runner – and helped smash a £10,000 fundraising target in the process.

Saleswoman gives up career for dogs

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Cath Lumley, 43, founded Dogtopia Pet Services in 2005 after a career in sales in which constant travelling meant she was unable to spend as much time with her dogs as she would like.

Postie Tracey wades through flood water to deliver mail

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A POSTWOMAN refused to allow the floods to stop the mail getting through – so she waded through the water to complete her rounds.

Car set alight in Chafford Hundred

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:32pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A CAR in Chafford Hundred had its window smashed before being set on fire.

Jordan’s footie club

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A NEW football club has been launched for disabled people in memory of a teenager who died from a heart attack.

Chemical spillage at supermarket after vehicle overturns

Maldon and Burnham Standard: ESSEX: Four year fire dispute ends

1:56pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A MAN required treatment after inhaling battery acid fumes which wafted through the air after a cleaning vehicle overturned in a supermarket car park.

Islander Anne’s action petition

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

1:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

AN online petition has been launched, calling for action to improve Canvey’s drains.

6,000 litres of illegal alcohol intercepted at Port of Tilbury

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Alcohol seizure at PoT

12:59pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A 6,000-litre haul of Nigerian spirits was in intercepted by Border Force officers at the Port of Tilbury.

Maggie's M25 Blockade causes traffic chaos

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Maggie Tuttle eventually got matters resolved,

12:54pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A ROLLING motorway blockade masterminded by a Southend pensioner is causing traffic chaos on the M25.

Gang are targeting sheds and garages

Maldon and Burnham Standard: webpix police arrest

12:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THREE bikes worth £1,000 have been stolen from a house during a spate of garage and shed burglaries, which police believe are being carried out by the same gang.

Taylor's marathon effort in memory of Danny

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A SCHOOLBOY who ran more than 12 miles in memory of a friend has raised £450.

Environment Agency admits pumps were out for two hours on Canvey

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Canvey island flooding

12:04pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE Environment Agency has admitted a pumping station on Canvey was not working for two hours during Sunday's storm.

Devoted surgeon husband dies saving wife

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

11:40am Thursday 24th July 2014

A DISTINGUISHED couple who mixed with royalty died together in a swimming pool tragedy.

Can you help police find this man in a wig?

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:49am Thursday 24th July 2014

POLICE want to speak to this man, believed to be wearing a woman’s wig, about the theft of fuel from a petrol station.

UPDATED: Seafront reopened after man falls from Pier Hill Lift

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:43am Thursday 24th July 2014

POLICE closed a section of Southend seafront after a man fell from the Pier Hill lift walkway.

Three Canvey schools damaged by floods

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

TEACHERS are pulling together to clear up their classrooms after flood damage left buildings wrecked.

Two more arrests in Southend murder probe

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

9:59am Thursday 24th July 2014

TWO more people have been arrested in a Southend murder investigation.

Man hands himself in after police release appeal for suspected Basildon rapist

Maldon and Burnham Standard: webpix police arrest

9:20am Thursday 24th July 2014

Police have arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of rape after he handed himself in at Grays Police Station.

Waste plant rapped by Environment Agency

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Environment Agency inspect beck

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A RECYCLING plant has been criticised by the Environment Agency for storing unauthorised waste after residents complained of a noxious stench hanging over their village.

Top teacher leaves school 'family' after 40 years

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A TEACHER is retiring after 40 years teaching in south Essex.

Stolen parking meter dumped on the beach

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

AN ASTONISHED dogwalker came across a parking meter while walking on a Canvey beach.

Government cuts "unprecedented" - but there's always room for wine

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A COUNCILLOR claimed in a meeting some council services could be scrapped altogether because of government cuts.

Top Whitehall scientist to look at why Canvey was flooded again

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

A LEADING Government scientist is being drafted in to lead an investigation into why Canvey saw some of its worst flooding in years at the weekend.

240 traveller pitches may be forced on Basildon

Maldon and Burnham Standard: EXCLUSIVE: Dale Farm battle to run in to 2013

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE NUMBER of traveller pitches in Basildon could triple by 2033 if Essex County Council proposals are forced on the borough.

Fire Authority accuse firefighters of "misleading the public" over cuts

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

ESSEX Fire Service bosses have hit out at Grays firefighters’ attempts to “mislead the public” over cuts at the station.

Booming Barleylands plans to supersize

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Barleylands Farmers Market

6:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

BARLEYLANDS Farm wants to expand its craft village to create 15 new jobs.

Thief in bag snatch from mobility scooter

Maldon and Burnham Standard: webpix police arrest

6:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A MUGGER who stole a pensioner’s handbag from her mobility scooter was chased through the streets by taxi drivers.

Video: Police appeal to trace man captured on video deliberately splashing people while driving through floods on Canvey

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

POLICE want to trace a driver captured on video deliberately splashing people as floods swept into Canvey.

Police save gran against all odds

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

TWO children have thanked the four police officers who saved their grandmother’s life against all odds.

Fire crews called to Temple Court in Southend

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

8:37pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Five fire crews were called to a flat fire in Temple Court, Southend. 

CCTV of man police want to speak to in connection with nightclub attack

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:10pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Detectives investigation a nightclub assault which left the victim with a broken jaw have released a CCTV image. 

Three vehicle crash near Rawreth

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Thirty six officers at Essex County Council pocketed more than £100,000

6:58pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A three vehicle accident is reportedly blocked part of the A1245/A130 roundabout.

Fire crews called to the Kursaal estate

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

5:54pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Fire crews have been called to reports of a flat fire on the Kursaal estate. 

Bailiffs shut down historic Royal Hotel

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ONE of Southend’s most iconic buildings has suddenly closed – with bailiffs called in.

Consultants paid £44k by Basildon Council to see where travellers should live

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Judge allows travellers to stay in lane near Dale Farm...for now

4:05pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

COUNCIL chiefs are paying tens of thousands of pounds on consultants to draw up a list of where traveller sites should be built across Basildon, Billericay and Wickford.

Councillor ‘should have stepped aside’

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Fresh face: new councillor Simon Hart

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A COUNCILLOR is tonight expected to be banned from taking part in a group to shape the future of new housing in the borough, because his house is next to a major development site.

£26,000 cost of closing Shoebury East Beach

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Risk assessment – Royal Navy experts survey Shoebury East Beach after weapons find

2:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE taxpayer will foot a £26,716 bill for the closure of Shoebury East Beach because of fears over wartime shells.

Tots’ £2,340 for charity

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TODDLERS have raised £2,340 to help save babies’ lives through a series of “sensathon” events.






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