World expert to unveil baby centre which is first of its kind in Essex

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

AWORLD-RENOWNED expert will open a state-of-the-art £400,000 centre for unborn babies at Southend Hospital.

Sam triumphs at Natural Physique Association national championships

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:30am Friday 31st October 2014

AN intensive 27-week diet and hours of hard work paid off when Sam Slack was crowned British champion at the Natural Physique Association awards.

Main roads closed after accidents

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:11am Friday 31st October 2014

TWO main roads are blocked due to accidents in Southend.

Masked man in pinstriped suit at centre of terrifying burglary

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:59am Friday 31st October 2014

A MASKED man in a pinstripe suit was at the centre of a terrifying burglary at a home in Grays.

Breaking news UPDATED: Arrest made in Foulness murder investigation

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:03am Friday 31st October 2014

A 51-year-old man from Westcliff has been arrested this morning on suspicion of the murder of Angela Millington.

New flu jabs have no needle

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:30am Friday 31st October 2014

A NASAL spray flu vaccine that works even better than needle jabs is being rolled out for children across south Essex.

Council set to approve £85m A13 plans

Maldon and Burnham Standard: webpix traffic roads jam cars

7:00am Friday 31st October 2014

PLANS to get the ball rolling on £85million works to widen the A13 are set to get Thurrock Council’s approval next week.

'Raped teenager' breaks down in court

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:30am Friday 31st October 2014

A TEENAGE girl broke down in tears before telling a court how she was raped in the back of a car.

St Luke's: Why we want new hospice at Malgraves Farm

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

BOSSES at St Luke’s Hospice have spoken out over why they want to build a new hospice on a controversial green belt site.

King Canute pub to become a Co-op

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

CANVEY’S historic King Canute pub will be turned into a Co-op, despite concerns the island already has too many supermarkets.

Council launches investigation into London Road business

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

AN INVESTIGATION has been launched into an unlicensed massage parlour which neighbours claim is being used as a brothel.

Disabled Pitsea man fought off burglar who threatened his wife with a gun

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

AVIOLENT thug has been jailed for 11 years after tricking his way into a couple’s home – and firing a gun at them.

Independent candidate Colin Letchford wins Canvey East by-election

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

11:47pm Thursday 30th October 2014

INDEPENDENT candidate Colin Letchford won the Canvey East by-election tonight with 389 votes.

Shanie bags top prize with her design for Tesco

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A TALENTED schoolgirl is set to see her artwork printed on shopping bags.

Young carers tackle bullying with movie

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

YOUNG carers staged a screening of films they made, including one with an antibullying message.

Controversial Skylark Hotel hotel keeps licence after protracted hearing

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:25pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL hotel has been allowed to keep its licence, despite a history of police incidents at the venue.

Schoolchildren head to the polls for elections

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS went to the polls to vote in their school elections.

Experts kept getting it wrong, then mum found out the cause of my illness

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Lupus Awareness Month, which runs until Friday, was established to highlight the prevalence of this little-known disease which, as hairdresser Llydia Bannocks found, can even elude doctors in their diagnoses.

£2,500 reward for information leading to capture of career criminal, Simon Knights

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:45pm Thursday 30th October 2014

POLICE are offering a £2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of this career criminal thought to be hiding out in Basildon or Southend.

Detectives hunt attacker who punched man outside restaurant

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:14pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN was punched in the face in an attack outside Pizza Hut in Benfleet.

Cuts to voluntary sector set for review

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Thurrock Council

2:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE council has pledged to examine savings proposals which are threatening Thurrock’s voluntary sector.

MURDER UPDATE: Police receive calls from public into Foulness body

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:01pm Thursday 30th October 2014

DETECTIVES from Essex Police have received several calls from members of the public following their appeal for information into the death of Angela Millington.

Teens risk lives by setting off fireworks from their hands

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Wyvern Club Fireworks Display

1:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

TEENAGERS are risking their lives by setting off fireworks from their hands in woodland and even firing them at each other.

Golden Lion brought back to life - but not as a pub

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

1:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A SECOND pub on Victoria Avenue has had an impressive makeover – but all is not what it seems.

We'll consult public on preferred new crossing option by early 2016, minster says

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The government want to increase the cost of the toll from £2 to £2.50.

12:54pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE Government hopes to consult with residents over its preferred option for a new Lower Thames Crossing by the start of 2016.

I'm trekking in the Sahara for charity

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A BANKER is set to take on the challenge of a lifetime to raise funds for dementia sufferers.

Diwali is sweet and 'light' work

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

11:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

HUNDREDS of Hindus celebrated Diwali, the festival of lights, at the Baps Shri Swaminarayan temple, in Queensway, Southend.

County councillor claims free food is justified because he works so hard

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Rodney Bass, county councillor for highways, has urged those who are invited to take part to complete the survey.

10:45am Thursday 30th October 2014

A SENIOR councillor, who claimed nearly £1,000 of free food at Essex County Council's canteen, has insisted it shows how hard he works.

Town centre car dealer undergoes £250,000 revamp

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

A CAR showroom in Grays town centre is undergoing a revamp...and rebrand.

Escaped horses cause traffic chaos on A127

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Traffic jam on the A3 near Kingston

10:17am Thursday 30th October 2014

TWO horses who escaped from their field onto the A127 caused havoc for motorists.

Accident survivor sees medics battle to save her life on TV show

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:13am Thursday 30th October 2014

A YOUNG woman has relived the moment her leg was amputated in a horror crash after featuring in Channel 4 show 24 Hours in A&E.

Blogger admits child porn arrest

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL internet writer has revealed he has been arrested on suspicion of child porn offences.

Night out at new Southend casino earns punter £5,000

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE new Grosvenor Casino, in Southend, handed over a £5,000 prize to a lucky winner, who promptly shared his winnings with his mates.

Police appeal: Man threatened with knife in Stanford-le-Hope

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:49am Thursday 30th October 2014

POLICE are investigating an attempted robbery in Stanford-le-Hope which saw a man threatened with a knife.

Delays after crash on the A13 at Pitsea

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Traffic jam on the A3 near Kingston

9:13am Thursday 30th October 2014

COMMUTERS are facing delays this morning following an accident at Pitsea.

Bikes worth thousands stolen in spate of 20 burglaries

Maldon and Burnham Standard: police

9:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

POLICE are urging homeowners to be on their guard after a spate of 20 shed and garage burglaries with thousands of pounds’ worth of items taken.

Woman cut from wreckage after Southend car crash

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

8:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS had to cut a woman free from her vehicle after an accident in Southend yesterday evening.

County Hall boss: It's up to you to help us save £237 million

Maldon and Burnham Standard: County councillor David Finch, head of finance at Essex County Council.

8:05am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE leader of Essex County Council has asked you to help it save £200,000 a day by picking up litter or checking on elderly neighbours.

Warning drone-users need to be educated

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

AN AERIAL film-maker who uses drones to video local landmarks believes education is the key to avoiding further incidents like the near-miss at Southend Airport.

Was Afghanistan war worth the losses?

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

After the end of combat operations in Afghanistan, and the loss of 453 troops who died in the war, was the sacrifice really worth it?

UPDATED 10.40am: All lanes reopen following fatal A12 crash

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Police want to talk to the driver of a silver car who failed to stop after a crash

8:03am Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN has died after being hit by cars on the A12.

Gym thief forced me to go home in towel!

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A WOMAN had to go home from a gym wrapped in only a towel after a thief stole her clothes.

Man finds stolen van...via Facebook

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A BUILDER has praised and thanked the Grays community for the help he received in locating his stolen van.

Hospital missed man's bladder cancer until it was too late

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Basildon Hospital is ordering its security staff to issue the £40 fines in a bid to stop people parking inconsiderately.

6:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN missed out on the chance to extend his life by six months because doctors failed to diagnose him with cancer.

Mark makes splash at Sporting Village

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

FORMER Olympic swimmer Mark Foster inspired youngsters at a half-term swimming academy.

Southend to Switzerland as airline launch new route from airport

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

HOLIDAYMAKERS in south Essex are just a short hop from Switzerland after a new route was launched from Southend to Bern.

Man dead following Grays house fire

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

6:45pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A man has died in a house fire in Grays.

RAF jets escort plane to Stansted airport

Maldon and Burnham Standard: A bid to halt the expansion of Stansted airport has failed

6:11pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

RAF jets escorted a cargo plane to Stansted Airport after communication with the aircraft was lost. 

My boy didn't die in vain in Afghanistan - father of fallen Thurrock hero

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Nicky Mason

4:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE father of a fallen Thurrock war hero spoke this week of the pride he feels for his son, after British troops left Afghanistan after 13 years.

FOULNESS MURDER: New photos of scene released

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:11pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

DETECTIVES investigating the murder of a Southend woman have released photos of the area where her bones were found.






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