South Essex College graduation

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:42pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Live updates as students receive their degrees from South Essex College.

Breast cancer group's Tina single for charity

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:07pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A GROUP of ten Thurrock women passionate about raising funds to fight breast cancer are proving to be simply the best!

South Essex women selected for top beauty title

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THREE women from south Essex have been selected as finalists for the Miss Universe Essex 2015 competition.

Thurrock Councillor accused of benefit fraud standing trial

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Clare Baldwin

6:24pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Clare Baldwin, who has represented the Tilbury Riverside and Thurrock Park ward since 2011, has been standing trial at Basildon Crown Court this week over claims she made a false statement in March 2012 with a view to obtaining housing and council tax benefit.

Cricket bat thug jailed for attack

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

6:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MAN has been jailed for three and a half years for attacking the wrong man with a cricket bat.

Police chase through streets to arrest suspected burglars

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:27pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

SUSPECTED burglars sparked a police chase across Benfleet and Rayleigh when one made off in a taxi.

Man admits Basildon underpass rape

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:58pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MAN has admitted raping a woman in a Basildon underpass.

Top police officer charged with making indecent images of children

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Thurrock Chief Inspector Ben Hodder

2:15pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A TOP police officer from Thurrock has been charged with two counts of making indecent images of children.

Flats plagued by venomous false widow spiders

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FALSE widow spiders are giving residents nightmares after moving into a block of flats.

Gable Hall students succeed in marathon challenge

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

1:59pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

STUDENTS from Gable Hall School took part in a marathon challenge to raise money for charity.

Flood alert issued as tidal surge combines with high winds

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

1:30pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A FLOOD alert has been issued for the coastline from St Peters Flat to Shoebury, as well as the Crouch and Roach estuaries.

Rayleigh and Wickford MP pledges support for Europe referendum

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Mark Francois

1:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN MP has pledged his support in the House of Commons for an In/Out referendum on Europe.

Crime spree boosts campaign to switch on streetlights again

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:30pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A PETITION calling for the streetlights to be turned back on received more than 160 new signatures in just one night after a crime spree.

Fire crews tackle arson attack at Southend house

Maldon and Burnham Standard: fire engine north yorkshire service - zxc

12:36pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS put out a blaze after a deliberate fire spread to a terraced house in Southend

Why did my dog have to be put down?

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A WOMAN is distraught after her dog had to be put down two days after visiting the vet with sore ears.

Hurricane Gonzalo: Man escapes after tree falls on car in Rochford

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

11:47am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MAN has escaped unhurt after a falling tree branch landed on his car as he was driving.

Man crushed to death while repairing van

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

11:31am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MAN has been crushed to death in a freak accident while working on his transit van.

Zombies to take over Southend Pier

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Preparing for zombie fun this Halloween at the Thackray Medical Museum

11:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

HORDES of the undead will stagger from the Southend Pier to the town centre.

Police make further appeal for witnesses following robbery in Grays

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:05am Tuesday 21st October 2014

DETECTIVES have made a further appeal for witnesses after a nurse was pushed against a wall and had a handbag snatched from her.

Seevic open evening is most popular yet

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Principal Nick Spenceley outside Seevic College

9:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

RECORD-BREAKING numbers descended on Seevic College for its latest open evening.

Essex University staff set to take industrial action over pensions dispute

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Essex University

9:10am Tuesday 21st October 2014

STAFF at Essex University have voted to take industrial action in a row over changes to pensions.

Three people arrested as more than 80 animals are seized from travellers site

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:47am Tuesday 21st October 2014

MORE than 75 dogs were seized from a travellers site in Aveley after police executed a warrant.

Stroke victim says hospital is working wonders

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

DAVID Wallings is a lucky man. The 47-year-old suffered a stroke last January while doing the washing up.

More than 300 homes and firms left without phone lines

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

MORE than 300 homes and businesses lost their phone lines and internet service after underground cables were deliberately damaged.

Three major restaurants sign up for huge Southend seafront scheme

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Kids Eat for £1 at Frankie and Benny's

8:20am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Three big-name restaurants have signed up to help create Southend’s new leisure park, set to rival Bas Vegas.

Big fashion brands under one roof off the A127

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:20am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A ONE-STOP fashion shop is set to bring big name brands to a Basildon retail park with a new store boasting Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins and Wallis under one roof.

Up-and-coming Leigh reaches for the sky

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:10am Tuesday 21st October 2014

TWO new housing developments are close to completion in an area on the up, according to an estate agents.

We’re in the picture! 300 Canvey children will be movie stars

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

HUNDREDS of children will become film stars in a movie being shot on Canvey.

Local MP supports campaign to bring £50m funding to improve workforce skills

Maldon and Burnham Standard: South Basildon and Thurrock MP Stephen Metcalfe has been congratulated by Chancellor George Osborne

7:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN MP is showing his support to bring £50 million funding to improve workforce skills.

Former soldier is running 399 miles from Scotland

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A FORMER soldier is tackling a gruelling run to raise money for a young woman who lost her leg in a horrific bike crash.

Fancy! 30 extra staff to cope with frighteningly successful Halloween

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A FANCY dress business has taken on almost 30 extra workers to cope with demand for ghoulish Halloween costumes.

Southend Council back down over pavement repair bill

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

SOUTHEND Council has apologised for wrongly sending a householder a repair bill for a pavement which didn’t need fixing.

Southend drug dealer locked up after police sting

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

6:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

A NOTORIOUS young drug dealer has been locked up for more than two years after supplying an undercover officer with cocaine and cannabis.

Burglars ransacked home and stole £18k of jewellery, cash and paperwork

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:13pm Monday 20th October 2014

BURGLARS stole £18,000 from a bungalow and doused the floors with fabric conditioner.

Raw sewage floods Joan's driveway

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

A PENSIONER was disgusted to find raw sewage flooding her driveway following heavy rain.

40 volunteers raise £3,000 for Harp in cardboard box challenge

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

MORE than 40 brave volunteers slept alongside Southend’s homeless when they took on the Cardboard Box Challenge and raised £3,000.

Thugs armed with baseball bats and a meat cleaver rob terrified woman

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Worker attacked with 'meat cleaver' in chip shop robbery

4:07pm Monday 20th October 2014

Yobs armed with baseball bats and a meat cleaver bust into a home in Southen, robbing a terrified woman.

Crisp millionaire - pulled pork flavour nets Westcliff man £1million

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:59pm Monday 20th October 2014

A CRISP fanatic has bagged himself £1million from Walkers after winning a national competition to create a new flavour.

Gold earring snatched from elderly woman's ear

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:15pm Monday 20th October 2014

A CALLOUS thief snatched a gold earring from a 72-year-old woman’s ear in Grays.

Local firms help Echo winner furnish her home

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

A HOME makeover is taking shape thanks to generous donations from local businesses.

Free dog chipping in Tilbury this week

Maldon and Burnham Standard: KEEPING WARM: Smaller dogs and short-haired dogs can particularly benefit from some woolly snugness.

2:32pm Monday 20th October 2014

A FREE dog chipping service is being offered at Koala Park, Adelaide Road, Tilbury, this week.

Cancer con woman who got free wedding admits fraud

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

A WOMAN conned friends and strangers out of thousands of pounds of donations, goods and services by falsely claiming she had terminal cancer, a court heard

Jack is 'shadow' MP for Castle Point

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

1:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

A YOUNGSTER is following in the footsteps of his local MP...for his work experience.

Passengers asked to leave a plane because it was too heavy

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:47pm Monday 20th October 2014

Southend Airport passengers asked to leave an easyJet plane that was too heavy to fly.

Olympic swimmer encourages Essex to get active

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

OLYMPIC swimmer and former Strictly Come Dancing contestant Mark Foster came home to Essex to launch a new fitness initiative.

Trading standards seize £1 million counterfeit goods

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:05pm Monday 20th October 2014

GOODS believed to be worth more than £1 million and which included laptops, tablets, and mobile phones, have been seized in an early morning raid.

Sixth form takes shape

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

11:00am Monday 20th October 2014

AN EXPANDED sixth form centre is taking shape.

Tilbury teen makes it to regional finals in singing competition

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:00am Monday 20th October 2014

A YOUNG singer from Tilbury has made it to the regional finals of a national singing competition.

Thurrock leads the way to changes in Care Act by joining hands with Skills for Care

Maldon and Burnham Standard: LIVE: Full Thurrock Council meeting

9:43am Monday 20th October 2014

THURROCK’S workforce development service is leading the way nationally in coping with changes to the Care Act from April next year.

Award-winning animal images used to reduce fatal accidents among the young

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:30am Monday 20th October 2014

AN award-winning road safety campaign will be launched in Essex to help reduce fatal and serious injury crashes involving young or inexperienced drivers.

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