Jim Davidson set to raise a smile in Thurrock

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

CELEBRITY Big Brother winner, Jim Davidson, is to perform two shows in Thurrock over the next few months.

Call to end Corringham gas works after explosion

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

RESIDENTS in Corringham have issued urgent calls for gas main replacement work in their road to be completed after an elderly woman had a lucky escape in a gas explosion in her home.

Cadets plant poppies at Tower of London

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

CADETS, officers and committee members from the Thurrock Sea Cadets visited the Tower of London to see the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red display of ceramic poppies.

Police appeal after concrete block thrown on to A127

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:49pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a piece of concrete was thrown from a bridge on the A127 into the path of traffic in the early hours of this morning (Saturday, October 25).

Goods worth £600 stolen after house broken into

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

BURGLARS stole £600 of electrical items during a break-in.

Mum and pup mauled by two dogs in park

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

THESE pictures show the horrific injuries caused to a mother as she tried to protect her puppy from two Staffordshire bull terriers.

Marathon marvels at Gable Hall

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

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

Fans mourn singer Alvin Stardust

Maldon and Burnham Standard: RICHMOND DATE: Alvin Stardust

10:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

SINGER Alvin Stardust, a star with many south Essex connections, died yesterday after after a short battle with cancer.

Lauren: I want to win for everyone back home

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

X FACTOR hopeful Lauren Platt says it would mean “the absolute world” to her to win the ITV talent show.

Woman thanks kind-hearted motorists who helped when her dog was run over

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

AWOMAN has thanked people who rushed to help after her dog was run over.

Enjoy night of soul music at The Welcome Club

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

SEVENTIES and eighties tribute band will be performing at the Welcome Club, in Stanford-le-Hope, this weekend.

Your Gazette: Putting a smile on our faces

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:44pm Friday 24th October 2014

THIS week, Wayne Riley, clinical dental technician, at Changing Faces Denture Clinic, Chafford 100 Dental Care, Drake Road, Grays, tells us why he loves it here...

Leisure park shake up set to create 70 jobs

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

PLANS to replace Basildon’s famous nighclub complex with three restaurants and a kids’ soft play centre are likely to create 70 jobs.

Power cut affects homes on Canvey

Maldon and Burnham Standard: POWER CUT: some homes are out of power

1:24pm Friday 24th October 2014

MORE than 2,000 homes on Canvey lost power in a power cut caused by a fault with an underground cable.

Club raises £240 for Canvey War Memorial Wall

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Fundraisers from Smallgains Social Club, in Creek Road, handed over £240 to Canvey’s war memorial committee.

Motorists advised to avoid M25 following earlier crash

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:55pm Friday 24th October 2014

MOTORISTS are advised to avoid the M25 following a multi-vehicle collision on the Essex bound track of the motorway.

Schoolchildren help to launch new Poppy Appeal

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:30pm Friday 24th October 2014

PUPILS formed a human poppy to mark the centenary of the Royal British Legion’s appeal.

Major homes development could be built across Basildon and Brentwood border

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Today's announcement is good news for Dunton

11:15am Friday 24th October 2014

MAJOR house building could happen on green belt land between Basildon and Brentwood.

Woman trapped following crash in Tilbury

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:17am Friday 24th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to release a woman trapped in a vehicle following a crash in Tilbury.

Benefit cheat handed curfew after swindling £30,000

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

10:17am Friday 24th October 2014

A FRAUDSTER admitted swindling nearly £30,000 of benefits.

Fundraiser to remember beloved hairdresser raises £16k at the Boatyard

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A CHARITY night held in memory of a popular hairdresser is set to raise up to £16,000.

Ukip councillor pays emotional tribute to late wife

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:00am Friday 24th October 2014

ROBERT Ray, a Ukip councillor, paid an emotional tribute to his late wife - telling council colleagues how nothing gave her more pride than serving her community.

Improving Thurrock's homes

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Tonight's Thurrock Council meeting back at Civic Offices on New Road

9:44am Friday 24th October 2014

THE number of Thurrock Council tenants seeking repairs to their homes is falling because the council is taking pre-emptive action improving its stock of homes.

Fears cat died from anti-freeze poisoning

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A PET owner has been left devastated after his cat died from suspected anti-freeze poisoning – sparking fears more deaths could follow.

Man charged with nine offences after burglary

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:32am Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN will be appearing in court today, Friday, October 24, charged with nine offences including burglary and fraud.

National security is cited as reason for ignoring council permission on height of fence

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:30am Friday 24th October 2014

THE MoD is putting up a 2.4m-high fence along a stretch of rail line for national security reasons – against the wishes of Southend Council.

Suspected burglar snared by residents

Maldon and Burnham Standard: webpix arrest arrests arrested handcuffs police

8:21am Friday 24th October 2014

A SUSPECTED attempted burglar was caught by police after eagle-eyed residents spotted a man acting suspiciously.

Neighbours seek end to gas works after lucky blast escape

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:30am Friday 24th October 2014

RESIDENTS in Corringham have issued urgent calls for gas main replacement work in their road to be completed after an elderly woman had a lucky escape in a gas explosion in her home.

Canvey drains pledge: No more quick fixes

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A HIGHWAYS boss has promised Canvey residents more will be done to clear drains and gullies.

Major seafront restaurant to be rebuilt in £1.8million transformation

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A landmark seafront restaurant is to be transformed with a £1.8million revamp.

Undercover officers spied on skate park kids

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

POLICE and council officers spied on youngsters at a skate park for two months...but failed to get evidence of any crimes.

Call for investigation after racism claim

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Pat Rackley

4:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A UKIP councillor is demanding an investigation after she was accused of making “racist comments” during a council debate.

South Essex commuters consulted on c2c plans to tackle crowding

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Passenger taken ill, delaying trains

2:33pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

COMMUTERS are being consulted on plans to tackle overcrowding on trains.

Volunteer opportunities available at borough libraries

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:20pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

VOLUNTEERS are being sought to support two of Thurrock Council’s library services.

Council leader: We take child abuse very seriously

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Thurrock Council leader John Kent wants parents to apply in good time.

2:17pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE work put in by Thurrock Council to prevent a child sex scandal like Rotherham was set out by council leader John Kent last night.

Road works will delay bus journeys

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BUS passengers are being warned to expect delays while major roadworks are carried put.

Inspectors praise Benfleet care home

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Care Quality Commission

1:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A CARE home previously criticised for failing has had a major turnaround.

Raiders steal £600 of electricals in burglary

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:59pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BURGLARS stole £600 of electrical items during a break-in.

Couple jailed for stealing thousands from wife's brother

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:35pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A husband and wife from the Basildon area have been jailed for theft and fraud offences following a police investigation last more than three years.

Havens desert adventure

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:30pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

ADVENTUROUS fundraisers spent a week battling through 40-degree temperatures on a trek through the Sahara to support a children’s hospice.

Campaigners fear life-or-death 999 delays if 500 Rayleigh homes get go ahead

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

CAMPAIGNERS fear 500 new homes in Rayleigh could cause unnacceptable delays for 999 crews because roads will not cope with more traffic.

Investigation into animals recovered from travellers site in Aveley continues

Maldon and Burnham Standard: ANIMAL WELFARE: The RSPCA prosecuted a 20-year-old woman for causing suffering to her dogs

11:59am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE RSPCA is continuing to investigate after it recovered more than 80 animals from a travellers site in Aveley.

Council under fire for its home school policy

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Graham Stuart

11:05am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THURROCK Council has come under fire for acting "beyond its power" when it comes to parents choosing how their child is educated...and has been told to urgently change its policy.

Who stole the Kray twins?!

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THEY were notorious for being East London gangsters, but now the Kray twins have become victims of crime themselves – after urban art of the pair was stolen from a derelict building.

Motorcyclist has 'life changing injuries' after bus smash

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:39am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST who was trapped under a bus in a horror smash has suffered life changing injuries.

Ukip ‘coup’ as another defector is welcomed

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A FORMER Tory activist who campaigned for MP Rebecca Harris has defected to Ukip.

53-year-old jumped from behind and robbed for £15

Maldon and Burnham Standard: webpix police generic

7:10am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAN was jumped from behind by two attackers who robbed him in broad daylight of just £15.

'End crash misery at Orsett blind spot' resident appeals

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

AFED-UP resident has made a fresh appeal for a stretch of road in Orsett to be improved after witnessing two crashes in less than a month.

South American police believe man involved in drug smuggling

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A FATHER-of-two is facing extradition to Peru in connection with a £3million drugs bust, more than two years ago.

Royal Mail confirms Rochford centre will close in January

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

ROYAL Mail has confirmed it will close its Rochford delivery office and move services to Southend in January.






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