Brown reveals Amy-Mandela jail joke

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Amy Winehouse performs during the Hyde Park concert marking Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday

4:25am Monday 1st September 2014

Nelson Mandela had a soft spot for singer Amy Winehouse after a quip she made about his time in prison - former prime minister Gordon Brown has revealed.

Father tells of sea rescue anguish

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Isaac Nash, from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, was swept out to sea at Aberffraw, Anglesey, north Wales (North Wales Police/PA)

2:58am Monday 1st September 2014

The father of a boy who went missing in the sea while on holiday was rescuing his younger son from the water when he lost sight of the older sibling, it has emerged.

Poll reveals public's care concerns

Maldon and Burnham Standard: A recent poll shows more investment in the care system is wanted by the public, it has been suggested

2:11pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Just one quarter of people think they will receive the social service care they need in old age or if they suffer disability, according to new research.

RAF help Iraq humanitarian aid drop

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The Hercules aircraft formed part of an international effort to resupply the town

11:01am Sunday 31st August 2014

RAF transport planes have taken part in an air drop to bring urgently needed humanitarian aid to the besieged Iraqi town of Amirli, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said.

Call to tackle childhood obesity

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Medical experts are urging the Government to set up a taskforce to tackle childhood obesity

10:18am Sunday 31st August 2014

Doctors have called for an emergency taskforce to be set up to tackle childhood obesity.

Counter-terror talks to continue

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said the country faces "very real threats"

2:30am Sunday 31st August 2014

Negotiations between the two coalition parties over controversial plans to extend counter-terrorism powers will continue tomorrow in an effort to reach agreement before David Cameron addresses MPs.

Ashya granny attacks police tactics

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Police are to question the parents of Ashya King, five, who were arrested in Spain after taking him from a UK hospital where he was being treated for a brain tumour (Hampshire Police/PA)

2:07am Sunday 31st August 2014

The grandmother of a five-year-old brain cancer patient whose parents took him out of hospital without doctors' consent has blasted police for arresting the couple.

Less meat 'key' to food security

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The shift towards meat-heavy Western diets means agricultural yields will not meet projected food demands for the world population in 2050, experts predict

6:08pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Eating less meat is "essential" to ensure future demand for food can be met and "dangerous" climate change avoided, experts have warned.

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