Pair face phone hacking allegations

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Neil Wallis is due in court to face phone hacking allegations

3:21am Thursday 21st August 2014

Former News of the World deputy editor Neil Wallis and former features editor at the tabloid Jules Stenson are today due to appear in court over allegations of phone hacking.

Court challenge over badger cull

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The badger cull policy is the subject of a new legal challenge

3:21am Thursday 21st August 2014

The Badger Trust is back in court today with a new legal challenge over the Government's badger cull policy.

Funeral of MH17 victim to be held

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Newcastle fan Liam Sweeney was the first British victim to be identified from the wreckage

3:21am Thursday 21st August 2014

The funeral of the first British victim to be identified from the wreckage of Flight MH17 will take place today.

Sir Cliff turns down civic honour

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Sir Cliff's 1992 Number 7 hit I Still Believe in You is less than 500 copies off the Top 40

4:04pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Sir Cliff Richard has turned down the f reedom of his a dopted Portuguese home city after finding himself at the centre of a police sex abuse investigation.

Schools to get GCSEs 'sharp shock'

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Exams regulator Ofqual warned there was likely to be "variability" in grades this summer

3:53pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Schools that used to play the system by entering pupils for exams early and multiple times could be in for a "sharp shock" tomorrow when GCSE results are published, it has been suggested.

Four arrests in letter bombs probe

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The Armed Forces careers office in Canterbury, Kent, where suspected explosive devices were found

12:15pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Four people have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in a spate of attempted dissident republican letter bomb attacks in Northern Ireland and England, including on a number of Armed Forces recruitment offices.

Dissent makes rate rise more likely

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Two members of the Bank of England's committee voted for a 0.25% rise

10:01am Wednesday 20th August 2014

The prospect of an interest rate hike before the end of the year was reopened today as it was revealed that two members of the Bank of England's monetary policy committee (MPC) voted for a 0.25% rise this month.






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