Caine hailed 'greatest movie actor'

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Sir Michael Caine arrives at the Royal Albert Hall for an interview with Jonathan Ross as they look back on his career with clips and music from his best-known films in aid of the NSPCC

8:07pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Sir Michael Caine was hailed as the "greatest movie actor" Britain has produced as stars gathered to celebrate his career at London's Albert Hall.

'A lot of romance' in Dracula film

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Luke Evans stars in the new Dracula movie

7:58pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Luke Evans revealed fans may be surprised by how romantic his new film Dracula Untold is, at the premiere in London tonight.

Embattled bank defends tattoo ad

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The Co-operative Bank suffered "a hurricane of negative publicity"

3:32pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

The Co-operative Bank's ethics chief was today forced to defend a new television advert depicting a man having "Ethics & Values" etched on his back after it emerged the tattoo was a fake.

Mother's plea to missing daughter

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The parents of 15-year-old Yusra Hussien, who is believed to be heading to join extremists in Syria, have urged her to come home

12:37pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

The mother of a missing schoolgirl feared to be heading to Syria after becoming radicalised online has made an emotional plea for her to "please, please come back".

Begg condemns Muslim 'demonisation'

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Moazzam Begg has walked free from jail

11:07am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg accused the Government of "demonising the Muslim community" as he walked free from jail after terror charges linked to the civil war in Syria were dramatically dropped.

Tesco £250m overstatement probed

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Details of a Tesco overstatement emerged in an announcement last week

7:19am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The City regulator has launched a probe into a £250 million overstatement of half-year profit by Tesco.

Parents 'devastated' at Alice death

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Alice Gross was last seen more than a month ago

1:09am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The parents of missing teenager Alice Gross have said they are "completely devastated" after a body found in a river was identified as that of their daughter.

Man held in 'exploitation' probe

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The offences allegedly occurred in Aylesbury

4:29pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A man has been arrested by police investigating alleged child sex exploitation.

Sherlock foes in Roses rematch

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is linking up again with screen foe Andrew Scott

4:27pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Andrew Scott are set to rekindle their rivalry playing kings in the BBC's latest Shakespeare adaptation.

Samsung reassure over handset gap

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Samsung have told owners of its new Galaxy Note 4 that a gap between the screen and the body is nothing to worry about

3:32pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Samsung is the latest major smartphone manufacturer to suffer a public design issue after reports of a gap between the screen and metal body of the new Galaxy Note 4 handset.

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