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Cold Norton church comes second in countywide churchyard contest


5:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

St Stephen's Church in Cold Norton has come second in a countywide best kept churchyard competition.

Tools expected to be worth hundreds of pounds stolen from a van in Mayland

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

3:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Tools have been stolen from a van in Imperial Avenue, Mayland.

Southminster library will shut in September to install new technology


1:30pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A library will be shutting for 25 days to install new techonology for visitors.

Man injured after being barged to the ground

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

12:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A man was barged to the ground by two men in a daylight assault.

Air ambulance called to Southminster area in medical emergency


11:08am Friday 22nd August 2014

The Essex and Herts air ambulance attended a male with a medical emergency yesterday morning.

Possible closure of walk-in centre would be a 'big shock'


10:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

Councillors met with medical representatives to grill them over the future of the ‘untenable’ St Peter’s Hospital and the proposed closure of a walk in centre.

Bank Holiday weekend events across the Maldon district: Your guide

Gazette: Last year's crabbing competition

9:48am Friday 22nd August 2014

There's no excuse to stay at home this Bank Holiday weekend.

Daughter defends "fantastic" care home staff after critical review


9:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

A daughter has leapt to the defence of her mother’s care home after a watchdog’s critical reports.

Warning over M25 delays following yesterday's lorry fire: UPDATE - 2 hour delays


8:37am Friday 22nd August 2014

Road users are being warned that long delays are expected on the M25 in Essex this morning while repair work from an overnight lorry fire is carried out.

Burnham RNLI help stranded yacht refloat


8:33am Friday 22nd August 2014

A 26ft yacht was stranded after running aground at the entrance to the River Crouch.

RNLI help small boat struggling on River Blackwater


8:25am Friday 22nd August 2014

Coastguards went to the aid of a small boat struggling on the River Blackwater.

Police burglary investigation: Do you know man with mullet hairstyle?


4:49pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Police are hoping CCTV may help them track down three men in connection with a burglary - one of whom appears to have a mullet hairstyle.

Man is left with cuts and bruises after bottle attack

Gazette: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

4:01pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked from behind with what is believed to have been a bottle.

Police hope to catch bicycle thief who wore "unusual straw hat"


3:57pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A man in his 80s saw a man ride off on his bicycle when he was shopping.

Post stolen from flats in Burnham after letter box was broken into

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

3:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Post has been stolen from flats in Petticrow Quays in Burnham.

Sailing club applied for CCTV before thefts


1:30pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A sailing club hit by thieves applied for planning permission to erect a CCTV mast in April.

Three cars stolen from the dengie in one night

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

12:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Three cars were stolen overnight from outside homes in Burnham and Southminster.

Emotions run high as Maldon and Burnham pupils pick up GCSE results


11:13am Thursday 21st August 2014

Excited and nervous teenagers filled school halls in Maldon and Burnham as they received their GCSE results this morning.

Council cost-cutter a 'waste of money'


7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

Residents have derided as ‘unnecessary’ and a ‘ludicrous’ waste of money, a council move to hire a cost-cutter, paid £650 a day.

New market brings 'community feel' to the area


7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A new market that was greeted with uncertainty when it first arrived is now thriving.

Bank holiday pharmacy opening hours in Maldon

Gazette: Boots is set to fall into US ownership today when drugs firm Walgreens unveils a deal to buy the part of the business it does not already own.

5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Boots pharmacy at 54 High Street Maldon will be open on the bank holiday.

Memory Lane: Derek Argent dips into the archives


3:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Retired photographer Derek Argent has dipped into his archives to dig out some old snaps of Burnham.

Village residents elated after proposal for 24 homes withdrawn


1:30pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Residents are “thrilled” and “elated” after plans for 24 homes in their village were withdrawn.

Goods worth £4,900 have been stolen from a house in Tollesbury

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

12:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Burglars broke into a house in Wycke Lane, Tollesbury and stole £4,900 of goods.

Elderly lady wants to thank good samaritans after fall

Gazette: Compared to the upper end of Maldon High Street

10:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

An elderly lady wants to thank two good samaritans who helped her after she suffered ‘a very nasty fall’ on Maldon high street.

Death rates for most lethal cancers has seen a drop

Gazette: Weight loss can cut your cancer risk, says Yorkshire cancer charity

9:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Death rates for the most lethal cancers have dropped across the region by almost a third in the last 20 years, according to new figures.

Commuters face 3.5% rail fare hike

Gazette: Record number of trains arriving on time

8:50am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Rail passengers face paying hundreds of pounds extra for their annual season tickets next year.

Here's how I won my pothole claim battle with Essex County Council


8:15am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A MOTORIST has won a pothole victory after taking Essex County Council to court.

Essex could see double its average rainfall this month

Gazette: Live updates: Travel disruption expected as severe weather warning issued

5:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Essex could see double its average monthly rainfall in August.

Train flasher is sentenced and ordered to pay £900

Gazette: British Transport Police

3:44pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

An East London man who indecently exposed himself on trains in London, Hertfordshire and Essex has been given a nine-month suspended prison sentence.

Youngsters enjoy rocket and flight event at Stow Maries Aerodrome


3:40pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Youngsters visited Stow Maries Aerodrome for a special rockets and flights discovery event today.

Creative cake shop wins Essex titles and come third nationally


1:30pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A couple of creative friends have won the title of best wedding cake makers in Essex.

Sports clubs encouraged to apply for slice of funding


1:08pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Groups are being encouraged to apply for £250,000 worth of funding to pay for young people to discover a new sport.

Fire crews rescue girl with fingers trapped in library device


12:40pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Firefighters came to the aid of a toddler who had got her fingers trapped in a library service machine. 

Brave sufferers of depression share their experiences after Robin William's death to raise awareness of the illness


12:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

The death of Robin Williams from an apparent suicide has left people all around the world feeling stunned that he could be suffering from depression.

'EPIC' party for sick children and families at Hylands Park


10:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Children with life-limiting conditions and their families were thrown a party ‘of epic proportions’ in Hylands Park.

Festival-goers ejected from V Festival following discovery of laughing gas

5:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

Festival-goers have once again been reminded that laughing gas will not be tolerated at local festivals. 

Police sickness "worryingly high" as officers take 12.4 days off

Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

3:55pm Monday 18th August 2014

Stressed police officers are calling in sick twice as much as five years ago.

Don't Tell the Bride is on the hunt for Essex couples


3:49pm Monday 18th August 2014

A BAFTA award-winning show is looking for contestants from Essex to take part.

Police helicopter assists officers after men spotted acting suspiciously

Gazette: The Essex Police helicopter cost over £1million to run last year

4:04pm Monday 18th August 2014

The police helicopter was called to assist police officers after two men were spotted acting suspiciously in on a farm in Stow Maries. 

Officials cut the ribbon at new children's play area in Southminster


3:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

The new children’s play area in Southminster was officially opened on Friday. 

Is this your dog?


2:27pm Monday 18th August 2014

Is this your dog?

Consultation launched on whether to cut council tax support scheme

Gazette: Community groups urged to apply for cash help

1:46pm Monday 18th August 2014

Maldon District Council is asking all residents to have their say on the scheme which provides financial help to low income households.

Leisure company contract handover 'on track'


1:30pm Monday 18th August 2014

Plans for the district’s leisure centres to change hands are on track, according to the Overview and Scrutiny committee.

Music festival could return to Burnham next summer if organisers can drum up enough support and funding


12:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

Burnham could see the return of its annual music festival next year if organisers are able to drum up support and funding.

Police arrest 72 people at V Festival

Gazette: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

11:49am Monday 18th August 2014

Essex Police demonstrated that criminal activity will not be tolerated at the V-Festival and made 72 arrests over the weekend.

Flooding drain causes 'rivers' of water in the high street


10:30am Monday 18th August 2014

A fast flowing flooded drain is causing havoc on Maldon high street.

Fundraising craft sale this Thursday


9:24am Monday 18th August 2014

A craft sale will be taking place this week.

LATEST: Police release details of immigrants found in shipping container

Gazette: Ariel shot of Tilbury Dock

7:20pm Sunday 17th August 2014

AN INTERNATIONAL murder probe has been launched after a suspected immigrant died in a shipping container at Tilbury Docks.

Star Pets: Eddie and Josh


5:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Eddie the cat and Josh are this week's star pets.



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