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Readers share impressive lightning pictures from wild storm

Gazette:

5:27pm Monday 21st July 2014

Maldon Standard Facebook users shared their impressive lightening pictures of the storm last Friday.

Pavements damaged by storms and heavy rain

Gazette:

5:22pm Monday 21st July 2014

The ferocious storm last Friday caused havoc to roads and houses.

Residents carry out survey to prove recycling centre use

Gazette:

9:00am Monday 21st July 2014

A concerned resident carried out a user survey at a recycling centre to prove just how well-used it is.

Firefighters stretched due to flash floods

Gazette:

6:04pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Firefighters have received numerous calls relating to the floods from across the county.

Maldon to host remembrance service to mark start of First World War 100 years ago

Gazette: Maldon's Remembrance Sunday service

5:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Maldon residents can mark centenary of the outbreak of the First World War at a remembrance service.

Maldon mad hatters raise money for Essex Air Ambulance

Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Mad hats helped staff at Calorex Heat Pumps in The Causeway, Maldon, raise money for Essex Air Ambulance.

Jewellery and cash stolen as village home is burgled

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

1:53pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Burglars stole about £1,000 worth of jewellery after breaking into a home in broad daylight.

Country show celebrates another successful year

Gazette:

1:45pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Southminster Flower Show had another successful year.

Housing charity worker scales three peaks to help elderly Maldon residents

Gazette:

12:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A housing association worker scaled three peaks to raise money for elderly residents.

Mid-Essex CCG considering restricting IVF treatment to save money

Gazette:

9:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

Couples trying to start a family could be restricted in how many IVF attempts they are allowed on the NHS to save money.

Children in Maldon and Burnham asked to get thinking caps on for story writing competition

Gazette: Letter: Everyone loves a takeaway

5:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Children are encouraged to let their imaginations run riot with a summer writing competition.

Adult education classes in Maldon on the move

Gazette: Maldon: Man jailed after attempting to steal lead from Maldon library

3:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A listed building currently used as an adult education college could be sold.

Burnham RNLI tasked to sinking yacht

Gazette: Busy day for Burnham RNLI with two calls in the space of three hours

2:22pm Saturday 19th July 2014

The RNLI were scrambled to save three people from a sinking yacht yesterday.

Police search for missing 15-year-old boy

Gazette:

2:20pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Police in Essex are searching for a 15-year-old boy who has gone missing from the Harlow area.

Get the show on the road with It's Show Time in Purleigh

Gazette: Last year's show

12:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

It's Show Time is soon to return to Purleigh.

Councillors agree to 'proactively encourage' planning applications for sites in Maldon's Local Development Plan

Gazette: Toughened lending sees mortgages fall

9:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

Councillors have been accused of “panicking” by agreeing to encourage planning applications for new homes before the Local Development Plan (LDP) is formally in place.

Money available for Maldon health projects

Gazette: ‘Economic madness’ of £150,000 spin doctors

5:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

Health-related projects run by voluntary and community groups in Maldon could apply for grants from the Provide Foundation.

Witness appeal after cyclist is found knocked off his bike

Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

5:20pm Friday 18th July 2014

Police are appealing for information after a cyclist was knocked from his bike in Maldon.

"Almighty storm in France has our name on it" warns Essex weatherman

Gazette: Hail the size of hazelnuts

4:30pm Friday 18th July 2014

The Met office has issued an amber warning for Maldon and is predicting thunder and hail tonight.

Flyposting- the bane of Burnham businesses

Gazette:

1:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

Advertising signs appearing around Burnham, have upset local business owners.

Town council visits 'water recycling' centre

Gazette:

11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Councillors visiting Burnham Water Recycling Centre queried whether proposed new homes would overload the sewage works.

Working fire crews attended 11 incidents during this morning's strike

Gazette: Firefighters tackle car fire in Widnes

9:40am Friday 18th July 2014

Working fire crews attended 11 incidents across Essex since the strike by FBU members began this morning at 6am.

Woman left with head injuries after being attacked in the street

Gazette:

9:00am Friday 18th July 2014

A woman was left bleeding in the road after she was struck over the head with a full shopping bag containing bottles of wine.

Southminster train station affected by 'major disruption'

Gazette: There is disruption on the Greater Anglia service to Southminster

8:49am Friday 18th July 2014

Southminster is among the train stations affected by major disruption today.

Two elderly women targeted by thieves while shopping in Morrison's

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

5:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Two elderly women were targeted by thieves while doing their shopping in Morrison’s in Maldon.

First aid advice for coping in the heatwave

Gazette: Watch out for elderly neighbours in heatwave

4:25pm Thursday 17th July 2014

First aid charity St John Ambulance has issued advice to help people cope in the heatwave.

Tools stolen from properties in Tolleshunt D'Arcy

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

3:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Tools have been stolen from a number of properties in Tolleshunt D’Arcy.

Leisure centre set to build new aerobics studio

Gazette:

1:30pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A lesiure centre has applied for an extension to create an aerobics studio as part of the £2 million investment in the district’s leisure centres.

Illegal fishermen caught on the River Blackwater

Gazette:

10:30am Thursday 17th July 2014

Illegal fishermen were caught and their fish confiscated by residents concerned they were fishing unlawfully in the River Blackwater.

Heybridge Swifts set for move

Gazette:

9:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Heybridge Swifts is moving ahead with plans for a new ground.

Vandals cause thousands of pounds of damage at community Jacks Centre

Gazette:

9:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

The manager of an indoor bowls club has slammed the vandals responsible for causing thousands of pounds of damage.

Carers offered free advice in Burnham

Gazette: There will be a special ‘Quiet Area’ at the Show, where family members or carers can leave a person with dementia in a calm environment supported by a specialist team

5:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Unpaid carers can get free advice on a range of problems next Tuesday.

Priti Patel says constituents still come first despite new ministerial position

Gazette: Priti Patel and PM David Cameron in Delhi last week - PA pic.

1:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

MP Priti Patel says her constituents will still come first despite being promoted into a junior ministerial position in David Cameron’s reshuffle of his front bench.

Nearly £1,000 of goods stolen from car in Maldon

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

12:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Goods worth £940 were stolen from a Ford Fiesta in Narvick Close, Maldon.

Enjoy the sun while it lasts...severe rain warning for Essex this weekend

Gazette: Weather latest: Keep an umbrella handy

11:14am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Essex could enjoy blazing temperatures in the next few days, but the summer sunshine is set to come to an abrupt halt this weekend.

Cars left badly damaged after they were sprayed with green, corrosive liquid

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

10:30am Wednesday 16th July 2014

The paintwork on four cars has been badly damaged after they were sprayed with a green, corrosive liquid.

Heybridge Community Festival promises fun for all

Gazette: A Viking and Anglo-Saxon re-enactment took place at the 2013 festival

9:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Vikings and classic cars will be among the attractions at this year’s Heybridge Community Festival.

Firefighters tackle blaze at Danbury timber yard

Gazette: ONGAR: Fire on school roof

8:50am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Firefighters spent 40 minutes tackling a blaze at a wood merchants.

Ormiston Rivers pupils celebrate end of five years at school with prom

Gazette:

5:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Year 11 pupils at Ormiston Rivers Academy celebrated the end of their time at school with a prom at Stock Brook Manor in Billericay.

Half brother of Maldon MP charged in connection with historic allegation of sexual assault against a child

Gazette: Met Police launches road safety operation with 2,500 officers

4:52pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

The half brother of Maldon’s MP has been charged in connection with a historic allegation of sexual assault.

Car stolen from driveway of home in the early hours of this morning

Gazette:

4:40pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A BMW has been stolen from the driveway of a house in Burnham.

Maldon car owners targeted by thieves - stolen Mercedes found burnt-out

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

3:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A number of cars have been targeted by thieves in the Maldon district.

Mother and school in dispute over son

Gazette:

1:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A school disputes a mother’s claims that her son was not allowed to go to the loo.

Tiny tots take on Wimbledon and the World Cup

Gazette:

11:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Tiny tots took part in their very own World Cup, Dragon Boat race, Wimbledon and Tour de France to raise money for charity.

Meet cricketers ten Doeschate and Masters in South Woodham Ferrers

Gazette: Ryan ten Doeschate is heading off to India with Otago Volts

10:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Ryan ten Doeschate and David Masters will be talking about life at Essex County Cricket Club.

Get in touch with your spiritual side at Heybridge pub

Gazette:

9:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Holistic therapies, spiritual readings and native American drumming will be among the activities at a spiritual awareness event this weekend.

VIDEO: Heybridge toddler features in organ donation awareness film

Gazette:

5:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

A little girl who may need a liver transplant one day has appeared in a video to raise awareness of organ donation,.

Festival organisers team up with legal high drugs charity

Gazette:

1:30pm Monday 14th July 2014

Drugs charity the Angelus Foundation said it was ‘delighted’ to collaborate with Brownstock to educate schoolchildren about the risks associated with legal highs.

The Cups Tesco Express delayed until 2015

Gazette:

10:30am Monday 14th July 2014

A new supermarket due to open in the autumn, has postponed it’s opening date until early Spring while it arranges it’s drainage system.

Number of potholes drops on main roads, but rises on local streets

Gazette: £286k to spend on potholes

10:26am Monday 14th July 2014

The number of potholes on Essex roads have dropped by 20 per cent in just three months.






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