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Firecrew sent to help retrieve man with broken ankle from loft


2:30pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A firecrew assisted paramedics in rescuing a man from his loft, after he had broken his ankle.

Council considering possible council tax rise


1:30pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Councillors at the Finance and Corporate Services Committee meeting heard a rise in council tax is being considered.

Producers are on the hunt for weight loss couples to star in TV new series

Gazette: Weightloss Workshop

12:48pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Essex couples are being encouraged to take part in a BBC series.

Maldon Regatta hailed a "great success" by organisers


11:45am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Sailing fans flocked to Hythe Quay in Maldon to watch the regatta and enjoy a day on the prom.

The Dengie's University of the Third Age reaches first birthday


10:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The Dengie's University of the Third Age (U3A) movement is celebrating it’s first anniversary, with more than double the number of the original participants.

Two-vehicle smash leaves road blocked in Layer Marney: UPDATE - ROAD CLEARED


10:10am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A two-vehicle crash left a road blocked in Layer Marney.

Lifeboats aid in search for vulnerable missing person


9:12am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The coastguard and two lifeboats were searching for a vulnerable missing person early yesterday morning.

First bus crashes into lamppost on Heybridge route


8:47am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Drivers were surprised to see a damaged bus near the Bentalls complex, Heybridge, yesterday.

Church appeals for funding help for garden maintenance


8:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Churchgoers and wellwishers are being asked to make donations to help maintain a Tiptree chapel garden and graveyard.

Could Mr Fiddles be Maldon's most miserable looking cat?


5:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Could this be Maldon's most mournful looking cat?

New school starter pictures in this week's Standard


4:27pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Our First Class supplement will be in this week’s paper (Oct 2).

Camera crews descend on Burnham farm for farmers bootcamp


1:30pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Cameras were rolling on a Burnham farm this summer, to film a ‘farmers bootcamp’.

Walking football and sessions for busy workers to kick off in Maldon


12:11pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Busy workers can now head straight from the office to the pitch now that new football sessions have kicked off in Maldon.

Car impaled on railings/hedge in Woodham Mortimer smash


11:49am Tuesday 30th September 2014

No-one is believed to have been seriously injured yesterday after a car ploughed into railings and a hedge.

Homeless man arrested on suspicion of murder in Chelmsford this morning

Gazette: Police are hunting for a man after a robbery and assault in Morden this morning.

11:39am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after the body of a man was found in a property in Broomfield Road in Chelmsford.

IN PICTURES: Your Macmillan Coffee Mornings


11:23am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Across the Maldon district, schools, clubs, councils and businesses held Macmillan Coffee Mornings to raise vital charity funds.

Concern over plans to demolish 'iconic' buildings for flats


10:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Residents are concerned about plans to demolish ‘iconic’ buildings to build flats.

Drive to recruit more lollipop people

Gazette: FINAL CROSSING: Sheila Gaskell is about to hang up her lollipop after 40 years' service

8:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Essex County Council has launched a drive to recruit lollipop people. 

Burnham Carnival celebrates another successful year


5:02pm Monday 29th September 2014

Burnham's magical, illuminated procession drew crowds from far and wide.

Driver taken to hospital after vehicle overturned


5:38pm Monday 29th September 2014

An overturned vehicle has partially blocked a road in Tolleshunt D'Arcy.

Transport police crackdown on misuse of railway crossings

Gazette: British Transport Police

5:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

People who misuse railway crossings are being targeted by British Transport Police (BTP) as it attempts to reduce the thousands of cases each year.

Single vehicle accident as car crashes into boundary fence


3:46pm Monday 29th September 2014

A road is closed following a crash in the Woodham Mortimer area.

'Schools are stronger when they work together': teachers join forces to share their skills


3:31pm Monday 29th September 2014

Teachers joined forces to share their skills and expertise at a special training session.

Range Rover Sport stolen after police warning about 4x4 vehicle thefts

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

1:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

Another Range Rover has been stolen, after police issued warnings about 4x4 thefts last week.

Police warn homeowners to ensure doors are locked completely

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

10:30am Monday 29th September 2014

Homeowners with UPVC doors are being warned to ensure they lock their doors completely, to avoid thieves entering.

Bradwell pub fire "accidental" after fryer left unattended as owners watched golf


11:19am Monday 29th September 2014

A fire investigation has ruled that the blaze which destroyed the King's Head pub in Bradwell on Friday evening was an accident. 

Police appeal after Essex woman, who is thought to suffer depression, goes missing


10:10am Monday 29th September 2014

Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a woman missing from her home.

Police appeal to track bike thief: Do you recognise this man?


10:01am Monday 29th September 2014

Police are appealing for help to trace a man captured on CCTV in connection with a bike theft at Chelmsford train station.

Police appeal for witnesses after fatal motorcycle collision yesterday

Gazette: Murder probe after man is knifed in Greenford

9:19am Monday 29th September 2014

Police are investigating a collision between a motorcycle and a car which claimed the life of the bike rider.

RNLI tow yacht inland after engine fails


9:06am Monday 29th September 2014

The Burnham RNLI lifeboat towed a yacht to harbour after it suffered engine failure.

Bingo nights to raise funds for Maldon Carnival


5:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Bingo nights will be raising funds for Maldon Carnival.

Police appeal for witnesses following man assaulted on High Street

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

1:30pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Police have appealed for witnesses after a man was assaulted outside a Maldon pub.

Funeral directors puts up plaque to commemorate long standing employee


10:30am Sunday 28th September 2014

A funeral home is putting up a plaque in memory of a former employee.

Tillingham band The Mays celebrates 40 years


9:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

Ever heard about the missing Tillingham phone box?

Burnham Post Office to undergo refurbishment

Gazette: FOUR people have been sacked and another two have resigned as part of an investigation into potential fraud at a call centre, The Northern Echo has learnt.

9:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

Burnham Post Office is set to be modernised and will also be increasing its opening hours.

Car and dog show takes place in Purleigh tomorrow


5:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

If you love cars and dogs, Purleigh is the place to be tomorrow (Sept 28).

Strongmen pull 50-ton train for charity


1:30pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Muscle men pulled a train the weight of five elephants to raise money and awareness for an incurable neurological condition.

Housing firm submits scaled back planning application


10:30am Saturday 27th September 2014

A housing firm has submitted a scaled back planning application for 45 homes.

Big band comes to Bradwell village hall tonight


9:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

A big band will be making a welcome return to Bradwell village hall today (Sept 27). 

IN PICTURES: Fire tears through village pub in Bradwell-on-Sea


12:40am Saturday 27th September 2014

Residents fear the "heart of the village" has been lost after a fire tore through a public house in Bradwell-on-Sea.

Blazing Bradwell-on-Sea pub fire is thought to be "suspicious"


7:25pm Friday 26th September 2014

Fire fighters are tackling a blaze at the Kings Head pub in Bradwell-on-Sea.

Police renew appeal over vicious assault of 13-year-old


6:49pm Friday 26th September 2014

Police have appealed for information about an assault at Wickford in which a 13-year-old boy was pushed over and repeatedly kicked in the face and back.

Pub holds cider, cheese and wine festival this weekend

Gazette: Cheese (3072105)

4:56pm Friday 26th September 2014

Wine tasting will be coming to The Norton pub this weekend during the Cider, Cheese and Wine Festival.

Pupils get fresh new look and reception area


3:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

A school has saved parents some pennies by buying each pupil a jumper and bookbag after updating its uniform.

Police warning after fraudsters contact elderly people for bank details

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

1:30pm Friday 26th September 2014

Police have issued an advisory warning after fraudsters contacted two people and tried to take their bank details.

Councillor hopes residents will be eligible for grant to stop flooding

Gazette: The Street in Latchingdon. Pic taken by Emma Elliott

12:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

A councillor hopes that flooded properties in Latchingdon may be eligible for grants to prevent it happening again.

Walkers raise thousands in fourth Forget Me Not walk


10:30am Friday 26th September 2014

The fourth Forget Me Not walk raised thousands of pounds for two proud parents charity in memory of their son.

Maldon district among the unhappiest in the country according to new wellbeing survey


10:42am Friday 26th September 2014

Maldon residents are among the least happy in the country according to a new wellbeing survey.

Shed Project praised by Maldon Town Mayor


9:35am Friday 26th September 2014

Praise has been heaped on a “fantastic” male-orientated community project following its official launch.

Inquest opened into death of motorcyclist

Gazette: webpix coroners coroner's court inquest coroner

5:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

An inquest has been opened into the death of a motorcyclist.



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