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UPDATE 2pm: Hannah Witheridge's family pay tribute to "beautiful, intelligent, loving young woman"


9:33am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE family of a murdered Essex University student have paid tribute to a "beautiful, intelligent, loving young woman".

It's not a dog's life for Essex Police hounds

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

5:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Police dogs in Essex receive better care than in other parts of the country, an investigation revealed.

VIDEO: Shocking footage of two police vehicles being rammed on motorways


3:29pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Detectives have released video footage of two police vehicles being rammed.

Pub beer festival to raise money for air ambulance

Gazette: Collapsed man flown to hospital

1:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A popular watering hole is holding a four day long beer festival to raise money for the air ambulance.

Family still in the dark about the cause of a fire which left them homeless after spreading from a shed nearby


12:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A family is still in the dark about the cause of a fire that left them homeless after destroying their roof.

First World War enthusiast takes football signed by primary school to Christmas truce site


10:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A First World War enthusiast has taken his children and a football signed by their primary school, to the site of the famous Christmas football match truce.

Concern that affordable rural homes will vanish under new Government proposals

Gazette: Today marks the start of the seventh National Apprenticeship Week.

9:33am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Local communities will suffer under Government plans that will reduce the amount of affordable housing in the countryside, England's largest rural network has warned.

Pirates invaded Heybridge Basin for a ship-shape fundraiser


9:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Pirates invaded Heybridge Basin for a ship-shape fundraiser.

23-year-old woman found murdered in Thailand is Essex University student Hannah Witheridge


6:13pm Monday 15th September 2014

A YOUNG woman murdered on a beach in Thailand has been named as Essex University student Hannah Witheridge.

Police appeal after middle aged bearded man exposes himself


5:07pm Monday 15th September 2014

Police are looking for help in identifying a man who indecently exposed himself.

Places for People to run leisure centres from October 1 after contracts officially signed

Gazette: Blackwater Leisure Centre

6:03pm Monday 15th September 2014

Sports enthusiasts can celebrate after contracts promising refurbishment and new facilities for the district’s leisure centres were officially signed.

Phones 4U closed its doors today after going into administration

Gazette: Conversations should be private

4:02pm Monday 15th September 2014

Phones 4u stores across north Essex closed their doors today after the company was forced into administration.

Intruders tracked after being disturbed breaking into car

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

1:30pm Monday 15th September 2014

Two intruders were tracked after a Maldon resident disturbed them while they were trying to break into his car.

Hundreds of pounds of damage caused to council sign

Gazette: Maldon district: Government cost saving report offers nothing new, insist district council

10:30am Monday 15th September 2014

Hundreds of pounds of damage was caused to a council sign overnight last Monday.

Man is fined after selling "cancer cure" which he made at home

Gazette: Thirty six officers at Essex County Council pocketed more than £100,000

9:24am Monday 15th September 2014

A man claiming to sell a cure for cancer has been fined £750 following an investigation by Essex Trading Standards.

Developers submit application in connection with plans for 80 new Burnham homes

Gazette: Today marks the start of the seventh National Apprenticeship Week.

5:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Developers have applied for outline planning permission for up to 80 new homes in Burnham.

Police advise shoppers to keep an eye on bags after spate of purse thefts

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

1:30pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Police are advising shoppers to keep an eye on their bags while they are shopping.

Digger worth thousands stolen from Woodham Walter


10:30am Sunday 14th September 2014

A digger worth £40,000 was stolen between midnight last Tuesday and 9am last Sunday .

Villagers voice concerns over 120 new homes


9:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Residents believe the arrival of 120 homes would “spoil” their village.

Children's hospices supported by family fun and dog day

Gazette: Layer Marney Tower.

9:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Children's hospices will be supported by a family fun day at the historic Layer Marney Tower.

Memory Lane: Burnham beach


5:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Reader Sheila Rickwood sent in this old snap.

Art group celebrates 50th anniversary of first exhibition


3:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A art group is celebrating fifty “glorious” years of painting and exhibitions.

Shed and garage broken into within two days of each other

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

1:30pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Two break ins happened in the space of two days last week.

Blackwater Leisure Centre given the go ahead for new aerobics studio

Gazette: Blackwater Leisure Centre

12:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Plans have been given the go ahead for major refurbishment at Maldon and Burnham leisure centres.

Police request car owners always leave vehicles locked after string of crimes

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

10:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

Police are requesting owners ensure their vehicles are locked at all times with no valuables left on view after a string of vehicle crimes.

Bumper turn out expected for Burnham Carnival


9:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Burnham Carnival is fast approaching and organisers are hoping for a bumper turn out this year.

Ambulance service marks World Sepsis Day

Gazette: Concerns raised over ambulance response times

5:21pm Friday 12th September 2014

The East of England Ambulance Service is marking World Sepsis Day tomorrow by raising awareness of the signs of the killer condition.

Heartless thieves steal house sign commemorating family's dead pets


3:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

A family are appealing for the return of a stolen house sign commemorating their dead pets.

Reward is offered in the hunt to find man suspected of 1998 murder


1:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

The family of a man murdered in Colchester nearly 16 years ago have urged the public to come forward with information as a reward of up £2,000 has been offered to help trace a man suspected of the killing.

Dad speaks of his shock after car bursts into flames on way home from daughter's birthday party


12:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

A dad has spoken of his shock after his car burst into flames while he was driving home from his daughter’s birthday party.

Police appeal after burglars steal TV from Military Welfare Offices


11:56am Friday 12th September 2014

Police are appealing for information following the theft of a TV from the Military Welfare Offices in Cottonwood Close, Colchester on September 8.

MP expresses concern St Peter's is 'not appropriate for a modern day hospital'

Gazette: St Peter's Hospital

10:30am Friday 12th September 2014

Maldon's MP has expressed concern that if progress is not made with plans for a new community hospital soon, St Peter’s will fail a future inspection.

Memory Lane with Derek Argent: Sam's Timber Yard


9:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Retired photographer Derek Argent has dipped into his archives.

VIDEO: Marconi Sailing Club uses drone to film breathtaking scenery


8:59am Friday 12th September 2014

You would be forgiven for thinking these images of white sands and sparking water were captured in the Med.

Police step up patrols as 5,750 gadgets are stolen from train passengers

Gazette: British Transport Police

6:20pm Thursday 11th September 2014

British Transport Police (BTP) is today urging university students to protect their phones, tablets and laptops from theft on trains and Tubes.

'I have no regrets calling 999' says woman who witnessed tombstoner


5:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A driving instructor says she has no regrets about phoning police after seeing a woman jump off a Maldon bridge.

Ceremony to commemorate the first soldier from Burnham to be killed in the First World War will be held on Sunday


4:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A ceremony will be held to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of a Burnham soldier who died in the first world war.

Tell the council what you think will benefit your community


3:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Maldon District Council wants to hear what you think they should be focusing on to benefit your community.

Councillor defends popular Outreach programme against cuts


12:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

The Mayor of Burnham defended the area against the possibility of cuts to the Outreach programme run by the Citizens Advice Bureau.

'Back to Netball' to bring Maldon women back to the sport


10:30am Thursday 11th September 2014

Newbie netballers are invited to come and throw a ball around in Promenade Park for the next 10 weeks.

Lidl submits planning application for new Maldon store

Gazette: Lidl, where armed machete robber James Tomlinson was a deputy manager

9:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

Lidl is a step closer to bringing a store and 19 new flats to Maldon after submitting two planning applications.

Taxi firm speaks out after cabbie 'used as a punch bag' by customer in assault over £8 fare


9:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

A taxi driver was attacked and “used as a punch bag” by a customer in a row over an £8 fare.

Branch manager slams 'mindless yobbos' who wreck newly refurbished shops


9:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

The manager of a newly refurbished shop has slammed ‘mindless’ vandals who caused thousands of pounds worth of damage only weeks after it reopened.

New domestic violence rules help protect 100 Essex women and men

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

8:38am Thursday 11th September 2014

Essex Police have now helped secure the safety of 100 women and men by using new legislation to protect them from the risk of domestic violence.

Man suffers spinal injuries in loft fall

Gazette: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

6:09pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A man suffered suspected spinal injuries after falling in his loft.

Way police deal with crime is a 'postcode lottery'

Gazette: webpix arrest arrested arrests police handcuffs

5:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Victims of crime face a postcode lottery when it comes to getting justice or whether police even attend the incident, according to HM Inspectorate of Constabulary.

Police probe after wedding guest suffers grazed head and black eye


3:29pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Police are investigating after a wedding guest suffered a grazed head and a black eye.

Meetings of Maldon District Council and committees could be recorded if proposal is passed


3:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Sound recordings of meetings of Maldon District Council may be introduced on a permanent basis.

Oarsome family fun this weekend with Row 4A Reason

Gazette: Maldon: Crowds gather for pirate-themed Row 4a Reason event

2:14pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

An oarsome weekend of rowing and fun-filled activities will take place this weekend.

Blooming lovely prize for Promenade park


1:30pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Maldon's popular Promenade Park has carried home a winning title at Anglia in Bloom this year.



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