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Mum distraught over missing dog

Gazette: Rex the american bulldog has been missing since Wednesday

10:30am Sunday 20th April 2014

A distraught mother will tell her children their missing dog is not coming back, unless he is found this week.

Runners from across the world come to Maldon for challenge

Gazette: The Hash House Harriers in Maldon

9:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

Runners from around the world descended on Maldon to follow a ‘hares and hounds’ trail.

Man charged with murder of Southend man stabbed in Braintree

8:32pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Police have charged a man with murder after a man was stabbed in Braintree.

Maldon neighbours to run 100km for children with cancer

Gazette: Ross Holland and Nigel Stead

5:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Two neighbours will run the equivalent of more than two marathons in memory of a 14-year-old girl who died of cancer.

Noise concerns scupper rubbish depot opening time changes

Gazette: Maldon district: 1,000 complaints over rubbish collection blunders

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Councillors opposed plans by their own council to change the opening times of a rubbish collection depot.

Tributes paid to young Southend dad who died after being stabbed in Braintree

Gazette: Michael Haastrup

1:11pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Tributes have been paid to a man who was stabbed in Braintree.

Developer hopes to transform Burnham boatyard into housing complex

12:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A developer hopes to transform a Burnham boatyard into a housing and office complex.

Woman refuses to be beaten by 'toughest race on earth'

Gazette: Fiona at the finish of the race with her mother Muriel Oakes

10:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

A RACE dubbed the ‘toughest race on earth’ has not beaten a local woman.

Maldon's MP helps mum go on holiday just in the nick of time

Gazette: John Whittingdale MP says the public is shocked by phone hacking scandal

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A mum is praising the efforts of Maldon’s MP after he organised for her daughter’s passport to arrive just in the nick of time - the day before her holiday.

Restoration Man show comes to Great Braxted

Gazette: The Old School House

5:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Architect George Clarke will be filming The Restoration Man in Great Braxted.

Try a bush tucker challenge in Burnham - ants and bug smoothies anyone?

Gazette: A weaver ant

3:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Fancy tasting some queen weaver ants and bug jelly washed down with a mixed bug smoothie?

Thieves continue to target parking meters

Gazette: Thieves are targeting parking meters

1:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

Thieves are continuing to target parking meters.

Family dog left fighting for its life after adder bite

Gazette: Del at the vets

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A beloved family dog was left fighting for his life after he was bitten by a snake in long grass.

Royal Navy vessel to visit Burnham

Gazette: HMS Blazer is heading for Burnham

11:59am Friday 18th April 2014

A Royal Navy vessel will be docking in Burnham.

Couple forced to live in tent

Gazette: Nick Alger and Chloe Hutchings are relying on friends for shelter

10:30am Friday 18th April 2014

A HOMELESS couple say they have been living in a tent and sofa surfing after accommodation arranged by their local council was suddenly withdrawn.

Police investigate crash between car and motorbike in Althorne

Gazette: Police at the scene of the crash

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A motorcyclist suffered serious injuries after he was in collision with a car.

Motorbike and guide dog feature in town's story of Easter

Gazette: Michael Hall  and Bishop of Bradwell John Wraw

5:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

An actor performing as Jesus will enter South Woodham Ferrers on a Harley Davidson motorbike. One Life, One Passion - the story of Easter - will be performed in the town centre at 11am tomorrow and on Saturday.

Retired Essex Police dog looking for new home

Gazette: Retired Essex Police dog looking for new home

3:43pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Charlie, the eight-year-old Cocker Spaniel is part of the Essex Police Dog Unit, which provides countywide support to specialist operations and supports officers in their day to day efforts to keep crime down.

Businessman concerned road closure will hit takings

Gazette: Mo Nabi in the deserted road on Tuesday

3:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Businesses fear a road closure has stifled passing trade.

Young group promoting real ale launches

Gazette: Members Chris Chatman, Micah Cox, Peter Donovan and Nick Barrell

2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A new group promoting real ale and community pubs has launched this week.

New company launches by donating to charity fund

Gazette: Mark Percival, director of new Aspray Chelmsford

1:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A new company intending to make Maldon it’s ‘nucleus’ is donating to charity for every person that attends it’s launch night.

Maldon's beer festival hailed as one of the most successful yet

Gazette: Lisa Titmarsh and Mike Cutler show their special festival glasses

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Cheers to Maldon!

Firemen lead 'fantastic' Firebreak course for young adults with Down's Syndrome

Gazette: A young participant enjoying the Firebreak course

10:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

Firemen taught young people with Down's Syndrome about fire safety in a ‘fantastic’ special Firebreak course at Maldon Fire Station. The four day long course was aimed at improving the youngsters confidence through taking on challenging tasks. The 13 participants used the powerful fire hose reels, wore specialist breathing apparatus and climbed up ladders to rescue people trapped in smoke logged rooms. The tasks were designed to show the value of team work and responsibility in the young people that took part.

'We'll boycott Maldon if our licence fees go up' say cabbies

Gazette: Colin Parker with his petition

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Taxi drivers are threatening to boycott Maldon if councillors vote to increase their licence fees.

Council to start campaign for new nuclear power station by December

Gazette: Burnham: 1,000 jobs to go at Bradwell power station

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Maldon District Council will campaign for a new nuclear power station by the end of the year in a bid to boost the district’s economy.

Nature inspires artist's latest project - now she needs your help to get it off the ground

Gazette: Lindsey Chessum

5:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

An artist is looking for local people to invest in an ambitious project.

Maldon hospice to reopen after floods forced it to close eight months ago

Gazette: Some of the flood damage last August

3:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A hospice is reopening, eight months after it was severely flooded.

Sailing club invites would-be sailors to give it a try

Gazette: SAIL INVITE: Pico dinghy sailing on Portland Harbour

2:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Have a go at sailing with Eyott Sailing Club in South Woodham Ferrers on Saturday.

Mum says thugs who smashed up home will not beat family

Gazette: One of the mobile homes attacked by thugs

1:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A brave mum who had her home smashed up by thugs has spoken out to say that she ‘will not let them beat us’.

Stallholders wanted for Maldon Easter Monday market

Gazette: The splash park based in Promenade Park, pictured on a previously busy day

12:28pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The popular bank holiday markets return to Promenade Park, Maldon on Easter Monday.

Walkers discover dead porpoise on beach

Gazette: Angela Gardner with the dead porpoise

10:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Two people strolling along the beach at Burnham Marshes stumbled across a dead porpoise.

Investment promised as Greater Anglia franchise extended to 2016

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

9:34am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Greater Anglia will continue to operate north Essex’s mainline trains until October 2016.

New bid to make village pub into a home

Gazette: The DuCane Arms is currently up for let

3:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Owners of a village pub are making another bid to turn it into a home.

Grandmother raising awareness of kinship carers

Gazette: Lyn Griggs with grandchildren Alice, left and Rebecca, right

1:30pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A grandmother caring for her grandchildren is raising awareness of the two hundred thousand kinship carers in the UK.

Jobs at plant pot manufacturer secured by £2milllion investment

1:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

More than 60 jobs have been safeguarded after a leading plant pot manufacturer announced a £2million investment in its operations in Mundon.

Lorry driver could face prosecution after vehicle overturns

Gazette: Photo credit: the Essex Police Commercial Vehicle Unit

1:44pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A lorry driver could face prosecution after his vehicle went into a ditch and shed its load of straw bales.

Mum helps man who fell over and waits 90 minutes for an ambulance

Gazette: Lauren Wallace with her daughter Sienna

10:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A mum was shocked when she helped an elderly gentleman who had fallen over and ended up waiting 90 minutes for an ambulance.

Flood victims could be entitled to council tax discount

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

10:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Flood victims could be entitled to a council tax discount under a new scheme.

New walk-in youth sport clubs to start after £6k funding boost

Gazette: Nick Alston

3:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

The doors will soon open for new drop-in sports clubs after a funding boost.

UPDATE: Man airlifted to hospital after serious accident in Althorne

Gazette: Lifesavers - Essex Air Ambulance

2:54pm Monday 14th April 2014

Ambulance crews and the Essex Air Ambulance are at the scene of serious crash in Althorne.

Man raises money for hospice trekking through Burma

Gazette: Michael Potts is preparing for his charity trek

1:30pm Monday 14th April 2014

A man is trekking through jungle on the other side of the world to raise money for the hospice that looked after his partner’s stepfather in his dying days.

Cannon may be restored to sea wall

Gazette: Alex Jennings with his own cannon that he has restored

10:30am Monday 14th April 2014

A TWO hundred year old cannon may be restored after a Burnham man expressed concerns over it’s state.

Benefit shake-up sees 400 face court action

Gazette: Time for Wirral charities to stake a claim for Gannett Foundation cash

8:59am Monday 14th April 2014

More than 400 people were summonsed to court over unpaid council tax following new benefits reforms.

Update: One man has died in serious accident

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

5:35pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A serious road accident has caused Essex Regiment Way to be closed.

New town councillor looks set to be co-opted after no by-election is called

4:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A new town councillor looks likely to be co-opted.

Mum left bereft after favourite picture stolen from house

Gazette: The stolen picture had been a Christmas present from Mrs Curwood's son

10:30am Sunday 13th April 2014

A mum has been left confused and bereft after a bizarre house burglary.

Prom visitors will park elsewhere, claim friends group

Gazette: Prom visitors will park elsewhere, claim friends group

4:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Increased parking charges at one of the district’s busiest tourist attractions could lead to congestion in residential streets, it has been claimed.

St Peter's Hospital recognised at awards evening

Gazette: Jeanette Pratt with John Willis, chairman of Provide

1:30pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Two Provide services at St Peter’s Hospital have come first and second for customer recognition in Essex.

Councillors due to consider plans to restore fire-damaged marina

Gazette: A submitted picture of Blackwater Marina from the air

12:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Plans to revitalise a fire-ravaged marina are due to be considered by councillors.

Peter Rabbit is visiting Southminster library during Easter week

Gazette: Peter Rabbit is coming to visit Southminster library

10:30am Saturday 12th April 2014

Peter Rabbit is visiting Southminster Library during Easter week.


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