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Festival complains about councillor's behaviour

Gazette: Maldon: Former mayor wins four-year benefit fraud battle

9:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Brownstock festival directors have made a formal complaint about a councillor’s behaviour during a licensing hearing.

Field catches fire in South Woodham Ferrers

Gazette: ONGAR: Fire on school roof

5:24pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Firefighters were called to extinguish a field that had caught fire. 

Commuter speaks out over cancelled trains and delayed journeys


5:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A commuter has slammed the “horrific” train service he uses after becoming exasperated by regular delays and cancelled trains.

Burnham residents surprised by drugs raid in 'nice and quiet' road


3:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Reisdents were surprised police targeted a Burnham street in a drugs crackdown.

Great war aerodrome to hold First World War event


12:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

An aerodrome used during the First World War will commemorate a century since the war began by turning their lights out.

Coastguard crews called to assist crew of broken down yacht

Gazette: A man had to contact the Coastguard on his mobile phone as his VHF radio on board was not working

11:05am Thursday 31st July 2014

The South Woodham Coastguard Rescue Team were called to assist with a broken down yacht.

Taxi driver attacked in row over fare


9:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

A taxi driver was attacked and held by the throat after a row over a £40 fare.

'Finally some justice has been done': Firm is fined £100,000 over death of worker


9:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

A firm has been fined £100,000 after a worker died when the tailgate of a hydraulic trailer closed onto his neck.

Firefighters called to a house fire in Southminster

Gazette: ONGAR: Fire on school roof

8:44am Thursday 31st July 2014

Firefighters were called to a house fire in Kings Road last night. 

Plans for a controversial solar farm have been refused


5:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Plans for a controversial solar farm have been refused for a second time.

Plans to merge fishing lakes at Heybridge withdrawn


3:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Plans to merge two fishing lakes have been withdrawn following confusion over whether the water is a river, lake or reservoir.

Aerodrome to house First World War aircraft permanently


12:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A unique aerodrome may become home to First World War aircraft permanently, including planes owned by Lord of the Ring’s director, Sir Peter Jackson.

Woman in her 90s taken to hospital after car collides into sheltered housing complex in Maldon


10:20am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A woman in her 90s was taken to hospital after a car collided into the side of a sheltered housing complex.

Burnham in Bloom winners celebrate their achievements


9:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Burnham in bloom winners gathered to celebrate their achievements last Friday.

Reports of car crashed into house in Maldon

6:57pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A car has collided with a house in Maldon.

Moat is highly commended in small business awards


5:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A housing association has been highly commended at a national award ceremony.

Man flown to hospital after 'small explosion' on boat

Gazette: Collapsed man flown to hospital

1:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A coastguard team rushed to the aid of a sailor who suffered burns after an explosion on his boat.

Primary school told it needs to improve following inspection by Ofsted


12:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A primary school has been told that it needs to improve following an inspection by Ofsted.

Police successfully use protection notices 54 times in eight weeks to protect 'at risk' victims

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

11:03am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Essex Police have used new legislation to protect women believed to be at risk of domestic violence 54 times since the system went live eight weeks ago.

Crackdown on marine crime

Gazette: Boats at the Quay for Burnham week

10:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A Tiptree man has received a 14 month prison sentence following a police investigation into thefts from Burnham Yacht Harbour.

Man bailed following South Woodham motorbike crash

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

9:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A man has been bailed following a fatal collision between a car and a motorbike last Friday.

Dog agility, Vikings and classic cars keep visitors entertained at the Heybridge Community Festival


5:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

Crowds enjoyed classic cars and Zumba dancing at the annual Heybridge Community Festival.

School told it is is 'taking effective action' to tackle areas needing improvement

3:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

A school that was told it needed to improve for the second time in under two years is taking “effective action” to tackle areas highlighted by inspectors.

Charity head shave raises more than £1,000 for Macmillan


1:30pm Monday 28th July 2014

A woman raised more than one thousand pounds, by shaving her hair off as part of a charity campaign.

Anglia in Bloom judges mark town on gardening prowess


10:30am Monday 28th July 2014

Anglia in Bloom judges descended on Maldon last Tuesday, to mark the town on it’s gardening prowess.

Danbury man charged with causing death by dangerous driving


6:08pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A motorist will appear in court next month after he was charged with killing a man by dangerous driving in mid-Essex.

Family pay tribute to loving son who died in crash on A132


2:49pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A GRIEVING family have paid tribute to their son who died in a crash on the A132.

Developers eye up field in village for 37 new homes

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

12:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Developers hope to build 37 new homes on a field.

Burglars target home in Tiptree

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

10:02am Sunday 27th July 2014

BURGLARS ransacked a home in Tiptree after smashing their way through the front door.

Primary school leaver Eve achieves 100% attendance...since her very first day


9:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

A conscientious primary school leaver has gained recognition for 100 per cent attendance... since her first day.

Delighted staff told their pre-school is 'outstanding'


3:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A pre-school is celebrating after being told it is “outstanding” by Ofsted.

Firm under fire after 79-year-old is left without phone line


12:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A despairing daughter has hit out at a phone company for leaving her poorly mum without a "lifeline" for three weeks.

Homeless Maldon woman threatens to camp on council car park


9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

A Maldon woman is threatening to camp out on the council car park if she cannot be found accommodation in her home town.

Two-vehicle crash in Danbury - road blocked


4:30pm Friday 25th July 2014

A road is blocked after a two-vehicle crash in Danbury.

Girl, 12, sells her own clothes to raise money for young cystic fibrosis sufferer


3:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A selfless young fundraiser has sold piles of her own clothes and loom band creations to raise money for a little girl with Cystic Fibrosis.

Downpour in Maldon and Heybridge: Your Flooding Pictures


2:45pm Friday 25th July 2014

No sooner had the heavens opened, areas of Maldon became flooded. 

UPDATE: 22-year-old motorcyclist dead after South Woodham Ferrers crash


2:18pm Friday 25th July 2014

A 22-year-old man believed to be from the South Woodham Ferrers area has died after his motorbike was in collision with a Volkswagen Golf on the A132 at South Woodham Ferrers.

Mid-Essex CCG to hold public consultations on money saving proposals

Gazette: South Worcestershire CCG on target to make £3.1 surplus

1:30pm Friday 25th July 2014

Residents of Maldon will soon be able to have their say on local NHS plans to save money.

Carnival Week kicks off this Sunday!


12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Maldon Carnival Week promises to be packed with fun for the whole family.

Readers share impressive storm pics


10:30am Friday 25th July 2014

Readers captured the power of the storm last Friday on their cameras and phones. 

Police arrest 28 people in drugs operation

Gazette: Specialist police drugs teams scouring city woods

11:05am Friday 25th July 2014

Police in North Essex have arrested 28 people and seized more than 800 wraps of suspected Class A drugs as part of Operation Saturn.

New development, including education centre, could create 40 jobs


9:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A new development comprising of offices, an education centre and warehousing could create 40 jobs in Maldon if given the go ahead.

Road closed after serious collision


8:55am Friday 25th July 2014

The Burnham Road at South Woodham Ferrers, the A132, is currently closed in both directions.

Burnham Museum fundraises for vital repairs


5:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Burnham Museum is raising money to repair flood damage caused 61 years ago.

Thieves smash lock and steal fishing equipment


1:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A lifelong fisherman called the theft of his fishing equipment 'petty'. 

Man mugged for his mobile phone by two cyclists near Morrisons supermarket in Maldon

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

12:02pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was mugged for his mobile phone by two cyclists near the Maldon Morrisons supermarket. 

Teenager travels to Spain accidentally using brother's passport- and is not stopped


10:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

A holidaymaker destined for a boys trip travelled into Spain using his older brother’s passport, without security realising.

Man injures back after falling from yacht

Gazette: A man had to contact the Coastguard on his mobile phone as his VHF radio on board was not working

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A man had to be taken to hospital after falling from a yacht near Burnham Yacht Harbour.

Public consultation set to go ahead on 1,235 garden suburb homes proposal


8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A vision of the proposed North Heybridge Garden Suburb has been brought to life with artist’s impressions.

Former scout leader jailed for four years after grooming girl for sex


8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A former scout leader has been jailed for grooming a young girl for sex.



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