Firefighters stretched due to flash floods

Southend Standard:

6:04pm Sunday 20th July 2014

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

Tour de France chief praises Essex

Southend Standard: Back row L-R: Jason Fergus, Christian Prudhomme, Cllr Ann Naylor, Cllr Ray Gooding. Front row: Shane and Lana Redgewell

4:41pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Christian Prudhomme believes Tour de France will have a great time in the county

The story that will sicken every parent: How gangs sell young children in Essex for sex

Southend Standard: Police are monitoring possible instances of child sex exploitation. Picture posed by model

GANGS of men preying on young girls, plying them with drugs, alcohol and gifts before raping, torturing and selling them on to others for sex.

New Essex County Council leader plans to cut allowances for cabinet members

Southend Standard: County councillor David Finch, head of finance at Essex County Council.

9:37am Tuesday 14th May 2013

ESSEX County Council's cabinet will take a 3 per cent cut in their special responsibility allowances, which will be frozen for the next four years.

Presentation of the Malaysian P J M medal

9:24am Wednesday 8th May 2013

Mr Charles Jack Fisher with other members of the British forceswas presented with the Pinsat Jasa Malaysia medal on 23 April at the Imperial war musium in Manchester by Brigadier General Othman Jamal the defence attache from the Malaysian Embassy.

New leader for Essex County Council

Southend Standard: County councillor David Finch, head of finance at Essex County Council.

8:25am Tuesday 7th May 2013

THE ruling Tory group on Essex County Council has elected a new leader and deputy leader.

easyJet's ten-second check-in at Southend and Stansted airports

Southend Standard: easyJet figures boosted as Britons flee freezing weather

6:30am Saturday 4th May 2013

AIRLINE easyJet will let customers use their mob- iles to check in at Stansted and Southend airports.

Earls Colne: Planes crash on runway

3:47pm Sunday 7th April 2013

TWO aircraft have crashed on a runway at Earls Colne airfield.

Three British men tortured by Dubai police, charity alleges

12:02pm Wednesday 20th February 2013

THREE British men have been been tortured by police in Dubai while awaiting trial, a human rights charity has claimed.

Disgraced Essex peer wins case against Essex Police

Southend Standard: Disgraced Essex peer wins case against Essex Police

9:53am Friday 15th February 2013

A DISGRACED peer has successfully sued Essex Police for unlawfully arresting him.

New Chief Constable chosen for Essex Police

Southend Standard: New Chief Constable chosen for Essex Police

10:22am Thursday 14th February 2013

METROPOLITAN police officer Stephen Kavanagh is set to be the new chief constable for Essex.

RAF police investigate allegations of child sex abuse at base

11:16am Saturday 9th February 2013

RAF police are investigating allegations of the sexual abuse of children at a former base in Berlin.

Halstead: Work finished on town's River Walk

Southend Standard: Halstead: Completion of River Walk project delayed by wet weather

11:59am Monday 28th January 2013

Work has finished to improve a picturesque riverside walk.

Halstead: Woman victim of 'homophobic attack'

Southend Standard: Sarah Moore

9:11am Friday 25th January 2013

A young mum claims she was the victim of a homophobic attack.

Man killed in A12 crash

A man was killed when the car he was driving left the road in wintry conditions.

Police urge snow drivers to take caution

2:26pm Sunday 20th January 2013

POLICE are warning motorists to take extreme caution on the roads as snow continues to fall across Essex.

Essex: Stansted Airport to be sold for £1.5billion

Southend Standard: Stansted Airport's terminal which was evacuated this morning after a fire alarm sounded this morning

10:41am Saturday 19th January 2013

Stansted Airport is to be sold to Manchester Airports Group for £1.5billion.

Four arrested in child prostitution raids

4:05pm Thursday 13th December 2012

FOUR men have been arrested in connection with trafficking child prostitutes from Essex.

Police recover stolen pottery

Southend Standard: Police recover stolen pottery

3:37pm Tuesday 11th December 2012

Police are circulating images of some pottery which they believe may have been stolen.

Two from Essex arrested in Libor-rigging probe

12:22pm Tuesday 11th December 2012

Three men, including two from Essex, has been arrested in connection with a probe into the Libor rate-rigging scandal.

Travel mayhem as snow causes disruption on roads

Southend Standard: Travel mayhem as snow causes disruption on roads

9:20am Wednesday 5th December 2012

Snow and slippery roads has caused mayhem on the roads in South Essex this morning.

Detectives hunt sex arttacker who struck on holiday

10:37am Tuesday 4th December 2012

DETECTIVES are appealing for a woman who was sexually assaulted on holiday in Korfu to come forward.

Leveson backs the regional press

12:03pm Friday 30th November 2012

LORD Justice Leveson has praised local newspapers in his report into the ethics and culture of the press.

Live: Leveson reveals report on media standards

Southend Standard: Lord Leveson

11:39am Thursday 29th November 2012

LORD Leveson is revealing his long-awaited report into media standards and ethics.

£3m bid to keep Essex children out of care

8:27am Monday 26th November 2012

A DRIVE to keep children out of care in Essex has been boosted by £3million funding.

Views wanted on education plans

9:17am Wednesday 21st November 2012

RESIDENTS' views are wanted on lifelong learning in Essex.

Firefighters tackle huge blaze involving 160,000 litres of cooking oil in Little Warley

8:34am Tuesday 20th November 2012

Firefighters battle a huge fire in Little Warley, near Brentwood, involving 160,000 litres of cooking oil, 30,000 tonnes of paper and 30,000 litres of diesel.

Chief Constable of Essex Police to stand down

Southend Standard: Chief Constable Tim Barker-McCardle said pressure from the Government to find major savings could "potentially" lead to job losses and refused to rule out police station closures.

10:29am Saturday 17th November 2012

THE Chief Constable of Essex Police plans to stand down before the end of his contract.

Tory voted first Essex police and crime commissioner

Southend Standard: Conservative candidate Nick Alston

6:40pm Friday 16th November 2012

TORY Nick Alston has been voted Essex's first police and crime commissioner following a nail-biting count.

Warning about cold callers

11:02am Tuesday 6th November 2012

Homeowners are being warned about a security company offering burglar alarms at a price that seems too good to be true.

County Council: "We are ready for cold snap"

Southend Standard: Derrick Louis, county councillor responsible for highways and transportation, by the gritting salt at a depot in Chelmsford

7:00am Tuesday 6th November 2012

COUNCIL bosses say they are prepared whatever weather conditions hit Essex during winter.

Dartford Bridge re-opened after suicide threat

1:56pm Sunday 28th October 2012

THE DARTFORD bridge had to be closed for almost 30 minutes after a man threatened to jump.

Olympic legacy plans for Hadleigh Farm now on Facebook

Southend Standard: Olympic legacy - artist impressions of what the community hub will look like.

10:24am Wednesday 24th October 2012

A NEW Facebook page has been set up providing updates on Olympic legacy plans for Hadleigh Country Park.

Warning about flowers and wine scam

10:40am Tuesday 23rd October 2012

A WARNING has been issued about a scam where a courier delivers flowers and wine to your front door.

Essex Police pursues 231 online child abuse investigations

8:00pm Friday 19th October 2012

ESSEX Police has mounted 231 investigations into online images of child sexual abuse in the last year.

Virtual courts set to operate across Essex

6:00pm Tuesday 16th October 2012

VIRTUAL courts will be used across Essex to allow them to operate outside of working hours.

South East set for employment boost of 17,500 jobs

4:44pm Friday 12th October 2012

MORE than 17,500 jobs could be created in the South East as part of a new program of projects to increase opportunities for employment.

New £1million Benfleet flood gate removed because it does not fit

Southend Standard: Major installation: The crane lifting the new gate into place.

5:00pm Thursday 11th October 2012

A SUPER-SIZED crane with a police escort descended on Canvey to install a £1million new gate on the Benfleet Flood Barrier... but had to take it out again because it did not fit.

Ambulance boss to step down as cuts bite

Southend Standard: Stepping down: Hayden Newton

9:01am Tuesday 9th October 2012

THE man responsible for sweeping ambulance service cuts in Essex has stepped down.

£5million of cocaine seized

Southend Standard: £5million of cocaine seized

6:40pm Monday 8th October 2012

TWO men, accused of conspiring to supply cocaine, have appeared in court.

Thousands of potholes repaired in effort to improve county's roads

4:57pm Monday 8th October 2012

MORE than 30,000 potholes have been filled as part of £11million investment to fix roads in Essex.

Families invited to get creative as the Art Trail returns to south Essex

3:00pm Monday 8th October 2012

ALMOST 200 artists will be showcasing their talent as the art trail returns to south Essex. The events will celebrate the creativity of over 100 artists in Rochford, 60 artists in Hadleigh and 26 artists in Basildon as the creative spirit sweeps through the county as part of Essex County Council’s Summer of Art. Workshops and exhibitions will be taking over shops, businesses and public spaces in all three town centres and the surrounding areas to encourage residents to indulge in their imaginative sides. Fine art, photography, ceramics and textiles will be on display, with visitors having the opportunity to buy the originals and meet the artists who created them. Councillor Jeremy Lucas, cabinet member for customer service, environment and culture, said: “I would encourage all residents to visit these art trails to see some truly fantastic works from over 100 local artists that will be exhibited in venues that include community spaces. “There will also be artistic inspired events for the whole family to attend around the towns. There are a few Art Trails across the county still to come and I would encourage residents to support the wealth of artistic talent that we have in Essex; so join in and visit an Art Trail.” Hadleigh’s week-long art trail will return for its second year on October 6, with Hadleigh Old Fire Station again taking centre stage as the town’s cultural hub, hosting numerous events such as the open studios weekend and an exhibition in the vibrant ‘Appliance Hall’. Basildon residents will be able to enjoy their 10-day local art trail from October 5, with exhibitions being hosted at key cultural hotspots including the Towngate Theatre and Wat Tyler Country Park. People in Rochford will be able to enjoy south Essex’s biggest art trail from October 27 with events such as craft markets and demonstrations at over 35 different venues. For more information visit www.visitessex.com

Essex: Credit unions given cash to help more people save

Southend Standard: On the money! Advice for Ealing people

9:00am Monday 8th October 2012

Credit unions have been given £70,000 in taxpayers’ cash to encourage people to save.

£900,000 on private healthcare for council staff

12:00pm Saturday 6th October 2012

NEARLY £900,000 has been spent on private medical insurance for Essex County Council staff.

New road signs installed to make Sadlers Farm safer

Southend Standard: New no left turn signs on the roundabout

6:00pm Friday 5th October 2012

NEW road signs have been installed on Sadlers Farm to help confused motorists better navigate the new layout.

6% fall in children in care of Essex County Council

9:00pm Thursday 4th October 2012

THE number of children in the care of Essex County Council has dropped by over 6 per cent in 2012. At the period ending March 2012 there had been a 6.3 per cent decline in the amount of children in the care of Essex County Council compared to the period March 2010 – March 2011. This was compared to a national increase of 2.3 per cent in the same period.

Controversial plans for new Thundersley travellers site could go ahead no matter what

Southend Standard: New road signs installed to make Sadlers Farm safer

5:30pm Thursday 4th October 2012

CONTROVERSIAL plans to create a permanent travellers site on green belt land in Thundersley could go ahead no matter what, it is feared.

Over 100 people sign petition to make Sadlers Farm slip road safer

3:41pm Tuesday 2nd October 2012

MORE than 100 people have signed a petition to get a sliproad on Sadlers Farm made safer.

Court orders Lord Hanningfield to return another £37,000

Southend Standard: Lord Hanningfield

7:00am Sunday 30th September 2012

DISGRACED peer Lord Hanningfield has been ordered to pay back more than £37,000 or face 15 months behind bars.

Two men wanted in connection with burglary

Southend Standard: Two men wanted in connection with burglary

2:57pm Monday 24th September 2012

THESE two men are wanted in connection with burglary.



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