Cash points taped off over scam fears

Chelmsford Weekly News: A cashpoint in High Street, Rayleigh, on Friday

12:04pm Tuesday 26th November 2013

POLICE say cash machines in Essex were taped off as a precaution after two men were arrested for allegedly tampering with one.

Festival-goers who died are named at inquest

Chelmsford Weekly News: Brownstock festival from the air, taken by the Essex Police helicopter

11:43am Thursday 5th September 2013

Two Brownstock festival-goers who died last weekend have been identified.

UPDATE: Man arrested after elderly bus passenger injured in road traffic collision

9:56am Monday 5th August 2013

A PENSIONER was left with serious head injuries after a road traffic collision between a bus he was travelling on, and a pedal cyclist.

Elba and Seasick added to V Festival

7:00am Saturday 3rd August 2013

MORE performers including Idris Elba and Seasick Steve have been added to this year’s V Festival line-up.

Police appeal over meat thief

10:13am Friday 2nd August 2013

POLICE are appealing for help in identifying a man they want to speak to in connection with the theft of meat from a Co-Op store in Chelmsford.

Witham: UPDATE: A12 reopens after lorry hits bridge

Chelmsford Weekly News: Engineers inspect the damage

9:34am Thursday 6th June 2013

A lorry is reported to have struck a bridge on the A12.

Man cleared of harassing ex-partner

7:00am Saturday 18th May 2013

A “DISTRAUGHT” lover accused of harassing and threatening to shoot his ex-girlfriend has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

High Sheriff's bike tour of youth clubs

Chelmsford Weekly News: Julia Abel Smith on her bike

7:00am Sunday 12th May 2013

A BIKE ride around youth clubs in Brentwood and Chelmsford was completed by Essex’s new High Sheriff on Saturday.

Delays on trains after signal failure

7:00am Friday 18th January 2013

TRAVELLERS have criticised Greater Anglia over a lack of communication after major signalling problems disrupted services on Saturday.

Food waste bags to be handed out

10:25am Wednesday 16th January 2013

FREE food waste bags will be given out to residents around Brentwood as part of a scheme to entice more recycling.

Chelmsford: Murder enquiry launched following suspicious death near V Festival venue

Chelmsford Weekly News: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

8:56am Sunday 19th August 2012

Detectives have launched a murder enquiry after a man was found dead in the back garden of a Chelmsford home.

Live tweets: V Festival

Chelmsford Weekly News: Oasis star Noel Gallagher to marry in Hampshire

10:00am Saturday 18th August 2012

As festival-goers descend on Hylands Park, Chelmsford, for this year's V Festival follow the latest news from our reporter Louise Howeson who is attending both days of the festival.

Essex: Video: Police use night vision goggles to search for suspects

Chelmsford Weekly News: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

3:20pm Saturday 7th January 2012

Essex Police are using night vision goggles to tackle crime and search for suspects.

Why are robbers, rapists and burglars getting let off with a caution by Essex Police?

6:30am Monday 2nd January 2012

ROBBERS, rapists and burglars are being let off with cautions from police.

Essex strikes: Live updates from across the county

Chelmsford Weekly News: PICKET LINES: Bournemouth University branch of the UCU support the national strike

9:00am Wednesday 30th November 2011

Let us know how the day of action will affect you add #essexstrikes on Twitter

Strikes: Essex school closures revealed

Chelmsford Weekly News: PICKET LINES: Bournemouth University branch of the UCU support the national strike

4:15pm Tuesday 29th November 2011

So far 75 schools have informed Essex County Council they will be closed, four will be open and 12 will be partially open. However these figures are not representative of the whole county as this leaves approximately 400 schools which have not made their intentions known to the county council.

Kylie gets honorary doctorate from Chelmsford's Anglia Ruskin University

Chelmsford Weekly News: Singer Kylie Minogue dressed for the occasion as she was presented with an honorary degree by Anglia Ruskin University

8:20am Thursday 6th October 2011

KYLIE Minogue spoke of her own battle for health as she received an honorary degree for her work promoting breast cancer awareness.

Essex: "Fragile" woman targeted in Chelmsford distraction burglary

6:40pm Saturday 10th September 2011

Police are hunting two men who posed as gardeners to trick their way into a woman's home to steal thousands of pounds.

Essex: Thieves steal thousands after ram raiding a cashpoint with a JCB

5:52pm Saturday 10th September 2011

Thieves escaped with tens of thousands of pounds after ramming a JCB into a Tesco store to remove the cash machine.

Teenager found dead in Chelmsford prison

10:38am Friday 8th July 2011

A TEENAGER is believed to have been found hanged in his prison cell.

Essex firefighters lose £2m in dispute that never ends

10:20am Sunday 10th April 2011

A DISPUTE by Essex firefighters which has been running for nearly two years has saved the service more than £2million.

Updated: Tube strikes could be stepped up

Chelmsford Weekly News: Tube workers have begun a 24-hour strike

1:30pm Monday 29th November 2010

STRIKES by London Underground workers could be escalated in the New Year with walkouts lasting up to three days considered, union leaders have warned.

Updated: Basildon man arrested over M25 death crash

8:17am Friday 15th October 2010

A MAN has been arrested after a crash on the M25 in which a woman died. The 24-year-old man from Basildon has been questioned by police on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following the crash at 5.40am Friday on the clockwise carriageway.

Wig woman Linda’s selling hair peace

Chelmsford Weekly News: Getting ahead – Linda King came out of semi-retirement to start Angel Wigs

2:50pm Wednesday 22nd September 2010

LINDA King is the founder of Angel Wigs. According to many women who have lost their hair because of illness, she really is an angel.

Names released of two found dead in suspected chemical suicide

4:00pm Tuesday 21st September 2010

A man and a woman were found dead in a car today in a suspected incident involving the deadly chemical hydrogen sulphide.

Broken down lorry causes A130 jams

12:04pm Tuesday 21st September 2010

MOTORISTS were left facing delays after a broken down lorry spilt oil over the A130. The artic lorry broke down on the southbound track of the carriageway near to the Rettendon Turnpike at around 11.45am on Tuesday.

Passengers feared terror attack on Stansted flight

9:51am Tuesday 21st September 2010

PASSENGERS on a flight to Stansted feared they were being targeted by terrorists when their plane filled up with smoke.

Trifle mania hits Terling

Chelmsford Weekly News: Trifling good

9:31am Monday 20th September 2010

Trifles galore could be found in Terling when it hosted its sixth international festival celebrating the tasty dessert.

Essex Police criticised for failing vulnerable rape victim

Chelmsford Weekly News: Essex Police are hunting intruders who violently attacked a man in his 60s during a raid on his home

8:24am Monday 20th September 2010

AN independent investigation has found Essex Police made “serious failings” and was guilty of “very poor policing and totally inadequate supervision” when dealing with the sexual assault of a vulnerable woman.

Chopper ‘wastes funds’

8:00am Sunday 19th September 2010

POLICE have been accused of wasting money after sending a helicopter to catch men suspected of tampering with a fruit machine.

Government minister dampens speculation of £45m cuts to police

7:00am Sunday 19th September 2010

FEARS that £45million will be cut from the police budget in Essex are “mere speculation”, a Government minister has claimed.

Extra coroners’ staff cost contributes to £550,000 overspending

8:30am Friday 17th September 2010

THE Coroners’ Service has predicted it will go £547,000 over budget this year while it hires extra staff to clear a backlog of inquests.

Former Essex cricketer Mervyn Westfield charged over conspiracy claim

Chelmsford Weekly News: Mervyn Westfield - charged over conspiracy claims

11:49am Thursday 16th September 2010

A FORMER Essex County cricketer was accused of fraud today over claims he deliberately played poorly. The Crown Prosecution Service said Mervyn Westfield had been charged with conspiracy to defraud.

Bid to keep axe from falling on vital A12 patrol

4:00pm Tuesday 7th September 2010

THE chairman of Essex Police Authority has called for a unique patrol on one of the country’s worst roads to be saved.

Tube strike hits Essex commuters

11:51am Tuesday 7th September 2010

COMMUTERS faced travel misery as a strike by rail workers caused major disruption to London Underground services.

UPDATED: Police name motorcyclist killed in Rettendon smash

12:03pm Sunday 5th September 2010

A MOTORCYCLIST has been killed after a crash in Rettendon.

Is Essex County Council’s ambitious IT project on hold?

9:00am Thursday 26th August 2010

MYSTERY surrounds the future of a scheme designed to save millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money.

Kings of Leon set V Festival alight

Chelmsford Weekly News: Kings of Leon on stage

7:21pm Saturday 21st August 2010

HEADLINERS KINGS of Leon helped set Chelmsford's V Festival alight as tens of thousands of music fans descended on the musical extravaganza in Hylands Park.

Passengers fume over rail fare rise

2:40pm Wednesday 18th August 2010

RAIL commuters face the prospect of at least a 5.8 per cent price rise in season tickets in the new year following yesterday’s inflation figures.

Call for town centre parking study

7:20am Tuesday 10th August 2010

A GROUP should be set up to look into car parking in Chelmsford town centre.

Farmer shot himself after split

7:00am Tuesday 10th August 2010

A YOUNG farmer shot himself in the head five minutes after his girlfriend said they should break up, an inquest heard.

Campaign for elected mayor

7:30am Monday 9th August 2010

A CAMPAIGN is being launched in Chelmsford to get an elected mayor.

Gay festival to be best ever

7:00am Monday 9th August 2010

ESSEX Pride 2010 is set to be the biggest and best ever.

Parking ticket for visit to McDonalds

6:30am Sunday 8th August 2010

A MOTHER-of-two was not loving it after a visit to McDonald’s.

Buses disruption as drivers plan strike

7:20am Saturday 7th August 2010

FAMILIES face summer holiday disruption after bus drivers voted to strike.

Man fined for littering

7:10am Saturday 7th August 2010

A MAN has been fined for throwing rubbish out of his vehicle in Chelmsford.

Setting sail - all for charity

Chelmsford Weekly News: Trevor Nunn

7:00am Saturday 7th August 2010

A KEEN Chelmsford sailor is sailing around Britain to raise money for Kids Inspire.

Have your say on Essex fire service cuts

Chelmsford Weekly News: Survey – Essex’s deputy chief fire officer Gordon Hunter reviews the questionnaire online

7:50am Friday 6th August 2010

THE people of Essex can have their say on the future of fire stations, firefighters and fire engines in the county as the fire service braces itself for major cuts to its funding.

Top store plans High Chelmer move

7:30am Friday 6th August 2010

THE way has been paved for a leading store to come to Chelmsford.

Fuchsia club to celebrate birthday

7:20am Friday 6th August 2010

CHELMSFORD and District Fuchsia Society is hoping this year’s show will be extra special as it is celebrating its 25th year.






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