News in Maldon

The railbus at Langford Halt

A favourite walk I take with the dog is the path along the trackbed of the old Witham to Maldon branch line.

Thanks to the Friends of the Flitch Way, the old platform is nicely preserved, and you can stand at the viewing point from which quite a few photographs were taken of trains stopping at the halt.

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A photo of the leylandii included with the council report

Leylandii trees often prove a controversial topic - and now Maldon district councillors will vote on whether to save a huge specimen that officers believe "plays a significant role within the street scene".

The Tree Preservation Order (TPO) on the conifer in the front garden of a house it appears to dwarf called The Pines, in Franklin Road, North Fambridge, was served by Maldon District Council (MDC) officers last July (2020) after the authority received an enquiry form from someone wanting to have the tree felled (the person is not named).

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IT'S been another seven days of big news stories in Maldon, from the story of how firefighters saved motorists from flood waters in two separate rescues in just one afternoon to the declaration of a major incident in Essex as local hospitals struggled under the pressure of the Covid-19 crisis.

Here at Nub News we like to make your life easier so if you've missed any of the local news this week, don't worry.

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DI Michelle Stoten

A record number of Essex Police officers and staff will be rewarded in the Queen's New Year's Honours List for 2021.

One member of staff and five police officers will have the honours bestowed upon them, with stories varying from hostage negotiation, to supporting potential police officers of tomorrow, and three unique stories from the biggest investigation Essex Police has ever undertaken.

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An emergency hospital in an American auditorium

Not everyone thinks that a new decade starts with a year ending ten, twenty etc. It's often argued that a year ending with a zero is actually the final year of a decade, which means that 2021 would be the first year of the Twenties.

Either way, it would be nice to think that the new year is a proper fresh start. Sadly, in many respects the first few months look likely to give us more of what we've got far too used to already. As winter turns into spring, then we can hopefully look forward to recovering something of the life we lost.

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