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Woman charged with drink-driving after car overturns in Braintree

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

9:08am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A woman has been charged with drink-driving after a car overturned.

'We'll rename Halstead to boost trade and tourism'

Gazette:

8:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

A group dedicated to improving the town centre is intending to officially rebrand Halstead as a “floral town” to boost business and tourism.

'I will install cameras if drivers keep running over ducklings'

Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A teacher is threatening to install cameras on a busy road if drivers continue to run over ducklings.

Police still not found who killed duck in supermarket car park

Gazette:

3:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Police officers are yet to find the person responsible for killing a defenceless duck in a supermarket car park.

Olly Murs spends hours chatting to kids at Witham children's centre

Gazette:

5:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

One of the most famous people to come from Witham has visited a children’s centre to see the good work being done in his home town.

Acid attack victim Wayne Ingold back in hospital for painful skin grafts

Gazette:

5:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

A disabled man who suffered serious chemical burns to his face and hands is back in hospital for surgery on his injuries.

Bramston Sports Centre taken over by demolition contractor

Gazette:

5:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A sports centre which has served Withams for 40 years is set to be demolished.

Former Braintree and Witham schoolboy enters Celebrity Big Brother house

Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A former Braintree and Witham schoolboy has entered the Big Brother house.

Traders fear new 100-stall market could kill the high street

Gazette:

8:20am Thursday 21st August 2014

Traders fear that a 100-stall market to be held in Witham’s high street will kill off businesses.

Grandmother taken to hospital after injury in maze

Gazette: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

5:44pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A grandmother was taken to hospital after she fell and injured herself while in a maze.

Lane blocked on A12 after crash between car and truck

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

4:47pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Police are at the scene of crash on the A12 northbound.

Lifeboat crews help yacht in difficulty

Gazette:

4:29pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Lifeboat crews were tasked to help a yacht which had dismasted.

Forgotten WW1 heroes finally remembered on village's war memorial

Gazette:

3:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Fallen heroes who died during the First World War have finally had their names added to a war memorial to mark the centenary.

Attwod's Manor care home still not improved enough

Gazette: Care home “not safe” in its medicine administration

3:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

Watchdog inspectors are still concerned about the welfare of residents at a care home after a second observation showed people were continuing to be at risk.

Sainsbury's gives up on plans to expand Halstead store

Gazette:

3:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Sainsbury's has given up plans to expand its Halstead store after it had wanted to knock into the postal depot next door.

New homeowners to move in soon at former factory site

Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

New homeowners could move in in the next the couple of months after work to transform a former factory site is well underway.

Parish council takes control of car park to keep it free

Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

A parish council has finally taken control of a car park and toilets after years of negotiations.

Halstead pub in the running to win award for beer standards

Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

A Halstead pub is in the running to win a prestigious national award for the quality of its beer.

Halstead baby and toddler group under threat

Gazette:

3:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A baby and toddler group in Halstead is under threat after a sudden lack of volunteers.

B&Q's bid for massive new superstore on outskirts of Braintree

Gazette:

8:40am Thursday 14th August 2014

A DIY giant hopes to move to a new huge superstore on the outskirts of Braintree – complete with a garden centre, builder’s yard and 255 parking spaces.

Family of acid attack victim Wayne Ingold left devastated

Gazette:

8:40am Thursday 14th August 2014

The family of a man who had acid thrown in his face in a case of mistaken identity have been left devastated.

Lorry tears out railings outside Braintree pub

Gazette:

9:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Mums and babies were heard screaming and crying after a lorry tore out railings outside a popular Braintree pub and restaurant.

Care home resident takes a trip down memory lane

Gazette:

1:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A care home resident took a trip down memory lane as she reminisced with friends and family about her time serving in the Women’s Royal Navy Service.

Plans to double the size of Witham primary school are approved

Gazette: Chipping Hill Primary School in Witham will double in size

5:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Plans to build six new classrooms at a Witham primary school, which will help double the size of the school, have been given the go ahead.

Plans to double the size of Witham primary school are approved

Gazette: Chipping Hill Primary School in Witham will double in size

5:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Plans to build six new classrooms at a Witham primary school, which will help double the size of the school, have been given the go ahead.

Negotiations are under way to build two solar farms less than two miles apart

Gazette:

9:00am Monday 18th August 2014

Negotiations are under way to build a new solar farm less than two miles away from a proposed 20-acre site with 92,000 solar panels.

Visitors enjoy new Witham Leisure Centre as it opens doors for first time

Gazette:

5:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Witham's new state-of-the-art leisure centre opened its doors for the first time this week nine years after the idea was first suggested.

Braintree couple open the Commonwealth Games with their Scottie dogs

Gazette:

9:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

Two Scottish terriers have become some of the world’s most famous pooches after they opened the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Care watchdog carries out routine inspection at Old Deanery

Gazette: We’re going to restore faith vows under-fire Braintree care home

5:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

Inspectors for a care watchdog are currently carrying out an inspection at a Braintree care home at the centre of an abuse scandal.

19-year-old arrested in connection with Witham chemical attack is released on police bail

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

3:05pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A 19-year-old man, who was arrested in connection with a chemical attack on a 56-year-old, has been released on police bail.

Police search for two men after man, 56, suffered serious burns in 'random' chemical attack

Gazette:

5:21pm Friday 8th August 2014

A man has suffered "life-changing" chemical burns after he was attacked for no reason on his doorstep.

Villagers hope to fight quarry plan

Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Villagers are hoping to fight plans to build a 35.2-hectare quarry at a farm on the outskirts of Witham over concerns that their quality of life will suffer.

Inspirational dad's daily voluntary work after heart scare

Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A dad-of-four and dedicated volunteer has become a regular face in a Braintree charity shop after becoming inspired to help others when he had a near-death experience.

Dad's shock as baby is born in the front seat of car

Gazette:

5:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A former Times reporter managed to keep his cool when his wife delivered their second child in the front seat of their car.

Young Emily's dream comes true after dog attack

Gazette:

5:00pm Monday 11th August 2014

Footballers at Braintree Town Football Club made a schoolgirl’s dreams come true after she was injured in a savage dog attack.

House fire causes street to close

Gazette: ONGAR: Fire on school roof

9:03am Friday 8th August 2014

Firefighters tackled a house fire in Great Dunmow, which caused a street to close.

ASDA no longer progressing with store at Braintree Freeport

Gazette: ASDA

5:00pm Sunday 10th August 2014

ASDA is no longer progressing with building a store at Braintree Freeport after the supermarket giant fell out of favour with the council last year, it is understood.

Witham's new state-of-the-art leisure centre to open on Tuesday

Gazette:

5:00pm Saturday 9th August 2014

Witham's new £9.5million state-of-the-art leisure centre will open on Tuesday nine years after the idea was first suggested.

Cancer sufferer's blog supports people from around the world

Gazette:

3:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A runner's blog documenting his life with incurable cancer has helped support others across the world suffering with the same condition.

Dad's shock as baby is born in the front seat of car

Gazette:

3:00pm Monday 11th August 2014

A former Gazette reporter managed to keep his cool when his wife delivered their second child in the front seat of their car.

Pub landlord turns white as he unearths artillery shell while weeding back yard

Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 9th August 2014

A pub landlord went “white as a sheet” as he unearthed an artillery shell while he was weeding his back yard.

Three Braintree District Council employees earn £100k or more each year

Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 10th August 2014

Three employees at Braintree District Council earn more than £100,000, topping a local “town hall rish list” compiled by the TaxPayers’ Alliance.

Readers send in their most 'Bake Off'-worthy cakes and the results are outstanding

Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

With the return of the much-loved Great British Bake Off to BBC One scores of readers submitted the cakes they considered their most Bake Off-worthy.

'I have the nicest job in politics' says Halstead MP

Gazette: Halstead: MP backtracks over road plans due to divided opinion

3:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

Halstead's MP has confessed he has “the nicest job in politics” since David Cameron promoted him to a ministerial position in the cabinet office.

One thousand residents commemorate fallen soldiers in the First World War

Gazette:

9:23am Thursday 7th August 2014

One thousand residents lined the streets of Witham to witness a parade commemorating soldiers who died in the First World War.

Gaming centre in Braintree closes after less than two years open

Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

A gaming centre in Braintree’s High Street has closed down after less than two years of trading.

Pensioner helps brighten Witham youth hostel

Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A pensioner has helped brighten up a youth hostel in Witham by donating benches, picnic tables and garden furniture.

University teams with Braintree firms to offer new degree

Gazette:

5:00pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

A university has teamed up with Braintree firms to offer a three-year degree tailored towards house building.

Three taken to hospital after car overturns outside Bradwell pub

Gazette: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

3:42pm Friday 1st August 2014

A man, woman and young girk have been taken to hospital after the car they were travelling in overturned outside a Bradwell pub.

Consultation launched on healthcare changes in Halstead

Gazette: Still time to nominate Worcestershire NHS staff for award

3:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

Residents in Halstead and the surrounding villages are invited to debate on future changes to healthcare provision.

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