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Concerned villagers file petition to save former pub

Gazette: Oxford House, formerly the Carved Angel pub, in Earls Colne

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

More than 70 concerned villagers have signed a petition to stop a former run-down pub being turned into flats.

Residents kick up a stink over food plant smell

Gazette:

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Residents are kicking up a stink over a lingering smell in the air now a food waste factory has been built in Halstead.

Kids open bank at primary school

Gazette:

5:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

Primary school pupils are learning the importance of money management and long-term savings by creating their own bank at school.

Priti Patel rated top 10 'sexiest MP'

Gazette: Priti Patel MP  - "These horrible fatalities are completely unacceptable."

5:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Witham's MP is one of the top ten sexiest MPs in the country according to an online poll.

War veterans hope Lidl no longer wants their memorial hall

Gazette: Lidl, where armed machete robber James Tomlinson was a deputy manager

5:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

War veterans are hoping that a budget supermarket chain has lost interest in buying their memorial hall in Witham, which would have forced them to leave.

Halstead MP wins cabinet role in front bench reshuffle

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

5:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Halstead's MP has been promoted into a ministerial position in David Cameron’s reshuffle of his front bench.

Food stores set sights on popular Woodman pub

Gazette: Save our pub: Woodman regulars start online petition

5:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

Councillors are set to give the green light on plans to turn a popular pub into flats and a convenience store.

Inspirational Lindley awarded for helping thousands of young people

Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A fire service instructor who has helped inspire thousands of young people has been awarded for his efforts.

Former Edwardian school could be turned into luxury apartments

Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A former Edwardian school in Braintree could be turned into luxury apartments if a planning application is granted.

Eager parents sign children up for Witham nursery yet to be built

Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A new nursery school offering 66 places for children and 22 jobs is being built in Witham.

Mum's plea to council after son slashes hand on broken seesaw

Gazette:

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A mum-of-three is urging a council to fix a children’s play area in Braintree after her son slashed his hand on broken equipment.

Shotguns still not found months after theft

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

5:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

Five stolen shotguns have still not been recovered more than five months after they were taken in a burglary.

Four homes will be built in pub car park

Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Four homes will be built in a pub car park despite concerns over access, traffic and noise.

Ambulance at scene of A12 crash

Gazette: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

9:35am Friday 18th July 2014

Ambulance crews are dealing with a two-vehicle crash on the A12.

Campaigners lose fight to stop gravel quarries

Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

Villagers fear their quality of life will suffer now proposals which will see hundreds of HGVs transporting gravel from quarries each week have been agreed.

Dad's horror as crowbar nearly falls on son at Braintree Swimming Centre

Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A father-of-two was left “horrified” when a metal crowbar fell from the ceiling of a swimming pool’s changing rooms - missing his son by just inches.

Mum of IVF baby condemns proposed changes to fertility services

Gazette:

4:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A mum-of-two who had her first baby through IVF treatment and miraculously fell naturally pregnant with her second has condemned proposed changes to fertility services.

Andrew saves Halstead butchers from closure

Gazette:

4:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A dad-of-two has saved a Halstead butchers from closure.

Witham and Braintree MPs promoted to Government in today's cabinet reshuffle

Gazette: Priti Patel MP  - "These horrible fatalities are completely unacceptable."

4:44pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Witham's MP has been promoted into a junior ministerial position in David Cameron’s reshuffle of his front bench.

Inspectors slam Attwoods Manor care home in latest report

Gazette:

4:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A care watchdog has taken action against a Halstead care home after unsafe medicine management was found to put residents at risk.

Plans to restore Witham's 'eyesores' may have to wait until 2015, councillor warns

Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Plans to regenerate Witham’s “eyesores” will not come to fruition until 2015, a councillor has claimed.

Two friends drive across Europe in an old banger decorated like a Spitfire

Gazette:

5:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Two friends have successfully completed a 1,500-mile journey across Europe in a car decorated like a Spitfire.

Burglar disturbed in Sible Hedingham home

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

2:57pm Friday 11th July 2014

A would-be burglar was disturbed when the homeowner returned.

RSPCA shock at yobs' duck attack

Gazette:

10:12am Friday 11th July 2014

Sickened residents are campaigning for a stronger police presence in Halstead after a group of youths kicked and killed a duck.

Air ambulance called to help man with stomach injury

Gazette:

1:05pm Thursday 10th July 2014

The air ambulance was tasked to help a man in his 30s with a stomach injury yesterday.

Residents' fears after caravans pitch up

Gazette:

5:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

Worried residents are urging Essex County Council to switch on streetlights overnight after a group of travellers pitched up on a Braintree road.

Closure of Braintree's last butchers shocks customers

Gazette:

5:00pm Sunday 13th July 2014

The only independent butchers left in Braintree has closed - to the shock and dismay of its customers.

School issues warning after man 'watched and followed' girl

Gazette: Headteacher Simon Mason

5:00pm Saturday 12th July 2014

A school has issued warnings to parents after a “freaky” man allegedly watched and followed a group of children after school.

FEATURE: Aerial skills take Kaiya to new heights

Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

Remembering back to my PE lessons in school, I could run well but I was pretty terrible at throwing the shot put and javelin.

'Crooks left my son in tears'

Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A mum has condemned thieves who stole her three-year-old son’s mini motocross bike, worth £200.

Dyslexic Mary pens first novel.. aged 86

Gazette:

3:49pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A dyslexic woman has had her first novel published aged 86.

Firefighters tackle diesel spill at Tour de France park and ride

Gazette: ONGAR: Fire on school roof

3:17pm Monday 7th July 2014

Firefighters tackled a diesel spill at a Tour de France park and ride this afternoon.

Driver suffers just minor injuries after car lands on side

Gazette:

2:43pm Sunday 6th July 2014

A man escaped from a car crash with just minor injuries when his car landed on its side in Braintree this morning.

Police helicopter searches for men seen leaving crash scene in Latchingdon

Gazette: The Essex Police helicopter cost over £1million to run last year

11:02am Saturday 5th July 2014

The police helicopter was scrambled in the early hours of this morning to search for four men seen leaving a crash scene.

Do you recognise this man?

Gazette:

9:25am Saturday 5th July 2014

Police are appealing for help in identifying a man they want to speak to in connection with the theft of a suit from a store at Braintree Freeport.

Woman taken to hospital after falling ill in car

Gazette: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

2:44pm Friday 4th July 2014

A woman in her 20s was taken to hospital after she fell ill in her car this morning.

Police search for man in Essex in connection with attempted rape in Middlesbrough

Gazette:

5:58pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a man wanted in connection with the attempted rape of a woman in Middlesbrough.

Former Halstead grammar school officially reopened as retirement home

Gazette:

5:00pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A former Halstead grammar school has been officially reopened as a retirement complex.

Petition filed to save former Carved Angel pub

Gazette:

5:00pm Monday 7th July 2014

More than 70 concerned villagers have signed a petition to stop a former run-down pub being turned into flats.

Thieves steal £3,000 catalytic converter from caravan

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

5:00pm Saturday 5th July 2014

A £3,000 catalytic converter has been stolen from a caravan.

Thieves steal alcohol worth £1,000 from Sturmer hotel

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

5:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

One thousand pounds worth of alcohol has been stolen from a hotel.

Archery club members shoot arrows for 24 hours in fundraiser

Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Members of a Witham archery club spent 24 hours shooting arrows in a special fundraising event.

Schoolchildren's waved their creative masterpieces to welcome the Tour de France

Gazette:

5:00pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

Schoolchildren have been getting creative to welcome the Tour de France to the district.

MP calls for rethink on care home closure

Gazette: Priti Patel MP  - "These horrible fatalities are completely unacceptable."

5:00pm Monday 7th July 2014

Witham's MP is calling on a disability charity to reconsider its proposals to close a care home in Feering.

Untouched land across Halstead could make way for new houses, warns councillor

Gazette:

8:40am Friday 4th July 2014

Previously untouched pockets of land could be built on in Halstead to make way for a new surge of houses, a councillor has warned.

Plans for 3,400 homes axed in favour of new strategy with more homes

Gazette:

8:51am Thursday 3rd July 2014

Braintree Council has scrapped its plans for 3,443 homes and going back to the drawing board.

'We've got Tour de France fever'

Gazette:

5:00pm Saturday 5th July 2014

Children, residents and traders are filled with Tour de France fever as preparations are underway for some of the world’s best riders to pass through the district.

Young mum Amy took lethal cocktail of drink and drugs, inquest hears

Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

A young mum-of-two was found dead at her Braintree home after taking a lethal cocktail of drugs and alcohol, an inquest has heard.

Motorcyclist riding at 153mph on the A120 will not be prosecuted by police

Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

A motorcyclist travelling at a staggering 153mph on the A120 near Braintree will not be prosecuted because police could not read his registration plate.

Braintree Council's decision about new Sainsbury's store to go before public inquiry

Gazette:

9:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A public inquiry will be held into Braintree Council’s decision to refuse plans for a massive new supermarket in Braintree.

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