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Doctors at crisis point: Braintree GPs' mounting pressures mean they are "absolutely overwhelmed"

Gazette:

8:47am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Patient-focused doctors could soon be history amid mounting pressures such as lack of funding and a growing population, claims a Braintree GP.

Nuisance drunks are spoiling Witham's image, say traders and residents

Gazette:

8:50am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Nuisance drunks urinating on benches and verbally abusing shoppers on Witham’s high street are ruining the town’s image, say traders and residents.

Roadworks bring Witham to a standstill causing businesses to suffer

Gazette: Russell Davis

5:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Roadworks caused businesses to suffer after Witham was brought to a standstill.

Do you know this man?

Gazette:

2:01pm Monday 20th October 2014

Police are searching for this man in connection with the theft of £100 worth of lottery scratchcards from a petrol station.

Arsonists set fire to garden fence in Witham

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Arsonists set fire to a garden fence causing £100 worth of damage.

Small amount of cannabis found in Earls Colne pub

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

3:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A man has been reported for possession of cannabis after a search warrant was carried out at an Earls Colne pub.

Police search for shoplifter who targeted Halstead clothing store

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

3:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Police are searching for a shoplifter who stole from a women’s clothing store in Halstead.

Portable cabin village shop plans given the green light

Gazette: Braintree district:

3:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Plans to build a new village shop in a portable cabin have been given the green light.

Burglars steal property from home in Clare Road, Braintree

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

10:29am Thursday 16th October 2014

Police officers are searching for burglars who targeted a Braintree home yesterday.

Mum set to launch official complaint after 20 minute wait for ambulance when son stopped breathing

Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A worried mum is set to launch an official complaint after she waited 20 minutes for an ambulance when her young son had an epileptic fit and stopped breathing.

Arson victim fears attacker will never be caught 15 months on

Gazette: Halstead: Mum overwhelmed by donations after blaze

3:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

An arson victim fears that the attacker will never be caught more than a year after she fled from her burning house with her children.

Halstead vicar announces retirement after 14 years

Gazette:

3:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A vicar has announced he is retiring after 14 years of serving Halstead’s congregation.

Thieves break into car to steal two PlayStation games

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

5:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

PlayStation games worth £60 have been stolen from a car.

Grill fire forces sandwich shop to close

Gazette:

5:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Staff and customers rushed out of a Braintree sandwich shop after a grill caught fire.

Braintree hospital staff set up picket lines over pay row

Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Hospital staff set up picket lines for the NHS’s first day of strike action in more than 30 years.

£3k award offered to catch Wayne's acid attackers

Gazette:

2:08pm Monday 13th October 2014

A £3,000 reward is being offered by Crimestoppers for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those who threw acid on a Witham man. persons responsible for a corrosive liquid attack on a man in Witham.

Residents recycled more than 30,000 tonnes of household waste last year

Gazette: The ‘Recycle+’ system is part of the Council’s work to increase recycling rates in the borough, to help hit the Welsh Government’s strict statutory targets for recycling and composting.

3:00pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

Residents in the Braintree district recycled more than 30,000 tonnes of household waste last year - coming third highest in the county.

War memorial including all the names of fallen WW1 heroes is finally unveiled

Gazette:

3:00pm Monday 6th October 2014

A memorial including all the names of fallen heroes who died during the First World War has been unveiled to mark the centenary of the war’s outbreak.

'We're not that miserable' says Halstead residents after survey results

Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 5th October 2014

Residents in the Braintree district are among the least happy in Essex, according to a new wellbeing survey.

Engineer Vicky shows her metal by scooping national award

Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 4th October 2014

A female engineer has beaten the boys at their own game by scooping a top national award for her work.

Museum recognises Little Henny soldier's photos from WW1

Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

Previously unseen photographs of a soldier’s time fighting in the First World War are being recognised by a national museum 100 years later.

Care home still failing to protect residents, says care watchdog

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

8:20am Thursday 9th October 2014

Staff at Braintree’s largest care home have been accused of not doing enough to safeguard residents from abuse.

Music tutor banned from teaching indefinitely after spying on woman in shower

Gazette: Churchman who filmed woman in the toilet avoids jail

5:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A freelance music tutor has been barred from teaching indefinitely admitting that he secretly filmed a woman showering and going to the toilet.

Residents in Braintree recycled 30,000 tonnes of household waste last year

Gazette: The ‘Recycle+’ system is part of the Council’s work to increase recycling rates in the borough, to help hit the Welsh Government’s strict statutory targets for recycling and composting.

5:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

Residents in the Braintree district recycled more than 30,000 tonnes of household waste last year - coming third highest in the county.

Heart disease sufferer George hopes blood level checking machines will be available on the NHS

Gazette:

5:00pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A man who uses a machine to check his blood levels after he was born with a rare type of heart disease is hoping people can soon use them for free on the NHS.

Cressing Parish Council to draw up neighbourhood plan about proposed housing

Gazette:

5:00pm Monday 6th October 2014

Cressing Parish Council is hoping to draw up a neighbourhood plan so villagers can have more of a say on housing proposals near to them.

Happiness proves hard to find in the Braintree district says report

Gazette:

5:00pm Sunday 5th October 2014

Residents in the Braintree district are among the least happy in Essex, according to a new wellbeing survey.

Do you live in Witham? You may have walked past David Cameron without realising

Gazette:

5:00pm Saturday 4th October 2014

If you live in Witham, you may have walked past David Cameron without realising it.

Parisian-style town square ideal for outdoor dining could come to Witham

Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

A Parisian-style town square ideal for outdoor dining, market stalls and pop-up shops could be on the cards for Witham.

Acid attack victim Wayne meets paramedics who were first on the scene

Gazette:

5:56pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A dad-of-two who was scarred for life after he had acid thrown in his face has thanked the paramedics who swiftly came to his aid.

Campaigners against proposed electricity substation ready to launch next stage of protest

Gazette:

3:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Campaigners against a proposed huge new electricity substation on land near Halstead are in talks with councils to launch the next stage of their protest.

Optician conned patients out of £12,000 by giving them cheaper lenses

Gazette:

3:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

An optician from Bures conned people out of more than £12,000 by supplying them with inferior lenses.

Community bus to include Halstead Hospital stop

Gazette: Halstead Hospital

3:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Owners of a community bus are hoping to extend their route to include Halstead’s hospital.

Planning application submitted to reopen Halstead's public toilets

Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Plans have been officially submitted to reopen public toilets in Halstead.

Company hopes to appoint architect for new Halstead community centre this week

Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

A company in charge of bringing a new community centre to Halstead is hoping to appoint an architect to design it this week.

Baby and toddler group saved thanks to Gazette appeal

Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A baby and toddler group under threat has been saved thanks to a Gazette appeal for volunteers.

Historic village pub to become special needs school

Gazette:

3:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A special needs school in Ridgewell will move from the village into a historic pub.

23 patients to move out of the Old Deanery care home because staff are struggling to care for them

Gazette:

4:17pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Braintree's largest care home is moving out 23 residents with complex needs because staff are struggling to look after them.

Seriously-ill mum proves dreams can come true by releasing single

Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A seriously-ill mum who survived a life-threatening pregnancy has proven she can still achieve her dreams by releasing her first single.

Plans to transform The Chapel into general store and coffee shop given green light

Gazette:

5:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Exciting plans to transform a landmark building into a coffee shop and general store have been given the go-ahead.

Fears that Cressing could merge with Braintree if huge B&Q store is built

Gazette:

5:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

Fears have been raised that Braintree could become connected to Cressing if a new DIY superstore is built on the outskirts of town.

60 family members celebrate Dorothy's 100th birthday

Gazette:

5:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Sixty members of Dorothy Morley’s family were by her side as she celebrated her 100th birthday.

Optician conned patients out of £12,000 by giving them cheaper lenses

Gazette:

5:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

An optician conned people out of more than £12,000 by supplying them with inferior lenses, a professional misconduct hearing has heard.

Hundreds of people sign petition against proposed merger of Witham academies

Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

More than 400 people have signed a petition to stop a proposed merger of Witham’s secondary schools.

Fitness fan Ellen is running two marathons and a duathlon for charity

Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A fitness fan is taking on three huge challenges in six weeks.

New road named by nine-year-old is officially opened

Gazette:

3:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A new road in Halstead named by a nine-year-old girl has been officially unveiled.

New headteacher vows to put Ramsey Academy at the heart of the community

Gazette:

3:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A new headteacher at Halstead’s Ramsey Academy has plans in place to improve the school and make it the talk of the town.

MP claims £16k more in expenses

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

12:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Halstead's MP claimed nearly £16,000 more in expenses last year compared with the previous year.

Friends actor Matt LeBlanc visits Castle Hedingham for Porsche spectacular

Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Friends actor Matt LeBlanc famously came unstuck after pretending to own a Porsche in the cult show.

Tributes paid to generous community champion after cancer death aged just 49

Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Tributes have been paid to a kind and generous community champion who has died from cancer aged just 49.

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