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32-year search for missing teapot ends after 'one in a million chance' trip to Halstead tea room


5:14pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

A woman's 32-year-long search for a missing piece of her late grandmother’s tea service finally came to an end during a “one-in-a-million” trip to a Halstead tea room.

PICTURES: Glamorous students dance the night away at Notley High School prom


5:09pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

Braintree students got into the party spirit as they celebrated the end of school at their prom.

Group of friends raise £14,000 by turning coffee morning into a whole village event


1:56pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

A group of friends who host an annual charity coffee morning has seen it grow from just a small meeting in a living room to a whole village event.

Motorists reported for speeding on road near Witham primary school following safety campaign


11:50am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Motorists have been reported for speeding offences on a stretch of road at the centre of a safety campaign by parents, teachers and Witham’s MP.

Braintree graduate lands job after year-long search thanks to improvement course


11:44am Tuesday 7th July 2015

A graduate has landed his first job after a year of searching thanks to a business support centre in Braintree.

Long-awaited improvements to Marks Farm roundabout delayed again due to electrical fault

Gazette: Still no start date for improvement works at Marks Farm roundabout

9:07am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Long-awaited improvements to a poorly designed roundabout have been hit by more delays because of an electrical fault, setting the project back more than two years.

The story of people in Braintree living through WW2 has opened at museum


4:35pm Monday 6th July 2015

An exhibition exploring what life during the Second World War was like for people living in Braintree opened on Saturday.

The show will go on for Witham's puppet festival after bus firm withdraws objections

Gazette: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3176044

10:27am Monday 6th July 2015

The show will go on for one of the biggest events in Witham’s calendar after a bus company withdrew its objection to closing Newland Street.

Royal visit to garden created by two women from Coggeshall


10:24am Monday 6th July 2015

Two women from Coggeshall who created a show garden at the prestigious Hampton Court Palace flower show were commended for their efforts by HRH Princess Alexandra.

Disability campaigner who faints every time she stands seeks fashion fairness


10:21am Monday 6th July 2015

A disability campaigner who has a rare condition which means she faints every time she stands up is determined to have disabled women fairly represented in fashion by taking a campaign to Parliament.

Work begins on second community hall in Kelvedon


2:00pm Sunday 5th July 2015

Work has begun to build a second community hall in Kelvedon.

Staff at Witham golf club celebrated being named 'club of the year'


9:00am Sunday 5th July 2015

Staff at a Witham golf club are celebrating being named ‘club of the year’ at a prestigious industry award ceremony.

Creative pupils at Maltings Academy awarded for their hard work in art and design


1:00pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Creative pupils were awarded for their hard work and commitment to photography, fine art and graphic design.

Thieves target charity collection containers in Tesco car park. 'Be careful' warns security guard


10:00am Saturday 4th July 2015

A supermarket security guard has warned generous shoppers to be careful after thieves were spotted raiding bags destined for charity.

Sri Lankan labels firm sets up first UK office in Braintree


5:07pm Friday 3rd July 2015

A leading Sri Lankan manufacturing firm, which supplies top retailers and clothing brands worldwide with labels, has opened its first UK office in Braintree.

Braintree Town FC's waiting on fate of new ground

Gazette: Lee Harding.

9:36am Friday 3rd July 2015

Braintree Town Football Club will find out next week if its long-awaited relocated plans could be scuppered by developers.

£10,000 fundraising campaign for new garden for brothers suffering from muscle-wasting condition


9:48am Thursday 2nd July 2015

Family and friends are hoping to raise £10,000 to convert a garden for two brothers who suffer from a muscle-wasting condition, which could see them live to just 18.

'Don't be ill in Witham! Pensioners are avoiding vital treatment at hospital due to poor transport service from town'


9:06am Thursday 2nd July 2015

Pensioners are being out off from travelling to hospital for vital care because they must catch three buses to get there, it has been claimed.

UPDATED: Two Witham men contact police following appeal after a man and woman were assaulted

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

2:38pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

Police are hoping to trace two Witham men in connection with two assaults in the town. 

Talented Braintree schoolboy meets Prime Minister after winning tennis competition


10:15am Wednesday 1st July 2015

A talented Braintree schoolboy met the Prime Minister after winning a tennis competition in the grounds of the Houses of Parliament.

Braintree woman who almost died after contracting meningitis meets paramedics who saved her life


10:11am Wednesday 1st July 2015

A woman who almost died after contracting meningitis has had a tearful reunion with the paramedics who saved her life.

Woman charged with assisting offender after man went missing with boy, 3, from Great Notley

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

5:00pm Tuesday 30th June 2015

A woman has been charged with assisting an offender after a man went missing with a three-year-old child from Great Notley on May 2.

Nimble-fingered Doreen continues to play Mozart on the piano as she celebrates her 100th birthday today


4:13pm Tuesday 30th June 2015

Nimble-fingered Doreen Davies continues to play Mozart and Beethoven on the piano at a staggering 100 years old.

Witham primary school headteacher launches petition to make street safer


3:31pm Tuesday 30th June 2015

A headteacher has launched a petition for safer crossings near to a primary school after two pupils were hit by cars within weeks of each other.

Vintage buses take passengers on a trip down memory lane for Moores Brothers anniversary celebrations


3:28pm Tuesday 30th June 2015

Vintage buses transported villagers on journeys from a bygone time in a special one-off event to celebrate the 200th anniversary of a Kelvedon and Feering firm.

Build a GP surgery on new housing estate in Witham, developer urged

Gazette: The NHS in England was founded in 1948

3:21pm Tuesday 30th June 2015

Calls have been made for developers to build a new GP surgery in a 370-home estate in Witham after suggesting a pharmacy instead.

50 jobs to come to Braintree as new restaurant will be built at leisure park


5:19pm Monday 29th June 2015

Fifty jobs will be created after planning permission was granted to build a new restaurant at a leisure park next to Braintree Freeport.

Plans submitted to demolish scout hut and build block of flats


5:15pm Monday 29th June 2015

Plans have been submitted to demolish a scout hut building and replace it with a block of flats.

Police investigate two attempted shed burglaries in Rayne

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

9:04am Monday 29th June 2015

Police are investigating two attempted shed burglaries close to School Road in Rayne.

Police investigate five burglaries in one day in Halstead

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

8:42am Monday 29th June 2015

Burglars broke into five houses in Halstead in one day. 

Brave teenager raises hundreds of pounds for charity in memory of her dad


9:00am Saturday 27th June 2015

A brave teenager has raised hundreds of pounds for charity in memory of her dad, who died from a severe lung disease aged just 55.

Recovering alcoholic who couldn't get out of bed without a drink to climb mountains to mark 3 years sober


5:06pm Friday 26th June 2015

A recovering alcoholic who was once unable to even get up to walk his dog without a drink will climb the three highest mountains in the UK to mark three years sober.

A12 blocked at Hatfield Peverel due to jack-knifed lorry

Gazette: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

12:13pm Friday 26th June 2015

Queues are forming on the A12 after a lorry and a car collided at Boreham.

Hedge fire in Braintree was started deliberately, say fire investigators

Gazette: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

10:00am Friday 26th June 2015

Firefighters tackled a hedge fire in Braintree last night, which was started deliberately.

New headteacher vows to create two outstanding schools in Witham

Gazette: Maltings Academy principal John Szynal

8:56am Friday 26th June 2015

The new executive headteacher of both of Witham’s academies has pledged to offer more GCSE subjects to create two “outstanding” schools.

Witham in Bloom to fold at the end of the year

Gazette: Witham: Garden competitions still on, says organiser

4:55pm Thursday 25th June 2015

A long-standing floral tradition in Witham is set to come to an end after 15 years after an organiser has announced her retirement.

Budding fashion designers showcase masterpieces at George Yard catwalk


4:18pm Thursday 25th June 2015

Lights, camera, fashion!

Antiques centre raiders 'have got away with it' - pair spared jail after stealing £3k worth of silver


3:05pm Thursday 25th June 2015

An auction boss has asked “Where is the justice?” after thieves who stole a £3k haul of silver from an antiques centre avoided jail.

Former postie disabled in car crash back to work thanks to charity


2:57pm Thursday 25th June 2015

A former postwoman who was left disabled in a car crash now has a new lease of life thanks to a charity helping her get back to work.

Bypass and new roundabout plans for Galleys Corner to cut jams and accidents

Gazette: The money could also be used to improve Galleys Corner roundabout

9:18am Thursday 25th June 2015

Highways bosses are considering "drastic" plans to create a Braintree bypass allowing most motorists to avoid the notorious Galleys Corner, the Times can reveal.

Police helicopter tasked to search for missing boy, 13, from Braintree - found safe and well


3:25pm Wednesday 24th June 2015

A police helicopter was scrambled to search above Braintree after a 13-year-old boy went missing from his Braintree home.

Braintree teenagers get to grips with being a firefighter


9:43am Wednesday 24th June 2015

Grappling with fire hoses, running up ladders and saving victims with rope hoists.

Motorists urged to be vigilant as catalytic converter thieves target Braintree district

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

9:40am Wednesday 24th June 2015

Police are urging motorists to remain vigilant after catalytic converter thefts are on the rise in the district.

Vandals rip seat covers as they steal from car parked in Witham

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

5:04pm Tuesday 23rd June 2015

Extensive damage was caused to a car parked in Witham after thieves broke in.

Braintree Council supports military community in run-up to Armed Forces Day


4:33pm Tuesday 23rd June 2015

Braintree united in support of its servicemen and women in the run-up to Armed Forces’ Day.

Two injured in head-on crash in Broad Road in Braintree

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

11:52am Tuesday 23rd June 2015

Two people were taken to hospital after a head-on crash in Braintree.

400 people attend music festival in memory of James and Coz - plus a marriage proposal highlight


9:47am Tuesday 23rd June 2015

A rock and punk festival in memory of two young musicians killed in a car crash was capped off with a marriage proposal.

Braintree primary school pupils discuss health, the environment and bullying with Essex County Council members


5:20pm Monday 22nd June 2015

Health, the environment and caring for the elderly were all on the agenda as Braintree primary school pupils consulted with members of Essex County Council.

Police want to track down witnesses after car and motorbike collide

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

12:56pm Monday 22nd June 2015

Police have appealed for witnesses following a crash in Braintree.

Pupils step back in time on the Titanic for special reading event


9:40am Monday 22nd June 2015

Primary school children took a step back in time by boarding the RMS Titanic in a special event to promote reading.

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