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Vets look forward to giving Gizmo a permanent home


3:06pm Friday 27th March 2015

The vets who took in an abandoned foal found abandoned and critically ill on the side of the road are now looking forward to offering him a permanent home.

Creative youngsters get arty in an Easter bonnet competition


2:50pm Friday 27th March 2015

Artistic youngsters made creative headwear for an Easter bonnet competition.

Delays in delivering Henry Boot scheme to Braintree has put off restaurant chain coming to the town centre

Gazette: Lack of big names put an end to bus park shopping plan

5:00pm Friday 27th March 2015

Delays in bringing a proposed leisure and restaurant complex to Braintree has put off one major food outlet from coming to the town centre.

Schoolchildren had green-fingered fun as they plant fruit trees in Witham


5:23pm Thursday 26th March 2015

Schoolchildren had green-fingered fun as they planted fruit trees in Witham.

Double delight for ambulance call handler who helped deliver two babies on one night shift


5:15pm Thursday 26th March 2015

It was a double delight for an ambulance service call handler after she helped deliver two babies in just one night shift.

'The teachers are fantastic': Parents and pupils commend teachers' efforts after Witham school achieves outstanding report


9:36am Thursday 26th March 2015

Pupils and parents have praised the teachers' efforts after a Witham school was given the highest Ofsted rating for the first time in its history.

Witham firm wins contract to install Shaun the Sheep statues in London


4:59pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

A Witham firm have won a ewe-nique opportunity to install five foot tall sculptures of Shaun the Sheep in London.

We're outstanding! Pupils celebrate as Maltings Academy achieves highest Ofsted rating

Gazette: Education watchdog Ofsted today published its findings following its visit to the borough in February

5:18pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

Pupils are jumping for joy after their school was given the highest Ofsted rating for the first time in its history.

Council monitoring Halstead road after dad posted signs about dog mess


3:00pm Sunday 1st March 2015

Dog wardens are monitoring a problem road in Halstead after an exasperated dad put up signs complaining about dog mess outside his home.

Donations to help poor Gizmo, who was found abandoned on the side of the road, top £19k


3:00pm Saturday 28th February 2015

New pictures of poor Gizmo, a foal found abandoned in a critical condition on the side of a road, show him recovering and making friends at the vets.

'She's like a long-lost sister': Pen pals meet for the first time after 49 years.


3:00pm Friday 27th February 2015

In March 1966, a Hedingham schoolgirl wrote her first letter to her pen friend in New Zealand.

Builders making progress at rebuilding John Ray Infant School after devastating fire


5:00pm Friday 6th March 2015

A state-of-the-art £5.2 million building is being built to replace and expand infant and junior schools by September.

'Let's turn this disused land into new car park'


10:30am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A call has been made to turn unwanted council land into a car park after it was declared surplus to requirements.

Plans in place to commemorate Great Bardfield's artistic heritage


10:30am Wednesday 4th March 2015

Plans are in place to commemorate Great Bardfield’s artistic and historical heritage.

MP Brooks Newmark to spend next three years studying at Oxford

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

5:00pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Braintree MP Brooks Newmark will spend the next three years at Oxford University conducting research into helping find missing people.

Tesco celebrates opening 4th Braintree store by donating to charity


5:00pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

Supermarket workers have celebrated the opening of Braintree’s fourth Tesco by donating to a charity helping disabled people and their families.

Businesses urged to make contingency plans for disaster following High Street blaze


5:00pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A Braintree shopping centre manager is urging all businesses to make contingency plans in case of a disaster after a devastating fire caused lasting damage to town centre shops.

'The trauma forced me to leave Witham' - acid attack victim continues to suffer haunting flashbacks


8:48am Thursday 26th February 2015

A dad-of-two continues to suffer haunting flashbacks six months after he was scarred for life in a vicious acid attack.

'We're worried that overnight 50p parking charge in Witham could go up'

Gazette: Carmarthenshire County Council has dismissed rumours that parking charges in Ammanford are to be extended until 9pm

5:00pm Monday 2nd March 2015

A 50p night-time parking charge could be increased to pay for overnight wardens, it is feared.

Daredevil dad to tackle abseil for charity which helps his autistic son


5:00pm Sunday 1st March 2015

A daredevil dad will be making a real leap of faith by tackling a charity abseil in recognition of those who help his son.

Braintree pub to be turned into offices for accountants firm


5:00pm Friday 27th February 2015

A Braintree pub will be turned into offices for an accountants firm.

Family pay tribute to former primary school teacher who taught hundreds of Witham children


5:00pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Touching tributes have been paid to a former primary school teacher who coached an Olympic swimmer and a Crystal Palace footballer.

Caring Evie, 5, to donate hair to make wig for cancer sufferers


5:00pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

A caring five-year-old girl plans to donate her hair to a charity which makes wigs for children suffering from cancer.

Second teenager charged over Witham acid attack

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

4:12pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

A second teenager has been charged in connection to an acid attack in Witham last year.

Witham's famous son Olly Murs records fastest lap on BBC's Top Gear


4:35pm Monday 23rd February 2015

Witham's homegrown pop star Olly Murs has raced against some of the world’s famous celebrities on BBC’s Top Gear.

Independent toy shop in Braintree closes down


5:00pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

An independent toy shop in Braintree has closed its doors for the final time.

Generous youngsters raise hundreds in school charity day


3:00pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

Generous youngsters raised hundreds of pounds for charity by dressing up and embarking on a coin trail.

Footballers can finally come back to home ground after four years


3:00pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

Footballers' dreams of returning home will finally come true after they raised enough money to modernise their ground.

Vandals smear dog mess on front door

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

3:00pm Monday 23rd February 2015

Vandals have smeared dog mess over a front door.

'Stop your dogs fouling on our pavement!': Dad starts his own campaign


3:00pm Sunday 22nd February 2015

A dad has become so infuriated with dog owners letting their pets poop along his road, he has taken matters into his own hands.

Farmer's belongings destroyed after blaze engulfs barn


3:00pm Saturday 21st February 2015

Police evacuated houses after a fire engulfed a barn used to store gas bottles and petrol.

'Halstead is on the up' - Three shops open in town in one week


5:00pm Friday 20th February 2015

Theee shops which have opened in Halstead in a week could help bring in more business to the town, it has been claimed.

Heartless thieves steal pensioner's purse containing photos of late husband

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

5:00pm Sunday 22nd February 2015

Cruel thieves stole a woman’s purse containing irreplacable pictures of her late husband.

Firefighters tackle car on fire in Witham yesterday

Gazette: ONGAR: Fire on school roof

3:00pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

Police were called to car on fire in the early hours yesterday morning.

Husband and wife fined for selling 'dangerous' amber teething jewellery

Gazette: Roger Walters, county councillor for waste and recycling, is backing the week.

10:00am Wednesday 18th February 2015

A husband and wife who run an amber jewellery business have been fined for selling hazardous children’s teething bracelets.

'Teachers are not to blame for crisis at Tabor Academy' claims union boss

Gazette: Zero tolerance – Jerry Glazier

5:00pm Monday 23rd February 2015

Teachers at a crisis-hit Braintree school were told to teach subjects they weren’t qualified for, a union boss claims.

Fraudster cons Witham shops by using fake £50 notes

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

5:00pm Saturday 21st February 2015

Shops in Witham have fallen foul of a fraudster using fake £50 notes.

It's a hit! Thousands of people flock to Braintree Cineworld for release of Fifty Shades of Grey


4:30pm Thursday 19th February 2015

Crowds flocked to Braintree’s Cineworld to see the hotly-anticipated steamy film Fifty Shades of Grey in its opening weekend.

Florists lose out on £12,000 at busiest time of year because of High Street blaze


1:00pm Thursday 19th February 2015

Florists forced to move after a huge blaze devastated their shop have lost up to £12,000 worth of business at their busiest time of year.

We've graduated! Primary school pupils don caps and gowns for Children's University ceremony


6:00pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

Almost 80 Braintree schoolchildren proved they were a class act by graduating from Essex Children’s University.

Halstead firefighters tackle huge blaze at pet food factory in Suffolk

Gazette: ONGAR: Fire on school roof

1:46pm Sunday 15th February 2015

Two fire engines and a water bowser from Halstead are at the scene of a large fire at a pet food factory in Suffolk.

Man exposed himself to a teenage girl in Coggeshall

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

1:41pm Sunday 15th February 2015

Police are trying to track down a man who exposed himself to a girl in Coggeshall.

Houses evacuated after barn fire in Bulmer

Gazette: ONGAR: Fire on school roof

6:02pm Saturday 14th February 2015

Police had to evacuate houes after a fire engulfed a barn used to store gas bottles and petrol.

Shoppers flock to charity shop on last day to thank women who run it


3:49pm Saturday 14th February 2015

Shoppers flocked to a charity shop on its last day to thank a band of women who set it up.

Police officer hurt after chasing 15-year-old with a knife in Witham

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

2:12pm Saturday 14th February 2015

A special police constable was taken to hospital after chasing a teenager armed with a knife in Witham.

UPDATE: 28-year-old man from Maldon arrested on suspicion of rape - man bailed

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

9:22am Saturday 14th February 2015

Police investigating the rape of a woman in Maldon have made another arrest.

Man charged with arson following flat fire in Braintree High Street

Gazette: BWT bens fire.jpg

9:19am Saturday 14th February 2015

A man will be appearing at court this morning charged in connection with a fire at a property in Braintree High Street on Wednesday.

PICTURES: Driver miraculously escapes overturned car without injuries


2:45pm Friday 13th February 2015

A driver miraculously escaped a crash uninjured after the car rolled onto its roof.

CCTV image: Man wanted in connection with theft of detergent and air fresheners from Co-op


12:00pm Friday 13th February 2015

Police would like to identify this man in connection with a theft from Co-op.

WATCH: Schoolchildren don caps and gowns as they graduate from Essex Children's University


1:05pm Thursday 12th February 2015

Almost 80 schoolchildren proved they were a class act by graduating from Essex Children’s University.


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