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Brother hopes to solve the mystery over his sibling's death

5:00pm Monday 4th August 2014

A distraught man is hoping to solve the mystery surrounding his brother’s death.

Consultation launched on the future of healthcare services in Braintree district

Gazette: South Worcestershire CCG on target to make £3.1 surplus

5:00pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

Residents across the Braintree district are invited to debate on future changes to healthcare provision.

Friends and family raise £1,400 for girl seriously injured in horror smash


5:00pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

Friends, colleagues and family raised more than £1,000 for a Braintree Council worker who was left seriously injured following a horror smash.

Thieves steal mobile phone left on top of handbag in unlocked car

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

5:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

Thieves stole a mobile phone, which was left on top of a handbag in the front seat of a car.

Pair trapped after car crashes into petrol station shop on the A12


1:46pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Firefighters are working to release two people who are trapped in a car after it collided with the shop at a petrol station.

Woman in her 70s in serious condition after fall down stairs

Gazette: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

10:56am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A woman in her 70s is in a serious condition in hospital after she fell down a flight of stairs.

Council reveals it will fix 700 roads across Essex - but only 50 in the Braintree district

Gazette: £286k to spend on potholes

6:09pm Monday 28th July 2014

Seven per cent of repair works on the worst urban local roads in Essex will be carried out in the Braintree district.

Police warning after thieves steal laptop from unlocked van

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

5:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A laptop worth £1,500 was stolen from an unlocked van.

Driver escapes uninjured after car collides with tree

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

2:07pm Monday 28th July 2014

A driver escaped uninjured after a car collided with a tree in Cressing.

Residents plead for action over 'constant flooding' of Witham road


5:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Residents are pleading for action to repair drains after torrential downpour flooded a Witham road.

Overnight flash flooding causes havoc in Thaxted

Gazette: ONGAR: Fire on school roof

1:50pm Monday 28th July 2014

Overnight flash flooding caused havoc in a town, after water poured into a primary school, houses, basements and cellars.

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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'


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


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


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?


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


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


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


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.


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