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Aldi store bid for Great Notley 'would hit district's job prospects'

Gazette: GENERIC STOCK ...General View of Aldi store in Gateacre Village, LiverpoolPRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday November 10, 2014. See PA story . Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire (21088810)

9:00am Friday 24th April 2015

Plans to build a discount supermarket on a business park in Great Notley will hamper employment in the district, it is feared.

Villagers 'escape' from prison and make it to Turkey in 15 hours


9:00am Friday 24th April 2015

Villagers turned into penniless fugitives when they successfully made it to the Turkish coast from Chelmsford prison within 15 hours.

Owners of Halstead Indian restaurant face £100k fine for employing 5 illegal immigrants


8:00am Friday 24th April 2015

Owners of an Indian restaurant face a £100,000 fine for employing five illegal immigrants.

Alec Hunter head: We're on the right track after improved Ofsted rating


10:21am Thursday 23rd April 2015

Staff and students at a Braintree academy are celebrating no longer being rated as “inadequate” by education watchdog Ofsted.

Village PCSO is 'still very much an option'

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

4:39pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015

Villagers have pledged to continue looking into funding their own Police Community Support Officer despite huge costs.

Seven councillors from Sible Hedingham Parish Council decide to not stand for re-election


4:35pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015

More than half a village’s parish council have opted to quit and not stand again for re-election.

PICTURES: Primary school pupils enjoy a day of spring-filled fun


10:32am Wednesday 22nd April 2015

Primary school pupils enjoyed a day of spring-filled fun as they learnt more about season’s changes to nature.

Marathon effort for mum as she raises more than £1,600 at charity quiz night


10:09am Wednesday 22nd April 2015

A mum-of-three has undergone a marathon effort to raise more than £4,000 for the Brain Tumour Charity.

CCTV image: Brazen shoplifter walks out of pharmacy with perfume worth £150 in her arms


5:05pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

A brazen shoplifter walked out of a pharmacy with £150 worth of perfumes in her arms.

Friends of teenage musician killed in car crash to hold charity concert


5:01pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

Friends of a talented teenage musician killed in a head-on car crash will hold a music concert in his memory.

The Old Deanery rebranded as the New Deanery as new owners invest hundreds of thousands of pounds


2:48pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

A care home at the centre of an alleged abuse scandal has unveiled a new look and name since it was featured in BBC’s Panorama about a year ago.

Air ambulance tasked to Braintree to help woman in cardiac arrest

Gazette: The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance EC 135 helicopterPix submitted by Tracy Bartram, on: Tracy.Bartram@dsairambulance.org.uk (19357472)

12:21pm Monday 20th April 2015

The air ambulance flew a woman in her 60s in cardiac arrest to hospital.

Firefighters on scene of 200 tonne straw sack on fire

Gazette: ONGAR: Fire on school roof

8:43am Monday 20th April 2015

Firefighters are tackling a fire which engulfed a 200 tonne straw sack.

Firefighters tackle shower on fire


6:14pm Sunday 19th April 2015

Firefighters tackled a fire which broke out in a shower.

Hundreds of pounds raised for Essex Air Ambulance during sponsored river walk


1:10pm Sunday 19th April 2015

More than £1,000 was raised for Essex Air Ambulance during a sponsored walk along Witham’s river banks.

Classic cars showcased at Colne Valley Railway vintage rally


1:06pm Sunday 19th April 2015

Vehicle enthusiasts showcased their classic cars at a vintage rally.

Cafe owner hopes for more CCTV cameras following stream of vandalism


10:00am Sunday 19th April 2015

Cafe owners are hoping for more CCTV cameras and regular police patrols following a stream of criminal damage.

Cycle instructors on hand to help Braintree bikers every Saturday

Gazette: Cycle path sign, bicycle, cycling

3:14pm Saturday 18th April 2015

Fully-qualified cycle instructors will be on hand to offer expert advice to adults in Braintree.

Kind-hearted strangers help find family's lost dog


4:00pm Saturday 18th April 2015

A family are over the moon after they found their missing dog thanks to the help of hundreds of kind-hearted strangers.

Crittall Windows donates £9,000 to Brainwave children's charity


3:04pm Saturday 18th April 2015

A children's charity has been handed a £9,000 cheque by Witham firm Crittall Windows.

We're outstanding! Children celebrate as Ofsted gives nursery highest rating


1:00pm Saturday 18th April 2015

Children are jumping for joy after their nursery was given the highest ever Ofsted rating for the first time in its history.

Can Witham woman Jodie help solve Matthew's disappearance?


11:55am Saturday 18th April 2015

The parents of a roofer, who went missing from Kent five years ago, hope a Witham woman could provide the key to solving their son’s disappearance.

Police visit Kelvedon primary school pupils to warn of stranger danger


5:04pm Friday 17th April 2015

Police visited primary school pupils in Kelvedon to warn them of stranger danger.

Former NatWest bank in Sible Hedingham could become pop-up shop


5:33pm Thursday 16th April 2015

Twenty thousand pounds has been allocated to renovate a former village bank into a pop-up shop for fledgling businesses.

Two cars collide in Blackmore End near Wethersfield this morning

Gazette: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

10:06am Thursday 16th April 2015

Ambulance crews were sent to a two car collision in Blackmore End this morning.

Grandmother's heartbreak as pet chihuahua is killed by greyhound


12:00pm Thursday 16th April 2015

A grandmother has been left heartbroken after a dog killed her beloved pet Chihuahua during a walk in Witham.

GP surgery still hopes to move to proposed leisure complex in Braintree despite delays


5:03pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

A GP surgery is still planning to move to a new leisure and restaurant complex, despite lengthy negotiations holding up the project.

Reunion on the cards to mark 60th anniversary of Braintree District Mencap Society


3:00pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

Sixty years ago, a small group of parents gathered in a Braintree living room.

House building firm hope to build new offices, creating 50 jobs, at Bramston Sports Centre site

Gazette: Bramston Sports Centre

2:44pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

A house building firm hopes to build a new office building at a former leisure centre site in Witham, creating 50 new jobs.

Police to step up patrols to tackle purse thieves at Braintree supermarkets

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

5:27pm Monday 13th April 2015

Police will be patrolling supermarkets in Braintree following a spate of purse thefts.

Crimestoppers offers £5k reward for information after Rayne couple were threatened with knife at home


11:09am Monday 13th April 2015

Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information on an aggravated burglary when a couple were threatened with a knife. 

Mum to tackle Paris Marathon today for Danaher animal home


12:00pm Sunday 12th April 2015

A Braintree mum has so much love for animals that she is running a marathon for them.

Oversubscribed village GP surgery cannot cope with 350 more homes, warns NHS

Gazette: NHS

9:00am Sunday 12th April 2015

AN already over-subscribed doctor’s surgery in Silver End cannot cope with the influx of 350 homes without expanding, the NHS has warned.

Band release song about growing up in Witham


12:00pm Saturday 11th April 2015

A talented group of musicians, who have performed infront of 10,000 people, are releasing a single about growing up in Witham.

American Kellogg descendant to visit Braintree this weekend to trace her ancestor's footsteps


5:47pm Friday 10th April 2015

An American descendant of the famous Kellogg family has been surprised with a trip to Braintree to walk in the footsteps of her ancestors.

Motorcyclist injured after coming off bike in Braintree this morning


9:37am Friday 10th April 2015

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital after coming off his bike in Braintree this morning.

'Witham will enter the 21st century!' Newland Street to become Wi-Fi hotspot soon


8:50am Thursday 9th April 2015

Business leaders hope to bring in a free Wi-Fi network in the Witham’s high street, shops and cafés this year.

Brave mum to run marathon for son, 3, who is battling leukaemia


3:23pm Tuesday 7th April 2015

A brave mum will take on the London Marathon for her three-year-old son who is battling leukaemia.

Villagers to turn into fugitives for the day to raise money for charity


4:21pm Friday 3rd April 2015

Villagers will turn into fugitives for the day as they escape from Chelmsford’s prison to reach Turkey within 15 hours.

'I'll follow Angelina Jolie's footsteps to have my ovaries removed'


4:15pm Friday 3rd April 2015

A brave mum-of-three will follow in Angelina Jolie’s footsteps to have her ovaries removed after discovering she carries a faulty gene.

'We'll make town centre a night-time destination for all the family' says council chief


11:15am Friday 3rd April 2015

A proposed new leisure and restaurant complex will transform Braintree town centre into a night-time destination for all the family, a council boss has insisted.

Caring Halstead firefighter collects more than 500 Easter eggs for children in care


4:43pm Thursday 2nd April 2015

A caring Halstead firefighter turned into the Easter bunny by collecting more than 500 eggs for children in care.

Caring Ellie will donate long locks to make wig for cancer sufferers


4:28pm Thursday 2nd April 2015

A caring 11-year-old girl plans to donate her hair to a charity which makes wigs for children suffering from cancer.

School surprises teacher with flash mob dance routine as she rings the whistle for the end of break time


12:51pm Thursday 2nd April 2015

Primary school pupils gave their teacher a surprise of a lifetime by taking part in a flash mob dance routine.

Councillors faced suspension threat - for talking about how good wheelie bins will be for the district


10:44am Thursday 2nd April 2015

Two councillors were told they would be suspended from the Conservative group at Maldon District Council for speaking to the Standard about wheelie bins coming to the district.

Free business support service hopes to boost economy in the Dengie


9:44am Wednesday 1st April 2015

A new support service for businesses has been launched to help boost the economy in the Dengie.

Decision on scrapping proposed merger of Witham academies delayed again


9:35am Wednesday 1st April 2015

Trustees are continuing to deliberate whether a controversial merger between two Witham academies should be scrapped.

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.


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