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Market stalled: Artisan event dealt huge blow as operators pull out

Gazette:

8:44am Thursday 29th January 2015

A long-awaited artisan market in Witham has been dealt a blow after a prestigious operator pulled out of the project.

Man suffers serious chest and leg injuries after timber roof collapse

Gazette: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

11:17am Wednesday 28th January 2015

A man in his 50s has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a timber roof collapsed on him.

Burglars steal Fiat Punto from Braintree home yesterday

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

6:04pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

Burglars stole a car after raiding a Braintree home.

Pixie Lott visits Great Notley teen who had leg amputated to become cancer-free

Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 29th January 2015

A teenager who chose to have her leg amputated in her battle against bone cancer has been surprised with a visit from singing sensation Pixie Lott.

New village shop hailed as 'real community effort'

Gazette:

3:00pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

A new village shop has been hailed as a “real community effort”.

Plans to turn former Earls Colne pub into flats set for approval despite opposition group's efforts

Gazette:

3:00pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

Plans to transform a derelict pub into flats have been recommended for approval despite the efforts of a 170-member opposition group.

Business park director tightens security following sledgehammer burglary

Gazette:

3:00pm Monday 26th January 2015

A business park director has tightened security after a burglar wielding a sledgehammer broke into a car wash.

31-year-old man arrested after police chase

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

3:00pm Sunday 25th January 2015

Police gave chase after a car failed to stop in Halstead.

Steam railway on track for £1.65million lottery bonus

Gazette: We've got a year to save Colne Valley Railway

3:00pm Saturday 24th January 2015

A popular village tourist attraction could be in line to receive up to £1.65million in funding to build state-of-the-art improvements and draw in visitors.

Calls to scrap overnight parking charges over fears they will 'drive people away'

Gazette:

5:00pm Monday 26th January 2015

A night-time parking should be scrapped because it will drive people away from Witham, say councillors.

Splash park and adventure playground could come to Witham under park revamp

Gazette:

8:40am Thursday 22nd January 2015

A splash park, adventure playground and café could come to Witham in plans to regenerate the town.

Sienna, three, has been given the all-clear after cancer battle

Gazette:

5:00pm Saturday 24th January 2015

A three-year-old girl who battled a rare form of cancer for more than two years has finally been told she is cancer-free.

Tabor Academy bosses back down on name change idea following parent backlash

Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 23rd January 2015

Bosses at a failing Braintree secondary school have backed down on plans to change its name to improve its fortunes.

Residents campaign for permanent speed camera after car overturns in street

Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

Residents are campaigning for a permanent speed camera after a car overturned on a residential street.

School choir needs sponsorship to expand children's horizons

Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

A school choir has let out a rallying cry for sponsorship to expand the children’s horizons.

'We will miss you James': Hundreds attend funeral of tragic teenager killed in head-on crash

Gazette:

8:30am Thursday 22nd January 2015

Bagpipes and drums rang out across High Garrett as a pipe band led the way to the funeral of a teenager killed in a head-on crash.

Ridiculed signs signalling 'Surrex' have been hailed as a success by hamlet's residents

Gazette:

5:00pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

Ridiculed signs signalling a little-known hamlet on the A120 have been hailed as a success by the hamlet’s residents.

Chip addict Wendy takes on slimming group after losing pounds

Gazette:

5:00pm Monday 19th January 2015

A self-confessed chip addict has set up her own slimming group after losing pounds and gaining confidence.

CCTV pictures: Sledgehammer-wielding man wanted in connection with Halstead burglary

Gazette:

3:26pm Monday 19th January 2015

A man wielding a sledgehammer is wanted in connection with a burglary in Halstead.

Four people taken to hospital following four car crash

Gazette: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

1:54pm Monday 19th January 2015

Four people have been sent to hospital following a four car crash in Braintree this morning. 

Three catalytic converters stolen in one night in Halstead

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

3:00pm Monday 19th January 2015

Three catalytic converters were stolen from vans in Halstead in one night.

Earls Colne housing fight could be at an end

Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 18th January 2015

Villagers have breathed a tentative sigh of relief after a proposal to build 65 houses on a field was not included in a list of potential development sites.

Bures man fined for fly-tipping

Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 17th January 2015

A Bures man has been fined for fly-tipping after he was paid to remove household waste.

Tickets for races at Chelmsford City Racecourse go on sale today

Gazette: NEW COURSE: Invigilator ridden by Patrick Mathers (second right) goes on to win the Fulton's Restaurant Handicap Stakes at Chelmsford City racecourse which opened this week

11:03am Friday 16th January 2015

Tickets for race days at Chelmsford City Racecourse go on sale from midday today.

Police's battle against district's drugs after cannabis haul found in Bocking home

Gazette:

8:50am Thursday 15th January 2015

Police have declared a war against drugs in the district after a haul of cannabis ready to be sold was discovered.

VIDEO: Four-vehicle crash near Galleys Corner - UPDATE - road cleared

Gazette: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

11:10am Wednesday 14th January 2015

Police and ambulance crews are at the scene of a four-vehicle accident at Galleys Corner roundabout in Braintree.

Enough is enough! We're fed up of 20 years of flooding

Gazette:

5:00pm Saturday 17th January 2015

Residents claim enough is enough after flash flooding continuously blocks a residential road.

New name for Tabor Academy after Ofsted puts school in special measures

Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 15th January 2015

A failing secondary school in Braintree has been placed in special measures after a damning Ofsted report.

Bagpiper surprises great-grandfather on 80th birthday

Gazette:

5:00pm Sunday 18th January 2015

A great-grandfather was stunned when a bagpiper marked his 80th birthday.

Tributes paid to outspoken councillor who campaigned for A120 safety improvements

Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 16th January 2015

Touching tributes have been paid to an outspoken councillor who was instrumental in campaigning for safety improvements to the A120.

Man, 46, arrested after cannabis factory found in Bocking

Gazette:

4:50pm Monday 12th January 2015

Police discovered a cannabis factory after they raided a home in Bocking this morning.

Police renew appeal for witnesses after crash in Braintree kills three people

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

12:23pm Monday 12th January 2015

Police investigating a horror crash near Braintree which killed three men need to trace the drivers of two cars.

Tabor Academy pupils return to school a day late as staff tackle Ofsted concern

Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 8th January 2015

Children returned to a Braintree schoola day late so teachers could receive urgent training ahead of an anticipated bombshell Ofsted report.

World famous band pays tribute to two men killed in horror smash

Gazette:

5:00pm Saturday 10th January 2015

Members of a world heavy metal band, who have sold more than five million albums worldwide, have paid tribute to two men killed in a horrific car crash near Braintree.

Oak Road plans for 300 homes flooded with objections

Gazette:

3:00pm Wednesday 14th January 2015

Plans to build 300 new homes on the edge of Halstead have been flooded with objections from concerned and angry residents.

World famous band pays tribute to two men killed in horror smash

Gazette:

3:00pm Tuesday 13th January 2015

Members of a world heavy metal band, who have sold more than five million albums worldwide, have paid tribute to two men killed in a horrific car crash near Braintree.

Brooks Newmark aims to combat nation's homelessness after standing down as MP

Gazette:

3:00pm Monday 12th January 2015

Halstead's MP is intending to reduce most the nation’s homelessness once he stands down at May’s General Election.

Villagers fight to turn controversial piece of land into village green

Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 11th January 2015

Villagers are fighting against Braintree Council to have a controversial piece of land allocated as a village green.

Rev John Blore leads his last church service after 14 years in Halstead

Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 9th January 2015

A vicar has led his last church service after 14 years of serving Halstead’s parishioners.

Plans submitted to turn brightly-painted play centre into flats

Gazette:

3:00pm Thursday 8th January 2015

A brightly painted play centre is set to undergo a make under if plans to turn it into flats are granted.

Brooks Newmark aims to combat nation's homelessness after standing down as MP

Gazette:

3:00pm Thursday 15th January 2015

Braintree's MP is intending to reduce most the nation’s homelessness once he stands down at May’s General Election.

PICTURE: Hundreds of bottles overflowing from recycling bins after one missed collection

Gazette:

5:00pm Sunday 11th January 2015

Hundreds of bottles were overflowing from a recycling centre after one missed collection.

Horse-mad Becky's model dreams come true after donations hit more than £25k

Gazette:

5:00pm Tuesday 13th January 2015

A mum who set up her own business selling model horses will achieve her lifetime ambition of creating her own range after raising her £25,000 target.

Calls to cut speed limit again after granddad killed riding motorbike

Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 9th January 2015

A fresh campaign will be launched to lower a main road's speed limit for the second time after a granddad was killed riding his motorbike.

Armed police swarm Witham streets after hoax call about gun sighting

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

4:25pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

Armed police officers searched Witham streets after they received a call that a gun had been seen.

UPDATE: Body found in hunt for former Braintree schoolpupil Aleasha Coan

Gazette:

11:00am Tuesday 6th January 2015

Police are urgently appealing for any sightings of Alesha Coan, aged 36, who went missing from her home in Colchester at around 4.15pm yesterday.

Men thought to be hare coursing turned out to be lost

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

5:00pm Monday 12th January 2015

Three men who were thought to be hare coursing turned out to be lost.

Police report 12 shoplifters in Braintree over December

Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 7th January 2015

A Christmas campaign to tackle shoplifters in Braintree has led to 14 reported crimes.

Memorial match to cricket club members 'a fitting tribute'

Gazette:

5:00pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

Cricket clubs in Halstead and Braintree are hoping to play a memorial match in tribute to three members who died within days of each other.

Halstead nursery rated good a year after 'inadequate' ruling

Gazette:

3:00pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

A Halstead nursery has been rated good by Ofsted inspectors a year after it was ruled as inadequate.

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