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Schoolchildren jump for joy as Silver End Primary School rated "good" by Ofsted


8:00am Monday 20th July 2015

Children are jumping for joy after their school was rated as “good”.

Braintree's new Citizens Advice Bureau opened by volunteer who has served 22 years


6:03pm Sunday 19th July 2015

Braintree's new Citizens Advice Bureau was opened by its longest serving volunteer who has been helping people for 22 years.

Hundreds of people attend successful Coggeshall carnival as sun shines all day


6:00pm Sunday 19th July 2015

Great Expectations came to life as marching bands, majorettes and a medley of floats paraded through Coggeshall for the annual carnival.

Have you seen Stephen? Missing man from Wickford spotted in Tolleshunt D'Arcy


5:31pm Sunday 19th July 2015

Police are appealing for help tracing a man missing from his home in Wickford. 

Consultation underway on how to spend £150k renovating Spa Road shops


9:07am Sunday 19th July 2015

A consultation into how hundreds of thousands of pounds will be spent to refurbish a rundown parade of shops has begun.

Tractor and country show proves huge hit with the children


5:34pm Saturday 18th July 2015

A huge tractor show proved a massive hit with the children at the weekend.

Devoted husband and wife who were "the love of each other's lives" die just four days apart


3:12pm Saturday 18th July 2015

A devoted husband and wife who were married for 68 years have died just four days apart.

Witham schoolboy wins competition to design chamber of commerce logo


3:07pm Saturday 18th July 2015

A Witham school pupil has a won a competition to create a new logo for the chamber of commerce.

Ooh la la! Braintree schoolchildren enjoy French puzzles, art and food to celebrate Bastille Day


3:04pm Saturday 18th July 2015

Ooh la la!

UPDATE Monday: Man appears in court charged with murder - Tributes paid to mum-of-two, 23, who died suddenly in Burnham


10:09pm Friday 17th July 2015

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the sudden death of a woman in Burnham on Friday. 

Safe parking area near homes in Black Notley may cost £500,000


9:21am Friday 17th July 2015

Residents forced to park on a dangerous road thought they had found the solution after asking council bosses to turn 15 metres of land into a small parking area.

Firefighters tackle shed on fire behind old Angel pub in Braintree


5:31pm Thursday 16th July 2015

Firefighters tackled a pile of wood and a shed that had caught fire behind a converted pub.

Braintree town centre now safe at night-time following "unusual blip" of violent incidents, says police chief

Gazette: Braintree district: New district commander takes up his post

12:30pm Thursday 16th July 2015

Braintree town centre is a "safe place to be" at night-time, claims Braintree Police's district commander.

Different way of policing means less antisocial behaviour calls will be attended, police chief warns

Gazette: Braintree district: New district commander takes up his post

11:40am Thursday 16th July 2015

A builder's backside, a swan on a roundabout, a neighbour not returning a piece of DIY equipment and a couple kissing on a park bench.

Proposed 370-home estate in Witham "will grind town's roads to a halt"


8:30am Thursday 16th July 2015

A proposed 370-home estate would cause Witham’s roads to grind to a halt unless a second bypass is built, it is claimed.

Elderly woman taken to hospital after crash involving lorry and car on A12 Northbound

Gazette: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

2:47pm Wednesday 15th July 2015

An elderly woman has been taken to hospital after she was involved in a collision between a car and a lorry.

Multi-million pound redevelopment of Braintree town centre takes major step forward as NHS approves cash

Gazette: Artists impressions of the proposed development at Braintree bus park

1:14pm Wednesday 15th July 2015

A multi-million pound redevelopment of Braintree town centre is to overcome its last major hurdle after the NHS ring-fenced cash for the project.

Vandals destroy children's play equipment by setting fire to For Sale signs in rope swing


11:30am Wednesday 15th July 2015

Vandals completely destroyed children’s play equipment by setting fire to “For Sale” signs they had placed in a large rope swing.

Hair salon won't be turned into a house after council planners reject proposal


11:42am Tuesday 14th July 2015

Plans to turn a hairdressing salon into a house has been rejected amid fears that it would lead to more town centre shops closing to make way for homes.

High Garrett care home told to improve after staff changes "threatened stability"


11:37am Tuesday 14th July 2015

A care home has been told to improve after major staff changes “threatened the stability” of the service.

Exemplary 999 crews honoured after dealing with fatal crash in Gosfield


10:03am Friday 10th July 2015

Courageous paramedics who fought to save the lives of people involved in a horrific head-on crash have been awarded for their bravery and teamwork.

New headteachers appointed at both of Witham's academies


10:18am Thursday 9th July 2015

Two new headteachers have been appointed at both of Witham’s secondary schools.

Firefighters tackle car blaze near Kelvedon's A12 slip road

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

5:07pm Wednesday 8th July 2015

Firefighters are tackling a car blaze in Kelvedon, near to the village's slip road from the A12 northbound carriageway.

Residents in Coggeshall, Feering and Kelvedon can have their say on how to stop flooding

Gazette: Check your oil tanks regularly to avoid corrosion and damage, Environment Agency urges

8:00am Wednesday 8th July 2015

Residents living in Coggeshall, Feering and Kelvedon can have their say on how to stop flooding in their village.

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.

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