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Works starts on changing Kings Head pub into Braintree's fifth Tesco


5:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Work has begun to change a former public house into Braintree’s fourth Tesco store.

Court finds doctor guilty of sex assault on young mum


3:28pm Monday 20th October 2014

A DOCTOR who groped a young mum he was supposed to be examining has been convicted of sexual assault.

Chelmsford City Racecourse to host 58 fixtures


3:22pm Monday 20th October 2014

Chelmsford City Racecourse has been given 58 fixtures for next year, with the first in January.

Admire oil paintings of animals at exhibition


3:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Having been the resident artist of Colchester Zoo since 2008, Tiptree artist Alison Burchert knows a few things when it comes down to drawing animals.

Do you know this man?


2:01pm Monday 20th October 2014

Police are searching for this man in connection with the theft of £100 worth of lottery scratchcards from a petrol station.

Strong winds predicted to hit Essex on Tuesday

Gazette: Met Office issues Dorset with weather warning

1:23pm Monday 20th October 2014

Severe gales could affect Essex tomorrow, forecasters have warned.

New Tabor Academy head: "We want to improve in all areas"


12:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

A new headteacher is one of the many fresh faces at Tabor Academy this year.

Free service to help Braintree and Witham smokers quit the habit


10:30am Monday 20th October 2014

It's never to late to quit smoking with the help of a free support service.

Pride in Witham: Kenneth still going strong as head of successful community project


9:00am Monday 20th October 2014

A community project to inspire people’s pride in their estate is still brimming with ideas after seven years of good work.

Food and drink fair tickles the taste buds of more than 3,000 people at Cressing Temple Barns

Gazette: Witham: Spooky fun at Cressing Temple Barns

7:31pm Sunday 19th October 2014

More than 3,500 people visited Cressing Temple Barns to sample the tasty treats and delicious drinks at their annual Autumn fair.

Wrestlers delight crowds at the Witham Public Hall

Gazette: Witham Public Hall in Collingwood Road

7:29pm Sunday 19th October 2014

More than 50 people packed into the Witham Public hall to enjoy wrestlers battle their way to glory.

Thieves break into car to steal two PlayStation games

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

5:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

PlayStation games worth £60 have been stolen from a car.

Follow the crazy adventure of a group of women during Second World War in play


3:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Greville Theatre Club’s autumn production is Imogen Stubbs’ We Happy Few, performed at the Barn Theatre, Little Easton.

Community choir Funky Voices records new album


12:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A community choir has recorded a new album ahead of two scheduled performances in Braintree.

New artisan market will be halved in size as organisers make second bid to bring stalls to Witham


10:30am Sunday 19th October 2014

A new artisan market for Witham will be scaled back.

Pride in Braintree: We celebrate the town's best moments in history


9:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

We have picked ten of the town’s most interesting snippets from the history books for this week’s Pride in Braintree to celebrate the places and people that make Braintree what it is today.

Grill fire forces sandwich shop to close


5:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Staff and customers rushed out of a Braintree sandwich shop after a grill caught fire.

Art and flower exhibition to celebrate church's anniversary

Gazette: Wroughton and District Gardeners’ Society Horticultural Show

3:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Admire flowers and art with a theme of celebration.

Essex County Council has fixed 90 per cent of potholes on main roads

Gazette: The potholes before the markings were painted around them.

2:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

More than 90 per cent of the district’s major potholes and road defects have been fixed in just three months.

Need support about coping with sight loss? Charity holds free exhibition about the options

Gazette: Justice for man's best friend as new guide dog laws come in

1:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A sight loss charity is holding an exhibition about support and gadgets available to help people with impaired vision.

Golf club celebrates amazing hole-in-one record


12:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A golf club owner claims his members are the most accurate in the country after at least 16 players scored a hole-in-one in just two years.

Extra buses added to timetables for four services in Braintree and Witham

Gazette: Bus service changes planned

10:30am Saturday 18th October 2014

Extra journeys have been added to four First bus routes in Braintree and Witham.

Luxury cat hotel chain sets sights on town

Gazette: Purrfect presents for cats at Haywards Heath hotel

9:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

A luxury hotel for cats could be on the cards in Bocking.

Braintree hospital staff set up picket lines over pay row


5:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Hospital staff set up picket lines for the NHS’s first day of strike action in more than 30 years.

Enjoy art by Kelvedon and Feering Art Society


3:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Kelvedon and Feering Art Society is holding its annual art exhibition on tomorrow and Sunday.

Teacher training event to be held at Coggeshall school

Gazette: Writing Q&A, Questions and Answers on a blackboard.   (10685421)

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

An event for people interested in teaching will be held at a Coggeshall school.

Passengers urged: back our campaign for 40 minute train journeys from Colchester to London

Gazette: There is disruption on the Greater Anglia service to Southminster

11:57am Friday 17th October 2014

PASSENGERS have been asked to back a campaign calling for trains to run from Colchester to London Liverpool Street in just 40 minutes.

New £6million substation will improve power supply to Braintree and Witham

Gazette: An example of what a substation could look like.

10:30am Friday 17th October 2014

Homes and businesses should have a better power network, thanks to a £6million investment.

Braintree police sergeant dismissed for gross misconduct could appeal


9:00am Friday 17th October 2014

A Braintree police sergeant who was fired for gross misconduct after he failed to turn up for work on 13 occasions could appeal the decision.

Tributes paid to Witham's own 'Arkwright' shopkeeper


5:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A businessman nicknamed Arkwright after the character made famous by comedian Ronnie Barker will be remembered for his hard work and dedication.

Wrestling returning to Witham


3:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Live action wrestling comes to Witham Public Hall as WrestleForce runs its first show in Witham tomorrow.

Man to stand trial for arson after kebab shop fire


1:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A man charged with arson following a fire at a kebab shop will stand trial next year.

Mum has head shaved for charity by snooker player Ali Carter


12:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A mum of two had her head shaved by a top snooker player to raise money for the hospice which took care of late father.

Update: Ambulance crews attend two-vehicle A120 crash

Gazette: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

11:47am Thursday 16th October 2014

Two vehicles have collided on the A120.

Braintree Conservatives to consider next steps in choosing candidate to fight for Brooks Newmark's seat in General Election


10:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

Braintree Conservatives will have to choose a new prospective parliamentary candidate after their under-fire MP after he decided to step down at the next election amid further sex allegations.

Burglars steal property from home in Clare Road, Braintree

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

10:29am Thursday 16th October 2014

Police officers are searching for burglars who targeted a Braintree home yesterday.

Ignite event for Braintree businesses has been cancelled


10:23am Thursday 16th October 2014

An event to help businesses improve their marketing, social media and profit making skills has been cancelled.

Karate-trained teenager punches robber who stabbed him


9:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A teenager trained in karate punched a robber who stabbed him - and was only saved from serious injury by his body warmer.

MP slams "unconvincing" school merger plans


8:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

An MP has called for “ill-thought through” plans for a school merger to be scrapped, claiming that parents and pupils deserve better.

UPDATED: 10.30am Train signalling fault fixed

Gazette: There is disruption on the Greater Anglia service to Southminster

8:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

COMMUTERS are facing delays of up to 45 minutes on the trains this morning due to a signalling problem.

Man charged with GBH after assault at The Lounge


5:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A man has been charged with grievous bodily harm in relation to an incident which left another man with a broken jaw.

Theatre school holding auditions

Gazette: Curtains raised: The Theatre Royal

3:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

The Academy Theatre School, Coggeshall, is holding auditions for its new show, Boogie Wonderland Two.

Police continue to investigate fight that left three men hurt and Braintree High Street cordoned off


12:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Two men have been released from hospital and another is in a stable condition after a brawl.

Wanted: John Macdonald has breached a court order


10:50am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a man who is wanted.

Braintree sisters talk about their lives as young carers - and how they met John Craven


10:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Sisters Charlie and Abbie Shortall know more than most children their age how to look after themselves.

Pride in Braintree: Glebe project chairman proud of local community spirit


9:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

The chairman of a nature project says he is proud of the community spirit that keeps the project moving.

Acid attack victim disheartened as thugs still yet to be caught


9:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A father who had acid thrown in his face in a random attack has been left disheartened as police continue to hunt for the culprits.

Could Braintree market move to the High Street?


5:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Traders and retailers have welcomed revived plans to bring Braintree’s market into the High Street.

Enter Halloween themed writing competition to win top prize

Gazette: Positivity needed

3:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Newlands Shopping Centre is searching for budding young writers in the Witham area to take part in its spooky story writing competition.

Fears over increase in the number of abandoned trolleys


1:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

There could be a rise in abandoned shopping trolleys left around the town, the council has warned.



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