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Lear jets escort private plane at Stansted Airport

Gazette: Essex: Stansted Airport job fair to showcase vacancies

10:06am Thursday 24th July 2014

Military jets escorted a private jet when it was diverted to Stansted Airport.

Witham robber jailed after targeting three businesses in less than a fortnight


8:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

An armed robber has been jailed after targeting a pub, betting shop and grocery shop in the space of 11 days.

GPs could get financial bonus for coming to Braintree

Gazette: NHS logo

8:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

Doctors could get a ‘golden hello’ of up to £10,000 to bring new GPs to Braintree surgeries struggling to recruit.

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.

Memorial cricket match for Witham sports teacher raises £400 for Macmillan nurses

Gazette: Witham: School mourns loss of popular teacher and football coach

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Friends and colleagues paid tribute to a popular sports teacher who died last year by remembering him with a memorial cricket match.

Witham golf club named Club of the Year


3:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Staff at Benton Hall Golf and Country Club are celebrating after winning an industry leading award for excellence for the fourth time.

Police warning after M25 smash

Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

2:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Police are advising motorists to avoid the anticlockwise carriageway of the M25 between junctions 28 and 27 following a two-vehicle road traffic collision which has shut two lanes.

Finch to House of Lords: revoke Hanningfield's peerage

Gazette: Hanningfield could be suspended from Lords in new storm on expenses

12:42pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE leader of Essex County Council has called on the House of Lords to revoke Lord Hanningfield’s peerage.

Olly Murs wins Rear of the Year award


12:54pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Award-winning pop star Olly Murs has picked up yet another accolade-this time for his backside.

Alec Hunter staff member to train teachers in Burma


12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A science teacher will swap bunsen burners for Burma when she heads to Myanmar for two years to help train teachers in the southeast Asian country.

Road blocked near Galleys Corner after two-vehicle crash

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

11:50am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Drivers in Braintree faced delays this morning after a two-vehicle crash blocked a road. 

Family reunited after flying 3,500 mile flight for birthday barbecue


9:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A grandfather got the birthday surprise of a lifetime as he was reunited with family he had not seen for more than 50 years.

Section of M25 closed tonight for repair work following lorry crash


5:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

As a result of an incident on the M25 in Essex this morning, the road will be closed tonight to repair the damage.

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.

Marks Hall Country show returns

Gazette: Marks Hall  – the former mansion is now a garden and arboretum

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Marks Hall Garden and Country show returns for another year.

Separate car accidents send two people to hospital


2:55pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SEPERATE traffic accidents sent two people to hospital on Saturday, July 19.

Braintree paralympian reunited with swimming coach


12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A GOLD medal-winning paralympian from Braintree has been reunited with his childhood swimming coach.

Police appeal for information over Great Dunmow burglary

Gazette: Police seek witnesses to Barnt Green burglary

10:41am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Police are appealing for information about a burglary which took place in New Street, Dunmow, between midnight and 7.30am on Monday, July 21.

Ipswich Town visit as Braintree Town honour one of their greats

Gazette: Quinton positive over comeback from knee surgery

8:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Braintree Town will honour one of their greatest ever servants tonight as the Iron continue their pre-season campaign with a game against Ipswich Town.

Man jailed for four years for Essex pub knifepoint burglary


5:52pm Monday 21st July 2014

A man was jailed for four years today after admitting three armed offences.

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.

Enjoy an "Whose Line is it Anyway"-style comedy night

Gazette: The Brindley is gearing up for the Halton’s Got Talent final which will feature a host of stars of the future demonstrating their skills.

3:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

Get ready for a great comedy performance in the style of Whose Line is it Anyway.

Stisted wins Best Kept Village competition


12:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

Residents in a picturesque village are celebrating after winning the top prize in this year’s Essex Best Kept Village competition.

Video: Your pics and video of the storms


10:49am Monday 21st July 2014

Impressive storms last weekend have led to some fantastic photos.

Silver End Memorial Garden pond "smells like sewage"


9:00am Monday 21st July 2014

BRAINTREE Council has agreed to address concerns raised about the condition of a pond in a Silver End park.

Southview School students become popstars for prom


9:00am Monday 21st July 2014

Teenagers at a special needs school had a popstar themed prom to round off the year.

Firefighters stretched due to flash floods


6:04pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Firefighters have received numerous calls relating to the floods from across the county.

Witness up close magic

Gazette: Dealer's choice: Picture cards missing from Sunday's deal

5:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

The Horse and Groom pub, Cornish Hall End, is holding a Close up Magic with El-Rico evening on July 27.

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.

Coggeshall Carnival a success


1:13pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Organisers breathed a sigh of relief after the weather stayed nice for the Coggeshall Carnival.

Collectors share passions for their collections


9:49am Thursday 24th July 2014

They say that if something exists, somebody somewhere collects them and that’s certainly true of Times readers who have been sharing their collections this week.

Police appeal for witness after collision between car and pedestrian

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

12:03pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision between a car and a pedestrian.

Beaver Scouts fear 'colony' may close without new volunteers


12:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A group of Beaver Scouts fear their ‘colony’ may be forced to close if new volunteer leaders cannot be found.

Fifth annual hog roast for charity

Gazette: Witham: Spooky fun at Cressing Temple Barns

12:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

The fifth annual hog roast has been organised by Macmillan Cancer Support on July 26 at Cressing Temple Barn from 7.30pm until midnight.

Get ready for the Commonwealth Games at a sports festival


9:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

Try out new sports and activities at a festival.

Kelvedon wins Best Kept Village award


5:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Residents in a village known for its colourful flower displays are blooming delighted after winning an Essex Best Kept Village award.

Have fun at garden games event

Gazette: Witham: Spooky fun at Cressing Temple Barns

3:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Enjoy a day in the fresh air playing fun garden games.

Police search for missing 15-year-old boy


2:20pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Police in Essex are searching for a 15-year-old boy who has gone missing from the Harlow area.

Vicious dog being walked by child attacks rescue terrier


12:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A woman has been left shaken after witnessing her terrier “clamped” in the jaws of a vicious dog being walked by a child.

Witham schoolgirl picked for Essex basketball squad


9:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

A Witham schoolgirl has been selected for the Essex basketball squad after playing the sport for just one school year.

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.

Summer workshops to keep the children entertained


3:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

Get creative at summer workshops over the summer.

Two people arrested after police pursuit ends with van hitting lamp post


1:22pm Friday 18th July 2014

A police pursuit through Witham ended with a van crashing into a lamp post and two suspects being arrested.

First Essex Bus company accused of isolating community


12:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

Residents have criticised an under performing bus company for refusing to stop in their village leaving them feeling isolated and neglected.

Elderly man gets stuck on the A12 central reservation

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

5:10pm Friday 18th July 2014

A ROLLING road block was put in place on the A12 after an elderly man with a walking stick got stuck on the central reservation.

Working fire crews attended 11 incidents during this morning's strike

Gazette: Firefighters tackle car fire in Widnes

9:40am Friday 18th July 2014

Working fire crews attended 11 incidents across Essex since the strike by FBU members began this morning at 6am.

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.

Wait for clubhouse is over


12:16pm Friday 18th July 2014

A local club is celebrating after it finally has a club house after 20 years of wanting one.

Commuters face morning of train chaos

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

8:22am Friday 18th July 2014

PEOPLE are being advised not to travel on train services to London Liverpool Street due to long delays.

Coggeshall Carnival looks set for success

Gazette: Council on road to recovery after mass walkout by councillors

6:10pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Get your best floats ready for the Coggeshall Carnival.



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