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Council reveals it will fix 700 roads across Essex - but only 50 in the Braintree district

Gazette: £286k to spend on potholes

6:09pm Monday 28th July 2014

Seven per cent of repair works on the worst urban local roads in Essex will be carried out in the Braintree district.

Kids open bank at primary school


5:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

Primary school pupils are learning the importance of money management and long-term savings by creating their own bank at school.

Health figures reveal scale of Braintree obesity problem

Gazette: Obesity timebomb: 55,000 people at risk of life threatening illnesses in Bournemouth and Poole

3:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

Children and adults in the Braintree district are dangerously obese according to the latest government figures.

Driver escapes uninjured after car collides with tree

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

2:07pm Monday 28th July 2014

A driver escaped uninjured after a car collided with a tree in Cressing.

Overnight flash flooding causes havoc in Thaxted

Gazette: ONGAR: Fire on school roof

1:50pm Monday 28th July 2014

Overnight flash flooding caused havoc in a town, after water poured into a primary school, houses, basements and cellars.

Witham teenagers paint murals for local primary school


10:30am Monday 28th July 2014

Teenagers painted bright murals for a primary school.

Teachers at Witham school retire after a combined 86 years of teaching


9:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Four long serving teachers bade farewell after clocking up 86 years of teaching children between them.

Danbury man charged with causing death by dangerous driving


6:08pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A motorist will appear in court next month after he was charged with killing a man by dangerous driving in mid-Essex.

Priti Patel rated top 10 'sexiest MP'

Gazette: Priti Patel MP  - "These horrible fatalities are completely unacceptable."

5:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Witham's MP is one of the top ten sexiest MPs in the country according to an online poll.

Step into Indiana Jones' footsteps


3:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Ever wanted to be a real-life Indiana Jones? Well now’s your chance!

Panfield publishes Village Design Statement


12:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A village has published a document which will help to guide Braintree Council over future planning decisions.

Burglars target home in Tiptree

Gazette: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

10:02am Sunday 27th July 2014

BURGLARS ransacked a home in Tiptree after smashing their way through the front door.

Patients call for improved transport links to hospital


9:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

Patients travelling from Witham to Braintree Community Hospital have called the lack of regular service “disgusting and unacceptable”.

War veterans hope Lidl no longer wants their memorial hall

Gazette: Lidl, where armed machete robber James Tomlinson was a deputy manager

5:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

War veterans are hoping that a budget supermarket chain has lost interest in buying their memorial hall in Witham, which would have forced them to leave.

Campaign to get Braintree moving and tackle road congestion

Gazette: Galleys Corner roundabout due for a £650k revamp

3:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A pilot has launched a campaign to unclog Braintree’s congestion after he became fed up of sitting in traffic jams every day.

Burglars steal £12,750 worth of jewellery in Witham raid

Gazette: Police seek witnesses to Barnt Green burglary

12:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Thieves stole jewellery worth more than £12,000 during a burglary at a home in Claudius Way, Witham.

Tennis tournament raises money for charity


10:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

Everyone rallied round to raise money for Essex Air Ambulance.

'Oldest lady in Wickham Bishops' toasts 103rd birthday at her local


9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

A great-grandmother of nine hailed as the oldest lady in Wickham Bishops will celebrate her 103rd birthday today - with a tipple at her local pub.

Inspirational Lindley awarded for helping thousands of young people


5:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A fire service instructor who has helped inspire thousands of young people has been awarded for his efforts.

Young animator to build on YouTube success with Minecraft series


3:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A rising YouTube star is hoping his new animated zombie series will become a smash hit after his previous videos had over 3,700,000 views.

UPDATE: 22-year-old motorcyclist dead after South Woodham Ferrers crash


2:18pm Friday 25th July 2014

A 22-year-old man believed to be from the South Woodham Ferrers area has died after his motorbike was in collision with a Volkswagen Golf on the A132 at South Woodham Ferrers.

Jazz band coming to Braintree

Gazette: Didcot Sings

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

The Lady Killers New Orleans Jazz Band is coming to Braintree.

Commuter robbed in Braintree

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A commuter has been robbed in Braintree.

Toilet dumped at Witham bus stop


10:30am Friday 25th July 2014

A bus stop gained an unusual new facility when someone dumped a toilet in a shelter on Allectus Way, Witham.

Poorly mum left without a "lifeline" for three weeks after telegraph pole crash


9:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A despairing daughter has hit out at a phone company for leaving her poorly mum without a "lifeline" for three weeks.

Police raid addresses in two Braintree streets in crackdown on drugs across north Essex

Gazette: A man died after he was assaulted at a party being held at his partner's house, police said

8:43am Friday 25th July 2014

Police raided homes in Braintree as part of a drugs operation across north Essex.

Robbie Williams tribute 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.

6:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Enjoy a Robbie Williams night that will be sure to entertain you.

Incident on A12 involving multiple vehicles


5:07pm Thursday 24th July 2014

AN accident involving five vehicles has blocked the A12 Northbound between J24 (Kelvedon North) and J25 (Marks Tey A120).

Former Edwardian school could be turned into luxury apartments


5:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A former Edwardian school in Braintree could be turned into luxury apartments if a planning application is granted.

Consultation launched on Bocking Blackwater Open Space

Gazette: Braintree district: Council will continue naming and shaming benefits cheats online

4:35pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A consultation will open tomorrow on plans for the cycleway and path network through the Bocking Blackwater Open Space.

Road set to close for eight weeks to fit new water main


3:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Work on a major water supply project could cause traffic chaos as a road is set to close for eight weeks.

Police helicopter launched to find teen charged with assault

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

2:39pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A police helicopter was scrambled to find a 17-year-old suspected of committing assault.

Collectors share passions for their collections


2:00pm 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.

Military 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.

Mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War with events across Braintree district

Gazette: First World War trenches (8448778)

2:57pm Thursday 24th July 2014

You can take part in ceremonies and events to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

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.



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