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New local policing teams for Braintree district

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

8:34am Monday 1st September 2014

New local policing teams come into force today.

Enjoy painting inspired by sights around the world


6:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Travel around the world with a local artist's second solo art exhibition.

Plans to rebuild and extend fire-stricken infants school are approved


5:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

An infants school which was devastated by fire will be rebuilt and extended to provide 65 extra places for children.

Meet fellow photographers at weekly club in Witham

Gazette: CAMERA ART: Justin Glynn

3:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

The Witham Camera Club will be meeting from Friday.

A man in his seventies has died after an A12 crash


11:08am Sunday 31st August 2014

A man has died after a crash into a central reservation.

MP to host jobs fair for Witham jobseekers

Gazette: Witham: MP launches healthcare campaign

10:30am Sunday 31st August 2014

Job hunters can take advantage of some new opportunities.

Take in Braintree's history with free tour


6:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Travel through the ages as you explore different location throughout Braintree and Bocking.

Former Blockbuster store could become Papa John's pizza takeaway

Gazette: Papa John's brings 16 jobs to Walton

5:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Plans have been submitted to turn an empty shop into a pizza takeaway.

Join the Pantaloons for their next production

Gazette: Curtains raised: The Theatre Royal

3:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

The Pantoloons are having their first meeting for their next show on Tuesday.

Car crashes into telegraph pole in Kelvedon


10:35am Saturday 30th August 2014

No-one was injured after a car crashed into a telegraph pole.

Debt problems have led to rise in domestic and financial abuse, says Braintree Council report

Gazette: You can’t borrow your way out of debt

10:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

Debt problems have been blamed for a rise in domestic and financial abuse.

Biker suffers punctured lung and broken legs in A120 crash

Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

10:21am Saturday 30th August 2014

A motorcyclist suffered a punctured lung and broken legs following a crash on the A120 yesterday.

Children get a football and history lesson in one in Great Notley


9:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Children had football lessons with a twist.

Enjoy the last of summer at summer fetes in Braintree district


6:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

There are a whole host of fun days and fetes to enjoy the last of the summer.

Labourer undertakes ice bucket challenge in high street in front of passers by


5:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A labourer accepted a challenge to have ice and water poured over him in Witham’s high street to raise money for charity.

Dame Penelope Keith visits district for new television programme


3:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Sitcom legend Dame Penelope Keith dropped by Silver End for a new documentary on village life.

Help needed to trace Kelvedon and Coggeshall people interviewed for local history project

Gazette: Microphone - Derek Gavey at Flickr.jpg

1:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Were you interviewed for The Essex Sound and Video Archive or know someone who was?

Under-used Witham bus service to be axed


10:30am Friday 29th August 2014

A bus service aimed at school children is being axed because less than ten people use it every day.

Brave contestants devour bugs in bush tucker trial to help save Amazon rainforest


9:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Brave contestants devoured gruesome creepy crawlies in a bush tucker trial to help save the Amazon rainforest.

Developers ask for two more years to start work on Rivenhall Airfield waste plant


5:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Developers want an extra two years to build a controversial waste plant.

More than 30 Braintree pupils given lower GCSE English mark due to clerical error


5:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

More than 30 pupils have been given a lower mark in their GCSE in English due to a clerical error by the exam board.

Finchingfield Post Office to close for refurbishment


1:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Finchingfield Post Office will close for eight days for a refurbishment.

Takeaways dominate Witham town centre in shop survey

Gazette: Witham town centre could benefit if businesswoman's funding bid is successful

12:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Witham town centre has more than three times as many takeaways and restaurants than clothes shops and more empty premises than places to buy fresh fruit, veg and meat.

Bus route through Great Bardfield and Finchingfield to be axed

Gazette: Finchingfield's village sign

10:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

A bus route through villages on the outskirts of Braintree is being axed.

Detectives launch appeal after unprovoked gang attack in Colchester

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

11:17am Thursday 28th August 2014

THREE people were assaulted during a gang attack in Colchester.

Three in court for care home abuse case


8:54am Thursday 28th August 2014

Three care home workers have appeared in court accused of neglecting a vulnerable elderly resident.

Tributes paid to family man who died in unexplained circumstances


8:50am Thursday 28th August 2014

Tributes have been paid to a kind family man after he died in unexplained circumstances.

Town team goes for gold in high street competition


5:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Braintree is in the running to win up to £50,000 in prize money based on the quality of the town’s High Street.

Pensioners can keep family pet thanks to volunteer dog walker


4:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Two pensioners will not need to give up their family pet thanks to the help of a primary school teacher.

Road closed and air ambulance scrambled following crash between motorcycle and van

Gazette: essex air ambulance

3:46pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST has been rushed to hospital with leg injuries following a collision with a van.

Free diabetes health checks in Braintree

Gazette: The funds were raised for Diabetes UK.

3:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Diabetes UK is offering free quick and confidential assessments for residents to see if they are at risk of Type 2 diabetes.

Community groups can apply for final round of Braintree Council's Mi Community fund

1:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Community groups can bid for a share of £125,000.

Dedicate a tree to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the First World War


11:20am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Over the next four years, the Woodland Trust will be commemorating the centenary of the First World War by planting millions of trees across the country – and you have the chance to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the war.

One in five Braintree families have problem debts

Gazette: You can’t borrow your way out of debt

10:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

One in five families in the district are just one month’s salary away from disaster as they struggle to pay the bills.

Indian restaurant in Hatfield Peverel faces £80k fine after immigration raid


6:05pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Four staff members at an Indian restaurant have been arrested following an immigration raid by the Home Office.

New awards to recognise the Braintree and Witham area's sporting stars


9:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Nominations have opened for the first Active Braintree District Sports Awards.

Woman charged with drink-driving after car overturns in Braintree

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

9:08am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A woman has been charged with drink-driving after a car overturned.

Investigation launched after barn fire in Braintree

Gazette: ONGAR: Fire on school roof

8:50am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Firefighters have extinguished a barn fire in the early hours of the morning.

Have you seen these people?


9:02am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Detectives in Essex are appealing for information to find a man charged in connection with dwelling burglaries across East Anglia who is missing after breaching court bail conditions.

Woman arrested on suspicion of drink-driving following crash in Braintree

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

8:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A woman was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving following a crash.

UPDATED: Colchester motorists face traffic woe for second morning in a row

Gazette: Police Road Closed Sign

8:44am Wednesday 27th August 2014

MOTORISTS faced long delays on the Colchester stretch of the A12 for the second day in a row this morning.

Witham beer festival a success


6:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Organisers are raising a pint to another successful beer festival.

Plans to double the size of Witham primary school are approved

Gazette: Chipping Hill Primary School in Witham will double in size

5:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Plans to build six new classrooms at a Witham primary school, which will help double the size of the school, have been given the go ahead.

Enjoy day of fun activities for youngsters

Gazette: Tasty burgers on the barbecue

3:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Enjoy a barbecue and games in Felsted.

Colne housing association unveils new homes in Witham


1:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

The first residents have moved into ten new affordable homes in Witham.

Antiques and art day in Wethersfield


11:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

An antique and art day is being held at Wethersfield Village Hall on Saturday.

Tributes paid to mother of 12 who was Braintree's first female taxi driver


10:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Braintree's first woman taxi driver has died.

VIDEO: Talented 12-year-old Callum reaches final rounds of national songwriting contest


9:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A talented 12-year-old has made it to the final rounds of a national song-writing competition to win him a chance to perform at the London Palladium.

Olly Murs spends hours chatting to kids at Witham children's centre


5:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

One of the most famous people to come from Witham has visited a children’s centre to see the good work being done in his home town.

Paintathon for charity in George Yard


3:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

A paintathon is coming to Braintree George Yard.



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