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Widening works at busy junction to begin on Tuesday

Gazette: Roadworks are due to start on Monday

3:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Road widening works at a busy town centre junction are due to begin next week.

Michael's run to say thank you

Gazette: Michael's run to say thank you

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A MAN with a form of cerbral palsy is running five miles to give something back to the charity which helps him.

BREAKING: One person released in murder investigation

Gazette: BREAKING: One person released in murder investigation

12:47pm Friday 18th April 2014

One person has been released without charge in connection with a murder investigation in Braintree.

"It's a miracle my baby and I are alive"

Gazette: "It's a miracle my baby and I are alive"

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

As pregnant Natasha Corrigan lay in a hospital bed, her family were warned that mother and baby may not survive.

Frustrated residents condemn council's fountain revamp as a "waste of money"

Gazette: Frustrated residents condemn council's fountain revamp as a "waste of money"

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Elderly residents have been left with nowhere to sit after a series of town centre benches were replaced with new versions without backs.

Blue Zoo playing in Braintree

Gazette: Didcot Sings

8:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A Braintree man whose band has played on Top of the Pops twice is returning to his hometown for a performance.

Travel around the world with Braintree Male Voice Choir

Gazette: Didcot Sings

6:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

People are being invited to travel around the world with the latest concert from the Braintree Male Voice Choir.

Youngsters get in the swing for Easter

Gazette: Youngsters get in the swing for Easter

5:31pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Creative little ones celebrated Easter with a spot of bonnet making.

Man arrested in connection with murder of Southend man in Braintree

Gazette: Police arrest man following serious sexual assault in Runcorn

5:33pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man who was stabbed last night in Braintree died in hospital.

Youngsters give back to their community at Day of Action

Gazette: Sgt Martin Richards giving riot training to youngsters taking part

5:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A Day of Action saw Witham’s youngsters give back to their community and experience riot training.

Retired Essex Police dog looking for new home

Gazette: Retired Essex Police dog looking for new home

3:43pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Charlie, the eight-year-old Cocker Spaniel is part of the Essex Police Dog Unit, which provides countywide support to specialist operations and supports officers in their day to day efforts to keep crime down.

Incident at Galleys Corner roundabout

Gazette: A361 closed at Sampford Peverell

2:20pm Thursday 17th April 2014

AN incident has partially blocked Galleys Corner roundabout.

Walk raises vital cash for air ambulance

Gazette: Walk raises vital cash for air ambulance

2:32pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Walkers enjoyed a beautiful sponsored walk for charity.

Two vehicle crash in Witham

Gazette: A361 closed at Sampford Peverell

1:10pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Emergency services are on the scene following a two-vehicle crash.

Man accused of Stansted theft to appear in court next month

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

11:14am Thursday 17th April 2014

A man will appear in court next month charged with stealing items from a woman living near Stansted Airport.

Police accused of siding with travellers instead of vulnerable businesses

Gazette: Police accused of siding with travellers instead of vulnerable businesses

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Police have been branded a disgrace by a politician for failing to evict a group of travellers from private land.

Thousands of families relying on Foodbank

Gazette: Foodbank volunteers at Christ Church, Braintree

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A third of the people given emergency food in Braintree district are children.

Braintree 'a weird name for a team', declares Inbetweeners star Emily

Gazette: Emily Atack with former Chelsea footballer Frank Leboeuf on Soccer AM

3:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

An actress declared Braintree to be a “weird name for a team” during a live television interview.

Nine out of ten children offered their first or second school place choices

Gazette: Chris Evans- 500 Words Competition.

3:02pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Nine out of ten parents have been offered their first or second choice of primary school by Essex County Council.

Globe-trotting dance star gives workshop to pupils

Gazette: Globe-trotting dance star gives workshop to pupils

12:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Youngsters received street dancing tips from a star of Britain’s Got Talent.

Colchester man set to face court in connection with robbery at pub

Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

10:21am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A Colchester man is due to appear in court later today after he was charged with a number of personal robberies in a mid-Essex village.

Unemployment claims at lowest level since 2008

Gazette: Big drop in unemployment in Sussex but more needs to be done warn experts

10:13am Wednesday 16th April 2014

The number of unemployment benefit claimants in Braintree district has dropped to its lowest level in five-and-a-half years.

Investment promised as Greater Anglia franchise extended to 2016

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

9:34am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Greater Anglia will continue to operate north Essex’s mainline trains until October 2016.

Man found dead inside parked car

Gazette: Police have appealed for information about an 'elaborate hoax' after two suspicious devices closed down parts of Canterbury

12:56pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A man has been found dead in a car after concerns were raised by a member of the public.

Rail company demands forced me to close, claims cafe owner

Gazette: Rail company demands forced me to close, claims cafe owner

4:02pm Monday 14th April 2014

A cafe has been forced to close after a rail operator demanded a greater slice of the profits, its owner claims.

Pharmacy openings during Easter holidays

Gazette: Taunton and Wellington pharmacy opening hours

3:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

Residents are being urged to plan ahead to make sure they have necessary medicine during the Easter holidays.

Energy Switch secures deal for £250,000 in gas and electricity bill savings

Gazette: One very dangerous plug!

1:10pm Monday 14th April 2014

The first Essex Energy Switch has secured total savings on gas and electricity bills of over £250,000 for Essex residents.

Reward offered to try and catch Jim Attfield's killers

Gazette:

11:26am Monday 14th April 2014

A REWARD of up to £5,000 has been offered for information leading to the conviction of Jim Attfield's killers.

Reminder: A12 closure at Hatfield Peverel

Gazette: Highways Agency to start work in Edgar Street, Hereford, next week

9:18am Monday 14th April 2014

The Highways Agency is reminding all motorists that the A12 at Hatfield Peverel (junctions 20a to 20b) will be partially closed temporarily tonight.

Man dies in serious accident

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

8:06pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A serious road accident has caused Essex Regiment Way to be closed.

Children's chocolate workshop to be held at Marks Hall

Gazette: Snowdrops at Marks Hall

4:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A chocolate workshop for children will be held at Marks Hall in Coggeshall on Wednesday.

Ex-coach driver calls for resignations over Galleys Corner roundabout

Gazette: Ex-coach driver calls for resignations over Galleys Corner roundabout

11:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

An ex-coach driver is encouraging people to join him in calling for resignations after £640,000 was “wasted” on Braintree roundabout alterations.

Two sheds burgled within days

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

11:03am Sunday 13th April 2014

Police are appealing for information after two shed burglaries in Stebbing.

Man tries to rob Ladbrokes

Gazette: The Essex Police helicopter cost over £1million to run last year

9:43am Sunday 13th April 2014

An attempted robbery in Witham has left police appealing for information.

Thieves remove letterbox to steal from house

Gazette: Braintree: Out-of-town offenders sent to police station

10:52am Sunday 13th April 2014

A handbag was stolen from inside a house, after thieves removed the letterbox.

Youngsters to raise issues with police at meeting

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

9:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

Students will be given the chance to raise concerns about local policing issues at an upcoming event.

Police launch new appeal for Jim Attfield's killer

Gazette: Victim Jim Attfield

6:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

THE mother of murdered Jim Attfield has warned his killer could strike again.

Emotional send-off for popular academy head

Gazette: Steven Clark with some of his former pupils

5:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

The headteacher of Tabor Academy has waved a fond farewell to his school and handed over the reins to his successor.

A new comedy night is to open in Braintree

Gazette: Comedy Festival: Raw

4:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A new comedy club is being launched at Braintree Arts Theatre, on Thursday, featuring comedians from the same circuit that launched Michael Mcintyre and Jason Manford.

Police investigate Braintree flat burglary

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

2:48pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Hundreds of euros and an iPod shuffle were among items stolen from a Braintree flat this week.

Men's clothing legend transforms Braintree granddad

Gazette: Men's clothing legend transforms Braintree granddad

11:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

A grandfather feels like a new man after winning a makeover with style guru Jeff Banks.

Estate agent town centre move gets approval despite rival's objections

Gazette: Estate agent warns town centre could become rundown

9:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

An estate agent has been allowed to move into an empty town centre shop unit, despite a rival claiming it would be a “disgrace for Witham”.

Man to shave hair and beard off to raise money for charity in memory of colleague's two-year-old son

Gazette: Liam will shave off his hair and beard

5:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

The tragic death of a friend’s child has spurred a Witham man to shave his hair and beard off and have his chest waxed for charity.

Braintree residents brave the 'ultimate' general knowledge quiz on Fifteen to One

Gazette: Suzanne Walker

5:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Two Braintree residents braved the “ultimate” general knowledge quiz for a chance to win £40,000 on come-back gameshow, Fifteen to One.

More Greater Anglia trains running on time

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

4:50pm Friday 11th April 2014

More Greater Anglia trains are running on time, new figures reveal.

UPDATE: Second A12 crash causes further tailbacks

Gazette: A361 closed at Sampford Peverell

3:20pm Friday 11th April 2014

The southbound carriageway of the A12 has reopened after a multi-vehicle accident at Kelvedon.

Donating land to school will help safeguard estate future, trustees say

Gazette: The Marks Hall Estate has donated land to Honywood School

3:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

The trustees of a historic country estate have defended the donation of land which could see a new school and 350 homes built.

Last chance to have your say on future of recycling centres

Gazette: REPRIEVE: The Llangadog waste and recycling centre will now remain open for the next 12 months.

11:25am Friday 11th April 2014

Residents have just days left to have their say on how recycling centres should change.

Villagers say no to street light switch on proposal

Gazette: Despite parts of Essex being plunged into darkness, street lights in Thurrock will remain on

9:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Villagers have voted against proposals to pay £10 extra per year to have their street lights switched back on.

UPDATE - One person arrested after A120 Coggeshall crash

Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

8:52am Friday 11th April 2014

One person had to be cut free after three vehicles were involved in a crash on the A120 at Coggeshall. 






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