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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.

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.

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.



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