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Fire crews free woman after A12 crash


11:25pm Friday 31st October 2014

Fire crews have freed a woman trapped in her vehicle after a road traffic collision on the A12 northbound between Hatfield Peverel and Witham.

Cancer patient was wrongly told his disease was inoperable

Gazette: Broomfield Hospital was too unsafe for Harrison Ward to stay

5:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A cancer sufferer living in the Braintree district was only offered £500 in compensation after he was incorrectly told his disease was inoperable.

Vehicle into pond following incident in Coggeshall

Gazette: A361 closed at Sampford Peverell

3:10pm Friday 31st October 2014

A vehicle has left the road and is in a river following an incident.

New minibus route from Sible Hedingham to Sudbury will be funded by Premdor developer


3:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

Villagers will soon be able to travel further afield, thanks to a £50,000 investment in a new bus service. 

Firework displays across Braintree

Gazette: Five Valleys fireworks (12077333)

1:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

Everyone loves a good firework display and we have compiled a list of displays around Braintree.

Braintree's Most Haunted


12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A town that dates back more than 4,000 years is always going to have more than its fair share of history.

Braintree family to remember young dad at hospice's annual Light Up a Life ceremony


10:30am Friday 31st October 2014

A young father who died just months after being diagnosed with bowel cancer will be among those remembered at a hospice's annual remembrance service.

Want to sing?

Gazette: Comedy Festival: Raw

9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

If you enjoy singing, take part in a concert and support the Friends of Braintree Community Hospital.

50 jobs to come to Witham after deal struck with firm in China


5:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A new solar panel company will bring 50 jobs to Witham.

Children became vets for a day at an open day


3:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Children got the opportunity to be vets for a day at an open day.

Cyclist taken to hospital after collision with car in Braintree


2:04pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A cyclist was taken to hospital after he collided with a car in Cressing Road in Braintree this morning.

IN PICTURES: Readers send us their spooky Halloween photos


12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Readers have been sending us their spooky Halloween pictures.

Ninety children cautioned for crimes in Braintree district since April 2012

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

10:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

Children as young as 11 have been cautioned for assault in the Braintree district.

Man in his 60s taken to hospital after police incident in Witham


9:21am Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN in his 60s was taken to hospital yesterday after police and paramedics attended an incident in Guithavon Street in Witham.

Braintree Council legalises controversial Twin Oaks traveller site


9:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A controversial traveller site has been legalised after 19 years of wrangles.

Witham granddad died after nurses failed to connect him to heart monitor properly

Gazette: Broomfield Hospital was too unsafe for Harrison Ward to stay

8:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

A granddad who died of a suspected heart attack could have survived if he had been hooked up to a monitor correctly, an inquest heard.

County Hall boss: It's up to you to help us save £237 million

Gazette: County councillor David Finch, head of finance at Essex County Council.

8:05am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE leader of Essex County Council has asked you to help it save £200,000 a day by picking up litter or checking on elderly neighbours.

UPDATED 10.40am: All lanes reopen following fatal A12 crash

Gazette: Police want to talk to the driver of a silver car who failed to stop after a crash

8:03am Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN has died after being hit by cars on the A12.

RAF jets escort plane to Stansted airport

Gazette: A bid to halt the expansion of Stansted airport has failed

6:11pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

RAF jets escorted a cargo plane to Stansted Airport after communication with the aircraft was lost. 

Raffle tickets for huge Christmas hamper go on sale


5:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Raffle tickets are on sale to win a huge Christmas hamper.

Free parking to come to Witham on special event days?

Gazette: Bill Rose has resigned from Braintree Council

3:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Town councillors are hoping to bring in free parking in Witham on special event days, such as the puppet festival.

£170m upgrade work planned for Greater Anglia rail line in 2015

Gazette: Record number of trains arriving on time

1:06pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Major evening and weekend upgrade work will take place on our region’s railway line next year.

Exhibition and competition in Dome Gallery

Gazette: Textiles with Barbara Shaw

1:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

The Dome Gallery in Braintree Library is currently hosting an exhibition to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Warner Textile Archive, with designs on display from 1895 to 1971.

Former Shalford schoolgirl wins top racing honour


12:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A former Shalford Primary School pupil has been awarded a top horse racing honour.

Third man arrested following brawl at Braintree bar


10:42am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Police investigating a disturbance in Braintree have made a third arrest.

Hardworking Witham pair make station look blooming lovely


10:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Two people who have made Witham station look blooming marvellous have been rewarded for their hard work.

What 100 years has taught me: The Times speaks to centenarians about their life lessons


9:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

This year, people born during the outbreak of World War One will be celebrating their 100th birthdays and have watched our towns evolve over the eras.

Are you a comedy genius in the making? Find out at Braintree Comedy Club this weekend

Gazette: Comedy Festival: Raw

5:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Do you think you are funny?

Charity fundraiser aiming to walk across the world stops off in Halstead and Braintree


3:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A man aiming to walk the world passed through Braintree and Halstead.

Halloween activities across Braintree district

Gazette: Halloween quiz darkness

1:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Spooky activities across Braintree will be guaranteed to keep all the children entertained.

Women set up new Braintree business after redundancy


12:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Two women who were made redundant have used their pay-off to start up their own business in Braintree.

Artist Jude bags an exhibition - aged just seven


10:30am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Parents often display their children's artwork on the fridge.

Brown Owl steps down after 34 years with beloved Brownie pack


9:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A Brownie pack has bid a fond farewell to their Brown Owl as she stepped down from her post after 34 years.

Footie ace's sideline gift for Connor


8:43am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Young fan gifted 'Psycho's' dug-out jacket

Last ever Rivenhall autumn fayre


8:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

The 39th Autumn Fayre is being held in Silver End Village Hall on Saturday.

Bonfire night fun in Blackmore End

Gazette: Wyvern Club Fireworks Display

5:34pm Monday 27th October 2014

Fireworks are coming to Blackmore End playing fields on Saturday.

Mount Chambers doctors surgery to move within two years if plans are approved


5:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

A new doctors surgery to treat 16,000 patients could be opened within two years if plans are approved.

LED trial is unlikely to change Essex night lighting policy

Gazette: Action to repair broken street lights

3:56pm Monday 27th October 2014

Energy-saving LED streetlights will be trialled next year, but it is unlikely to affect Essex’s controversial part-night lighting policy.

Majorettes win an impressive haul of trophies


3:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

A majorette troupe have returned from a national competition with an impressive haul of trophies.

Burlesque spectacular coming to Braintree


1:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

Flushed with success and now entering its fourth year, the world’s original touring burlesque spectacular is about to hit Braintree.

School wants former pupils to help mentor students

Gazette: An empty class room

12:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

A Braintree school is looking for former pupils to help mentor its current students.

Hospice shop needs a temporary home after its Witham premises is flooded out by torrential rain


10:30am Monday 27th October 2014

Hospice shop volunteers are looking for a temporary home after flooding forced them to close their premises.

Two Witham men arrested on suspicion of GBH after brawl outside Bar Sport


10:20am Monday 27th October 2014

Two men have been arrested following a brawl outside a sports bar.

Young web developer 'forced to quit' by unreliable train service


9:00am Monday 27th October 2014

A web developer claims he was forced to quit a job because unreliable trains made his commute a misery.

Woman in life-threatening condition after suffering cardiac arrest


5:14pm Sunday 26th October 2014

A woman in her 50s is in a life-threatening condition after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Heartless burglars steal wedding ring from Braintree home

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

5:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

Heartless burglars have stolen a nine carat gold wedding ring from a house in Braintree.

Museum turns back the clock for centenary war commemoration


3:46pm Sunday 26th October 2014

A museum turned back the clock to 1914 to commemorate the First World War.

School to change twins policy after minister's intervention


3:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

The mother of identical twin boys who wants their school to keep them in the same class has claimed a partial victory.

Brownies raise money for charity


3:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

Brownies have achieved their Essex Air Ambulance Challenge badge.

Police appeal for witnesses after motorist threatens traffic warden

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

3:09pm Sunday 26th October 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a traffic warden was threatened by a motorist. The warden asked the driver of a white Ford Transit van to move from the restricted parking area in Great Square, Braintree onTuesday, October 21 at about 11.30am.



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