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Shopkeeper celebrates 30 year anniversary after healthy lifestyle works wonders


5:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

When Ron Sambridge stopped eating dairy to help his asthma, it led to a whole new healthy lifestyle.

Get your cat snipped and chipped for just £10


3:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

The Colne Valley Branch of Cats Protection, in conjunction with the RSPCA, are offering to microchip and neuter your moggy for £10 at the Coggeshall branch of Millennium Veterinary Practice, in West Road, Coggeshall on October 30, from 10.30am until 2pm.

The hills are coming alive in Witham


1:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Witham Operatic Society will be performing Rodgers and Hammerstein's last work together, The Sound of Music, from Monday to next Saturday.

Five arrested for drugs offences and two arrested for stealing car after collision

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

11:31am Saturday 25th October 2014

Police made seven arrests after two cars collided and a police helicopter was scrambled to find two suspects who fled the scene.

Braintree doctors due to get golden hellos from next month


10:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

New doctors in Braintree will get “golden hellos” of up to £10,000 from next month to plug gaps at surgeries.

Helicopter searches for suspects who fled from traffic collision

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

11:11am Saturday 25th October 2014

A police helicopter searched for suspects who fled a road traffic collision last night.

Infant school children settle for sandwiches as new kitchen still not finished


9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Infant school children entitled to free hot meals are settling for sandwiches as their new kitchen is still not ready.

Woman appeals to find stolen family heirloom ring


9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

A woman has been left “lost” after burglars stole her handbag containing a family heirloom eternity ring.

Company which runs Old Deanery told to improve welfare of residents at another care home


5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

The company that runs a care home at the centre of abuse allegations has been told to improve the care and welfare of residents at another of its homes.

Police thank public after missing girl returns home

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

3:26pm Friday 24th October 2014

A girl who had been missing from her home in Chigwell since Monday has returned home.

Sir John Gielgud's Finchingfield retreat goes on the market


3:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

The village retreat of legendary actor and director Sir John Gielgud is on the market for the first time in more than 50 years.

Work to improve drainage in Feering starts on Monday

Gazette: Essex Highways is aware of the problem

2:22pm Friday 24th October 2014

Work to improve drainage in Feering will start on Monday.

Kelvedon Players are Looking for Love

Gazette: Curtains raised: The Theatre Royal

1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

The Kelvedon Players will be performing Looking for Love at The Institute, High Street, Kelvedon tonight and Saturday and next Friday and Saturday from 8pm.

Motorists advised to avoid M25 following earlier crash


12:55pm Friday 24th October 2014

MOTORISTS are advised to avoid the M25 following a multi-vehicle collision on the Essex bound track of the motorway.

New apprentices join Braintree firm's scheme


12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A group of youngsters have got their first foot on the ladder in the construction industry after joining an apprentice scheme.

Police investigation continues into Braintree High Street brawl

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

10:30am Friday 24th October 2014

Police are still trying to find out who was involved in a brawl in Braintree High Street.

Crack down on cycle thieves at station

Gazette: Witham rail station

10:20am Friday 24th October 2014

Police are launching a crack down on cycle thieves targetting stations.

Wanted man arrested for breaching court order relating to burglary

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

9:25am Friday 24th October 2014

A man who was wanted for breaching a court order relating to burglary has been arrested.

Pride in Witham: We celebrate the town's most iconic moments in history


9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

We have picked ten of the town’s most interesting snippets from the history books for this week’s Pride in Witham to celebrate the places and people that make Witham what it is today.

Dunmow Bowling Club to hold cake and coffee fundraiser for cancer charity


8:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Cake and coffee are on offer this Saturday at Dunmow Bowling Club.

Air ambulance lands on A12 after motorcyclist collides with HGV and lorry


5:20pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST has been rushed to hospital after colliding with a HGV and a lorry on the A12.

Pictures reveal the moment a blind man was thrown onto rail tracks in attack


1:25pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THIS is the horrifying moment a thug threw a blind man onto railway tracks during an argument at a train station.

Paige, 18, who works at Hatfield Peverel firm, is council's 3000th apprentice


5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A teenager working at a Hatfield Peverel firm is the county council’s 3,000th apprentice.

Camping and caravan rally at pub

Gazette: Caravan owners advised to check TV licence requirements

4:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

The Camping and Caravanning Club West Essex District Association is holding a rally at The Swan in Rayne on Saturday.

Enjoy a Poppy Prom for charity

Gazette: Pitminster Parish First World War Exhibition

3:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Join a Poppy Prom in aid of the Poppy Appeal.

Two bikes stolen in a week

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

1:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Residents are being urged to ensure their bikes are kept secure after two bikes were stolen.

Braintree Town Football Club top of the league for cheap pies and teas


12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

They might be not be among the upper crust of English football but the Iron are top of the league when it comes to best value tickets, pies, and tea.

Priti Patel wins award for championing small shops and newsagents


10:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A shopkeeper's politician daughter has been given an award by the organisation representing newsagents.

Man in hospital after two-vehicle crash

Gazette: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

9:35am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A man believed to be in his 60s has been taken to hospital after a two-vehicle crash.

Nuisance drunks are spoiling Witham's image, say traders and residents


8:50am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Nuisance drunks urinating on benches and verbally abusing shoppers on Witham’s high street are ruining the town’s image, say traders and residents.

Doctors at crisis point: Braintree GPs' mounting pressures mean they are "absolutely overwhelmed"


8:47am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Patient-focused doctors could soon be history amid mounting pressures such as lack of funding and a growing population, claims a Braintree GP.

Arsonists set fire to garden fence in Witham

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Arsonists set fire to a garden fence causing £100 worth of damage.

Concern grows for welfare of teenager missing from home since Monday


4:56pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Concern is growing for the welfare of a girl who has gone missing from her home.

Celebrate orchestra's 25th anniversary

Gazette: Didcot Sings

3:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Colne Philharmonic Orchestra is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the family-orientated Hurrah.

Pensioner refuses to sell land to superstore developers


12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A pensioner said a DIY superstore will have to be built around him because he refuses to move.

Witham charity launches Christmas appeal to feed orphaned and vulnerable Kenyan children


10:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A charity has launched an appeal to feed children at a Kenyan children’s centre.

Braintree musician teams up with top American comedian for show this weekend


9:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A musician is teaming up with a comedian who works on the famous Late Show with David Letterman.

Roadworks bring Witham to a standstill causing businesses to suffer

Gazette: Russell Davis

5:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Roadworks caused businesses to suffer after Witham was brought to a standstill.

First World War commemorative events at Braintree District Museum


3:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Braintree District Museum is holding a First World War commemorative event with lots of activities to keep everyone amused.

Wildlife artist comes to end of Witham exhibition


1:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A wildlife artist will be holding her final demonstration of a two week exhibition in Witham.

MP to hold second academies merger meeting


12:18pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

An MP has called a second public meeting to discuss how to stop a proposed school merger.

Friends record charity song for cancer sufferer Sienna


12:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A retired businessman and a care home worker have released a song to raise funds for a little girl who suffers from a rare form of cancer.

Carnival committee appoints new chairman


11:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Witham carnival has been saved thanks to new volunteers signing up.

Witham MP launches Christmas card competition

Gazette: Braintree district: MPs clash over gay marriage

10:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Could you design Witham MP Priti Patel’s Christmas card?

School "resilient and forward-looking" after Ofsted claim it requires improvement


9:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A headteacher has hit back at Ofsted, arguing their latest report does not accurately reflect the school’s achievements.

Works starts on changing Kings Head pub into Braintree's fifth Tesco


5:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Work has begun to change a former public house into Braintree’s fourth Tesco store.

Court finds doctor guilty of sex assault on young mum


3:28pm Monday 20th October 2014

A DOCTOR who groped a young mum he was supposed to be examining has been convicted of sexual assault.

Chelmsford City Racecourse to host 58 fixtures


3:22pm Monday 20th October 2014

Chelmsford City Racecourse has been given 58 fixtures for next year, with the first in January.

Admire oil paintings of animals at exhibition


3:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Having been the resident artist of Colchester Zoo since 2008, Tiptree artist Alison Burchert knows a few things when it comes down to drawing animals.

Do you know this man?


2:01pm Monday 20th October 2014

Police are searching for this man in connection with the theft of £100 worth of lottery scratchcards from a petrol station.



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