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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.

Get back to school discounts with council-backed website promoting Braintree businesses

Gazette: July shopping event

1:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

A council-backed website to promote Braintree town centre shops is offering deals and discounts for the back to school shopping surge.

Solar farm plans for Stebbing unveiled


12:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

A solar energy firm hopes to build a solar farm near Stebbing.

Teenager rebuilds her life a year after discharge from psychiatric unit


10:30am Monday 25th August 2014

A teenager who spent nine months in a secure adolescent psychiatric unit is celebrating rebuilding her life a year on.

Travellers "leave trail of destruction" at football club site


9:00am Monday 25th August 2014

Travellers who set up camp on a football pitch in White Notley have “left a trail of destruction” after police moved them on.

Family fun day at pub


6:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

Enjoy a family fun day at the Green Dragon in aid of charity.

Every dog had its day at Essex Dog Day


5:36pm Sunday 24th August 2014

Dogs descended on a historic house for the fourth Essex Dog Day.

Acid attack victim Wayne Ingold back in hospital for painful skin grafts


5:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

A disabled man who suffered serious chemical burns to his face and hands is back in hospital for surgery on his injuries.

Mother speaks of shock after seeing house struck by lightning

Gazette: Lightening in Bridpport by Tony Logan

3:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

A mother has spoken of her shock after seeing her neighbour’s house struck by lightning.

BT customers without phone line for two weeks should see problem fixed this weekend

2:32pm Sunday 24th August 2014

Some BT customers have been without a landline telephone for about two weeks due to a fault.

Community groups in the Braintree district have a few days left to apply for up to £20,000

Gazette: ‘Economic madness’ of £150,000 spin doctors

11:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

Community groups have just over a week to bid for grants of up to £20,000.

Police crack down on "travelling criminals" following spate of rural burglaries

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

9:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

Police have launched an operation to clamp down on seasonal “travelling criminals” stealing equipment from sheds and outbuildings.

Essex Dog Day returns to Hatfield Peverel


7:30pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Organisers are hoping for a record breaking day at the fourth Essex Dog Day.

View stunning dahlias at annual show

Gazette: Dahlia

6:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

The Essex Dahlia Society is also holding its 46th annual Dahlia show at Tabor Academy tomorrow from 2pm.

Bramston Sports Centre taken over by demolition contractor


5:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A sports centre which has served Withams for 40 years is set to be demolished.

Countess of Warwick Show returns


3:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Join an annual celebration of local country life and community.

Kids can learn football skills with Braintree Town player and learn about Victorian sport


1:52pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Get a taste of Victorian and modern day sport with Braintree District Museum and Braintree Town Football Club.

Teenager's treasure hunt a big success


1:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Teenagers journeyed all over Braintree to find clues as part of a treasure hunt.

Unemployed and living in the Braintree district? The Green Team pre-apprenticeship programme could be for you


12:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Would-be apprentices are needed to join a Braintree Council programme.

Braintree campaigners protest against badger cullling


10:30am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Protesters from the Braintree district were among 250 who took part in an anti badger cull rally and march.

Family use iPhone tracking app to help catch prolific burglar


9:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A family helped bring a prolific burglar to justice using a tracking app to find their stolen iPhones.

Fantastic floral display coming to Coggeshall

Gazette: Flower Festival - Bridlington Old Town Summer Festival 2013

7:30pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Horticulturists are going to be in their element this weekend with a fantastic floral display.

Celebrate crafting excellence


6:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Celebrate 30 years of crafting excellence at a two day show.

Springfield NHS walk-in centre may relocate to Broomfield

Gazette: Still time to nominate Worcestershire NHS staff for award

12:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Health commissioners are planning to close the walk-in centre at Sainsbury’s, Springfield, and move services to Broomfield Hospital.

Unemployment in Braintree hits its lowest for 11 years

Gazette: Braintree employment opportunities are flourishing, says Jobcentre boss

9:50am Friday 22nd August 2014

The number of jobseekers claiming benefits is at its lowest for nearly 11 years.

Pensioner builds steel and concrete barrier to protect home from speeding cars


9:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

A despairing pensioner who fears he will be killed by speeding cars crashing into his house has built a concrete-enforced steel barrier in his garden.

Two fun days for children


6:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Greenfields is holding two fun events for little ones.

Raise money for charity with a duck race

Gazette: 10,000 ducks are expected to sail down the River Tone.

5:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Go quackers for charity with a duck race.



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