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Further fire strikes pencilled in for three days in May

Gazette: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

5:12pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Firefighters in Essex will strike for three days in May as part of an ongoing row over pensions.

Fire crews tackling blaze in Chappel

Gazette: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

5:16pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Three fire crews have been called to a blaze in Colchester Road, Chappel.

Tributes paid to stab victim Michael Haastrup

Gazette: Tributes paid to stab victim Micheal Haastrup

9:15am Thursday 24th April 2014

Tributes have been paid to a stab victim whose troubled past saw him involved in crime from the age of 13.

20% off bus fares during Catch the Bus Week

Gazette: Have your say on transport in Harpenden

4:15pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Passengers in Essex are being given the chance to try the bus at a reduced fare as part of Catch the Bus Week 2014.

Third arrest in Colchester murder investigation

Gazette: Tragic – “great lad” Jim

4:07pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A man, 27, has been arrested in connection with the Jim Attfield murder investigation in Colchester.

County council backing plans for more apprenticeships

Gazette: Essex County Council are reducing the Youth Services budget

3:50pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Essex County Council is backing plans to create more apprenticeships.

Street lights can stay off after no crime increase, say police

Gazette: Faulty cable that caused Watford power cut fixed

3:16pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Street lights are set to remain off across Essex as there is no evidence of increased crime, according to Essex Police.

Bus users warned of services changes across Braintree district

Gazette: New Dales bus link established

10:24am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

First Essex have announced a number of changes to services in Braintree.

TV show is looking for Essex homes to feature in new series

Gazette: Elvis Presley's record player goes under the hammer

10:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Do you have a treasure lurking in your living room? 

Knife-wielding robber steals cigarettes from village store

Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

8:42am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Braintree detectives are appealing for information after a robbery at the Church Street Co-Op store yesterday afternoon.

Apology as Queen is unable to visit Braintree school at short notice

Gazette: HRH Queen Elizabeth II visits Blackburn Cathedral for Maundy service 17/04/2014

4:18pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The Queen will be visiting Felsted School and Chelmsford next month.

Galleys Corner crash halts the traffic

Gazette: Picture by Lee Newman

4:32pm Monday 21st April 2014

Traffic was brought to a standstill after yet another crash at the notorious Galley's Corner roundabout in Braintree.

CQC inspectors report failings at Braintree care home

Gazette: CQC inspectors report failings at Braintree care home

11:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

Inspectors have raised a series of concerns over the safety of residents at Braintree’s biggest care home following a recent visit.

Easter I Spy with a difference in Halstead High Street

1:55pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Characters from the Easter story played a game of I Spy with a difference.

"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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Police appeal for info after toilet fire

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

12:07pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Police are appealing for information from the public after an arson attack on public loos.

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.

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.

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. 

Tour de France chief praises Essex

Gazette: Back row L-R: Jason Fergus, Christian Prudhomme, Cllr Ann Naylor, Cllr Ray Gooding. Front row: Shane and Lana Redgewell

4:41pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Christian Prudhomme believes Tour de France will have a great time in the county

Marks Farm lorry crash causes traffic "chaos"

Gazette: Marks Farm lorry crash causes delays

4:07pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Police are at the scene of a lorry crash at the Marks Farm roundabout in Braintree.

UPDATED: Murderer Edward Redman to be sentenced in May

Gazette: Jay Whiston

10:10am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Murderer Edward Redman will be sentenced in May

Iron chairman "shocked" by dressing room vandalism

Gazette: Lee Harding.

5:02pm Monday 7th April 2014

A football club chairman has been left shocked and saddened after “wanton and needless damage” of dressing room facilities.

UPDATE- High Garrett crash - motorcyclist suffers broken shoulder

Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

4:01pm Monday 7th April 2014

A motorcyclist has suffered a broken shoulder following a crash on the A131 at High Garrett.

Pensioner recalls how "bloody horrible" thieves stole £800 of her savings

Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

9:28am Monday 7th April 2014

A woman aged in her 90s has described how a "bloody horrible” thief posing as a policeman tricked her into handing over £800 of her savings - in a telephone scam that lasted for nearly four hours.

Essex County Hospital to shut

Gazette: NHS charging proposals slammed

9:22am Monday 7th April 2014

Colchester's Essex County Hospital will shut in 12 months.

One dead and another fights for his life after A12 crash

Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

8:31am Monday 7th April 2014

One man died and two others were injured, one critically, following a road crash on the A12 near Ingatestone.

Hens dig up Medieval knight's spur

Gazette: Hens dig up Medieval knight's spur

3:12pm Friday 4th April 2014

Staff at Mountfitchet Castle were stunned yesterday when one of the resident hens scratched up within the grounds of the historic village a ‘rowel’ from a Medieval knight’s spur.

Duo steal Braintree man's car at gun point: Police appeal

Gazette: Duo steal Braintree man's car at gun point: Police appeal

12:11pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A man had his "high-value" car stolen at gunpoint while on a test drive with two people.

Woman steals handbag from 91-year-old in Witham

Gazette: Police have released this CCTV image of a woman captured near to the victim’s home. Anyone who knows this woman should get in touch.

3:43pm Sunday 30th March 2014

A woman stole a handbag from a 91-year-old during a Witham burglary.

Firefighters tackle Braintree bandstand fire

Gazette: ONGAR: Fire on school roof

7:42pm Saturday 29th March 2014

Firefighters tackled a fire in the thatched roof of a bandstand in Braintree today.

Two men dead after Writtle plane crash

Gazette: Firefighters at the scene today

6:32pm Saturday 29th March 2014

Two men have died after a light aircraft crashed into a field.

Warning over 'primary school flasher'

Gazette: Council on road to recovery after mass walkout by councillors

5:12pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

Parents are on the alert after a man allegedly exposed himself outside a primary school.

Police wake up villagers after hunt for suspicious duo

Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

2:38pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

Police are continuing to hunt for two men after a police chase in the early hours of this morning. 

Rail complaints on the increase

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

12:01pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

Complaints to the region’s rail operator rose last quarter.

Three-vehicle crash at Galleys Corner causes delays

Gazette: Three-vehicle crash at Galleys Corner causes delays

10:33am Wednesday 26th March 2014

Commuters faced jams this morning after a three vehicle crash at Galleys Corner in Braintree.

Competitive cyclist concerned over state of district's roads

Gazette: Competitive cyclist concerned over state of district's roads

11:00am Tuesday 25th March 2014

A competitive cyclist believes it could take a fatality before “atrocious” road surfaces are fixed.

Braintree's "worst" road will NOT be repaired as a matter or urgency

Gazette: Mum raises concerns over "danger" crossing in Braintree

11:00am Monday 24th March 2014

It may have been branded the worst road in Braintree, but the county council has no intention of making any “urgent” repairs.

Train operator wants your views on customer service

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

9:00am Monday 24th March 2014

Train operator Greater Anglia is holding a customer service week.

Mum raises concerns over "danger" crossing in Braintree

Gazette: Mum raises concerns over "danger" crossing in Braintree

11:00am Sunday 23rd March 2014

A Braintree mum is calling for increased safety measures at a “nightmare” crossing.

Villagers demand better bus service after series of no-shows

Gazette: Villagers demand better bus service after series of no-shows

11:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

Villagers are demanding a better bus service after numerous no-shows and delays left people stranded.

Burglars wreak havoc across Braintree

Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

4:42pm Friday 21st March 2014

Burglars have been wreaking havoc across Braintree, targeting numerous properties within five days.

Man robbed at knifepoint: Police appeal

Gazette: Murder probe after man is knifed in Greenford

9:30am Friday 21st March 2014

Detectives have appealed for information after a van driver was robbed at knifepoint in Colchester.

Further police warnings over telephone fraudsters

Gazette: Picture by teachingsaggitarian from Flickr

9:30am Friday 21st March 2014

Police have issued an urgent warning to residents to be on guard against telephone fraudsters after three incidents in three days in which elderly victims lost a total of £13,000.

Patients should be treated at home not in hospital, according to report

Gazette: Tell someone if you feel unwell, says NHS

7:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

More people should be treated at home by paramedics rather than be taken to hospital, according to a new report.






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