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School crossing patrols could be scrapped in Essex

Gazette: A lollipop lady at Cherry Tree Primary School

10:38am Saturday 15th March 2014

School crossing patrols have been put under the spotlight in a bid to save cash.

Great Braxted: Estate owner launches litter campaign with McDonalds

Gazette: Great Braxted: Estate owner launches litter campaign with McDonalds

3:00pm Friday 15th March 2013

The owner of a Georgian manor estate is launching a campaign to rid the district of litter after he claims mounting piles are blighting his business.

Witham: Woman trapped in car rescued by fire crews

Gazette: ONGAR: Fire on school roof

9:06pm Sunday 10th March 2013

Fire crews rescued a woman trapped in a car after a collision on the A12 between junction 21 and 22 today.

Newsquest websites growing fast

5:10am Thursday 1st March 2012

WEBSITES operated by the Newsquest Media Group are growing fast.

Am I worth £285,000 a year? It’s up to me to prove I am

Gazette: Joanna Killian - county council chief executive

6:40am Wednesday 21st December 2011

CLAIRE HANKEY speaks to Essex County Council chief executive Joanna Killian about her role at the helm of Essex County Council - and her salary.

UPDATED: Police appeal after High Woods Country Park robberies

1:32pm Friday 12th August 2011

POLICE are appealing for information following a series of robberies in High Woods Country Park

Tributes to 28-year-old found dead

Gazette: Tribute to young man found dead

9:59am Wednesday 6th July 2011

Shocked family and friends have paid tribute to a young Witham man found hanged.

Traffic to be diverted through Witham from A12

9:45am Monday 4th July 2011

Motorists using the A12 will be diverted through Witham on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

School film screened in London

5:40pm Thursday 30th June 2011

Schoolchildren created an animated film for a screening at the British Film Institute.

Witham Medieval fair picture special

Gazette: Witham Medieval fair picture special

10:10am Thursday 30th June 2011

Singing, dancing and archery keep huge crowds entertained at a Medieval fair.

Witham's Zoe is ready for Afghanistan mission

Gazette: Picture by army photographer Corporal James Williams.

6:10am Thursday 30th June 2011

A woman soldier from Witham has been training for a mission in one of the most dangerous parts of the world.

Young woman mugged in daylight attack

5:30pm Wednesday 29th June 2011

A mugger repeatedly punched a young woman across her face in broad daylight before stealing her purse.

Half-naked man emerged from bushes to flash a woman

2:52pm Wednesday 29th June 2011

A half-naked man exposed himself to a woman near a duck pond in Witham.

Academies to close as more than 500 teachers could strike

1:30pm Wednesday 29th June 2011

More than 500 teachers could go on strike across the area with both Witham academies set to close for a day.

£44,000 of fines dished out in single street

11:50am Wednesday 29th June 2011

More than £44,000 of parking fines were handed out in a single street over the past two and a half years.

Priti speaks out against strike action

10:16am Wednesday 29th June 2011

Witham's MP has spoken out against strike action.

Children plant sensory garden with lottery grant

5:32pm Tuesday 28th June 2011

Schoolchildren are planting a kitchen garden after funding from the National Lottery.

Adult Community Learning Centre open day

4:51pm Tuesday 28th June 2011

Sign language, web design, jewellery making, cake decorating and reflexology are just some of the tasters on offer at an open day.

Suspected sex offender may be in Essex

Gazette: Suspected sex offender may be in Essex

8:54am Monday 27th June 2011

Officers have released the mugshot of a suspected sex offender who may be in Essex.

Police helicopter used in search for burglar

1:37pm Thursday 23rd June 2011

The police helicopter circled parts of Witham hunting for a burglar who had stolen thousands of pounds.

Speed limits could be cut outside schools

5:11pm Tuesday 21st June 2011

Plans to make it easier for councils to introduce 20mph speed zones could aid campaigns across the district.

Jewellery and electrcial equipment stolen

5:03pm Tuesday 21st June 2011

Jewellery and electrical equipment worth £3,600 was stolen in burglary.

Schoolchildren to decorate underpass

4:43pm Tuesday 21st June 2011

Schoolchildren are decorating a subway which intimidated their families and classmates.

Upto forty jobs could be created in new cancer therapy plan

4:41pm Tuesday 21st June 2011

Forty jobs could be created if plans for a new cancer therapy centre goes ahead.

Community garden needs your votes

12:50pm Friday 17th June 2011

Residents on a housing estate need the public’s help to win funding for a sensory community garden.

IPCC enquiry into double death unlikely to be published before trial

12:10pm Thursday 16th June 2011

The investigation into police handling of avictim’s concerns is unlikely to be published before a trial.

Council criticised for lack of travellers' pitches

10:50am Thursday 16th June 2011

A council has been slammed for failing to provide accommodation for gipsy and traveller families.

Village hall to be demolished

9:50am Thursday 16th June 2011

A community hall is to be demolished this summer.

Man caught after countywide search

3:40pm Wednesday 15th June 2011

A 24-year-old man pleaded guilty to a string of offences following a countywide search for him.

Countywide search for men and car after armed robbery

12:44pm Wednesday 15th June 2011

Police are searching for a getaway car used in an armed robbery earlier today.

Former partner of killed mum knew suspect for 46 years

12:10pm Wednesday 15th June 2011

THE FORMER partner of a killed mother described his dismay at being best friends with the man suspected of her killing for more than 40 years.

One last look before school is demolished

11:20am Wednesday 15th June 2011

Former pupils of a Witham school can take one last look around before 75 years of history are razed to the ground.

Double death: Father's torment

11:51am Wednesday 15th June 2011

A double murder suspect tried to phone his father just before the fatal shootings of his ex-partner and two-year-old daughter.

New sixth form for Witham

9:50am Wednesday 15th June 2011

A new collaboration of two joint sixth forms is preparing to teach pupils more courses than ever before.

Mum of murdered man 'abandoned' by Government officials

9:47am Wednesday 15th June 2011

A mother whose son was murdered in Germany claims the Foreign Office has given her little support.

Young pianist performs on London stage with international star

3:35pm Tuesday 14th June 2011

A talented young pianist was inspired to continue his music lessons after performing with an international star.

GP surgery changes its number amid complaints

3:00pm Tuesday 14th June 2011

A doctors surgery accused of profiting from patients through its 0844 telephone number insists the number will change within weeks.

Checkout girl wins award

12:35pm Tuesday 14th June 2011

A checkout operator has been named one of the best workers by her employer.

Fundraisers give cash in leukaemia patient's memory

12:05pm Tuesday 14th June 2011

Rotarians donated £250 to a charity set up by the family of a young man who died from leukaemia.

Pupil performs at Disneyland Paris

Gazette: Hayleigh Newman

12:01pm Tuesday 14th June 2011

A schoolgirl performed to crowds in Disneyland Paris as part of a theatre dance troupe.

Kelvedon Carnival goes royal

9:05am Monday 13th June 2011

Residents of Kelvedon were treated to a glimpse of royalty at this year’s annual carnival.

Asda sets date for Witham store opening

Gazette: Asda sets date for Witham store opening

10:00am Sunday 12th June 2011

ASDA has set a date for the opening of its new £500,000 store in Witham.

Charity shop's desperate plea for stock

Gazette: Charity shop's desperate plea for stock

9:00am Sunday 12th June 2011

A charity shop is desperately appealing for stock.

Witham pals pay tribute to tragic Christine

12:00pm Saturday 11th June 2011

Tributes have been paid to Christine Chambers by her friends in Witham.

Rob's determined to conquer cycle challenge

Gazette: Rob's determined to conquer cycle challenge

9:00am Saturday 11th June 2011

A Witham teenager hopes to complete a 1,000-mile bike ride in aid of wounded servicemen and women.

Consult us over recycling centres, demands council

4:34pm Friday 10th June 2011

District councillors are urging their county counterparts to speak to them first about the future of two recycling centres.

Priti sexy, according to controversial poll.

Gazette: Priti sexy, according to controversial poll.

12:02pm Friday 10th June 2011

WITHAM’s MP fared well in a poll on MPs’ sex appeal.

Mums' anger at crossings turn off

11:55am Friday 10th June 2011

Worried mums with children were forced to take their lives in their hands at a busy junction.

Train station ticket office hours could change

3:45pm Thursday 9th June 2011

Opening hours could be cut at a commuter village’s train station ticket office.

Coppers on Choppers in charity bike ride

3:22pm Thursday 9th June 2011

Coppers on Choppers will be raising cash for a heart charity.






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