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  • Witham confirm move up with Wapping victory

    Witham Hockey Club men’s seconds have confirmed their promotion to East League division three south east. read more

  • Final day runs see Aleasha finish outside the top ten Braintree and Witham Times:

    There were final day frustrations for Braintree’s Aleasha Kiddle at the FIBT Bobsleigh World Championships at Winterberg in Germany as she and driver Mica McNeill were unable to break into the top ten places they had targeted. read more

  • MP Brooks Newmark to spend next three years studying at Oxford Braintree and Witham Times: Halstead: MP backtracks over road plans due to divided opinion

    Braintree MP Brooks Newmark will spend the next three years at Oxford University conducting research into helping find missing people. read more

  • Police hunt knife-wielding robbers who pushed 68-year-old off her mobility scooter Braintree and Witham Times: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

    Police are hunting for two males who robbed a teenager at knifepoint and then pushed his 68-year-old grandmother off her mobility scooter. read more

  • Essex 999 call handlers to walk out for 72 hours Braintree and Witham Times: ESSEX: Four year fire dispute ends

    EMERGENCY 999 control operators in Essex will strike for three consecutive days over a radical change in shift patterns that have resulted in a number of staff being forced to quit their jobs, cut their hours and many more being forced to consider doing the same. read more

  • Witham's River Walk cleaner thanks to trio

    A retiree is dedicated to keeping Witham rubbish-free. read more

  • Polish robber may be in Essex, police fear Braintree and Witham Times:

    ONE of Europe’s most wanted men is thought to be hiding out in Essex. read more

  • Ask Alston: We will host live web chat with Essex's Police and Crime Commissioner Nick Alston - and we want YOU to get involved Braintree and Witham Times: Nick Alston has chosen Mr Whitehouse

    QUIZ Essex’s Police and Crime Commissioner Nick Alston in his first ever live web chat. read more

  • David 'Colin' Seymour

    David 'Colin' SEYMOUR 25/12/1939 - 18/2/2015 Passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family. The Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, 19th March, at the Three Counties Crematorium at 2.00pm. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Farleigh Hospice, or Essex Air Ambulance, c/o Chelmsford Star Co-operative Funeral Service, 6 Clare Road, Braintree. Tel: 01376 551951. read more

  • Dr Michael Arthur OBE KStJ Weller

    Dr Michael Arthur WELLER OBE, KStJ. Passed away at home on 24th February 2015. Funeral Service at St Mary’s Parish Church, Debden on Monday 9th March at 2.30pm. Donations to RSPB or Thaxted Centre for the Disabled may be sent c/o Peasgood & Skeates, Shire Hill, Saffron Walden, CB11 3AQ. Tel 01799 523314. read more

  • Doug Whitton

    Doug WHITTON Passed away peacefully at home on 22nd February, aged 91 years. A dearly loved Dad, Grandad and Great-Grandad, who will be sadly missed. Funeral service to be held at St Andrew's Church, Barnston on Tuesday, 17th March at 11.00am. All enquiries to Daniel Robinson & Sons, Haslers Lane, Great Dunmow. Tel: No. 01371 874518 read more

  • Peggy PAVELIN

    PAVELIN Peggy Joyce Peacefully at home on the 13th February 2015. Aged 93 years. Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandma and Great Grandma, who will be sadly missed. Funeral Service to be held at Chelmsford Crematorium on Friday 6th March at 3.00pm. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to The British Heart Foundation c/o G. Collins & Sons, 4 The Street, White Notley, Witham, CM8 1RH. Tel: 01376 583750. read more

  • Catherine (nee Bridge) Willis

    WILLIS Catherine (Née Bridge) Of Coggeshall Sadly passed away at Colchester General Hospital, 24th February 2015, aged 86 years. Loving Wife of Roy, a dear Mum, and a much-loved Nan and Auntie, who will be deeply missed. The Funeral Service will take place at St Peter ad Vincular Church, Coggeshall, on Thursday, 19th March at 11.45am, followed by cremation at Three Counties Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, made payable to 'Farleigh Hospice', may be sent c/o Janet C. Davies, Fern House, 72 Coggeshall Road, Braintree, Essex, CM7 9BY. Tel: 01376 339300. read more

  • Rose May PHILLIPS

    PHILLIPS Rose May Formerly of Nalla Gardens, Broomfield Peacefully in St George's Nursing Home on the 23rd February. Aged 102 years. Funeral Service to take place at Three Counties Crematorium on Tuesday 10th March at 4.00pm. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK, c/o G. Collins & Sons, 4 The Street, White Notley, Witham, CM8 1RH. Tel: 01376 583750. read more

  • Doreen Elsie WORTHINGTON

    WORTHINGTON Doreen Elsie 06.10.31 - 22.02.15 Much loved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, who will be sadly missed by all. Funeral service will take place at Three Counties Crematorium on Wednesday 18th March 2015 at 2pm. Family flowers only please; donations if preferred, payable to ‘Bradbury House Residents Fund‘ may be sent to Janet C Davies Funeral Directors, Fern House, 72 Coggeshall Road, Braintree, CM7 9BY. Tel: 01376 339300. read more

  • Olive Yuill

    YUILL Olive Passed away on 24th February 2015, aged 92 years. Beloved wife of Leo, mother of Jean and Gillian, grandmother of Helen and Richard. Funeral service to be held at St Peter & St Paul Church, Bardfield Saling on Tuesday 24th March at 2 pm followed by cremation at Three Counties Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired made payable to Arthritis Research UK may be sent to Daniel Robinson & Sons, Haslers Lane, Great Dunmow, Essex CM6 1XS. Tel: 01371 874518 read more

  • Edna COCKAYNE

    COCKAYNE Edna Passed peacefully away on 26th February 2015 and will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday 18th March at 10.00am at Chelmsford Crematorium. All are welcome to attend. Family flowers only but donations if desired to the Alzheimer's Society. read more

  • Maureen 'Mo' Baker

    BAKER Maureen "Mo" Co-Founder and Secretary of Great Bradfords Football Club Passed away very suddenly on 22nd February 2015 in Broomfield Hospital, aged 64 years. Devoted Wife of Mel. Loving Mum of Mandy, Kerri and Matt. Mother-in-Law to Joby, Paul and Debbie. Much loved Nanny to Corey, Layla and Logan. Funeral to be arranged. All enquiries to Janet C. Davies Funeral Directors, Fern House, 72 Coggeshall Road, Braintree, CM7 9BY. Tel: 01376 339300. read more

  • Evan Albert Head

    HEAD Evan Albert (Ben) Sadly passed away in St George’s Nursing Home on 19th February 2015, aged 88 years. Funeral service will be held at Chelmsford Crematorium on Tuesday 24th March 2015 at 11.00am. Family flowers only please but donations if desired to THRIVE may be sent c/o East of England Co-operative Funeral Service, 115b Newland Street, Witham, CM8 1BE. Tel 01376 520870 read more

  • Joan Fielding Oliver

    OLIVER Joan Fielding Sadly passed away on 13th February 2015, aged 84 years. Sadly missed. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday 17th March 2015 at Chelmsford Crematorium at 3.00pm. Family flowers only, donations if desired to Farleigh Hospice c/o East of England Co-operative Funeral Service, 115b Newland Street, Witham, CM8 1BE Tel 01376 520870 read more

  • Ralph Harold Horsnell Shelley

    SHELLEY Ralph Harold Horsnell Passed away peacefully at Park View Residential Home on 18th February 2015 to be with his Lord. Our grateful thanks are extended to all the staff at Park View for the excellent care given to Ralph over the past six years. Ralph was much loved by his Wife Sylvia, Children Rachel and Graeme plus Sally and Grandchildren Alex, Emily and Rosie. The funeral service will be held on Friday 13th March at 2pm at Guithavon Valley Evangelical Church, Witham. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired in memory of Ralph may be sent to Tearfund (an international relief and development agency) c/o East of England Co-operative Funeral Service, 115b Newland Street, Witham, CM8 1BE Tel 01376 520870 read more

  • JOHN TURNER

    TURNER John Sadly passed away on 20th February 2015, aged 84 years. Dearly loved Husband of the late Rosina and Dad to Sarah. Funeral service will be held at Three Counties Crematorium on Tuesday 24th March 2015 at 2.00pm. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired to Royal British Legion may be sent c/o East of England Co-operative Funeral Service, 115b Newland Street, Witham, CM8 1BE. Tel: 01376 520870. read more

  • George Frederick Capon

    CAPON George Frederick Sadly passed away at Admiral’s Reach Nursing Home on 19th February 2015, aged 84 years. Dearly loved Husband to Anne, Father to Richard, Stephen and Claire and Grandfather to James, Lauren and Benjamin. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral service will be held at Chelmsford Crematorium on Tuesday 17th March 2015 at 12.30pm. Family flowers only please, but donations if desired to Alzheimer’s Research UK may be sent c/o East of England Co-operative Funeral Service 115b Newland Street, Witham, CM8 1BE Tel 01376 520870 read more

  • Brian Allan Hills

    HILLS Brian Allan Sadly passed away on 26th February 2015, aged 67 years, surrounded by his family. Dearly loved Husband, Dad and Grandad. Funeral service will be held on Friday 27th March 2015 at Chelmsford Crematorium at 12.30pm. All are welcome. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Farleigh Hospice, may be sent c/o East of England Co-operative Funeral Service, 115b Newland Street, Witham, CM8 1BE. Tel 01376 520870 read more

  • Ian GALLACHER

    GALLACHER Ian Passed away in Toronto, on Saturday 21st February 2015, aged 59. Much loved Son of Jill Hannaford. read more

  • Derek (Terry) WANT

    WANT Derek (Terry) Passed away January 28th 2015. Will be sadly missed by all his family. Funeral at Silver End Congregational Church on March 10th at 10.45 am. All welcome. Flowers or donations to Dementia UK. read more

  • Ellis Brazier

    Ellis BRAZIER Happy 21st Birthday 8th March With all our love Mum, Dad, Janay & Clay xxxxx 21 read more

  • Matthew (Wings) Wadforth

    WADFORTH Matthew ('Wings') I'll never forget the memories we made and the friendship we had. Miss you Wings. Love Dan, Mel, Chloe and George xxxx read more

  • Pamela Robinson

    ROBINSON PamelaPassed away on 4th March 2008 Always in our thoughts. Johnnie, Pauline and Grandchildren. read more

  • Shane STOCKTON

    21Shane STOCKTON 3.3.2015 Happy 21st Birthday. With love from Mum, Dad and both Nans and Grandads. xxx read more

  • Ellis Brazier

    21 Ellis BRAZIER 8.3.15 Happy 21st Birthday. With love, Nan & Grandad Allie, Mark, Luke, Lily & David x read more

  • Roy Shelley

    ROY SHELLEY Roy's family would sincerely like to thank everyone who attended the funeral and for the cards, messages, flowers and donations. Special thanks to the Rev Child and Collins & Sons for the funeral arrangements and the lovely service. Please accept this as the only but most grateful acknowledgement. read more

  • Sharron Elizabeth Alliston

    Sharron Elizabeth ALLISTON Ted & family would like to thank everyone who attended Sharron's funeral service and forwarded flowers and messages of sympathy and support. Special thanks to Mgr William Nix for the lovely service, and to all staff at Farleigh Hospice, who made Sharron's last days so dignified and peaceful. read more

  • Barbara NICHOLLS

    NICHOLLS Barbara Barbara's family would like to thank everyone for their kind cards, messages of sympathy and donations. Also thanks to Reverend Michael Child for a lovely service and thank you to the staff at G. Collins & Sons for carrying out the funeral arrangements. read more

  • Desmond George Lodge

    LODGE Desmond George Sylvia and Fred wish to thank all the family and friends who attended the service at Rayne Church, and for their donations. Sincere thanks to the Reverend Janet Nicholls for her kindness to Des and his family and for conducting the service. Please accept this as our only, but most sincere, acknowledgement. read more

  • Norman White

    Norman WHITE Enid and family wish to thank everyone who attended Norman's funeral and for cards and donations received. Please accept this as our only, but most sincere, acknowledgement. read more

  • KENNETH GREEN

    GREEN Kenneth Kathy and Family wish to thank all those who attended Ken’s Thanksgiving Service and for the many messages of sympathy and donations to St Helena’s Hospice. read more

  • Bill & Dulcie WALLACE

    Bill & Dulcie WALLACE 60 years ago today Mum & Dad married in Stisted. Congratulations on your Diamond Wedding. Sheila, Steve, Jean, Brian. read more

  • School merger faces axe

    Two Witham academies look set to continue as separate secondary schools. read more

  • First pictures from inside flats damaged by High Street blaze Braintree and Witham Times:

    The devastation wreaked on a Braintree High Street building left gutted after a suspected arson attack can be revealed for the first time. read more

  • Burglars ransack Witham flat and steal £150 tablet

    Burglars ransacked a flat and stole a tablet worth £150. read more

  • Goods Vehicle Operator's Licence E P D (Whittlesey) Ltd

    Goods Vehicle Operator's Licence read more

  • Top 10 places to see animals in Essex

    Whether it’s a visit to a farm park, zoo or nature reserve, Essex has a wealth of award-winning places to visit that fans of all creatures great and small will love. read more

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