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  • Blue Zoo playing in Braintree

    A Braintree man whose band has played on Top of the Pops twice is returning to his hometown for a performance. read more

  • Travel around the world with Braintree Male Voice Choir

    People are being invited to travel around the world with the latest concert from the Braintree Male Voice Choir. read more

  • Youngsters get in the swing for Easter

    Creative little ones celebrated Easter with a spot of bonnet making. read more

  • Man arrested in connection with murder of Southend man in Braintree

    Police have launched a murder investigation after a man who was stabbed last night in Braintree died in hospital. read more

  • Youngsters give back to their community at Day of Action

    A Day of Action saw Witham’s youngsters give back to their community and experience riot training. read more

  • 'The 39 Steps' to be performed in Halstead by local theatre group

    The smash hit comedy thriller “The 39 Steps” is coming to Halstead and Earls Colne, thanks to the local Amateur Dramatic Society The Stane Street Players. read more

  • Retired Essex Police dog looking for new home

    Charlie, the eight-year-old Cocker Spaniel is part of the Essex Police Dog Unit, which provides countywide support to specialist operations and supports officers in their day to day efforts to keep crime down. read more

  • Incident at Galleys Corner roundabout

    AN incident has partially blocked Galleys Corner roundabout. read more

  • Walk raises vital cash for air ambulance

    Walkers enjoyed a beautiful sponsored walk for charity. read more

  • Kimble reveals his new nickname after Witham's latest Great Escape Braintree and Witham Times: Garry Kimble. Picture: LOUISE SMITH

    Garry Kimble says he has acquired a new nickname after his players staged the latest episode of their Great Escape. read more

  • Two vehicle crash in Witham

    Emergency services are on the scene following a two-vehicle crash. read more

  • Man accused of Stansted theft to appear in court next month

    A man will appear in court next month charged with stealing items from a woman living near Stansted Airport. read more

  • Police accused of siding with travellers instead of vulnerable businesses

    Police have been branded a disgrace by a politician for failing to evict a group of travellers from private land. read more

  • Braintree stay bullish over their play-off hopes

    Braintree Town may have seen their Skrill Premier play-off hopes dented after being unable forge a way past Gateshead, but their players are remaining bullish that they can finish in the top five this season. read more

  • Thousands of families relying on Foodbank

    A third of the people given emergency food in Braintree district are children. read more

  • Late goals put Witham Town top - finally

    Witham Town have taken the initiative in the race for the Ryman League division one north title as late goals once again came to their salvation. read more

  • Dennis CHAPLIN

    CHAPLIN Dennis 17.4.2013 A year has passed. Still loved and missed every day. From Clive, Paul and familes. read more

  • VAL BAILEY

    BAILEY Val Your smile Your laugh Your love You. Missing you now. Remembered every day. All our love always, Don, Gary, Ian, Lorna and all the family. read more

  • Joan Margaret (Nee Finch and Pavelin) Bendell

    BENDELL Joan Margaret (née Finch and Pavelin) Died peacefully at home On 5th April 2014. Wife to David, much loved Mum, Nan and Great Nan. Will be sadly missed by all her Family. Funeral Service to be held at Chelmsford Crematorium on Wednesday 23rd April at 2.30pm. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, made payable to Farleigh Hospice and sent c/o East of England Co-operative Funerals, 115b Newland Street, Witham, Essex. CM8 1BE read more

  • PETER JAMES THOROGOOD

    THOROGOOD Peter James Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on 7th April 2014, aged 90 years. Having lived in Wickham Bishops for 80 years Peter was well known and much loved. Funeral service will be held on Thursday 24th April at St Bartholomew’s Church, Wickham Bishops at 1.15pm. Followed by Committal at Chelmsford Crematorium. Family would like black ties to be worn. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired to Marie Curie Cancer Care may be sent c/o East of England Co-operative Funeral Service, 115b Newland Street, Witham, CM8 1BE. Tel: 01376 520870. read more

  • Roland James Reynolds

    REYNOLDS Roland James Passed away peacefully in Broomfield Hospital on 3rd April 2014, aged 85 years. Will be sadly missed by Wife, Daughter, two Sons and their Families. The Funeral Service will take place at the Three Counties Crematorium on Friday 25th April at 11am. Family flowers only please. Donations preferred, payable to ‘Cancer Research UK’, may be sent to Janet C. Davies Funeral Director, Fern House, 72 Coggeshall Road, Braintree, CM7 9BY. Tel. 01376 339300. read more

  • Barry John 'Packer' Parker

    PARKER Barry John 'Packer' Of Felsted, formerly of Braintree. Passed away peacefully at Farleigh Hospice on 9th April 2014, aged 65 years. Devoted Husband of Val, loving Dad to Michelle, Tony and Debbie, a much loved Grandad to Hannah, Jamie, Emily and Harry and a dear Brother to Philip, Brian and Jean. 'Barry will be deeply missed and loved always and forever'. All are welcome to attend the funeral in West Ham colours if you wish, on Wednesday 23rd April at 12 noon at Three Counties Crematorium, followed by refreshments at Bocking United Services Club. Family flowers only please. Donations preferred, payable to 'Farleigh Hospice', may be sent to Janet C. Davies Funeral Director, 72 Coggeshall Road, Braintree, CM8 9BY. Telephone 01376 339300. read more

  • Ruth Rosemary Gilbert

    GILBERT Ruth Rosemary Lilian of Braintree Peacefully in hospital on 6th April 2014, aged 89 years. Dearly loved and sadly missed. Funeral service to be held at St Michael's Church, Braintree on Tuesday 22nd April at 3.30pm. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for Essex Air Ambulance, c/o G. Collins & Sons, 4 The Street, White Notley, Witham, CM8 1RH. Tel. 01376 583750 read more

  • Madge Ellen (nee Bantock) Riches

    RICHES Madge Ellen (née Bantock) Passed away on the 6th April 2014. Aged 89 years. Funeral Service to be held at Panfield Church on Tuesday 29th April at 10.00am, followed by cremation at Three Counties Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK, c/o G. Collins & Sons, 4 The Street, White Notley, Witham, CM8 1RH. Tel. 01376 583750 read more

  • Vera Ruth Jacobs

    JACOBS Vera Ruth Passed away on 9th April 2014, aged 91 years. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Funeral Service to be held at Chelmsford Crematorium on Monday, 28th April at 3.30pm. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, made payable to Farleigh Hospice, c/o Richards Funeral Service, 78 Newland Street, Witham, CM8 1AH. read more

  • Jen (Lodge) Thorpe

    THORPE Jen (Lodge) of Terling Passed away peacefully on 30th March 2014, aged 65 years. Sadly missed by all her family & friends. Funeral service to be held at Chelmsford Crematorium on Friday 25th April at 1.30pm. Colourful clothing options has been requested by Jen Family flowers only please, donations if desired for ITU, Broomfield Hospital or Helen Rollason Research Centre at Broomfield Hospital, c/o G. Collins & Sons, 4 The Street, White Notley, Witham, CM8 1RH. read more

  • Joan Mary Speed

    Joan Mary SPEED 30.07.34 - 07.04.14 Passed away peacefully, after a long illness fought so bravely. "Always in our thoughts, forever in our hearts." Julie, Dave, James & Kate Gary, Madalynne & Eloise. Funeral to be held Wednesday, 30th April at Chelmsford Crematorium, 11.30am. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Farleigh Hospice or Cancer Research UK, c/o Chelmsford Star Co-operative Funeral Services, 6 Clare Road, Braintree. Tel: 01376 551951. read more

  • Grace Elizabeth PALMER (Formerly Oliver)

    Grace Elizabeth PALMER (Formerly Oliver) Passed away 6th April 2014, aged 92 years. The Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday, 22nd April at Christ Church, London Road, at 10.00am. Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to Motor Neurone Disease or Cancer Research UK c/o Chelmsford Star Co-operative Funeral Service, 6 Clare Road, Braintree. Tel: 01376 551951. read more

  • Gordon (Jimmy) Turner

    TURNER Gordon (Jimmy) David & Sue would like to thank all family and friends for the messages of sympathy, kindness and support shown at this very difficult time. Thanks also to all who attended the funeral service and for the kind donations received for Farleigh Hospice Day Centre. Please accept this as our only but most sincere acknowledgement. read more

  • Samantha Towns

    Samantha TOWNS Congratulations and all our love for your future happiness on your 21st Birthday on April 20th 2014. Nan, Grandad and all the family21 read more

  • Ted Childs

    Ted CHILDS Happy 18th Birthday today. Lots of love from all the family xx 18 read more

  • Dennis Chaplin

    CHAPLIN Dennis 17.4.13 Today recalls sad memories of a loved one gone to rest. Miss you always, forget you never. God bless. Myrtle read more

  • Margaret Susan THEOBALD

    Margaret Susan THEOBALD 25 years 16th April In our hearts you will always live, The dearest Wife and Mother God could give. Love from Peter, Rachel, Charlotte & Marcus read more

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