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  • Woman released from bail after she was arrested in connection with stabbing in Witham Braintree and Witham Times:

    A woman has been released from police bail after she was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm following a stabbing. read more

  • Braintree Freeport hopes to build huge DIY store and smaller shops in existing car park Braintree and Witham Times:

    Braintree Freeport wants to build a huge new DIY warehouse and garden centre in its existing car park. read more

  • Effort criticism leaves Devonshire riled Braintree and Witham Times:

    Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire hit back at his team’s critics as they ended two long waits with an important win against Wrexham. read more

  • Recovery will be the key for Strutton Braintree and Witham Times:

    Charlie Strutton will be looking after himself this week to make sure he is ready for Braintree Town’s Vanarama Conference Premier trip to AFC Telford United on Saturday. read more

  • VIDEO: Antiques dealer releases CCTV footage of thief who stole £6k haul of silverware Braintree and Witham Times:

    This brazen thief stole thousands of pounds of rare silver in less than three minutes. read more

  • Witham GP services get clean bill of health Braintree and Witham Times:

    GP services in Witham are among the best in the district, according to a new ratings system. read more

  • Overwhelming 'no' to plans to increase number of planes using flightpath over the Braintree district Braintree and Witham Times:

    An overwhelming majority of people have opposed plans that could triple the number of planes flying over the Braintree district. read more

  • Four teens arrested after deliberate fire tore through 1,000 tonne hay bale

    Four boys from Coggeshall have been arrested after a deliberate blaze destroyed 1,000 tonnes of hay.  read more

  • Man found dead at roadside near A120

    A man was found dead on a roadside in Dunmow. read more

  • One academy in Witham could close if merger plans are not supported, warns governors Braintree and Witham Times:

    School governors have warned that one of Witham’s academies could shut if parents do not support a proposed merger.  read more

  • Tens of thousands of Braintree GP patients at risk of poor care Braintree and Witham Times:

    More than 40,000 patients in Braintree are at risk of receiving poor care from their GPs, according to a new ratings system created by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). read more

  • Dolores BLOOMFIELD

    BLOOMFIELD Dolores Passed away peacefully on 2nd November 2014, aged 72 years. Much loved by all her family from near and far. Funeral Service to take place at Three Counties Crematorium on Tuesday 25th November at 2pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired, payable to “British Heart Foundation” may be sent c/o Janet C Davies Funeral Directors, Fern House, 72 Coggeshall Road, Braintree, CM7 9BY. Tel: 01376 339300. read more

  • Elizabeth (Betty) Clark

    CLARK Elizabeth (Betty) Passed away peacefully on 9th November 2014, aged 87 years. Much loved Mum, Grandma, Great-Grandma and Great-Great-Grandma Funeral service to take place at Three Counties Crematorium on Thursday 4th December at 2pm. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired, payable to "Braintree Mencap", may be sent c/o Janet C. Davies Funeral Director, Fern House, 72 Coggeshall Road, Braintree, CM7 9BY. Tel: 01376 339300 read more

  • Avril Eileen WREN

    WREN Avril Eileen Died Peacefully on 9th November 2014, aged 69 years. Funeral Service will take place at Three Counties Crematorium on Monday 24th November 2014 at 11am. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, via the “Donate in Memory” website or cheques payable to “Cancer Research UK” may be sent to Janet C Davies Funeral Directors, Fern House, 72 Coggeshall Road, Braintree, CM7 9BY. Telephone 01376 339300. read more

  • Yvonne (Bonnie) LILLYWHITE

    LILLYWHITE Yvonne (Bonnie) Passed away peacefully at home on 7th November 2014. Loving Mother and Grandmother. For all enquiries, please call Daniel Robinson & Sons, 01371 874518. read more

  • Rob HIRD

    HIRD Rob Sadly passed away on 7th November 2014, aged 56 years. He will be deeply missed by his loving Family and Friends. Funeral Service will be held at Chelmsford Crematorium on Thursday 27th November at 12.30pm. Family flowers only, donations made payable to ‘Cancer Research UK’may be sent c/o Daniel Robinson & Sons, 7 Manor Street, Braintree, CM7 3HW. Tel: 01376 320582. read more

  • Ann Cecilia Mary ROLLS

    Ann Cecilia Mary ROLLS Beloved wife and mother, passed away peacefully at home on 11 November 2014. Well known in Braintree as a calligraphy teacher, artist and woodcarver, former school governor and tirelessly active in her local community and parish, Ann will be fondly missed by all those who loved her, and whose lives she touched. The funeral will take place at 10 am on Thursday 27 November 2014 at Our Lady Queen of Peace, The Avenue, Braintree. The family have asked that no flowers be sent and instead that anyone who wishes to should send donations for the Farleigh Hospice or the Brentwood Catholic Children's Society care of Chelmsford Star Co-operative Funeral Services, 6 Clare Road, Braintree, Essex, CM7 2PA. read more

  • Henry Robert (Harry) Holloway

    HOLLOWAY Henry Robert (Harry) Passed away after a long illness, courageously borne. Beloved husband of Vicky and devoted father to Katherine, Barbara, Gillian and Stephen. A loving grandfather to Lewis, Tabitha and Natasha. Funeral service to be held at Chelmsford Crematorium on Friday 28th November 2014 at 10:30am. Family flowers only please; donations if desired to Royal British Legion, c/o G. Collins & Sons Funeral Directors, 4 The Street, White Notley, Witham, CM8 1RH. Tel: 01376 583750 read more

  • Walter Letch

    LETCH Walter Sadly passed away 13th November 2014. Will be missed dearly by all his family & friends. Cremation to be held at Three Counties Crematorium, High Garrett, Braintree on 24th November 2014 at 3pm. No flowers please. read more

  • Stanley & Margaret LADKIN

    Stanley & Margaret LADKIN Congratulations Mum & Dad on your Diamond Wedding Anniversary on 20th November. With love from Cheryl, Jane, Bridget, Paul, Ian, Clare and Metin. read more

  • Norman James HUNWICK

    HUNWICK Norman James Ann would like to thank everyone who attended her Dad's service and for all messages of sympathy and support, cards and donations. Special thanks to Reverend Thom for the lovely service, all relatives, friends and neighbours for support both during her dad's illness and after his death and to Janet Davies for her care and guidance. read more

  • John SMITH

    John SMITH Happy 80th Birthday on 25th November. Hope you have a great day. All our love Maureen, Graham, Sally, Teresa, Dave, Lisa and Simon xxx. 80 read more

  • Roy Bloomfield

    Roy BLOOMFIELD Died 20th November 2013 A light went out the day you died. From sister Pauline and family. xxx read more

  • Ivy Rose Smith

    In Everloving Memory Of Ivy Rose SMITH 17.11.11 Thank you for all the memories you left behind. Love from Gerald, Julie, Chris & family, Yvonne, Graham & family. read more

  • Peter John Brown

    Peter John BROWN 21.11.2011 Remembering a loving Husband and Dad. Always in our thoughts Forever in our hearts. Miss you so much Glenda and Jonathan xxxx read more

  • Barbara Fryatt

    FRYATT Barbara 23.11.10 Always in our thoughts. Missed every day. Ken, Garry, Cheryl & Shawnee. read more

  • Francis Leslie (Frank) Parker

    PARKER Francis Leslie (Frank) On 7th November 2014, aged 93 years. Beloved Husband of the late Audrey, Father of Graham & Pip, Grandad of Paul, Chris, Jon & Mark and Great Grandad of Amy, Chloe & Ben. Funeral Service at Bocking End Congregational Church on Thursday 4th December at 2.00pm, followed by interment. No flowers please. Donations, if desired, for the RAF Benevolent Fund, c/o G. Collins & Sons, 4 The Street, White Notley, Witham, CM8 1RH. Tel 01376 583750 read more

  • Lorry driver spotted watching TV while driving on the A12 during massive police road safety operation Braintree and Witham Times: Calls for better planning to prevent gridlock when A12 closes

    A LORRY driver was spotted watching a TV while driving on the A12 during one of the biggest road safety campaigns ever carried out by Essex Police. read more

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