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  • Dance show for charity

    A new dance academy is putting on a show to raise money for charity. read more


    SHELOCK, Margaret Mary. Of Braintree. Passed away at Braintree Nursing Home on 4th June 2008 aged 86 years. Loving Wife of the late Herbert Shelock, dear Mother of Christopher, Camilla, Adrian and Gregory and a much loved Grandmother and Great Grandmother. The Funeral Service will take place at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Braintree on Monday 14th July at 2.00pm followed by interment at Braintree Cemetery. Immediate family flowers only please, donations preferred for The Multiple Sclerosis Trust may be sent to Janet C. Davies Funeral Director at Fern House, 72 Coggeshall Road, Braintree. CM7 9BY. Tel. 01376 339300 read more


    EVERITT, Francis Walter 'Dick'. Aged 75 years. Died suddenly 28th June 2008. Brother to Pearl and friend to many. Funeral service Tuesday 8th July 2008 at Colchester Crematorium at 11.00am Family flowers only but donations if desired to British Korean Veterans Association C/O A. Birkin & Sons, Market End, Coggeshall CO6 1NH. 01376 561316 read more


    HARPER, Roy Ernest John. Passed away peacefully in Colchester General Hospital on Monday 30th June 2008. Beloved Husband of the late Rosie, dearly loved Dad to David, much loved Dad-in-law to Julie and a wonderful Grandad to Lisa and Aaron. Funeral Service to be held at Colchester Crematorium on Friday 11th July 2008 at 1.15 pm. Family flowers only please but donations if desired to the Parkinsons Disease Society may be sent to Derek Holmes Funeral Service c/o Daniel Robinson & Sons, 52 Trinity Street, Halstead, Essex CO9 1GB. Tel: (01787) 469222. read more


    Vicky & Grant RUSH WILSON. Congratulations on the birth of SCARLET on 24th June. 7lb 1oz. A baby Sister for Harrison. Love Mum, Dad, Emma & Steve Lizzy & Jack xxx read more


    Maureen WOODWARD. Happy 60th birthday! With all our love today and always. From Derek, Steven, Antonia, Emma & Ian xx read more


    Victoria KEIGHLEY. 5.7.08. Happy 18th birthday. Love Mum, Dad, Jenny, Neil, Lisa, Carl & Liam x x read more


    Daniel NEWLOVE. 4th July 2008. Happy 18th Birthday Daniel. Love from Mum, Dad and Jake xxx read more

  • Bryan Fitch

    LOOK WHO'S 60! Bryan FITCH. Happy Birthday, 7th July. All my love Sue also Sam, Martyn, Zoe, Chelsea & Jordan xxxxxx read more


    Shauni BYRNE. 3rd July. Happy 16th Birthday! Love Mum, Dad & Miley xxx read more


    Nikita SANSUM. Happy Birthday 3rd July. Lots of Love Mum, Dad, Zac, Kieran & CJ xx read more


    Kelly JOHNSON'S first taste of alcohol. Happy 18th Birthday! Love Jo and Hen read more


    Sam HOLLOCKS. Congratulations Sam on your 18th Birthday, 10th July 2008. Be happy always. All our love Nan, Grandad & Grandad Cyril read more


    JOSH ESTLEA. 4th July. Happy Birthday to the little prince who's growing up fast! Lots of love from Mum, Dad, Katrina & Danielle read more


    Jade CLARK HAPPY BIRTHDAY. We've Done It !! read more


    SMITH, Richard Ward (Dick). Of Braintree. Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his home on 27th June 2008. A wonderful Dad, Granddad, Great Granddad and Father-in-Law. The Funeral Service will take place at The Holy Cross Church, Felsted on Tuesday, 8th July at 2.00pm, followed by interment. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, for The MacMillan Nurses Fund, c/o Janet C. Davies Funeral Director at Fern House, 72 Coggeshall Road, Braintree, CM7 9BY. Tel: 01376 339300. read more

  • Margaret Crysell

    CRYSELL, Margaret. Of Bradwell. Passed away peacefully in hospital on 26th June 2008, aged 78 years. Loving Wife of Graham, dear Mother of John and Andrew, Mother-in-Law of Jean and a much-loved Grandma of Emma, Rebecca and Victoria, and a dear Friend to all who knew her. The Funeral Service will take place at Holy Trinity Church, Bradwell on Friday, 11th July at 11am, followed by burial in the churchyard. Flowers welcome, or donations for Cancer Research UK may be sent to Janet C. Davies Funeral Director at Fern House, 72 Coggeshall Road, Braintree, CM7 9BY. Tel: 01376 33930 read more


    TEMPLE, Peter John. 2.7.07. Treasured memories of our dear Uncle Pete. Always in our thoughts, Susan, Karl, Tyrone, Travis, Tiffany and Stuart. read more


    TEMPLE, Peter John. 2.7.07. In loving memory of dear Pete. Always in our thoughts. Love you and miss you. Your everloving Wife Jean and all the family. read more


    CLARK, Mabel. 1-7-07. Miss You. Forever in our thoughts Stan & Win read more


    DAVEY, Mavis Evelyn. 3.7.97. Always in our thoughts. Time passes but memories stay, As near and dear as yesterday, Gone are the days we used to share, But in our hearts you are always there Graham, Madeleine, Mary & Jack read more


    Stephanie GASON. Congratulations on your 1st Class (Hons) Degree in Law. Well Done love. Mum & Dad read more


    CROUCH, Fred. Sue, Neil and Mark would like to say thank you to all relatives,friends and neighbours for the cards, flowers and donations received in Fred's memory. Special thanks to all who attended the funeral and to Peter Bethge for a wonderful service. Also thanks to Gill and G. Collins & Sons for their kindness and help with the funeral arrangements. read more


    LAWRENCE, Sheila. The family would like to thank everyone who attended the funeral service in such large numbers. Thanks also for the many cards, messages of sympathy and flowers received. A special thank you to the Reverend Geoff Bayliss for a wonderful service and to Derek and Kate at Daniel Robinson & Sons for their help and understanding at this sad time. Sheila was a very special lady and she will be sadly missed by her family and many friends. Please accept this as our most sincere acknowledgment. read more


    LOVELL, Joyce. Mike, Rosie & Brian wish to thank all of our wonderful relatives, friends and neighbours for their kindness and support on the sad loss of our Mum. Special thanks to everyone at the Freshwell Health Centre: Doctors, Nurses, District Nurses, Receptionists & Dispensary Staff for all the care and support that Mum received over the years. Thanks also to Roy Gwinnell (G.W. Hardy & Sons) and the Rev. Colin Wilson for the funeral arrangements and service. read more


    Ruby CHAMBERS. Would like to thank most sincerely EVERYONE who visited and sent cards and letters to her while she was in hospital. Your care and kindness is so much appreciated. read more


    WELTON, Dennis. Of Kelvedon. Passed away 24th June 2008, aged 72 years. A loving Husband, Dad and Grandad, who will be sadly missed. The Funeral Service will take place at All Saints Church, Feering, on Thursday 3rd July 2008 at 11am, followed by interment. Family flowers only please, donations preferred for "Essex Air Ambulance or Cancer Research UK" c/o Janet C.Davies Funeral Director at Victoria House, Trews Gardens, Kelvedon, Essex, CO5 9AQ. Telephone 01376 573691. read more


    GREEN, Reginald Francis (of Hartford End). 19/05/1920 - 28/06/2008. Passed away peacefully following a short illness. Funeral to be arranged. All enquiries to Co-Operative Funeral Services 01245 353978. read more


    Neil BONIFACE. Happy 30th Birthday, 6th July. With all our love Claire, Dane & all the family xxx read more

  • Richardson holds his nerve

    Braintree Golf Club's 2008 Championship went right down to the wire. read more

  • Pease prevails at club championship

    County champion Jenny Pease was victorious again at Braintree Golf Club ladies section's annual Club Championship. read more

  • Rays worn down by Old Timers

    A weakened Braintree Rays team were beaten 23-13 by Old Timers in Enfield. read more

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