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Power to the pedestrians: Proposed new crossings will mean 10 car parking spaces will be lost

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:30am Friday 31st October 2014

Proposals to narrow Halstead’s High Street to make it easier to cross will mean up to 10 car parking spaces could be lost.

Fourth fish and chip shop in Halstead given the go-ahead

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A fourth fish and chip shop will come to Halstead despite residents’ fears that it could become a magnet for anti-social behaviour.

Cancer patient was wrongly told his disease was inoperable

Braintree and Witham Times: Broomfield Hospital was too unsafe for Harrison Ward to stay

5:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A cancer sufferer living in the Braintree district was only offered £500 in compensation after he was incorrectly told his disease was inoperable.

Witham granddad died after nurses failed to connect him to heart monitor properly

Braintree and Witham Times: Broomfield Hospital was too unsafe for Harrison Ward to stay

8:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

A granddad who died of a suspected heart attack could have survived if he had been hooked up to a monitor correctly, an inquest heard.

New minibus route from Sible Hedingham to Sudbury will be funded by Premdor developer

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

Villagers will soon be able to travel further afield, thanks to a £50,000 investment in a new bus service. 

'We fear that Halstead's 4th fish and chip shop could attract anti-social behaviour'

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Residents fear that a fourth fish and shop in Halstead could become a magnet for criminal and anti-social behaviour.

Two Witham men arrested on suspicion of GBH after brawl outside Bar Sport

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:20am Monday 27th October 2014

Two men have been arrested following a brawl outside a sports bar.

Wanted man arrested for breaching court order relating to burglary

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

9:25am Friday 24th October 2014

A man who was wanted for breaching a court order relating to burglary has been arrested.

Doctors at crisis point: Braintree GPs' mounting pressures mean they are "absolutely overwhelmed"

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:47am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Patient-focused doctors could soon be history amid mounting pressures such as lack of funding and a growing population, claims a Braintree GP.

Nuisance drunks are spoiling Witham's image, say traders and residents

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:50am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Nuisance drunks urinating on benches and verbally abusing shoppers on Witham’s high street are ruining the town’s image, say traders and residents.

50 jobs to come to Witham after deal struck with firm in China

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A new solar panel company will bring 50 jobs to Witham.

Raffle tickets for huge Christmas hamper go on sale

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Raffle tickets are on sale to win a huge Christmas hamper.

Free parking to come to Witham on special event days?

Braintree and Witham Times: Bill Rose has resigned from Braintree Council

3:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Town councillors are hoping to bring in free parking in Witham on special event days, such as the puppet festival.

Mount Chambers doctors surgery to move within two years if plans are approved

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

A new doctors surgery to treat 16,000 patients could be opened within two years if plans are approved.

Shopkeeper celebrates 30 year anniversary after healthy lifestyle works wonders

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

When Ron Sambridge stopped eating dairy to help his asthma, it led to a whole new healthy lifestyle.

Heartless burglars steal wedding ring from Braintree home

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

5:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

Heartless burglars have stolen a nine carat gold wedding ring from a house in Braintree.

Company which runs Old Deanery told to improve welfare of residents at another care home

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

The company that runs a care home at the centre of abuse allegations has been told to improve the care and welfare of residents at another of its homes.

Roadworks bring Witham to a standstill causing businesses to suffer

Braintree and Witham Times: Russell Davis

5:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Roadworks caused businesses to suffer after Witham was brought to a standstill.

Do you know this man?

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:01pm Monday 20th October 2014

Police are searching for this man in connection with the theft of £100 worth of lottery scratchcards from a petrol station.

Arsonists set fire to garden fence in Witham

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Arsonists set fire to a garden fence causing £100 worth of damage.

Paige, 18, who works at Hatfield Peverel firm, is council's 3000th apprentice

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A teenager working at a Hatfield Peverel firm is the county council’s 3,000th apprentice.

Small amount of cannabis found in Earls Colne pub

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

3:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A man has been reported for possession of cannabis after a search warrant was carried out at an Earls Colne pub.

Police search for shoplifter who targeted Halstead clothing store

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

3:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Police are searching for a shoplifter who stole from a women’s clothing store in Halstead.

Portable cabin village shop plans given the green light

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree district:

3:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Plans to build a new village shop in a portable cabin have been given the green light.

Burglars steal property from home in Clare Road, Braintree

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

10:29am Thursday 16th October 2014

Police officers are searching for burglars who targeted a Braintree home yesterday.

Mum set to launch official complaint after 20 minute wait for ambulance when son stopped breathing

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A worried mum is set to launch an official complaint after she waited 20 minutes for an ambulance when her young son had an epileptic fit and stopped breathing.

Arson victim fears attacker will never be caught 15 months on

Braintree and Witham Times: Halstead: Mum overwhelmed by donations after blaze

3:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

An arson victim fears that the attacker will never be caught more than a year after she fled from her burning house with her children.

Halstead vicar announces retirement after 14 years

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A vicar has announced he is retiring after 14 years of serving Halstead’s congregation.

Thieves break into car to steal two PlayStation games

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

5:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

PlayStation games worth £60 have been stolen from a car.

Grill fire forces sandwich shop to close

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Staff and customers rushed out of a Braintree sandwich shop after a grill caught fire.

Braintree hospital staff set up picket lines over pay row

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Hospital staff set up picket lines for the NHS’s first day of strike action in more than 30 years.

£3k award offered to catch Wayne's acid attackers

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:08pm Monday 13th October 2014

A £3,000 reward is being offered by Crimestoppers for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those who threw acid on a Witham man. persons responsible for a corrosive liquid attack on a man in Witham.

Residents recycled more than 30,000 tonnes of household waste last year

Braintree and Witham Times: The ‘Recycle+’ system is part of the Council’s work to increase recycling rates in the borough, to help hit the Welsh Government’s strict statutory targets for recycling and composting.

3:00pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

Residents in the Braintree district recycled more than 30,000 tonnes of household waste last year - coming third highest in the county.

War memorial including all the names of fallen WW1 heroes is finally unveiled

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Monday 6th October 2014

A memorial including all the names of fallen heroes who died during the First World War has been unveiled to mark the centenary of the war’s outbreak.

'We're not that miserable' says Halstead residents after survey results

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Sunday 5th October 2014

Residents in the Braintree district are among the least happy in Essex, according to a new wellbeing survey.

Engineer Vicky shows her metal by scooping national award

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Saturday 4th October 2014

A female engineer has beaten the boys at their own game by scooping a top national award for her work.

Museum recognises Little Henny soldier's photos from WW1

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

Previously unseen photographs of a soldier’s time fighting in the First World War are being recognised by a national museum 100 years later.

Care home still failing to protect residents, says care watchdog

Braintree and Witham Times: We’re going to restore faith vows under-fire Braintree care home

8:20am Thursday 9th October 2014

Staff at Braintree’s largest care home have been accused of not doing enough to safeguard residents from abuse.

Music tutor banned from teaching indefinitely after spying on woman in shower

Braintree and Witham Times: Churchman who filmed woman in the toilet avoids jail

5:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A freelance music tutor has been barred from teaching indefinitely admitting that he secretly filmed a woman showering and going to the toilet.

Residents in Braintree recycled 30,000 tonnes of household waste last year

Braintree and Witham Times: The ‘Recycle+’ system is part of the Council’s work to increase recycling rates in the borough, to help hit the Welsh Government’s strict statutory targets for recycling and composting.

5:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

Residents in the Braintree district recycled more than 30,000 tonnes of household waste last year - coming third highest in the county.

Heart disease sufferer George hopes blood level checking machines will be available on the NHS

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A man who uses a machine to check his blood levels after he was born with a rare type of heart disease is hoping people can soon use them for free on the NHS.

Cressing Parish Council to draw up neighbourhood plan about proposed housing

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Monday 6th October 2014

Cressing Parish Council is hoping to draw up a neighbourhood plan so villagers can have more of a say on housing proposals near to them.

Happiness proves hard to find in the Braintree district says report

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Sunday 5th October 2014

Residents in the Braintree district are among the least happy in Essex, according to a new wellbeing survey.

Do you live in Witham? You may have walked past David Cameron without realising

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Saturday 4th October 2014

If you live in Witham, you may have walked past David Cameron without realising it.

Parisian-style town square ideal for outdoor dining could come to Witham

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

A Parisian-style town square ideal for outdoor dining, market stalls and pop-up shops could be on the cards for Witham.

Acid attack victim Wayne meets paramedics who were first on the scene

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:56pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A dad-of-two who was scarred for life after he had acid thrown in his face has thanked the paramedics who swiftly came to his aid.

Campaigners against proposed electricity substation ready to launch next stage of protest

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Campaigners against a proposed huge new electricity substation on land near Halstead are in talks with councils to launch the next stage of their protest.

Optician conned patients out of £12,000 by giving them cheaper lenses

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

An optician from Bures conned people out of more than £12,000 by supplying them with inferior lenses.

Community bus to include Halstead Hospital stop

Braintree and Witham Times: Halstead Hospital

3:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Owners of a community bus are hoping to extend their route to include Halstead’s hospital.

Planning application submitted to reopen Halstead's public toilets

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Plans have been officially submitted to reopen public toilets in Halstead.

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