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Calls for new crossing near Braintree academy after pupil injured

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:00am Friday 1st May 2015

Campaigners are appealing for a new crossing to be installed near a Braintree academy after a pupil was injured in a car crash.

'We're being forced to pay council tax on a home we cannot live in'

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:31pm Thursday 30th April 2015

A family whose home was flooded more than half a year ago has been forced to pay council tax on a house they cannot live in.

Care home slammed in shocking report: soiled bed sheets, resident gone without a bath for two weeks and poor hygiene

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:00am Friday 1st May 2015

A care home left residents in soiled bed sheets, dirty chairs and at risk of infection, inspectors have found.

Fatal crash site is set to receive safety improvements

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:41am Thursday 30th April 2015

Plans will be drawn up to improve safety on the site of a fatal road collision following a £4,000 funding award.

Burglars steal community hero's prized cameras while he slept

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:09am Thursday 30th April 2015

A community hero has been left in a state of shock after burglars broke into his home while he was asleep and stole cameras worth £800.

Vets who saved Gizmo's life want to raise £11,000 to treat critically-ill Lara

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:22pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

Vets who helped save a foal on the brink of death is appealing for help to raise £11,000 to treat a critically-ill mare.

Witham's Oxfam shop appeals for volunteers

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:01am Wednesday 29th April 2015

Oxfam is appealing for volunteers to join its charity shop in Witham.

Ambulance crew member from Braintree meets man whose life she saved

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Wednesday 29th April 2015

An ambulance crew member from Braintree has been reunited with a man she helped save after he suffered from a cardiac arrest.

Charity volunteers turn into fugitives for the day to raise money for charity

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:56am Wednesday 29th April 2015

Charity volunteers turned into fugitives as they fled from prison penniless and toured London in 15 hours.

'When I turned 50, I had never even run for the bus. Now I'm addicted!'

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:14am Tuesday 28th April 2015

Before Craig Vernon turned 50 a year ago, he had never run once - not even for the bus.

Driving instructor raises £1,500 for charity by tackling mud race

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:07am Tuesday 28th April 2015

A driving instructor waded through yards of sticky mud all in the name of charity.

300 new jobs at Stansted Airport after 12 cafes, bars and restaurants unveiled in departure lounge expansion

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:20pm Monday 27th April 2015

Three hundred jobs have been created at Stansted Airport after twelve new cafes, bars and restaurants were unveiled.

Witham's academies will NOT merge, it has been decided

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:21pm Monday 27th April 2015

A proposed merger of both of Witham's academies has been scrapped, it has been announced today.

Expansion to Witham's Asda will create 10 jobs

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:45am Monday 27th April 2015

An expansion to Witham’s Asda will create 10 new jobs for residents in the town.

Aldi store bid for Great Notley 'would hit district's job prospects'

Braintree and Witham Times: GENERIC STOCK ...General View of Aldi store in Gateacre Village, LiverpoolPRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday November 10, 2014. See PA story . Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire (21088810)

9:00am Friday 24th April 2015

Plans to build a discount supermarket on a business park in Great Notley will hamper employment in the district, it is feared.

Villagers 'escape' from prison and make it to Turkey in 15 hours

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Friday 24th April 2015

Villagers turned into penniless fugitives when they successfully made it to the Turkish coast from Chelmsford prison within 15 hours.

Owners of Halstead Indian restaurant face £100k fine for employing 5 illegal immigrants

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:00am Friday 24th April 2015

Owners of an Indian restaurant face a £100,000 fine for employing five illegal immigrants.

Alec Hunter head: We're on the right track after improved Ofsted rating

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:21am Thursday 23rd April 2015

Staff and students at a Braintree academy are celebrating no longer being rated as “inadequate” by education watchdog Ofsted.

Village PCSO is 'still very much an option'

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

4:39pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015

Villagers have pledged to continue looking into funding their own Police Community Support Officer despite huge costs.

Seven councillors from Sible Hedingham Parish Council decide to not stand for re-election

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:35pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015

More than half a village’s parish council have opted to quit and not stand again for re-election.

PICTURES: Primary school pupils enjoy a day of spring-filled fun

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:32am Wednesday 22nd April 2015

Primary school pupils enjoyed a day of spring-filled fun as they learnt more about season’s changes to nature.

Marathon effort for mum as she raises more than £1,600 at charity quiz night

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:09am Wednesday 22nd April 2015

A mum-of-three has undergone a marathon effort to raise more than £4,000 for the Brain Tumour Charity.

CCTV image: Brazen shoplifter walks out of pharmacy with perfume worth £150 in her arms

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:05pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

A brazen shoplifter walked out of a pharmacy with £150 worth of perfumes in her arms.

Friends of teenage musician killed in car crash to hold charity concert

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:01pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

Friends of a talented teenage musician killed in a head-on car crash will hold a music concert in his memory.

The Old Deanery rebranded as the New Deanery as new owners invest hundreds of thousands of pounds

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:48pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

A care home at the centre of an alleged abuse scandal has unveiled a new look and name since it was featured in BBC’s Panorama about a year ago.

Air ambulance tasked to Braintree to help woman in cardiac arrest

Braintree and Witham Times: The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance EC 135 helicopterPix submitted by Tracy Bartram, on: Tracy.Bartram@dsairambulance.org.uk (19357472)

12:21pm Monday 20th April 2015

The air ambulance flew a woman in her 60s in cardiac arrest to hospital.

Firefighters on scene of 200 tonne straw sack on fire

Braintree and Witham Times: ONGAR: Fire on school roof

8:43am Monday 20th April 2015

Firefighters are tackling a fire which engulfed a 200 tonne straw sack.

Firefighters tackle shower on fire

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:14pm Sunday 19th April 2015

Firefighters tackled a fire which broke out in a shower.

Hundreds of pounds raised for Essex Air Ambulance during sponsored river walk

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:10pm Sunday 19th April 2015

More than £1,000 was raised for Essex Air Ambulance during a sponsored walk along Witham’s river banks.

Classic cars showcased at Colne Valley Railway vintage rally

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:06pm Sunday 19th April 2015

Vehicle enthusiasts showcased their classic cars at a vintage rally.

Cafe owner hopes for more CCTV cameras following stream of vandalism

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:00am Sunday 19th April 2015

Cafe owners are hoping for more CCTV cameras and regular police patrols following a stream of criminal damage.

Cycle instructors on hand to help Braintree bikers every Saturday

Braintree and Witham Times: Cycle path sign, bicycle, cycling

3:14pm Saturday 18th April 2015

Fully-qualified cycle instructors will be on hand to offer expert advice to adults in Braintree.

Kind-hearted strangers help find family's lost dog

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:00pm Saturday 18th April 2015

A family are over the moon after they found their missing dog thanks to the help of hundreds of kind-hearted strangers.

Crittall Windows donates £9,000 to Brainwave children's charity

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:04pm Saturday 18th April 2015

A children's charity has been handed a £9,000 cheque by Witham firm Crittall Windows.

We're outstanding! Children celebrate as Ofsted gives nursery highest rating

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:00pm Saturday 18th April 2015

Children are jumping for joy after their nursery was given the highest ever Ofsted rating for the first time in its history.

Can Witham woman Jodie help solve Matthew's disappearance?

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:55am Saturday 18th April 2015

The parents of a roofer, who went missing from Kent five years ago, hope a Witham woman could provide the key to solving their son’s disappearance.

Police visit Kelvedon primary school pupils to warn of stranger danger

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:04pm Friday 17th April 2015

Police visited primary school pupils in Kelvedon to warn them of stranger danger.

Former NatWest bank in Sible Hedingham could become pop-up shop

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:33pm Thursday 16th April 2015

Twenty thousand pounds has been allocated to renovate a former village bank into a pop-up shop for fledgling businesses.

Two cars collide in Blackmore End near Wethersfield this morning

Braintree and Witham Times: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

10:06am Thursday 16th April 2015

Ambulance crews were sent to a two car collision in Blackmore End this morning.

Grandmother's heartbreak as pet chihuahua is killed by greyhound

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Thursday 16th April 2015

A grandmother has been left heartbroken after a dog killed her beloved pet Chihuahua during a walk in Witham.

GP surgery still hopes to move to proposed leisure complex in Braintree despite delays

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:03pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

A GP surgery is still planning to move to a new leisure and restaurant complex, despite lengthy negotiations holding up the project.

Reunion on the cards to mark 60th anniversary of Braintree District Mencap Society

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

Sixty years ago, a small group of parents gathered in a Braintree living room.

House building firm hope to build new offices, creating 50 jobs, at Bramston Sports Centre site

Braintree and Witham Times: Bramston Sports Centre

2:44pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

A house building firm hopes to build a new office building at a former leisure centre site in Witham, creating 50 new jobs.

Police to step up patrols to tackle purse thieves at Braintree supermarkets

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

5:27pm Monday 13th April 2015

Police will be patrolling supermarkets in Braintree following a spate of purse thefts.

Crimestoppers offers £5k reward for information after Rayne couple were threatened with knife at home

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:09am Monday 13th April 2015

Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information on an aggravated burglary when a couple were threatened with a knife. 

Mum to tackle Paris Marathon today for Danaher animal home

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Sunday 12th April 2015

A Braintree mum has so much love for animals that she is running a marathon for them.

Oversubscribed village GP surgery cannot cope with 350 more homes, warns NHS

Braintree and Witham Times: NHS

9:00am Sunday 12th April 2015

AN already over-subscribed doctor’s surgery in Silver End cannot cope with the influx of 350 homes without expanding, the NHS has warned.

Band release song about growing up in Witham

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Saturday 11th April 2015

A talented group of musicians, who have performed infront of 10,000 people, are releasing a single about growing up in Witham.

American Kellogg descendant to visit Braintree this weekend to trace her ancestor's footsteps

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:47pm Friday 10th April 2015

An American descendant of the famous Kellogg family has been surprised with a trip to Braintree to walk in the footsteps of her ancestors.

Motorcyclist injured after coming off bike in Braintree this morning

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:37am Friday 10th April 2015

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital after coming off his bike in Braintree this morning.

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