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Woman charged with assisting offender after man went missing with boy, 3, from Great Notley

Braintree and Witham Times: Essex Police have closed the road

5:00pm Tuesday 30th June 2015

A woman has been charged with assisting an offender after a man went missing with a three-year-old child from Great Notley on May 2.

Nimble-fingered Doreen continues to play Mozart on the piano as she celebrates her 100th birthday today

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:13pm Tuesday 30th June 2015

Nimble-fingered Doreen Davies continues to play Mozart and Beethoven on the piano at a staggering 100 years old.

Witham primary school headteacher launches petition to make street safer

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:31pm Tuesday 30th June 2015

A headteacher has launched a petition for safer crossings near to a primary school after two pupils were hit by cars within weeks of each other.

Vintage buses take passengers on a trip down memory lane for Moores Brothers anniversary celebrations

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:28pm Tuesday 30th June 2015

Vintage buses transported villagers on journeys from a bygone time in a special one-off event to celebrate the 200th anniversary of a Kelvedon and Feering firm.

Build a GP surgery on new housing estate in Witham, developer urged

Braintree and Witham Times: The NHS in England was founded in 1948

3:21pm Tuesday 30th June 2015

Calls have been made for developers to build a new GP surgery in a 370-home estate in Witham after suggesting a pharmacy instead.

50 jobs to come to Braintree as new restaurant will be built at leisure park

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:19pm Monday 29th June 2015

Fifty jobs will be created after planning permission was granted to build a new restaurant at a leisure park next to Braintree Freeport.

Plans submitted to demolish scout hut and build block of flats

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:15pm Monday 29th June 2015

Plans have been submitted to demolish a scout hut building and replace it with a block of flats.

Police investigate two attempted shed burglaries in Rayne

Braintree and Witham Times: Essex Police have closed the road

9:04am Monday 29th June 2015

Police are investigating two attempted shed burglaries close to School Road in Rayne.

Police investigate five burglaries in one day in Halstead

Braintree and Witham Times: Essex Police have closed the road

8:42am Monday 29th June 2015

Burglars broke into five houses in Halstead in one day. 

Brave teenager raises hundreds of pounds for charity in memory of her dad

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Saturday 27th June 2015

A brave teenager has raised hundreds of pounds for charity in memory of her dad, who died from a severe lung disease aged just 55.

Recovering alcoholic who couldn't get out of bed without a drink to climb mountains to mark 3 years sober

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:06pm Friday 26th June 2015

A recovering alcoholic who was once unable to even get up to walk his dog without a drink will climb the three highest mountains in the UK to mark three years sober.

A12 blocked at Hatfield Peverel due to jack-knifed lorry

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

12:13pm Friday 26th June 2015

Queues are forming on the A12 after a lorry and a car collided at Boreham.

Hedge fire in Braintree was started deliberately, say fire investigators

Braintree and Witham Times: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

10:00am Friday 26th June 2015

Firefighters tackled a hedge fire in Braintree last night, which was started deliberately.

New headteacher vows to create two outstanding schools in Witham

Braintree and Witham Times: Maltings Academy principal John Szynal

8:56am Friday 26th June 2015

The new executive headteacher of both of Witham’s academies has pledged to offer more GCSE subjects to create two “outstanding” schools.

Witham in Bloom to fold at the end of the year

Braintree and Witham Times: Witham: Garden competitions still on, says organiser

4:55pm Thursday 25th June 2015

A long-standing floral tradition in Witham is set to come to an end after 15 years after an organiser has announced her retirement.

Budding fashion designers showcase masterpieces at George Yard catwalk

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:18pm Thursday 25th June 2015

Lights, camera, fashion!

Antiques centre raiders 'have got away with it' - pair spared jail after stealing £3k worth of silver

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:05pm Thursday 25th June 2015

An auction boss has asked “Where is the justice?” after thieves who stole a £3k haul of silver from an antiques centre avoided jail.

Former postie disabled in car crash back to work thanks to charity

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:57pm Thursday 25th June 2015

A former postwoman who was left disabled in a car crash now has a new lease of life thanks to a charity helping her get back to work.

Bypass and new roundabout plans for Galleys Corner to cut jams and accidents

Braintree and Witham Times: The money could also be used to improve Galleys Corner roundabout

9:18am Thursday 25th June 2015

Highways bosses are considering "drastic" plans to create a Braintree bypass allowing most motorists to avoid the notorious Galleys Corner, the Times can reveal.

Police helicopter tasked to search for missing boy, 13, from Braintree - found safe and well

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:25pm Wednesday 24th June 2015

A police helicopter was scrambled to search above Braintree after a 13-year-old boy went missing from his Braintree home.

Braintree teenagers get to grips with being a firefighter

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:43am Wednesday 24th June 2015

Grappling with fire hoses, running up ladders and saving victims with rope hoists.

Motorists urged to be vigilant as catalytic converter thieves target Braintree district

Braintree and Witham Times: Essex Police have closed the road

9:40am Wednesday 24th June 2015

Police are urging motorists to remain vigilant after catalytic converter thefts are on the rise in the district.

Vandals rip seat covers as they steal from car parked in Witham

Braintree and Witham Times: Essex Police have closed the road

5:04pm Tuesday 23rd June 2015

Extensive damage was caused to a car parked in Witham after thieves broke in.

Braintree Council supports military community in run-up to Armed Forces Day

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:33pm Tuesday 23rd June 2015

Braintree united in support of its servicemen and women in the run-up to Armed Forces’ Day.

Two injured in head-on crash in Broad Road in Braintree

Braintree and Witham Times: Essex Police have closed the road

11:52am Tuesday 23rd June 2015

Two people were taken to hospital after a head-on crash in Braintree.

400 people attend music festival in memory of James and Coz - plus a marriage proposal highlight

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:47am Tuesday 23rd June 2015

A rock and punk festival in memory of two young musicians killed in a car crash was capped off with a marriage proposal.

Braintree primary school pupils discuss health, the environment and bullying with Essex County Council members

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:20pm Monday 22nd June 2015

Health, the environment and caring for the elderly were all on the agenda as Braintree primary school pupils consulted with members of Essex County Council.

Police want to track down witnesses after car and motorbike collide

Braintree and Witham Times: Essex Police have closed the road

12:56pm Monday 22nd June 2015

Police have appealed for witnesses following a crash in Braintree.

Pupils step back in time on the Titanic for special reading event

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:40am Monday 22nd June 2015

Primary school children took a step back in time by boarding the RMS Titanic in a special event to promote reading.

Primary school children given gold award for going green

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:00pm Saturday 20th June 2015

Primary school children have been given a gold award by going green.

'New garden will change my little girl's life'

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:00pm Saturday 20th June 2015

A 10-year-old girl who suffers from a rare genetic disorder which affects her speech, learning and movement will be treated to a new garden thanks to a children’s charity.

Who would poison our cat Coco?

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Saturday 20th June 2015

A family fears its cat has been deliberately poisoned, leading to his death.

Police officers hand out crime prevention advice during community safety day

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:54pm Friday 19th June 2015

Police officers as well as representatives from emergency services were on hand in Braintree to offer crime prevention advice during a community safety day.

Primary school children sent home early due to swarm of bees

Braintree and Witham Times: Honey bees worknng on their beehive (28847531)

5:44pm Thursday 18th June 2015

Hundreds of primary school children were sent home early after a swarm of bees surrounded the school.

Caring Ellie raised almost £500 for charity after hair chop

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:58pm Thursday 18th June 2015

A caring 11-year-old girl has raised hundreds of pounds by donating her hair to a charity which makes wigs for children suffering from cancer.

Witham man needed plastic surgery to his face after savage attack by gang of youths

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:56pm Thursday 18th June 2015

A man in his late 50s needed plastic surgery to his eye after a gang of as many as ten youths launched a vicious unprovoked attack on him and his partner.

Hundreds of spectators wave and cheer as Women's Tour passes through Halstead

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:38pm Thursday 18th June 2015

Hundreds of people cheered, whistled and waved as female cycling champions raced through Halstead on the Women’s Tour.

Gang member from Witham jailed for 8 years for drugs and gun offences

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:16pm Wednesday 17th June 2015

A gang member from Witham has been jailed for eight years for his involvement in a conspiracy to supply cocaine and the conversion of a shotgun.

Knife amnesty campaign launched in Braintree

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:42pm Wednesday 17th June 2015

Braintree has launched a knife amnesty campaign to stop knife crime.

Council's role of regeneration manager for Braintree, Witham and Halstead has been axed

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:21am Wednesday 17th June 2015

The role of a regeneration manager for Braintree, Witham and Halstead has been axed.

Thieves take laptop from boot of car

Braintree and Witham Times: Essex Police have closed the road

11:00am Wednesday 17th June 2015

A Toshiba laptop was stolen after thieves broke into a car.

Vandals smash windows of two Braintree town centre businesses

Braintree and Witham Times: Essex Police have closed the road

10:16am Wednesday 17th June 2015

Vandals have smashed the windows of two town centre businesses over the weekend.

Successful 'Dorothy Day' could become an annual event

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:38am Tuesday 16th June 2015

A successful day which celebrated the life of Witham’s most famous literary figure could become an annual event.

Housing association unveils largest development in the district

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:04pm Monday 15th June 2015

A housing association has unveiled its largest homes development in the district.

PICTURES: Braintree schoolchildren dress up as graduates for special event to celebrate extra-curricular achievements

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:01pm Monday 15th June 2015

More than 100 dedicated Braintree schoolchildren donned caps and gowns as they were recognised for their extracurricular achievements.

Man found dead near Gosfield Lake has been named

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:21am Friday 12th June 2015

A man who was found dead near Gosfield Lake has been named.

'What they did was despicable': Grandparents left unable to sleep after burglars steal wedding rings and cash

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:07am Friday 12th June 2015

Distraught grandparents say they cannot sleep after burglars ransacked their house before walking away with wedding rings and thousands of pounds.

Fresh calls for safety improvements at Braintree accident blackspot following crash

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:58pm Thursday 11th June 2015

Fresh calls have been made to improve an accident blackspot in Braintree following a crash which caused 12 miles of traffic jams.

New £500,000 learning hub officially opens at Stansted Airport

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:47pm Thursday 11th June 2015

A new education facility at Stansted Airport which could help Braintree youngsters start an aviation career has been officially opened.

Special event in Witham on Saturday to honour famous author Dorothy L Sayers

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:29pm Thursday 11th June 2015

A day to celebrate the life of Witham’s most famous literary figure will be held on Saturday.

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