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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.

Children became vets for a day at an open day

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Children got the opportunity to be vets for a day at an open day.

Cyclist taken to hospital after collision with car in Braintree

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:04pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A cyclist was taken to hospital after he collided with a car in Cressing Road in Braintree this morning.

IN PICTURES: Readers send us their spooky Halloween photos

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Readers have been sending us their spooky Halloween pictures.

Ninety children cautioned for crimes in Braintree district since April 2012

Braintree and Witham Times: A man died after he was assaulted at a party being held at his partner's house, police said

10:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

Children as young as 11 have been cautioned for assault in the Braintree district.

Man in his 60s taken to hospital after police incident in Witham

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:21am Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN in his 60s was taken to hospital yesterday after police and paramedics attended an incident in Guithavon Street in Witham.

Braintree Council legalises controversial Twin Oaks traveller site

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A controversial traveller site has been legalised after 19 years of wrangles.

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.

County Hall boss: It's up to you to help us save £237 million

Braintree and Witham Times: County councillor David Finch, head of finance at Essex County Council.

8:05am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE leader of Essex County Council has asked you to help it save £200,000 a day by picking up litter or checking on elderly neighbours.

UPDATED 10.40am: All lanes reopen following fatal A12 crash

Braintree and Witham Times: Police want to talk to the driver of a silver car who failed to stop after a crash

8:03am Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN has died after being hit by cars on the A12.

RAF jets escort plane to Stansted airport

Braintree and Witham Times: A bid to halt the expansion of Stansted airport has failed

6:11pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

RAF jets escorted a cargo plane to Stansted Airport after communication with the aircraft was lost. 

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.

£170m upgrade work planned for Greater Anglia rail line in 2015

Braintree and Witham Times: Record number of trains arriving on time

1:06pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Major evening and weekend upgrade work will take place on our region’s railway line next year.

Exhibition and competition in Dome Gallery

Braintree and Witham Times: Textiles with Barbara Shaw

1:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

The Dome Gallery in Braintree Library is currently hosting an exhibition to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Warner Textile Archive, with designs on display from 1895 to 1971.

Former Shalford schoolgirl wins top racing honour

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A former Shalford Primary School pupil has been awarded a top horse racing honour.

Third man arrested following brawl at Braintree bar

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:42am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Police investigating a disturbance in Braintree have made a third arrest.

Hardworking Witham pair make station look blooming lovely

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Two people who have made Witham station look blooming marvellous have been rewarded for their hard work.

What 100 years has taught me: The Times speaks to centenarians about their life lessons

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

This year, people born during the outbreak of World War One will be celebrating their 100th birthdays and have watched our towns evolve over the eras.

Are you a comedy genius in the making? Find out at Braintree Comedy Club this weekend

Braintree and Witham Times: Comedy Festival: Raw

5:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Do you think you are funny?

Charity fundraiser aiming to walk across the world stops off in Halstead and Braintree

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A man aiming to walk the world passed through Braintree and Halstead.

Halloween activities across Braintree district

Braintree and Witham Times: Halloween quiz darkness

1:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Spooky activities across Braintree will be guaranteed to keep all the children entertained.

Women set up new Braintree business after redundancy

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Two women who were made redundant have used their pay-off to start up their own business in Braintree.

Artist Jude bags an exhibition - aged just seven

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:30am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Parents often display their children's artwork on the fridge.

Brown Owl steps down after 34 years with beloved Brownie pack

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A Brownie pack has bid a fond farewell to their Brown Owl as she stepped down from her post after 34 years.

Footie ace's sideline gift for Connor

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:43am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Young fan gifted 'Psycho's' dug-out jacket

Last ever Rivenhall autumn fayre

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

The 39th Autumn Fayre is being held in Silver End Village Hall on Saturday.

Bonfire night fun in Blackmore End

Braintree and Witham Times: Wyvern Club Fireworks Display

5:34pm Monday 27th October 2014

Fireworks are coming to Blackmore End playing fields on Saturday.

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.

LED trial is unlikely to change Essex night lighting policy

Braintree and Witham Times: Action to repair broken street lights

3:56pm Monday 27th October 2014

Energy-saving LED streetlights will be trialled next year, but it is unlikely to affect Essex’s controversial part-night lighting policy.

Majorettes win an impressive haul of trophies

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

A majorette troupe have returned from a national competition with an impressive haul of trophies.

Burlesque spectacular coming to Braintree

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

Flushed with success and now entering its fourth year, the world’s original touring burlesque spectacular is about to hit Braintree.

School wants former pupils to help mentor students

Braintree and Witham Times: An empty class room

12:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

A Braintree school is looking for former pupils to help mentor its current students.

Hospice shop needs a temporary home after its Witham premises is flooded out by torrential rain

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:30am Monday 27th October 2014

Hospice shop volunteers are looking for a temporary home after flooding forced them to close their premises.

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.

Young web developer 'forced to quit' by unreliable train service

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Monday 27th October 2014

A web developer claims he was forced to quit a job because unreliable trains made his commute a misery.

Woman in life-threatening condition after suffering cardiac arrest

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:14pm Sunday 26th October 2014

A woman in her 50s is in a life-threatening condition after suffering a cardiac arrest.

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.

Museum turns back the clock for centenary war commemoration

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:46pm Sunday 26th October 2014

A museum turned back the clock to 1914 to commemorate the First World War.

School to change twins policy after minister's intervention

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

The mother of identical twin boys who wants their school to keep them in the same class has claimed a partial victory.

Brownies raise money for charity

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

Brownies have achieved their Essex Air Ambulance Challenge badge.

Police appeal for witnesses after motorist threatens traffic warden

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

3:09pm Sunday 26th October 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a traffic warden was threatened by a motorist. The warden asked the driver of a white Ford Transit van to move from the restricted parking area in Great Square, Braintree onTuesday, October 21 at about 11.30am.

UPDATE: Suspects bailed following two-car collision

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

2:10pm Sunday 26th October 2014

Seven people including two men from Witham have been released on police bail following a two-car collision.

Family hopes to raise £1,000 for support charity that helped tragic baby Zac

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:46pm Sunday 26th October 2014

A family are holding a charity fundraiser for a support group that helped them through the tragic death of their son.

Two men arrested during major traffic operation in Braintree

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

Police arrested two people and fined more than 60 during a major traffic operation in Braintree.

Witham care home for disabled people calls for action to tackle flooding

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:30am Sunday 26th October 2014

Care home staff are calling for action to resolve 20 years of flooding problems.

Business owners welcome four-month footpath repairs in 18 town centre roads

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

Business owners have welcomed four months of pavement repairs - even though the work will be spread over the Christmas period.

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.

Get your cat snipped and chipped for just £10

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

The Colne Valley Branch of Cats Protection, in conjunction with the RSPCA, are offering to microchip and neuter your moggy for £10 at the Coggeshall branch of Millennium Veterinary Practice, in West Road, Coggeshall on October 30, from 10.30am until 2pm.

The hills are coming alive in Witham

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Witham Operatic Society will be performing Rodgers and Hammerstein's last work together, The Sound of Music, from Monday to next Saturday.







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