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Breaking news UPDATE: Man appears in court over murder of Southend man Michael Haastrup in Braintree

Braintree and Witham Times: Michael Haastrup

10:21am Monday 21st April 2014

A MAN has appeared in court accused of murder.

Removals company fined after worker run over by forklift

Braintree and Witham Times: Ellesmere Port firm fined for employee's injuries

9:00am Monday 21st April 2014

A worker broke three toes after a forklift truck reversed into him while he was loading a removal lorry.

Nik Kershaw performing at Felsted School

Braintree and Witham Times: Didcot Sings

6:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Singer-songwriter Nik Kershaw is performing an acoustic concert at Felsted School on the May 24 at 8pm, as part of the School’s 450th celebrations.

A Baby Ballet class is to start in Braintree

Braintree and Witham Times: Catherine Segal with Twinkle the Baby Ballet mascot

5:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Babies will be pirouetting when a ballet class starts up in Braintree.

Alice in Wonderland pops into Cressing Temple

Braintree and Witham Times: Witham: Spooky fun at Cressing Temple Barns

3:26pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Alice in Wonderland greeted visitors at Cressing Temple Barns near Braintree.

Firefighters free person from vehicle after it veers off road and crashes into wall in Stebbing

1:20pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Firefighters helped free a person trapped in a car.

CQC inspectors report failings at Braintree care home

Braintree and Witham Times: CQC inspectors report failings at Braintree care home

11:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

Inspectors have raised a series of concerns over the safety of residents at Braintree’s biggest care home following a recent visit.

Councillors to have allowance docked for failing to attend training events

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree district: Public consultation on plans to slash council numbers

9:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

Councillors will have part of their allowance taken away if they fail to attend enough training events.

Man charged with murder of Southend man stabbed in Braintree

8:32pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Police have charged a man with murder after a man was stabbed in Braintree.

Special talk held by the Essex Wildlife Trust on Wednesday

Braintree and Witham Times: We’re asking our readers to send in audition videos or audio files of them doing what they do best.

6:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Animal enthusiasts are encouraged to attend a special talk.

Would-be thieves cause £600 damage trying to break into Braintree home

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

5:31pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Would-be thieves caused £600 damage trying to break into a house.

Easter fun at Witham shopping centre draws in the crowds

5:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A shopping centre hosted an Easter extravaganza of stalls, circus skills and games today.

Tax-shake up is welcomed by Braintree employers

Braintree and Witham Times: Emily Wood and Andrew pennock of Something Scrummy

5:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Braintree employers have welcomed a new allowance which will save them money and enable them to take on more workers.

Budding entrepreneurs needed for monthly Braintree craft market

Braintree and Witham Times: Jonathan Chase and the Easter Bunny

2:25pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A shopkeeper hopes a popular small craft market will become a monthly event.

Tributes paid to young Southend dad who died after being stabbed in Braintree

Braintree and Witham Times: Michael Haastrup

1:11pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Tributes have been paid to a man who was stabbed in Braintree.

"Egg-cellent" Easter Events in Braintree

Braintree and Witham Times: Great Malvern Easter Egg Hunt starts tomorrow (Saturday)

6:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Families can get out and have an “egg-cellent” time this weekend, which is packed full of Easter events around the district.

Choir entertain visitors with surprise flash mob in London

Braintree and Witham Times: The choir in London

5:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A community choir surprised visitors to London’s Southbank with an uplifting flash mob performance.

Restoration Man show comes to Great Braxted

Braintree and Witham Times: The Old School House

5:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Architect George Clarke will be filming The Restoration Man in Great Braxted.

Widening works at busy junction to begin on Tuesday

Braintree and Witham Times: Roadworks are due to start on Monday

3:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Road widening works at a busy town centre junction are due to begin next week.

Michael's run to say thank you

Braintree and Witham Times: Michael's run to say thank you

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A MAN with a form of cerbral palsy is running five miles to give something back to the charity which helps him.

UPDATE: Woman arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender in connection with Braintree murder investigation is bailed

Braintree and Witham Times: BREAKING: One person released in murder investigation

12:47pm Friday 18th April 2014

A woman arrested in connection with a murder investigation has been released on bail.

"It's a miracle my baby and I are alive"

Braintree and Witham Times: "It's a miracle my baby and I are alive"

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

As pregnant Natasha Corrigan lay in a hospital bed, her family were warned that mother and baby may not survive.

Frustrated residents condemn council's fountain revamp as a "waste of money"

Braintree and Witham Times: Frustrated residents condemn council's fountain revamp as a "waste of money"

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Elderly residents have been left with nowhere to sit after a series of town centre benches were replaced with new versions without backs.

Blue Zoo playing in Braintree

Braintree and Witham Times: Didcot Sings

8:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A Braintree man whose band has played on Top of the Pops twice is returning to his hometown for a performance.

Travel around the world with Braintree Male Voice Choir

Braintree and Witham Times: Didcot Sings

6:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

People are being invited to travel around the world with the latest concert from the Braintree Male Voice Choir.

Youngsters get in the swing for Easter

Braintree and Witham Times: Youngsters get in the swing for Easter

5:31pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Creative little ones celebrated Easter with a spot of bonnet making.

Youngsters give back to their community at Day of Action

Braintree and Witham Times: Sgt Martin Richards giving riot training to youngsters taking part

5:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A Day of Action saw Witham’s youngsters give back to their community and experience riot training.

Retired Essex Police dog looking for new home

Braintree and Witham Times: Retired Essex Police dog looking for new home

3:43pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Charlie, the eight-year-old Cocker Spaniel is part of the Essex Police Dog Unit, which provides countywide support to specialist operations and supports officers in their day to day efforts to keep crime down.

Incident at Galleys Corner roundabout

Braintree and Witham Times: A361 closed at Sampford Peverell

2:20pm Thursday 17th April 2014

AN incident has partially blocked Galleys Corner roundabout.

Walk raises vital cash for air ambulance

Braintree and Witham Times: Walk raises vital cash for air ambulance

2:32pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Walkers enjoyed a beautiful sponsored walk for charity.

Two vehicle crash in Witham

Braintree and Witham Times: A361 closed at Sampford Peverell

1:10pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Emergency services are on the scene following a two-vehicle crash.

Man accused of Stansted theft to appear in court next month

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

11:14am Thursday 17th April 2014

A man will appear in court next month charged with stealing items from a woman living near Stansted Airport.

Police accused of siding with travellers instead of vulnerable businesses

Braintree and Witham Times: Police accused of siding with travellers instead of vulnerable businesses

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Police have been branded a disgrace by a politician for failing to evict a group of travellers from private land.

Thousands of families relying on Foodbank

Braintree and Witham Times: Foodbank volunteers at Christ Church, Braintree

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A third of the people given emergency food in Braintree district are children.

Braintree 'a weird name for a team', declares Inbetweeners star Emily

Braintree and Witham Times: Emily Atack with former Chelsea footballer Frank Leboeuf on Soccer AM

3:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

An actress declared Braintree to be a “weird name for a team” during a live television interview.

Nine out of ten children offered their first or second school place choices

Braintree and Witham Times: Chris Evans- 500 Words Competition.

3:02pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Nine out of ten parents have been offered their first or second choice of primary school by Essex County Council.

Globe-trotting dance star gives workshop to pupils

Braintree and Witham Times: Globe-trotting dance star gives workshop to pupils

12:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Youngsters received street dancing tips from a star of Britain’s Got Talent.

Colchester man set to face court in connection with robbery at pub

Braintree and Witham Times: nswebpix police crime tape

10:21am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A Colchester man is due to appear in court later today after he was charged with a number of personal robberies in a mid-Essex village.

Unemployment claims at lowest level since 2008

Braintree and Witham Times: Big drop in unemployment in Sussex but more needs to be done warn experts

10:13am Wednesday 16th April 2014

The number of unemployment benefit claimants in Braintree district has dropped to its lowest level in five-and-a-half years.

Investment promised as Greater Anglia franchise extended to 2016

Braintree and Witham Times: There is disruption on the Greater Anglia service to Southminster

9:34am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Greater Anglia will continue to operate north Essex’s mainline trains until October 2016.

Man found dead inside parked car

Braintree and Witham Times: Police have appealed for information about an 'elaborate hoax' after two suspicious devices closed down parts of Canterbury

12:56pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A man has been found dead in a car after concerns were raised by a member of the public.

Rail company demands forced me to close, claims cafe owner

Braintree and Witham Times: Rail company demands forced me to close, claims cafe owner

4:02pm Monday 14th April 2014

A cafe has been forced to close after a rail operator demanded a greater slice of the profits, its owner claims.

Pharmacy openings during Easter holidays

Braintree and Witham Times: Taunton and Wellington pharmacy opening hours

3:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

Residents are being urged to plan ahead to make sure they have necessary medicine during the Easter holidays.

Energy Switch secures deal for £250,000 in gas and electricity bill savings

Braintree and Witham Times: One very dangerous plug!

1:10pm Monday 14th April 2014

The first Essex Energy Switch has secured total savings on gas and electricity bills of over £250,000 for Essex residents.

Reward offered to try and catch Jim Attfield's killers

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:26am Monday 14th April 2014

A REWARD of up to £5,000 has been offered for information leading to the conviction of Jim Attfield's killers.

Reminder: A12 closure at Hatfield Peverel

Braintree and Witham Times: Highways Agency to start work in Edgar Street, Hereford, next week

9:18am Monday 14th April 2014

The Highways Agency is reminding all motorists that the A12 at Hatfield Peverel (junctions 20a to 20b) will be partially closed temporarily tonight.

Man dies in serious accident

Braintree and Witham Times: Essex Police have closed the road

8:06pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A serious road accident has caused Essex Regiment Way to be closed.

Children's chocolate workshop to be held at Marks Hall

Braintree and Witham Times: Snowdrops at Marks Hall

4:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A chocolate workshop for children will be held at Marks Hall in Coggeshall on Wednesday.

Ex-coach driver calls for resignations over Galleys Corner roundabout

Braintree and Witham Times: Ex-coach driver calls for resignations over Galleys Corner roundabout

11:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

An ex-coach driver is encouraging people to join him in calling for resignations after £640,000 was “wasted” on Braintree roundabout alterations.

Two sheds burgled within days

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

11:03am Sunday 13th April 2014

Police are appealing for information after two shed burglaries in Stebbing.







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