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Deep Blue Sea comes to Kelvedon

Braintree and Witham Times: Curtains raised: The Theatre Royal

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

One of Terence Rattigan’s finest plays is being performed in Kelvedon.

Braintree Road allocated £200,000 for improvements

Braintree and Witham Times: Essex County Council

5:14pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A total of £200,000 has been allocated to improve Braintree Road in Cressing.

Money and awareness raised at 12-hour long tennis match fundraiser for Femi

Braintree and Witham Times: Money and awareness raised at 12-hour long tennis match fundraiser for Femi

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The family of a teenager who was unable to find a bone marrow donor match have been overwhelmed by community support in Witham.

20% off bus fares during Catch the Bus Week

Braintree and Witham Times: Have your say on transport in Harpenden

4:15pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Passengers in Essex are being given the chance to try the bus at a reduced fare as part of Catch the Bus Week 2014.

Third arrest in Colchester murder investigation

Braintree and Witham Times: Tragic – “great lad” Jim

4:07pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A man, 27, has been arrested in connection with the Jim Attfield murder investigation in Colchester.

County council backing plans for more apprenticeships

Braintree and Witham Times: Essex County Council are reducing the Youth Services budget

3:50pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Essex County Council is backing plans to create more apprenticeships.

Fresh witness appeal made as police make third arrest in Jim Attfield murder investigation

Braintree and Witham Times: Victim Jim Attfield

3:55pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A man, 27, has been arrested in connection with the Jim Attfield murder investigation.

Governing body considering third attempt to bring horse racing back to Great Leighs

Braintree and Witham Times: Great Leighs Racecourse opened officially to the public yesterday

3:32pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

OFFICIALS are reviewing plans to return horse racing back to a track on the Chelmsford/Braintree border which closed in 2009.

Street lights can stay off after no crime increase, say police

Braintree and Witham Times: Faulty cable that caused Watford power cut fixed

3:16pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Street lights are set to remain off across Essex as there is no evidence of increased crime, according to Essex Police.

225 guns seized as cops cancel licences

Braintree and Witham Times: Chief Constable of Essex Police Stephen Kavanagh

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HUNDREDS of firearms have been seized after a review of gun licences in Essex.

Police failed too many victims of abuse...we had to change

Braintree and Witham Times: Chief Constable Stephen Cavanagh

12:56pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

I WALKED into a door. I was playing netball and a ball hit me in the face. She hit me first and I was just protecting myself. He didn’t mean to do it and he said he is sorry.

Care worker claims teen revealed suicide method to colleague days before death

Braintree and Witham Times: Popular girl: Rebecca Watkins

11:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A suicidal teenager told a care worker how she intended to kill herself just days before she died, an inquest has heard.

Bus users warned of services changes across Braintree district

Braintree and Witham Times: New Dales bus link established

10:24am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

First Essex have announced a number of changes to services in Braintree.

Critics argue district homes plan lacks necessary infrastructure

Braintree and Witham Times: Hatfield Peverel residents oppose further development in the village

10:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Plans to find sites for nearly 3,500 homes across Braintree district in the next decade have been dismissed as inadequate by critics.

TV show is looking for Essex homes to feature in new series

Braintree and Witham Times: Elvis Presley's record player goes under the hammer

10:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Do you have a treasure lurking in your living room? 

Knife-wielding robber steals cigarettes from village store

Braintree and Witham Times: nswebpix police crime tape

8:42am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Braintree detectives are appealing for information after a robbery at the Church Street Co-Op store yesterday afternoon.

Student paramedics safe for calls says standards chief

Braintree and Witham Times: Marcus Bailey, interim consultant paramedic

7:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FOUR hundred student paramedics are being recruited directly by the region’s ambulance service because it can’t get enough qualified medics from the universities.

"Free Spirit" exhibition at Braintree District Museum

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree museum is one of the district's attractions

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Fashion and textile students are displaying their work at Braintree District Museum.

Apology as Queen is unable to visit Braintree school at short notice

Braintree and Witham Times: HRH Queen Elizabeth II visits Blackburn Cathedral for Maundy service 17/04/2014

4:18pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The Queen will be visiting Felsted School and Chelmsford next month.

Driver gets out of car just seconds before it erupts into flames

Braintree and Witham Times: Firefighters tackling the blaze

3:36pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A DRIVER had a lucky escape after his car burst into flames just seconds after he got out.

Have your say on policing in Uttlesford

Braintree and Witham Times: Nick Alston

10:54am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Have your say about crime and community safety in Thaxted and Uttlesford

Next of Kin to follow Kylie Minogue onto stage at charity ball

Braintree and Witham Times: Next of Kin

9:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A band of brothers will have big shoes to fill when they follow Kylie Minogue onto stage to close a charity ball.

Traditional European Food and Craft Fair comes to Great Dunmow

Braintree and Witham Times: Macaroons

6:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

Great Dunmow town centre is set to come alive with the tastes and sights of continental Europe.

Mum opens new Kids Clobber store in Pop-Up shop

Braintree and Witham Times: Sally Griffiths has officially opened the shop

5:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

The new tenant of Braintree’s Pop-Up Shop has officially opened the doors of her children’s clothes store, Kids Clobber.

Galleys Corner crash halts the traffic

Braintree and Witham Times: Picture by Lee Newman

4:32pm Monday 21st April 2014

Traffic was brought to a standstill after yet another crash at the notorious Galley's Corner roundabout in Braintree.

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.







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