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Seriously-ill mum proves dreams can come true by releasing single

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A seriously-ill mum who survived a life-threatening pregnancy has proven she can still achieve her dreams by releasing her first single.

Ale lovers pack in to Witham beer festival

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:20pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A beer festival was the toast of the town as hundreds of ale lovers packed into Witham’s public hall.

Enjoy a night out on the town with new show

Braintree and Witham Times: Neil Angilley Trio

12:40pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Tickets are selling fast for the hilarious and outrageous Bouncers by John Godber, which is coming to Chelmsford Civic Theatre for a two night run.

Young artists sought for Christmas card competition

Braintree and Witham Times: Are you the next David Bailey, Banksy or William Morris? Then apply for Leytonstone Arts Trail

12:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

An Italian restaurant is looking for a budding artist to create their company’s Christmas card.

Former Braintree postie left disabled in crash is helped to find work thanks to Essex charity

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A former postie who was disabled in a car crash hopes to return to the world of work, thanks to a charity’s support.

Plans to transform The Chapel into general store and coffee shop given green light

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Exciting plans to transform a landmark building into a coffee shop and general store have been given the go-ahead.

Folk singer performing in Great Notley

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

3:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

The critically acclaimed Sarah Jones will be in concert at the Church in Great Notley on Saturday at 7.30pm.

A120 campaign claims dualling will cut some journey times in half

Braintree and Witham Times: Still no A120 roundabout revamp

12:52pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A FRESH campaign to dual the A120 throughout north Essex claims it could cut some journey times in half.

Police are looking for this man in connection with an attempted burglary

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:11pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Detectives have issued a CCTV image of a man they wish to talk to in connection with an attempted burglary at Braintree.

Teenagers win Jack Petchey awards for commitment

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Dedicated teenagers have been given awards for their efforts.

Blogger Bethan takes to her laptop to inspire others with rare congenital defect

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

An inspirational youngster who was born with a rare defect has taken to her laptop to help others with the same condition.

POLL: Should Brooks Newmark resign as Braintree's MP following his social media sex scandal?

Braintree and Witham Times: Halstead: Hundreds sign petition opposing solar farms

10:32am Monday 29th September 2014

Brooks Newmark has said he will not stand down as an MP after being caught sending an explicit photo of himself to an undercover reporter.

Fears that Cressing could merge with Braintree if huge B&Q store is built

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

Fears have been raised that Braintree could become connected to Cressing if a new DIY superstore is built on the outskirts of town.

Internationally known singer and worship leader performing in Braintree

Braintree and Witham Times: The Brindley is gearing up for the Halton’s Got Talent final which will feature a host of stars of the future demonstrating their skills.

3:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

The internationally known worship leader, singer and song-writer Lou Fellingham is coming to Braintree in October as the first date of her latest tour An Evening with Lou Fellingham.

Do you recognise this man? Police want to question Witham burglary suspect

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:39pm Monday 29th September 2014

Detectives would like to speak to anyone who may recognise this man with distinctive hair.

Free Wi-Fi planned for Braintree and Witham town centres

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

Shops and cafes in Braintree and Witham town centres could receive funding for a free to use Wi-Fi network in a bid to boost visitor numbers.

Hairy gardener from Rivenhall loses first place by a whisker in national moustache contest

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:30am Monday 29th September 2014

A hirsute gardener missed out on first prize in a national moustache contest - after styling the winner’s tache.

Police investigate after man dies in motorcycle and car collision in Witham

Braintree and Witham Times: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

8:41am Monday 29th September 2014

Police are investigating a fatal collision between a motorcycle and a car in Witham on Sunday night.

60 family members celebrate Dorothy's 100th birthday

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Sixty members of Dorothy Morley’s family were by her side as she celebrated her 100th birthday.

Exhibition of natural paintings and sculptures unveiled for first time

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Admire a fascinating exhibition by the first artist in residence at the St. Mary’s Riverbank, Great Dunmow.

Heavily pregnant woman missing from Colchester hospital

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:06pm Sunday 28th September 2014

A heavily pregnant woman is missing from Colchester General Hospital.

Braintree MP Brooks Newmark issues apology after sex photo sting

Braintree and Witham Times: Halstead: Hundreds sign petition opposing solar farms

1:54pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Braintree MP Brooks Newmark has issued an apology after being caught in a social media sex scandal.

Rayne boxing club offers free sessions for young people in new project

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:30am Sunday 28th September 2014

Rayne Amateur Boxing Club is offering non-contact boxing sessions for young people aged 11 to 19.

Braintree MP Brooks Newmark resigns as civil society minister

Braintree and Witham Times: Halstead: Hundreds sign petition opposing solar farms

6:37pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Braintree MP Brooks Newmark has resigned as the minister for civil society ahead of a story due to be published in a Sunday newspaper.

Optician conned patients out of £12,000 by giving them cheaper lenses

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

An optician conned people out of more than £12,000 by supplying them with inferior lenses, a professional misconduct hearing has heard.

Modern day sci-fi version of Frankenstein coming to Witham

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

An emerging new theatre company, The Keeper’s Children, is bringing a modern day version of the classic thriller Frankenstein to Witham.

Mum welcomes MP's involvement in twin's case

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

A mum fighting to keep her twin boys in the same primary school class has welcomed the intervention of her MP.

Winners bask in glory at the Mid Essex Business Awards 2014

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:50am Saturday 27th September 2014

THE finest businesses in Mid Essex were celebrated last night at the 7th annual Business Awards.

Housing association invests £280,000 in sprucing up six neighbourhoods in Braintree district

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:30am Saturday 27th September 2014

A housing association is spending £280,000 on sprucing up six neighbourhoods.

Plans for 328 homes in Rivenhall gather pace as environment survey waived

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

Plans to build more than 300 new homes doubling the size of a village could be submitted by the end of this year.

Hundreds of people sign petition against proposed merger of Witham academies

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

More than 400 people have signed a petition to stop a proposed merger of Witham’s secondary schools.

Police release CCTV image of man they want to speak to over Braintree rape

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:25pm Friday 26th September 2014

Police want to speak to the man pictured in this CCTV image in connection with an alleged rape in Braintree.

Enjoy a range of singers at charity concert

Braintree and Witham Times: Didcot Sings

3:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

Music by Candlelight with Elizabeth Davies at The Aubrey Art Gallery, Dunmow, features a range of musicians and singers raising money for Farleigh Hospice.

Braintree Council credit card spending figures revealed

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree district: Council will continue naming and shaming benefits cheats online

12:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

Braintree Council executives charged more than £200,000 to ten corporate credit cards over the last four years.

Designs by artists including Bawden featured in new exhibition from Braintree's Warner Textile Archive

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:30am Friday 26th September 2014

From inspiring paper designs to intricately printed textiles, the individual pieces held by the Warner Textile Archive in Braintree are works of art in their own right.

Pride in Witham: Mum praises daughter Jessica for taking over her care during cancer battle

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Friday 26th September 2014

A mum-of-six who battled cervical cancer says she can never thank her daughter enough for taking charge of her care.

A131 shut in both directions following incident

Braintree and Witham Times: A361 closed at Sampford Peverell

5:22pm Thursday 25th September 2014

The A131 is closed in both directions between the Marks Farm roundabout (A120/Coggeshall Road) and Broad Road (B1053).

Fitness fan Ellen is running two marathons and a duathlon for charity

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A fitness fan is taking on three huge challenges in six weeks.

Choir set to record latest album in Braintree

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:25pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Funky Voices are recording their latest album.

Essex Police to hold more meetings with residents to find out their concerns

Braintree and Witham Times: Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh has announced extra local policing officers

3:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Essex Police will be holding weekly 'street meets' and community meetings to encourage residents to communicate with officers.

Get your cat microchipped and neutered for £10

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:55pm Thursday 25th September 2014

The Cats Protection Leage and the RSPCA have teamed up to offer cat owners the chance to get their pets neutered and microchipped for £10.

Braintree boy, ten, survives lightning strike

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A primary school pupil came away virtually unscathed after being hit by lightning- while watching television in a bedroom in Braintree.

VIDEOS: Your clips of the weekend's storms

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:31am Thursday 25th September 2014

The weekend's storms provided the perfect opportunity for our readers to practice their camera skills.

Schoolboy struck by lightning and roads turned into rivers as storm strikes Braintree

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:30am Thursday 25th September 2014

A schoolboy was hit by lightning and a kayaker paddled in a flooded road when heavy storms hit Braintree.

Dramatic flash floods cause chaos across Witham

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:30am Thursday 25th September 2014

Homes and businesses in Witham have started the big clear-up after being deluged in dramatic flash floods.

John Ray infant school looking up one year after fire

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

It has been one year since a fire completely destroyed a Braintree infant school and things have never looked better.

Witham Business Club opens to help firms wanting to expand

Braintree and Witham Times: Witham town centre could benefit if businesswoman's funding bid is successful

6:24pm Thursday 25th September 2014

The Witham Business Club - a support network for new and established firms - officially launches tomorrow.

Essex fire crews called to help obese patients 465 times in ten years

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Fire crews in the Braintree district were called out 47 times in ten years to help paramedics deal with obese patients.

Singer Raevennan Husbandes to perform in Coggeshall

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:30am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Raevennan Husbandes describes herself as an “Afrocentric quirky beatnik songbird, buster of shapes, lover of tea and cake, prolific letter writer.”

Crooks who stole school computers worth £160,000 ordered to pay back £1 each

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:15am Wednesday 24th September 2014

THREE men who admitted stealing £160,000 worth of computers from schools across Essex and Suffolk have no more than £3 left between them, a court heard.







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