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Woman undertaking pilgrimage from France to Italy

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A woman is undertaking a difficult two month pilgrimage from France to Rome in a horse drawn carriage.

Pensioner thanks Good Samaritan for helping her after fall

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A pensioner suffered a split lip and bruises after she fell over on an uneven surface in Braintree’s town centre.

Have fun at family fete in Witham

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

FITC are holding their first family fete on Sunday at Witham Rugby Club from 2pm until 5pm.

Commuters face hours of disruption after points failure at Witham station

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Hundreds of commuters trying to get to Braintree were stranded after a points failure.

Brainwave organises Witham wacky onesie walk

Braintree and Witham Times: Gerry Gould (right) and Lauren Scott, (left) want more people to join them

12:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Dress up in onesies or wacky costumes for a sponsored walk in aid of children with disabilities and additional needs.

Witham businesses can get free support to help them grow

Braintree and Witham Times: Witham: Parents call for affordable shops in town centre

10:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Witham businesses can get free help to grow with a new business club.

Pub staff take on public ice bucket challenge as craze raises £4.5million

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Plucky staff at a Braintree pub took a few minutes out of their shift to complete the ice bucket challenge - from a height.

Get a health MOT check for your dog

Braintree and Witham Times: AT THE SERVICE: Holly the dog looks excited about the service

6:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

Dog owners are being invited to bring their pets along for a free health MOT.

Houses in the Braintree district cost more than eight times the average wage

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

Braintree residents purchasing a house in their home town are finding it just as expensive as buyers in London.

Fundraiser for charities who have helped young woman with incurable condition

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A fundraiser dinner meal is being held to help the charities who have supported a young woman whose condition mean she lives in constant pain.

Torchlight maze event coming to Blake House

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree: Get lost and have an a-maze-ing day out

2:41pm Monday 1st September 2014

Can you find your way out of a maze in the dark?

The White Hart hotel and restaurant to hold apprentice open day

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A hotel and restaurant will hold an open day for prospective apprentices on Thursday, September 4.

Women's fashion shop bids farewell to Witham after 27 years?

Braintree and Witham Times: Newlands Shopping Centre

10:30am Monday 1st September 2014

Witham could lose another big name retailer.

New local policing teams for Braintree district

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

8:34am Monday 1st September 2014

New local policing teams come into force today.

Enjoy painting inspired by sights around the world

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Travel around the world with a local artist's second solo art exhibition.

Plans to rebuild and extend fire-stricken infants school are approved

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

An infants school which was devastated by fire will be rebuilt and extended to provide 65 extra places for children.

Meet fellow photographers at weekly club in Witham

Braintree and Witham Times: CAMERA ART: Justin Glynn

3:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

The Witham Camera Club will be meeting from Friday.

A man in his seventies has died after an A12 crash

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:08am Sunday 31st August 2014

A man has died after a crash into a central reservation.

MP to host jobs fair for Witham jobseekers

Braintree and Witham Times: Witham: MP launches healthcare campaign

10:30am Sunday 31st August 2014

Job hunters can take advantage of some new opportunities.

Take in Braintree's history with free tour

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Travel through the ages as you explore different location throughout Braintree and Bocking.

Former Blockbuster store could become Papa John's pizza takeaway

Braintree and Witham Times: Papa John's brings 16 jobs to Walton

5:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Plans have been submitted to turn an empty shop into a pizza takeaway.

Join the Pantaloons for their next production

Braintree and Witham Times: Curtains raised: The Theatre Royal

3:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

The Pantoloons are having their first meeting for their next show on Tuesday.

Car crashes into telegraph pole in Kelvedon

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:35am Saturday 30th August 2014

No-one was injured after a car crashed into a telegraph pole.

Debt problems have led to rise in domestic and financial abuse, says Braintree Council report

Braintree and Witham Times: You can’t borrow your way out of debt

10:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

Debt problems have been blamed for a rise in domestic and financial abuse.

Biker suffers punctured lung and broken legs in A120 crash

Braintree and Witham Times: nswebpix police crime tape

10:21am Saturday 30th August 2014

A motorcyclist suffered a punctured lung and broken legs following a crash on the A120 yesterday.

Children get a football and history lesson in one in Great Notley

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Children had football lessons with a twist.

Enjoy the last of summer at summer fetes in Braintree district

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

There are a whole host of fun days and fetes to enjoy the last of the summer.

Labourer undertakes ice bucket challenge in high street in front of passers by

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A labourer accepted a challenge to have ice and water poured over him in Witham’s high street to raise money for charity.

Dame Penelope Keith visits district for new television programme

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Sitcom legend Dame Penelope Keith dropped by Silver End for a new documentary on village life.

Help needed to trace Kelvedon and Coggeshall people interviewed for local history project

Braintree and Witham Times: Microphone - Derek Gavey at Flickr.jpg

1:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Were you interviewed for The Essex Sound and Video Archive or know someone who was?

Under-used Witham bus service to be axed

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:30am Friday 29th August 2014

A bus service aimed at school children is being axed because less than ten people use it every day.

Brave contestants devour bugs in bush tucker trial to help save Amazon rainforest

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Brave contestants devoured gruesome creepy crawlies in a bush tucker trial to help save the Amazon rainforest.

Developers ask for two more years to start work on Rivenhall Airfield waste plant

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Developers want an extra two years to build a controversial waste plant.

More than 30 Braintree pupils given lower GCSE English mark due to clerical error

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

More than 30 pupils have been given a lower mark in their GCSE in English due to a clerical error by the exam board.

Finchingfield Post Office to close for refurbishment

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Finchingfield Post Office will close for eight days for a refurbishment.

Takeaways dominate Witham town centre in shop survey

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

12:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Witham town centre has more than three times as many takeaways and restaurants than clothes shops and more empty premises than places to buy fresh fruit, veg and meat.

Bus route through Great Bardfield and Finchingfield to be axed

Braintree and Witham Times: Finchingfield's village sign

10:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

A bus route through villages on the outskirts of Braintree is being axed.

Detectives launch appeal after unprovoked gang attack in Colchester

Braintree and Witham Times: Essex Police have closed the road

11:17am Thursday 28th August 2014

THREE people were assaulted during a gang attack in Colchester.

Three in court for care home abuse case

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:54am Thursday 28th August 2014

Three care home workers have appeared in court accused of neglecting a vulnerable elderly resident.

Tributes paid to family man who died in unexplained circumstances

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:50am Thursday 28th August 2014

Tributes have been paid to a kind family man after he died in unexplained circumstances.

Town team goes for gold in high street competition

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Braintree is in the running to win up to £50,000 in prize money based on the quality of the town’s High Street.

Pensioners can keep family pet thanks to volunteer dog walker

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Two pensioners will not need to give up their family pet thanks to the help of a primary school teacher.

Road closed and air ambulance scrambled following crash between motorcycle and van

Braintree and Witham Times: essex air ambulance

3:46pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST has been rushed to hospital with leg injuries following a collision with a van.

Free diabetes health checks in Braintree

Braintree and Witham Times: The funds were raised for Diabetes UK.

3:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Diabetes UK is offering free quick and confidential assessments for residents to see if they are at risk of Type 2 diabetes.

Community groups can apply for final round of Braintree Council's Mi Community fund

1:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Community groups can bid for a share of £125,000.

Dedicate a tree to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the First World War

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:20am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Over the next four years, the Woodland Trust will be commemorating the centenary of the First World War by planting millions of trees across the country – and you have the chance to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the war.

One in five Braintree families have problem debts

Braintree and Witham Times: You can’t borrow your way out of debt

10:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

One in five families in the district are just one month’s salary away from disaster as they struggle to pay the bills.

Indian restaurant in Hatfield Peverel faces £80k fine after immigration raid

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:05pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Four staff members at an Indian restaurant have been arrested following an immigration raid by the Home Office.

New awards to recognise the Braintree and Witham area's sporting stars

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Nominations have opened for the first Active Braintree District Sports Awards.

Woman charged with drink-driving after car overturns in Braintree

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

9:08am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A woman has been charged with drink-driving after a car overturned.







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