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Roadworks bring Witham to a standstill causing businesses to suffer

Braintree and Witham Times: Russell Davis

5:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Roadworks caused businesses to suffer after Witham was brought to a standstill.

First World War commemorative events at Braintree District Museum

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Braintree District Museum is holding a First World War commemorative event with lots of activities to keep everyone amused.

Wildlife artist comes to end of Witham exhibition

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A wildlife artist will be holding her final demonstration of a two week exhibition in Witham.

MP to hold second academies merger meeting

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:18pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

An MP has called a second public meeting to discuss how to stop a proposed school merger.

Friends record charity song for cancer sufferer Sienna

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A retired businessman and a care home worker have released a song to raise funds for a little girl who suffers from a rare form of cancer.

Carnival committee appoints new chairman

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Witham carnival has been saved thanks to new volunteers signing up.

Witham MP launches Christmas card competition

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree district: MPs clash over gay marriage

10:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Could you design Witham MP Priti Patel’s Christmas card?

School "resilient and forward-looking" after Ofsted claim it requires improvement

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A headteacher has hit back at Ofsted, arguing their latest report does not accurately reflect the school’s achievements.

Works starts on changing Kings Head pub into Braintree's fifth Tesco

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Work has begun to change a former public house into Braintree’s fourth Tesco store.

Court finds doctor guilty of sex assault on young mum

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:28pm Monday 20th October 2014

A DOCTOR who groped a young mum he was supposed to be examining has been convicted of sexual assault.

Chelmsford City Racecourse to host 58 fixtures

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:22pm Monday 20th October 2014

Chelmsford City Racecourse has been given 58 fixtures for next year, with the first in January.

Admire oil paintings of animals at exhibition

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Having been the resident artist of Colchester Zoo since 2008, Tiptree artist Alison Burchert knows a few things when it comes down to drawing animals.

Do you know this man?

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:01pm Monday 20th October 2014

Police are searching for this man in connection with the theft of £100 worth of lottery scratchcards from a petrol station.

Strong winds predicted to hit Essex on Tuesday

Braintree and Witham Times: Met Office issues Dorset with weather warning

1:23pm Monday 20th October 2014

Severe gales could affect Essex tomorrow, forecasters have warned.

New Tabor Academy head: "We want to improve in all areas"

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

A new headteacher is one of the many fresh faces at Tabor Academy this year.

Free service to help Braintree and Witham smokers quit the habit

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:30am Monday 20th October 2014

It's never to late to quit smoking with the help of a free support service.

Pride in Witham: Kenneth still going strong as head of successful community project

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Monday 20th October 2014

A community project to inspire people’s pride in their estate is still brimming with ideas after seven years of good work.

Food and drink fair tickles the taste buds of more than 3,000 people at Cressing Temple Barns

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

7:31pm Sunday 19th October 2014

More than 3,500 people visited Cressing Temple Barns to sample the tasty treats and delicious drinks at their annual Autumn fair.

Wrestlers delight crowds at the Witham Public Hall

Braintree and Witham Times: Witham Public Hall in Collingwood Road

7:29pm Sunday 19th October 2014

More than 50 people packed into the Witham Public hall to enjoy wrestlers battle their way to glory.

Thieves break into car to steal two PlayStation games

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

5:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

PlayStation games worth £60 have been stolen from a car.

Follow the crazy adventure of a group of women during Second World War in play

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Greville Theatre Club’s autumn production is Imogen Stubbs’ We Happy Few, performed at the Barn Theatre, Little Easton.

Community choir Funky Voices records new album

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A community choir has recorded a new album ahead of two scheduled performances in Braintree.

New artisan market will be halved in size as organisers make second bid to bring stalls to Witham

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:30am Sunday 19th October 2014

A new artisan market for Witham will be scaled back.

Pride in Braintree: We celebrate the town's best moments in history

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

We have picked ten of the town’s most interesting snippets from the history books for this week’s Pride in Braintree to celebrate the places and people that make Braintree what it is today.

Grill fire forces sandwich shop to close

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Staff and customers rushed out of a Braintree sandwich shop after a grill caught fire.

Art and flower exhibition to celebrate church's anniversary

Braintree and Witham Times: Wroughton and District Gardeners’ Society Horticultural Show

3:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Admire flowers and art with a theme of celebration.

Essex County Council has fixed 90 per cent of potholes on main roads

Braintree and Witham Times: The potholes before the markings were painted around them.

2:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

More than 90 per cent of the district’s major potholes and road defects have been fixed in just three months.

Need support about coping with sight loss? Charity holds free exhibition about the options

Braintree and Witham Times: Justice for man's best friend as new guide dog laws come in

1:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A sight loss charity is holding an exhibition about support and gadgets available to help people with impaired vision.

Golf club celebrates amazing hole-in-one record

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A golf club owner claims his members are the most accurate in the country after at least 16 players scored a hole-in-one in just two years.

Extra buses added to timetables for four services in Braintree and Witham

Braintree and Witham Times: Bus service changes planned

10:30am Saturday 18th October 2014

Extra journeys have been added to four First bus routes in Braintree and Witham.

Luxury cat hotel chain sets sights on town

Braintree and Witham Times: Purrfect presents for cats at Haywards Heath hotel

9:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

A luxury hotel for cats could be on the cards in Bocking.

Braintree hospital staff set up picket lines over pay row

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Hospital staff set up picket lines for the NHS’s first day of strike action in more than 30 years.

Enjoy art by Kelvedon and Feering Art Society

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Kelvedon and Feering Art Society is holding its annual art exhibition on tomorrow and Sunday.

Teacher training event to be held at Coggeshall school

Braintree and Witham Times: Writing Q&A, Questions and Answers on a blackboard.   (10685421)

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

An event for people interested in teaching will be held at a Coggeshall school.

Passengers urged: back our campaign for 40 minute train journeys from Colchester to London

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

11:57am Friday 17th October 2014

PASSENGERS have been asked to back a campaign calling for trains to run from Colchester to London Liverpool Street in just 40 minutes.

New £6million substation will improve power supply to Braintree and Witham

Braintree and Witham Times: An example of what a substation could look like.

10:30am Friday 17th October 2014

Homes and businesses should have a better power network, thanks to a £6million investment.

Braintree police sergeant dismissed for gross misconduct could appeal

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Friday 17th October 2014

A Braintree police sergeant who was fired for gross misconduct after he failed to turn up for work on 13 occasions could appeal the decision.

Tributes paid to Witham's own 'Arkwright' shopkeeper

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A businessman nicknamed Arkwright after the character made famous by comedian Ronnie Barker will be remembered for his hard work and dedication.

Wrestling returning to Witham

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Live action wrestling comes to Witham Public Hall as WrestleForce runs its first show in Witham tomorrow.

Man to stand trial for arson after kebab shop fire

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A man charged with arson following a fire at a kebab shop will stand trial next year.

Mum has head shaved for charity by snooker player Ali Carter

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A mum of two had her head shaved by a top snooker player to raise money for the hospice which took care of late father.

Update: Ambulance crews attend two-vehicle A120 crash

Braintree and Witham Times: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

11:47am Thursday 16th October 2014

Two vehicles have collided on the A120.

Braintree Conservatives to consider next steps in choosing candidate to fight for Brooks Newmark's seat in General Election

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

Braintree Conservatives will have to choose a new prospective parliamentary candidate after their under-fire MP after he decided to step down at the next election amid further sex allegations.

Burglars steal property from home in Clare Road, Braintree

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

10:29am Thursday 16th October 2014

Police officers are searching for burglars who targeted a Braintree home yesterday.

Ignite event for Braintree businesses has been cancelled

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:23am Thursday 16th October 2014

An event to help businesses improve their marketing, social media and profit making skills has been cancelled.

Karate-trained teenager punches robber who stabbed him

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A teenager trained in karate punched a robber who stabbed him - and was only saved from serious injury by his body warmer.

MP slams "unconvincing" school merger plans

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

An MP has called for “ill-thought through” plans for a school merger to be scrapped, claiming that parents and pupils deserve better.

UPDATED: 10.30am Train signalling fault fixed

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

8:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

COMMUTERS are facing delays of up to 45 minutes on the trains this morning due to a signalling problem.

Man charged with GBH after assault at The Lounge

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A man has been charged with grievous bodily harm in relation to an incident which left another man with a broken jaw.

Theatre school holding auditions

Braintree and Witham Times: Curtains raised: The Theatre Royal

3:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

The Academy Theatre School, Coggeshall, is holding auditions for its new show, Boogie Wonderland Two.







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