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Company which runs Old Deanery told to improve welfare of residents at another care home

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

The company that runs a care home at the centre of abuse allegations has been told to improve the care and welfare of residents at another of its homes.

Police thank public after missing girl returns home

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

3:26pm Friday 24th October 2014

A girl who had been missing from her home in Chigwell since Monday has returned home.

Sir John Gielgud's Finchingfield retreat goes on the market

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

The village retreat of legendary actor and director Sir John Gielgud is on the market for the first time in more than 50 years.

Work to improve drainage in Feering starts on Monday

Braintree and Witham Times: Essex Highways is aware of the problem

2:22pm Friday 24th October 2014

Work to improve drainage in Feering will start on Monday.

Kelvedon Players are Looking for Love

Braintree and Witham Times: Curtains raised: The Theatre Royal

1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

The Kelvedon Players will be performing Looking for Love at The Institute, High Street, Kelvedon tonight and Saturday and next Friday and Saturday from 8pm.

Motorists advised to avoid M25 following earlier crash

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:55pm Friday 24th October 2014

MOTORISTS are advised to avoid the M25 following a multi-vehicle collision on the Essex bound track of the motorway.

New apprentices join Braintree firm's scheme

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A group of youngsters have got their first foot on the ladder in the construction industry after joining an apprentice scheme.

Police investigation continues into Braintree High Street brawl

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

10:30am Friday 24th October 2014

Police are still trying to find out who was involved in a brawl in Braintree High Street.

Crack down on cycle thieves at station

Braintree and Witham Times: Witham rail station

10:20am Friday 24th October 2014

Police are launching a crack down on cycle thieves targetting stations.

Wanted man arrested for breaching court order relating to burglary

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

9:25am Friday 24th October 2014

A man who was wanted for breaching a court order relating to burglary has been arrested.

Pride in Witham: We celebrate the town's most iconic moments in history

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

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

Dunmow Bowling Club to hold cake and coffee fundraiser for cancer charity

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Cake and coffee are on offer this Saturday at Dunmow Bowling Club.

Air ambulance lands on A12 after motorcyclist collides with HGV and lorry

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:20pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST has been rushed to hospital after colliding with a HGV and a lorry on the A12.

Pictures reveal the moment a blind man was thrown onto rail tracks in attack

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:25pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THIS is the horrifying moment a thug threw a blind man onto railway tracks during an argument at a train station.

Paige, 18, who works at Hatfield Peverel firm, is council's 3000th apprentice

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A teenager working at a Hatfield Peverel firm is the county council’s 3,000th apprentice.

Camping and caravan rally at pub

Braintree and Witham Times: Caravan owners advised to check TV licence requirements

4:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

The Camping and Caravanning Club West Essex District Association is holding a rally at The Swan in Rayne on Saturday.

Enjoy a Poppy Prom for charity

Braintree and Witham Times: Pitminster Parish First World War Exhibition

3:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Join a Poppy Prom in aid of the Poppy Appeal.

Two bikes stolen in a week

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

1:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Residents are being urged to ensure their bikes are kept secure after two bikes were stolen.

Braintree Town Football Club top of the league for cheap pies and teas

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

They might be not be among the upper crust of English football but the Iron are top of the league when it comes to best value tickets, pies, and tea.

Priti Patel wins award for championing small shops and newsagents

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A shopkeeper's politician daughter has been given an award by the organisation representing newsagents.

Man in hospital after two-vehicle crash

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

9:35am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A man believed to be in his 60s has been taken to hospital after a two-vehicle crash.

Nuisance drunks are spoiling Witham's image, say traders and residents

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:50am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Nuisance drunks urinating on benches and verbally abusing shoppers on Witham’s high street are ruining the town’s image, say traders and residents.

Doctors at crisis point: Braintree GPs' mounting pressures mean they are "absolutely overwhelmed"

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:47am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Patient-focused doctors could soon be history amid mounting pressures such as lack of funding and a growing population, claims a Braintree GP.

Arsonists set fire to garden fence in Witham

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

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Arsonists set fire to a garden fence causing £100 worth of damage.

Concern grows for welfare of teenager missing from home since Monday

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:56pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Concern is growing for the welfare of a girl who has gone missing from her home.

Celebrate orchestra's 25th anniversary

Braintree and Witham Times: Didcot Sings

3:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Colne Philharmonic Orchestra is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the family-orientated Hurrah.

Pensioner refuses to sell land to superstore developers

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A pensioner said a DIY superstore will have to be built around him because he refuses to move.

Witham charity launches Christmas appeal to feed orphaned and vulnerable Kenyan children

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A charity has launched an appeal to feed children at a Kenyan children’s centre.

Braintree musician teams up with top American comedian for show this weekend

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A musician is teaming up with a comedian who works on the famous Late Show with David Letterman.

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.







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