Detective sacked for accessing police data for personal use

Braintree and Witham Times: Essex Police Headquarters in Chelmsford

6:11pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A DETECTIVE who used sensitive police data for “a personal matter” has been sacked.

Breaking news Further fire strikes pencilled in for three days in May

Braintree and Witham Times: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

5:12pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Firefighters in Essex will strike for three days in May as part of an ongoing row over pensions.

Crash in Great Leighs: Motorcyclist and car

Braintree and Witham Times: nswebpix police crime tape

5:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A motorcyclist and car have been involved in a crash in Great Leighs, according to reports.

More than 1,000 properties lose electricity during brief power cut

Braintree and Witham Times: Tips on saving electricity will be offered

4:53pm Thursday 24th April 2014

More than 1,000 homes and businesses were left without power after an electricity fault.

Pesky peacock has villagers running round in circles

Braintree and Witham Times: Pesky peacock has villagers running round in circles

4:51pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A pesky peacock has had villagers running round in circles trying to catch it.

Braintree Town have already put the area on the map, says council leader as promotion bid continues

Braintree and Witham Times: Jordan Cox. Picture: NEIL DADY

3:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Promotion for play-off chasing Braintree Town would provide a massive boost for the whole district, according to a council boss.

Roadworks cause traffic nightmare in South Street

Braintree and Witham Times: Roadworks cause traffic nightmare in South Street

2:30pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Road works are causing jams along South Street, Braintree.

Two cars and lorry involved in crash in Cressing

Braintree and Witham Times: Two cars and lorry involved in crash

2:20pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Two cars and a lorry have been involved in a collision.

Man arrested in connection with Ladbrokes robbery in Witham

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

1:53pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A man has been arrested in connection with a robbery at a bookmakers.

Burglars carry stolen items in suitcase along main road

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

12:13pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Burglars filled a suitcase with a laptop, watches and clothing before carrying it along a busy main road.

VIDEO: Whoop whoop! Is this da sound of Essex Police?

Braintree and Witham Times: VIDEO: Whoop whoop! Is this da sound of Essex Police?

11:40am Thursday 24th April 2014

Video of cop car apparently blaring out hip hop tune in Chelmsford becomes YouTube smash

UPDATE: Man dies after being hit by train in Witham

Braintree and Witham Times: Person hit by train in Witham area

11:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

A person has been hit by a train in Witham, according to a rail operator.

Low flying balloon captured on camera

Braintree and Witham Times: Low flying balloon captured on camera

10:19am Thursday 24th April 2014

This hot air balloon looks as if it is coming into land.

Driver fury as Witham roadworks cause town centre gridlock

Braintree and Witham Times: Driver fury as roadworks cause town centre gridlock

9:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

Angry drivers are demanding to know why two major town centre road schemes have been allowed to take place at the same time.

Tributes paid to stab victim Michael Haastrup

Braintree and Witham Times: Tributes paid to stab victim Micheal Haastrup

9:15am Thursday 24th April 2014

Tributes have been paid to a stab victim whose troubled past saw him involved in crime from the age of 13.

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.






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