Residents plead for action over 'constant flooding' of Witham road

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Residents are pleading for action to repair drains after torrential downpour flooded a Witham road.

Breaking news Three women to appear in court after investigation into staff at Old Deanery

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:14pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Three women will appear in court after being reported for offences at Braintree’s largest care home.

Nominate community heroes in the Braintree district for Greenfields Community Housing awards

10:30am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Greenfields Community Housing is calling for nominations for its fifth annual Community Spirit Awards.

Woman stole £500 from pensioner at post office

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:56am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A WOMAN stole £500 from a pensioner while she was distracted at a post office counter.

Children eat free at Frankie and Benny's

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:37am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Get Thursday's Braintree and Witham Times and save £££s on a great family meal.

Medieval feast and festival coming to Coggeshall

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Travel back to the Medieval ages with a festival and feast.

Braintree District Museum holding summer activities for children

Braintree and Witham Times: Weekend weather: cloudy at first but warm on Sunday

5:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Braintree District Museum are holding a range of summer activities throughout the holidays to keep children amused.

Summer workshops at Braintree Community Centre

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Braintree Community Centre is holding a whole host of fun activities over the school holidays.

Pair trapped after car crashes into petrol station shop on the A12

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:46pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Firefighters are working to release two people who are trapped in a car after it collided with the shop at a petrol station.

Woman in her 70s in serious condition after fall down stairs

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

10:56am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A woman in her 70s is in a serious condition in hospital after she fell down a flight of stairs.

Police successfully use protection notices 54 times in eight weeks to protect 'at risk' victims

Braintree and Witham Times: Essex Police have closed the road

11:03am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Essex Police have used new legislation to protect women believed to be at risk of domestic violence 54 times since the system went live eight weeks ago.

Man died after drinking chocolate shake mixed with poison

Braintree and Witham Times: webpix coroners coroner's court inquest coroner

10:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A man killed himself by drinking a chocolate shake mixed with poison.

Alcohol charity set to expand after £17,000 cash boost

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A charity founded by a recovering alcoholic is celebrating a £17,000 boost to help educate schoolchildren on the dangers of substance abuse.

Council reveals it will fix 700 roads across Essex - but only 50 in the Braintree district

Braintree and Witham Times: £286k to spend on potholes

6:09pm Monday 28th July 2014

Seven per cent of repair works on the worst urban local roads in Essex will be carried out in the Braintree district.

Kids open bank at primary school

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

Primary school pupils are learning the importance of money management and long-term savings by creating their own bank at school.

Health figures reveal scale of Braintree obesity problem

Braintree and Witham Times: Obesity timebomb: 55,000 people at risk of life threatening illnesses in Bournemouth and Poole

3:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

Children and adults in the Braintree district are dangerously obese according to the latest government figures.

Driver escapes uninjured after car collides with tree

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

2:07pm Monday 28th July 2014

A driver escaped uninjured after a car collided with a tree in Cressing.

Overnight flash flooding causes havoc in Thaxted

Braintree and Witham Times: ONGAR: Fire on school roof

1:50pm Monday 28th July 2014

Overnight flash flooding caused havoc in a town, after water poured into a primary school, houses, basements and cellars.

Witham teenagers paint murals for local primary school

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:30am Monday 28th July 2014

Teenagers painted bright murals for a primary school.

Teachers at Witham school retire after a combined 86 years of teaching

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Four long serving teachers bade farewell after clocking up 86 years of teaching children between them.

Danbury man charged with causing death by dangerous driving

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:08pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A motorist will appear in court next month after he was charged with killing a man by dangerous driving in mid-Essex.

Priti Patel rated top 10 'sexiest MP'

Braintree and Witham Times: Priti Patel MP  - "These horrible fatalities are completely unacceptable."

5:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Witham's MP is one of the top ten sexiest MPs in the country according to an online poll.

Step into Indiana Jones' footsteps

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Ever wanted to be a real-life Indiana Jones? Well now’s your chance!

Panfield publishes Village Design Statement

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A village has published a document which will help to guide Braintree Council over future planning decisions.

Burglars target home in Tiptree

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

10:02am Sunday 27th July 2014

BURGLARS ransacked a home in Tiptree after smashing their way through the front door.

Patients call for improved transport links to hospital

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

Patients travelling from Witham to Braintree Community Hospital have called the lack of regular service “disgusting and unacceptable”.

War veterans hope Lidl no longer wants their memorial hall

Braintree and Witham Times: Lidl, where armed machete robber James Tomlinson was a deputy manager

5:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

War veterans are hoping that a budget supermarket chain has lost interest in buying their memorial hall in Witham, which would have forced them to leave.

Campaign to get Braintree moving and tackle road congestion

Braintree and Witham Times: Galleys Corner roundabout due for a £650k revamp

3:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A pilot has launched a campaign to unclog Braintree’s congestion after he became fed up of sitting in traffic jams every day.

Burglars steal £12,750 worth of jewellery in Witham raid

Braintree and Witham Times: Police seek witnesses to Barnt Green burglary

12:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Thieves stole jewellery worth more than £12,000 during a burglary at a home in Claudius Way, Witham.

Tennis tournament raises money for charity

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

Everyone rallied round to raise money for Essex Air Ambulance.

'Oldest lady in Wickham Bishops' toasts 103rd birthday at her local

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

A great-grandmother of nine hailed as the oldest lady in Wickham Bishops will celebrate her 103rd birthday today - with a tipple at her local pub.

Inspirational Lindley awarded for helping thousands of young people

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A fire service instructor who has helped inspire thousands of young people has been awarded for his efforts.

Young animator to build on YouTube success with Minecraft series

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A rising YouTube star is hoping his new animated zombie series will become a smash hit after his previous videos had over 3,700,000 views.

UPDATE: 22-year-old motorcyclist dead after South Woodham Ferrers crash

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:18pm Friday 25th July 2014

A 22-year-old man believed to be from the South Woodham Ferrers area has died after his motorbike was in collision with a Volkswagen Golf on the A132 at South Woodham Ferrers.

Jazz band coming to Braintree

Braintree and Witham Times: Didcot Sings

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

The Lady Killers New Orleans Jazz Band is coming to Braintree.

Commuter robbed in Braintree

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

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A commuter has been robbed in Braintree.

Toilet dumped at Witham bus stop

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:30am Friday 25th July 2014

A bus stop gained an unusual new facility when someone dumped a toilet in a shelter on Allectus Way, Witham.

Poorly mum left without a "lifeline" for three weeks after telegraph pole crash

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A despairing daughter has hit out at a phone company for leaving her poorly mum without a "lifeline" for three weeks.

Police raid addresses in two Braintree streets in crackdown on drugs across north Essex

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

8:43am Friday 25th July 2014

Police raided homes in Braintree as part of a drugs operation across north Essex.

Robbie Williams tribute night

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.

6:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Enjoy a Robbie Williams night that will be sure to entertain you.

Incident on A12 involving multiple vehicles

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:07pm Thursday 24th July 2014

AN accident involving five vehicles has blocked the A12 Northbound between J24 (Kelvedon North) and J25 (Marks Tey A120).

Former Edwardian school could be turned into luxury apartments

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A former Edwardian school in Braintree could be turned into luxury apartments if a planning application is granted.

Consultation launched on Bocking Blackwater Open Space

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

4:35pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A consultation will open tomorrow on plans for the cycleway and path network through the Bocking Blackwater Open Space.

Road set to close for eight weeks to fit new water main

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Work on a major water supply project could cause traffic chaos as a road is set to close for eight weeks.

Police helicopter launched to find teen charged with assault

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

2:39pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A police helicopter was scrambled to find a 17-year-old suspected of committing assault.

Collectors share passions for their collections

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

They say that if something exists, somebody somewhere collects them and that’s certainly true of Times readers who have been sharing their collections this week.

Military jets escort private plane at Stansted Airport

Braintree and Witham Times: Essex: Stansted Airport job fair to showcase vacancies

10:06am Thursday 24th July 2014

Military jets escorted a private jet when it was diverted to Stansted Airport.

Witham robber jailed after targeting three businesses in less than a fortnight

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

An armed robber has been jailed after targeting a pub, betting shop and grocery shop in the space of 11 days.

GPs could get financial bonus for coming to Braintree

Braintree and Witham Times: NHS logo

8:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

Doctors could get a ‘golden hello’ of up to £10,000 to bring new GPs to Braintree surgeries struggling to recruit.

Eager parents sign children up for Witham nursery yet to be built

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A new nursery school offering 66 places for children and 22 jobs is being built in Witham.

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