Lorry driver arrested on suspicion of careless driving after builder left in critical condition

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:24pm Friday 24th October 2014

A lorry driver was arrested on suspicion of careless driving after a builder fell from a ladder and suffered severe head injuries.

Drivers puzzled as new A120 signs go grey

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

DRIVERS have been left bemused after new speed signs at an accident blackspot were installed without numbers.

Cop this! Old police station on the market for £175k

Braintree and Witham Times: Closed in January, Brightlingsea police station

6:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

HERE’S an arresting investment opportunity...the chance to buy your very own police station.

Sible Hedingham boy starts school two months late because he could not get a place at his village school

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A boy has started school nearly two months late because he could not get a place locally.

Bake off success for students

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

CHILDREN put on their aprons to battle it out for the title of the best baker.

Readers send in their eye-catching snaps from across Maldon district

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Standard readers have been out and about with their cameras.

£1.4 million sports facility plan unveiled for Colchester secondary school

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:51pm Friday 24th October 2014

A STATE-OF-THE-ART sports facility could be created at a Colchester school.

Care Home plan unveiled for Essex County Hospital

Braintree and Witham Times: Essex County Hospital to shut

4:43pm Friday 24th October 2014

A DEVELOPER has unveiled plans to turn Essex County Hospital into a care village.

Blue badge spaces lost in car-sharing trial

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

COLCHESTER Council is offering exclusive parking spaces to car -sharing commuters – by cutting the number of Blue Badge spaces.

Anger as limited resources mean police can't close roads for remembrance parade

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

FURIOUS villagers have slammed Essex Police after top cops confirmed they do not have the resources to help at Thorpe’s memorial parade.

Police chief urges parents to remain vigilant after pervert accosted boys

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

4:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

EXTRA police patrols have been put in place after two teenage boys were accosted in Clacton.

Two men appear in court charged with attempted murder

Braintree and Witham Times: Colchester Magistrates' Court

3:41pm Friday 24th October 2014

TWO men were stabbed and had boiling water thrown at them during an attack at a house, a court heard.

Warning issued over spate of shed and garage burglaries

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

3:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Residents are being urged to keep their garages and sheds secure after a spate of burglaries.

Clacton man Junaid Hamidi, 28, charged with murder in Grimsby

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

2:16pm Friday 24th October 2014

A CLACTON man has appeared in court charged with murder.

Top harpist to dazzle with solo shows

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A CLASSICALLY trained harpist is hosting two recitals.

Guy Carnival looking back

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A SCRAPBOOK looking back at the Guy Carnival through the ages is being sold to raise money for charity.

Pool makeover to be rounded off with new name

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A POPULAR leisure centre will be getting a new name to go with its new look, following a £900,000 makeover.

Police warn of phishing scam

Braintree and Witham Times: Essex Police have closed the road

1:30pm Friday 24th October 2014

Police have released a warning about fraudsters via their new community messaging system.

Having issues with your mobile or tablet?

Braintree and Witham Times: Plans are being drawn up for a Shildon mobile phone app

1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Need help getting started with your mobile phone or tablet?

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.

Tornados to whip up a storm on stage in Clacton

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE band who played alongside Britain’s answer to Elvis are back on tour.

In pictures: Our day learning about the Great Fire of London

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS were transported back to the year 1666 to help them learn about the Great Fire of London.

Fundraising site set up in bid to save personality disorder service

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:43am Friday 24th October 2014

A woman is campaigning to save a Colchester centre tackling personality disorders, which has helped her stay in full-time employment.

Police attempt to predict burglaries before they happen

Braintree and Witham Times: Essex Police have closed the road

11:43am Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE officers in Essex are trying to predict crimes before they happen.

Girl knocked out during nightclub assault

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:40am Friday 24th October 2014

A GIRL was knocked unconscious and another punched in the face by a man at a university nightclub.

Eight people arrested during gang brawl released without charge

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:36am Friday 24th October 2014

EIGHT people arrested during a gang brawl in Colchester have been released without charge.

Pervert exposes himself near schools

Braintree and Witham Times: Essex Police have closed the road

11:27am Friday 24th October 2014

The hunt is on for elderly pervert spotted exposing himself near two Colchester primary schools.

Plans unveiled for all weather pitches at St Helena School in Colchester

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:59am Friday 24th October 2014

A STATE-of-the-art sports facility could be created at a Colchester school.

Men to appear in court charged with attempted murder following stabbings in Clacton

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:47am Friday 24th October 2014

Two men will be appearing in court today charged with attempted murder following the stabbing of two men in Clacton.

Pensioner hits out at 'atrocious' broken street lights, which leave retirement bungalows in pitch black

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:30am Friday 24th October 2014

A pensioner has slammed Essex County Council for ignoring broken streetlights meant to light retirement bungalows.

Maternity unit in open day play to mums-to-be

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:00am Friday 24th October 2014

WOULD-BE mums are being urged to have a behind-the-scenes look at Clacton Hospital’s maternity unit in a bid to get more women to use it.

Churches join for charity fair

Braintree and Witham Times: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

10:00am Friday 24th October 2014

CHURCHES Together is holding a charities fair today as part of One World Week.

Joshua sings with celeb Scherzinger in fundraiser

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A BRAVE youngster from Clacton took to the stage with Nicole Scherzinger as part of a special cancer campaign.

Halstead celebrates best town title in Britain in Bloom

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Halstead has been crowned the best floral town in the country for the second time at the Britain in Bloom awards.

Heybridge councillor, who stood up for residents against housing, is deselected

Braintree and Witham Times: BREAKING: Tories retain control of Hillingdon despite losing five seats to Labour

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

The deselectIon of a councillor who supported residents’ views against new housing plans has caused disappointment.

Family pay tribute to "gentle giant" Chris McDonald

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:53am Friday 24th October 2014

The family of Chris McDonald have paid tribute to their "ray of sunshine".

UPDATED 12pm: All lanes now reopen following five-car A12 crash which hospitalisted two people

Braintree and Witham Times: TRAFFIC.jpg

8:21am Friday 24th October 2014

DRIVERS are facing delays on the A12 this morning due to an accident involving five cars.

UPDATED 4PM: Man bailed after two boys accosted in Clacton

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:04am Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure and sexual touching after two teenage boys were accosted.

Can you help sell poppies to boost appeal?

Braintree and Witham Times: Royal British Legion
Poppy Appeal (9853659)

7:30am Friday 24th October 2014

AN appeal has been launched for volunteers to sell remembrance poppies in Walton.

In this week's Standard

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:30am Friday 24th October 2014

IN this week’s Standard police say crime rise could be down to offenders moving to Harwich and Tesco is given another 12 months to build Manningtree superstore.

Touching tributes paid to "perfect" young man Chris McDonald

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:44pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Devastated family and friends have paid tribute to a “perfect” young man.

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.

Sniffer dog finds illegal stash of hidden cigarettes at Colchester store

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:35am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SECRET stash of counterfeit cigarettes worth £10,000 were discovered in hidden cupboards at a Colchester newsagent.

250 tonnes of green waste taken in trial scheme

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

GARDEN waste weighing more than two blue whales has been collected from homes in the first five months of a trial scheme.

Fundraising quiz for Halstead in Bloom

Braintree and Witham Times: Enjoy a quiz night at Richard de Clare School on Friday

6:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Halstead in Bloom are holding a fund raising quiz tomorrow night at the Halstead Conservative Club, in High Street, Halstead.

Ice cream making equipment stolen from two vans

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

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Ice cream making equipment worth £8,000 has been stolen from two vans.

Celebrity donations boost sick children

Braintree and Witham Times: Lewis Hamilton

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

CELEBRITIES donated prizes to a charity auction which raised almost £100,000 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

Price war on the forecourts sees fuel costs drop across Maldon area

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

As supermarkets do battle over fuel prices, consumers are reaping the benefits.

Drone's aerial snaps show road's extension work

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:35pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THESE aerial shots show how engineers are building a massive new road in Colchester.






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