Banksy work scrubbed clean from Clacton seafront by council staff

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:34pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Banksy artwork scrubbed clean from a Clacton boathouse by council staff

Car and motorcycle crash in Cowdray Avenue, Colchester

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:19pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A CAR and a motorcycle crashed in Cowdray Avenue this evening, blocking the road during rush hour.

New £130k ultrasound machine unveiled at hospital

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A NEW ultrasound which allows patients to be tested for feared problems with their airways in Colchester instead of Basildon or London has been unveiled.

Claim sailing club’s tent upsets residents

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

6:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A SAILING club has been told it does not need planning permission for a controversial marquee.

Historic steam tug boat is in need of donations for new boiler

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Landlubbers were invited onto a steam tug during the Maldon Regatta to help raise money for a new boiler which could cost £100,000.

Missing pregnant teen found safe and well

Braintree and Witham Times: Essex Police have closed the road

4:23pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A HEAVILY pregnant teenager who went missing from Colchester General Hospital has been found safe and well.

£100,000 cycle challenge launched by St Helena Hospice

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:08pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

RIDERS are being encouraged to join forces with a Colchester hospice to raise £100,000 for charity.

School alliance to boost education standards

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

TENDRING schools have linked up in a special alliance to improve education standards.

Stroke survivors set out for charity walk

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

STROKE survivors strode out along the seafront for a sponsored walk.

Explore the world of perfume at talk

Braintree and Witham Times: What's On module top link image

3:57pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

The next meeting of The Solar Society, the local adult education and learning group, is on Monday.

MS patient refused funding for 'life-changing' medication

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:50pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A MULTIPLE sclerosis sufferer has lost his fight to have his life-changing medication funded by the NHS.

Firecrew sent to help retrieve man with broken ankle from loft

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:30pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A firecrew assisted paramedics in rescuing a man from his loft, after he had broken his ankle.

Clacton photographic club finds new home

Braintree and Witham Times: Mid Cheshire Camera Club

2:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A PHOTOGRAPHIC club has relocated after five years at its Clacton base.

Farmyard animals give furry therapy

2:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

BUMBLE and Badger the dogs, along with a host of farmyard friends, offer a furry alternative to traditional therapy.

Taco Bell pulls out of Angel Court plan

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:30pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A MAJOR fast food chain has pulled the plug on plans to open a takeaway as part of a major town centre redevelopment.

Council considering possible council tax rise

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:30pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Councillors at the Finance and Corporate Services Committee meeting heard a rise in council tax is being considered.

Best-seller James Patterson gives Red Lion cash for revamp

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:13pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE best selling author in the world has awarded a Colchester bookshop £2,500 to give its children’s section a revamp.

Producers are on the hunt for weight loss couples to star in TV new series

Braintree and Witham Times: Weightloss Workshop

12:48pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Essex couples are being encouraged to take part in a BBC series.

Patrol bid to stop railway crossing misuse by risk-takers

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

EXTRA patrols are taking place at railway crossings in Essex this week.

Admire vintage farm machinery at annual show

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Step back in time and admire displays of vintage farm machinery.

Organisation hoping to purchase own building

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

12:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A YOUTH organisation has asked for support as it bids for cash to purchase its building.

Maldon Regatta hailed a "great success" by organisers

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:45am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Sailing fans flocked to Hythe Quay in Maldon to watch the regatta and enjoy a day on the prom.

Campaigning Tory's surprise over MP revelations

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:06am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE co-founder of a campaign to get more Tory women elected to Parliament has spoken of her surprise over revelations of one of the group's leading supporters.

The Dengie's University of the Third Age reaches first birthday

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The Dengie's University of the Third Age (U3A) movement is celebrating it’s first anniversary, with more than double the number of the original participants.

Rainbow group launched in Thorpe

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:14am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A NEW group has been launched in Thorpe to provide girlguiding activities for youngsters.

Supermarket staff excel at Birkett challenge

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

10:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

SUPERMARKET staff turned £50 into more than £1,000 as part of an annual charity challenge.

Huge play centre could bring 12 jobs

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A-STATE-of-the-art play centre looks set to open in north Colchester, with the creation of at least 12 jobs.

Failing schools merge in bid to boost performance

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

TWO failing Greenstead schools have merged in a bid to boost their performance.

Two-vehicle smash leaves road blocked in Layer Marney: UPDATE - ROAD CLEARED

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:10am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A two-vehicle crash left a road blocked in Layer Marney.

UPDATED: Travellers leave Colchester United ground...and move on to Boxted

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:58am Wednesday 1st October 2014

UPDATED: TRAVELLERS left Colchester United's ground after 11 days and a court order only to break into another site opposite a school.

Lifeboats aid in search for vulnerable missing person

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:12am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The coastguard and two lifeboats were searching for a vulnerable missing person early yesterday morning.

Specialist officers dedicated to combating organised gang and gun violence have raided a house in Colchester.

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:29am Wednesday 1st October 2014

SPECIALIST officers dedicated to combating organised gang and gun violence have raided a house in Colchester.

Murder investigation launched after man found stabbed in Chelmsford flat

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:10am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A MURDER investigation has been launched after the body of a man was found in a property on Broomfield Road in Chelmsford this morning with stab wounds. A 29-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

£100,000 app to bring tourists to Colchester

Braintree and Witham Times: Colchester Castle

9:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

TOURISM bosses hope a smartphone app which cost up to £100,000 to develop could bring more visitors to Colchester.

"Drawing for the terrified" art class starting up

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Artist Georgie Roy is holding a new art class, “Drawing for the Terrified”.

Police praised for FOI response boost

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

9:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

ESSEX Police has been praised for improving its response to freedom of information requests.

First bus crashes into lamppost on Heybridge route

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:47am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Drivers were surprised to see a damaged bus near the Bentalls complex, Heybridge, yesterday.

Church appeals for funding help for garden maintenance

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Churchgoers and wellwishers are being asked to make donations to help maintain a Tiptree chapel garden and graveyard.

Extra £300,000 to boost bus service

Braintree and Witham Times: Bus service changes planned

7:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

ESSEX County Council is spending an extra £300,000 on supported bus services this year despite cutting several routes.

Residents urged to sign up for crime prevention advice sent straight to their phone

Braintree and Witham Times: Nick Alston has chosen Mr Whitehouse

6:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

RESIDENTS will be able to get crime prevention advice straight to their phone as part of a new scheme.

Controversial Prettygate Tesco set to go ahead after all as council realises it has no power to stop it

Braintree and Witham Times: Tesco has launched an investigation after revealing that its guidance on profits for the six months to August 23 was overstated by around  £250m.

6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

COLCHESTER Council has been forced into an embarrassing u-turn which means a controversial Tesco will go ahead.

Olympic volleyball star Rachel Laybourne starts new college course

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

OLYMPIC volleyball star Rachel Laybourne served up knowledge and skill as she helped to launch a new club.

Parish council gives cash to good causes

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

6:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A PARISH council has agreed to award grants to two vital services.

Playboy model to take ice bucket challenge in Colchester to raise money for cancer charity

Braintree and Witham Times: Macmillan Fundraising Day

6:12pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A PLAYBOY model will drop in on Colchester clubbers - to take an ice bucket challenge.

Man woken up by robbers demanding cash in Clacton

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

5:44pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A 67-YEAR-OLD man was threatened to hand over money during a burglary at his home in Clacton.

Multi-million-pound plans to regenerate maltings

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

AMBITIOUS plans to restore one of Tendring’s most at-risk historic buildings as part of a multi-million pound redevelopment have been given the green light.

Could Mr Fiddles be Maldon's most miserable looking cat?

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Could this be Maldon's most mournful looking cat?

Digger fire spreads to 500-tonne muck heap

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

4:50pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A blaze destroyed a digger and spread to a 500-tonne muck heap.

Traffic delays due to accident near Colchester General Hospital

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:35pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A road accident near Colchester General Hospital is causing delays this afternoon for drivers and bus passengers.

New school starter pictures in this week's Standard

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:27pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Our First Class supplement will be in this week’s paper (Oct 2).






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