£10k 'golden hello' bonus bid to save struggling surgeries

Braintree and Witham Times: Frinton's Caradoc surgery

4:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

DOCTORS will be offered massive cash bonuses to tempt them into surgeries on the brink of collapse due to staff shortages.

Teenagers asked to get creative

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

4:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

TEENAGERS are being asked to get creative with craft workshops at Harwich Library this summer.

Move from Essex County Hospital to Colchester General Hospital is one step closer

Braintree and Witham Times: Colchester General Hospital

3:53pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE trust which runs Colchester’s hospitals will invest £1.1million to help transfer services from Essex County Hospital to Colchester General Hospital.

New centre to tackle hate crime trend in Clacton

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

POLICE fear hundreds of hate-fuelled crimes are going unreported in Tendring.

Villagers launch village hall improvement campaign

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Villagers have launched a fundraising campaign to help make vital improvements to their village hall.

Traveller and gypsy sites in Colchester to double

Braintree and Witham Times: ILLEGAL: The travellers' camp on fields next to Clayton CE Primary School

2:32pm Thursday 24th July 2014

COLCHESTER needs to double the number of traveller and gypsy pitches in the borough, according to a new report.

Angry allotment owner plots to battle chicken ban

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

AN angry allotment owner has hit out at plans to ban chickens from her plot.

Work being done to tackle rural issues

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

WORK is being done to help tackle the significant issues facing rural communities.

Taser use shoots up in Essex

Braintree and Witham Times: Taser use by Sussex Police increases fivefold

2:17pm Thursday 24th July 2014

TASERS shooting up to 50,000 volts of electricity into people are being deployed five times as often as two years ago in Essex.

Thieves smash lock and steal fishing equipment

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A lifelong fisherman called the theft of his fishing equipment 'petty'. 

Breaking news Elderly woman seriously hurt in Colchester

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A WOMAN has suffered a serious head injury during an incident in Head Street

Naked cyclists vow to return to Clacton after latest coast ride

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL naked bike ride through Clacton will return to the town again next year.

Multi-million pound scheme to save our coast is underway

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A MAJOR £36million scheme to save Clacton from crumbling into the sea has finally started.

Organisers gearing up for spectacular sea festival

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THOUSANDS of people are expected to turn out alongside a special royal visitor for an annual festival this weekend.

Man mugged for his mobile phone by two cyclists near Morrisons supermarket in Maldon

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

12:02pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was mugged for his mobile phone by two cyclists near the Maldon Morrisons supermarket. 

Breaking news UPDATED: Travellers arrive at council car park

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:22am Thursday 24th July 2014

Travellers have pitched up on an Essex County Council car park.

Scouting for Girls drop out of Colchester music festival

Braintree and Witham Times: Scouting for Girls will play at Hardwick Live

11:11am Thursday 24th July 2014

INDIE rock band Scouting for Girls have dropped out of Colchester’s I Am Music festival.

Shops snub cheap booze ban designed to slash drunken town centre crime

Braintree and Witham Times: Mid-life alcohol and drugs crisis in East Lancashire

11:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A BID to ban sales of cut-price super-strength booze in Clacton has been snubbed by most major shops.

Teenager travels to Spain accidentally using brother's passport- and is not stopped

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

A holidaymaker destined for a boys trip travelled into Spain using his older brother’s passport, without security realising.

VAN drivers have been warned not to leave valuable tools in vehicles overnight.

Braintree and Witham Times: Essex Police have closed the road

10:46am Thursday 24th July 2014

VAN drivers have been warned not to leave valuable tools in vehicles overnight.

Family's home destroyed by lightning storm

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A YOUNG family have spoken of the moment their home was turned into a fireball after being hit by a massive lightning bolt.

Raffle raises cash for the Ark

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

10:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A PHARMACY has raised more than £300 for a family charity in Harwich.

Man injures back after falling from yacht

Braintree and Witham Times: A man had to contact the Coastguard on his mobile phone as his VHF radio on board was not working

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A man had to be taken to hospital after falling from a yacht near Burnham Yacht Harbour.

Appeal after Rusty's van stolen and dumped - minus his wood carver's tools

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:45am Thursday 24th July 2014

THIEVES stole a wood carver’s tools from his van before abandoning it.

A120 tailbacks after slip road breakdown

Braintree and Witham Times: Police Road Closed Sign

10:22am Thursday 24th July 2014

DRIVERS faced long tailbacks on the A120 this morning after a vehicle broke down and blocked a lane.

Public consultation set to go ahead on 1,235 garden suburb homes proposal

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A vision of the proposed North Heybridge Garden Suburb has been brought to life with artist’s impressions.

Former scout leader jailed for four years after grooming girl for sex

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A former scout leader has been jailed for grooming a young girl for sex.

IN THIS WEEK'S GAZETTE

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

£100k benefit cheat avoids jail sentence

Unemployment level drops again

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

7:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

UNEMPLOYMENT in Tendring has dropped but is still higher than regional levels.

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Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

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Tea and history served up at new cafe

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A CUP of tea and a slice of history is on offer at a new cafe opening in Colchester.

Homes plans put on hold

Braintree and Witham Times: Carlo Guglielmi, councillor for planning at Tendring Council.

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BLUEPRINTS for 32 high-quality new homes in Great Bentley have been put on hold.

Crash proves case for urgent dualling

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A TRUNK road is urgently in need of upgrading after a crash left a port town cut off for more than five hours.

Create your own mythical creature at Southminster library

Braintree and Witham Times: Creative Writing

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Families can create their own mythical creature at Southminster Library on July 30.

13 happy years for retiring Lesley

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:31pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PRINCIPAL Lesley Walder ended her 13-year headship with a special assembly with pupils.

Air ambulance called to unconscious man

Braintree and Witham Times: Herts Air Ambulance lands at North Weald.

4:27pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AN air ambulance was called to the aid of a young man in Clacton who had fallen unconscious after following a fit.

Hero Leonard was my dad's brother

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE nephew of a decorated war hero from Dedham, killed in 1944, has contacted the Gazette to pass on a wealth of fascinating information about his relative.

Flooding after pipe bursts in Stanway

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:32pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

RESIDENTS have reported flooding after a pipe burst in Winstree Road, Stanway.

Concerned villagers file petition to save former pub

Braintree and Witham Times: Oxford House, formerly the Carved Angel pub, in Earls Colne

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

More than 70 concerned villagers have signed a petition to stop a former run-down pub being turned into flats.

Mum appeals for woman who returned missing dog

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A mum was ‘absolutely elated’ after her beloved family dog was handed in anonymously to a vet after running away.

Police warning after M25 smash

Braintree and Witham Times: nswebpix police crime tape

2:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Police are advising motorists to avoid the anticlockwise carriageway of the M25 between junctions 28 and 27 following a two-vehicle road traffic collision which has shut two lanes.

Breaking news UPDATED: Teenage boy arrested on suspicion of rape

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A TEENAGE boy has been arrested following an alleged rape by a footpath

Family praises school after strike day criticism

Braintree and Witham Times: Break-in at school

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FAMILY has spoken out in support of a school which banned parents from sports day due to teacher strikes.

Finch to House of Lords: revoke Hanningfield's peerage

Braintree and Witham Times: Hanningfield could be suspended from Lords in new storm on expenses

12:42pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE leader of Essex County Council has called on the House of Lords to revoke Lord Hanningfield’s peerage.

Commuters delayed after 'suspect package' found on train

Braintree and Witham Times: There is disruption on the Greater Anglia service to Southminster

12:54pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Commuters were faced with long delays after a train was cancelled early this morning following the discovery of a suspect package.

Olly Murs wins Rear of the Year award

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:54pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Award-winning pop star Olly Murs has picked up yet another accolade-this time for his backside.

New trial scheme to improve accident and emergency hospital care

Braintree and Witham Times: Colchester General Hospital

12:24pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FOUR week trial which will see GPs treat some patients who arrive at Colchester's A&E department has been agreed.

Looking back - at 40 years of Dovercourt Theatre Group

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TO be or not to be... that was the question for budding actors in Dovercourt.

Health profile for 2014 shows worrying increases in obesity and other health concerns

Braintree and Witham Times: Publih Health England launches initiative

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

New figures published by Public Health England have shown some worrying trends emerging in the Maldon district.

Road blocked near Galleys Corner after two-vehicle crash

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

11:50am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Drivers in Braintree faced delays this morning after a two-vehicle crash blocked a road. 






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