VIDEO: Man arrested after firing high-powered air gun at police

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Armed police were called to a Colchester house following reports a man was in possession of a weapon.

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Braintree and Witham Times: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Are YOU in this week's Gazette!

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Trio of care homes compete in Clacton Commonwealth Games... Dave Garlick reaches Wembley Way in 100-mile charity epic... Stagestruck dancers dazzle at Disneyland

Community minibus on the road for 40 years

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A MINIBUS service is celebrating 40 years on the road.

Blooming marvelous planting for Tendring

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

BUSY park rangers have planted a staggering 200,000 plants as Tendring gears up for the summer season.

Schoolgirl wins competition to name new Halstead road

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:04pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A schoolgirl has won a competition to name a new road in Halstead.

Plans for a controversial solar farm have been refused

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Plans for a controversial solar farm have been refused for a second time.

Pirate radio display gets an airing

Braintree and Witham Times: Event celebrating 50th birthday of pirate radio off Essex coast

4:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A NEW pirate radio museum has opened on Clacton seafront.

Nursery celebrates 10 years

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

TODDLERS were treated to a magic show to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their nursery.

Plans to merge fishing lakes at Heybridge withdrawn

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Plans to merge two fishing lakes have been withdrawn following confusion over whether the water is a river, lake or reservoir.

Man and boy, 7, cut free from car following crash in Thorpe

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

2:32pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A MAN and a seven-year-old boy were cut free from a car following a crash in Thorpe-le-Soken.

Jack powers through to clinch award

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:20pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A SCHOOLBOY from Clacton has been hailed as an inspiration to others after scooping a top award.

School smiling with success

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A HEADTEACHER has spoken of her pride for her school after achieving a good ofsted in the face of tougher criteria and judging.

Search launched after screams heard in Castle Park

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:52pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

SEARCHES were launched after screams were heard coming from near Castle Park.

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.

Ambulance prize for charity supporter

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A CHARITY supporter has scooped a jackpot of almost £3,000 in the Essex Air Ambulance Lottery.

Counting the cost after freak crash flattens wall

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A WOMAN’S garden wall was flattened in what looks to be a freak accident.

Aerodrome to house First World War aircraft permanently

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A unique aerodrome may become home to First World War aircraft permanently, including planes owned by Lord of the Ring’s director, Sir Peter Jackson.

Motorcyclist hurt in crash

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:11am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST has been injured in a crash on the A12.

Lighthouse highlight for the Harwich Society

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A HISTORICAL group has taken over the lease of one of Harwich’s most iconic buildings.

Music Movers celebrate a year of success

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A MUSICAL movement group has celebrated a year of helping talented toddlers develop their skills.

Holiday park chiefs told to build their own flood defence

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

HOLIDAY park owners are being forced to build a seawall – because the Environment Agency has refused to pay for flood protection.

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.

Woman in her 90s taken to hospital after car collides into sheltered housing complex in Maldon

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:20am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A woman in her 90s was taken to hospital after a car collided into the side of a sheltered housing complex.

Can you help find killers?

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:01am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Can you help find killers?

Essex Police's £70,000 bill for criminal damage to its property

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

9:56am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Essex Police has been forced to pay nearly £70,000 for repairs in the past three years as a result of criminal damage to its property.

Woman suffers suspected neck injury following crash

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

9:43am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A WOMAN suffered a suspected neck injury following a collision in Clacton.

Burnham in Bloom winners celebrate their achievements

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Burnham in bloom winners gathered to celebrate their achievements last Friday.

Emergency services at incident in London Road, Clacton

Braintree and Witham Times: Increase in New Year ambulance 999 calls in Essex

8:51am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Police and paramedics are at an incident in Clacton's London Road.

Nature reserve stroll for hedgehogs in need

Braintree and Witham Times: Stroll round Bobbits Hole brings in the crowds

7:30am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A TENDRING based hedgehog rescue is set to benefit from a nature reserve open day.

Work to start on million pound Naze centre

Braintree and Witham Times: Wildlife trust eases Naze takeover fears

7:33am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL £1million scheme to build a new visitor centre at Walton’s historic Naze will start in December.

Reports of car crashed into house in Maldon

6:57pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A car has collided with a house in Maldon.

Three vehicle accident on the Avenue of Remembrance

Braintree and Witham Times: Essex County Council

6:24pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Drivers are warned to expect delays following a three vehicle accident on the Avenue of Remembrance in Colchester. 

Cricket club and village hall get cash boosts

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

TWO community projects are celebrating after receiving a huge cash boost.

UKIP: We're coming for your seat Mr Carswell!

Braintree and Witham Times: Ukip’s Roger Lord – “the world has moved on”

6:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

UKIP claims a Conservative MP’s days are numbered in Clacton after naming its own General Election hopeful.

A120 blocked after two vehicle crash

Braintree and Witham Times: A361 closed at Sampford Peverell

5:21pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE A120 is blocked in both directions following a crash close to Clacton Road.

Moat is highly commended in small business awards

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A housing association has been highly commended at a national award ceremony.

School dazzles with Tempest performance

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A FRINTON school signed off the year in style by dazzling audiences with a successful show.

Fire crews called to blaze at industrial unit in St Osyth

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

4:02pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to 12 cars on fire at an industrial unit in St Osyth.

School's out for Linda... after 23 years

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

ONE of Harwich's first ever teaching assistants has retired after 23 years in the job.

Britain's 'worst' kitchen is madeover

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:48pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A MUM whose kitchen was voted the worst in Britain is celebrating its £3,000 makeover.

Trinity House stalwart honoured

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A LONG standing employee of Trinity House has been given a top award.

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.

Man flown to hospital after 'small explosion' on boat

Braintree and Witham Times: Collapsed man flown to hospital

1:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A coastguard team rushed to the aid of a sailor who suffered burns after an explosion on his boat.

Wildlife enthusiasts wowed by TV presenter David Bellamy

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Renowned presenter and environmental campaigner David Bellamy was among the experts who enthralled wildlife enthusiasts with guided talks and tours.

Primary school told it needs to improve following inspection by Ofsted

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A primary school has been told that it needs to improve following an inspection by Ofsted.

Pond is embarrassing, claims councillor

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

AN angry councillor has hit out at the state of an iconic pond which has turned green, branding it disgraceful and embarrassing.

Fun at the fayre - top turnout for village event

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

HUNDREDS of smiling faces turned out for Jaywick’s summer fayre, with organisers hailing it as the best ever.

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.

Campaign to win village green status

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:55am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A CAMPAIGN has started to turn part of a field threatened with homes into a village green.






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