Bikers using winding rural road as "racetrack"

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A WINDING rural road is being used as unsolicited racetrack by motorcyclists attending a weekly rally, it has been claimed.

Plan for nine homes agreed in principle

Braintree and Witham Times: Councillors criticise nine-home development plan

7:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

BLUEPRINTS for nine new homes in Kirby Cross have been given the green light.

Humes is the new U's boss

Braintree and Witham Times: plenty to play for - Colchester United academy manager Tony Humes believes a trip to Villa Park is the perfect carrot for the U's youngsters ahead of their FA Youth Cup tie against Plymouth Argyle tonight.

5:30pm Monday 1st September 2014

Tony Humes has been announced as the new Colchester United manager.

International music school hopes thrown into doubt

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A FORMER courthouse has been put back up for sale plunging its future as an international music school into doubt.

Get a health MOT check for your dog

Braintree and Witham Times: AT THE SERVICE: Holly the dog looks excited about the service

6:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

Dog owners are being invited to bring their pets along for a free health MOT.

Alleyway to reopen after council wins legal battle

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

CAMPAIGNERS have claimed victory in a long-running battle to reopen a bricked-up alleyway in Frinton.

Ambulance service warns of road safety after 297 crashes involved children

Braintree and Witham Times: Members of Unite who work for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service plan more strikes over claims that safety is being put at risk.

4:05pm Monday 1st September 2014

Families are being urged by the ambulance service to avoid taking road safety for granted ahead of the new school term.

Manningtree Station lifts could be installed by 2015

Braintree and Witham Times: Manningtree station – where commuters want better facilities

4:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

NEW lifts at Manningtree train station could be installed by 2015.

Police appeal to find burglary suspect who broke officer's finger

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:22pm Monday 1st September 2014

Detectives investigating a burglary have arrested one man but are hoping that the public will help them identify the outstanding suspect from CCTV pictures.

Shop voted Essex's most popular bridal store

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:18pm Monday 1st September 2014

A WEDDING dress shop has been named the best in Essex, and second best in the world, in a industry competition.

Carver starts work on new Castle Park sculptures

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:15pm Monday 1st September 2014

A WOOD carver has finally been able to start work on a project he was forced to delay when his van and all his tools were stolen.

Major shake-up takes place in a bid to improve local policing

Braintree and Witham Times: Police are hunting for a man after a robbery and assault in Morden this morning.

3:17pm Monday 1st September 2014

From today, Essex Police is making a number changes to the way officers and police staff work across the county.

International rugby star to support local causes by speaking in Colchester

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:58pm Monday 1st September 2014

A TOP former rugby international will speak in Colchester to support two local causes.

Man dies after collapsing in front garden

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:08pm Monday 1st September 2014

A MAN died in hospital after he was found seriously ill in the garden of a bedsit.

New public walkway plan for Brightlingsea Harbour

Braintree and Witham Times: Boats at Brightlingsea Harbour.

2:49pm Monday 1st September 2014

Increasing public access to Brightlingsea Harbour could help attract more visitors to the town, it is hoped.

Radio presenter plea: stop littering Colchester estate

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:51pm Monday 1st September 2014

A RADIO presenter has pleaded with people not to drop litter on an Army estate.

Drunk jailed after 158 court dates

Braintree and Witham Times: Chelmsford Crown Court

2:45pm Monday 1st September 2014

A TOWN drunk has been jailed after his 158th appearance in court.

Mayor hits back over "too orange" Sainsbury's row

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A TOWNmayor claims councillors do want a new Sainsbury’s store, despite complaints its signs are “too orange” for Frinton’s beloved Connaught Avenue.

Quiz night to raise cash for football club and air ambulance

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

2:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A QUIZ night will take place to raise money for a football club and the air ambulance.

Wind farm benefit fund will grant thousands in funding to local groups

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:30pm Monday 1st September 2014

Community groups are urged to apply for thousands in grants from a local wind farm.

Rising rail fares leave people feeling the pinch

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

1:22pm Monday 1st September 2014

CLACTON MP Douglas Carswell claims increasing train fares are squeezing households.

Police restructure begins today

Braintree and Witham Times: Chief Constable Stephen Cavanagh

1:14pm Monday 1st September 2014

HUNDREDS of police officers are returning to neighbourhood teams this week as part of a major restructure of Essex Police.

War veteran celebrates his 100th birthday

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A FORMER signalman whose war stories include being captured and interrogated before escaping with a broken arm has celebrated his 100th birthday.

Halstead's horticultural show this weekend

Braintree and Witham Times: Picture from the Ropley Horticultural Show

12:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

Halstead Horticultural Society are holding their early show on Sunday.

Joe Dunne leaves U's

Braintree and Witham Times: On the lookout - U's manager Joe Dunne wants any new signings he makes to have the character. Picture: WARREN PAGE

11:03am Monday 1st September 2014

Joe Dunne has left his role at Colchester United by mutual consent.

Support groups and charities to feature at hospital annual meeting

Braintree and Witham Times: Colchester General Hospital

10:51am Monday 1st September 2014

THE annual meeting of Colchester Hospitals Trust will feature displays from a host of support groups.

Youngsters bump into Olly Murs at local McDonalds

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:30am Monday 1st September 2014

Two youngsters had a Bank Holiday treat when they met idol Olly Murs in their local McDonalds.

Stowaway found under coach Halstead woman was on

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:30am Monday 1st September 2014

A woman has been left with some unusual holiday photos after an illegal immigrant was found underneath the coach she was travelling on.

Rescue for broken down boat near Clacton

Braintree and Witham Times: Summer dog ban in force for Tendring beaches

10:10am Monday 1st September 2014

COASTGUARDS coordinated a rescue after a boat broke down in the water near Clacton.

Beauty status could still be two years away for southern banks of River Stour

Braintree and Witham Times: Natural beauty: the south bank of the Stour

10:00am Monday 1st September 2014

STATUS which could boost tourism for Manningtree and Mistley could still be two years away.

Colchester schoolboy's University Challenge

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:15am Monday 1st September 2014

A FORMER Colchester schoolboy had his general knowledge tested by Jeremy Paxman when he appeared on University Challenge.

CCTV pictures released as police search for burglary suspect

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:21am Monday 1st September 2014

Detectives hope the release of CCTV pictures will help them identify a burglary suspect.

Firm set for upgrade to crematorium

Braintree and Witham Times: Crematorium to enter green space contest

9:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A FIRM has been picked to carry out a £1.4million upgrade to Weeley Crematorium.

Planning boss 'sorry' for Prettygate Tesco blunder

Braintree and Witham Times: Tesco to make changes to shop front

9:00am Monday 1st September 2014

PLANNING bosses have apologised for allowing plans for a Tesco supermarket to go through unchecked.

Festival's failure to be probed

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:50am Monday 1st September 2014

AN investigation will be held into the I Am Music fiasco.

Labour hoping to take Clacton advantage

Braintree and Witham Times: Tim Young selected as Labour candidate for Clacton

8:29am Monday 1st September 2014

COLCHESTER’S community safety boss, Tim Young, is the front runner to fight defector Douglas Carswell to be the Clacton MP.

Maldon plumber Paul to ride to Paris in memory of his mum

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A Maldon father-of-three will be tackling a 320-mile bike ride in memory of his “fantastic” mum.

New headteacher vows to improve Ofsted rating

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:30am Monday 1st September 2014

A NEW headteacher has vowed to improve a school’s Ofsted rating and raise educational standards for all pupils.

Station car park handed award

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

7:30am Monday 1st September 2014

CLACTON railway station’s car park has received a safety and security award for the first time.

Former journalist publishes her first novel

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A RETIRED journalist who has travelled the world writing has published her first novel.

350 scam victims named on list

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

MORE than 350 “suckers” in the Tendring district are being targeted by con artists.

Baby and toddler group to close in weeks if volunteers do not come forward

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A baby and toddler group which is under threat because of a shortage of volunteers is set to close next month if no help materialises.

Shop managers took a splash in the sea for charity

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

BRAVE shop managers have taken part in an icy challenge storming social media.

Be a part of huge Joseph production

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

YOUNG performers have a chance to take part in a huge production of one of the world’s best-loved stage shows.

Small congregation wows the judges with wildlife efforts

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Villagers are celebrating after scooping £200 for their well-kept church yard.

More grenades could wash up in Dovercourt

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

UP to seven more wartime grenades could be set to wash up on Dovercourt beach if fears there is a crate laying off the coast are correct.

Families have fun getting close to nature

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

HUNDREDS of families got close to nature when Elmstead Market’s Beth Chatto Gardens hosted a two day wildlife fair.

Air ambulance called after woman breaks ankle at the beach

Braintree and Witham Times: essex air ambulance

11:58am Sunday 31st August 2014

CLACTON coastguards helped air ambulance paramedics lift a woman from the beach in St Osyth after she suffered a broken ankle.

Gang threatens to stab woman in attempted robbery

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:32am Sunday 31st August 2014

A GROUP of thugs surrounded a woman and threatened to stab her unless she handed over her belongings.

A man in his seventies has died after an A12 crash

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:08am Sunday 31st August 2014

A man has died after a crash into a central reservation.

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