Council cost-cutter a 'waste of money'

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

Residents have derided as ‘unnecessary’ and a ‘ludicrous’ waste of money, a council move to hire a cost-cutter, paid £650 a day.

New market brings 'community feel' to the area

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A new market that was greeted with uncertainty when it first arrived is now thriving.

Final decision to be taken on plans to build 50 homes on Gas Rec after appeal hearing today

Braintree and Witham Times: Developer outlines fresh Gas Rec plans

6:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A FINAL decision on whether 50 homes can be built on a Colchester football pitch will be taken after an appeal hearing today.

Dovercourt beach to be closed after grenade discovery

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:11pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

DOVERCOURT beach is set to be closed by Tendring Council to allow for the area to be swept for potential explosives.

Pair to cycle from Colchester to Denmark ... to raise money for sharks

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:51pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

WHEN Joe Marshall and Jack Oliver decided to cycle from Colchester to Denmark, it was initially just for fun.

Are YOU in this week's Gazette!

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:30pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

How little Alexander Pickering beat heart defect

Only 'bendy buses' would fit down roads, according to development sceptic

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CAMPAIGNER has warned developers connecting roads to a proposed new development will not be able to handle bus traffic unless they live in a world of witchcraft and wizardry.

Plans to be submitted for major upgrade to swimming pool

Braintree and Witham Times: Frinton and Walton Swimming Pool

6:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

BLUEPRINTS for a major upgrade to Frinton and Walton Swimming Pool are due to be submitted.

Bank holiday pharmacy opening hours in Maldon

Braintree and Witham Times: Boots is set to fall into US ownership today when drugs firm Walgreens unveils a deal to buy the part of the business it does not already own.

5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Boots pharmacy at 54 High Street Maldon will be open on the bank holiday.

Former Braintree and Witham schoolboy enters Celebrity Big Brother house

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A former Braintree and Witham schoolboy has entered the Big Brother house.

Ten rescued from motorboat after getting stuck in backwaters

Braintree and Witham Times: Harwich RNLI all weather lifeboat

4:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

TEN people were rescued by lifeboat crews after their motorboat became stuck in Walton Backwaters.

Family history search leads to big reunion

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A FAMILY history buff has encouraged others to keep track of their relatives, after discovering her great grandparents had a staggering 135 descendants in just five generations.

Would you use a cafe at the Old Heath Rec?

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:30pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CAFE could be opened at Colchester’s Old Heath Recreation Ground.

Thousands of "suckers" in Essex are being targeted by con artists

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:29pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THOUSANDS of "suckers" in Essex are being targeted by con artists.

Memory Lane: Derek Argent dips into the archives

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Retired photographer Derek Argent has dipped into his archives to dig out some old snaps of Burnham.

Health centre expanding its services

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A HEALTH and wellbeing centre is expanding its services.

Forgotten WW1 heroes finally remembered on village's war memorial

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Fallen heroes who died during the First World War have finally had their names added to a war memorial to mark the centenary.

A new carry chair will be installed in ambulances to help patients and staff

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:30pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A NEW carry chair will be installed in ambulances to help patients and staff.

‘Traffic nightmare’ fear on homes plan

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:01pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

BLUEPRINTS to regenerate land off Magdalen Street, Colchester, could create a traffic “nightmare”, councillors warned.

Last pair of Lancaster bombers set to fly together over Clacton

Braintree and Witham Times: ICONIC CRAFT: The Mynarski Memorial Lancaster is one of only two flightworthy Lancasters in the world

2:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE last pair of Second World War Lancaster bombers have flown together for the first time in 50 years - and they will repeat the feat at the Clacton Air Show tomorrow.

Eight-piece jazz group to arrive at the Palace

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

AN octet of outstanding musicians from Hungary will be returning to the Electric Palace for an evening of jazz next week.

Controversial dentist has ban on orthodontic treatment lifted

Braintree and Witham Times: Therapy plan for people petrified of the dentist

2:02pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A dentist has been allowed to carry out orthodontic treatment on adults for the first time since being found guilty of serious misconduct.

Village residents elated after proposal for 24 homes withdrawn

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:30pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Residents are “thrilled” and “elated” after plans for 24 homes in their village were withdrawn.

'Cutting-edge policing' sees burglary figures drop

Braintree and Witham Times: Chief Constable Stephen Cavanagh

12:56pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A POLICE operation to tackle burglary has made a major dent in the number of house break-ins across the county.

Appeal to help fund lifechanging wheelchair for Callum

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A FUNDRAISING appeal has been launched to buy a lifechanging new wheelchair for a severely disabled teenager.

Goods worth £4,900 have been stolen from a house in Tollesbury

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

12:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Burglars broke into a house in Wycke Lane, Tollesbury and stole £4,900 of goods.

My husband never talked about the Second World War...then I found a secret diary after he died

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:15am Wednesday 20th August 2014

ALMOST until the end, Leslie Knight never spoke to anyone of his experiences during the Second World War.

Car found torched after keys were stolen during burglary

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

11:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CAR was found burnt out after being stolen from outside a home in Clacton.

Elderly lady wants to thank good samaritans after fall

Braintree and Witham Times: Compared to the upper end of Maldon High Street

10:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

An elderly lady wants to thank two good samaritans who helped her after she suffered ‘a very nasty fall’ on Maldon high street.

UPDATED 10.35am: Woman taken to hospital following A12 crash

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:05am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A WOMAN has been taken to hospital following a crash on the A12.

New schemes and new builds the key for first time buyers according to homes boss

Braintree and Witham Times: Promises: Paul Honeywood.

10:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

TENDRING council’s housing boss believes new schemes or buyers building their own properties could be the way forward.

Colchester tourist attractions fear consequences of school holiday proposals

Braintree and Witham Times: Stand Tall giraffes on their farewell tour at Colchester Zoo.

10:04am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Tourism bosses have criticised a proposed law change to cut the school summer holidays to four weeks.

Lancasters set to fly over memorial to lost bomber crew

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:37am Wednesday 20th August 2014

TWO Lancasters will tomorrow fly over the site where the crew of a Second World War bomber lost their lives after crashing.

Consultation on council tax support launched

Braintree and Witham Times: Pay your council tax by Direct Debit and you could win £25,000

9:31am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CONSULTATION looking at how Colchester Council hands out council tax bill reductions to low paid residents has been launched.

Boy airlifted to hospital after fall at beach

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

9:13am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A BOY was airlifted to hospital after suffering a suspected head injury while on a beach in Harwich.

Death rates for most lethal cancers has seen a drop

Braintree and Witham Times: Weight loss can cut your cancer risk, says Yorkshire cancer charity

9:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Death rates for the most lethal cancers have dropped across the region by almost a third in the last 20 years, according to new figures.

A133 Great Bentley smash causing two-mile tailbacks

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

8:59am Wednesday 20th August 2014

MOTORISTS are facing delays after a three-vehicle smash on the A133 Great Bentley by-pass this morning.

Commuters face 3.5% rail fare hike

Braintree and Witham Times: Record number of trains arriving on time

8:50am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Rail passengers face paying hundreds of pounds extra for their annual season tickets next year.

Here's how I won my pothole claim battle with Essex County Council

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:15am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A MOTORIST has won a pothole victory after taking Essex County Council to court.

End of an era as bailiffs go in at independent Colchester bakers

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:13am Wednesday 20th August 2014

BAILIFFS have cleared out one of Colchester’s last independent bakers.

Vintage sale to take place this weekend

7:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A VINTAGE sale takes place in Wix Road, Beaumont-cum-Moze, on Sunday, August 24, from 12-4pm.

Fears over effect on children as hard-up borrow to survive

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

7:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

FAMILIES in Harwich and north Essex are struggling with rising levels of debt.

Fete to be held in aid of cancer charity

6:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A FUN fete is being held at FC Clacton's Rush Green Bowl ground for cancer charity Myeloma UK.

Retired army deputy commander rides to Paris for Royal British Legion

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A RETIRED army deputy commander is taking on a gruelling 460km cycle ride to raise money for the Royal British Legion in memory of his grandfather who served in the First World War.

Rail season ticket prices to increase by 3.5% next year

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

5:05pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Rail passengers face paying hundreds of pounds extra for their annual season tickets next year.

Essex could see double its average rainfall this month

Braintree and Witham Times: Live updates: Travel disruption expected as severe weather warning issued

5:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Essex could see double its average monthly rainfall in August.

Lane blocked on A12 after crash between car and truck

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

4:47pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Police are at the scene of crash on the A12 northbound.

Sky-high deposits to blame for still living at home

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

SKY-HIGH deposits and a desire not to be trapped in a renting vortex is causing thousands of workers to be stuck living with their parents.

Suspected criminals to be tested for drugs as part of new scheme

4:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

PEOPLE arrested on suspicion of drug related crimes in Essex will be tested as part of a new scheme.

Attempted diesel theft from petrol station

Braintree and Witham Times: Essex Police have closed the road

4:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THIEVES attempted to steal diesel from underground storage tanks at a garage in Great Horkesley.






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