Jumbo owner to face trial over chicken deaths at his farms

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:49am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FARMER has failed in his bid to get charges relating to the death of 24,000 chickens thrown out.

UPDATED: Trading Standards and Essex Police launch raids on Colchester businesses

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:07am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TEAMS of police and trading standards officers have this morning carried out raids in Colchester.

Incredulous planning boss hits back at Colchester MP's "pitiful" comments following homes spat

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

4:19pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

INCREDULOUS planning bosses in Tendring have hit back at Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell following a spat over homes planned for the district’s boundary.

Champion boxer James DeGale put through his paces by Colchester paras

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:21pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CHAMPION boxer James DeGale was put through his paces by Colchester paratroopers.

Memories: Hurricane 1987

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

HURRICANE-FORCE winds battered Tendring’s coast 27 years ago leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

Pass rate increases after exam remarks

Braintree and Witham Times: Don't panic! Post GCSE exam advice for teenagers

4:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SCHOOLS have seen a small rise in their pass marks after GCSEs were remarked in the wake of the English exam controversy.

Crash! Lorry knocks down 112-year-old town centre lamp post

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:18pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A LAMP post outside Colchester Town Hall was destroyed when a delivery truck reversed into it.

Soldier's tots make the grade as calendar girls

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:15pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE adorable picture of a paratrooper’s daughter sleeping on her dad’s uniform has been chosen to feature in a charity calendar.

Funds granted for war memorial restoration

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:06pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A village war memorial will be restored after the parish council was given a £12,855 grant to carry out work.

The day the PM gave us coffee and biccies

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FOR once it was John Warner’s turn to be served coffee and cake...and what a place to go for it!

Halstead gets a new ambulance

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

3:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Halstead has a new ambulance - but there will not be an extra one for the town.

Council has a potential site and may fund new health facility in Maldon

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Maldon District Council has a potential site for a new hospital or health facility and may fund the project if necessary, a councillor has revealed.

RSPCA given permission to rehome horses found ill and injured in field

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:48pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Animal welfare inspectors found injured and dangerously thin horses, a court heard.

Volunteer models sashay down catwalk for St Helena Hospice

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:55pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

VOLUNTEER models sashayed down the catwalk for a fashion show fundraiser which raised £1,500.

20 ops have failed to correct A&E "blunder" which left me in constant pain

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MUM claims the failure of an A&E doctor to recognise her broken wrist had shifted is the reason she has been unable to work for six years.

Village solar farm given go ahead

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PLANS for than 10,000 solar panels that will produce enough power for 1,500 homes have been given the go-ahead.

Healthcare staff celebrate 630 years of service

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A COMBINED 630 years of service to the NHS has been celebrated with 24 staff from community healthcare provider, Anglian Community Enterprise (ACE).

Opticians weigh in for guide dog good cause

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:38pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

STAFF at an opticians in Clacton spent a week raising cash to boost guide dogs.

Essex police advise Dengie on how to tackle spate of thefts from cars

Braintree and Witham Times: Essex Police have closed the road

1:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Essex Police has reached out to the local community via their new messaging system to warn Dengie residents about a spate of thefts from cars.

Car crashes into restaurant

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

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A car has crashed into a restaurant.

Controversial Premier Inn to open in winter 2015

Braintree and Witham Times: Premier Inn

1:26pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL £6million hotel will open in Colchester within the next year.

UPDATED: Family pay tribute after son killed in crash

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The family of a man who died following a road traffic collision in Tollesbury have released a tribute to him.

Corner shop could be turned into cafeteria

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

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CORNER shop could be turned into a cafeteria.

Historic carnival back this weekend

Braintree and Witham Times: 80860-04 eg hms guy carnival.jpg

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FINAL preparations are being made for one of Harwich’s most unique events.

Tributes to popular local postie

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A popular former postie has passed away after serving Halstead for more than 30 years.

Camerawatch campaign launched to target speeders

Braintree and Witham Times: Members of Community Speedwatch

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A SPEED watch campaign has been launched in a bid to make drivers slow down.

Residents tell the Standard why they are proud to live in Maldon

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

From the Promenade Park to the High Street’s quirky restaurants, tales of viking battles and the sight of the barges along the Hythe Quay, there are many things that draw visitors to Maldon.

Teenager to appear in court in connection with aggravated burglary

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

11:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A TEENAGE boy has been charged in connection with an aggravated burglary in Harwich in which a man was threatened with a firearm.

Police appeal to find bronze elephant ornament worth £1,400

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:31pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Police are investigating the theft of a large bronze elephant worth £1,400. 

Grand £2.2m Italianate home attracts plenty of interest from buyers

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:25am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

It's the sort of property you might expect to see on the Italian Riviera.

Family tribute to kind-hearted collision victim who 'was prepared to help anyone'

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:39pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The family of a man who died following a road traffic collision in Tollesbury have released a tribute to him.

Genuine police intervene after bogus officer tries to con £7,000 out of Essex pensioner

Braintree and Witham Times: Essex Police have closed the road

11:17am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A bogus detective who tried to con a man into handing over £7,000 was foiled when genuine police intervened.

Peacocks causing a flap in village

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Three pesky peacocks are causing a flap in a village.

School up for sale for £725,000

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

10:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FORMER school is on the market for £725,000.

Recruitment drive to fill major nursing shortage

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

HOSPITAL bosses hope a major recruitment drive will help fill a shortage in qualified nurses.

Caravan and shed fire in Parkeston

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:21am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a blaze involving a shed and a caravan in Parkeston in the early hours of Wednesday.

Coastguards find the source of mysterious flashing light

Braintree and Witham Times: Thames Coastguard station at Walton, earmarked for closure in September 2014.

9:10am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

COASTGUARDS were sent out to investigate a mysterious flashing light at sea.

Braintree musician teams up with top American comedian for show this weekend

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A musician is teaming up with a comedian who works on the famous Late Show with David Letterman.

What a whopper! Mark grows 700lb pumpkin

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

GREENFINGERED Mark Rand has grown what he believes is Britain’s biggest outdoor pumpkin, this year.

Rugby players to tackle half Iron Man

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

RUGBY players are set to tackle a gruelling fitness challenge to raise money for charity and inspire the youth of Harwich.

Countdown on for community groups to apply for funding boost

Braintree and Witham Times: CASH WINDFALL: The 4Together AAP has awarded grants to 18 groups

7:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE countdown is on for voluntary and community groups across Essex to apply for grant funding.

Man charged after fatal crash

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:18am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MAN has been charged with careless driving after a woman died following a crash in Little Horkesley.

Firefighters called to chimney blaze

Braintree and Witham Times: STRIKE ACTION: Firefighters are to stage the latest in a long series of strikes as part of a wider public sector day of action tomorrow. SP

10:03pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a chimney fire in Colchester this evening.

655 homes 'too many'

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

PLANS to more than triple the size of a future housing estate in Lawford have been branded as completely unsuitable for the village.

Nurse accused of holding pillow over resident's face

Braintree and Witham Times: Health visitor fired for failings while working at Hove clinic

5:42pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A nurse is due to appear before a disciplinary panel after he was accused of holding a pillow over a resident’s face for 30 seconds.

Farmer warns residents after rogue dog kills sheep

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:20pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A farmer believes a stray dog killed two of his sheep.

Donations pour in for children's hospital in honour of Laura Dale

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

More than £1,000 has been donated in memory of a Maldon mum-of-two.

Halstead children get taste of sport at Olympic venue

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Children were given the chance to play sport at two Olympic venues under the guidance of expert coaches.

Hospital spending crackdown launched to tackle huge losses

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A CRACKDOWN on overtime and more spending checks are being planned to tackle multi-million pound losses at Colchester’s hospitals.

Tea to celebrate surviving cancer

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:12pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

ABOUT 120 cancer survivors celebrated life at the Colchester Moot Hall.






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