Breaking news Man charged with murder of Southend man stabbed in Braintree

8:32pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Police have charged a man with murder after a man was stabbed in Braintree.

Maldon neighbours to run 100km for children with cancer

Braintree and Witham Times: Ross Holland and Nigel Stead

5:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Two neighbours will run the equivalent of more than two marathons in memory of a 14-year-old girl who died of cancer.

Inspirational headteacher up for top award after leading school's revival

Braintree and Witham Times: Inspirational headteacher up for top award after leading school's revival

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A WALTON headteacher has been named as a finalist for a prestigious award after inspiring a dramatic turnaround at his school.

Noise concerns scupper rubbish depot opening time changes

Braintree and Witham Times: Maldon district: 1,000 complaints over rubbish collection blunders

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Councillors opposed plans by their own council to change the opening times of a rubbish collection depot.

‘Shanty’ extension owner loses lengthy court fight

Braintree and Witham Times: ‘Shanty’ extension owner loses lengthy court fight

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A FIVE-YEAR battle to remove an illegal ‘shanty’ extension to a building in Mistley has ended.

Easter fun day at Horse Rangers

2:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

FAMILIES will be able to enjoy some Easter fun at a stables.

Easter I Spy with a difference in Halstead High Street

1:55pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Characters from the Easter story played a game of I Spy with a difference.

Couple could be the key to solving Castle Park murder

Braintree and Witham Times: Victim Jim Attfield

1:39pm Saturday 19th April 2014

CRUCIAL witnesses need to come forward to help solve the horrific murder of Jim Attfield.

Tributes paid to young Southend dad who died after being stabbed in Braintree

Braintree and Witham Times: Michael Haastrup

1:11pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Tributes have been paid to a man who was stabbed in Braintree.

Budding model ditches council for catwalk and Miss England bid

Braintree and Witham Times: Hannah Munford

12:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A MONTH ago Hannah Munford was working for the county council - now she's a catwalk queen with the Miss England crown in her sights.

Developer hopes to transform Burnham boatyard into housing complex

12:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A developer hopes to transform a Burnham boatyard into a housing and office complex.

Woman refuses to be beaten by 'toughest race on earth'

Braintree and Witham Times: Fiona at the finish of the race with her mother Muriel Oakes

10:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

A RACE dubbed the ‘toughest race on earth’ has not beaten a local woman.

Burglars raid three homes in Stanway

9:27am Saturday 19th April 2014

BURGLARS raided three homes in Stanway in one night.

In pictures: Party for 20 Market Street on second anniversary of fire

Braintree and Witham Times: In pictures: Party for 20 Market Street on second anniversary of fire

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

ANGRY residents have called for immediate action over an eye-sore site which was gutted by a fire two years ago.

Council u-turn over card holder backlash

Braintree and Witham Times: Frinton and Walton Swimming Pool

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

TENDRING Council has announced a u-turn on its decision to scrap free swimming lessons after a public backlash.

Maldon's MP helps mum go on holiday just in the nick of time

Braintree and Witham Times: John Whittingdale MP says the public is shocked by phone hacking scandal

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A mum is praising the efforts of Maldon’s MP after he organised for her daughter’s passport to arrive just in the nick of time - the day before her holiday.

Crime concerns as PCSO funding is lost

Braintree and Witham Times: New carer support group

6:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

CONCERNS have been raised people are taking advantage of a "lack of police presence" after a wave of thefts and criminal damage in the Manningtree area.

MP appeals for help in part-night street lighting fight

Braintree and Witham Times: Douglas Carswell: Campaign deserves support

6:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

AN MP has launched a bid to get certain streetlights switched back on at night to make the area safer.

Restoration Man show comes to Great Braxted

Braintree and Witham Times: The Old School House

5:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Architect George Clarke will be filming The Restoration Man in Great Braxted.

Annual art exhibition taking place this weekend

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

AN annual art exhibition will take place again this Easter.

Wing mirrors pulled from car by vandals

Braintree and Witham Times: Essex Police have closed the road

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

VANDALS ripped the wing mirrors from a car in Clacton, causing more than £500 of damage.

Try a bush tucker challenge in Burnham - ants and bug smoothies anyone?

Braintree and Witham Times: A weaver ant

3:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Fancy tasting some queen weaver ants and bug jelly washed down with a mixed bug smoothie?

Mystery money donations: Cash pours in to stop church demolition

Braintree and Witham Times: "Let's save church where we married"

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A CAMPAIGN to save a Grade II listed church from demolition has become the latest recipient of an anonymous letter full of cash.

Couple falsely claimed £25,000 benefits in four years

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A MARRIED couple have avoided jail despite swindling more than £25,000 out of Tendring Council.

Musical tribute to world-famous hymn writer

Braintree and Witham Times: The group were treated to a talk about Chetham's School of Music in Manchester.

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A MUSICAL tribute was held to mark 25 years since the death of a world-renowned hymn writer from Walton.

Thieves continue to target parking meters

Braintree and Witham Times: Thieves are targeting parking meters

1:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

Thieves are continuing to target parking meters.

Thieves rip copper piping from empty home

Braintree and Witham Times: Essex Police have closed the road

1:12pm Friday 18th April 2014

CROOKS escaped with a copper piping after smashing their way into an empty house in Jaywick.

Car leaves A12 and overturns

Braintree and Witham Times: Essex Police have closed the road

12:36pm Friday 18th April 2014

A WOMAN escaped serious injury after her car left the A12 and overturned.

Popular ex-headteacher dies after cancer battle

Braintree and Witham Times: Popular ex-headteacher dies after cancer battle

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A POPULAR headteacher from Frinton has died after a year-long battle with lung cancer.

Family dog left fighting for its life after adder bite

Braintree and Witham Times: Del at the vets

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A beloved family dog was left fighting for his life after he was bitten by a snake in long grass.

Protest by candlelight

Braintree and Witham Times: Protest by candlelight

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

VOICES rang out in the evening night as part of a protest against maternity unit closures.

Royal Navy vessel to visit Burnham

Braintree and Witham Times: HMS Blazer is heading for Burnham

11:59am Friday 18th April 2014

A Royal Navy vessel will be docking in Burnham.

"It's a miracle my baby and I are alive"

Braintree and Witham Times: "It's a miracle my baby and I are alive"

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

As pregnant Natasha Corrigan lay in a hospital bed, her family were warned that mother and baby may not survive.

Couple forced to live in tent

Braintree and Witham Times: Nick Alger and Chloe Hutchings are relying on friends for shelter

10:30am Friday 18th April 2014

A HOMELESS couple say they have been living in a tent and sofa surfing after accommodation arranged by their local council was suddenly withdrawn.

Oldest recorded town? Forget it. Oldest recorded hot cross bun! Can we prove it? Well, you decide.

Braintree and Witham Times: Oldest recorded town? Forget it. Oldest recorded hot cross bun!! Can we prove it? Well, you decide.

10:28am Friday 18th April 2014

THE bun in question is owned by Andrew Munson, of Wormingford, who was given it 30 years ago by an eccentric neighbour, Norman Baker, to thank him for fixing his electrics.

Police urge correct parking at night to avoid accidents

Braintree and Witham Times: PCSOs at work in Walton

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

DRIVERS have been urged to park their cars facing the right way at night to stop them becoming a major hazard following the streetlight switch-off.

Runners battle the heat to complete London Marathon

Braintree and Witham Times: Runners battle the heat to complete London Marathon

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

MARATHON runners battled the heat to take part in one of the world’s top charity races.

Young at art show off creations in a gallery

Braintree and Witham Times: Young at art show off creations in a gallery

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

ARTY youngsters had the chance to see their creations hung in a gallery.

Firstsite chairman announces retirement

Braintree and Witham Times: Firstsite chairman announces retirement

9:41am Friday 18th April 2014

THE chairman of Colchester’s Firstsite is to retire after seven years.

Jet ski used to rescue kitesurfer

Braintree and Witham Times: Busy weekend for Falmouth coastguards with three shouts in four hours

9:33am Friday 18th April 2014

A KITESURFER was rescued after getting into difficulty in Clacton's Martello Bay.

Police investigate crash between car and motorbike in Althorne

Braintree and Witham Times: Police at the scene of the crash

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A motorcyclist suffered serious injuries after he was in collision with a car.

Amy is top St John Ambulance cadet in East of England

Braintree and Witham Times: Winner – Amy Cook receives her award from Dave Christophers, St John Ambulance national young people adviser. Picture: BRIAN ALDRICH

8:34am Friday 18th April 2014

A TEENAGER has been named the best St John Ambulance cadet in the East of England.

Former uni student stabbed his mum to death

Braintree and Witham Times: Former uni student stabbed his mum to death

8:32am Friday 18th April 2014

A FORMER Essex University student stabbed his mother to death.

Wounded soldier to play in a memorial match for friend Rob

Braintree and Witham Times: Wounded soldier to play in a memorial match for friend Rob

8:21am Friday 18th April 2014

A SOLDIER seriously injured in Afghanistan is to play cricket in honour of a friend who has died.

Historic buildings ‘need protection’

Braintree and Witham Times: Historic buildings ‘need protection’

8:17am Friday 18th April 2014

HISTORIC buildings in Colchester need to be better protected or more could burn down, according to a prominent historian.

Schools join forces for Beatles music showcase

Braintree and Witham Times: Schools join forces for Beatles music showcase

7:30am Friday 18th April 2014

SCHOOL choirs joined forces to put on a spectacular Beatlemania showcase.

In today's Standard

Braintree and Witham Times: In today's Standard

7:30am Friday 18th April 2014

A COUPLE are spared prison after admitting benefit fraud of £25,000, protesters hold a twilight vigil at Harwich's Hospital, and residents say flytipping is spoiling their town.

Lease agreement means green light for £1m Naze centre

Braintree and Witham Times: Wildlife trust eases Naze takeover fears

6:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A LEASE has been agreed for Walton’s historic Naze allowing a £1million visitor centre development to go ahead.

Fire crews tackle workshop fire in Clacton

Braintree and Witham Times: Fire brigade solar panels bid sparks anger

5:31pm Thursday 17th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS wearing breathing apparatus tackled a blaze at a workshop in Clacton earlier today.

Man arrested in connection with murder of Southend man in Braintree

Braintree and Witham Times: Police arrest man following serious sexual assault in Runcorn

5:33pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man who was stabbed last night in Braintree died in hospital.






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