Braintree: Hockey star Chloe Rogers shows off Olympic medal at parade

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree: Hockey star Chloe Rogers shows off Olympic medal at parade

10:00am Wednesday 12th September 2012

Hockey star Chloe Rogers has been showing off her Olympic bronze medal at a parade to honour British athletes.

Braintree: Huge demand for Olympic gold medal stamps

Braintree and Witham Times: Postmaster Jake Singh with the limited edition Olympic stamps

12:00pm Friday 10th August 2012

Olympic fever has struck Braintree as shoppers queue to buy limited edition stamps celebrating British gold medal winners.

Help me solve riddle of this Olympic medal

Braintree and Witham Times: June Guild – with husband John and her commemorative medal

10:00am Friday 10th August 2012

WHILE team GB continues to rack up a historic haul of medals, an Olympic relic has sparked a quest to discover who was given it more than 100 years ago.

Memorial service at Olympic Velodrome for Conrad

Braintree and Witham Times: Olympic tragedy: Conrad Readman

10:47am Friday 10th August 2012

A MEMORIAL service will be held at the Olympic Velodrome today in honour of Conrad Readman.

Braintree: Gold medal winner Ben Maher honed skills at town venue

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree: Gold medal winner Ben Maher

11:00am Wednesday 8th August 2012

A gold medal winning Olympic showjumper honed his talents at a Braintree equestrian venue.

Essex: Royalty makes surprise royal visit to Stansted

Braintree and Witham Times: Prince Felix, Stansted Airport’s Andy McPhee, Prince Louis and his wife Princess Tessy in Stansted’s departure lounge

4:00pm Tuesday 7th August 2012

Royalty made an unexpected visit to Stansted Airport after their flight to the Olympic Games was diverted.

Witham: Olympic-themed fun at nursery sports day

Braintree and Witham Times: Witham: Olympic-themed fun at nursery sports day

2:00pm Tuesday 7th August 2012

A day nursery got into the Olympic spirit with its very own sports day to cap off a week of events.

Braintree district: Supermarkets to open late on Sundays this summer

Braintree and Witham Times: Thousands of Tesco staff may have to carry on working for two years longer before retiring

12:00pm Tuesday 31st July 2012

Supermarkets in the district will be taking advantage of relaxed Sunday trading restrictions during the Olympics to open for longer.

Rogers and Team GB hoping for more success in second Pool A contest

7:00am Tuesday 31st July 2012

CHLOE Rogers and her Team GB side will be aiming for a repeat performance when they play their second game at the London Games.

Witham: Church celebrates Olympics with bell ringing

Braintree and Witham Times: Witham: Church celebrates Olympics with bell ringing

12:00pm Monday 30th July 2012

Bell ringers at a church played their part in a national celebration to mark the beginning of the Olympic Games.

Essex: Olympic athletes jet in to Stansted

Braintree and Witham Times: Cornel Fredericks, centre

11:10am Friday 27th July 2012

As the Olympics kicks off, many athletes have been jetting in via Essex. Swimmers from Canada including world silver medallist Brent Hayden, about 80 swimmers from the USA, a mixture of athletes from Serbia, about 80 members of the Greek team and New Zealand’s judo team all flew into Stansted Airport. New Zealand 1,500 sprinter Nick Willis, Ireland's first female Olympic pole vaulter Tori Pena and South African 400 metre hurdler Cornel Fredericks also posed for photos after landing at the terminal. About 70 non-operational staff have volunteered and been trained to meet and gree the athletes on their arrival.

Day of destiny draws near for our Olympic hockey heros

Braintree and Witham Times: Iain Mackay

8:41am Thursday 26th July 2012

For two decades, Iain Mackay has been dreaming of his day of destiny. That day is about to come for the former Braintree Hockey Club junior as he steps out in Great Britain’s colours on the biggest stage of all in world hockey – the Olympic Games.

Braintree: Torchbearer Kate's gratitude to chiropractors

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree: Torchbearer Kate's gratitude to chiropractors

1:30pm Tuesday 17th July 2012

An Olympic torchbearer has paid tribute to the chiropractors who ensured she was fit enough to run with the flame.

Braintree: Olympian Iain remembers his roots

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree: Olympian Iain remembers his roots

3:20pm Monday 16th July 2012

Hockey star Iain Mackay is ready to fly the flag for Braintree at this summer’s Olympic Games.

Braintree: Hockey player Chloe looks forward to second Olympics

Braintree and Witham Times: Chloe Rogers

12:20pm Sunday 15th July 2012

Chloe Rogers has been hard at work preparing for the London Games.

Essex: Rail staff demand Olympic bonuses

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree district: Rail staff could strike over Olympic bonuses

2:00pm Tuesday 10th July 2012

Railway staff want hundreds of pounds in additional payments for working during the Olympics.

Braintree: Disappointment at travel costs for Olympic volunteers

Braintree and Witham Times: Olympic volunteer Emily Bulleid

6:20pm Monday 25th June 2012

A mother is disappointed at the cost of travel for her daughter who is volunteering at this summer’s Olympics.

Braintree district: 118 vehicles stopped during security operation ahead of Olympics

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

5:49pm Wednesday 20th June 2012

More than 100 vehicles were stopped during an operation to test security measures at Stansted Airport ahead of the Olympic Games.

Braintree district: Money to be made by renting out during Olympics

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree district: Money to be made by renting out during Olympics

4:30pm Tuesday 6th March 2012

Homeowners with rooms going spare this summer might benefit from the Olympic buzz by renting out to tourists during the games.

Braintree: Community spirit among Olympic volunteers

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree: Community spirit among Olympic volunteers

10:30am Sunday 4th March 2012

Olympic volunteers are being urged to make the most of their once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, although helping out at the Games is likely to leave people out of pocket.

Witham: Glass company wins high-profile Olympic contracts

Braintree and Witham Times: Witham: Glass company wins high-profile Olympic contracts

8:50am Friday 2nd March 2012

A company from Witham have won lucrative contracts to supply glass to two of the most high-profile Olympic sites.

Sir Bob asks 'why no folk at Olympics?'

6:35pm Thursday 23rd February 2012

AN MP has slammed Olympics organisers for leaving folk music out of its opening and closing ceremonies.

VIDEO: Blur to headline Olympics closing concert

Braintree and Witham Times: Blur performing a new song in London

2:08pm Tuesday 21st February 2012

Blur are to headline a major outdoor concert to mark the closing of the Olympics this summer.

Witham: Barry's top hat for charity

Braintree and Witham Times: Barry Whelan

10:00am Friday 10th February 2012

An accountant behind a charity hat has launched a new design to mark the Olympics and Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Braintree: Carnival's Olympic theme

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree carnival swings into town

10:00am Sunday 22nd January 2012

This year’s Braintree Carnival theme is Going for Gold, to fit in with the Olympics.

BMX club counts down the days to the Olympics

Braintree and Witham Times: BMX club counts down the days to the Olympics

9:00am Wednesday 23rd March 2011

Sports clubs are counting down the days to the London 2012 Olympics.






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