Brave soldier Lance Corporal Scott Hardy remembered

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A SOLDIER from Chelmsford is being remembered this week as British troops leave Afghanistan after a war which spanned 13 years.

Benfleet commuters back c2c shake-up

Braintree and Witham Times: Cow on the line causes delays between Leigh and Benfleet

4:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

COMMUTERS who regularly use Benfleet station are hopeful plans to overhaul the c2c timetable will benefit them.

Former council manager jailed for three years after admitting £200,000 fraud

Braintree and Witham Times: David Archer

2:55pm Friday 31st October 2014

A FORMER play services manager at Chelmsford City Council has been jailed for three years having admitted fraud and theft totalling over £200,000.

Aveley by-election called following the funeral of Maggie O'Keeffe-Ray

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:06pm Friday 31st October 2014

A BY-ELECTION will take place in the Aveley and Uplands ward on Thursday, December 4.

Charity football match helps domestic abuse victims

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS and police joined forces to tackle domestic abuse by staging a charity football match.

Pro scooter riders' demo

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

YOUNGSTERS at a Benfleet skate park enjoyed a demonstration by professional scooter riders.

Pub beats off 1,000 entrants to win darts prize

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A GREAT Baddow pub has been crowned champion of the world’s biggest pub darts competition.

Oh Baby! Eloise ready to dirty dance with Darius

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:30pm Friday 31st October 2014

TWO performers will have the time of their life as they prepare to go on tour with a Dirty Dancing production.

Sam triumphs at Natural Physique Association national championships

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:30am Friday 31st October 2014

AN intensive 27-week diet and hours of hard work paid off when Sam Slack was crowned British champion at the Natural Physique Association awards.

UPDATED: Main roads closed after accidents

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:11am Friday 31st October 2014

TWO main roads were blocked due to accidents in Southend.

Masked man in pinstriped suit at centre of terrifying burglary

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:59am Friday 31st October 2014

A MASKED man in a pinstripe suit was at the centre of a terrifying burglary at a home in Grays.

Treatment given to pair following carbon monoxide leak

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:25am Friday 31st October 2014

TWO people had to be given oxygen therapy following a carbon monoxide leak in their home.

UPDATED: Arrest made in Foulness murder investigation

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:03am Friday 31st October 2014

A 51-year-old man from Westcliff has been arrested this morning on suspicion of the murder of Angela Millington.

New flu jabs have no needle

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:30am Friday 31st October 2014

A NASAL spray flu vaccine that works even better than needle jabs is being rolled out for children across south Essex.

Fisherman: I nearly died at sea

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A FISHERMAN has told of his horror as he drifted out to sea clinging to the side of his boat.

Council set to approve £85m A13 plans

Braintree and Witham Times: webpix traffic roads jam cars

7:00am Friday 31st October 2014

PLANS to get the ball rolling on £85million works to widen the A13 are set to get Thurrock Council’s approval next week.

'Raped teenager' breaks down in court

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:30am Friday 31st October 2014

A TEENAGE girl broke down in tears before telling a court how she was raped in the back of a car.

Disabled Pitsea man fought off burglar who threatened his wife with a gun

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

AVIOLENT thug has been jailed for 11 years after tricking his way into a couple’s home – and firing a gun at them.

King Canute pub to become a Co-op

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

CANVEY’S historic King Canute pub will be turned into a Co-op, despite concerns the island already has too many supermarkets.

St Luke's: Why we want new hospice at Malgraves Farm

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

BOSSES at St Luke’s Hospice have spoken out over why they want to build a new hospice on a controversial green belt site.

Independent candidate Colin Letchford wins Canvey East by-election

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:47pm Thursday 30th October 2014

INDEPENDENT candidate Colin Letchford won the Canvey East by-election tonight with 389 votes.

Sample British Wines at Chelmsford sea food restaurant

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

SEAFOOD and wine lovers can sample award-winning British wines at Chelmsford’s Loch Fyne restaurant on Tuesday, November 4.

Shanie bags top prize with her design for Tesco

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A TALENTED schoolgirl is set to see her artwork printed on shopping bags.

Phones 4U store taken over by Vodafone

Braintree and Witham Times: Vodafone anticipates upturn with £7bn networks investment

5:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE former Phones 4U store in Chelmsford High Street has been reopened by Vodafone as one of the 139 stores saved by the mobile giant.

Schoolchildren head to the polls for elections

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS went to the polls to vote in their school elections.

Fire at Meadows Shopping Centre in city

Braintree and Witham Times: The Meadows shopping centre

3:08pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A SMALL fire broke out at Meadows Shopping Centre this afternoon.

Experts kept getting it wrong, then mum found out the cause of my illness

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Lupus Awareness Month, which runs until Friday, was established to highlight the prevalence of this little-known disease which, as hairdresser Llydia Bannocks found, can even elude doctors in their diagnoses.

£2,500 reward for information leading to capture of career criminal, Simon Knights

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:45pm Thursday 30th October 2014

POLICE are offering a £2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of this career criminal thought to be hiding out in Basildon or Southend.

Detectives hunt attacker who punched man outside restaurant

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:14pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN was punched in the face in an attack outside Pizza Hut in Benfleet.

Cuts to voluntary sector set for review

Braintree and Witham Times: Thurrock Council

2:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE council has pledged to examine savings proposals which are threatening Thurrock’s voluntary sector.

MURDER UPDATE: Police receive calls from public into Foulness body

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:01pm Thursday 30th October 2014

DETECTIVES from Essex Police have received several calls from members of the public following their appeal for information into the death of Angela Millington.

Chelmsford MP encouraged by latest unemployment figures

Braintree and Witham Times: Chelmsford MP Simon Burns

1:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE latest unemployment figures released by the Office for National Statistics show numbers in Chelmsford have dropped by 38 from the previous month.

Teens risk lives by setting off fireworks from their hands

Braintree and Witham Times: Wyvern Club Fireworks Display

1:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

TEENAGERS are risking their lives by setting off fireworks from their hands in woodland and even firing them at each other.

Golden Lion brought back to life - but not as a pub

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A SECOND pub on Victoria Avenue has had an impressive makeover – but all is not what it seems.

We'll consult public on preferred new crossing option by early 2016, minster says

Braintree and Witham Times: The government want to increase the cost of the toll from £2 to £2.50.

12:54pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE Government hopes to consult with residents over its preferred option for a new Lower Thames Crossing by the start of 2016.

I'm trekking in the Sahara for charity

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A BANKER is set to take on the challenge of a lifetime to raise funds for dementia sufferers.

Diwali is sweet and 'light' work

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

HUNDREDS of Hindus celebrated Diwali, the festival of lights, at the Baps Shri Swaminarayan temple, in Queensway, Southend.

County councillor claims free food is justified because he works so hard

Braintree and Witham Times: Rodney Bass, county councillor for highways, has urged those who are invited to take part to complete the survey.

10:45am Thursday 30th October 2014

A SENIOR councillor, who claimed nearly £1,000 of free food at Essex County Council's canteen, has insisted it shows how hard he works.

Town centre car dealer undergoes £250,000 revamp

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

A CAR showroom in Grays town centre is undergoing a revamp...and rebrand.

Escaped horses cause traffic chaos on A127

Braintree and Witham Times: Traffic jam on the A3 near Kingston

10:17am Thursday 30th October 2014

TWO horses who escaped from their field onto the A127 caused havoc for motorists.

Blogger admits child porn arrest

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL internet writer has revealed he has been arrested on suspicion of child porn offences.

Police appeal: Man threatened with knife in Stanford-le-Hope

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:49am Thursday 30th October 2014

POLICE are investigating an attempted robbery in Stanford-le-Hope which saw a man threatened with a knife.

UPDATE: A12 reopen - Man dies after being hit by "numerous vehicles" on the A12

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:43am Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN has died after being hit by a "number of vehicles" on the A12.

Delays after crash on the A13 at Pitsea

Braintree and Witham Times: Traffic jam on the A3 near Kingston

9:13am Thursday 30th October 2014

COMMUTERS are facing delays this morning following an accident at Pitsea.

Bikes worth thousands stolen in spate of 20 burglaries

Braintree and Witham Times: police

9:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

POLICE are urging homeowners to be on their guard after a spate of 20 shed and garage burglaries with thousands of pounds’ worth of items taken.

Woman cut from wreckage after Southend car crash

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

8:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS had to cut a woman free from her vehicle after an accident in Southend yesterday evening.

County Hall boss: It's up to you to help us save £237 million

Braintree and Witham Times: County councillor David Finch, head of finance at Essex County Council.

8:05am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE leader of Essex County Council has asked you to help it save £200,000 a day by picking up litter or checking on elderly neighbours.

Warning drone-users need to be educated

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

AN AERIAL film-maker who uses drones to video local landmarks believes education is the key to avoiding further incidents like the near-miss at Southend Airport.

Was Afghanistan war worth the losses?

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

After the end of combat operations in Afghanistan, and the loss of 453 troops who died in the war, was the sacrifice really worth it?

UPDATED 10.40am: All lanes reopen following fatal A12 crash

Braintree and Witham Times: Police want to talk to the driver of a silver car who failed to stop after a crash

8:03am Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN has died after being hit by cars on the A12.






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