Jim Davidson set to raise a smile in Thurrock

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

CELEBRITY Big Brother winner, Jim Davidson, is to perform two shows in Thurrock over the next few months.

Council worker Brian retires after 40 years... and not one sick day!

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A CHELMSFORD Council worker Brian Knights recently retired after 40-years unblemished service.

Call to end Corringham gas works after explosion

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

RESIDENTS in Corringham have issued urgent calls for gas main replacement work in their road to be completed after an elderly woman had a lucky escape in a gas explosion in her home.

Cadets plant poppies at Tower of London

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

CADETS, officers and committee members from the Thurrock Sea Cadets visited the Tower of London to see the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red display of ceramic poppies.

Police appeal after concrete block thrown on to A127

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:49pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a piece of concrete was thrown from a bridge on the A127 into the path of traffic in the early hours of this morning (Saturday, October 25).

Goods worth £600 stolen after house broken into

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

BURGLARS stole £600 of electrical items during a break-in.

Mum and pup mauled by two dogs in park

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

THESE pictures show the horrific injuries caused to a mother as she tried to protect her puppy from two Staffordshire bull terriers.

Hylands House is hosting two Halloween events next week

Braintree and Witham Times: Hylands House will host the event

12:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

First up is Fright Night on Thursday, October 30, which is billed for families. A quest through the gardens based on the Lord of the Rings precedes a spectacular firework display.

Marathon marvels at Gable Hall

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

STUDENTS from Gable Hall School took part in a marathon challenge for charity.

Fans mourn singer Alvin Stardust

Braintree and Witham Times: RICHMOND DATE: Alvin Stardust

10:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

SINGER Alvin Stardust, a star with many south Essex connections, died yesterday after after a short battle with cancer.

Lauren: I want to win for everyone back home

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

X FACTOR hopeful Lauren Platt says it would mean “the absolute world” to her to win the ITV talent show.

Comic hoping to roar Clarets to cup success today

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:20am Saturday 25th October 2014

A FOOTBALL blogger from Derbyshire is hoping to be a lucky charm for Chelmsford City today in their FA Cup tie against Barnet.

Woman thanks kind-hearted motorists who helped when her dog was run over

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

AWOMAN has thanked people who rushed to help after her dog was run over.

Enjoy night of soul music at The Welcome Club

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

SEVENTIES and eighties tribute band will be performing at the Welcome Club, in Stanford-le-Hope, this weekend.

Quaint Writtle restaurant in 'friendly' buy-up

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A POPULAR restaurant in Writtle has undergone a makeover and been rebranded after being bought up by a high street food business.

Your Gazette: Putting a smile on our faces

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:44pm Friday 24th October 2014

THIS week, Wayne Riley, clinical dental technician, at Changing Faces Denture Clinic, Chafford 100 Dental Care, Drake Road, Grays, tells us why he loves it here...

Leisure park shake up set to create 70 jobs

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

PLANS to replace Basildon’s famous nighclub complex with three restaurants and a kids’ soft play centre are likely to create 70 jobs.

New head appointed at top Chelmsford school

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:11pm Friday 24th October 2014

A NEW headteacher has been appointed at the King Edward VI Grammar School.

Power cut affects homes on Canvey

Braintree and Witham Times: POWER CUT: some homes are out of power

1:24pm Friday 24th October 2014

MORE than 2,000 homes on Canvey lost power in a power cut caused by a fault with an underground cable.

Club raises £240 for Canvey War Memorial Wall

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Fundraisers from Smallgains Social Club, in Creek Road, handed over £240 to Canvey’s war memorial committee.

Meadows grows green credentials

Braintree and Witham Times: cwn meadows.jpg

1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE Meadows Shopping Centre in Chelmsford High Street has won its second environmental award this year.

Motorists advised to avoid M25 following earlier crash

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:55pm Friday 24th October 2014

MOTORISTS are advised to avoid the M25 following a multi-vehicle collision on the Essex bound track of the motorway.

Schoolchildren help to launch new Poppy Appeal

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:30pm Friday 24th October 2014

PUPILS formed a human poppy to mark the centenary of the Royal British Legion’s appeal.

Writtle College student wins floristry challenge at the Alan Titchmarsh Show

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:28am Friday 24th October 2014

A STUDENT from Writtle College student appeared on The Alan Titchmarsh Show yesterday and won a floristry challenge.

Major homes development could be built across Basildon and Brentwood border

Braintree and Witham Times: Today's announcement is good news for Dunton

11:15am Friday 24th October 2014

MAJOR house building could happen on green belt land between Basildon and Brentwood.

Woman trapped following crash in Tilbury

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:17am Friday 24th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to release a woman trapped in a vehicle following a crash in Tilbury.

Benefit cheat handed curfew after swindling £30,000

Braintree and Witham Times: Basildon Crown Court heard on Tuesday Mrs Hall did not tell the Department of Work

10:17am Friday 24th October 2014

A FRAUDSTER admitted swindling nearly £30,000 of benefits.

Ukip councillor pays emotional tribute to late wife

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:00am Friday 24th October 2014

ROBERT Ray, a Ukip councillor, paid an emotional tribute to his late wife - telling council colleagues how nothing gave her more pride than serving her community.

Improving Thurrock's homes

Braintree and Witham Times: Tonight's Thurrock Council meeting back at Civic Offices on New Road

9:44am Friday 24th October 2014

THE number of Thurrock Council tenants seeking repairs to their homes is falling because the council is taking pre-emptive action improving its stock of homes.

Fears cat died from anti-freeze poisoning

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A PET owner has been left devastated after his cat died from suspected anti-freeze poisoning – sparking fears more deaths could follow.

Man charged with nine offences after burglary

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:32am Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN will be appearing in court today, Friday, October 24, charged with nine offences including burglary and fraud.

Suspected burglar snared by residents

Braintree and Witham Times: webpix arrest arrests arrested handcuffs police

8:21am Friday 24th October 2014

A SUSPECTED attempted burglar was caught by police after eagle-eyed residents spotted a man acting suspiciously.

Delight as 200 homes plan for Boreham is scrapped

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

CAMPAIGNERS are celebrating after plans to build 200 homes in Boreham were thrown out by Chelmsford Council.

Neighbours seek end to gas works after lucky blast escape

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:30am Friday 24th October 2014

RESIDENTS in Corringham have issued urgent calls for gas main replacement work in their road to be completed after an elderly woman had a lucky escape in a gas explosion in her home.

Canvey drains pledge: No more quick fixes

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A HIGHWAYS boss has promised Canvey residents more will be done to clear drains and gullies.

Undercover officers spied on skate park kids

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

POLICE and council officers spied on youngsters at a skate park for two months...but failed to get evidence of any crimes.

MP: Police must learn from Maria Stubbings failings

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

CHELMSFORD MP Simon Burns said Essex Police must learn “many lessons” after an inquest found the force failed to protect Maria Stubbings.

Call for investigation after racism claim

Braintree and Witham Times: Pat Rackley

4:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A UKIP councillor is demanding an investigation after she was accused of making “racist comments” during a council debate.

Two men jailed after throwing blind man onto tracks at Chelmsford station

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:19pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

TWO men have been jailed after being found guilty of throwing a partially blind man and his brother onto the tracks at Chelmsford station.

South Essex commuters consulted on c2c plans to tackle crowding

Braintree and Witham Times: Passenger taken ill, delaying trains

2:33pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

COMMUTERS are being consulted on plans to tackle overcrowding on trains.

Volunteer opportunities available at borough libraries

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:20pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

VOLUNTEERS are being sought to support two of Thurrock Council’s library services.

Council leader: We take child abuse very seriously

Braintree and Witham Times: Thurrock Council leader John Kent wants parents to apply in good time.

2:17pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE work put in by Thurrock Council to prevent a child sex scandal like Rotherham was set out by council leader John Kent last night.

Road works will delay bus journeys

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BUS passengers are being warned to expect delays while major roadworks are carried put.

Moulsham’s reading zones proving a hit

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A NUMBER of new reading zones have been created in Moulsham High School's library and are already proving successful.

Inspectors praise Benfleet care home

Braintree and Witham Times: Care Quality Commission

1:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A CARE home previously criticised for failing has had a major turnaround.

Raiders steal £600 of electricals in burglary

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:59pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BURGLARS stole £600 of electrical items during a break-in.

Couple jailed for stealing thousands from wife's brother

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:35pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A husband and wife from the Basildon area have been jailed for theft and fraud offences following a police investigation last more than three years.

Havens desert adventure

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:30pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

ADVENTUROUS fundraisers spent a week battling through 40-degree temperatures on a trek through the Sahara to support a children’s hospice.

Campaigners fear life-or-death 999 delays if 500 Rayleigh homes get go ahead

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

CAMPAIGNERS fear 500 new homes in Rayleigh could cause unnacceptable delays for 999 crews because roads will not cope with more traffic.

Investigation into animals recovered from travellers site in Aveley continues

Braintree and Witham Times: ANIMAL WELFARE: The RSPCA prosecuted a 20-year-old woman for causing suffering to her dogs

11:59am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE RSPCA is continuing to investigate after it recovered more than 80 animals from a travellers site in Aveley.






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