Financial concerns over Mid Essex Hospital Services

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:10am Thursday 24th July 2014

MID Essex Hospital Services, which counts Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford as its main site, is one of a number of NHS Trusts that have been referred to the health secretary over financial concerns.

Fire crews called to Temple Court in Southend

Braintree and Witham Times: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

8:37pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Five fire crews were called to a flat fire in Temple Court, Southend. 

CCTV of man police want to speak to in connection with nightclub attack

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:10pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Detectives investigation a nightclub assault which left the victim with a broken jaw have released a CCTV image. 

Three vehicle crash near Rawreth

Braintree and Witham Times: Thirty six officers at Essex County Council pocketed more than £100,000

6:58pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A three vehicle accident is reportedly blocked part of the A1245/A130 roundabout.

Fire crews called to the Kursaal estate

Braintree and Witham Times: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

5:54pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Fire crews have been called to reports of a flat fire on the Kursaal estate. 

Plug pulled on popular music venue

Braintree and Witham Times: NORTH WEST GUITAR SHOW

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A LIVE music venue in the centre of Chelmsford has made a desperate last-ditch appeal for help after it closed – just 15 months after opening.

Bailiffs shut down historic Royal Hotel

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ONE of Southend’s most iconic buildings has suddenly closed – with bailiffs called in.

Consultants paid £44k by Basildon Council to see where travellers should live

Braintree and Witham Times: Judge allows travellers to stay in lane near Dale Farm...for now

4:05pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

COUNCIL chiefs are paying tens of thousands of pounds on consultants to draw up a list of where traveller sites should be built across Basildon, Billericay and Wickford.

Councillor ‘should have stepped aside’

Braintree and Witham Times: Fresh face: new councillor Simon Hart

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A COUNCILLOR is tonight expected to be banned from taking part in a group to shape the future of new housing in the borough, because his house is next to a major development site.

£26,000 cost of closing Shoebury East Beach

Braintree and Witham Times: Risk assessment – Royal Navy experts survey Shoebury East Beach after weapons find

2:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE taxpayer will foot a £26,716 bill for the closure of Shoebury East Beach because of fears over wartime shells.

Delays on M25 by A12 junction following crash

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:19pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

MOTORISTS are being urged to avoid the anticlockwise carriageway of the M25 between junctions 27, by the M11, and 28, by the A12, following a collision between a car and a lorry.

Tots’ £2,340 for charity

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TODDLERS have raised £2,340 to help save babies’ lives through a series of “sensathon” events.

Rayleigh man dies after A127 crash

Braintree and Witham Times: Essex Police have closed the road

1:54pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ESSEX Police have confirmed the man who died after his car left the A127 last night was from Rayleigh.

Image of Alfie sums up spirit of Canvey

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A SCHOOLBOY in his wellies with a broom in hand, helping out his neighbours on the first day of the summer holidays, is exactly the kind of community spirit that sums up Canvey.

Flats plan for car site

Braintree and Witham Times: Castle Point Council shakes up its meetings

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PLANS for a three-storey block of flats on a car sales site in Hadleigh have been submitted to Castle Point Council.

Finch to House of Lords: revoke Hanningfield's peerage

Braintree and Witham Times: Hanningfield could be suspended from Lords in new storm on expenses

12:42pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE leader of Essex County Council has called on the House of Lords to revoke Lord Hanningfield’s peerage.

Man in court over assault

Braintree and Witham Times: Unemployed David Quinn, 49, of Bockingham Green, Basildon, appeared at Basildon Magistrates Court (file picture)

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FORMER vicar will appear in court charged with assaulting a police officer and sexually assaulting a paramedic after a crash.

Parents in dock

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:39am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A DAD and mum are to appear side by side in court to fight a £120 fine handed to them for taking their son out of school to attend a family memorial in the USA.

Flood forum is cancelled ...because of flooding

Braintree and Witham Times: Burst main leaves 38 homes without water

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MEETING to discuss flooding in Rochford district tonight has been cancelled – because of flooding.

Pub damage runs into thousands of pounds

Braintree and Witham Times: canvey flood

11:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE Haystack pub, in Furtherwick Road, was forced to close during a busy Sunday lunchtime as flood water destroyed half the bar.

Help find missing terrier Gillie

Braintree and Witham Times: Gillie

10:21am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FAMILY is calling for help in finding a beloved Yorkshire Terrier who went missing.

Children loitering on train tracks sparks trespassing operation

Braintree and Witham Times: Crime fighters: British Transport Police

1:19pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A NEW operation to tackle train line trespassers is underway after children were seen dawdling on a crossing in Westcliff.

Five people injured on mud flats

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

9:49am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A GROUP of five people were injured on the mud flats near Southend Pier.

UKIP on course to win in Thurrock next year, poll finds

Braintree and Witham Times: Tim Aker

10:01am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

UKIP will win in Thurrock at next year’s general election, a poll of the borough has found.

Poppy wreaths to commemorate First World War

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

STUDENTS at a Thundersley school created poppywreaths to help commemorate the First World War.

Ice cream shop sees £3,000 of stock destroyed as 18 inches of water strikes

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BUSINESSES hit by flash floods have vowed to battle on.

Updated: Man dies in A127 crash

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The A127 was closed after a man died in a crash.

Passers-by rescue baby girl from car

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FAMILY taking a baby girl to hospital, had to be rescued from their car after it was trapped by floodwater.

Ambulance service concerns stall stroke unit upgrade

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PLANS for a single super stroke unit in south Essex have stalled as GPs fear the ambulance service is not up to scratch.

Residents: Show us how we can help

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ISLANDERS have called for more information from the Environment Agency and even training to help get the pumps working properly in future.

Couple refit home after £100k of flood damage... then it starts raining

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A COUPLE praised more than 30 neighbours as “angels” after they rushed to help when their home was flooded for the second time in less than a year.

Family's home is ruined again...only six months after last flood disaster

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FAMILIES fought back tears as their homes were ruined by rainwater... just six months after the last disaster.

Too much housing... and now the drains can’t cope any more

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

CANVEY’S MP has secured a meeting with Government ministers in the aftermath of some of the worst flooding since 1953.

Mum's campaign to help Sophia walk

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MUM is trying to raise £75,000 to send her youngest daughter to the USA for a lifechanging operation.

Echo joins forces with Southend Hospital for Hospital Heroes awards

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE Echo is joining forces with Southend Hospital to salute the extraordinary healthcare workers who help heal and save lives every day.

Thurrock vs Portsmouth

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:15pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Live text commentary as Thurrock welcome League Two club Portsmouth

Traveller site survey to cost council £44k

Braintree and Witham Times: UKip councillor Kerry Smith is campaigning for traffic calming measures in London Road, Vange.

7:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

COUNCIL chiefs are paying tens of thousands of pounds on consultants to draw up a list of where traveller sites should be built across Basildon, Billericay and Wickford.

20 tonnes of manure alight in Corringham

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS tackled a huge fire involving 20 tonnes of manure.

Coastal path closed for three hours after bomb discovery

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:33pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A COASTAL footpath was closed for three hours after a 50lb bomb was uncovered.

Manure fire in Corringham

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:20pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MORE than 20 tonnes of manure caught fire in Corringham.

That’s NOT the way to do it!

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

BASILDON council’s latest full council meeting decended into a farce – of puppet show proportions.

New changing facilities for challenged swimmers opened

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:01pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

RIVERSIDE Ice and Leisure Centre changing facilities for swimmers with physical impairments have been renovated.

Lights in Basildon underpass where woman was raped haven't been working for three months

Braintree and Witham Times: webpix police arrest

5:56pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE lights in a dingy underpass where a young woman was raped are still broken.

Figures show a fall in the number of casualties on borough's roads

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:38pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE number of people killed or seriously injured in traffic accidents in Thurrock fell significantly in the first half of this year, according to police figures.

CCTV and alarms to cut park crime

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

CCTV and alarms may be installed at parks to stop thuggish behaviour throughout the summer holidays.

We could not stop it happening

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:54pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THIS time, the flooding was so much worse than last year.

Worker buried under mud on building site

Braintree and Witham Times: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A MAN was left with serious injuries after an accident on a building site.

Motorcyclist injured in Benfleet crash

Braintree and Witham Times: Increase in New Year ambulance 999 calls in Essex

2:33pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST was taken to hospital following a crash in Benfleet.

Eastgate unveils First World War memorial

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

VETERANS and shoppers came together to watch the unveiling of a First World War memorial.

Rylan takes place beside Victorian greats

Braintree and Witham Times: Rylan with 'Sparkey'

2:17pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

RYLAN Clark is to take his place alongside Queen Victoria, Charles Darwin and the Brontë sisters – in the National Portrait Gallery.






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