Trash fire spreads to outbuildings

Braintree and Witham Times: Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service seeks on-call firefighters

8:05pm Thursday 17th April 2014

FIRE FIGHTERS have tackled a blaze at two outbuildings tonight after a rubbish fire spread out of control.

Man who died in horrific Regiment Way car crash named

Braintree and Witham Times: Police were called to a crash near Holme Lacy.

6:57pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A MAN who died when his car burst into flames following a head-on collision has been named.

Ten tonne rubbish fire classed as deliberate

Braintree and Witham Times: Fire crews were called to a tarmac machine which was on fire on Tuesday evening.

6:32pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A RUBBISH fire was started deliberately in Billericay this afternoon.

Youth orchestra hits high notes

Braintree and Witham Times: Youth orchestra hits high notes

6:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

YOUNG musicians have won praise for a performance which turned the Southend Youth Orchestra into a roaring success.

Deal to move pupil unit to new £2.8m academy

Braintree and Witham Times: The Culver Centre on Daiglen Drive

5:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A SCHOOL for vulnerable children will be improved and moved from South Ockendon to Tilbury.

Fox cubs killed in back garden

Braintree and Witham Times: Fox cubs killed in back garden

5:26pm Thursday 17th April 2014

FOUR fox cubs were brutally killed in a back garden with a blunt instrument.

Work on c2c line over Easter

Braintree and Witham Times: Work on c2c line over Easter

3:20pm Thursday 17th April 2014

COMMUTERS will face disruption at Pitsea this Easter holiday.

Retired Essex Police dog looking for new home

Braintree and Witham Times: Retired Essex Police dog looking for new home

3:43pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Charlie, the eight-year-old Cocker Spaniel is part of the Essex Police Dog Unit, which provides countywide support to specialist operations and supports officers in their day to day efforts to keep crime down.

Unmarked police car stolen

Braintree and Witham Times: Motorcyclist killed in crash

3:07pm Thursday 17th April 2014

AN UNMARKED police car belonging to the Metropolitan Police has been stolen near Brentwood.

Council apologises over school shake-up 'mess'

Braintree and Witham Times: Lib Dem leader Graham Longley outside the former Renown Centre for Learning

2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

SOUTHEND Council has been forced to apologise after bungling a planned shake-up of its school for troubled children.

Man banned from Colchester and Chelmsford City centre

Braintree and Witham Times: Paul Worboys

1:48pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A MAN banned from entering Colchester town centre has now been banned from entering Chelmsford City centre.

Basildon man who battered ex and left her for dead found guilty of attempted murder

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

12:53pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A MAN who battered his ex-partner and then left her for dead, has been found guilty of attempted murder.

New head boy and girl chosen at New Hall School

Braintree and Witham Times: (L-R): Alice Baxter, William Freake, Charlotte Chambers-Farah, Tahir Khan.

12:23pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A PRIVATE school in Boreham has unveiled who their new head boy and girl will be for next year.

Fashion shows a hit with Lakeside shoppers

Braintree and Witham Times: Fashion shows a hit with Lakeside shoppers

12:38pm Thursday 17th April 2014

STORES at Lakeside displayed their spring and summer collections as the centre put on 19 fashion shows over the weekend.

How can we clean up our beaches?

Braintree and Witham Times: How can we clean up our beaches?

12:04pm Thursday 17th April 2014

During a two-day litter-pick 40 volunteers filled at least one bin bag of rubbish each from Southend’s beaches.

Iconic 130-year-old Southend seafront building to be demolished

Braintree and Witham Times: The clubhouse in Southend Cliff Gardens

10:56am Thursday 17th April 2014

A HISTORIC Southend seafront building is to be demolished as it is sinking.

Trophy blaze of glory for majorette troupe

Braintree and Witham Times: Victorious – the Laindon Suzettes proudly show off their haul of trophies

10:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

THEY’RE so good that even a blaze at their base couldn’t stop a majorette troupe from winning enough trophies to fill a cabinet.

Unbelievable price of new beach huts revealed

Braintree and Witham Times: Trevor Smith outside his new beach hut at East Beach, Shoebury

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

NEW beach huts planned for Shoebury are up for grabs after the first batch sold for more than £27,000 each.

Chelmsford shoppers tell Weekly News: "We want more independent shops"

Braintree and Witham Times: The takeover by Schroders could spark more investment in Chelmsford city centre

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

SHOPPERS in Chelmsford have told the Weekly News they want to see more independent shops in the city.

Family’s 4-year wait for inquest into son’s death

Braintree and Witham Times: Family’s 4-year wait for inquest into son’s death

7:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE family of a tragic young boy will finally get answers about how he died four years after he passed away.

Village protest at laser centre plans

Braintree and Witham Times: Protesters- Resident's don't want a laser games centre in their village

6:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

MORE than 140 residents are objecting to plans to open a laser game centre in a quiet village.

Residents say man was stabbed in fight

Braintree and Witham Times: Residents say man was stabbed in fight

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

TWO teenagers have been arrested after a mass brawl broke out and a man was allegedly stabbed in Thundersley.

£128,000 boost for community hall revamp

Braintree and Witham Times: £128,000 boost for community hall revamp

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

BASILDON Council has secured more funding in its quest to renovate a community hall.

Driver not at fault over tragic Justin

Braintree and Witham Times: Driver not at fault over tragic Justin

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A YOUNG musician was fatally hit by a car after being on a notoriously dangerous road for less than a second.

West Ham star walks from court after evidence goes missing

Braintree and Witham Times: James Tomkins arrives at court

4:15pm Thursday 17th April 2014

AN ATTEMPT to prosecute a Premiership footballer failed to get off the ground after vital evidence was lost.

"Angel" killed by common slapped cheek bug

Braintree and Witham Times: Heartbroken: Mum Karen Glover with Tahlia

6:20pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A DEVASTATED mum has paid tribute to her “blue-eyed angel” who died suddenly after catching a childhood bug – previously thought to be harmless to fit children and adults.

Over-40s urged to have health check

Braintree and Witham Times: NHS 111 to take over running of out of hours dental calls

6:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

County Hall bosses are encouraging residents to attend free NHS health check sessions to ensure they are fit and healthy.

Housing charities in Chelmsford receive £125,000 grant boost

Braintree and Witham Times: Housing charities in Chelmsford receive £125,000 grant boost

5:49pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

RETIREMENT homes in Chelmsford are set to get a revamp after a £125,000 hand-out.

Nearly nine in ten kids get into parents’ favoured primary school

Braintree and Witham Times: Ray Gooding at County Hall

5:23pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

NEARLY nine in ten children starting primary education this summer will be going to their parents’ school of choice.

Hunt for Easter eggs at Grays Shopping Centre

Braintree and Witham Times: Egg-cited – Julie Webb at the Fragrance Shop

5:03pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

CHILDREN visiting the Grays Shopping Centre on Saturday will get the chance to hop along on an Easter egg hunt with a stilt-walking Easter bunny.

Organised crooks breaking into warehouses to flytip lorry loads of waste

Braintree and Witham Times: One of the warehouses in Grays targeted

4:03pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

ORGANISDED "enviro crooks" are thought to be behind a string of industrial-sized waste flytippings in south Essex.

Wickford man killed his mum

Braintree and Witham Times: Wickford man killed his mum

4:11pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A WICKFORD man who killed his mum has been found not guilty of murder.

Brentwood Diocese names its new Roman Catholic bishop

Braintree and Witham Times: New Bishop of Brentwood "excited" about the job

3:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE Brentwood Diocese has named its new Bishop - a former scientist and teacher.

Hen do returns to surprise at Southend Airport

Braintree and Witham Times: The men waiting at Southend Airport

2:44pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

BRIDE-TO-BE Nikki Cross was greeted with a surprise as she returned to Southend Airport from her hen weekend in Spain.

Money off deal for ice skaters in Chelmsford on Sunday

Braintree and Witham Times: Little joy takes a tumble - but keeps smiling!

2:14pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

ENTRY to a ice skating rink in Chelmsford will be slashed on Sunday April 20 by 40 per cent.

Family still in temporary home 9 months after house burned down

Braintree and Witham Times: Nine months waiting – mum and dad, Deborah and Paul Wilson, with children Beth, 13, Sarah, seven months, Amy, nine, and Lucy, seven in their ‘temporary’ home

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A FAMILY of seven are stuck in temporary accommodation nearly nine months after a blaze forced them to flee their home.

Unemployment falls again in Thurrock

Braintree and Witham Times: JobCentre move strengthens role of Ealing Hub among ex-offenders

12:46pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE number of people claiming out-of-work benefits has fallen again in Thurrock.

Car fire closes road

Braintree and Witham Times: Firefighters tackle car fire in Canvey Way

12:05pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A ROAD has been closed on Canvey because of a car fire.

First council homes built in Basildon for 20 years

Braintree and Witham Times: The council homes in Brock Meadow

12:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE first council homes to come to Wickford since 1992 are being built, the Echo can reveal.

House blaze in Basildon

Braintree and Witham Times: House blaze in Basildon

11:18am Wednesday 16th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are fighting a blaze in Basildon.

British Airways and fuel firm to land in Thurrock creating hundreds of jobs

Braintree and Witham Times: An artists' impression of the proposed waste-to-jet fuel centre

10:09am Wednesday 16th April 2014

MORE than 1,000 jobs will be created by building a ground-breaking centre that will see landfill rubbish turned into aircraft fuel.

Extension to Abellio Greater Anglia's train franchise agreed with £20m investment planned

Braintree and Witham Times: There is disruption on the Greater Anglia service to Southminster

9:35am Wednesday 16th April 2014

GREATER Anglia bosses are investing more than £20million into train services across Essex after agreeing a two year extension to their franchise.

Hospital staff underpaid by up to £1,380

Braintree and Witham Times: Cuts - Southend Hospital

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

SOUTHEND Hospital staff are paid as much as £1,380 a year less than their counterparts at every other NHS organisation in the country.

Celebs turn out for bar opening in Chelmsford

Braintree and Witham Times: Ex-JLS member Marvin Humes with TOWIE's Elliott Wright in Ctzn

7:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

STARS showed up in Chelmsford city centre over the weekend for the opening of a brand new nightclub.

£1m seafront lagoon in jeopardy

Braintree and Witham Times: An artist's impression of the artificial lagoon

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

PLANS for a £1million artificial lagoon on Southend seafront could be in jeopardy after a proposed revamp of Sealife Adventure was delayed.

Secret Southend: 10 things you might not know about Southend

Braintree and Witham Times: Author Dee Gordon

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

What don't you know about Southend? 10 hidden gems of the Essex seaside town revealed.

Man rammed girl’s head into oven door

Braintree and Witham Times: police officer rear

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A MAN accused of trying to murder his ex-girlfriend said he “lost control” during an argument, a court has heard.

LIVE: Cray Wanderers vs East Thurrock Utd

Braintree and Witham Times: John Coventry

7:42pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Live text updates from Courage Stadium as Rocks look to retain their Ryman Premier League status.

Police called out to three vehicle accident near Noak Bridge

Braintree and Witham Times: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation

7:11pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

POLICE were called to an accident on the A127 Eastbound near Noak Bridge at around 6.30pm.

DC duo ordered to reimburse the public purse

Braintree and Witham Times: Jackie Doyle-Price

6:04pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

TWO of the main players in the now defunct Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation have agreed to pay back £60,000 to the public purse.






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