Wednesday latest: British man questioned in relation to murder of Hannah Witheridge

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:15am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A British man has been questioned in relation to the murders of two Britons found dead in Thailand.

Fed up resident SUPER GLUES his hand to council desk

Braintree and Witham Times: Thurrock Council

11:58pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A FED up resident super glued his hand to a Thurrock Council desk during a visit to Civic Offices.

STUBBINGS INQUEST: Police officers probed on day three of Maria's inquest

Braintree and Witham Times: Manuel Fernandez , Ms Stubbings’s brother, Celia Peachey, her daughter and Richard ‘Bengi’ Stubbings, her son with a picture of murder victim Maria

7:41pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

POLICE officers were asked why they didn't give a woman more protection in the lead up to her being killed by an ex-partner.

Should 'town's oldest house' be demolished?

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A COTTAGE claimed to date back to 1621 could be demolished to make way for a four bedroom house.

No trains to or from Fenchurch Street tonight

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

6:25pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

NO trains will serve London Fenchurch Street station tonight as engineering works go underway.

Mum says sewage leak is making her children ill

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A MUM fed up with raw sewage regularly appearing outside her home claims it is making her children ill.

Parking wardens to be issued with CCTV cameras

Braintree and Witham Times: Traffic warden Paul Evans of APCOA Parking

5:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

TRAFFIC wardens in south Essex will be fitted with body cameras to deter assaults and gather evidence on poorly parked motorists.

Church members clean-up alleyway

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

MEMBERS of the All Saints Church held their annual clean-up this month.

Charity store set to lose out to new Costa Coffee shop

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A COFFEE chain is set to open a new outlet in Wickford after controversially replacing a charity shop.

UPDATED: Pedestrian hit in Southend town centre

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3:10pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A MAN has been hit by a van in Southend town centre.

Police appeal for information on teenager missing from Tilbury

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:13pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

POLICE are appealing for information on a teenage girl who has been missing from her home in Tilbury since August.

Children remember aftermath of 1953 floods

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

CHILDREN filled sandbags as part of a Canvey exhibition’s historical re-enactment.

Teenager alleges police strip searched him in car park

Braintree and Witham Times: Man Tazered by police while covered in flammible liquid dies: IPCC INVESTIGATION

3:03pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN investigation has been launched into claims a teenage boy was strip searched by police officers.

Karen’s 6-day trek of Great Wall for charity

Braintree and Witham Times: Abbots Langley mum will hit the wall during 80 kilometre trek across China

2:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

AWOMAN from Southend will trek for six consecutive days along one of the world’s true wonders for charity.

Chelmer Valley Park and Ride expands to 1,000 spaces

Braintree and Witham Times: Chelmer Valley Park and Ride, on Essex Regiment Way

1:31pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

EXPANSION work on the Chelmer Valley Park and Ride has been completed, bringing the number of car parking spaces up to 1,000.

Remedies for charity

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A LIVE soul fundraiser at Bassment this Saturday will raise vital funds for charity Parc.

"New homes will be for Londoners" - UKIP claims

Braintree and Witham Times: KICKSTART FUND:  Hundreds of houses are to be built across the region

11:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

PLANS to allow16,000 homes in the borough of Basildon in the next 17 years could make it “a dumping ground” for London boroughs, a Ukip councillor has claimed.

Grays Foundation remembers Anthonia

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:49am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A CHARITY walk to raise funds for a special foundation was undertaken by friends and family of Anthonia Afelumo.

Blimey! Where is the plane?

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:24am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN eerie fog descended on Southend Aiport, causing big delays to flights.

Check it out – the hotel with no staff

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

FORMER fishermen’s cottages which were left to fall into disrepair are being transformed into a hotel so hi-tech it will not need any staff.

Webcam gives 24/7 view of rare breeds

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE secret life of the animals at Hadleigh Farm can new be viewed online.

Mother wins her fight for bus escorts

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A MUM has won her battle for escorts on council transport to a special needs school after speaking out about her fears.

Council ‘told us to build on green belt’

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

8:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

DEVELOPERS claim they were encouraged by Castle Point Council to build on green belt land.

Trains to London delayed

Braintree and Witham Times: Changing trains – the c2c line which runs from south Essex to Fenchurch Street is up for grabs as the franchise expires.

8:27am Wednesday 17th September 2014

TRAINS between London and Southend have been delayed.

Day to discover the secrets of the river

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

HISTORY’S mysteries can endure, yet some of the River Thames’ most well-kept secrets are set to be raised and shared thanks to a special event organised by Southend Museums.

Owner delighted as brewery bags itself a spot in Good Beer Guide 2015

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A MAN who gave up his job to set up a brewery from his kitchen has seen his ales recognised in the Good Beer Guide.

Farleigh Hospice Cycle for Life raises £56k

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

OVER £56,000 was raised for Farleigh Hospice at the weekend as 826 people got on their bikes in the Cycle for Life event.

Wounded Iraq veteran gets back to work

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A SOLDIER who lost both legs and an arm while serving his country in Afghanistan, has embarked on a new career.

Bail hostel is staying put

Braintree and Witham Times: Felmores bail hostel

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A BAIL hostel housing sex attackers and violent ex-offenders will not be moved away from a park and a primary school – despite a threeyear campaign.

UPDATE 2pm: Hannah Witheridge's family pay tribute to "beautiful, intelligent, loving young woman"

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:33am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE family of a murdered Essex University student have paid tribute to a "beautiful, intelligent, loving young woman".

House smoke-logged in fire

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:12pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

SMOKE had to be extracted from a house by firefighters after catching fire.

Two vehicle crash on London Road

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:50pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A MAIN road was closed in both directions following a crash between two vehicles.

Zoe needs thousands of pounds to save Albert

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A WORRIED dog owner is trying to raise thousands of pounds to save a three-month-old puppy with a dangerous heart condition.

October battle for empty Canvey seat

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

5:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A DATE has been set for a byelection to replace a Canvey councillor removed for not going to meetings.

Ormiston Park head teacher retires

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:35pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE head teacher at Ormiston Park Academy has retired from the role.

War of words over the future of LED lights in Thurrock

Braintree and Witham Times: John Kent and Rob Gledhill

5:18pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A NEW war of words has broken out between leading councillors over the future of LED lights in the borough.

Cars torched in vandalism spree

Braintree and Witham Times: Is Basildon the best place to live now?

5:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

TWO cars were torched in Basildon in a spate of early morning vandalism.

Roughing it to end homelessness

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

VOLUNTEERS will sleep rough to get a taste of life on the streets and raise cash to help end homelessness in Southend.

Man wanted over chicken theft

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:22pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

POLICE are hunting a man suspected of stealing £18 of chicken from a supermarket.

Craig’s support for the Invictus Games

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A SOLDIER from Canvey went above and beyond the call of duty to make Prince Harry’s Invictus Games a success.

STUBBINGS INQUEST: Chivers made PCSO feel "uneasy"

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:50pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A POLICE Community Support Officer told the inquest of Maria Stubbings how he was made to feel “uneasy” during an encounter with her murderer, just days before he strangled her to death.

Van fire causing problems on northbound A12 near Boreham

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:07pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THERE are traffic problems on the A12 after a van caught fire earlier this afternoon.

c2c apologises to passengers with cash back offer

Braintree and Witham Times: Julian Drury, Managing Director of C2C

2:38pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

SOUTH Essex train operator c2c is offering cash back to passengers as an apology for delays caused on the line last week.

VIDEO: 'Bonnie and Clyde' couple suspected of stealing £500,000 of goods, go on the run...Video released of police car/bike being rammed

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:17pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

TERRIFYING video footage showing police vehicles being rammed has been released by Essex Police.

Road rage seems to be getting worse, says cyclist thrown from his bike

Braintree and Witham Times: webpix police arrest

2:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A CYCLIST who was thrown from his bike in a road rage incident says drivers are becoming more hostile towards those on two wheels.

Man attempts to rape woman after attacking her from behind in alleyway

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

12:23pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A MAN attempted to rape a woman in an alleyway.

Buddhist group caught up in planning wrangle

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:04pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A FORMER five-bedroom home has become a UK centre for a devout group of Buddhists from Sri Lanka... despite not yet having planning permission.

New housing development in Grays proves to be a success

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:21am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A NEW housing development in Grays has proved to be successful after selling 21 homes before its launch this winter.

Woman charged over pub attack

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:15am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A WOMAN has been charged with wounding a man outside a pub.

X Factor Lauren’s impromptu performance

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

AN X Factor starlet wowed the crowds in a secret performance on home ground.

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