How we will sort flooded Rochford

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

FOR the victims of flooded Essex, the past two summers have been devastating

Three Chihuahua puppies stolen from garden in Chelmsford

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:56pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

The pups were taken on Thursday, August 14, at around 8.30pm, from a property in Burghley Way.

Woman trapped following accident in Grays

Braintree and Witham Times: Emergency fire crew are being recruited as a safety precaution

4:32pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS released a woman who became trapped in her car following a crash earlier today.

A luvly jubbly day for Fools and Horses fans

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

ONLY Fools and Horses fans flocked to Basildon to get up close and personal with their favourite characters.

Castle Point Council takes major steps to buy first council homes in 25 years.

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

3:53pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

CASTLE Point Council has exchanged contracts for its first council homes in 25 years.

Thurrock Ukip councillor showing signs of improvement after falling ill with brain haemorrhage

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:42pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A THURROCK UKIP councillor is “recovering well” after falling ill with a brain haemorrhage last week.

Revamped Rayleigh clothes shop to be firm's 'flagship'

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A CLOTHING chain’s Rayleigh branch will be one of the first in the country to get a makeover.

Police execute drugs warrants in Grays and Copford

Braintree and Witham Times: nswebpix police crime tape

2:47pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

ARMED officers have been at a Grays industrial all day as police carried out a drugs warrant.

Be a star and help Mind raise £200k

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

CAMPAIGNERS are battling to raise £200,000 to complete a pioneering project giving crucial help to people with mental health difficulties.

Council pleased as "Boris Island" airport proposal binned

Braintree and Witham Times: An artist's impression of the Isle of Grain scheme

1:58pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

JOHN Kent, the leader of Thurrock Council, has welcomed the Airport Commission's decision to rule out Mayor of London Boris Johnson's Thames Estuary airport hub plan.

Westcliff man hopes to bag £1m for new crisp flavour

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A CRISP fanatic from Westcliff could bag himself a cool £1million, but only with the help of the public.

Thurrock MP leads debate on NHS car parking charges

Braintree and Witham Times: Jackie Doyle-Price

12:50pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THURROCK MP, Jackie Doyle-Price led a debate to scrap parking charges in NHS car parks yesterday.

Elderly man tied up and threatened by masked burglars

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

12:22pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A ELDERLY man was tied up and threatened by masked burglars who ransacked his home.

Diving club coach is held over abuse claim

Braintree and Witham Times: webpix arrest arrested arrests handcuffs police

11:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A DIVING coach working with youngsters in Southend has been suspended after he was arrested by police.

Right to spend a penny is losing council £19k a year

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A RARELY-used public toilet in Billericay, which is losing more than £19,000 a year, won’t have the chain pulled on its contract, despite pleas from a former town councillor.

Thurrock's mobile library back in action

Braintree and Witham Times: Mid Devon's mobile library service faces the axe

10:32am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THURROCK'S mobile library is back in action from next week.

MP Baron: I’m still a loyal Conservative

Braintree and Witham Times: John Baron

10:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

TORY MP John Baron has denied rumours he is planning to follow Tory defector Douglas Carswell into Ukip.

Fifteen boxes of dangerous cosmetics seized after arriving at Tilbury

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:53am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

FIFTEEN boxes of dangerous cosmetics were officially seized last Thursday after the goods arrived at Tilbury in May.

Street festival fun coming to Chelmsford

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:45am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

AN international street festival is set for its twelfth year in Chelmsford later this month.

Nursery celebrates 30 years of care in Rayleigh

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

AMUM who set up her own nursery after struggling to find childcare is leading the celebrations for its 30th birthday.

Furore over Scumbags TV show set in Basildon

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A NEW sitcom set in Basildon and entitled Scumbags has been dubbed the “Shameless of the south".

Posh nosh at new celeb restaurant

Braintree and Witham Times: Chef Mark Baumann

8:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A CELEBRITY chef is set to unveil a fine dining restaurant in Billericay – the second of its kind in south Essex.

Woman airlifted to hospital after lorry knocks her down

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A WOMAN was flown to hospital with life-threatening injuries after she was hit by a lorry in Southend.

Get off of our land - Rayleigh residents' anger at council plans to build on community land

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

NEIGHBOURS are furious after learning of plans to build on land by their homes they thought had been given to the community in the Fifties.

Cubs design rail safety posters for Thurrock stations

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

CUBS have designed posters promoting railway safety which are now being displayed across the c2c network.

Sporting trio cause a stir in Basildon

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

SPORTING stars were given a rapturous welcome when they returned home to show off their Commonwealth Games medals.

Blaze guts family home

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A FAMILY have been made homeless after a faulty plug socket sparked a devastating blaze.

Cousins ‘inches from death’ in car smash

Braintree and Witham Times: Essex Police have closed the road

6:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

TWO cousins were almost decapitated in a horror smash as they drove home from their summer holiday.

At last! £10k CCTV cameras to put the brake on boy racers

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

CAMERAS have finally been put up in a bid to end resident anger over cars racing around a road on Canvey.

Rail passengers faced with delays tonight

Braintree and Witham Times: c2c rail service halted after person hit by a train at Leigh Station

6:08pm Monday 1st September 2014

AN ELECTRICAL supply problem on the train line near Limehouse is causing delays for commuters tonight.

Praise for police after traveller chaos in South Essex

Braintree and Witham Times: Nick Alston will be answering your questions

6:14pm Monday 1st September 2014

ESSEX Police’s response to an invasion of travellers in Southend and Canvey has been praised.

4am start for Aldi shoppers

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

PEOPLE queued through the early hours to be one of the first through the door of a revamped supermarket in Chelmsford and get their hands on a ‘golden ticket’.

'On yer bike' - Take to two wheels and celebrate National Cycle to Work Day

Braintree and Witham Times: CYCLISTS: Should bicycle riders be forced to take out insurance against accidents?

3:13pm Monday 1st September 2014

SWITCH four wheels for two on Thursday (September 4) and celebrate National Cycle to Work Day.

It's all aboard for the new-look Old Ship Inn

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A PUB in Aveley will be given a grand reopening after being taken over by a local businessman.

New Southend car park set to open in time for Christmas shopping

Braintree and Witham Times: LIVE: Southend Council budget

3:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

PARKING in Southend should become a little easier as of next Friday as a new car park is set to open.

Delivery office opens on Sundays

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:39pm Monday 1st September 2014

A DELIVERY office will be open on Sundays from this weekend.

Police restructure begins today

Braintree and Witham Times: Chief Constable Stephen Cavanagh

1:14pm Monday 1st September 2014

HUNDREDS of police officers are returning to neighbourhood teams this week as part of a major restructure of Essex Police.

Final of summer Opera show screenings to take place in just two weeks in Purfleet

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:09pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE FINAL of the BP Big Screens is set to take place in Purfleet in just two weeks.

Missing sisters from Grays found

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

TWO sisters who went missing from their home in Grays have been found safe and well.

Mercedes worth £35k stolen from street

Braintree and Witham Times: webpix police arrest

11:27am Monday 1st September 2014

A CAR worth £35,000 was stolen from the roadside after a burglary.

Man, 70, dies after A12 crash in Galleywood

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:49am Monday 1st September 2014

The man, 70, from Suffolk, appears to have fallen ill at the wheel of his silver Hyundai before striking the central reservation between junctions 16 and 15 shortly before 2pm.

Leading Dolly Parton tribute act heading to Thurrock

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:00am Monday 1st September 2014

EUROPE’S leading tribute act to the Queen of Country is heading to Thurrock in October.

Islanders offer to be keyholders for flood pumps

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:00am Monday 1st September 2014

VOLUNTEERS are lining up to offer to be keyholders for Canvey’s flood pumps.

Residents asked for views on proposed Wickford development

Braintree and Witham Times: Chaos at Basildon Council budget meeting

9:56am Monday 1st September 2014

COUNCIL bosses are pressing ahead with plans for a new development of homes, shops and a community centre.

Concern over missing siblings

Braintree and Witham Times: Inderjit

9:32am Monday 1st September 2014

POLICE are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of two sisters missing from their home in Grays.

Brownstock gets bigger and better!

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:31am Monday 1st September 2014

RAZORLIGHT, Dizzee Rascal, Goldie Lookin' Chain and De La Soul were among the highlights at the sell-out Brownstock Festival in StowMaries.

‘Mindless’ flooding driver is cautioned

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A “MINDLESS FOOL” who filmed himself driving through floodwaters on Canvey, deliberately splashing people, has been handed a police caution.

She looks fine...but this is what Beth endures

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:00am Monday 1st September 2014

THE parents of a seriously ill girl have released a bold picture showing how a rare condition affects her on a daily basis.

Time to inspect all the drains, says Castle Point MP

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:00am Monday 1st September 2014

AN MP is calling for a full review of Castle Point’s drainage system as she fears it cannot cope with average rainfall.

Minister opens first railways academy

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

PROSPECTS College has unveiled the UK’s first advanced technology college – focused on building Britain’s railways and roads for the next 60 years.






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