Beaten Salmond in Holyrood return

Braintree and Witham Times: First Minister Alex Salmond is returning to Holyrood for the first time since losing his bid for Scottish independence

1:27am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Alex Salmond will return to Holyrood today for the first time since his bid for Scottish independence failed.

Army in 'biggest laser quest game'

Braintree and Witham Times: British Army soldiers on a training exercise in Canada

3:19am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Thousands of soldiers have begun the world's biggest game of laser quest as they take part in a simulated battle.

Racism 'will die out one day'

Braintree and Witham Times: Andre Benjamin will take the role of guitarist Jimi Hendrix in a biopic of the tragic star's life

9:58pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Racist views will eventually be seen as "nonsense" and die out, according to actor and musician Andre Benjamin.

Young fan greets Harry with hug

Braintree and Witham Times: Prince Harry meets Carson Hartley who suffers from lung disease, heart defect, Spina bifida and brittle bone disease

9:58pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Prince Harry was won over by a young boy who greeted him with a passionate hug at an awards ceremony to recognise the courage of seriously ill children and their families.

Mum tells of girl shooting horror

Braintree and Witham Times: Mary Shipstone was killed by her estranged father

6:49pm Monday 22nd September 2014

An anguished mother tonight spoke of the horrifying moment she saw her estranged partner shoot dead their seven-year-old daughter on her doorstep.

Turmoil over Tesco profits claim

Braintree and Witham Times: Supermarket giant Tesco is investigating after a shock admission that it overstated its profits guidance

7:26am Monday 22nd September 2014

Tesco has been plunged into fresh turmoil following the suspension of four UK executives while it investigates a £250 million over-statement of profits.

Search for missing Alice continues

Braintree and Witham Times: Police said an international letter of request has been sent to Latvia to obtain the full file on the case of Arnis Zalkalns

8:43am Monday 22nd September 2014

Specialist teams are continuing a painstaking search of shallow waterways and riverbanks in the hunt for missing 14-year-old Alice Gross and a convicted murderer who is the prime suspect in her disappearance.

Breaking Bad 'inspired murder bid'

Braintree and Witham Times: A woman tried to kill her mother by lacing her drink with poison in a plot inspired by TV series Breaking Bad, Southwark Crown Court heard

Kuntal Patel, 37, allegedly slipped her "controlling and selfish" mother Meena the deadly poison Abrin after she "f

11:49am Monday 22nd September 2014

A lovestruck graphic designer tried to kill her magistrate mother by lacing her Diet Coke with lethal poison in a murder plot inspired by TV series Breaking Bad, a court has heard.

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