'Vague' anti-terror plans attacked

Braintree and Witham Times: David Cameron told the House of Commons that adhering to British values is not an option or a choice

12:55am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Coalition plans to counter the threat from British jihadists have been criticised as "vague" and potentially unenforceable.

Steep rise in skin cancer figures

Braintree and Witham Times: Simple measures can be taken to help reduce the risk of skin cancer

12:03am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

The number of people admitted to hospital for skin cancer has increased by 41% in just five years, new figures show.

Family urge Ashya parents' release

Braintree and Witham Times: Ashya King was taken from a UK hospital without doctors' consent and is being treated in a hospital in Malaga (Hampshire Police/PA)

12:27am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

The parents of five-year-old brain cancer patient Ashya King have spent another night away from their son as relatives and supporters continued to demand their release from detention.

Launch for free school meals scheme

Braintree and Witham Times: Almost two million infants will receive a free lunch from today

12:27am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Almost two million infants will receive a free lunch from today under a new £1 billion scheme, amid ongoing concerns about its cost.

Bake Off Berry fears being a burden

Braintree and Witham Times: Mary Berry said she does not want to be a centenarian

12:27am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Great British Bake Off star Mary Berry has said that she does not want to live beyond 90 and that she would like her children to be able to "give me a pill" if her health deteriorated and she became a "burden".

'Boris Island' plan to be rejected

Braintree and Witham Times: File picture of Mayor of London Boris Johnson speaking at a rally in Barnes, London, against the expansion of Heathrow Airport.

12:27am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

London Mayor Boris Johnson is expected to hear that his so-called Boris Island Thames Estuary airport plan has been officially rejected today.

NHS trust put into special measures

Braintree and Witham Times: The William Harvey Hospital in Ashford is one of the trust's hospitals

12:27am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

One of the largest hospital trusts in England is to be put into a failure regime because of "serious failures" in patient safety

Clock ticking for Strictly co-host

Braintree and Witham Times: Claudia Winkleman (right) is replacing Sir Bruce Forsyth as Tess Daly's co-host

12:27am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

She is about to make her debut as Sir Bruce Forsyth's replacement on Strictly Come Dancing, but Claudia Winkleman believes that she is coming to the end of her shelf-life as a presenter.

Brit forces 'harmed Madeleine hunt'

Braintree and Witham Times: So many UK agencies got involved with the hunt for Madeleine McCann that it damaged relations with police in Portugal, a report says

12:27am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Competition between British police forces hindered the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann and have had a long-term negative effect on the case, according to the author of an unpublished Home Office report.

Paxman peeved at demise of satire

Braintree and Witham Times: Jeremy Paxman lamented the lack of satire

12:27am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Jeremy Paxman has lamented the dearth of political satire on the small screen and taken a swipe at "self-regarding" actors.

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