EastEnders plans killer live show

Braintree and Witham Times: Viewers will find out who killed Lucy Beale, played by Hetti Bywater

12:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Lucy Beale's killer will be revealed live on air during a special week of EastEnders episodes to mark the soap's 30th anniversary.

Spandau Ballet reunite for premiere

Braintree and Witham Times: Spandau Ballet attending the premiere of Soul Boys of the Western World at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

12:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Chart-topping '80s band Spandau Ballet reunited on stage for the first time in five years as the band performed at the premiere of a film documenting their career.

DJ Neil Fox bailed over sex claims

Braintree and Witham Times: Radio DJ Neil Fox, also known as Dr Fox.

12:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

DJ Neil Fox has been bailed after he was arrested over alleged sex offences against two women.

Phelps apology after driving charge

Braintree and Witham Times: Swimmer Michael Phelps (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

12:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps said he is "deeply sorry" after he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.

Sainsbury's facing new sales blow

Braintree and Witham Times: Sainsbury's fortunes have been hit by the impact of German discounters Lidl and Aldi

12:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

New Sainsbury's boss Mike Coupe is expected to report the supermarket chain's third successive quarter of declining sales when he delivers his first trading update as chief executive today.

Tax disc removed from windscreens

Braintree and Witham Times: Vehicle owners no longer have to display their road tax disc on their windscreen

12:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The paper car tax disc becomes obsolete today after being a feature on car windscreens since 1921.

Pregnancy smoking 'hits fertility'

Braintree and Witham Times: Mothers who smoke when pregnant 'are potentially doing irreversible damage to their sons' fertility', experts said

12:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Mothers who smoke during pregnancy could damage the future fertility of their sons, new research has found.

We'll protect NHS spending, vows PM

Braintree and Witham Times: Prime Minister David Cameron is putting healthcare at the heart of his keynote speech to the last Conservative conference before the election

12:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Spending on the NHS will be protected for a further five years if Conservatives win next May's general election, Prime Minister David Cameron will pledge today.

IS fight 'set for Syria eventually'

Braintree and Witham Times: Iain Duncan Smith said that there was Cabinet agreement on taking on IS

12:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Cabinet ministers unanimously believe that it will eventually be necessary to take on the Islamic State terror group in its Syrian strongholds as well as in Iraq, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has said.

Minimum wage workers doubled

Braintree and Witham Times: The adult minimum wage is increasing from £6.31 to £6.50

12:06am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Twice as many workers are being paid the national minimum wage than when the statutory rate was introduced in 1999, according to research to mark an increase in the hourly figure.

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