Movies 'make you eat more snacks'

Braintree and Witham Times: People are more likely to snack while watching an engrossing film than a talk show, research shows

9:01pm Monday 1st September 2014

Watching an action movie is worse for your waistline than tuning into a talk show, research has shown.

Ex-footballer on bribes plot charge

Braintree and Witham Times: Ex-footballer Delroy Facey has been charged in connection with a match-fixing probe

3:32pm Monday 1st September 2014

A former Premier League footballer has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery.

'Plebgate shows police dishonesty'

Braintree and Witham Times: Ex-Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell  resigned over the so-called Plebgate affair

3:16pm Monday 1st September 2014

A Scotland Yard report on the "plebgate" saga shows "industrial levels of dishonesty by police working in Downing Street", an MP has claimed.

PM: Russian presence 'unacceptable'

Braintree and Witham Times: Prime Minister David Cameron is urging Western nations to act in the face of Russia's actions in Ukraine

4:23pm Monday 1st September 2014

David Cameron has denounced the presence of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil as "unjustified and unacceptable", as he accused Moscow of trying to force its smaller neighbour to "abandon its democratic choices at the barrel of a gun".

'Bad news' on panda 'pregnancy'

Braintree and Witham Times: Experts at Edinburgh Zoo said Tian Tian should have gone into labour over the weekend but hormone tests suggested 'something might be amiss'

4:36pm Monday 1st September 2014

The UK's only female giant panda has passed her due date and experts fear "bad news" regarding her pregnancy.

Ebola Briton doing 'pretty well'

Braintree and Witham Times: Senior Matron Breda Athan demonstrates the use of a high level isolation apparatus in the High Secure Infectious Disease Unit at The Royal Free Hospital

7:07pm Monday 1st September 2014

The first Briton to catch the deadly Ebola virus seems to be "pretty well", his family have said.

Eating fruit boosts heart health

Braintree and Witham Times: A study revealed that eating fruit every day can reduce the risk of heart and artery disease

3:32pm Monday 1st September 2014

Eating fruit every day can reduce the risk of heart and artery disease by up to 40%, a study has found.

Search engines may face pirate law

Braintree and Witham Times: Culture Secretary Sajid Javid says there could be a new law if web firms do not crack down on pirate sites

6:48pm Monday 1st September 2014

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has warned internet search engine companies legislation could be introduced if they do not make "real progress" in clamping down on links to pirate websites.

Watchdog criticises academy chain

Braintree and Witham Times: Ofsted has criticised the record of an academies chain

3:32pm Monday 1st September 2014

A major academy chain has been heavily criticised by the schools watchdog after inspectors concluded that too many pupils are not getting a decent education.

Speaker praised for clerk 'pause'

Braintree and Witham Times: John Bercow's recommended candidate for clerk of the House is Australian Carol Mills

2:49pm Monday 1st September 2014

Speaker John Bercow has been praised for executing an "evacuation from a hopeless position" as he was bombarded with questions from MPs on replacement for the Commons head clerk.

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