Elba releasing Mandela-inspired LP

6:44pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Idris Elba is releasing an album inspired by Nelson Mandela after he played the South African statesman in the biopic Long Walk To Freedom.

BA pilot 'sought out underage boys'

Braintree and Witham Times: British Airways pilot Bartle Frere sent messages to underage boys in India, the court heard

4:07pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A British Airways pilot used his job flying passengers around the world to meet underage boys and lavish them with money and gifts, a court heard today.

Smith up for clutch of Mobo Awards

Braintree and Witham Times: Soul singer Sam Smith is up for four trophies at this year's Mobo Awards, Best Male, R&B/Soul, Album for his debut In The Lonely Hour and Song for chart-topper Stay With Me.

1:22pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Sam Smith has been nominated for a clutch of gongs at this year's Mobo Awards.

Salmond 'believes in referendums'

Braintree and Witham Times: First Minister Alex Salmond addresses Holyrood as MSPs return following the independence referendum

1:27am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Alex Salmond dismissed claims that he intends to make a unilateral declaration of Scottish independence as MSPs gathered for the first time since the No vote in the referendum.

Station death pair 'mother and son'

Braintree and Witham Times: Forensic officers work on the tracks at Slough train station after a woman and a child died after being struck by a train at the station. Officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths, police have said.

11:03am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Two people who died after being struck by a train in a suspected murder-suicide are believed to be a mother and her young son, British Transport Police said.

DJ Travis guilty of groping woman

Braintree and Witham Times: Dave Lee Travis denied the charges

2:43pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis has been found guilty of groping a female TV personality.

Hoax death caller gets prison term

Braintree and Witham Times: A hoax caller lured victims to the George Eliot Hospital in the mistaken belief that one of their relatives had died

6:39pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A callous hoax-caller who phoned families at random and falsely claimed their relatives had died has been jailed for four months.

Cameron urges global warming deal

Braintree and Witham Times: David Cameron urged a global deal on the environment

7:10pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Prime Minister David Cameron has called for the international community to come together behind a "new, ambitious global deal" to restrict global warming to 2C.

IS plotting UK attacks - Cameron

Braintree and Witham Times: Image made from a verified amateur video shows an explosion in the village of Kfar Derian, Syria.

8:23am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The militant Islamic State terror group is planning attacks in Europe and the USA and has been plotting to target the UK, David Cameron has claimed, warning; "These people want to kill us - They've got us in their sights."

Regulator fines Barclays £37.7m

Braintree and Witham Times: Barclays failed to protect customers' funds adequately

8:23am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Barclays has been fined £37.7 million in a record punishment from the City regulator for failing to provide adequate protection for its clients' funds.






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