Royals rise early for Anzac service

Braintree and Witham Times: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have attended an early-morning Anzac Day service

1:40am Friday 25th April 2014

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were up before dawn for a solemn remembrance of Australia's war dead.

Hillsborough slurs 'from Whitehall'

Braintree and Witham Times: Fans' scarves make up a 96, filling the centre circle before the Hillsborough 25th Anniversary Memorial Service at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool

1:40am Friday 25th April 2014

The Cabinet Office is making "urgent inquiries" following claims that government computers were used to make offensive and inflammatory comments about the Hillsborough disaster.

Prison deaths reach record high

Braintree and Witham Times: Deaths in prison custody increased to 215 in 2013

3:43pm Thursday 24th April 2014

There were 215 deaths in prison custody in England and Wales last year - the highest number on record.

London's Gherkin in a pickle

Braintree and Witham Times: The Gherkin was designed by architect Lord Norman Foster

3:43pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Famous London skyscraper the Gherkin has been placed into receivership in a move aimed at removing uncertainty over its ownership.

Shareholders question bonus stance

Braintree and Witham Times: Shareholders at Barclays have questioned the bank's policy on bonus payments.

5:24pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Barclays was given a bloody nose by shareholders today as one in three failed to back its controversial decision to increase its bonus pool despite falling profits.

Python farewell show on big screen

Braintree and Witham Times: Left to right: Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and John Cleese, the five remaining Pythons

6:34pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Cult comedy troupe Monty Python are heading back to cinemas after striking a deal to show their final ever gig on the big screen.

Miliband states case for the union

Braintree and Witham Times: Ed Miliband and his shadow cabinet will campaign against Scottish independence.

10:32pm Thursday 24th April 2014

An independent Scotland would leave working people both north and south of the border "worse off", Ed Miliband has warned.

Paedophile teacher's image haul

Braintree and Witham Times: William James Vahey worked in schools worldwide for four decades (AP/FBI)

2:17pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Images of between 50 and 60 students at a private school were found on the computer of a convicted paedophile, the school's executive principal has said.

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