• Witham: Plans for 84 new homes unveiled

    Plans to build 84 new homes near Witham high street have been unveiled. The development which is south east of Newland Street and will surround Gimsons, off Kings Chase in Witham, is being proposed by Bovis Homes. Under the plans 30

  • Witham: Two hour rescue mission to save horse from river

    Firemen worked for two hours to rescue a horse trapped in a 3ft deep river. Three crews, including a specialist animal rescue unit and a water rescue unit, saved the animal from Rushes Lock near Bumfords Lane in Hatfield Peverel. The firemen wore

  • Braintree: Vintage cars prove a hit in Cressing

    Classic Jaguars, Rolls Royces and many more provided a treat for more than 3,000 motor enthusiasts at the weekend. More than 500 classic and modern cars descended on Cressing Temple, Cressing, on Sunday July 17 for the county’s biggest motor

  • Braintree: Get voting in photo competition

    There are only days left to vote in the Images of Finchingfield competition. Photographers and artists have entered 86 images and the winning 12 will be included in the Finchingfield Guildhall Trust’s 2012 calendar. Members of the public can vote for

  • Witham: A12 closed after deer hit on carriageway

    Drivers faced tailbacks as the A12 Colchester bound carriageway was closed after a deer was hit. Police were called at about 8.40 this morning to junction 21 near Witham and by the time officers got there the animal was badly injured. They had called

  • Witham: Wildlife fears over million-tonne quarry

    A proposed million-tonne quarry on a former airfield would destroy wildlife, it has been claimed. Permission was given for 750,000 tonnes of sand and gravel to be extracted from Rivenhall Airfield off Sheepcotes Lane in 2009, but only as a

  • Braintree: Renewed hope for Great Leighs racecourse

    Negotiations on the future of Great Leighs racecourse are underway, according to an insider. The source claims “there is definitely hope the racecourse could re-open” and meetings to decide the site’s future will be taking place over the next

  • Braintree: BMX club celebrates Olympic countdown

    A BMX open day will celebrate a year to the Olympic Games. Riders of all abilities are invited to the Braintree Bullets BMX Club off Panfield Lane tomorrow. The club will be open to all from 10am -11am. This will be followed by