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New plan focuses on thriving communities, a stronger economy and a sustainable future

Increasing availability of good quality, affordable homes and developing safer and more resilient communities are among the key actions in Braintree District Council’s annual plan for the next year.

Gazette | Braintree & Witham

Colchester man guilty of terrorist fundraising in Syria

Farhad Mohammad, 45, of Osborne Street, has been found guilty of terrorist fundraising, sending hundreds to his nephew

Gazette | Braintree & Witham

Clacton Pier invests six-figure sum into staff facilities

An Essex seaside attraction is continuing a major investment in staff facilities, training and development.

Gazette | Braintree & Witham

Colchester hour-by-hour forecast for May 21 thunderstorms

Colchester and most of Essex will be impacted by heavy rain and thunderstorms on May 21, 2024 the Met Office has said

Braintree and Witham Times | News

Essex weather warning: Thunderstorms likely on Tuesday

The Met Office has issued a yellow thunderstorm warning for the whole of Essex which is in place between noon and midnight on Tuesday.

Gazette | Braintree & Witham

Colchester crash sees elderly man still in serious condition

Essex Police were called to St Botolph’s Street at 1.50pm on Sunday after a crash involving a man in his 80s and two motorcycles.

Braintree and Witham Times | News

Witham: Have you seen wanted man Jake Wintersgill?

ESSEX Police is looking to speak with a man from Witham in connection to a robbery.

Gazette | Braintree & Witham

Speed camera myth warning to drivers who could be fined

The minimum penalty for being caught speeding on the UK's roads is a £100 fine.

Gazette | Braintree & Witham

RAC warns driving delays expected over bank holiday weekend

The RAC has warned motorists that delays are expected on Britain's roads during the late May bank holiday weekend - this is the predicted busiest time.

Gazette | Braintree & Witham

TikTok warning as daughter suffers agonising burns in trend

Parents are being warned about the dangers of the TikTok 'tanghulu challenge', as it turned into ‘prison napalm’ in the microwave

Gazette | Braintree & Witham

New Tesco Clubcard rules for millions of shoppers introduced

Tesco shoppers can earn extra rewards worth up to £100 when Tesco’s Clubcard Challenges from this week

Gazette | Braintree & Witham

Essex investigation after couple try to steal dog from walker

According to reports, the pair asked to stroke the dog before attempting to try and take the dog’s lead off.

Braintree and Witham Times | News

Police renew appeal in investigation into Witham robbery

Police have issued a renewed appeal to find a missing man after two robberies in Essex.

Braintree and Witham Times | News

Disruptions at Greater Anglia after person hit by train

Train lines in Essex have been blocked after a person has been hit by a train.

Gazette | Braintree & Witham

Colchester United begin summer work on improving pitch

Colchester United's summer pitch improvement is underway

Gazette | Braintree & Witham

Tesco confirms opening date of unit in Frinton Triangle Centre

A supermarket chain has confirmed the opening date of a new store in Frinton amid the installation of signs.

Gazette | Braintree & Witham

Colchester MP says move to outlaw cuckooing have 'taken a while'

MP for Colchester Will Quince was confronted by a victim of drug dealers within months of taking office… but the offence still hasn’t been made a criminal offence in UK law.

Braintree and Witham Times | News

Drug dealer halted in Colchester two years ago still awaiting sentence

Chad Doyle had been due to appear at Ipswich Crown Court for sentencing on Wednesday, but the court was told he hadn't been told about the hearing.

Gazette | Braintree & Witham

Colchester residents complain about pigeons in roof of flats

Residents of Nancy Smith Close, Colchester, say their nightmares started when pigeons started nesting inside the roof of a block of flats.

Gazette | Braintree & Witham

Police vow to crackdown on antisocial behaviour at Colchester Library

POLICE bosses have promised to crackdown on antisocial yobs who have been terrorising staff and visitors at Colchester’s library.