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Braintree District Council launches Community Infrastructure Grant Fund

Braintree District Council is launching a £100,000 fund to provide grants to community groups wishing to reduce their carbon output.

Gazette | Braintree & Witham

Waeccer Great Wakering for sale after death of former landlord

THE FAMILY of a beloved south Essex pub landlord are selling up after the “driving force” behind its success tragically passed away

Gazette | Braintree & Witham

'Armed Colchester police' rush to Greenstead after 'weapons' sighting

Police officers were called to Greenstead after receiving reports people had been seen carrying offensive weapons on Tuesday.

Braintree and Witham Times | News

Essex Fire Service advice following rise in hob fires

Fire crews have been called to a dozen kitchen fires all caused by hobs being accidentally switched on.

Gazette | Braintree & Witham

Stoke defender Junior Tchamadeu watches old club Colchester

Familiar faces in away end as Colchester United draw at Salford City

Gazette | Braintree & Witham

NSPCC survey reveals parents fear for children's online safety

Two in five parents say they are worried about digital devices or technology negatively affecting their children's physical or mental health, a recent survey commissioned by the NSPCC has revealed.

Braintree and Witham Times | News

Legal threats over Wethersfield asylum accommodation

Nine asylum seekers are taking legal action against the Home Office over its “unsuitable” decision to house them at a former RAF base in Essex.

Gazette | Braintree & Witham

Weeley boy returns to football after heart surgery

A young footballer with a deadly heart condition is back on the pitch after a potentially life saving surgery.

Gazette | Braintree & Witham

Upset over proposal to scrap free parking in Colchester

The North Essex Parking Partnership (NEPP) is looking to implement a new parking system across the county.

Gazette | Braintree & Witham

Anchor Rowhedge High Street pub reopens under new management

A popular pub set on the banks of the River Colne is now under new management.

Gazette | Braintree & Witham

Colchester teens rescued by fire service after getting stuck in lift

The group of six friends were visiting a block of flats in Hawkins Road in the Hythe last week.

Braintree and Witham Times | News

Braintree and Witham free parking axe to be scrutinised

The North Essex Parking Partnership (NEPP) is looking to implement a new parking system across the county.

Gazette | Braintree & Witham

Colchester United boss Danny Cowley on Salford City draw

Colchester United head coach Danny Cowley on Salford City draw

Gazette | Braintree & Witham

Large Thorpe-le-Soken pothole bursts mum's two tyres

A mother and two children were left 'scared' after a pothole caused two tyres to burst.

Gazette | Braintree & Witham

Clacton policeman had blood spat at him during lockdown, court hears

Joshua Nutt admitted to spitting blood in the face of a police officer in Clacton in July 2020, and was handed a suspended sentence in court.

Braintree and Witham Times | News

Retired Met officer awarded for work with injured Essex Police dog

Mandy Chapman adopted Baloo in 2018 after she was injured on a job while working for Essex Police.

Gazette | Braintree & Witham

Mersea murder trials third party involvement 'had to be explored'

Dr Matthew Cieker has told the court about the analysis of blood and urine results showed lethal fentanyl toxicity.

Gazette | Braintree & Witham

'Lasting legacy' - Council approves Shrub End war memorial funding

Colchester council has agreed to fund the renovation of the Shrub End War memorial, following the death of a volunteer who spent seven years campaigning to save it.

Braintree and Witham Times | News

Black Notley: Bulford Lane water depth gauge is 'dangerous'

A CONCERNED father believes that a faulty water depth gauge in Black Notley is "dangerous" and could lead to "irreparable damage" to vehicles.

Gazette | Braintree & Witham

Colchester commuters gridlocked due to severe roadworks

Commuters in Colchester were left frustrated by the roadworks, which were taking place in five different locations at once.