Council leader asks Stansted Airport to consider adjusting flightpath

Braintree council leader Graham Butland has asked air traffic authorities to adjust the route of a flightpath which could see up to 153 planes a day taking off over the district.
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Flooding traps six people in cars

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September 20, 2014

Six people are rescued from cars trapped in flood water, as heavy rain hit Essex.
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Dozens of calls to fire service as flooding hits Witham

Fire crews have been busy since 6.30am after receiving dozens of calls to floods in the Witham area.
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Music teacher is pride of Braintree as youngsters praise his dedication

A group of young musicians have praised their teacher for giving them the chance to learn, practice and record for free.
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‘Gimp Man’ aims to spark debate

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September 20, 2014

A rubber fetishist takes to the streets in a 'gimp suit' in an attempt to challenge stereotypes and raise money.
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Planning applications submitted for Wanstead and Woodford

Planning applications lodged for the week beginning September 15.
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Speaking out – Matthew Scott on why Wanstead Hospital should not close

Matthew Scott is the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Leyton and Wanstead.
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Oxbridge visit inspires County High pupils

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September 20, 2014

REPRESENTATIVES from the University of Cambridge and University of Oxford visited the Brentwood County High School.
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Waitrose, John Lewis and now 605 homes

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September 20, 2014

PLANS for hundreds more homes in the city have been warmly welcomed by Chelmsford MP Simon Burns.
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From Land’s End to John O’Groats in charity tractor dash

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September 20, 2014
From Land’s End to John O’Groats in charity tractor dash

A FORMER Maldon policeman hopes to raise £100,000 for charity by driving 8,000 miles to Norway and back – on a 13mph tractor.Intrepid Peter Matheson, 50, is driving from Land's End to John O'Groats, via Essex. He will then catch a ferry to ...
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Care home worker’s terrifying attack at hands of boy, 14, after…

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September 20, 2014
Care home worker’s terrifying attack at hands of boy, 14, after…

A CARE worker was subjected to a terrifying attack at the hands of a 14-year-old boy with learning difficulties after her employers switched off her panic alarm – but failed to tell staff.Jennifer Stafford, 39, was working as a residential suppor...
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Track flood causes lengthy delays

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September 19, 2014

Rail passengers in East Anglia face lengthy delays after heavy rain led to flooding on tracks in east London.
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Flooding at Manor Park station brings chaos to railways

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September 19, 2014
Flooding at Manor Park station brings chaos to railways

COMMUTERS have faced travel chaos this evening after residual flooding disrupted services to and from London Liverpool Street. Flash floods at Manor Park Station, as a result of overnight storms, have led to rail services running via Lon...
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First it’s parish council… then Downing Street for James, 18

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September 19, 2014

A TEENAGER who hopes to become Prime Minister has become a council’s youngest member at the age of 18.
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Man hurt after rush-hour A12 smash

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September 19, 2014
Man hurt after rush-hour A12 smash

A man received head and spinal injuries tonight after a rush-hour crash on the London-bound A12. The accident, which occurred near the Maldon turn-off shortly before 5pm, saw three fire engines, two ambulance vehicles and police attend the scene.&...
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Townfield Street car park to reopen on Monday

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September 19, 2014

The multi-storey has been closed since mid-July for essential maintenance work, including new protective paint to its walls and ceilings, new bay markings and stairwell decoration.
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How well do you know Essex? 10 questions to test your knowledge

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September 19, 2014
How well do you know Essex? 10 questions to test your knowledge

Students will be descending on Chelmsford and Essex soon as Freshers' Week gets under way. So they might need a bit of an introduction to the county. Make sure you're fully clued up on the basics in case they ask any questions. Or if you're new to the area, ease yourself in with these simple general knowledge...
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Car is ‘having its roof cut off’ after London-bound A12 crash

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September 19, 2014
Car is ‘having its roof cut off’ after London-bound A12 crash

A car has crashed near the Maldon turn-off of the London-bound A12. The car is having its roof cut off. There are three fire engines, police and the ambulance service on scene. More to follow.  
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Colchester loan Holman to Wrexham

Wrexham take Colchester United forward Dan Holman on a one-month loan.
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House clean up prompts fire fears

FEARS an eyesore building could be a major fire risk have been raised after volunteers discovered a mountain of flammable rubbish inside.
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Ready to act on £10mil Jaywick revamp

THE masterplan for a £10million scheme to revive Jaywick should be ready by the end of the year after decades of “hollow promises”.
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