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Housing association invests £280,000 in sprucing up six neighbourhoods in Braintree district

September 27, 2014

A housing association is spending £280,000 on sprucing up six neighbourhoods.
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Plans for 328 homes in Rivenhall gather pace as environment survey waived

September 27, 2014

Plans to build more than 300 new homes doubling the size of a village could be submitted by the end of this year.
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Hundreds of people sign petition against proposed merger of Witham academies

September 26, 2014

More than 400 people have signed a petition to stop a proposed merger of Witham’s secondary schools.
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Police release CCTV image of man they want to speak to over Braintree rape

September 26, 2014

Police want to speak to the man pictured in this CCTV image in connection with an alleged rape in Braintree.
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Enjoy a range of singers at charity concert

September 26, 2014

Music by Candlelight with Elizabeth Davies at The Aubrey Art Gallery, Dunmow, features a range of musicians and singers raising money for Farleigh Hospice.
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Braintree Council credit card spending figures revealed

September 26, 2014

Braintree Council executives charged more than £200,000 to ten corporate credit cards over the last four years.
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Pride in Witham: Mum praises daughter Jessica for taking over her care during cancer battle

September 26, 2014

A mum-of-six who battled cervical cancer says she can never thank her daughter enough for taking charge of her care.
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Witham Business Club opens to help firms wanting to expand

September 25, 2014

The Witham Business Club - a support network for new and established firms - officially launches tomorrow.
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A131 shut in both directions following incident

September 25, 2014

The A131 is closed in both directions between the Marks Farm roundabout (A120/Coggeshall Road) and Broad Road (B1053).
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Fitness fan Ellen is running two marathons and a duathlon for charity

September 25, 2014

A fitness fan is taking on three huge challenges in six weeks.
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Choir set to record latest album in Braintree

September 25, 2014

Funky Voices are recording their latest album.
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Essex Police to hold more meetings with residents to find out their concerns

September 25, 2014

Essex Police will be holding weekly 'street meets' and community meetings to encourage residents to communicate with officers.
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Get your cat microchipped and neutered for £10

September 25, 2014

The Cats Protection Leage and the RSPCA have teamed up to offer cat owners the chance to get their pets neutered and microchipped for £10.
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Braintree boy, ten, survives lightning strike

September 25, 2014

A primary school pupil came away virtually unscathed after being hit by lightning- while watching television in a bedroom in Braintree.
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VIDEOS: Your clips of the weekend’s storms

September 25, 2014

The weekend's storms provided the perfect opportunity for our readers to practice their camera skills.
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Schoolboy struck by lightning and roads turned into rivers as storm strikes Braintree

September 25, 2014

A schoolboy was hit by lightning and a kayaker paddled in a flooded road when heavy storms hit Braintree.
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Dramatic flash floods cause chaos across Witham

September 25, 2014

Homes and businesses in Witham have started the big clear-up after being deluged in dramatic flash floods.
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John Ray infant school looking up one year after fire

September 24, 2014

It has been one year since a fire completely destroyed a Braintree infant school and things have never looked better.
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Essex fire crews called to help obese patients 465 times in ten years

September 24, 2014

Fire crews in the Braintree district were called out 47 times in ten years to help paramedics deal with obese patients.
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Singer Raevennan Husbandes to perform in Coggeshall

September 24, 2014

Raevennan Husbandes describes herself as an “Afrocentric quirky beatnik songbird, buster of shapes, lover of tea and cake, prolific letter writer.”
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23 patients to move out of the Old Deanery care home because staff are struggling to care for them

September 23, 2014

Braintree's largest care home is moving out 23 residents with complex needs because staff are struggling to look after them.
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