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Brave contestants devour bugs in bush tucker trial to help save Amazon rainforest

August 29, 2014

Brave contestants devoured gruesome creepy crawlies in a bush tucker trial to help save the Amazon rainforest.
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Developers ask for two more years to start work on Rivenhall Airfield waste plant

August 28, 2014

Developers want an extra two years to build a controversial waste plant.
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More than 30 Braintree pupils given lower GCSE English mark due to clerical error

August 28, 2014

More than 30 pupils have been given a lower mark in their GCSE in English due to a clerical error by the exam board.
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Finchingfield Post Office to close for refurbishment

August 28, 2014

Finchingfield Post Office will close for eight days for a refurbishment.
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Takeaways dominate Witham town centre in shop survey

August 28, 2014

Witham town centre has more than three times as many takeaways and restaurants than clothes shops and more empty premises than places to buy fresh fruit, veg and meat.
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Detectives launch appeal after unprovoked gang attack in Colchester

August 28, 2014

THREE people were assaulted during a gang attack in Colchester.
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Bus route through Great Bardfield and Finchingfield to be axed

August 28, 2014

A bus route through villages on the outskirts of Braintree is being axed.
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Tributes paid to family man who died in unexplained circumstances

August 28, 2014

Tributes have been paid to a kind family man after he died in unexplained circumstances.
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Indian restaurant in Hatfield Peverel faces £80k fine after immigration raid

August 27, 2014

Four staff members at an Indian restaurant have been arrested following an immigration raid by the Home Office.
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Town team goes for gold in high street competition

August 27, 2014

Braintree is in the running to win up to £50,000 in prize money based on the quality of the town’s High Street.
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Pensioners can keep family pet thanks to volunteer dog walker

August 27, 2014

Two pensioners will not need to give up their family pet thanks to the help of a primary school teacher.
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Road closed and air ambulance scrambled following crash between motorcycle and van

August 27, 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST has been rushed to hospital with leg injuries following a collision with a van.
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Free diabetes health checks in Braintree

August 27, 2014

Diabetes UK is offering free quick and confidential assessments for residents to see if they are at risk of Type 2 diabetes.
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Community groups can apply for final round of Braintree Council’s Mi Community fund

August 27, 2014

Community groups can bid for a share of £125,000.
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One in five Braintree families have problem debts

August 27, 2014

One in five families in the district are just one month’s salary away from disaster as they struggle to pay the bills.
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New awards to recognise the Braintree and Witham area’s sporting stars

August 27, 2014

Nominations have opened for the first Active Braintree District Sports Awards.
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Investigation launched after barn fire in Braintree

August 27, 2014

Firefighters have extinguished a barn fire in the early hours of the morning.
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Woman arrested on suspicion of drink-driving following crash in Braintree

August 27, 2014

A woman was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving following a crash.
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Witham beer festival a success

August 26, 2014

Organisers are raising a pint to another successful beer festival.
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Plans to double the size of Witham primary school are approved

August 26, 2014

Plans to build six new classrooms at a Witham primary school, which will help double the size of the school, have been given the go ahead.
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Enjoy day of fun activities for youngsters

August 26, 2014

Enjoy a barbecue and games in Felsted.
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