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Still time to nominate for Braintree District Sports Awards

September 19, 2014

There is still time to make your nominations for the Active Braintree District Sports Awards.
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Witham needs to go back to 1970s plan to thrive, says retired architect

September 19, 2014

A retired architect believes Witham town centre’s future lies in plans drawn up 40 years ago.
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Tributes paid to Coggeshall builder and funeral director

September 19, 2014

A well known builder and funeral director will be remembered as a kind and generous man.
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Global coffee shop chain could take over Braintree bar The Lounge

September 18, 2014

A global coffee shop chain could replace a Braintree bar by next year.
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Train delays at Witham station after police incident

September 18, 2014

There are train delays between Colchester and London Liverpool street after an incident involving the emergency services at Witham station.
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Police make fresh appeal for witnesses following “vicious” glass attack in pub

September 18, 2014

Police have issued a fresh appeal to help find the man suspected of a vicious glass attack. 
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Local soldiers help out at Prince Harry’s Invictus Games

September 18, 2014

Two soldiers helped Prince Harry make the inaugural Invictus Games an event to remember.
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Twin’s mum challenges school’s decision to split them up

September 18, 2014

A mum is taking her challenge to keep her twins in the same class at primary school to the Government.
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Buses could put brakes on new artisan market for Witham

September 18, 2014

A new artisan market is in jeopardy unless agreement can be reached with bus companies.
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Nominate your heroes for Pride in Witham campaign

September 18, 2014

Today we are launching the Pride in Witham campaign to celebrate the best of Witham.
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Witness hears “sound like a lightning strike” as lorry takes down power cables

September 17, 2014

A motorcycle trainer has recounted the moment he heard "a sound like a lightning strike" as a lorry collided with a telegraph pole.
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Flo, aged 102, is guest of honour at reopening of village post office

September 17, 2014

Finchingfield's oldest resident was given the honour of reopening the village post office.
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Developers hope to build another 850 homes in Witham – the same size as the Maltings Lane estate

September 17, 2014

Proposals to build a huge housing estate the size of the Maltings Lane development in Witham have been submitted.
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Witham’s young authors see their work published

September 17, 2014

Young authors have had their work published.
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Beer lovers raise more than £3,000 for historic Coggeshall barn

September 17, 2014

Beer lovers raised more than £3,000 for the upkeep of a historic barn.
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‘Empty shops are needed to keep firms in the town’ says chamber of trade

September 16, 2014

Empty shops are needed in the town centre to stop stores from moving out of Braintree, claims the town’s chamber of commerce.
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Road closed as firefighters tackle van blaze

September 16, 2014

FOUR fire crews have tackled a van fire on the northbound A12 which closed off the carriageway.
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Family’s heartbreak after pets poisoned with anti-freeze

September 16, 2014

A family has been left heartbroken after two of their cats were poisoned.
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Fantastic year for floral flair as best gardens are crowned

September 16, 2014

Stunning floral displays have wowed the judges of an annual competition.
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23-year-old woman found murdered in Thailand is Essex University student Hannah Witheridge

September 15, 2014

A YOUNG woman murdered on a beach in Thailand has been named as Essex University student Hannah Witheridge.
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Alec Hunter Academy to appeal GCSE English exam results

September 15, 2014

A Braintree secondary school is set to appeal their GCSE results after a slump in the number of pupil passes.
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