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War veterans hope Lidl no longer wants their memorial hall

July 26, 2014

War veterans are hoping that a budget supermarket chain has lost interest in buying their memorial hall in Witham, which would have forced them to leave.
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Campaign to get Braintree moving and tackle road congestion

July 26, 2014

A pilot has launched a campaign to unclog Braintree’s congestion after he became fed up of sitting in traffic jams every day.
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Burglars steal £12,750 worth of jewellery in Witham raid

July 26, 2014

Thieves stole jewellery worth more than £12,000 during a burglary at a home in Claudius Way, Witham.
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Tennis tournament raises money for charity

July 26, 2014

Everyone rallied round to raise money for Essex Air Ambulance.
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‘Oldest lady in Wickham Bishops’ toasts 103rd birthday at her local

July 26, 2014

A great-grandmother of nine hailed as the oldest lady in Wickham Bishops will celebrate her 103rd birthday today - with a tipple at her local pub.
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Inspirational Lindley awarded for helping thousands of young people

July 25, 2014

A fire service instructor who has helped inspire thousands of young people has been awarded for his efforts.
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Young animator to build on YouTube success with Minecraft series

July 25, 2014

A rising YouTube star is hoping his new animated zombie series will become a smash hit after his previous videos had over 3,700,000 views.
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Jazz band coming to Braintree

July 25, 2014

The Lady Killers New Orleans Jazz Band is coming to Braintree.
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Commuter robbed in Braintree

July 25, 2014

A commuter has been robbed in Braintree.
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Toilet dumped at Witham bus stop

July 25, 2014

A bus stop gained an unusual new facility when someone dumped a toilet in a shelter on Allectus Way, Witham.
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Poorly mum left without a “lifeline” for three weeks after telegraph pole crash

July 25, 2014

A despairing daughter has hit out at a phone company for leaving her poorly mum without a "lifeline" for three weeks.
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Police raid addresses in two Braintree streets in crackdown on drugs across north Essex

July 25, 2014

Police raided homes in Braintree as part of a drugs operation across north Essex.
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Robbie Williams tribute night

July 24, 2014

Enjoy a Robbie Williams night that will be sure to entertain you.
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Former Edwardian school could be turned into luxury apartments

July 24, 2014

A former Edwardian school in Braintree could be turned into luxury apartments if a planning application is granted.
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Consultation launched on Bocking Blackwater Open Space

July 24, 2014

A consultation will open tomorrow on plans for the cycleway and path network through the Bocking Blackwater Open Space.
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Road set to close for eight weeks to fit new water main

July 24, 2014

Work on a major water supply project could cause traffic chaos as a road is set to close for eight weeks.
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Mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War with events across Braintree district

July 24, 2014

You can take part in ceremonies and events to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.
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Police helicopter launched to find teen charged with assault

July 24, 2014

A police helicopter was scrambled to find a 17-year-old suspected of committing assault.
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Lear jets escort private plane at Stansted Airport

July 24, 2014

Military jets escorted a private jet when it was diverted to Stansted Airport.
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Collectors share passions for their collections

July 24, 2014

They say that if something exists, somebody somewhere collects them and that’s certainly true of Times readers who have been sharing their collections this week.
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Witham robber jailed after targeting three businesses in less than a fortnight

July 24, 2014

An armed robber has been jailed after targeting a pub, betting shop and grocery shop in the space of 11 days.
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