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Female munition workers make shells at Crittalls' Braintree factory.

First World War: How the likes of Crittal and Marconi loobied the Government for munitions contracts and other Essex war stories are waiting to be discovered at Braintree Museum

It’s something of a cliché that the First World War changed the way England lived, thought and looked, but that was certainly true for Braintree. STEVEN RUSSELL learns how history left its mark on the town

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Firefighters at scene of knocked-down telegraph pole.

Cressing: Telegraph pole knocked down after road crash

A telegraph pole in Cressing came down after a large goods vehicle collided with it.

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Plans for a new building for Honywood Community Science School in Coggeshall.

Essex: Homes’ plans revealed as protesters march against proposals for their town

Plans for 1,100 homes within six square miles of rural Braintree district have been unveiled – as a community group marched against further proposals for 350 homes in the same area.

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Takeley man charged after late night assault in Braintree

A man has been charged following an assault in Braintree which left the victim with a broken jaw.

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Police car

Essex: Man charged after late night assault in Braintree

A man has been charged following an assault in Braintree which left the victim with a broken jaw.

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