Braintree and Witham news

Braintree: Collision between motorcycle and van at Galley’s Corner roundabout

Police were called to a crash between a motorcycle and a van at Galley’s Corner roundabout in Braintree.

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Braintree: Firefighters tackle barn blaze

Firefighters in Essex tackled a barn fire in Braintree in the early hours of this morning.

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The A131 has been closed by police

Gosfield: A131 closed near Halstead after crash which leaves two injured

Two people have been injured in a crash on the A131 near Halstead.

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Walter Godfrey was a Braintree-born trooper with the Essex Yeomanry and died on October 7, 1918. Photograph: Warner Textile Archive

First World War: As the soldiers faced bullets, customers of Braintree firm Warner & Sons still dreamed of luxurious silks

While workers from an Essex firm found themselves in Hell on the western front, some of the company’s customers continued to enjoy a life of luxury as the First World War raged. STEVEN RUSSELL reports

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The woman injured her arm after falling over in the maze near Braintree shortly after 2.30pm.

Braintree: Woman rescued from maze after falling over and injuring her arm

An elderly woman was rescued from a maze in north-east Essex yesterday.

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