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Braintree & Witham news

A man will appear in court this March in connection with a fatal car crash.

Police have arrested suspects in connection to two separate armed raids in Cressing and Great Yeldham in Essex

Power cuts and fallen trees are causing disruption to homes, businesses, roads and railways across Essex today as high winds hit the county from Storm Doris.

Security fears have been raised by Witham residents as plans for a mobile pharmacy are due to be considered by Braintree District Council.

Two armed robbers who carried out a string of raids through the Home Counties – including Witham and Dunmow – which netted a total of £115,000 were both jailed for life today.

A major section of the A12 in north-east Essex has reopened tonight after a fatal lorry crash in Witham caused a near 36-hour closure.

Major delays were experienced by rush-hour motorists on the A12 yesterday after a serious lorry crash. Update: A large section of the A12 reopened on Thursday night. See here for details.

Motorists have been warned to avoid the A12 in north and mid Essex after yesterday’s serious crash.

A taxi firm worker who pocketed more than £86,000 in fares has been jailed for a year.

Two Essex pubs have been broken into within two days.

Care home residents kept their binoculars at the ready as they took part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch – but also saw some feathered friends inside the home too.

See our round up of planned roadworks by Highways England in Suffolk and Essex which are liekly to affect drivers this week, from Monday, February 6 to Sunday, February 12.

A council is urging residents and businesses to sign up for e-billing – saying the move could save thousands of pounds of tax payers’ money.

More details of the five potential routes of a dualled A120 between Braintree and Colchester have been published – in the form of video fly-throughs.

GPs in mid Essex are taking part in a national pilot aimed at improving early diagnosis of cancer.

The family of Jean Childs from Braintree who worked as a dinner lady for more than 20 years in the town have paid tribute to the 80-year-old who ‘lived life to the full’.

Four Essex councils could rack up £481million of debt between them as they build three new villages – totalling up to 42,000 homes.

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