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Braintree & Witham news

A taxi firm worker, who pocketed more than £86,000 in fares and was jailed for a year, is selling his family home to repay the company.

The family of Joanne Vincent from Braintree who died in a crash in Cressing in Essex on Monday say she was ‘dearly loved and will be sorely missed by all’.

Firefighters tackled an accidental workshop and shed blaze in Witham today.

Firefighters have rescued two dogs from a home which caught fire this morning.

A woman has died and a man is in a critical condition in hospital after a three-vehicle crash in north-east Essex today. Police have arrested two men from Colchester in connection with the incident.

Discount retailer Lidl is holding a public consultation event over its plans for a new store in Witham.

Essex Police are asking anyone with information to come forward after two men with knives stole cash from the till.

An Essex brewery is celebrating after one of its drinks was crowned the second best beer in the UK.

Fire crews have tackled a garage fire in Braintree this evening believed to be caused by an electrical fault.

An Essex man accused of sexually assaulting a schoolgirl denied the offence when he was questioned by police about the allegation, a court was told.

There are just a few days left to have your say over Braintree District Council’s draft Local Plan.

People’s first choice for a new route for a dualled A120 between Braintree and the A12 has been made public – though Essex County Council has said the final decision will not come down to a ‘popularity contest’.

A man who was allegedly stamped on the head and kicked during a late night attack in Halstead suffered a bleed on his brain and a broken jaw, a court has heard.

Police in Edinburgh are searching for a man from Witham reported missing when he failed to return to his accommodation with friends while visiting at the weekend.

A former Tesco employee in Braintree is returning to the store to sign copies of his first published book, which now sits on the very shelves he used to stack.

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