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John Hayes, roads minister, presented with a petition from businesses calling for improvements to the A120 by George Kieffer, chairman of the Haven Gateway. Photo: James Fletcher Photography

The minister for roads has pledged to be a “champion” for improvements to the A120.

A120 at Marks Farm junction in Braintree. Photo: Pagepix Ltd

Five potential routes for a new dualled A120 between Braintree and Marks Tey are being revealed today.

E-fit issued after attempted burglary in Willingale Road, Braintree. Image: Essex Police

Police have issued an e-fit following an attempted burglary.

CCTV images

Detectives investigating a hate crime at a mid-Essex mosque have today released CCTV images as part of the case.

An East of England Ambulance Trust ambulance. Photograph Simon Parker

An Essex ambulance driver has denied causing the death of dentist Dr Michael Daly by careless driving while on an emergency call.

Robert Borgman surveys the damage to his home in Honeysuckle Way, Witham. Photo: Archant

A man said it was fortunate he was out of his home after a car ploughed into his living room last night.

Chelmsford Crown Court

A cold caller who tried to charge an elderly woman £6,600 for work meant to cost £28 has been jailed today.

Emergency services attend the scene of a fatal house fire that happened on Wednesday Dec 21 in South Street in Braintree.A woman and child died in the fire.

An inquest has been opened this morning into the deaths of a mother and daughter who died in blaze at their home.

The A12 near Rivenhall and Kelvedon where average speed cameras monitor traffic

Almost 72,000 drivers were caught speeding by fixed cameras in Essex over the past year.

The great and the good from across Essex – from Olympic medallists, to local politicians and community stalwarts – have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for 2016.

Corinne Winwood

After 26 years of continuous service to Braintree Rugby Club, a White Notley woman has been awarded a BEM in the New Year’s Honours List.

Katrina Whittaker

An inspirational woman from Braintree has been awarded a British Empire Medal for her charity work supporting people with mental illness.

A car crashed into a Braintree office

A car smashed straight into the front of a Braintree office this morning, destroying a wall in the process.

Great Dunmow town sign.

A couple was forced to put out a fire in their flat in Dunmow after an alleged arson attack in the early hours of Christmas Eve morning.

Emergency services attend the scene of a fatal house fire that happened on Wednesday Dec 21 in South Street in Braintree.A woman and child died in the fire.

Donations for the survivors of a house fire which claimed the lives of a mother and her daughter have continued to flood in.

A120 at Marks Farm junction in Braintree. Photo: Pagepix Ltd

A public consultation on a new route for the A120 between Braintree and Colchester will begin on January 17, it has been revealed.

Police at the scene of the fatal house fire in South Street, Braintree, while investigations continue. Photo: Sarah Lucy Brown

A policeman who stopped to help an injured man after helping at the scene of a double fatal house fire was attacked by two men.

District and county Cllr James Abbott, and residents Phil Wren, Nick Unsworth and Eleanor Unsworth are campaigning against a proposed incinerator near Coggeshall.

Campaigners are celebrating the decision of the Environmental Agency to refuse a proposed large-scale waste incinerator in mid-Essex.

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