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Braintree, England Newswire

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  1. 'Why are we still waiting for repairs to damaged path?'Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Braintree and Witham Times

    A woman who broke her foot after slipping on damaged footpath is asking why nothing has been done two years on. Rosemary Potter, 70, of London Road in Braintree, slipped on a damaged pavement on the corner of her road and Westergreen Meadow and broke her right foot on July 12, 2013.

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  2. Pupils to return to fire-ravaged site, two years after building burnt to the groundRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Braintree and Witham Times

    John Ray Junior School, in Notley Road, Braintree, suffered the devastating blaze just days before the end of the summer holidays in 2013. The scheme was part of a A 48million investment in schools by Essex County Council to create 3,000 new primary places and 150 secondary places for the 2015/16 academic year.

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  3. Good Samaritan comes to the rescue of vandal attack victimRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Braintree and Witham Times

    A disabled woman feels as though a "guardian angel" was watching over her after a Good Samaritan came to her rescue. Valerie Nelson, 51, of Cressing Road , Braintree, had two of the tyres on her silver Vauxhall Astra slashed earlier in the month.

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  4. Fears over "postcode lottery" for university attendanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Maldonandburnham Standard

    Data from the Higher Education Funding Council for England shows that several parts of the district have among the lowest proportion of youngsters going to university. Witham North has one of the lowest at 13.2 per cent, followed by Braintree East at 15.7 per cent.

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  5. Youth hockey club set for new seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Dunmow Broadcast

    Blue Hornets Felsted Youth Hockey Club start their new season this Sunday looking to build on their development on and off the field. After significant success last season, numbers are up and the club expects to have over 200 children attend training every Sunday morning at Felsted School.

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  6. Police urging van owners to be vigilant after eight Ford Transit break-insRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | Saffron Walden Reporter

    Essex police are urging van owners to remove high value tools from vehicles overnight after two further Ford Transits were targeted in Stansted. August 14 - Two blue Ford Transits broken into in the Rifle Hill area of Braintree.

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  7. Car park could open overnight after restaurant closureRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 31 | Maldonandburnham Standard

    STOREY car park could be opened up overnight to boost Braintree's nightlife , following the closure of the town's oldest family-run restaurant. Italian restaurant La Piazza - previously known as Bozo's - had been trading for at least 20 years but closed in April.

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  8. Car park could open overnight after restaurant closure a Multi-Storey ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 31 | Braintree and Witham Times

    STOREY car park could be opened up overnight to boost Braintree's nightlife , following the closure of the town's oldest family-run restaurant. Italian restaurant La Piazza - previously known as Bozo's - had been trading for at least 20 years but closed in April.

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  9. String finish for Halstead teamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 31 | Halstead Gazette

    Halstead Courtauld Bowls Club's A and B teams had a great end to this year's North West Essex League as both teams finished with wins at home. The A team beat champions Silver End A 8-0 while the B team completed the double over Braintree A with a 6-2 win.

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  10. Can you help Ian find long lost twin siblings?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 30 | Maldonandburnham Standard

    A MAN has appealed for help to find two long-lost siblings he believes were given up for adoption by his mother. Ian Mizen-Sharp, of Progress Court, Braintree, thinks his brother and sister, who were twins, might have gone to school in the town and could still live nearby.

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  11. Braintree skipper hopes title rivals are victoriousRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 29 | Gazette-news.co.uk

    Braintree Cricket Club will be in the peculiar position of hoping that their main Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship division two title rivals are victorious this weekend. A 69-run win at Ipswich kept Braintree on course for promotion to the top flight and challenging Copford for the division two title ahead of a home game against Sudbury seconds today.

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  12. Top 10 events in Essex this Bank Holiday WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Maldonandburnham Standard

    This thrilling event is the beginning of the first leg of the 40,000 mile Clipper Race in aid of the children's charity, UNICEF. Battling for success will be 12 identical 70-foot yachts, each with a professional skipper and crews with a thirst for adventure.

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  13. Century-Old poem in song contestRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Braintree and Witham Times

    A retired council worker is hoping to win a national songwriting competiton with a 100-year-old poem written by his late grandmother. John Hawkins, 69, of Notley Road in Braintree, has transformed two poems written by his gran over a century ago into modern country songs.

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  14. Cops praised as Audi abandoned after 40-mile pursuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Braintree and Witham Times

    POLICE have been praised after arresting two suspected burglars who led them on a "dangerous" 120mph car chase for 40 miles around Braintree. An unmarked car tailed the A 36,000 motor - stolen six weeks ago from Bailey Bridge Road - down the A120 to junction eight of the M11 after it was flagged up by number-plate reading cameras.

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  15. 'I can't go out after tyres were slashed'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Braintree and Witham Times

    A disabled woman has been left feeling victimised and unable to go anywhere after vandals slashed the tyres of her car. Valerie Nelson, 51, of Cressing Road , Braintree, has twice had breast cancer, and the chemotherapy to treat this caused problems with the cartilage between the discs in her spine.

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  16. Tribute to James hits the right note: Parents hit stage in memory of musicianRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | Braintree and Witham Times

    The parents of a young musician killed in a car crash played their hearts out at a festival by his former music club. Mike and Jill Simmons, of Hillside Gardens, Braintree, opened Sound Academy's annual Byte Fest at Bocking Arts Theatre with two songs on bagpipes and the keyboard.

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  17. 3,150 new school places following Essex County Council investmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | Chelmsfordweeklynews.co.uk

    In response to continued growth of the county, Essex County Council has spent almost A 48million creating 3,000 new primary places and 150 secondary places for the 2015/16 academic year. With many pupils returning to school next week, a number of the projects have already been completed while the finishing touches are being put on others.

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  18. Doubts over future of GP surgery as site sold THE future of one of...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | Harwich and Manningtree Standard

    THE future of one of Braintree's biggest GP surgeries has been thrown into doubt after the former partners sold the building. St Lawrence Medical Practice, in Bocking End, could be forced to find a new home within weeks as the NHS prepares to open up the tender process for new providers.

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  19. Plea to trace owner of decades-old photographRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | Braintree and Witham Times

    A business owner is appealing to members of the public to help locate the owner of a photo dating back decades, after it was found in Braintree. Caroline Pratt, 50, of Braintree Road in Cressing, was handed the photo by one of her customers on Thursday, August 20 after she found it on the floor outside Sainsbury's.

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  20. Lincoln stay as Braintree's bogey team with eighth straight victoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | Braintree and Witham Times

    Braintree manager Danny Cowley, who was taking charge of his first Vanarama National League game in front of the home fans, had asked for more threat in front of goal than his team had shown in their 1-0 defeat at Chester on Saturday. They responded by creating some stunning chances in the opening stages but goals from open play stayed frustratingly scarce and they only had Simeon Akinola's goal from a second-half free-kick to show for their efforts.

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