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Four horses die during stable fire in Essex village

Braintree and Witham Times - Sun, 31/05/2020 - 18:22
FOUR horses have died during a stable fire in Essex.
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Police want to speak to this man after spit attack outside shop

This Is Total Essex - Sun, 31/05/2020 - 17:44
The suspect had previously abused the man's family at the supermarket
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No new coronavirus deaths reported at Essex hospitals in 24 hours

This Is Total Essex - Sun, 31/05/2020 - 17:20
Figures show that there have now been 1,637 deaths across Essex hospitals
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Police looking to trace man in connection with assault at Witham Tesco

Braintree and Witham Times - Sun, 31/05/2020 - 17:20
DETECTIVES are appealing for help to trace a man in connection with an assault investigation.
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People spat at and woman assaulted in queue outside DIY store

This Is Total Essex - Sun, 31/05/2020 - 17:03
A number of people said that the man spat at them whilst they were queueing
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Coronavirus: Government pledges to make 6k supported homes available for rough sleepers

Braintree and Witham Times - Sun, 31/05/2020 - 17:00
THOUSANDS of new supported homes will be made available for rough sleepers, the Government has announced.
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The mum-of-two saving the planet one nappy at a time

This Is Total Essex - Sun, 31/05/2020 - 16:48
Networks of parents across Essex are getting together to support the use of reusable cloth nappies.
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War hero statues beheaded by 'despicable' vandals

This Is Total Essex - Sun, 31/05/2020 - 16:10
The police have described the damage as a 'despicable act'
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Pop-up cinema for NHS staff cancelled hours before event

This Is Total Essex - Sun, 31/05/2020 - 15:01
Organisers were planning a free showing for key workers before they were forced to cancel
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Police officer allegedly spat at by woman

This Is Total Essex - Sun, 31/05/2020 - 14:43
The assault is one of several offences against emergency workers this weekend
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Coronavirus: Two more deaths at Essex's hospital trusts

Braintree and Witham Times - Sun, 31/05/2020 - 14:18
ANOTHER two deaths of patients who tested positive for coronavirus have been confirmed at Essex’s hospital trusts.
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Braintree Local Policing Team makes a number of significant arrests in May

Braintree and Witham Times - Sun, 31/05/2020 - 14:00
OFFICERS from Braintree's Local Policing Team had a busy month, making number of significant arrests across the district.
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Hateful letters threatening residents sent to people in town

This Is Total Essex - Sun, 31/05/2020 - 12:44
Several posts were shared on social media about the hateful letters
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Women stabbed with carving fork in horrific 'surprise' attack

This Is Total Essex - Sun, 31/05/2020 - 11:53
The police have said it was by 'pure luck' that the victims weren't seriously injured
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Pre-Order Anxiety

The Edge - Sun, 31/05/2020 - 10:03

About 2 weeks into lockdown it dawned on me that what we’d all lost was the spontaneity in our lives. Whilst before if we wanted to, we could nip out to Costas for a coffee, wander into town to browse in the shops, or if you wanted something different to eat or you’d run out of one or two items, you could go along to Tesco’s/Sainsbury’s/Aldi etc., go into the store get what you want and come home, a process that often took less than half an hour. Today it’s all different – I know this is the new normal – but the process is now very very different.  You now have to plan ahead – even more so if you order by ‘Click and Collect’ or ‘Home Delivery’, and I have now discovered a new syndrome called “Pre-Order Anxiety”, whereby if you use something very rarely you’re so terrified that you’ll run out of it that you’re consistently re-ordering this rarely used item that now accumulates in your cupboards/fridge/freezer to the extent that it’ll see you through till 2050, (that’s always assuming Covid is over by then!). For instance I discovered a jar of Black Cherries in Kirsch in the back of the fridge probably left over from Christmas, whilst they were delicious with ice cream, I so panicked that they’d never reappear, I kept ordering them on the Click and Collect, as I did with other strange items, such as Lemon juice/tinned raspberries/tinned Minestrone soup. If the product is unavailable, I get an anxiety state and recheck the order twice daily until its time for pick-up, and if they’re still not available, on the following order I’d double up the quantities assuming they’ve now reappeared. To date I’ve not opened the black cherries/raspberries etc., in case the store runs out again, and then what do I do? What you can’t do is nip out to the supermarket, the whole process now takes a couple of hours, you have to queue for an hour – socially distancing – it’s one in – one out, socially distance all around the store and at the checkout,  the whole process is so long and wearisome that you’ll do anything to avoid it. In the old days (and it was only 3 months ago) if the product was unavailable, you’d shrug your shoulders and pop down to the store a couple of days later – not anymore.

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Fire service warns of 'very high' risk of wildfires in Essex

This Is Total Essex - Sun, 31/05/2020 - 10:00
The lack of recent rain means that the ground is very dry
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Coronavirus: Essex residents plan to spend local once crisis is over

Braintree and Witham Times - Sun, 31/05/2020 - 09:53
ALMOST two thirds of people across the region say they plan to shop more locally after coronavirus crisis, research has revealed.
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WARNING: 'Very high' risk of wildfires in Essex this week

Braintree and Witham Times - Sun, 31/05/2020 - 09:03
A WARNING has been issued by Essex's fire service due to a "very high" risk of wildfires over the coming days.
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Police name man accused of stabbing

This Is Total Essex - Sun, 31/05/2020 - 09:00
His victim was rushed to hospital for treatment
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Aldi, Boots, M&S and Timpson: Here's what new safety measures are in place

Braintree and Witham Times - Sun, 31/05/2020 - 09:00
Several high street chains are set to reopen across England from June 15 as the Government relaxes its lockdown restrictions.
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