The district's foodbank has issued an urgent appeal for certain items.

Braintree Area Foodbank, which has centres in Braintree, Halstead and Witham, is appealing for cartons of fruit juice, tins of cold meat, tinned tomatoes, sponge pudding and tins of rice pudding to be donated.

To find out more about where you can donate, visit

Braintree Area Foodbank is seeded by the Trussell Trust.