Halstead residents proud of their unusual collections

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

Some people collect dolls or magazines.

Health figures reveal scale of Braintree obesity problem

Halstead Gazette: Obesity timebomb: 55,000 people at risk of life threatening illnesses in Bournemouth and Poole

3:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

Children and adults in the Braintree district are dangerously obese according to the latest government figures.

Overnight flash flooding causes havoc in Thaxted

Halstead Gazette: ONGAR: Fire on school roof

1:50pm Monday 28th July 2014

Overnight flash flooding caused havoc in a town, after water poured into a primary school, houses, basements and cellars.

More needs to be done to improve roads for cyclists

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

More must be done to make Halstead roads safer for cyclists, as more people use two wheels to get about, it is claimed.

Marathon runners hand over £1,000 to cancer unit that treated Halstead boxing coach

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Two keen sportsmen have presented £1,000 to a cancer unit after running the London Marathon.

Halstead pupils get arty with inspiration from famous artist

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Artistic children at St Andrew’s Primary School in Halstead took inspiration from a 15th century painter.

Brownies enjoy special birthday celebrations

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Brownies in Halstead have celebrated an extra-special birthday party.

Chappel and Wakes Colne fete most successful to date

Halstead Gazette:

10:30am Sunday 27th July 2014

As temperatures soared into the afternoon, crowds flocked to the annual Chappel and Wakes Colne fete on Saturday to make it the most successful to date.

Halstead post office opening times are changing

Halstead Gazette: The Post Office is benefitting from investment

9:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

Opening times are changing at Halstead Post Office.

Hedingham School teacher and pupils shave heads in honour of teenager who died just five days after cancer diagnosis

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Two boys and a teacher shaved their heads in honour of a Hedingham School boy who died from a brain tumour.

Mum warns over school transport costs

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A mum is warning fellow parents that new council policies mean they might not be able to afford to get their children to school in September.

Opening of new beauty parlour in town met with mixed reactions

Halstead Gazette:

10:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

News that the former Kodak shop is to being turned into a beauty salon has been met with mixed reactions.

Sible Hedingham man returns home from work to find burglar in the hallway

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

A man has been left unable to sleep at night after confronting a burglar in his hallway.

Council approves plans to convert Woodman Inn pub

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Angry pubgoers have slammed a council decision to approve plans to turn their local into a shop and flat.

Halstead worker robbed on way to work

Halstead Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

3:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A commuter has been robbed in Braintree.

Memorial football match played for brain tumour victim Arran Tosh

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A memorial football match and fun day was held for a much-loved Hedingham School boy who died from a brain tumour.

Heroic officers praised for rescuing woman moments before car fire

Halstead Gazette:

10:30am Friday 25th July 2014

Heroic officers have been praised after they pulled a woman from the wreckage of her car before it burst into flames. The woman was in a silver Ford Focus which was in collision with a black Jeep at the junction of Morleys Road and Halstead Road in Earls Colne on Saturday, July 19. Police community support officers John Thorne and Warren Brown went to the scene of the crash and rescued both drivers involved from their vehicles. 

Cash promised to ease congestion on roads around Halstead

Halstead Gazette: Halstead: Calls for speed reduction on A1124

8:20am Friday 25th July 2014

Money is promised to sort out traffic problems in and around Halstead.

Halstead impresses Anglia in Bloom judges

Halstead Gazette:

7:04pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Halstead put on a great show for the Anglia in Bloom judges.

Last Night at the Proms concert in Halstead

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Enjoy a Last Night at the Proms concert.

Villagers launch village hall improvement campaign

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Villagers have launched a fundraising campaign to help make vital improvements to their village hall.

Pantaloons shed new light on British history

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

See the history of Britain presented as you have never seen it before.

Charity day at Halstead Football Club

Halstead Gazette:

10:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

A charity day for Cancer UK is being held at Halstead Football Club.

"Speeding in Sible Hedingham needs to be stopped"

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

Villages are calling for speed cameras to be installed to slow speeding traffic in their village.

Check in at grand hotel for film treat

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Be charmed by a hit film that is set to be screened in Sible Hedingham.

Concerned villagers file petition to save former pub

Halstead Gazette: Oxford House, formerly the Carved Angel pub, in Earls Colne

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

More than 70 concerned villagers have signed a petition to stop a former run-down pub being turned into flats.

Police warning after M25 smash

Halstead Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

2:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Police are advising motorists to avoid the anticlockwise carriageway of the M25 between junctions 28 and 27 following a two-vehicle road traffic collision which has shut two lanes.

Finch to House of Lords: revoke Hanningfield's peerage

Halstead Gazette: Hanningfield could be suspended from Lords in new storm on expenses

12:42pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE leader of Essex County Council has called on the House of Lords to revoke Lord Hanningfield’s peerage.

Free summer event for children

Halstead Gazette: Sun at the sky with copy space (7112663)

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Children can enjoy free summer fun at an event on July 26.

Magical Millie gets her wish fulfilled

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Magical Millie got her wish fulfilled last week when she was welcomed by all the princesses at Disneyland.

Section of M25 closed tonight for repair work following lorry crash

Halstead Gazette:

5:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

As a result of an incident on the M25 in Essex this morning, the road will be closed tonight to repair the damage.

Halstead man enters cycle challenge for children's charity

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A HALSTEAD man and his nephew will take part in a cycling challenge to raise money for a children’s charity.

Residents kick up a stink over food plant smell

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Residents are kicking up a stink over a lingering smell in the air now a food waste factory has been built in Halstead.

Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh visits primary school

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The long arm of the law paid a visit to a primary school assembly- to present trophies, medals and certificates to the pupils and staff.

More houses could break camel's back

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Concerns have been raised about the ability for doctors to cope if new housing plans are approved.

Man jailed for four years for Essex pub knifepoint burglary

Halstead Gazette:

5:52pm Monday 21st July 2014

A man was jailed for four years today after admitting three armed offences.

Enjoy an "Whose Line is it Anyway"-style comedy night

Halstead Gazette: The Brindley is gearing up for the Halton’s Got Talent final which will feature a host of stars of the future demonstrating their skills.

3:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

Get ready for a great comedy performance in the style of Whose Line is it Anyway.

Dinner plus Elvis tribute at Halstead restaurant

Halstead Gazette: The Brindley is gearing up for the Halton’s Got Talent final which will feature a host of stars of the future demonstrating their skills.

12:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

An Elivs tribute night is coming to The Mughal Restaurant, Halstead High Street.

Sixth formers experience world of industry

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Monday 21st July 2014

Sixth formers got a close-up look at the world of industry.

Firefighters stretched due to flash floods

Halstead Gazette:

6:04pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Firefighters have received numerous calls relating to the floods from across the county.

Concert raises money for village local

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A concert sell out has raised vital funds for a community pub.

Police appeal for witness after collision between car and pedestrian

Halstead Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

12:03pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision between a car and a pedestrian.

Open mic night in Sible Hedingham

Halstead Gazette: Comedy Festival: Raw

12:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Hedingham Sport and Social Club is holding an open mic night on July 23.

Shop window war displays a triumph

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Shops united in memory of the First World War for a competition.

Clinic has hours extended after reduction threat

Halstead Gazette: Halstead: Race night in aid of hospital

9:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

Supporters are celebrating after two clinics at Halstead Hospital had their hours extended.

Halstead MP wins cabinet role in front bench reshuffle

Halstead Gazette: Halstead: MP backtracks over road plans due to divided opinion

5:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Halstead's MP has been promoted into a ministerial position in David Cameron’s reshuffle of his front bench.

Jazz night coming to Clare

Halstead Gazette: Music

3:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Tenor Madness will be playing at the Cock Inn, Clare on July 20.

Police search for missing 15-year-old boy

Halstead Gazette:

2:20pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Police in Essex are searching for a 15-year-old boy who has gone missing from the Harlow area.

Halstead curry house best in East

Halstead Gazette:

12:20pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A curry house “riced” to the challenge of cooking in the House of Commons.

Great Maplestead celebrates success in best Essex village competition

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Villagers in a close-knit community are celebrating after winning two prizes at an awards ceremony for the best Essex villages.




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