Grandfather dies following routine operation

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A man died after suffering a severe allergic reaction to the drugs used whilst he was undergoing surgery on his wrist.

New minibus route from Sible Hedingham to Sudbury will be funded by Premdor developer

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

Villagers will soon be able to travel further afield, thanks to a £50,000 investment in a new bus service. 

Fireworks across Halstead district

Halstead Gazette: Five Valleys fireworks (12077333)

1:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

Everyone loves watching fireworks and with November 5 is just around the corner, we have compiled a list of the fireworks displays across the district.

Football club seeking extra volunteers

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

Halstead Football Club is looking for extra volunteers to cope with the club’s growing popularity.

Earls Colne WI proud to unveil banner to commemorate wars

Halstead Gazette:

10:30am Friday 31st October 2014

Members of a group were proud to finally unveil the banner they have worked on for the last three months.

Power to the pedestrians: Proposed new crossings will mean 10 car parking spaces will be lost

Halstead Gazette:

8:30am Friday 31st October 2014

Proposals to narrow Halstead’s High Street to make it easier to cross will mean up to 10 car parking spaces could be lost.

Fourth fish and chip shop in Halstead given the go-ahead

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A fourth fish and chip shop will come to Halstead despite residents’ fears that it could become a magnet for anti-social behaviour.

Earls Colne post office could be on the move - customers asked for views on relocation of branch

Halstead Gazette: VIBRANT: Cherry Orchard Post Office is set for a modernised look.

3:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A post office could move to a village shop.

Enjoy an evening of soul and motown classics

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A great evening telling the story of soul and motown music through the decades is coming to Empire Theatre, in Butler Road, Halstead.

Maasai Warriors gave fantastic performance at St Andrews Church

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

The League of Friends of St. Andrews Church Halstead hosted a performance by the Osiligi Maasai Warriors in the church.

County Hall boss: It's up to you to help us save £237 million

Halstead Gazette: County councillor David Finch, head of finance at Essex County Council.

8:05am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE leader of Essex County Council has asked you to help it save £200,000 a day by picking up litter or checking on elderly neighbours.

UPDATE: Motorcyclist suffers life-changing injuries in Sible Hedingham crash - man arrested

Halstead Gazette: A361 closed at Sampford Peverell

5:14pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A motorcyclist has suffered life-changing injuries after he was involved in a crash in Sible Hedingham last night. 

Villagers in the pink for breast cancer charity

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Villagers dyed their hair pink to raise money for breast cancer charities.

Skate park vandalised a month after it was repaired

Halstead Gazette:

2:08pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Young people have spoken of their frustration after the newly refurbished skate park was vandalised.

£170m upgrade work planned for Greater Anglia rail line in 2015

Halstead Gazette: Record number of trains arriving on time

1:06pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Major evening and weekend upgrade work will take place on our region’s railway line next year.

Disney's Maleficient being shown in Sible

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Hedingham Community Cinema is bringing Disney’s Maleficent to the Hedingham Village Club, Station Road, Sible Hedingham.

Field could become designated as a centenary field

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A field might form an important part of the country’s centenary celebrations.

'We fear that Halstead's 4th fish and chip shop could attract anti-social behaviour'

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Residents fear that a fourth fish and shop in Halstead could become a magnet for criminal and anti-social behaviour.

Charity fundraiser aiming to walk across the world stops off in Halstead and Braintree

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A man aiming to walk the world passed through Braintree and Halstead.

Annual craft show coming to Castle Hedingham

Halstead Gazette: Win Weald of Kent Craft Show tickets

12:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Castle Hedingham’s annual craft show will be held in the Memorial Hall, in Church Lane, Castle Hedingham, on Saturday from 10.30am until 3pm.

Castle reveals its dark history in spooky Halloween adventure walk

Halstead Gazette:

10:30am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Screams from secret dungeons, whispers from a burial ground and echos of a tragic drowned girl make for a chilling night out this Halloween.

Sponsored walk raises money for charity

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Thirty people took part in a sponsored walk for charity.

Footie ace's sideline gift for Connor

Halstead Gazette:

8:43am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Young fan gifted 'Psycho's' dug-out jacket

Rural GP surgeries could lose their right to dispense medication

Halstead Gazette: Passing A&E doctor helps at Apperley Bridge crash

5:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

Rural GP surgeries are under threat because the NHS has reclassified their parishes as urban areas.

LED trial is unlikely to change Essex night lighting policy

Halstead Gazette: Action to repair broken street lights

3:56pm Monday 27th October 2014

Energy-saving LED streetlights will be trialled next year, but it is unlikely to affect Essex’s controversial part-night lighting policy.

Horticultural society's late show will exhibit top quality chrysanthemums

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

Halstead Horticultural and Chrysanthemum Society is holding its second show on Sunday.

Fireworks lighting up Colne Engaine

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

Fireworks will be lighting up Colne Engaine Recreation Ground on Saturday.

Two Witham men arrested on suspicion of GBH after brawl outside Bar Sport

Halstead Gazette:

10:20am Monday 27th October 2014

Two men have been arrested following a brawl outside a sports bar.

Family left heartbroken after grandfather's bronze memorial stolen from garden

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Monday 27th October 2014

A family has been left heartbroken after thieves stole a bronze memorial to a grandfather who died suddenly this year.

Halloween activities across Halstead district

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

Everyone can get in the spirit of Halloween at a range of events across the Halstead district.

Impatient drivers criticised for driving past injured elderly woman in road

Halstead Gazette: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

10:30am Sunday 26th October 2014

Impatient drivers have been criticised for driving past an elderly woman lying injured in a road.

Nine children cautioned in the Halstead area in year and a half

Halstead Gazette: A man died after he was assaulted at a party being held at his partner's house, police said

9:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

Children as young as 13 have been cautioned for crimes in the Halstead area.

Great Yeldham schoolchildren hold road safety poster competition

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Primary school pupils designed road safety posters which will be displayed around a village.

Mother of tragic teen Arran Tosh thanks Hedingham School pals

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

The mother of a Hedingham School boy who died suddenly from a brain tumour earlier this year has thanked her son’s former schoolmates and teachers for their fundraising efforts.

Watch Russian ballet by live broadcast

Halstead Gazette: Ballet

12:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A live broadcast of The Legend of Love by the Bolshoi Ballet is being shown at the Haverhill Arts Centre tomorrow.

Braintree doctors due to get golden hellos from next month

Halstead Gazette:

10:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

New doctors in Braintree will get “golden hellos” of up to £10,000 from next month to plug gaps at surgeries.

Nursery school receives outstanding Ofsted report

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

A nursery school held a celebration morning after receiving an outstanding Ofsted report.

Sible Hedingham boy starts school two months late because he could not get a place at his village school

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A boy has started school nearly two months late because he could not get a place locally.

Warning issued over spate of shed and garage burglaries

Halstead Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

3:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Residents are being urged to keep their garages and sheds secure after a spate of burglaries.

Having issues with your mobile or tablet?

Halstead Gazette: Plans are being drawn up for a Shildon mobile phone app

1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Need help getting started with your mobile phone or tablet?

Motorists advised to avoid M25 following earlier crash

Halstead Gazette:

12:55pm Friday 24th October 2014

MOTORISTS are advised to avoid the M25 following a multi-vehicle collision on the Essex bound track of the motorway.

Students enjoy learning about nature on school trip

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Pupils got a taste of the wildside during a recent school trip.

Halstead celebrates best town title in Britain in Bloom

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Halstead has been crowned the best floral town in the country for the second time at the Britain in Bloom awards.

Fundraising quiz for Halstead in Bloom

Halstead Gazette: Enjoy a quiz night at Richard de Clare School on Friday

6:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Halstead in Bloom are holding a fund raising quiz tomorrow night at the Halstead Conservative Club, in High Street, Halstead.

Ice cream making equipment stolen from two vans

Halstead Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Ice cream making equipment worth £8,000 has been stolen from two vans.

£800 worth of tools stolen from van

Halstead Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

3:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

More than £800 worth of tools have been stolen from a van.

Who needs real pumpkins when you can recycle them - from wood

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

There is something a bit different about these spooky pumpkins.

River watch volunteers needed in Halstead

Halstead Gazette:

10:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Volunteers are needed to help monitor wildlife on the River Colne.

Get involved in an oral history project

Halstead Gazette: Some of the members of Halstead 21st Century Group

9:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A group is hoping to capture people’s memories of Halstead during the Second World War.

Brownie tea shop a big success

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A bit of Brownie magic has helped raise more than £500 for charity.

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