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.

Find out how to deal with pain - with the country's pain champion!

Halstead Gazette: Could new treatment Radiofrequency Ablation be the solution for chronic back pain?

10:30am Saturday 19th July 2014

A man who won Pain UK’s Pain Champion Award 2014 will give a free health talk on Wednesday.

Cat "left for dead" by driver

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

A woman has been left distraught after her cat was run over and left for dead on the side of a road.

Food stores set sights on popular Woodman pub

Halstead Gazette: Save our pub: Woodman regulars start online petition

5:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

Councillors are set to give the green light on plans to turn a popular pub into flats and a convenience store.

Enjoy a ball and raise money for charity

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

Raise money for people in Africa at a charity ball.

Village marks flood alleviation scheme with bridge opening

Halstead Gazette: Halstead: Hundreds sign petition opposing solar farms

12:10pm Friday 18th July 2014

A new bridge will be opened in Steeple Bumpstead today to mark the completion of a flood alleviation scheme.

Enjoy a summer celebration this weekend

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

Get ready to celebrate summer with an afternoon of free activities.

Fishing competition raises vital funds for charity

Halstead Gazette:

10:08am Friday 18th July 2014

A fishing competition has reeled in more than £200 for charity.

Convenience store not needed

Halstead Gazette:

9:54am Friday 18th July 2014

The opening of a new convenience store in Halstead has attracted criticism from residents.

Anger as strikes cause widespread bin collection disruption

Halstead Gazette:

8:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Residents across the Halstead area have been left fuming after public sector strikes caused major disruption to refuse collections.

Essex Concert Band to perform in Halstead

Halstead Gazette: Halstead:

6:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

The Essex Concert band will be performing on the Halsted bandstand in the public gardens, on July 20 at 2pm.

First aid advice for coping in the heatwave

Halstead Gazette: Watch out for elderly neighbours in heatwave

4:25pm Thursday 17th July 2014

First aid charity St John Ambulance has issued advice to help people cope in the heatwave.

Mum of IVF baby condemns proposed changes to fertility services

Halstead Gazette:

4:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A mum-of-two who had her first baby through IVF treatment and miraculously fell naturally pregnant with her second has condemned proposed changes to fertility services.

Music in the Park hailed a success

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Music lovers were in their element as Party in The Park took over Halstead’s Public Gardens.

Wet and wild weather forecast for Halstead

Halstead Gazette:

11:34am Thursday 17th July 2014

Powerful storms are set to return to the district along with a weekend heatwave of up to 30C, according to Essex weather man Tom Defty.

Anger at mess left behind after travellers move on

Halstead Gazette:

11:01am Thursday 17th July 2014

A landowner has been left with a pile of mess to clear up after travellers moved off his land.

Air ambulance scrambled to injured teen footballer

Halstead Gazette: essex air ambulance

11:19am Thursday 17th July 2014

Essex Air Ambulance were scrambled to assist a footballer with a suspected fractured ankle. 

Pub awarded for the quality of the Guinness it serves

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

A newly opened pub has been awarded for the quality of the Guinness it serves.

Sign up for an art trip to London

Halstead Gazette:

6:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Feel inspired after a coach trip to the “It’s All About Art” exhibition.

Andrew saves Halstead butchers from closure

Halstead Gazette:

4:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A dad-of-two has saved a Halstead butchers from closure.

New Marks & Spencer Simply Food draws crowds of excited shoppers

Halstead Gazette:

3:47pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Crowds of eager shoppers welcomed the long-awaited return of Marks & Spencer Simply Food to Braintree today.

Royal python rescued from footpath after escape

Halstead Gazette:

1:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A metre-long royal python has been rescued from Flitch Way after it is thought he slithered away from his owners.

Lots to do at village fete this weekend

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Chappel and Wakes Colne is ready for another action-packed fete.

Enjoy the sun while it lasts...severe rain warning for Essex this weekend

Halstead Gazette: Weather latest: Keep an umbrella handy

11:14am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Essex could enjoy blazing temperatures in the next few days, but the summer sunshine is set to come to an abrupt halt this weekend.

Get ready for Anglia and Britain in Bloom judges in Halstead

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Get your gardens ready for the judges.

Discover buses and commercial vehicles at rally

Halstead Gazette: Bus trips back to another era

6:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

The bus and commercial vehicle vehicle rally is returning to Colne Valley Railway for the fourth year on July 20.

Witham and Braintree MPs promoted to Government in today's cabinet reshuffle

Halstead Gazette: Priti Patel MP  - "These horrible fatalities are completely unacceptable."

4:44pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

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

Inspectors slam Attwoods Manor care home in latest report

Halstead Gazette:

4:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A care watchdog has taken action against a Halstead care home after unsafe medicine management was found to put residents at risk.

Horseracing to return to Great Leighs

Halstead Gazette:

9:52am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Horseracing will return to Great Leighs next season for the first time in seven years.

New convenience store to open in town

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

The former Heard Electrics shop is set to become a convenience store.

Ambulance service gets top marks

Halstead Gazette:

8:57am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Every patient in April, who responded to a survey, was satisfied with the service they received from the ambulance service.




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