Yobs dump wheelie bin in river

Halstead Gazette: Yobs dump wheelie bin in river

3:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Yobs have been accused of undoing the hard work of the community after throwing a huge bin into a river.

BREAKING: One person released in murder investigation

Halstead Gazette: BREAKING: One person released in murder investigation

12:47pm Friday 18th April 2014

One person has been released without charge in connection with a murder investigation in Braintree.

"It's a miracle my baby and I are alive"

Halstead Gazette: "It's a miracle my baby and I are alive"

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

As pregnant Natasha Corrigan lay in a hospital bed, her family were warned that mother and baby may not survive.

Democratic views 'totally disregarded' in town housing plan

Halstead Gazette: Democratic views 'totally disregarded' in town housing plan

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Plans to build affordable homes go against the will of democracy, a councillor claims.

Blue Zoo playing in Braintree

Halstead Gazette: Didcot Sings

8:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A Braintree man whose band has played on Top of the Pops twice is returning to his hometown for a performance.

Travel around the world with Braintree Male Voice Choir

Halstead Gazette: Didcot Sings

6:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

People are being invited to travel around the world with the latest concert from the Braintree Male Voice Choir.

Man arrested in connection with murder of Southend man in Braintree

Halstead Gazette: Police arrest man following serious sexual assault in Runcorn

5:33pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man who was stabbed last night in Braintree died in hospital.

Pupil who wanted to shave her hair in memory of her father has compromised with short cut instead

Halstead Gazette: Sian Lawrence, 15, has compromised and will now get a short cut as opposed to a shave

5:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A pupil who was told she could not shave her head at school in memory of her father will cut off her long locks at a town centre bar instead.

'The 39 Steps' to be performed in Halstead by local theatre group

Halstead Gazette: The cast in a rehearsal

4:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

The smash hit comedy thriller “The 39 Steps” is coming to Halstead and Earls Colne, thanks to the local Amateur Dramatic Society The Stane Street Players.

Retired Essex Police dog looking for new home

Halstead Gazette: Retired Essex Police dog looking for new home

3:43pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Charlie, the eight-year-old Cocker Spaniel is part of the Essex Police Dog Unit, which provides countywide support to specialist operations and supports officers in their day to day efforts to keep crime down.

Enjoy a tribute to the Rat Pack this Friday night

Halstead Gazette: We’re asking our readers to send in audition videos or audio files of them doing what they do best.

4:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A tribute to the Rat Pack will be performed at the Quay theatre on Friday.

Nine out of ten children offered their first or second school place choices

Halstead Gazette: Chris Evans- 500 Words Competition.

3:02pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Nine out of ten parents have been offered their first or second choice of primary school by Essex County Council.

Colchester man set to face court in connection with robbery at pub

Halstead Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

10:21am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A Colchester man is due to appear in court later today after he was charged with a number of personal robberies in a mid-Essex village.

Unemployment claims at lowest level since 2008

Halstead Gazette: Big drop in unemployment in Sussex but more needs to be done warn experts

10:13am Wednesday 16th April 2014

The number of unemployment benefit claimants in Braintree district has dropped to its lowest level in five-and-a-half years.

Investment promised as Greater Anglia franchise extended to 2016

Halstead Gazette: There is disruption on the Greater Anglia service to Southminster

9:34am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Greater Anglia will continue to operate north Essex’s mainline trains until October 2016.

Grandmother praises 'hero in fluorescent trousers' who helped her after crash

Halstead Gazette: Eileen Sizer with granddaughters Sophie (with the sling) Megan,10, and Bethany, 2

5:24pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A grandmother has praised the quick-thinking actions of a “hero in florescent trousers” who came to her aid when her car overturned with her and her three young grandchildren inside.

Learn about the Easter story in Halstead High Street

Halstead Gazette: Twins Archie and Ronnie Larty, 5, with St Peter at last year's event

4:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Children can learn about the Easter story and enjoy a fun game of themed i-Spy at the same time next Saturday.

Man found dead inside parked car

Halstead Gazette: Police have appealed for information about an 'elaborate hoax' after two suspicious devices closed down parts of Canterbury

12:56pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A man has been found dead in a car after concerns were raised by a member of the public.

Town pharmacy to open on bank holidays

Halstead Gazette: Taunton and Wellington pharmacy opening hours

9:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Residents are being urged to plan ahead to make sure they have necessary medicine during the Easter holidays.

Family's anger as they find dog tied up and abandoned in woods

Halstead Gazette: The abandoned dog

4:38pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A family has condemned the “evil” people responsible for tying up and abandoning a dog in the woods.

Funding boost for cricket club

Halstead Gazette: Funding boost for cricket club

4:20pm Monday 14th April 2014

A cricket club will be able to build new practice nets as part of a £100,000 fund for community projects.

Get ready for a mission possible at St Nicholas Church

Halstead Gazette: Get ready for a mission possible at St Nicholas Church

4:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

Parishioners are busy preparing for a weekend of drama, dance and speakers is due to take place at St Nicholas Church, in Castle Hedingham.

Energy Switch secures deal for £250,000 in gas and electricity bill savings

Halstead Gazette: One very dangerous plug!

1:10pm Monday 14th April 2014

The first Essex Energy Switch has secured total savings on gas and electricity bills of over £250,000 for Essex residents.

Reward offered to try and catch Jim Attfield's killers

Halstead Gazette:

11:26am Monday 14th April 2014

A REWARD of up to £5,000 has been offered for information leading to the conviction of Jim Attfield's killers.

Reminder: A12 closure at Hatfield Peverel

Halstead Gazette: Highways Agency to start work in Edgar Street, Hereford, next week

9:18am Monday 14th April 2014

The Highways Agency is reminding all motorists that the A12 at Hatfield Peverel (junctions 20a to 20b) will be partially closed temporarily tonight.

Children's chocolate workshop to be held at Marks Hall

Halstead Gazette: Snowdrops at Marks Hall

4:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A chocolate workshop for children will be held at Marks Hall in Coggeshall on Wednesday.

Ex-coach driver calls for resignations over Galleys Corner roundabout

Halstead Gazette: Ex-coach driver calls for resignations over Galleys Corner roundabout

11:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

An ex-coach driver is encouraging people to join him in calling for resignations after £640,000 was “wasted” on Braintree roundabout alterations.

Golf club frustration as tree blocks river for six months

Halstead Gazette: Golf club frustration as tree blocks river for six months

9:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

A frustrated golf club greenkeeper is waiting for a tree to be removed from a river six months after it fell.

A new comedy night is to open in Braintree

Halstead Gazette: Comedy Festival: Raw

4:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A new comedy club is being launched at Braintree Arts Theatre, on Thursday, featuring comedians from the same circuit that launched Michael Mcintyre and Jason Manford.

Police appeal for info after toilet fire

Halstead Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

12:07pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Police are appealing for information from the public after an arson attack on public loos.

Cigarette policy hitting finances of small newsagents

Halstead Gazette: Cigarette policy hitting finances of small newsagents

9:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

A newsagent says he will have to resort to selling vegetables and flowers to make up for the decline in cigarette sales.

More Greater Anglia trains running on time

Halstead Gazette: There is disruption on the Greater Anglia service to Southminster

4:50pm Friday 11th April 2014

More Greater Anglia trains are running on time, new figures reveal.

Fundraising day to back cinema campaign

Halstead Gazette: Craig Smith and Danni Baxter are organising the event

4:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Enjoy a day of bouncy castles, go karting and body zorbing while raising money for the Halstead Empire Cinema campaign at the same time.

Donating land to school will help safeguard estate future, trustees say

Halstead Gazette: The Marks Hall Estate has donated land to Honywood School

3:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

The trustees of a historic country estate have defended the donation of land which could see a new school and 350 homes built.

Last chance to have your say on future of recycling centres

Halstead Gazette: REPRIEVE: The Llangadog waste and recycling centre will now remain open for the next 12 months.

11:25am Friday 11th April 2014

Residents have just days left to have their say on how recycling centres should change.

Victim's mum slams family for murder cover-up

Halstead Gazette: Gary Redman: deleted messages and hid evidence

9:00am Friday 11th April 2014

The mother of a murdered teenager has condemned the family of his killer for “laughing in the face of justice”.

UPDATE - One person arrested after A120 Coggeshall crash

Halstead Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

8:52am Friday 11th April 2014

One person had to be cut free after three vehicles were involved in a crash on the A120 at Coggeshall. 

Council told: Do more to protect people from air pollution

Halstead Gazette: Hazy - Essex Way looking towards Benfleet and Canvey

7:12pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Local authorities need to do more to protect people from harmful air pollution, health officials have said after new estimates suggest that thousands die every year as a result of poor air quality.

New season begins at Aldeford Mill

Halstead Gazette: New season begins at Aldeford Mill

7:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A new season has started at Alderford Mill in Sible Hedingham, kicking off with an open day on Sunday from 2pm until 5pm. 

Sheffield race didn’t pay us for the water

Halstead Gazette: Thirty work – children hand out bottles of water to runners during Sunday’s Sheffield half marathon

2:02pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A COMPANY has defended its decision not to provide water for the Sheffield Half Marathon causing the event to be cancelled.

Police release CCTV images of 23 people they believe could help with Castle Park murder investigation

Halstead Gazette: Police release CCTV images of 23 people they believe could help with Castle Park murder investigation

10:52am Thursday 10th April 2014

POLICE have released CCTV images of 23 people they believe could help with their investigation into the Castle Park murder.

Pair charged with assault after brawl outside town pub

Halstead Gazette: Halstead: Man's ear bitten in twon centre mass brawl

2:45pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Two people have been charged with assault after police finished investigating a mass brawl outside a town centre pub.

Free youth first aid courses on offer next week

Halstead Gazette: Free youth first aid courses on offer next week

9:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Youngsters are being given the chance to undergo free first aid training.

Tour de France chief praises Essex

Halstead Gazette: Back row L-R: Jason Fergus, Christian Prudhomme, Cllr Ann Naylor, Cllr Ray Gooding. Front row: Shane and Lana Redgewell

4:41pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Christian Prudhomme believes Tour de France will have a great time in the county

Marks Farm lorry crash causes traffic "chaos"

Halstead Gazette: Marks Farm lorry crash causes delays

4:07pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Police are at the scene of a lorry crash at the Marks Farm roundabout in Braintree.

UPDATED: Murderer Edward Redman to be sentenced in May

Halstead Gazette: Jay Whiston

10:10am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Murderer Edward Redman will be sentenced in May

Iron chairman "shocked" by dressing room vandalism

Halstead Gazette: Lee Harding.

5:02pm Monday 7th April 2014

A football club chairman has been left shocked and saddened after “wanton and needless damage” of dressing room facilities.

UPDATE- High Garrett crash - motorcyclist suffers broken shoulder

Halstead Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

4:01pm Monday 7th April 2014

A motorcyclist has suffered a broken shoulder following a crash on the A131 at High Garrett.

Reopening of nursery a great success

Halstead Gazette: Manager Mary-Ann Lakey cuts the ribbon

1:08pm Monday 7th April 2014

Children enjoyed a fete in the sunshine today.

Pensioner recalls how "bloody horrible" thieves stole £800 of her savings

Halstead Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

9:28am Monday 7th April 2014

A woman aged in her 90s has described how a "bloody horrible” thief posing as a policeman tricked her into handing over £800 of her savings - in a telephone scam that lasted for nearly four hours.



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