Breaking news Further fire strikes pencilled in for three days in May

Halstead Gazette: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

5:12pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Firefighters in Essex will strike for three days in May as part of an ongoing row over pensions.

Fire crews tackling blaze in Chappel

Halstead Gazette: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

5:16pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Three fire crews have been called to a blaze in Colchester Road, Chappel.

Designer bags, sunglasses, laptop and champagne among items stolen by burglars

Halstead Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

2:37pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Burglars stole designer glasses and electronics worth thousands of pounds during a break-in.

VIDEO: Whoop whoop! Is this da sound of Essex Police?

Halstead Gazette: VIDEO: Whoop whoop! Is this da sound of Essex Police?

11:40am Thursday 24th April 2014

Video of cop car apparently blaring out hip hop tune in Chelmsford becomes YouTube smash

Charity appeal for war memorabilia

Halstead Gazette: Charity appeal for war memorabilia

9:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

A charity is appealing for contributions for a First World War exhibition being held later this year.

Tributes paid to stab victim Michael Haastrup

Halstead Gazette: Tributes paid to stab victim Micheal Haastrup

9:15am Thursday 24th April 2014

Tributes have been paid to a stab victim whose troubled past saw him involved in crime from the age of 13.

Deep Blue Sea comes to Kelvedon

Halstead Gazette: Curtains raised: The Theatre Royal

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

One of Terence Rattigan’s finest plays is being performed in Kelvedon.

20% off bus fares during Catch the Bus Week

Halstead Gazette: Have your say on transport in Harpenden

4:15pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Passengers in Essex are being given the chance to try the bus at a reduced fare as part of Catch the Bus Week 2014.

Third arrest in Colchester murder investigation

Halstead Gazette: Tragic – “great lad” Jim

4:07pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A man, 27, has been arrested in connection with the Jim Attfield murder investigation in Colchester.

County council backing plans for more apprenticeships

Halstead Gazette: Essex County Council are reducing the Youth Services budget

3:50pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Essex County Council is backing plans to create more apprenticeships.

Fresh witness appeal made as police make third arrest in Jim Attfield murder investigation

Halstead Gazette: Victim Jim Attfield

3:55pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A man, 27, has been arrested in connection with the Jim Attfield murder investigation.

Street lights can stay off after no crime increase, say police

Halstead Gazette: Faulty cable that caused Watford power cut fixed

3:16pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Street lights are set to remain off across Essex as there is no evidence of increased crime, according to Essex Police.

225 guns seized as cops cancel licences

Halstead Gazette: Chief Constable of Essex Police Stephen Kavanagh

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HUNDREDS of firearms have been seized after a review of gun licences in Essex.

Police failed too many victims of abuse...we had to change

Halstead Gazette: Chief Constable Stephen Cavanagh

12:56pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

I WALKED into a door. I was playing netball and a ball hit me in the face. She hit me first and I was just protecting myself. He didn’t mean to do it and he said he is sorry.

Bus users warned of services changes across Braintree district

Halstead Gazette: New Dales bus link established

10:24am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

First Essex have announced a number of changes to services in Braintree.

Critics argue district homes plan lacks necessary infrastructure

Halstead Gazette: Hatfield Peverel residents oppose further development in the village

10:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Plans to find sites for nearly 3,500 homes across Braintree district in the next decade have been dismissed as inadequate by critics.

TV show is looking for Essex homes to feature in new series

Halstead Gazette: Elvis Presley's record player goes under the hammer

10:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Do you have a treasure lurking in your living room? 

Knife-wielding robber steals cigarettes from village store

Halstead Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

8:42am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Braintree detectives are appealing for information after a robbery at the Church Street Co-Op store yesterday afternoon.

Student paramedics safe for calls says standards chief

Halstead Gazette: Marcus Bailey, interim consultant paramedic

7:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FOUR hundred student paramedics are being recruited directly by the region’s ambulance service because it can’t get enough qualified medics from the universities.

"Free Spirit" exhibition at Braintree District Museum

Halstead Gazette: Braintree museum is one of the district's attractions

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Fashion and textile students are displaying their work at Braintree District Museum.

Apology as Queen is unable to visit Braintree school at short notice

Halstead Gazette: HRH Queen Elizabeth II visits Blackburn Cathedral for Maundy service 17/04/2014

4:18pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The Queen will be visiting Felsted School and Chelmsford next month.

Toilet firebugs ‘could have put lives at risk’

Halstead Gazette: Toilet firebugs ‘could have put lives at risk’

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Mindless arsonists have been accused of putting lives at risk after starting a fire inside a public toilet cubicle.

Next of Kin to follow Kylie Minogue onto stage at charity ball

Halstead Gazette: Next of Kin

9:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A band of brothers will have big shoes to fill when they follow Kylie Minogue onto stage to close a charity ball.

Galleys Corner crash halts the traffic

Halstead Gazette: Picture by Lee Newman

4:32pm Monday 21st April 2014

Traffic was brought to a standstill after yet another crash at the notorious Galley's Corner roundabout in Braintree.

The Sudbury Choral Society will perform music by Bach in concert on Saturday

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

4:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

The Sudbury Choral Society will sing Bach's Magnificent B Minor Mass on next Saturday at St Peters Church, Market Hill in Sudbury.

Our holiday's off thanks to thieves says mum after pushchair is stolen

Halstead Gazette: Our holiday's off thanks to thieves says mum after pushchair is stolen

3:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

A mum fears she will have to cancel a family holiday after heartless thieves stole her 19-month-old son’s pram.

Nik Kershaw performing at Felsted School

Halstead Gazette: Didcot Sings

6:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Singer-songwriter Nik Kershaw is performing an acoustic concert at Felsted School on the May 24 at 8pm, as part of the School’s 450th celebrations.

CQC inspectors report failings at Braintree care home

Halstead Gazette: CQC inspectors report failings at Braintree care home

11:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

Inspectors have raised a series of concerns over the safety of residents at Braintree’s biggest care home following a recent visit.

Councillors to have allowance docked for failing to attend training events

Halstead Gazette: Braintree district: Public consultation on plans to slash council numbers

9:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

Councillors will have part of their allowance taken away if they fail to attend enough training events.

Man charged with murder of Southend man stabbed in Braintree

8:32pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Police have charged a man with murder after a man was stabbed in Braintree.

Special talk held by the Essex Wildlife Trust on Wednesday

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

6:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Animal enthusiasts are encouraged to attend a special talk.

Crash grandmother's hero said he 'just did what anybody else would do'

Halstead Gazette: Dave Dawson helped Eileen Sizer and her grandchildren from the wrecked car

5:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A man dubbed a “hero in fluorescent trousers” when he helped a family after their car overturned, has said he is no hero and “just did what anybody else would do.”

Go back in time and experience a medieval siege at Hedingham Castle

Halstead Gazette: Jonathon DeHadleigh, The Jester at last year's event

5:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

The year is 1471 and The War of The Roses has laid waste to England’s green and pleasant pastures.

Easter I Spy with a difference in Halstead High Street

1:55pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Characters from the Easter story played a game of I Spy with a difference.

Brewery saved as founder takes charge again

Halstead Gazette: Brewery saved as founder takes charge again

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

The future of a brewery has been secured after it was bought back by its founder.

"Egg-cellent" Easter Events in Braintree

Halstead Gazette: Great Malvern Easter Egg Hunt starts tomorrow (Saturday)

6:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Families can get out and have an “egg-cellent” time this weekend, which is packed full of Easter events around the district.

Fundraiser makes £600 towards Halstead Cinema campaign

Halstead Gazette: Organiser Craig Smith in the Knight Rider car at the fundraiser

5:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Determined volunteers have raised £600 towards the cost of a new projector as part of their campaign to reopen Halstead Cinema.

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.

UPDATE: Woman arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender in connection with Braintree murder investigation is bailed

Halstead Gazette: BREAKING: One person released in murder investigation

12:47pm Friday 18th April 2014

A woman arrested in connection with a murder investigation has been released on bail.

"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.

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.



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