Former Braintree and Witham schoolboy enters Celebrity Big Brother house

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A former Braintree and Witham schoolboy has entered the Big Brother house.

Forgotten WW1 heroes finally remembered on village's war memorial

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Fallen heroes who died during the First World War have finally had their names added to a war memorial to mark the centenary.

Halstead's funniest and quirkiest pets

Halstead Gazette:

11:41am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Readers may know of Grumpy Cat, a moggy who has become an internet sensation because she is unfortunately blessed with a permanent frown.

Mystery of Halstead's Jane Austen houses

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Halstead has long been known to have close links with the Courtauld family.

Sainsbury's gives up on plans to expand Halstead store

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Sainsbury's has given up plans to expand its Halstead store after it had wanted to knock into the postal depot next door.

Halstead high street cobbles claim another victim

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A woman has been left with a cut and swollen knee after falling on a dangerous part of Halstead High Street.

Pub regulars hold "tramp off" for Arran Tosh charity

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

A group of friends took an unusual approach to fundraising when they donned their grimmiest rags for a sponsored “tramp off”.

Attwod's Manor care home still not improved enough

Halstead Gazette: Care home “not safe” in its medicine administration

3:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

Watchdog inspectors are still concerned about the welfare of residents at a care home after a second observation showed people were continuing to be at risk.

Four Colnes show has another successful year

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Monday 18th August 2014

‘Better than Sandringham’ was the verdict of one of the judges at this year’s Four Colnes Show.

LATEST: Police release details of immigrants found in shipping container

Halstead Gazette: Ariel shot of Tilbury Dock

7:20pm Sunday 17th August 2014

AN INTERNATIONAL murder probe has been launched after a suspected immigrant died in a shipping container at Tilbury Docks.

Bomb disposal called after dog walker accidentally picked up hand grenade

Halstead Gazette:

3:51pm Sunday 17th August 2014

THE bomb disposal team closed off a beach after a dog walker picked up a grenade on a beach.

New homeowners to move in soon at former factory site

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

New homeowners could move in in the next the couple of months after work to transform a former factory site is well underway.

Surgery plans a "golden opportunity"

Halstead Gazette: Still time to nominate Worcestershire NHS staff for award

12:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Several councillors have written to the Gazette expressing their support for NHS England's proposed changes to the surgeries in Sible Hedingham, Great Yeldham and Castle Hedingham.

Halstead family grow monster sunflower - can you beat it?

Halstead Gazette:

10:30am Sunday 17th August 2014

Can anyone in Halstead beat this monster sunflower?

New Team Vicar for benefice

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

The North Hinckford Benefice has welcomed a new Team Vicar.

Still no plans for empty Halstead factory after five years

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

A factory which has stood empty for five years is still without a buyer despite planning permission being granted to turn it into a supermarket.

Parish council takes control of car park to keep it free

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

A parish council has finally taken control of a car park and toilets after years of negotiations.

LIVE: V Festival

Halstead Gazette: James Arthur to perform at V Festival

12:30pm Saturday 16th August 2014

THE stages are set, the caterers are ready, and the bands are poised – the biggest party in Essex is about to begin!

Property firm applies for alcohol licence for Halstead pub it plans to turn into shop

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

10:30am Saturday 16th August 2014

A property firm has applied for an alcohol licence for a popular pub that it plans to turn into a shop.

Halstead's air raid shelters could be saved

Halstead Gazette: The Halstead 21st Century group opposes development on land east of the High Street

9:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

A group of threatened Second World War air raid shelters might be included in a new heritage list.

V Festival: 16 drug arrests already

Halstead Gazette:

6:19pm Friday 15th August 2014

A senior detective from Essex Police has tonight warned people heading to V Festival not to bring drugs to the site.

Parish council still considering buying field in Toppesfield to protect it

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

Toppesfield Parish Council are still looking into the possibility of buying a field to protect it from developers.

Driver's shock at huge Halstead pothole

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

A motorist has told of his shock at the moment the road collapsed leaving his car stuck in a huge pothole.

Halstead pub in the running to win award for beer standards

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

A Halstead pub is in the running to win a prestigious national award for the quality of its beer.

Parish council submits application for solar panels

Halstead Gazette: Decision nears on Melksham solar farm proposal

10:30am Friday 15th August 2014

Helions Bumpstead Village Hall could be powered by solar energy if their planning application is approved.

"My husband died just an hour after hospital sent him home"

Halstead Gazette:

9:24am Friday 15th August 2014

A widow plans to take legal action after her husband died an hour after returning home on Christmas Eve.

Halstead "can't cope" with number of HGVs

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Complaints are being made about the number of HGVs from the food waste plant that are now driving through Halstead.

Sible Hedingham teenager holds bake sale in memory of young friend who died from a brain tumour

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A teenager raised money in memory of a young friend who died from a brain tumour.

Halstead baby and toddler group under threat

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A baby and toddler group in Halstead is under threat after a sudden lack of volunteers.

Entrepreneurial youngsters raising money and helping the environment

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

It seems that many youngsters are putting their summer holidays to good use.

Excellent A-Level results for Hedingham School

Halstead Gazette: Hedingham School closed during a previous strike

8:59am Thursday 14th August 2014

The hardwork paid off for students at Hedingham School who are celebrating after receiving their A-Level results.

B&Q's bid for massive new superstore on outskirts of Braintree

Halstead Gazette:

8:40am Thursday 14th August 2014

A DIY giant hopes to move to a new huge superstore on the outskirts of Braintree – complete with a garden centre, builder’s yard and 255 parking spaces.

Family of acid attack victim Wayne Ingold left devastated

Halstead Gazette:

8:40am Thursday 14th August 2014

The family of a man who had acid thrown in his face in a case of mistaken identity have been left devastated.

Celebrities visit Sible Hedingham farm to film BBC show

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A TV chef and a top celebrity paid a visit to a Sible Hedingham farm to film a new BBC cookery show.

Belchamp St Paul painter inspired by trip to Venice

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A woman who was inspired by a trip to Italy’s ‘City of Water’ has quit her job to focus on her watercolour painting.

Admire a showcase of artwork

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Admire a showcase of artwork by members of Gainsborough's House Print Workshop.

Premature baby could have been saved if signs of E.coli spotted sooner

Halstead Gazette: Broomfield Hospital was too unsafe for Harrison Ward to stay

10:30am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A premature baby who died from E.coli three days after he was born at Broomfield Hospital could have been saved by medical staff.

Child could be next after ducklings run over

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A teacher is warning that children could be next after a number of ducklings have been run over on a busy road.

Man re-arrested on suspicion of James Attfield murder

Halstead Gazette: Victim Jim Attfield

8:40am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A MAN has been re-arrested by police investigating the murder of James Attfield.

Looking back through the decades - Halstead over the ages

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Like most places, Halstead and the surrounding towns have changed a lot through the decades.

Video: Essex Fire Authority to pay £15million to Government after accounting "oversight"

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

4:13pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

ESSEX Fire Service is being forced to use all of its £15million savings to pay off a debt it did not know it owed.

Cancer sufferer's blog supports people from around the world

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A runner's blog documenting his life with incurable cancer has helped support others across the world suffering with the same condition.

19-year-old arrested in connection with Witham chemical attack is released on police bail

Halstead Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

3:05pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A 19-year-old man, who was arrested in connection with a chemical attack on a 56-year-old, has been released on police bail.

Fete to raise money for three charities

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Enjoy fete in a beautiful riverside location.

Village surgery switch a "very, very bad idea"

Halstead Gazette: NHS England South has appointed Sarah Elliott the new director for nursing and quality

9:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Doctors’ surgeries in Sible Hedingham, Castle Hedingham and Great Yeldham could be closed in favour of one site in Sible Hedingham.

Two year wait for sign is over

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Monday 11th August 2014

Neighbours have been left elated after winning a two year battle for a road sign.

Dad's shock as baby is born in the front seat of car

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Monday 11th August 2014

A former Gazette reporter managed to keep his cool when his wife delivered their second child in the front seat of their car.

Children's magical comedy show coming to Haverhill Arts Centre

Halstead Gazette: Curtains raised: The Theatre Royal

12:00pm Monday 11th August 2014

A magical comedy show is coming to Haverhill Arts Centre.

Drivers urged to be prepared as V Festival returns to Chelmsford

Halstead Gazette: V Festival 2013

10:30am Monday 11th August 2014

Drivers are being warned to be prepared for traffic delays when the V Festival comes to Chelmsford this weekend.

Essex first county to get a Rough Guide

Halstead Gazette: Promenade Park

9:00am Monday 11th August 2014

Move over Thailand and Brazil - Essex has become the latest tourist hotspot to get the Rough Guides treatment.

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