New local policing teams for Braintree district

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

8:34am Monday 1st September 2014

New local policing teams come into force today.

Baby and toddler group to close in weeks if volunteers do not come forward

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A baby and toddler group which is under threat because of a shortage of volunteers is set to close next month if no help materialises.

St Andrew's churchyard in Great Yeldham formally closed

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A churchyard has been formally closed- 20 years after it saw its final burial.

A man in his seventies has died after an A12 crash

Halstead Gazette:

11:08am Sunday 31st August 2014

A man has died after a crash into a central reservation.

Police urge public to report drug use after three arrests

Halstead Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

10:30am Sunday 31st August 2014

Police are urging anyone with information about drug taking or dealing to come forward after four people were found in possession of cannabis.

Charity shop theft branded "the worst"

Halstead Gazette: EACH Family Fun and Dog Day

9:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Thieves have been condemned from stealing ffrom Halstead charity shops.

Violent crime in Halstead has increased by nearly 50 per cent

Halstead Gazette: Burglary surge hits Halstead area

5:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Violent crime has risen by nearly 50 per cent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period in 2013.

Halstead man creating a mosaic for entrance to Chelmsford Cathedral

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A father-of-two is feeling honoured after being asked to create a mosaic for the entrance of Chelmsford Cathedral.

Rebranding Halstead as a floral town met with unanimous favour

Halstead Gazette:

1:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Proposals to rebrand Halstead as a floral town have been met with unanimous favour.

Popular bus route taken over by Sible Hedingham firm

Halstead Gazette: Bus service changes planned

10:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

A popular rural bus route will be served by a new company from September.

Debt problems have led to rise in domestic and financial abuse, says Braintree Council report

Halstead Gazette: You can’t borrow your way out of debt

10:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

Debt problems have been blamed for a rise in domestic and financial abuse.

Cats Protection Shop to reopen

Halstead Gazette: Cats Protection Adoption Event

9:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

The Colne Valley Cats Protection Charity shop will reopen after being closed for three months.

Affluent commuters snapping up 'cheap' Halstead homes causing house price surge

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Homebuyers from affluent commuter towns are snapping up cheaper houses in desirable Halstead.

Sisters to take part in three hour Zumbathon

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A pair of dancing sisters will take part in a three hour Zumbathon to raise money for a cancer charity.

Community-spirited villagers raise tens of thousands for new village shop

Halstead Gazette: Braintree district:

3:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Community-spirited villagers are on their way to raising £45,000 to building a new village shop in a Portakabin.

Help needed to trace Kelvedon and Coggeshall people interviewed for local history project

Halstead Gazette: Microphone - Derek Gavey at Flickr.jpg

1:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Were you interviewed for The Essex Sound and Video Archive or know someone who was?

Police crack down on nuisance youngsters

Halstead Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

12:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Nuisance youngsters are being tackled in a policing crack down.

Developers ask for two more years to start work on Rivenhall Airfield waste plant

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Developers want an extra two years to build a controversial waste plant.

Explore Victorian and Georgian cartoons at Solar Society's next meeting

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

12:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

The Solar Society’s next meeting will explore the history of art.

Jousting knights steal the show at annual stunt event

Halstead Gazette:

10:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

Spectacular jousting knights were the stars of a medieval festival this bank holiday.

Three in court for care home abuse case

Halstead Gazette:

8:54am Thursday 28th August 2014

Three care home workers have appeared in court accused of neglecting a vulnerable elderly resident.

Community groups can apply for final round of Braintree Council's Mi Community fund

1:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Community groups can bid for a share of £125,000.

Music of soul legends being performed at Sturmer Hall

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Enjoy an evening of soul legends.

Dedicate a tree to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the First World War

Halstead Gazette:

11:20am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Over the next four years, the Woodland Trust will be commemorating the centenary of the First World War by planting millions of trees across the country – and you have the chance to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the war.

Oak Road development plans released

Halstead Gazette: Public outcry over plans for new housing estate on outskirts of Halstead

11:50am Friday 29th August 2014

Plans for the housing development have been released.

Fitzpatrick Total Home Care shop closes

Halstead Gazette: Robert Fitzpatrick

9:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Another business has vacated Halstead high street.

Woman charged with drink-driving after car overturns in Braintree

Halstead Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

9:08am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A woman has been charged with drink-driving after a car overturned.

Have you seen these people?

Halstead Gazette:

9:02am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Detectives in Essex are appealing for information to find a man charged in connection with dwelling burglaries across East Anglia who is missing after breaching court bail conditions.

Passengers taken to hospital after car crash in Gosfield

Halstead Gazette: A361 closed at Sampford Peverell

8:52am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Car passengers were taken to hospital following a crash.

Woman arrested on suspicion of drink-driving following crash in Braintree

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

8:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A woman was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving following a crash.

Man escapes injury after car rolls in crash

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

5:48pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A man has escaped injury after a car rolled over.

Fish and chip shop could open in Halstead

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A shop in Weavers Court, Halstead might be turned into a fish and chip shop if planning is approved.

Grand garage sale coming to Wickham St Paul

Halstead Gazette: Garage goes on sale for £40k as parking problems highlighted

12:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Browse for bargains at a grand garage sale.

Colne Valley Railway up for local award

Halstead Gazette: We've got a year to save Colne Valley Railway

9:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Colne Valley Railway is celebrating getting through to the finals of a county based competition.

Crash partially blocked Halstead road

Halstead Gazette: A361 closed at Sampford Peverell

8:57am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A crash involving one car had partially blocked Mount Road, Halstead.

Tea party raises money for charity

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

A great blooming tea party has raised more than £150 for charity.

Lots of activities at Great Yeldham's fete

Halstead Gazette: Little Milton Church Fete

12:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

Have fun at an afternoon of activities at Great Yeldham's community fete.

New awards to recognise Halstead area's sporting stars

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Monday 25th August 2014

Nominations have opened for the first Active Braintree District Sports Awards.

Charity dog show in Sible Hedingham raises cash for Farleigh Hospice

Halstead Gazette:

6:11pm Sunday 24th August 2014

Dogs had their day with a charity dog show and fun day.

Model plane completed with some celebrity help

Halstead Gazette:

6:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

A model plane has been completed after an epic trip across the globe and some celebrity help.

Every dog had its day at Essex Dog Day

Halstead Gazette:

5:36pm Sunday 24th August 2014

Dogs descended on a historic house for the fourth Essex Dog Day.

Enjoy a pampered chef evening for charity

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

Pamper the chef in your life at a fundraising event.

Community groups in the Braintree district have a few days left to apply for up to £20,000

Halstead Gazette: ‘Economic madness’ of £150,000 spin doctors

11:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

Community groups have just over a week to bid for grants of up to £20,000.

"Awful" fly tipping at woods

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

What appears to be a dismantled shed has been dumped by the entrance to Chalkney Woods.

Performance impresses audience in Halstead

Halstead Gazette:

6:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

An amazing technicolour performance of a popular musical impressed a sell out audience.

Man pleads guilty to burgling Ridgewell house

Halstead Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

5:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A man has pleaded guilty to burgling a house.

Open mic night at Hedingham Village Club

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 Saturday 23rd August 2014

Get ready to showcase your musical talents at an open mic night.

Unemployed and living in the Braintree district? The Green Team pre-apprenticeship programme could be for you

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Would-be apprentices are needed to join a Braintree Council programme.

Thieves target sports pavilion for second time this year

Halstead Gazette:

10:30am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Thieves have targeted a sports pavilion for the second time in a year by breaking in to steal alcoholic and soft drinks.

Family use iPhone tracking app to help catch prolific burglar

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A family helped bring a prolific burglar to justice using a tracking app to find their stolen iPhones.

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