Man charged after fatal crash

Halstead Gazette:

8:18am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MAN has been charged with careless driving after a woman died following a crash in Little Horkesley.

Halstead children get taste of sport at Olympic venue

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Children were given the chance to play sport at two Olympic venues under the guidance of expert coaches.

Small amount of cannabis found in Earls Colne pub

Halstead Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

3:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A man has been reported for possession of cannabis after a search warrant was carried out at an Earls Colne pub.

Enjoy a Vivaldi evening

Halstead Gazette: Didcot Sings

12:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

St Andrews church is holding a bring and sing Vivaldi’s Gloris evening on Sunday from 6.30pm.

Fast food litter crackdown hailed a success

Halstead Gazette:

10:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Fast food litter has dropped more than 40 per cent after a campaign to tackle rubbish.

Two month fight leads to parking fine being cancelled

Halstead Gazette: Drivers deserve to be fined

9:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A couple are delighted that after a two month battle, their parking fine has been cancelled.

Plans submitted for up to 60 new Great Yeldham homes

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Plans have been submitted to build up to 60 new homes on the site of an industrial estate.

Chelmsford City Racecourse to host 58 fixtures

Halstead Gazette:

3:22pm Monday 20th October 2014

Chelmsford City Racecourse has been given 58 fixtures for next year, with the first in January.

Police search for shoplifter who targeted Halstead clothing store

Halstead Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

3:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Police are searching for a shoplifter who stole from a women’s clothing store in Halstead.

Strong winds predicted to hit Essex on Tuesday

Halstead Gazette: Met Office issues Dorset with weather warning

1:23pm Monday 20th October 2014

Severe gales could affect Essex tomorrow, forecasters have warned.

Do you recognise any of this stolen jewellery?

Halstead Gazette:

1:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Does any of this stolen jewellery belong to you?

Toy sale to raise money for charity

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

The United Reformed Church of Halstead is holding a toy sale to raise money for the London City Mission.

Inspiring teen aims to help others with eating disorders

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Monday 20th October 2014

It’s very rare that you speak to someone who is truely inspiring, but 17-year-old Chelsea Lawrence is just that.

Portable cabin village shop plans given the green light

Halstead Gazette: Braintree district:

3:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Plans to build a new village shop in a portable cabin have been given the green light.

Maasai Warriors performing in Halstead

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Witness mesmerising music of a different kind at Halstead’s St Andrew’s Church when a troupe of Maasai Warriors perform there.

Primary school hopes to expand to take on 70 more pupils from new housing site

Halstead Gazette:

10:30am Sunday 19th October 2014

An ambitious headteacher hopes to expand her school to accomodate children from new housing.

Environment Agency has received 44 complaints about food waste plant

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

More than 40 complaints about the food waste plant have been lodged with the Environment Agency since it opened in July.

Mum set to launch official complaint after 20 minute wait for ambulance when son stopped breathing

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A worried mum is set to launch an official complaint after she waited 20 minutes for an ambulance when her young son had an epileptic fit and stopped breathing.

Need support about coping with sight loss? Charity holds free exhibition about the options

Halstead Gazette: Justice for man's best friend as new guide dog laws come in

1:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A sight loss charity is holding an exhibition about support and gadgets available to help people with impaired vision.

Enjoy a talk on migrating birds

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A public meeting of Halstead Conservation Group will take place at the United Reformed Church, in Kings Road, Halstead, at 7.30pm on Thursday.

Business group lobbies Council to cut free parking on Sundays

Halstead Gazette:

10:30am Saturday 18th October 2014

A group supporting local business has lobbied the Council to cut free parking on Sundays to give one hour free on weekdays.

Young girl riding high after competing at prestigious competition

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

A talented rider had a great - if somewhat wet - time at the Horse of the Year Show.

Free quit smoking service for Halstead smokers

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

It's never to late to quit smoking with the help of a free support service.

Arson victim fears attacker will never be caught 15 months on

Halstead Gazette: Halstead: Mum overwhelmed by donations after blaze

3:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

An arson victim fears that the attacker will never be caught more than a year after she fled from her burning house with her children.

Come along to nine mile walk from Gosfield to Beazley End

Halstead Gazette: Public footpath sign

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Join a nine mile walk from Gosfield to Beazley End.

Braintree police sergeant dismissed for gross misconduct could appeal

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Friday 17th October 2014

A Braintree police sergeant who was fired for gross misconduct after he failed to turn up for work on 13 occasions could appeal the decision.

Two events at Conservative Club this month

Halstead Gazette: Didcot Sings

9:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Halstead Conservative Club has two events lined up.

Family pay tribute to "lovely" Millie Brown

Halstead Gazette:

8:30am Friday 17th October 2014

A family has paid tribute to their “bubbly, caring” five-year-old who has died from a brain tumour.

Halstead vicar announces retirement after 14 years

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A vicar has announced he is retiring after 14 years of serving Halstead’s congregation.

Art and craft exhibition being held over the weekend

Halstead Gazette: Art and craft exhibition

12:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

An art and craft exhibition is being held in Wickham St Paul.

Braintree Conservatives to consider next steps in choosing candidate to fight for Brooks Newmark's seat in General Election

Halstead Gazette:

10:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

Braintree Conservatives will have to choose a new prospective parliamentary candidate after their under-fire MP after he decided to step down at the next election amid further sex allegations.

Enjoy a day of fun activities for teenagers

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

The Essex Boys and Girls Club has arranged a day of fun activities for teenagers.

Halstead teenager wins national hospital art competition

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A teenager has won a national art competition for young hospital patients.

Beautiful double rainbow captured by readers

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Last Friday’s unsettled weather has made for some beautiful photos of rainbows taken by readers.

Former alcoholic opens up about how she is building new life without booze

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A former alcoholic and drug user is looking forward to a better relationship with her children after getting to grips with her addictions.

Stunning snaps showcased in Halstead photography club's latest competition

Halstead Gazette:

10:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Happy snappers from here and abroad took part in a photography club’s latest twin towns competition.

Rising star wins trophy dancing with her dad

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Most 12-year-olds would be embarrassed to dance with their dads, but not one rising star.

Popular local bobby retiring after 36 years

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A popular local bobby is retiring after 36 years working for the police to become a full time writer.

Halstead man has mosaic displayed in Chelmsford Cathedral

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A dad is thrilled to have his finished mosaic displayed in the porch of Chelmsford Cathedral.

Halstead tea dance returning

Halstead Gazette: Didcot Sings

12:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Get ready for Halstead’s monthly tea dance.

Planning permission sought for new homes near The Griffin in Halstead

Halstead Gazette:

10:30am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A planning application has been submitted for two new houses on land next to The Griffin pub in Parsonage Street, Halstead.

Government minister visits probation staff to discuss plans to privatise the Essex probation service

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A government minister visited probation staff to discuss controversial changes to privatise the probation service.

Halstead Scouts on adventure of a lifetime in Canada

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Monday 13th October 2014

Scouts enjoyed a trip of a lifetime to Newfoundland, Canada, in August.

Georgie Fame performing at Sturmer Hall

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Monday 13th October 2014

Georgie Fame is performing a concert at Sturmer Hall.

£3k award offered to catch Wayne's acid attackers

Halstead Gazette:

2:08pm Monday 13th October 2014

A £3,000 reward is being offered by Crimestoppers for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those who threw acid on a Witham man. persons responsible for a corrosive liquid attack on a man in Witham.

Meeting tomorrow for flower enthusiasts

Halstead Gazette: Wroughton and District Gardeners’ Society Horticultural Show

12:00pm Monday 13th October 2014

The next meeting of Hedingham Flower club will be tomorrow.

Employers at Stansted Airport jobs fair have 300 job vacancies to fill

Halstead Gazette: A bid to halt the expansion of Stansted airport has failed

11:00am Monday 13th October 2014

Jobhunters can meet potential employers from businesses based at Stansted Airport at a jobs fair on Thursday.

TV star and former Braintree College student Jeremy Spake receives honorary degree

Halstead Gazette:

10:30am Monday 13th October 2014

A reality television star who studied in Braintree has been awarded an honorary degree.

Guy Fawkes competition returning to Halstead

Halstead Gazette: Guy Fawkes: Criminal or Framed?

9:00am Monday 13th October 2014

Get working on your Guy Fawkes’ ready for a competition.

Castle Hedingham church staff resign over merger row

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Sunday 12th October 2014

A parish church will be left without a vicar and most of its administrative staff after they resigned in protest at a campaign to block a merger with a neighbouring church.



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