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3:57pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

The next meeting of The Solar Society, the local adult education and learning group, is on Monday.

Campaigners against proposed electricity substation ready to launch next stage of protest

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Campaigners against a proposed huge new electricity substation on land near Halstead are in talks with councils to launch the next stage of their protest.

Admire vintage farm machinery at annual show

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Step back in time and admire displays of vintage farm machinery.

Former Braintree postie left disabled in crash is helped to find work thanks to Essex charity

Halstead Gazette:

10:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A former postie who was disabled in a car crash hopes to return to the world of work, thanks to a charity’s support.

"Drawing for the terrified" art class starting up

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Artist Georgie Roy is holding a new art class, “Drawing for the Terrified”.

Relax and unwind at a special event

Halstead Gazette: Logo for Emma Lovell Yoga

12:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Unwind at a mind, body and spirit fair.

PICTURES: Your most weird and wonderful fruit and veg of the season

Halstead Gazette:

10:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Green-fingered gardeners have been showing off their weird and wonderful fruit and veg.

Do you have hearing problems?

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Residents with hearing problems are being invited to help shape a charity’s work.

Optician conned patients out of £12,000 by giving them cheaper lenses

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

An optician from Bures conned people out of more than £12,000 by supplying them with inferior lenses.

Learn Shakespeare's phrases in an unusual way

Halstead Gazette: Comedy Festival: Raw

12:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

The Mercury Theatre in Colchester has found an unusual way of translating Shakespeare’s phrases - all you have to do to find out is spend a penny!

Hairy gardener from Rivenhall loses first place by a whisker in national moustache contest

Halstead Gazette:

10:30am Monday 29th September 2014

A hirsute gardener missed out on first prize in a national moustache contest - after styling the winner’s tache.

Get quizzing for Halstead Hospital

Halstead Gazette: Enjoy a quiz night at Richard de Clare School on Friday

9:00am Monday 29th September 2014

A quiz has been organised to raise money for Halstead Hospital.

Tourism plans are welcomed by business owners

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Plans to attract coach loads of day-trippers into Halstead have been greeted enthusiastically by pub and cafe owners.

Community bus to include Halstead Hospital stop

Halstead Gazette: Halstead Hospital

3:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Owners of a community bus are hoping to extend their route to include Halstead’s hospital.

Heavily pregnant woman missing from Colchester hospital

Halstead Gazette:

2:06pm Sunday 28th September 2014

A heavily pregnant woman is missing from Colchester General Hospital.

Braintree MP Brooks Newmark issues apology after sex photo sting

Halstead Gazette: Halstead: Hundreds sign petition opposing solar farms

1:54pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Braintree MP Brooks Newmark has issued an apology after being caught in a social media sex scandal.

Watch a professional demonstration of water colour landscapes

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Halstead Art Group will be hosting a demonstration of water colour landscapes by professional artist David Passfield.

Braintree MP Brooks Newmark resigns as civil society minister

Halstead Gazette: Halstead: Hundreds sign petition opposing solar farms

6:37pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Braintree MP Brooks Newmark has resigned as the minister for civil society ahead of a story due to be published in a Sunday newspaper.

Halstead town centre could get free Wi-Fi boost

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Shops and cafes in Halstead town centre could get funding for a free to use Wi-Fi network in a bid to boost visitor numbers.

Planning application submitted to reopen Halstead's public toilets

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Plans have been officially submitted to reopen public toilets in Halstead.

Whole host of workshops at gallery this month

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

The Minories Gallery is holding a series of workshops, talks and demonstrations to accompany its latest exhibition, 30YRS of 12PM.

Housing association invests £280,000 in sprucing up six neighbourhoods in Braintree district

Halstead Gazette:

10:30am Saturday 27th September 2014

A housing association is spending £280,000 on sprucing up six neighbourhoods.

Treasurer of long running group retires

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

A Halstead woman is hanging up her dancing shoes after retiring from the Halstead Tea Dancers.

Taste your musical knowledge at charity quiz

Halstead Gazette: Enjoy a quiz night at Richard de Clare School on Friday

6:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

Give your brains a work out and raise money for a vital charity.

Company hopes to appoint architect for new Halstead community centre this week

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

A company in charge of bringing a new community centre to Halstead is hoping to appoint an architect to design it this week.

PCSO set to retire after 43 years in uniform

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

A popular police officer is set to blow the whistle on his 43 year career in uniform.

Designs by artists including Bawden featured in new exhibition from Braintree's Warner Textile Archive

Halstead Gazette:

10:30am Friday 26th September 2014

From inspiring paper designs to intricately printed textiles, the individual pieces held by the Warner Textile Archive in Braintree are works of art in their own right.

Landowners hope to exchange conditional contracts with new buyer for controversial site in Halstead

Halstead Gazette:

8:00am Friday 26th September 2014

A new developer has been chosen to transform land in the centre of Halstead - but campaigners still insist it should become a heritage site.

Baby and toddler group saved thanks to Gazette appeal

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A baby and toddler group under threat has been saved thanks to a Gazette appeal for volunteers.

Essex Police to hold more meetings with residents to find out their concerns

Halstead Gazette: Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh has announced extra local policing officers

3:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Essex Police will be holding weekly 'street meets' and community meetings to encourage residents to communicate with officers.

Get dancing for wildlife

Halstead Gazette: A table set at Orford

1:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A charity ball is raising money for the Essex Wildlife Trust.

Do you remember Halstead during the Second World War?

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 25th September 2014

Halstead 21st Century Group is trying to create a timeline of events in Halstead that happened during the war and they are looking for people to contribute their own memories.

Can you help bring films back to Halstead?

Halstead Gazette: Budding film maker at Greendown

9:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

Empire Theatre is holding its AGM and wants anyone who can help either with the theatre or with the campaign to show films at the theatre to come forwards.

Veg and flowers on display at Halstead Horticultural Society's early show

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Colourful flowers and prize winning vegetables were on display at the Halstead Horticultural Society’s early show.

Historic village pub to become special needs school

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A special needs school in Ridgewell will move from the village into a historic pub.

Halstead Gazette staff member to walk 26 miles for cancer charity

Halstead Gazette:

10:30am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A Halstead Gazette staff member will be pounding the streets of London to raise money for a cancer charity.

Crooks who stole school computers worth £160,000 ordered to pay back £1 each

Halstead Gazette:

9:15am Wednesday 24th September 2014

THREE men who admitted stealing £160,000 worth of computers from schools across Essex and Suffolk have no more than £3 left between them, a court heard.

Find out how Stansted expansion will affect your business at forum

Halstead Gazette: Essex: Stansted Airport job fair to showcase vacancies

9:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Have all your questions about Stansted Airport expansion answered at a business forum event.

Pint glass Twitter plea gets water leak fixed

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

An irate customer got so fed up waiting for a water company to fix a leak in his street he took to Twitter to complain- and posted this picture to show how bad it was.

A12 northbound closed following an incident

Halstead Gazette: A361 closed at Sampford Peverell

4:34pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The A12 is closed following an incident involving a car and a lorry.

New road named by nine-year-old is officially opened

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A new road in Halstead named by a nine-year-old girl has been officially unveiled.

Uncle and nephew cycle Suffolk coast for children's charity

Halstead Gazette:

10:30am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

An uncle and nephew raised £250 for vulnerable children by completing a charity bike ride.

Halstead councillor hosts annual coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support

Halstead Gazette: Jackie Pell

9:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Join councillor Jackie Pell’s Macmillan coffee morning on Friday.

Sible Hedingham residents urged to keep tabs on yobs

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Parish councillors have considered funding a police community support officer to increase police presence.

Could you adopt? New campaign launched to encourage Essex residents

Halstead Gazette: Rise in county adoptions

5:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A NEW campaign has been launched to encourage people in Essex to consider adoption.

New headteacher vows to put Ramsey Academy at the heart of the community

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A new headteacher at Halstead’s Ramsey Academy has plans in place to improve the school and make it the talk of the town.

Halstead footballer recovering after glassing

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

The victim of a vicious glassing attack in a pub is recovering as police continue to hunt his attacker.

Braintree Council carries out checks to make sure taxpayers are legitimately claiming council tax discount

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

5:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Braintree Council will be checking residents who receive a single person discount for council tax are entitled to it.

Police arrest man after BMW overturns at A131 junction

Halstead Gazette: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

4:11pm Sunday 21st September 2014

POLICE arrested a 36-year-old Braintree man following a crash on Mount Hill, Halstead last night.

Charity golf day raises record sum

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

An annual charity golf day raised a record sum of money for good causes in the Halstead area.

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