Musician Tess uses pole dancing to help battle serious heart condition

Halstead Gazette:

3:36pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A musical maestro diagnosed with an incurable heart condition turned to pole dancing to keep fit and has found it is making her stronger.

Chinese ‘plan for Bradwell reactor'

Halstead Gazette: Bradwell: Fears village will become 'nucleur dumping ground'

3:21pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

CHINESE nuclear power giants want to build an atomic reactor at Bradwell, it has been claimed.

Crowds turned out for Burnham Quay despite the downpours

Halstead Gazette:

2:50pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Hardy crowds turned out to enjoy Burnham’s Quay Day despite the downpours.

Magistrates criticised over number of defendants remanded in custody

Halstead Gazette: Colchester Magistrates' Court

2:34pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

ONLY a quarter of defendants who are remanded in custody by magistrates in north Essex go on to receive prison sentences.

Two men arrested over activities of an Essex escort agency - Girls4U

Halstead Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

2:18pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Two men have been arrested following investigations into the activities of an escort agency, Girls4U, based in Essex.

Council warning over business rates

Halstead Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

12:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

SHOPKEEPERS in Tendring are being warned not to pay out unnecessary cash.

Unemployment lowest since 2008

Halstead Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

UNEMPLOYMENT in Tendring has hit its lowest rate since September 2008.

Cancer death rates plummeting according to new figures

Halstead Gazette: Colchester General Hospital

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

DEATH rates for the most lethal cancers have dropped across the region by almost a third in the last 20 years, according to new figures.

Potholes are being filled in...after a 40-year wait

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE 40-YEAR wait for a potholed street to be resurfaced is finally over.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Halstead Gazette: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

VIDEO: Burnham Penny Farthing rider pedals to a place on the podium

Halstead Gazette:

11:37am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A self-employed gardener pedalled his way to a place on the podium in the European Penny Farthing Championships.

Amber bitter Captain Bob is a CAMRA winner

Halstead Gazette:

10:59am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A Maldon brewery is toasting success with its champion bitter, Captain Bob.

Application submitted for Little Totham pet crematorium

Halstead Gazette:

10:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

An animal care centre has applied for permission to build a pet crematorium.

VIDEO: Hay-riffic accident as tractor driver loses load on Maldon roundabout

Halstead Gazette:

10:20am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A tractor driver was left red faced after his load toppled over in Maldon.

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

Halstead Gazette:

10:10am 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.

15 buyers for every home on the market

Halstead Gazette:

10:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

BUYERS are outstripping the number of houses for sale by 15 to one.

Generosity helps Ellie play on

Halstead Gazette:

10:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

 GENEROUS readers have been thanked for funding a specialist music course for a talented young cornet player.

Major cash grants available for community groups

Halstead Gazette: Essex County Council

10:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

COMMUNITY groups are being invited to bid for grants of up to £20,000.

Salvation Army volunteers to collect donations in Colchester in September

Halstead Gazette: Life pressures blamed for a spiralling need of food handouts

9:20am Wednesday 27th August 2014

MEMBERS of the Salvation Army are urging residents to beware bogus collectors as they get ready for their own big collection.

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.

A presentation evening for Colchester in Bloom supporters will be held tonight

Halstead Gazette: Fuchsia Show

8:59am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A PRESENTATION evening for Colchester in Bloom supporters will be held tonight.

Body found in woods

Halstead Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

8:48am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A BODY was found hanged from a tree in the Middlewick Ranges, Colchester.

Breaking news UPDATED: Colchester motorists face traffic woe for second morning in a row

Halstead Gazette: Police Road Closed Sign

8:44am Wednesday 27th August 2014

MOTORISTS faced long delays on the Colchester stretch of the A12 for the second day in a row this morning.

Top school principal slams summer holiday reduction plans

Halstead Gazette:

8:26am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE principle of one of north Essex’s highest performing secondary schools described a move to a four-week summer break as “absurd”.

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

Halstead Gazette:

8:00am 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.

Development plans for derelict 'eyesore'

Halstead Gazette:

7:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN EYESORE building torn apart by fire and left untouched for more than two years could now be set for redevelopment.

Crews free woman after smash

Halstead Gazette:

10:07pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS freed a woman from a trapped car after a collision.

Passengers brand rail fare rises ‘a disgrace

Halstead Gazette: There is disruption on the Greater Anglia service to Southminster

6:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

DISGRUNTLED passengers have branded rail fare price hikes that will see commuters paying hundreds of pounds extra a year as “disgraceful”.

Group to challenge Tesco Prettygate bid

Halstead Gazette:

5:16pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A BUSINESS group will launch a legal challenge against plans to build the town’s ninth Tesco.

Simon aims to give back by running marathon for disabled children's charity

Halstead Gazette:

4:49pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A former homeless man is to hit the streets again – but this time he will be running a marathon to help disabled children.

Hopes for Guy Carnival to be bigger and better

Halstead Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

4:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

ORGANISERS are hoping the 160th anniversary of the Guy Carnival will be bigger and better than ever before.

Exhibition will celebrate 30 years of Colchester art group

Halstead Gazette:

3:37pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

An exhibition is being staged to celebrate the 30th anniversary of a group of printmakers in Colchester.

TV show searches for Essex contestants

Halstead Gazette: Image for Globe Aerials

2:59pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A BAFTA award-winning show is looking for contestants from Essex to take part.

Swimming coach takes on the channel

Halstead Gazette:

2:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A SWIMMING coach took to the waves battling against rough seas and jellyfish to cross the channel and raise cash for charity.

Village postmaster retires after 27 years in the job

Halstead Gazette:

1:30pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Latchingdon sub-postmaster Anthony Stapleton, 63, lived and worked at the Post Office, The Street, for 27 years.

My 8,000-miles for Tom

Halstead Gazette:

12:26pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

FUNDRAISING Peter Matheson has learned a valuable lesson.

Yet another bus is driven off from First

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A BUS was stolen and taken for a drive a matter of hours after another bus was taken.

Wind farm company launches new vessel

Halstead Gazette:

2:53pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A THRIVING wind farm company has launched a new vessel at Brightlingsea.

Mistley artist celebrates her 100th birthday

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A FORMER land girl, newspaper editor and artist has celebrated her 100th birthday.

Heybridge flat arsonist Daniel Hilton pleads guilty in court

Halstead Gazette:

11:47am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A man has admitted setting fire to his flat and causing £100,000 worth of damage.

Reader picture: A busy bank holiday at Heybridge Basin

Halstead Gazette:

11:21am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Heybridge Basin was a hive of activity on bank holiday Sunday.

Heybridge woman who died of head injury is identified as Sarah Munro

Halstead Gazette:

9:02am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A postmortem has revealed a Heybridge woman died from a serious head injury.

U's won't stand for terrace revival at community stadium

Halstead Gazette: Backing - Colchester United fans were out in numbers at Broadhall Way last season and the U's are hoping for a bumper away turnout tomorrow. Picture: WARREN PAGE

11:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

COLCHESTER United has no intention of introducing standing areas at home matches, despite politicians calling for a change in the law.

Keen air cadet represents Maldon on trip to Iceland

Halstead Gazette:

10:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A keen air cadet represented Maldon on a trekking expedition to Iceland.

'Wonderful and loving son' dies in holiday crash

Halstead Gazette:

10:33am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Tributes have been paid to a "wonderful and loving" teenager who died in a crash in the Lake District.

Sacarra’s mission to Romania to teach children

Halstead Gazette:

10:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A UNIVERSITY student from Bradfield took part in a charity challenge in Romania helping educate children.

McDonald's building its 'pre fab' drive thru

Halstead Gazette:

10:04am Tuesday 26th August 2014

FAST-FOOD restaurant McDonalds is really living up to its name.

Commuters face long delays after problems on road and rail

Halstead Gazette: There is disruption on the Greater Anglia service to Southminster

9:21am Tuesday 26th August 2014

COMMUTERS suffered a bank holiday hangover in north Essex this morning with road and rail delays.

VIDEO: Talented 12-year-old Callum reaches final rounds of national songwriting contest

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A talented 12-year-old has made it to the final rounds of a national song-writing competition to win him a chance to perform at the London Palladium.

Police stop and search powers to be restricted

Halstead Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

9:05am Tuesday 26th August 2014

NEW controls to reduce the number of people being stopped and searched by police in Essex are being introduced today.



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