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Halstead Gazette: Under the bonnet at Delamer Care Home

7:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Light switch-off could have cost life

Halstead Gazette: Streetlight switch-off: County debates controversial policy

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A CYCLIST has slammed the decision to turn off the majority of the county’s streetlights after suffering serious injuries on his way to work.

Canine Partners holds bluebell walk at Langford beauty spot

Halstead Gazette: A Canine Partners dog enjoys the bluebells

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Enjoy the bluebells at Langford Grove and help a charity train dogs to help disabled people.

Crematorium to enter green space contest

Halstead Gazette: Crematorium to enter green space contest

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A TENDRING crematorium has been entered into a prestigious gardening competition for the first time.

Marine police rescue yacht crew in Blackwater Estuary

Halstead Gazette: The rescued yacht

4:27pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Marine police helped rescue sailors whose boat lost power in the Blackwater Estuary.

Households save thousands with Essex Energy Switch

Halstead Gazette: Essex County Council

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HOUSEHOLDS across Essex have joined forces to save more than £250,000 on their gas and electricity bills.

Fresh witness appeal made as police make third arrest in Jim Attfield murder investigation

Halstead Gazette: Victim Jim Attfield

3:55pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A man, 27, has been arrested in connection with the Jim Attfield murder investigation.

Top cop says police stations are not fit for purpose

Halstead Gazette: Clacton police station

3:44pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE buildings in Essex are no longer fit for purpose, according to the county’s top cop.

225 guns seized as cops cancel licences

Halstead Gazette: Chief Constable of Essex Police Stephen Kavanagh

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HUNDREDS of firearms have been seized after a review of gun licences in Essex.

Bushtucker comes to Burnham for one day only

Halstead Gazette: Stacey Turland, Andy Austen and Julie Cook sample some bushtucker

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Brave shoppers had the chance to sample some bushtucker.

Bobbies swapping beat for saddle for charity cycle

Halstead Gazette: Bobbies swapping beat for saddle for charity cycle

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A LEUKAEMIA sufferer has rounded up a team of cops to take part in a charity bike ride.

Police warning after sheds broken into in Wix

Halstead Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

3:49pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BURGLARS have broken into three sheds in Wix.

Sat nav and iPhone chargers stolen from car

Halstead Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

1:54pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A SAT NAV and two iPhone chargers were stolen after thieves broke into a car in Dovercourt.

It's a buzzy time of year for beekeepers

Halstead Gazette: Swarm of bees

1:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A swarm of thousands of bees was removed from the garden of a Heybridge home last Thursday.

Police failed too many victims of abuse...we had to change

Halstead Gazette: Chief Constable Stephen Cavanagh

12:56pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

I WALKED into a door. I was playing netball and a ball hit me in the face. She hit me first and I was just protecting myself. He didn’t mean to do it and he said he is sorry.

Thieves target cars in Stanway

Halstead Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

1:12pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Four cars were broken into during the Easter weekend in Stanway

Hammer attack in Colchester injures two

Halstead Gazette: Essex Police launch appeal for stolen goods

12:20pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A HAMMER attack by an armed gang has left one man in hospital and another with facial injuries.

Popular fish monger set to close as a result of supermarket saturation

Halstead Gazette: Natasha Hughes.

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A POPULAR fishmongers has closed after seven years in Colchester town centre.

Battle of the supermarkets: where is better value?

Halstead Gazette: Reporter Rebecca looks at which supermarkets offer best value

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WE pitted the current superstores in our area against the new proposed stores to find out who offers the better value for money.

Have your say on care at Colchester's hospitals

Halstead Gazette: Colchester General Hospital

11:59am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE Care Quality Commission is holding two public events as part of an inspection of Colchester’s hospitals.

New director for troubled hospital trust

Halstead Gazette: Colchester General Hospital

11:27am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

AN interim director has been appointed by Colchester's troubled hospital trust.

Maldon's most haunted

Halstead Gazette: Andrew Steel, during one of the ghost walks

10:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Maldon is more than a thousand years old and over that time the town has seen it’s fair share of murder, hangings and suicides.

Parking strife as new rules catch out drivers

Halstead Gazette: Parking strife as new rules catch out drivers

10:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PARKING outrage has returned to a town centre, as new restrictions are targeting unaware drivers.

Council backs plans for more apprenticeships

Halstead Gazette: Essex County Council

9:13am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ESSEX County Council is backing plans to create more apprenticeships.

Britain's first gay dads to appear in TV show The Parent Makers

Halstead Gazette: Happy day – Barrie and Tony Drewitt Barlow celebrate with their children

9:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Britain's first gay parents are appearing in their own TV show, recording the path to surrogacy.

Part of Mistley Quay collapses

Halstead Gazette: Part of Mistley Quay collapses

8:51am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WORK at Mistley Quay was affected and nieghbours left shocked after part of the quayside collapsed.

Knife-wielding robber steals cigarettes from village store

Halstead Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

8:42am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Braintree detectives are appealing for information after a robbery at the Church Street Co-Op store yesterday afternoon.

Student paramedics safe for calls says standards chief

Halstead Gazette: Marcus Bailey, interim consultant paramedic

7:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FOUR hundred student paramedics are being recruited directly by the region’s ambulance service because it can’t get enough qualified medics from the universities.

Mayflower Project holds top level talks with city council

Halstead Gazette: Mayflower project holds top level talks with city council

7:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BOSSES behind a project to recreate a historic ship have entered into top level talks with a city with strong links to the vessel.

Flytipping spoiling our community

Halstead Gazette: Flytipping spoiling our community

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

"UNACCEPTABLE" flytipping is spoiling towns and villages as irresponsible residents dump everything from sofas and beds to everyday houshold waste.

Red arrows returning to Clacton Air Show

Halstead Gazette: Red arrows returning to Clacton Air Show

5:51pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE world’s most famous aeroplane squad is set to take to the sky in Clacton again later this year.

Magnets transform Maldon man's life after 18 years suffering with gastric reflux

Halstead Gazette: Russell Theobald

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A police officer whose life was blighted by gastric reflux for 18 years has had his life transformed by magnetic beads.

Police search after man flees from Alresford crash

Halstead Gazette: Essex Police launch appeal for stolen goods

5:12pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE are searching for a man following a car crash in Alresford.

Apology as Queen is unable to visit Braintree school at short notice

Halstead Gazette: HRH Queen Elizabeth II visits Blackburn Cathedral for Maundy service 17/04/2014

4:18pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The Queen will be visiting Felsted School and Chelmsford next month.

Close shave for mayor to raise charity cash

Halstead Gazette: Close shave for mayor to raise charity cash

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MAYOR has been robbed of his facial fuzz in the name of charity.

Ambulance called every two minutes in Essex

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

3:46pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AMBULANCE crews were called more than 3,000 times in Essex during the Easter break.

Francesca is top charity fundraiser

Halstead Gazette: webpix charity donation cash money collection

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

LITTLE Francesca Ferdinando-Bright has been declared a top charity fundraiser.

Danbury post office could move and open longer

Halstead Gazette: Ealing Broadway post office now open on Sundays

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A village post office could be moved and opened for longer.

Boost for passengers in Catch the Bus week

Halstead Gazette: Bus company announces shake-up of services

2:50pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

PASSENGERS in Essex are being given the chance to try the bus at a reduced fare as part of Catch the Bus Week 2014.

Colchester Half Marathon's fifth chosen charity announced

Halstead Gazette: Colchester Half Marathon's fifth chosen charity announced

2:28pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

ORGANISERS of the Colchester Half Marathon have chosen Headway Essex as the charity to benefit from next year’s race.

Russell's day in drag for charity

Halstead Gazette: Russell's day in drag for charity

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A CHARITABLE garage worker has taken things a step further in his quest to raise money for Cancer Research – by dressing up as a woman.

Helping the elderly and vulnerable on the home front

Halstead Gazette: Helping the elderly and vulnerable on the home front

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN initiative to help vulnerable elderly residents and families will be launched in Mistley.

Pat, 77, takes her first flight... and leaps back to earth

Halstead Gazette: Pat, 77, takes her first flight... and leaps back to earth

11:09am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

GRANDMOTHER Pat Newton’s first ever flight was one she won’t forget in a hurry - after she leapt out at 15,000 feet.

Poignant cricket festival in memory of special Rob

Halstead Gazette: Talented cricketer dies from leukaemia

10:54am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE head of English cricket and a war survivor were among hundreds who paid tribute to former Colchester cricketer Rob George.

Lifeboat launched after jet ski capsized

Halstead Gazette: Busy day for Burnham RNLI with two calls in the space of three hours

10:35am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

COASTGUARDS were called to help after a rider flipped over on his jet ski near St Osyth.

Morrisons favoured by people doing weekly shop

Halstead Gazette: Morrisons favoured by people doing weekly shop

10:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

MOST people in our area do their weekly shop in Morrisons.

School pupils given sculpture masterclass after winning countywide recycling competition

Halstead Gazette: School pupils given sculpture masterclass after winning countywide recycling competition

10:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

School pupils were helped to create a giant tree sculptor after winning a countywide recycling competition.

Pixie Lott, Tinie Tempah & Ceelo Green among 14 acts added to V Fest 2014

Halstead Gazette: STAR ACT: Pixie Lott

9:20am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POP stars including Pixie Lott, Tinie Tempah and Ceelo Green have been added to the bill of V Festival 2014.

Queen coming to Chelmsford

Halstead Gazette: HRH Queen Elizabeth II visits Blackburn Cathedral for Maundy service 17/04/2014

8:48am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The Queen will be visiting Chelmsford on Tuesday, May 6.

Plans on further police cuts to be revealed

Halstead Gazette: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation

7:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

PLANS on how Essex Police intend to make another £24million in cuts should be revealed next month.



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