In this week's Halstead Gazette, we report on fears that county line drugs gangs may already be in the area.

Former police officer and newly elected councillor Pete Caulfield has organised a meeting to make local parents aware of the dangers of these gangs who groom youngsters into getting involved with their drug distribution.

Elsewhere in the paper we have:

A man who is cycling 190 miles in memory of his friend, Keira.

Beauty queen, Annie, is getting back into pageants after a rocky few years.

The owner of 10 outta 10 has designed a filtration system to help reduce plastic pollution in washing machines. He is now doing a 1,100 mile trek to raise the funds to produce his creation.

Jordan Partridge, a footballer who was forced to retire following a career-ending accident, has been honoured with a charity football match raising money for the organisation which helped him.

An inquest has heard Former Halstead Town striker Reis Farley-Hearn, lost control of his vehicle moments before he was involved in a fatal head-on collision just six days before Christmas last year.

A man is so shocked by the sight of a dying deer, he is calling for the speed limit on Church Road in Greenstead Green to be lowered from 30pmh to 20mph.

A shop worker spent her Saturday afternoon in a paddling pool of slime to raise funds for Make-A-Wish Foundation, raising hundreds of pounds.

Game of Thrones fans who are missing the show can now visit a number of Essex landmarks to experience the times following the renaming of the county, Essos. Hedingham Castle is one of the many places fans are encouraged to tale a look at.

A nursery in Castle Hedingham has been granted a cash grant for a huge revamp.

And we take a look at some of the best snaps from last weekend's Hedingham Dog Day, organised by Selina Fitzgerald of Hedingham Hounds.