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Man charged after fatal crash


8:18am Tuesday 21st October 2014

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

Fast food litter crackdown hailed a success


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

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


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


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

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.

Do you recognise any of this stolen jewellery?


1:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Does any of this stolen jewellery belong to you?

Toy sale to raise money for charity


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


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

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


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.

Environment Agency has received 44 complaints about food waste plant


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.

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

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


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.

Young girl riding high after competing at prestigious competition


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


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

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

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


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

Gazette: Didcot Sings

9:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Halstead Conservative Club has two events lined up.

Family pay tribute to "lovely" Millie Brown


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


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

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


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


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


5:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

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

Beautiful double rainbow captured by readers


3:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

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

Rising star wins trophy dancing with her dad


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


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


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

Gazette: Didcot Sings

12:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Get ready for Halstead’s monthly tea dance.

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


9:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

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

Georgie Fame performing at Sturmer Hall


3:00pm Monday 13th October 2014

Georgie Fame is performing a concert at Sturmer Hall.

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


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

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

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.

Guy Fawkes competition returning to Halstead

Gazette: Guy Fawkes: Criminal or Framed?

9:00am Monday 13th October 2014

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

Busy month for Empire Theatre

Gazette: Curtains raised: The Theatre Royal

12:00pm Sunday 12th October 2014

October is set to be a busy month for Empire Theatre in Halstead.

Braintree High Street closed as police investigate early morning disturbance that left three men injured


11:20am Sunday 12th October 2014

Braintree High Street remains closed as police investigate a fight that left three men injured.

Harvest Festival celebrations in Halstead District

Gazette: Winchester Cathedral celebrates harvest festival weekend

9:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

Celebrate the Harvest Festival in both Little Maplestead and Gestingthorpe.

MP Brooks Newmark announces he will stand down at General Election - days after saying he would seek re-election

Gazette: Halstead: Hundreds sign petition opposing solar farms

6:50pm Saturday 11th October 2014

Braintree and Halstead's MP said he will stand down from Parliament at the next General Election - days after telling cconstituents he would seek re-election.

Enjoy a walk in the countryside

Gazette: Take a walk in Greenwich

12:00pm Saturday 11th October 2014

The North West Essex Ramblers are having their next walk tomorrow.

Charity quiz for two great causes

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

9:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

Great Maplestead is holding a quiz night to raise money for the village hall and St Giles Church.

Essex County Council's money-saving bus review to be published before the end of the year

Gazette: Essex County Council

12:30pm Friday 10th October 2014

A REVIEW into how some buses are funded by Essex County Council is to be published later this year.

Caring man undertaking sponsored walk for charity


12:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

A man has been inspired to organise a sponsored walk after hearing about Braintree District Mencap.

School for pupils with speech and communication difficulties approved for Essex


10:30am Friday 10th October 2014

A school for pupils with speech, language and communication difficulties has been approved to open in Essex, but is yet to find a site.

Market could be on the move

Gazette: Halstead: Shoppers agree market needs boost

8:30am Friday 10th October 2014

The former EMD factory site could become an indoor market.

Music tutor banned from teaching indefinitely after spying on woman in shower

Gazette: Churchman who filmed woman in the toilet avoids jail

5:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A freelance music tutor has been barred from teaching indefinitely admitting that he secretly filmed a woman showering and going to the toilet.

Brewery wins two awards


12:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A local brewery is hopping with delight after its ale was given two awards.

'Somewhere over the Rainbow' plagues retired Coggeshall cleaner with musical hallucinations


10:30am Thursday 9th October 2014

A retired school cleaner who has been plagued with constant music playing for four years feels she is now at breaking point.



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