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Earls Colne WI proud to unveil banner to commemorate wars


10:30am Friday 31st October 2014

Members of a group were proud to finally unveil the banner they have worked on for the last three months.

Power to the pedestrians: Proposed new crossings will mean 10 car parking spaces will be lost


8:30am Friday 31st October 2014

Proposals to narrow Halstead’s High Street to make it easier to cross will mean up to 10 car parking spaces could be lost.

Earls Colne post office could be on the move - customers asked for views on relocation of branch

Gazette: VIBRANT: Cherry Orchard Post Office is set for a modernised look.

3:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A post office could move to a village shop.

Enjoy an evening of soul and motown classics


12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A great evening telling the story of soul and motown music through the decades is coming to Empire Theatre, in Butler Road, Halstead.

Maasai Warriors gave fantastic performance at St Andrews Church


9:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

The League of Friends of St. Andrews Church Halstead hosted a performance by the Osiligi Maasai Warriors in the church.

County Hall boss: It's up to you to help us save £237 million

Gazette: County councillor David Finch, head of finance at Essex County Council.

8:05am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE leader of Essex County Council has asked you to help it save £200,000 a day by picking up litter or checking on elderly neighbours.

UPDATE: Motorcyclist suffers life-changing injuries in Sible Hedingham crash - man arrested

Gazette: A361 closed at Sampford Peverell

5:14pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A motorcyclist has suffered life-changing injuries after he was involved in a crash in Sible Hedingham last night. 

Villagers in the pink for breast cancer charity


5:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Villagers dyed their hair pink to raise money for breast cancer charities.

Skate park vandalised a month after it was repaired


2:08pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Young people have spoken of their frustration after the newly refurbished skate park was vandalised.

Disney's Maleficient being shown in Sible


12:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Hedingham Community Cinema is bringing Disney’s Maleficent to the Hedingham Village Club, Station Road, Sible Hedingham.

Field could become designated as a centenary field


9:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A field might form an important part of the country’s centenary celebrations.

'We fear that Halstead's 4th fish and chip shop could attract anti-social behaviour'


5:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Residents fear that a fourth fish and shop in Halstead could become a magnet for criminal and anti-social behaviour.

Charity fundraiser aiming to walk across the world stops off in Halstead and Braintree


3:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A man aiming to walk the world passed through Braintree and Halstead.

Annual craft show coming to Castle Hedingham

Gazette: Win Weald of Kent Craft Show tickets

12:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Castle Hedingham’s annual craft show will be held in the Memorial Hall, in Church Lane, Castle Hedingham, on Saturday from 10.30am until 3pm.

Sponsored walk raises money for charity


9:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Thirty people took part in a sponsored walk for charity.

Footie ace's sideline gift for Connor


8:43am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Young fan gifted 'Psycho's' dug-out jacket

Horticultural society's late show will exhibit top quality chrysanthemums


3:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

Halstead Horticultural and Chrysanthemum Society is holding its second show on Sunday.

Fireworks lighting up Colne Engaine


12:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

Fireworks will be lighting up Colne Engaine Recreation Ground on Saturday.

Two Witham men arrested on suspicion of GBH after brawl outside Bar Sport


10:20am Monday 27th October 2014

Two men have been arrested following a brawl outside a sports bar.

Halloween activities across Halstead district


12:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

Everyone can get in the spirit of Halloween at a range of events across the Halstead district.

Nine children cautioned in the Halstead area in year and a half

Gazette: A man died after he was assaulted at a party being held at his partner's house, police said

9:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

Children as young as 13 have been cautioned for crimes in the Halstead area.

Mother of tragic teen Arran Tosh thanks Hedingham School pals


3:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

The mother of a Hedingham School boy who died suddenly from a brain tumour earlier this year has thanked her son’s former schoolmates and teachers for their fundraising efforts.

Watch Russian ballet by live broadcast

Gazette: Ballet

12:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A live broadcast of The Legend of Love by the Bolshoi Ballet is being shown at the Haverhill Arts Centre tomorrow.

Braintree doctors due to get golden hellos from next month


10:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

New doctors in Braintree will get “golden hellos” of up to £10,000 from next month to plug gaps at surgeries.

Nursery school receives outstanding Ofsted report


9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

A nursery school held a celebration morning after receiving an outstanding Ofsted report.

Sible Hedingham boy starts school two months late because he could not get a place at his village school


5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A boy has started school nearly two months late because he could not get a place locally.

Warning issued over spate of shed and garage burglaries

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

3:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Residents are being urged to keep their garages and sheds secure after a spate of burglaries.

Having issues with your mobile or tablet?

Gazette: Plans are being drawn up for a Shildon mobile phone app

1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Need help getting started with your mobile phone or tablet?

Halstead celebrates best town title in Britain in Bloom


9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Halstead has been crowned the best floral town in the country for the second time at the Britain in Bloom awards.

Fundraising quiz for Halstead in Bloom

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

6:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Halstead in Bloom are holding a fund raising quiz tomorrow night at the Halstead Conservative Club, in High Street, Halstead.

Ice cream making equipment stolen from two vans

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Ice cream making equipment worth £8,000 has been stolen from two vans.

£800 worth of tools stolen from van

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

3:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

More than £800 worth of tools have been stolen from a van.

Who needs real pumpkins when you can recycle them - from wood


12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

There is something a bit different about these spooky pumpkins.

River watch volunteers needed in Halstead


10:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Volunteers are needed to help monitor wildlife on the River Colne.

Get involved in an oral history project

Gazette: Some of the members of Halstead 21st Century Group

9:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A group is hoping to capture people’s memories of Halstead during the Second World War.

Brownie tea shop a big success


5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A bit of Brownie magic has helped raise more than £500 for charity.

Funds granted for war memorial restoration


3:06pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A village war memorial will be restored after the parish council was given a £12,855 grant to carry out work.

Halstead gets a new ambulance

Gazette: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

3:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Halstead has a new ambulance - but there will not be an extra one for the town.

Car crashes into restaurant

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A car has crashed into a restaurant.

Tributes to popular local postie


12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A popular former postie has passed away after serving Halstead for more than 30 years.

Peacocks causing a flap in village


10:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Three pesky peacocks are causing a flap in a village.

Braintree musician teams up with top American comedian for show this weekend


9:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A musician is teaming up with a comedian who works on the famous Late Show with David Letterman.

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.

Halstead children get taste of sport at Olympic venue


5:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Children were given the chance to play sport at two Olympic venues under the guidance of expert coaches.

Small amount of cannabis found in Earls Colne pub

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

3:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A man has been reported for possession of cannabis after a search warrant was carried out at an Earls Colne pub.

Enjoy a Vivaldi evening

Gazette: Didcot Sings

12:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

St Andrews church is holding a bring and sing Vivaldi’s Gloris evening on Sunday from 6.30pm.

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.



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