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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.

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.



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