Personally, I've never heard much needle talk unless I am quite close to the turntable, not at my listening position. I have certainly never heard it from 8 metres away, that seems very unusual
I think it might be exacerbated by some other details of the system, not just the choice of cartridge. For example, the 9cc arm is very rigid and light, but measurements I have seen suggest the structure is completely undamped, so any vibration excited within the cartridge is not going to be attenuated. This could amplify the natural level of needle-talk, much like the original horn gramophone, though at a lower level.
Whatever the source of the trouble, I think it might be worth trying a bit of damping material at the headshell end, preferably something non-permanent in case it has other effects you don't like. You would obviously need to adjust the tracking force to compensate for the extra weight.
As an example, Van den Hul has applied a damping pad to the front of one of his top-end cartridges, which apparently eliminated needle talk completely. It looked like a small piece of red Velcro, or maybe felt, at the front of the open structure. A pad on top of the headshell might also work.
As to a change of cartridge, anything that doesn't energise the structure too much could potentially offer improvement. A moving-magnet (or moving-iron) cartridge of medium compliance or above might feed less vibrational energy into the arm than the average moving-coil. I used the Goldring 1042 you mention (and the earlier 1020 and 1040) for many years, and they gave good service in several different arms without stressing any of them (even a very "Basik" Linn LVV!).
If you want to stick with an MC cartridge, some of the better Project decks (roughly of the status of your Music Hall) come with an Ortofon MC. I used an MC15 (predecessor of the Vivo Red and Blue) as a replacement for the 1042, and certainly didn't notice any problems - in fact, the sound improved. The Vivo models use the same body design.