Sainsbury's has given up plans to expand its Halstead store after it had wanted to knock into the postal depot next door.

The national retailer had drawn up plans to expand the store up to three years ago.

However, a spokesman stressed that although the firm was looking at expansion options and intended to meet with Braintree Council officers, they are no longer going ahead with any particular one.

See this week's Halstead Gazette for the full story.