Drug 'kills dividing cancer cells'

Halstead Gazette: A new drug has been shown to eradicate aggressive human lung cancers transplanted into mice while producing few side effects

7:01pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A drug that kills cancer cells as they try to divide has shown "dramatic" results in early research, paving the way to potentially curative treatments.

Shamed Evans asks for second chance

Halstead Gazette: Ched Evans making a statement with his girlfriend Natasha Massey.

3:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Shamed footballer and convicted rapist Ched Evans has asked for a "second chance" to resume his playing career after making a fresh bid to clear his name upon his release from prison.

Fake Premier League star jailed

Halstead Gazette: Former professional footballer Medi Abalimba who tried to pass himself off as Chelsea player Gael Kakuta

2:37pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A failed footballer who enjoyed a champagne lifestyle by pretending to be a Premier League star has been jailed for four years for a £163,000 fraud.

Adams challenged on sex row 'exile'

Halstead Gazette: Mairia Cahill says her claims of rape were covered up by Sinn Fein and the IRA

2:04pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has been challenged by the Irish Government to reveal if IRA rapists and paedophiles were exiled to the Irish Republic.

Red Cross rejects Ukip song cash

Halstead Gazette: Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read has apologised for his Ukip Calypso

10:32am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A leading charity has said it will refuse proceeds from sales of a controversial Ukip-supporting song as it is party political and contains an attack on refugees and asylum seekers.

Wilko Johnson 'cured' of cancer

Halstead Gazette: Wilko Johnson said he has been cured of cancer

2:57am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Guitarist Wilko Johnson said he has been "cured" of cancer a couple of years after being told he had only months to live.

Archbishop 'ashamed' over abuse

Halstead Gazette: Archbishop of York John Sentamu said he was ashamed that more was not done to protect children

12:15pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The Archbishop of York has said he is "deeply ashamed" after a report into allegations of child abuse by a former cathedral dean found "systemic failures" by the Church of England.

Reforms 'helping people into work'

Halstead Gazette: The new Universal Credit will be in place in more than 90 jobcentres by Christmas

11:34am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The Government has defended its flagship welfare reform scheme, insisting it is helping people into work.

Ebola preparation 'well on the way'

Halstead Gazette: Staff from North East Ambulance Service and the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle take part in a national exercise to test Britain's readiness for an Ebola outbreak

7:15pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

NHS workers are not all yet fully prepared for a possible Ebola case but preparations are "well on the way", Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies said.

Soldier dies after Canada shootings

Halstead Gazette: Emergency personnel tend to a soldier shot at the National Memorial near Parliament Hill in Ottawa (AP Photo/The Canadian Press)

9:09pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A Canadian soldier shot at the National War Memorial in Ottawa has died.

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