Final day of campaign before vote

Halstead Gazette: Ed Miliband in Edinburgh on the campaign trail for the Scottish independence referendum

2:40am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Rivals on both sides of the Scotland's referendum debate will take to the streets today for one final day of campaigning before the historic ballot.

Ex-Ukip MEP faces fraud charges

Halstead Gazette: Sinclaire has been charged with money laundering and misconduct in public office

2:48am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A former Ukip MEP will appear before magistrates today accused of money laundering offences after an inquiry into her expense claims.

Man sought in missing Alice hunt

Halstead Gazette: Alice Gross was last seen walking near a canal

5:48pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Detectives investigating the disappearance of schoolgirl Alice Gross say they are searching for a man who has been missing for nearly two weeks.

Two killed in helicopter sea crash

Halstead Gazette: Handout still issued by the RNLI from footage showing them responding after a rashed into the sea at Flamborough, East Yorkshire killing two men.

3:23pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Two men died when a helicopter crashed into the sea today, police said.

New record high for property prices

Halstead Gazette: Property values in London are rising faster than the rest of the country

10:01am Tuesday 16th September 2014

House prices have reached a new record high of £272,000 across the UK as the average property value in London has topped half a million pounds for the first time, an official report shows.

Embattled police chief quits post

Halstead Gazette: South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright has now resigned

10:29am Tuesday 16th September 2014

South Yorkshire's police and crime commissioner has quit his post following weeks of pressure over the Rotherham sexual abuse scandal.

Waste site PFI decisions slammed

Halstead Gazette: The need for councils to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill follows a European Union directive.

12:03am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A spending watchdog has condemned funding decisions which resulted in grants worth £213.5 million being paid in three council areas even though promised new waste facilities had not been built.

Thousands of council jobs to go

Halstead Gazette: A further 6,000 jobs are set to be axed by Birmingham City Council over the next four years

6:52pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A further 6,000 jobs are set to be axed by Britain's largest local authority over the next four years, its leader has warned.

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