Pain threshold 'decided by genes'

Halstead Gazette: Four genes may help decide a person's pain threshold, a US study says after research into genes in people diagnosed with chronic pain

12:12am Monday 21st April 2014

Four genes may help decide a person's pain threshold, research has shown.

Flood repairs 'bring peace of mind'

Halstead Gazette: The EA has been given an extra £270m to maintain flood defences

12:08am Monday 21st April 2014

Flood protection has been restored to over 100,000 homes damaged by extreme winter weather.

UK is a plural society, PM told

Halstead Gazette: Prime Minister David Cameron has been accused of "mischaracterising" the UK

12:12am Monday 21st April 2014

David Cameron's controversial claim that Britain is a "Christian country" risks sowing "alienation and division" in society, a group of leading public figures has warned.

Affordable lenders 'need £450m aid'

Halstead Gazette: A think tank has called for action to be taken to boost competition to payday lenders

12:08am Monday 21st April 2014

A £450 million levy on the consumer credit industry should be used to create a "new generation" of affordable lenders to take on Britain's legal loan sharks, a leading think tank has said.

Move spend '£8,248 with stamp duty'

Halstead Gazette: Rising stamp duty costs helped to hike the average expense of moving home to £8,248, a Lloyds Bank report found

12:08am Monday 21st April 2014

Surging stamp duty costs have helped to push the average expense of moving home to £8,248, a report has found.

Teachers 'abused by pupils online'

Halstead Gazette: NASUWT general secretary Chris Keates said that technology had transformed the lives of teachers and pupils

12:12am Monday 21st April 2014

Children as young as seven are posting abusive comments and making threats against teachers on social media websites, it has been claimed.

Coren Mitchell makes poker history

Halstead Gazette: Victoria Coren Mitchell, pictured with her husband David, pulled off a major poker win

10:33pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Television presenter and journalist Victoria Coren Mitchell went all in to scoop nearly £400,000 and make poker history tonight.

Jenkins to wed filmmaker boyfriend

Halstead Gazette: Katherine Jenkins with partner Andrew Levitas after she received her OBE from Buckingham Palace

10:33pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Classical music star Katherine Jenkins has announced that she is to marry.

Firms face 'ownership register'

Halstead Gazette: Business Secretary Vince Cable wants to tackle the "darker side of capitalism"

12:02am Monday 21st April 2014

Legislation requiring companies to declare publicly who are their true owners is set to be included in the Queen's Speech in a crackdown on tax evasion and money laundering, Business Secretary Vince Cable has signalled.

Malignant melanoma rates increase

Halstead Gazette: People are urged to use a sun protection factor of at least 15 as it was revealed malignant melanoma cases are on the rise

12:12am Monday 21st April 2014

Rates of malignant melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, are five times higher in the UK than they were in the 1970s, new figures show.

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