Royal Mint cashes in with tiny coin

Halstead Gazette: The coin is the smallest the Royal Mint has produced since the Norman Conquest in 1066

11:07am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A tiny coin measuring 8mm across has been unveiled as the smallest created by the Royal Mint in nearly 1,000 years.

Bride-to-be drowned in holiday pool

Halstead Gazette: Coroner Andrew Bradley said post-mortem examinations gave a cause of death consistent with drowning for Emma Campbell

11:07am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A bride-to-be drowned in the swimming pool of her family's holiday home in Menorca on the morning that she was going to view the church where she was to be married, an inquest has heard.

Ex-MI6 chief's tracking warning

Halstead Gazette: Sir John Scarlett said that there is a "generational divide"

11:37am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Parents must be aware that their children can be tracked online by "predators", the former head of MI6 has warned.

250,000 more over-65s in work - DWP

Halstead Gazette: Steve Webb says the UK must "wake up to the needs and expectations of today's workforce"

10:54am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Almost 250,000 more people over the age of 65 have stayed in work since the default retirement age was abolished three years ago, according to figures.

Tesco £250m overstatement probed

Halstead Gazette: Details of a Tesco overstatement emerged in an announcement last week

7:19am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The City regulator has launched a probe into a £250 million overstatement of half-year profit by Tesco.

Alice murder probe after body found

Halstead Gazette: Alice Gross was last seen more than a month ago

1:09am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The hunt for the prime suspect in the disappearance of teenager Alice Gross looks set to escalate after search teams found a body in a river and launched a murder inquiry.

Parents' plea to 'Syria-bound' girl

Halstead Gazette: The parents of 15-year-old Yusra Hussien, who is believed to be heading to join extremists in Syria, have urged her to come home

12:37pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

The parents of missing 15-year-old schoolgirl Yusra Hussien, who is believed to be heading to Syria after becoming radicalised, have urged her to come home.

Ex-Guantanamo inmate case dropped

Halstead Gazette: Moazzam Begg appeared in court via video link

11:07am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg has been dramatically cleared of a string of terrorist offences linked to the civil war in Syria.

Teacher 'may have been low risk'

Halstead Gazette: Martin Goldberg was found dead in his home

11:07am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A teacher found to have covertly filmed children, after he was discovered dead, may have been assessed as a "low risk" by detectives, a police and crime commissioner (PCC) has said.

F-word rant in new Cheryl single

Halstead Gazette: RAF Tornados arrive back at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus

10:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini appears to be taking the X in X Factor to heart by releasing a new single with expletives in the chorus.



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