Group of men win equal pay claim

Halstead Gazette: Rob Cooze (left to right), Mike Betson and Nicholas Thomas are part of group of 18 men launching a pay discrimination case against their employers University of Wales, Trinity St Davids

3:32pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A group of men unhappy at being paid less than their female counterparts have won their equal pay claim in what is thought to be a landmark case.

DJ Kate crowned Queen of the Decks

Halstead Gazette: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are shown the DJ decks by Shane at the youth community centre The Northern Sound System in Adelaide

4:26am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The Duchess of Cambridge has been crowned the Queen of the Decks after discovering a hidden talent for DJ-ing.

Emotional Murray accepts honour

Halstead Gazette: Stirling Council provost Mike Robbins pats Andy Murray on the back after the Wimbledon champion made an emotional speech following his acceptance of the Freedom of Stirling

4:26am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Tennis star Andy Murray struggled to hold back tears as he was granted the freedom of Stirling on an emotional return to his home town.

'Fatal arson targeted wrong house'

Halstead Gazette: Seven men and a youth are on trial accused of murdering a mother and her three children who died when a fire engulfed their home

4:26am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

An innocent family perished in a petrol-fuelled blaze at their home when it was mistakenly targeted in a revenge attack following the fatal stabbing of a fitness coach, a court has heard.

UK debt £10bn higher than expected

Halstead Gazette: Monthly figures provided better news for George Osborne

11:01am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Britain's debt mountain was £10.7 billion higher than expected in the last financial year as it rose to more than three-quarters of gross domestic product (GDP), despite a fall in annual borrowing.

Trojan Horse probe schools named

Halstead Gazette: Sir Albert Bore said Ofsted was not intending to publish its final inspection reports until "the first or second week of May"

1:56pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A list of the schools Ofsted has been sent in to inspect over an alleged plot by Muslim hard-liners to seize control of governing bodies has been published.

Victim 'would be proud of Gerrard'

Halstead Gazette: Ronnie Gilhooley, whose son Jon-Paul was the youngest victim of the Hillsborough disaster

2:37pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Hillsborough's youngest victim would have been "very proud" of his cousin, the Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard, the inquest into the disaster heard today.

Hundreds apply for Mrs Farage's job

Halstead Gazette: Nigel Farage claimed that only his wife was capable of being his assistant

11:01am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Hundreds of British workers have come forward to challenge Nigel Farage's claim that only his German wife is capable of doing the job of being his assistant, an employment agency has said.

Madeleine police await Portugal OK

Halstead Gazette: British police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann hope to begin operations in Portugal soon

11:01am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

British detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are poised to stage operations on Portuguese soil.

Woman held over children's 'murder'

Halstead Gazette: A police officer carries some floral tributes at a house in New Malden, south London, after a woman was arrested following the discovery of three dead children at the address.

6:28am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A woman is being held by police on suspicion of murder after three young children were found dead at a house.

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