Tag bid to cut alcohol-linked crime

Halstead Gazette: The tags register alcohol consumption but do not monitor movement or where people are

7:50am Thursday 31st July 2014

People who repeatedly commit alcohol-related crime will be forced to wear ankle tags that monitor if they are still drinking, under a year-long pilot scheme.

Bolt criticism would be shame - Hoy

Halstead Gazette: Sir Chris Hoy, right, and Usain Bolt at the Games

4:42am Thursday 31st July 2014

Olympic legend Sir Chris Hoy has said it would be "a shame" if sprint superstar Usain Bolt had criticised the Commonwealth Games.

Footballer charged with assault

Halstead Gazette: West Ham footballer Ravel Morrison has been charged with assaulting two women

8:54am Thursday 31st July 2014

Former Manchester United footballer Ravel Morrison has been charged with assaulting two women.

Border staff 'unprepared for Ebola'

Halstead Gazette: Border Control staff say they are unprepared for an Ebola emergency

6:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Border staff do not feel adequately prepared to deal with the possibility of people with Ebola coming to the UK and need more information about the threat, a union leader said.

Litvinenko death inquiry to open

Halstead Gazette: Marina Litvinenko had pressed for a public inquiry

3:34am Thursday 31st July 2014

A public inquiry into the death of poisoned spy Alexander Litvinenko will be formally opened today.

Average house price hits new record

Halstead Gazette: House price rises slowed in July as new mortgage lending rules took effect

7:39am Thursday 31st July 2014

House prices increased to another new all-time high of £188,949 on average in July but the pace of growth is slowing, Nationwide has reported.

British Gas profits plunge 26%

Halstead Gazette: Profits at British Gas fell 26% to £265 million as earnings were dented by mild weather

7:50am Thursday 31st July 2014

British Gas profits fell by a quarter in the first half of the year, owner Centrica reported today as it came under renewed pressure over household bills.

Bieber taunts Bloom after Ibiza row

Halstead Gazette: Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is reported to have taunted actor Orlando Bloom after an altercation in Ibiza

7:51am Thursday 31st July 2014

Justin Bieber has seemingly taunted British actor Orlando Bloom after their reported altercation in Ibiza, posting a picture on his Instagram account of the Lord Of The Rings star crying.

Ex-Philip aide on child sex charges

Halstead Gazette: An ex-equerry to the Duke of Edinburgh is facing three historic indecent charges involving a girl of about 12

2:02am Thursday 31st July 2014

A former aide to the Duke of Edinburgh has been accused of sexually abusing a girl in the early 1970s.

Charles views rural life and art

Halstead Gazette: Prince Charles is visiting an art exhibition in the far north of Scotland

3:34am Thursday 31st July 2014

The Prince of Wales will experience rural life and art during a trip to the northernmost tip of Britain.

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