In this week’s Halstead Gazette we take a look at the benefits cheat who has a £300k villa in sunny Spain, despite claiming tax relief for a home in Sible Hedingham.

An arrest warrant for the renegade has now been issued.

Elsewhere in the paper:

A public inquiry has now opened to decide whether 71 news homes should be built in Mount Hill.

Highly revered author Jaqueline Wilson has come out in support of the campaign to save Essex libraries.

A brazen thief who stole £30k worth of glasses from a Halstead opticians has been jailed for more than two years.

Conservative MP James Cleverly pulls out of leadership race less than a week after announcing he would be running.

‘Take us seriously over road danger’ – Concerned mum urges council to take residents’ concerns over narrow road seriously following crash.

Tributes have poured in for a Halstead landlord who spent nearly 20 years behind the bars of three different watering holes.

New church room will boost community involvement.

Businesses have finally moved into office building after nearly two years