In this week’s Halstead Gazette we speak to mother of two Lisa Field who was left homeless alongside her children after fleeing to a women’s refuge.

After months of uncertainty, staying in various safe camps across the country and on the sofas of family members, Lisa was finally granted a temporary flat by the council.

Lisa, who is currently sharing a bed with her two children, now says she should be prioritised in being housed properly despite a lengthy waiting list.

Elsewhere in tomorrow’s edition:

Braintree District Council has been accused of glossing over the problematic River Colne by including an old photo of the eyesore looking “beautiful” in its latest Town Plan.

A grieving grandmother has published a book to help others who have lost their grandchildren.

A popular fishing tackle shop has decided to finally hang up its hooks after 17 years.

Another person is said to have died as a result of the outbreak of the Strep A infection.

The Cedars Care Home has been told it needs to improve by healthcare regulation CQC, but its manager is confident of a good rating after the next visit.

The Bell Inn has yet again been included in the annual AA Pub Guide.

Blind veterans release choir record to mark Armed Forces Day.

All this and much more in this week’s Halstead Gazette, which hits shelves tomorrow.