December 19 2013 Latest news:
A peer jailed for expenses fraud has defended regularly “clocking in” to claim a £300 daily attendance allowance despite spending less than 40 minutes inside the House of Lords, it has been alleged.
The leader of the House of Lords has said he is dismayed by reports by reports an Essex peer regularly “clocked in” to claim a £300 daily attendance allowance, despite spending less than 40 minutes inside the House of Lords.
Heartless thieves have made off with Christmas presents including iPads, jewellery and a Ralph Lauren jumper in two burglaries.
Three people have been arrested on suspicion of an estimated £2.4million VAT fraud alleged to be connected to Great Leighs racecourse, near Braintree.
Serious injuries have been sustained in a crash in Blake End, Rayne.
Braintree Town missed out on the chance to reach the last 16 of the FA Trophy, missing out on £6,000 in the process, after a 3-1 home defeat to Skrill Premier Division rivals Lincoln City.