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Minor arson incidents in north Swindon quadruple

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people in Swindon to take extra care with how they store their rubbish, after a recent spike in deliberate fires. GV26/04/17 Thomas Kelsey

ARSON is on the rise in parts of north Swindon.

10:09am Thursday 27 April 2017

Scrapyard fire 'not arson attack'

The fire at the EMR depot on Gipsy Lane raged for much of Saturday morning. Picture: Paul Nicholls

THE fire that ripped through the yard of a metal recycling depot on Gipsy Lane in the early hours of Saturday morning is not thought to have been started deliberately.

11:00am Monday 17 April 2017

18 hurt in accidental bonfire blast at carnival in France

18 hurt in accidental bonfire blast at carnival in France

Five people are in hospital after being hit by chunks of burning wood in Villepinte.

9:13am Sunday 2 April 2017

Three injured in Paris clashes over police killing of Chinese man

Three injured in Paris clashes over police killing of Chinese man

Police say an officer fired in self-defence during a raid because the victim wounded an officer with a “bladed weapon”.

1:03pm Tuesday 28 March 2017

Man, 60, charged in NatWest bank hostage probe

Man, 60, charged in NatWest bank hostage probe

A staff member was held hostage at the branch in Bristol Road South, Birmingham, on Friday.

5:03pm Sunday 19 March 2017

Men who hauled burning bin away from home urged to come forward

Men who hauled burning bin away from home urged to come forward

POLICE are appealing for two men who helped alert the fire service to an incident of arson to get in touch.

12:38pm Tuesday 7 March 2017

Vandals target heritage railway

Roger Barber inspects vandalised carriages at Swindon and Cricklade Railway Picture: Dave Cox

VOLUNTEERS at Swindon and Cricklade Railway are in despair after vandals targeted their rolling stock yet again.

9:32am Saturday 18 February 2017

Dealer must serve at least 33 years for 'depraved' murder of mother-of-nine

Gareth Dack was convicted of murdering Norma Bell (Cleveland Police)

A depraved cocaine user who strangled a widowed foster mother in her home was guilty of a "savage act" and must serve at least 33 years in jail, a judge has said.

4:17am Thursday 2 February 2017

School arson figures 'are worrying'

Michael Gove has said school arson figures are deeply worrying

Police officers were called to schools to deal with reported arson attacks almost 3,000 times in the past two years, according to new figures released by the Tories.

7:17am Friday 22 May 2009

School arson figures 'are worrying'

Michael Gove has said school arson figures are deeply worrying

Police officers were called to schools to deal with reported arson attacks almost 3,000 times in the past two years, according to new figures released by the Tories.

7:12am Friday 22 May 2009
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