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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

Murder accused tried to destroy evidence with gas explosion, court told

Widowed mother-of-nine Norma Bell was found in her terraced home in Hartlepool after a fire (Cleveland Police/PA)

A penniless thief murdered a widow who had fostered more than 50 children then tried to destroy the evidence in an explosion, a court has heard.

2:00pm Friday 13 January 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

OAP tells of his fears after bin is set alight

Pensioner Ted Spalding with the remnants of his burnt-out bin
                       Picture: DAVE COX

A PENSIONER has told of his shock after his recycling bins were set on fire by vandals earlier this week.

4:44pm Friday 27 January 2017

Two arrested after Hornchurch flats explosion

Emergency services at the scene of the explosion in Hornchurch, east London

Two men have been arrested after an explosion at a block of flats caused the building to partially collapse.

12:29am Tuesday 24 January 2017

Two arrested over Hornchurch flats blast

Emergency services at the scene of the explosion in Hornchurch, east London

Two men have been arrested after an explosion at a block of flats.

8:07pm Monday 23 January 2017

Widow who fostered more than 50 children murdered with cable, court told

Widowed mother-of-nine Norma Bell was found in her terraced home in Hartlepool after a fire (Cleveland Police/PA Wire)

A penniless thief murdered an elderly widow who had fostered over 50 children before using her phone to ring a sex chatline and then setting her house on fire, a court heard.

3:04am Thursday 12 January 2017

2016: A year in pictures - July and August

Library protests, Civic offices. GV.15/06/16 Thomas Kelsey.

Here is our thought-provoking round-up of the year... we bring you July and August.

9:22am Thursday 29 December 2016
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