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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

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

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

Berlin suspect a failed asylum seeker who was monitored by security agencies

People stand around candles and flowers at the reopened Christmas market in Berlin (AP/Markus Schreiber)

A prime suspect in the Berlin Christmas market massacre has been identified as a Tunisian failed asylum seeker who was already on authorities' radar.

11:05am Thursday 22 December 2016

Police name woman who died in Rodbourne fire

Andraya Lyons (nee Webb)

WILTSHIRE Police have released the name of the woman they believed was found dead at a house in Rodbourne after a fire early on Saturday.

3:25pm Monday 12 December 2016
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