Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Chance to board Gipsy Moth IV at open weekend

THERE will be the chance to board Gipsy Moth IV, the yacht in which Sir Francis Chichester became the first sailor to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe 50 years ago, at Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour in Hampshire on Saturday. A new...

P!nk link: Debunking ‘popstar moving to the area’ story

LOCAL levels of excitement have been stirring following reports that music superstar P!nk is giving up the Los Angeles lifestyle for the more sedate surroundings of Bath. Bad news (or good news depending on your disposition); the story appears...

Argos and Matalan recall toys due to serious safety fears

TWO retail giants have recalled toys due to ‘serious' fears over children’s health and safety. Argos has issued an urgent warning over their Chad Valley Pipsie the Interactive Horse because of a fault which may cause a choking hazard. A Trading...

Local shopping centre second on list of UK destinations for Chinese tourists

MORE than three million Chinese tourists are flooding into the UK every year to see an unlikely local landmark. Bicester Village shopping centre, the designer outlet just over the county border in Oxfordshire, has become a Mecca for a legion of...

Wiltshire residents should “be aware” of wanted man Charlie Broadway after fatal double shooting

POLICE are hunting for 23-year-old Charlie Broadway after a double shooting in Somerset last night left one man dead and another injured. Broadway remains wanted by the investigation team following the incident at a residential site near Ilton shortly before...

Gym chain blasted over “fat-shaming” alien abduction billboard

A NATIONAL gym chain has been blasted for putting up a giant billboard saying fat people will be abducted by ALIENS. The controversial 20ft-high poster was put up to advertise Fit4Less on the side of a Co-operative store overlooking a busy road. It...
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VIDEO: One feared dead, major incident declared as building collapses at Didcot power station

A MAJOR incident has been declared, with several casualties and one reported death, after a building collapsed this afternoon at Didcot power station. Emergency services are currently dealing with the aftermath. The deputy leader of Oxfordshire county council, Rodney Rose, has...

Police keeping “open mind” over severed foot mystery as forensics get to work 

THE severed human foot discovered in a Bath park today has been sent for forensic analysis in an attempt to identify who it belonged to, police have confirmed. The grim discovery was made shortly after 8am today when a dog...

CSI team descend on Bath park as dog finds severed human foot

A SEVERED human foot has been unearthed in a park in Bath this morning. Simon Clarke was walking his dog with partner Nicky Jeffries in the southern corner of Weston Park at around 8am when they encountered a woman whose...

Winning the war?: Cancer deaths down by 10 per cent

CANCER death rates in the UK have fallen by nearly 10 per cent over 10 years according to the latest analysis by Cancer Research UK. This now means that in 2013, 284 out of every 100,000 people in the UK...

Widow’s horror as adult video is played at funeral of husband and baby boy

A GRIEVING woman watched on in horror as hardcore pornography was played at the funeral of her husband and baby boy who had both died in a tragic New Year’s Eve crash. Hundreds had gathered at a crematorium in Cardiff...

Cirencester man accused of helping IS recruit British teenage terrorist

A MAN from Cirencester has denied playing a part in helping IS recruit a British teenager to prepare for an act of terrorism. Forhad Rahman has gone on trial at the Old Bailey alongside Kristen Brekke from Cardiff and Adeel...

Genius: Stars pay tribute following death of David Bowie

STARS from around the world have paid tribute to David Bowie following the death of the music icon. Bowie succumbed to an 18-month cancer battle, just days after his 69th birthday and the release of his final album. News of the...

Cotswolds charity lends support to troops in Iraq

A CHARITY based in Fairford is providing practical support for the UK military engaged in military operations in Iraq. The RAF Charitable Trust, which organises the annual Royal International Air Tattoo,  has provided significant support to the personnel deployed with...

Can you help identify ‘unknown’ man found wandering streets?

WEST Mercia Police are desperately appealing to the public for help identifying a man who was found wandering in the Credenhill area of Hereford on Saturday evening, 7 November. The man, who has given his name as Roger Curry, was...