Tuesday, July 25, 2017

FSA announce new measures for food outlets serving rare burgers

THE Food Standards Agency today agreed that the preparation and service of rare burgers in food outlets is unacceptable unless a validated and verified food safety management plan is in place. The FSA’s long-standing advice to consumers that they should...

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...

VIDEO: Vulcan bows out with Red Arrows guard of honour at Air Tattoo

THE last airworthy Vulcan bowed out of the public eye in a blaze of glory at the Royal International Air Tattoo yesterday. In its final outing, The delta-winged XH558 was given a guard of honour by the accompanying Red Arrows at...

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...

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...

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...

Forecasters predict EIGHT INCHES of snow across parts of Britain this weekend

FORECASTERS are warning parts of Britain could be hit by up to eight inches of snow this weekend. The cold conditions will begin to set in on Friday, with temperatures plunging 12 degrees colder than they were last week. Nights will...

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...

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...

Convicted murderer escapes from nearby prison

A CONVICTED murderer has absconded from a nearby prison just over the county border in South Gloucestershire. HMP Leyhill inmate Andrew Senior, 46, has not been seen since 4.45pm on Monday. He was due to report for a role check at...

Top cop says cash-strapped police may no longer attend burglaries

VICTIMS of house burglaries can no longer expect a police visit after one of Britain's most senior officers suggested the cash-strapped force will prioritise other crimes. The head of the National Police Chiefs' Council, Sara Thornton, believes attention will shift from...
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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...

150,000-strong crowds thrilled by RIAT spectacular

A BUMPER crowd of almost 150,000 people were treated to a spectacular display of aviation from across the globe during the three-day Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford. The highlights included a massed flypast of vintage warbirds to mark...

Woman crashes into local fish van while using sex aid

A FEMALE driver smashed into the back of a Cirencester fish van - while pleasuring herself with a sex toy. The woman, in her 30s, was stuck in static in traffic when the Mini she was driving  lurched forward and...

Gatwick North Terminal evacuated over safety fears following Paris terror attacks

THE North Terminal at Gatwick Airport has been evacuated due to safety concerns over a “suspicious article”. The move comes amid heightened security measures following last night’s terror atrocities in Paris, in which more than 120 people were killed. Sussex Police...