Sir Hugh 'didn't want top Met job'

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: President of the Association of Chief Police Officers Sir Hugh Orde

2:16pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Sir Hugh Orde has said that he "didn't want" the top job at the Metropolitan Police, despite applying for the post on two occasions.

Church to reopen after flooding

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The parishioners of St Peter and St John's Church in Moorland have been unable to gather for worship for around 90 days.

12:31pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A congregation will gather at their Somerset parish church for Easter Sunday tomorrow, the first service to be held there since massive floods devastated the area.

Road cameras 'pose privacy threat'

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter warned members of the public could have their privacy impacted upon by roadside cameras

7:19am Saturday 19th April 2014

There is a "very real risk" that members of the public are having their privacy impacted upon by the network of roadside surveillance in the UK, the Government's new Surveillance Camera Commissioner has warned.

Ex- Radio 4's Derek Cooper dies

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Derek Cooper, former presenter of BBC Radio 4's The Food Programme, has died

10:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

Former BBC Radio 4 presenter Derek Cooper has died at the age of 88, the BBC has confirmed.

Three charged over doorstep attack

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: A police officer outside a property in Tividale, near Tipton where a 19-year-old woman was doused in high-strength cleaning fluid

9:23am Saturday 19th April 2014

Police have charged three people after an investigation into a doorstep attack which left a 19-year-old woman with serious burns.

Kate takes controls in fighter jet

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The Duchess of Cambridge sits in the cockpit of a Super Hornet during a visit to RAAF base Amberley

7:17am Saturday 19th April 2014

It was an offer the Duke of Cambridge probably thought his wife could not refuse - jumping in the back seat of his fighter jet.

Man remanded after firearms seized

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: A man has appeared in court accused of firearms offences.

6:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A gardener has been remanded in custody in connection with firearms offences after Scotland Yard claimed to have seized one of its biggest gun hauls.

Teachers to debate pay row action

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Teachers are considering fresh strikes

6:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Teachers are today expected to back fresh walkouts in the summer if progress is not made in resolving a bitter dispute over pay, pensions and conditions.

Republican Crossan shot in office

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: A police officer patrols the area close to where a prominent dissident republican was shot dead in west Belfast (AP)

6:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Dissident republican Tommy Crossan was shot dead in Belfast yesterday, police have confirmed, saying he was shot several times while he sat in an office.

Burned boy critical in special unit

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: A seven-year-old boy is being treated for serious burns after reports that he was "on fire" in a city street in Aberdeen

9:23am Saturday 19th April 2014

A young boy who was badly burned in a city street has been moved to a specialist hospital unit where he is in a critical condition, police said.






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