Ex-MI6 chief's tracking warning

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Sir John Scarlett said that there is a "generational divide"

11:37am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Parents must be aware that their children can be tracked online by "predators", the former head of MI6 has warned.

250,000 more over-65s in work - DWP

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Steve Webb says the UK must "wake up to the needs and expectations of today's workforce"

10:54am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Almost 250,000 more people over the age of 65 have stayed in work since the default retirement age was abolished three years ago, according to figures.

Driver jailed for three-death crash

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Jak Parker egged on another motorist to race and caused a horrific crash in Front Street, Shotton Colliery which killed three women (Durham Police/PA)

2:09pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A driver who egged on another motorist to race and caused a horrific crash which killed three women has been jailed for 12 and a half years.

Tesco £250m overstatement probed

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Details of a Tesco overstatement emerged in an announcement last week

7:19am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The City regulator has launched a probe into a £250 million overstatement of half-year profit by Tesco.

Alice murder probe after body found

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Alice Gross was last seen more than a month ago

1:09am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The hunt for the prime suspect in the disappearance of teenager Alice Gross looks set to escalate after search teams found a body in a river and launched a murder inquiry.

Ex-Guantanamo inmate case dropped

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Moazzam Begg appeared in court via video link

11:07am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg has been dramatically cleared of a string of terrorist offences linked to the civil war in Syria.

Mother's plea to missing daughter

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The parents of 15-year-old Yusra Hussien, who is believed to be heading to join extremists in Syria, have urged her to come home

12:37pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

The mother of a missing schoolgirl feared to be heading to Syria after becoming radicalised online has made an emotional plea for her to "please, please come back".

Royal Mint cashes in with tiny coin

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The coin is the smallest the Royal Mint has produced since the Norman Conquest in 1066

11:07am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A tiny coin measuring 8mm across has been unveiled as the smallest created by the Royal Mint in nearly 1,000 years.

Bride-to-be drowned in holiday pool

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Coroner Andrew Bradley said post-mortem examinations gave a cause of death consistent with drowning for Emma Campbell

11:07am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A bride-to-be drowned in the swimming pool of her family's holiday home in Menorca on the morning that she was going to view the church where she was to be married, an inquest has heard.

Teacher 'may have been low risk'

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Martin Goldberg was found dead in his home

11:07am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A teacher found to have covertly filmed children, after he was discovered dead, may have been assessed as a "low risk" by detectives, a police and crime commissioner (PCC) has said.






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