2,800 sex crimes in British schools

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The Department for Education said safeguarding arrangements in schools are inspected regularly to ensure all abuse allegations are taken seriously

3:39am Saturday 23rd August 2014

More than 2,800 sex crimes alleged to have taken place in British schools have been reported to police in the past three years.

Hunt reforms hospital parking rules

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Jeremy Hunt said patients and families should not have to deal with the added stress of unfair parking charges

10:44pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Relatives of chronically ill patients must be given free or cheap hospital parking under new rules announced by the Government.

Kellie Maloney in CBB quit threat

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Kellie Maloney told Celebrity Big Brother housemates that she felt weak and vulnerable

11:03pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Celebrity Big Brother star Kellie Maloney broke down in tears and dramatically threatened to quit the show tonight.

Russian aid convoy 'provocative'

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Vladimir Putin defended sending an aid convoy to Ukraine

6:27pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Britain has accused Moscow of "provocative acts" after Russian lorries said to contain humanitarian aid entered Ukraine without permission.

BBC 'cover up' over Sir Cliff raid

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The BBC has been accused of a cover-up in events concerning the police raid on Sir Cliff Richard's house

5:25pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The BBC has been accused of a "cover up" over its role in the police raid on Sir Cliff Richard's flat following sexual assault allegations.

EDF pays £3m for complaint failings

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: EDF Energy breached complaint handling rules, watchdog Ofgem found

7:20am Friday 22nd August 2014

EDF Energy is the latest of the Big Six energy companies to pay out millions after an investigation by watchdog Ofgem found it had breached complaint handling rules.

Jamieson delighted by PCC poll win

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: David Jamieson is a former Labour transport minister

3:21am Friday 22nd August 2014

Labour has won the West Midlands police and crime commissioner (PCC) by-election with just over half of the vote, amid concern over low turnout.

Strictly plunge for Towie's Wright

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Mark Wright will compete in Strictly Come Dancing

9:27pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Strictly Come Dancing bosses are hoping Mark Wright will bring a bit of Essex-appeal to the dance floor after he signed up for the hit ballroom show.

Swimming champion gains six GCSEs

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Olympic champion Ruta Meilutyte got six GCSEs (Plymouth College/PA)

4:51pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Olympic swimming champion and world record holder Ruta Meilutyte has added six GCSEs to her impressive haul of sporting successes.

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