Brother willing to die in Syria

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Abubaker Deghayes speaking from his home after he said that a second of his sons had been killed in war-torn Syria

7:45pm Friday 31st October 2014

A young British jihadi whose two brothers have died fighting in war-torn Syria tonight revealed he was willing to suffer the same fate.

UK's EU contribution soars to £11bn

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The UK's net contribution to the EU rose by £2.7 billion

2:50pm Friday 31st October 2014

The UK's net contribution to the European Union soared to £11.3 billion in 2013, an increase of £2.7 billion from the previous year, according to official statistics.

UK basks in warmest ever Halloween

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Swimmers enjoy the morning sun in the sea at Brighton on Halloween

2:15pm Friday 31st October 2014

The record for the warmest Halloween in Britain has been shattered, forecasters say.

Firms 'must reveal drink calories'

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The majority of the adults asked in a poll did not know the number of calories in a pint of lager

6:05am Friday 31st October 2014

Drinks companies should label their alcoholic products to show the number of calories they contain as part of a bid to tackle obesity, a health organisation has said.

Shotgun murderer set to die in jail

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: John Lowe was sentenced for shooting his partner and her daughter dead at his puppy farm

3:33am Friday 31st October 2014

An elderly dog breeder is likely to die in jail after he was sentenced to at least 25 years for shooting his partner and her daughter dead at his puppy farm.

Two bodies found after factory fire

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Firefighters attended the scene of the blaze at a fireworks factory in Stafford

12:20am Friday 31st October 2014

The bodies of two men have been discovered in the wreckage of a blaze-damaged fireworks warehouse following a detailed police search.

Labour leadership search under way

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Labour leader Ed Miliband, former Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont and Alistair Darling

12:20am Friday 31st October 2014

The hunt for a new top team to revive the ailing Scottish Labour Party has officially started, with nominations now open for the posts of leader and deputy leader north of the border.

Abuse probe in chaos as Woolf quits

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Peter Saunders, Chairman of NAPAC, The National Association for People Abused in Childhood, with representatives of child abuse victims after a meeting in London

12:20am Friday 31st October 2014

The inquiry into historic child sex abuse has been thrown into chaos after the chairman announced she was stepping down in the face of a barrage of criticism.

Firefighters strike in pensions row

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Picket lines were mounted outside fire stations and will continue throughout the next few days

12:20am Friday 31st October 2014

Firefighters have walked out on strike for the weekend in their bitter row with the Government over pensions, ahead of a series of firework displays across the country.

Pilot dies in Virgin rocket crash

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: This image from video by KABC TV Los Angeles shows wreckage of what is believed to be SpaceShipTwo in southern California's Mojave Desert (AP/KABC TV)

7:29pm Friday 31st October 2014

One pilot has died and another is seriously injured after a rocket belonging to billionaire Sir Richard Branson's space tourism venture crashed during a test flight , US authorities said.






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