Manufacturing worst for 14 months

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Manufacturing confidence is lower than expected

10:45am Monday 1st September 2014

Manufacturers were "walking rather than running" in August as new figures today showed the sector endured its worst performance in 14 months.

Rail bosses in weekend overtime ban

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Members of the TSSA union are to stage a weekend overtime ban in protest at a below-inflation pay offer

10:45am Monday 1st September 2014

Rail managers are to stage a three-week ban on weekend overtime which they warn threatens to disrupt travel across the network.

Ross takes break over drug problem

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Paul Ross says he has stopped taking the drugs

10:45am Monday 1st September 2014

Presenter Paul Ross is taking a break from the airwaves after admitting to drug use and a lengthy affair with another man whom he met while dogging.

Writer McEwan raps Amazon on taxes

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Author Ian McEwan has said he is concerned at the "preponderance" of US-based giant Amazon in the book market

10:45am Monday 1st September 2014

Internet bookseller Amazon has come under fire from Booker Prize-winning author Ian McEwan, who said the company should "pay its taxes like the rest of us".

Survivors detail care abuse ordeals

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Sir Anthony Hart is chairing public hearings into allegations of historical child abuse in church and state-run homes in Northern Ireland

8:03am Monday 1st September 2014

Children from Northern Ireland who were sent to Australia shortly after the Second World War faced grave sexual and physical violence after arrival in institutions, witnesses have told a public inquiry.

Father tells of sea rescue anguish

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Isaac Nash, from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, was swept out to sea at Aberffraw, Anglesey, north Wales (North Wales Police/PA)

2:58am Monday 1st September 2014

The father of a boy who went missing in the sea while on holiday was rescuing his younger son from the water when he lost sight of the older sibling, it has emerged.

Summer's over but warm autumn due

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Friday's temperatures could be as high as 24C or 25C in some southern parts, forecasters predict

8:03am Monday 1st September 2014

Summer might be over but the first week of autumn is set to be warmer than average with temperatures hitting as high as 25C.

Brown reveals Amy-Mandela jail joke

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Amy Winehouse performs during the Hyde Park concert marking Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday

4:25am Monday 1st September 2014

Nelson Mandela had a soft spot for singer Amy Winehouse after a quip she made about his time in prison - former prime minister Gordon Brown has revealed.

18 days to independence referendum

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Scotland goes to the polls on September 18.

8:03am Monday 1st September 2014

Scotland's month of destiny has arrived with the independence referendum just 18 days away.

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