Man guilty of hammer murder bids

Somerset County Gazette: Philip Spence attacked the three women in the Cumberland Hotel in London

4:30pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A man who savagely beat three sisters in a "sustained and vicious'' hammer attack as they slept with their young children in a luxury hotel has been found guilty of attempted murder.

Honour for MigrationWatch chief

Somerset County Gazette: MigrationWatch UK chair Sir Andrew Green has been granted a life peerage in recognition of his public service

1:22pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

David Cameron has nominated the founder of a group campaigning for tighter immigration controls for a life peerage.

Ex-teacher 'preyed on children'

Somerset County Gazette: Court sketch of Simon Harris, right, appearing at Birmingham Crown Court

2:14pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A British former teacher and charity boss "preyed" on Kenyan street children as young as six years old, picking them up in his car and sexually abusing them at home, a jury has been told.

Tesco hit by steep drop in sales

Somerset County Gazette: Tesco saw sales drop by 3.6% in the 12 weeks to October 12

2:16pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Tesco sales are falling at the fastest rate in the grocery industry as ongoing price wars continue to benefit shoppers and squeeze the major retailers.

Farage under fire over Ukip allies

Somerset County Gazette: Ukip leader Nigel Farage has said he would not do a deal with an extremist party

3:28pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has come under fire from leaders of Britain's Jewish community over his link up with a member of a controversial right-wing Polish party in order to save his grouping in the European Parliament.

Fans compensated for thrashing

Somerset County Gazette: Sunderland's players have vowed to reimburse fans who watched their 8-0 thrashing at Southampton

4:29pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Premier League footballers have agreed to pay out more than £60,000 to fans who travelled over 300 miles only to see them lose 8-0.

Five Britons 'joining IS each week'

Somerset County Gazette: Smoke from a fire rises following a strike in Kobani, Syria, near the border with Turkey

4:33pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

At least five Britons are travelling to Iraq and Syria to join Islamic State (IS) every week, the UK's most senior police officer has revealed.

Early education 'boosts children'

Somerset County Gazette: Youngsters who attend pre-school gaining better exams results, Sam Gyimah said

2:14pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A child's life chances are already being decided before they have "knotted their tie and fastened their laces" for their first day of school, the childcare minister has said.

Ambassador demands Top Gear apology

Somerset County Gazette: Argentine ambassador Alicia Castro has demanded a public apology from the BBC following the row over a Top Gear special filmed in the South American country.

3:28pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

The Argentinian ambassador to the UK has demanded a public apology from the BBC following the row over a Top Gear special filmed in the South American country.

Cleared Gambaccini returns to radio

Somerset County Gazette: Paul Gambaccini is returning to the radio airwaves

4:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Presenter Paul Gambaccini is to return to the airwaves next month following a year away from broadcasting following his arrest for historic sex crimes.






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