Two held in FGM conspiracy probe

Stroud News and Journal: A man was stopped at Heathrow Airport over conspiracy to commit FGM

4:10pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Two people have been arrested for conspiracy to commit female genital mutilation (FGM).

A&E evacuated due to weed killer

Stroud News and Journal: North Staffordshire Hospital's emergency department was evacuated

3:22pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A hospital was forced to evacuate a busy accident and emergency department over a bottle of weed killer.

Probe into Big Society payments

Stroud News and Journal: Prime Minister David Cameron set up the Big Society Network two months after winning power in 2010

10:49am Saturday 26th July 2014

A regulator is investigating the awarding and use of taxpayer-funded grants by the charity set up to lead the Prime Minister's Big Society initiative amid Labour calls for an investigation into political influence.

Rape trial judge 'fell asleep'

Stroud News and Journal: The rape trial was being heard at Manchester Crown Court

9:40am Saturday 26th July 2014

An investigation has been launched following claims a judge fell asleep in court, causing a child rape trial to be halted.

Bolt to take part in relay heats

Stroud News and Journal: Jamaica's Usain Bolt is the biggest name competing in the Commonwealth Games

3:09am Saturday 26th July 2014

Fans will be treated to a double dose of Usain Bolt at the Commonwealth Games, as the world's fastest man arrived in Glasgow.

Tributes paid to Mali crash victim

Stroud News and Journal: The British man who died when Air Algerie Flight AH5017 crashed in Mali was named as David Morgan (AP)

3:09am Saturday 26th July 2014

Tributes have been paid to a British teacher killed when an Air Algerie flight crashed in Mali on Thursday.

Disturbance at 'crisis' prison

Stroud News and Journal: A disturbance has broken out at HMP Ranby in Retford, Nottinghamshire

7:24pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A serious disturbance has broken out at a "crisis" prison after 120 inmates refused to return to their cells this afternoon.

British hostage released in Yemen

Stroud News and Journal: The Foreign Office said a Briton held in Yemen has been released

7:21pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A British man held hostage in Yemen for the past five months has been released safely, the Foreign Office said.

Ceasefire must be extended: Hammond

Stroud News and Journal: Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond held talks with foreign ministers from other nations in Paris

12:11pm Saturday 26th July 2014

There is an "absolute humanitarian necessity" to see the 12-hour ceasefire currently taking place in Gaza extended, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said.

Navy commander faces affair claims

Stroud News and Journal: Commander Sarah West has left the ship while an investigation is under way

10:49am Saturday 26th July 2014

The first female commander of a major Royal Navy warship has left her vessel after claims she had an affair with a shipmate.

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