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March 14, 2018 4:06 PM Two-fold rise in ice-related admissions

The burden of ice addiction is spreading through entire hospitals, not just the emergency wards, as more users seek treatment for drug-induced psychosis and other health problems, new research suggests. Analysis of patient data from Sydney's Royal Prince Alfred Hospital has identified an alarming three-fold increase in the number of hospital-based psychiatric

March 14, 2018 3:05 PM Feb wholesale prices up 0.2 pct; inflation nips producers

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. wholesale prices rose 0.2 percent in February, a sign that inflation is beginning to blip higher for producers even if consumers have yet to feel its pinch. A pickup in wholesale services prices offset a drop in the cost of food and energy. The Labor Department said Wednesday that the February increase in its producer price index

March 14, 2018 1:11 PM City Festival And Event Breaks By Train

Go for an event, stay for the weekend. Bring the whole family to Plymouth Hoe for Plymouth Armed Forces Day, an exciting, spectacular day out featuring air displays, military bands, parades, combat demonstrations, a field gun competition and activities for all ages. Over 100 exhibitors from the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Marines, emergency 7

March 13, 2018 12:31 PM GWR: Engineering work in both directions on the Great Western Main Line this weekend

PASSENGERS travelling by train this weekend are being warned to expect disruption - in both directions on the Great Western Main Line. Train operator Great Western Railway (GWR) is advising all passengers to double check timings before leaving for the station. On both Saturday and Sunday trains between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads/South 4

March 13, 2018 10:09 AM Man jailed after ambushing former partner and repeatedly stabbing her

A MAN has been jailed for almost nine years for repeatedly stabbing his ex-girlfriend in a premeditated attack. Matthew Greenwood drove from his Bolton home to ambush his former partner before attacking her from behind. He was sentenced at Burnley Crown Court to eight years and eight months in prison for the stabbing. The court heard how he lay in wait for his victim 5

March 12, 2018 6:55 AM 'You would add to the debt!' BBC presenter SHREDS Labour frontbencher's economy plans

BBC presenter John Pienaar ripped into Labour Party frontbencher Rebecca Long-Bailey and pointed out she could not dispute Labour would add to Britain's current debt. Philip Hammond has claimed the economy is “at a turning point” and after eight years of poor growth adding he is confident “that there is light at the end of the tunnel”. Speaking on BBC Radio 18

March 11, 2018 1:01 PM Swindon Samaritans hold volunteering evening

Swindon and District Samaritans will host an information event, so those interested can find out more about volunteering with Swindon Samaritans. It will take place between 7pm and 9pm at 6 Curtis Street, in the town centre, on Tuesday, 13 March. The charity are looking for dependable people who are willing to donate some of their valuable time to help out with their 3

March 11, 2018 9:00 AM Down Memory Lane: take a look back at Tilbury Hospital

This week in Down Memory Lane we look back at Tilbury Hospital, a building that many people will remember. Until 1895, anyone who fell ill or had a nasty injury requiring treatment had to be taken to Gravesend or London. However, in 1894 Mr Ephiaim Wright wrote to Passmore Edwards asking for help. A committee was formed and in October 1895 the foundation 5

March 10, 2018 8:51 AM Growth figures fly high at Gatwick Airport

GATWICK achieved its 60th month of consecutive growth in February – marking five full years of month-on-month growth at the airport. Three million passengers travelled through last month, 0.7 per cent up on 2017. The airport is set to further increase the global connectivity it provides for passengers with Qatar Airways announcing a new route to Qatar 11

March 10, 2018 5:32 AM Here's the latest from magistrates' court in Swindon..

COURT: Alonza Fallon was jailed for three months by magistrates after displaying what they described as a "flagrant disregard" for court orders. Fallon, 35, of Silbury Mews, committed a series of thefts while on a suspended sentence imposed on January 6. He admitted taking £108 of products from Superdrug and £48 of goods from Luxury Beauty on February 13