Sport Gloucester centre Henry Trinder has agreed a new deal with his life-long club

Trinder caps his autumn off with a new deal with the Cherry and Whites after call-up to England squad

Taxi driver charged with Sian murder

A man will appear in court tomorrow charged with the murder of Sian O'Callaghan.

Sian detectives find human remains on Gloucester farm

Taxi-driver suspect told police where to look for second missing woman

Sian police find human remains

Police investigating the murder of missing PA Sian O'Callaghan have found human remains at a field they are searching in Gloucestershire, they said today.

Police search for mystery second body in O'Callaghan murder case

Police investigating the killing of Sian O'Callaghan spent yesterday scouring farmland on the outskirts of another village in the Cotswolds as they hunted for a second body.

'Second victim' missing for years

Another victim who is believed to have been killed by the murderer of missing nightclubber Sian O'Callaghan went missing "several years ago", detectives revealed today.

Taxi driver held after body of missing Wiltshire woman is found

Hopes of finding the missing personal assistant Sian O'Callaghan alive were dashed last night as police announced that they had arrested a man on suspicion of murder and had been told the location of two bodies.

Two bodies found in Sian hunt as man held

Police hunting for missing nightclubber Sian O'Callaghan said tonight they had found her body and that of another murder victim.

Rail: £200m boost for regional trains

A £200m investment in regional rail schemes was announced by the Chancellor yesterday.

Detectives narrow their search for missing woman

Detectives searching for the missing Sian O'Callaghan said they were "getting very close" to identifying her whereabouts and have urged family and friends not to search the area for fear they may compromise significant lines of inquiry.

Police 'very close' to whereabouts of missing clubber

Police looking for missing nightclubber Sian O'Callaghan were "very close to identifying" her whereabouts, the detective leading the inquiry said today.

Boyfriend appeal for missing clubber

The boyfriend of missing nightclubber Sian O'Callaghan today made a tearful appeal for information to find her.

John Lewis profits fund 18% staff bonuses

Thousands of John Lewis partners were today celebrating a bonus windfall worth nearly two months' pay as the company defied a gloomy spell for retailers.

Millionth book added to Bodleian annexe

The Bodleian library's overflow facility – opened in Swindon last year afterplanning permission for a depository close to Oxford University was turned down – received its one millionth book yesterday.

Charlton sack manager Phil Parkinson

Phil Parkinson and his coaching staff were today sacked by Charlton's new owners.

Minor British Institutions: Driving on the left

Traffic round this island has kept to the left for 2,000 years. Although the scything techniques of the Ancient British charioteers do not suggest lane discipline, there is good evidence for it in the contrasting ruts left by Roman carts at a quarry near Swindon.

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