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

Dom Joly: I could have told myself where to go, but my kids did

Satnavs – who needs them? When they first came out I totally fell in love. It was like being in the SAS, you had your own little gadget that would tell you where you were and how to get anywhere with the help of what felt like your own personal satellite revolving around the earth just waiting to guide you to Waitrose.

Leading article: After books

Where lies the future of the book? Oxford University's venerable Bodleian Library knows that at least part of its future resides in a giant warehouse in Swindon, to which nearly 6 million volumes are to be consigned within 12 months. Quite simply, shelf space in Oxford has run out.

Swimming: Miley delighted with medley gold

Hannah Miley of Britain won gold in the 400m individual medley on the first day of swimming's European Championships in Budapest yesterday.

Hair apparent: Welcome to the compelling world of competitive 'Cavy fancy'

The peruvian is noted for its soft coat. The cuteness of the Crested, with its cranial tuft and round body, can floor even the most hardened of judges. The Self Saffron, on the other hand, boasts fur like burnt amber. Each breed has its unique traits. But perfect looks don't come easy.

Swimmer thanks pool staff for saving life - twice

An elderly swimmer has thanked lifeguards for saving his life twice by returning to swim at the same pool in Wiltshire.

Gang's £60m drug business was among biggest in UK

A gang which ran a £60 million drug business from a set of isolated farm buildings was heading one of the biggest operations in the country, police said today.

Don Shirreff: Intelligence officer dismissed for his anti-nuclear stance

On 6 April 1956 the intelligence officer Don Shirreff was dismissed without pension rights because of his fierce protests about performing work for the identification of targets in the Soviet Union for nuclear attack. He complied, but his anger was deemed to be politically incorrect and hence he lost what had been a distinguished career during the war and post-war on a matter of principle. Shirreff, a man of huge integrity, became a prominent member of the Council for Nuclear Disarmament and a Labour Party activist.

Tory hopefuls will pocket £500,000 if they become PM

Two Conservative candidates will win £500,000 each if they make it to be Prime Minister after they backed themselves for the top job while they were students, it emerged today.

Bullying row charity chief 'a prat'

The charity boss at the centre of the Gordon Brown bullying row was dismissed today as "this prat of a woman" by a Government minister.

Madness, Oasis, Swindon<br/>
Wainwright Family, Royal Albert Hall, London

Even after three decades, Madness can get everyone jumping to their greatest hits &ndash; while still coming out with great albums

Dom Joly: Uncle Walt's role as Swindon's evil twin

I'm going to have to tread very carefully here – last time I wrote about Swindon I faced a wall of abuse and ended up on a live radio show having to face my critics.

Simon Calder: What awaits Walt in Wilts? Twin-town tales

The man who pays his way

Swindon twinned with Disney World

A UK town associated with the railways and the motor car will now be officially linked with... Walt Disney World.

Trust faces prosecution over mother's death

A Swindon hospital trust faces prosecution over health and safety breaches linked to the death of a mother who had just given birth.

Leading article: Frontier town

So Swindon is Britain's most progressive town, or at least its most "wired" one, for it is the first in Britain to offer free high-speed wireless access for all its residents.

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