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Man arrested on suspicion of the murder of Becky Godden Edwards

Becky's body was found in Gloucestershire in 2011. Credit: Wiltshire Police

Detectives in Wiltshire have arrested a man on suspicion of the murder of Becky Godden Edwards.

Becky Godden Edwards went missing in 2002. Her remains were found in a field in Eastleach in Gloucestershire in 2011. A 51 year old man from Swindon was arrested today.

We can confirm that a 51 year old man from Swindon was arrested today on suspicion of the murder of Becky Godden (Also known as Rebecca Godden Edwards).

He has been interviewed and enquiries continue.

– Supt Sean Memory

Care home manager started the fire that killed her

The converted garage was destroyed in the fire in October 2014 Credit: ITV News

An inquest has heard that a care home manager from Wiltshire started the fire that killed her.

Angela Wemyss died from severe burns after petrol she was adding to a woodburner caught light. It happened in a converted garage in Blunsdon near Swindon in October 2014, just yards from her family who were sleeping in the main house.

The coroner recorded her death as accidental.


Swindon workers lobby MEPs over unfair pay

Swindon agency workers lobby MEPs over a loophole that means they get paid less for doing the same job as their colleagues Credit: European Parliament

Workers from Swindon have been lobbying MEPs in Brussels because they claim they get £2 less an hour than colleagues doing the same job.

Agency staff at the Marks and Spencer distribution centre want a loophole in EU law closed. It allows companies not to treat workers equally if they are employed through an agency rather than directly.

Whatever's happening right now, it has to stop because we agency workers have been exploited too much.

– Rosseby Carvalho, Shop Steward

We wanted to give them examples of how people are affected by this and for them to see how people live with these regulations and how it affects their lives and how it makes their lives so incredibly difficult.

– CAROLE VALLELLY GMB Union, Wiltshire

Statement: Swindon Borough Council

Swindon Borough Council does not own the Marshgate site, so the council would therefore not be liable for any costs to clear it. From the outset of this difficult situation the council and partner agencies have been committed to helping local residents and businesses, whilst also minimising any costs to the public purse.

– A spokesperson for Swindon Borough Council

Statement: Environment Agency

Following the announcement that the Averies Recycling Ltd had gone into administration, the Environment Agency released the following statement:

We are aware that Averies Recycling (Swindon) Limited (ARSL) at Marshgate is in administration.

Whilst the company is in administration it is still obliged to comply with the revocation notice and the associated conditions of the permit. The notice contain steps which legally oblige the company to return the site to a satisfactory state and to remove the risks of pollution. The company must remove waste from the Marshgate site by the 15 April 2015.

We continue with our investigations and we cannot comment on the investigation in detail at this stage. We will continue to make regular visits to the site to assess compliance with the revocation notice which requires the site to be returned to a satisfactory state and the waste is removed.

– Environment Agency
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