Ex-police chief and his lover found shot dead in porch of their home "after neighbours spotted bloodstains on window"

Ex-police chief and his lover found shot dead in porch of their home 'after neighbours spotted bloodstains on window' Police were called to the house on the Moonrakers estate in DevizesBody of former police inspector Bill Dowling and his partner were found Both victims appeared to have sustained gunshot woundsNeighbours called police after seeing the bodies in the porch Wiltshire Police said the news will 'shock the community' By Andy Dolan and Luke Salkeld PUBLISHED: 08:33 GMT, 3 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:50 GMT, 4 March 2013 Ex-police chief Bill Dowling was found shot dead at his home in Moonrakers, Devizes A retired police inspector and his girlfriend were found shot dead at his home, it emerged yesterday. The bodies of Bill Dowling, 59, and a woman named locally as Vicky, were lying in the blood- spattered porch.

Emergency services launch rescue operation after goods lorry smashes into house in Fairlie, North Ayrshire

Woman killed and two men injured after goods lorry ploughs into home sparking major rescue operation55-year-old woman who lived in ground floor flat has died60-year-old man and 54-year-old driver taken to hospital Incident happened in Fairlie, North Ayrshire, at 1.45pm todayResources drafted in from across the west of Scotland By James Rush PUBLISHED: 17:24 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 19:03 GMT, 14 February 2013 A 55-year-old woman has died after a large goods vehicle ploughed into a house, Strathclyde Police have said. Police were called to Main Road in Fairlie, North Ayrshire, shortly before 2pm following reports of a lorry crashing into a house. A 55-year-old woman who lived in one of the ground floor flats, in the two-up, two-down property, died at the scene

Thomson Majesty liner: Five killed and three injured after lifeboat falls into sea off Canary Islands cruise ship

Five killed and three injured after lifeboat falls into sea off Canary Islands cruise ship carrying hundreds of Britons Thomson Majesty liner had arrived at La Palma port just three hours earlier It had come for stopover from Gran Canaria en route to Funchal in MadeiraEmergency exercise saw eight men fall 65ft from upper deck into the water By Mark Duell, KARL MCLAUGHLIN AND TOM WORDEN PUBLISHED: 16:00 GMT, 10 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:04 GMT, 10 February 2013 A winter cruise holiday for hundreds of Britons in the Canary Islands was hit by tragedy today when five crew members died during a routine emergency drill. The Thomson Majesty liner had arrived in the port of the island of La Palma just three hours earlier from Gran Canaria for a six-hour stopover en route to Funchal, Madeira, when the incident occurred.

Couple found dead in "murder suicide" after family called police when they didn"t phone over Christmas

Couple found dead in 'murder suicide' after family called police when they didn't phone over ChristmasPolice discovered bodies of Judith Ann Brierley, 67, and Kim Matthews, 62 | UPDATED: 20:16 GMT, 30 December 2012 A couple in their 60s have been found dead in a suspected murder-suicide after concerns were raised that they had not contacted relatives over Christmas. The pair are believed to be Judith Ann Brierley, 67, of Ealing, west London, and Kim Matthews, 62, of the same address, although formal identification has not yet taken place.

Three daughters of mother killed during Cardiff hit-and-run rampage will open Christmas gifts "from mum"

Three daughters of mother killed during Cardiff hit-and-run rampage will open Christmas gifts 'from mum' Karina Menzies died in a 30 minute hit-and-run rampage in OctoberMatthew Tvrdon, 31, from Cardiff, charged with the murder within a dayGirls, aged 11, eight and two, will unwrap the last gifts left by motherSister says they are 'the last thing she will ever be able to give them' | UPDATED: 21:20 GMT, 24 December 2012 Three girls left motherless after a hit-and-run rampage that brought hysteria to a city's streets will open festive gifts labelled 'from mum,' tomorrow. Karina Menzies, 31, was killed during 30 minutes of terrifying carnage in the Ely and Leckwith areas of Cardiff, south Wales, in October.

Three men killed in horror Christmas smash as woman driver and fourth man escape from wreckage

Three men killed in horror Christmas smash as woman driver and fourth man escape from wreckageAccident happened about 1.5 miles (2.4km) south of Pathhead, MidlothianGold-coloured Nissan Note carrying five people was in collision with a silver Skoda Octavia and ended up on its roof | UPDATED: 15:17 GMT, 24 December 2012 Three men have been killed and three other people taken to hospital after a two-car crash.

Kate Middleton prank call: So who signed off Australian DJs hoax that ended in tragedy?

So who signed off the hoax call that ended in tragedy Australian radio station refuses to identify executive who approved broadcast DJs face international outcry after suicide of nurse who put call throughBut they refuse to specify which lawyers and producers approved hoaxShow's producer in hiding as all company staff banned from speaking out | UPDATED: 18:39 GMT, 10 December 2012 In the wake of the hoax call to the Duchess of Cambridge's hospital which drove a nurse to suicide, the Australian DJs responsible for the prank have come under huge pressure for their role in the tragic incident. However, while it was Mel Greig and Michael Christian who actually made the fateful phone call, it is unclear who was responsible for signing off on the cruel hoax.