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Elderly couple killed in crash with van being pursued by police

A man and woman in their 70s have died after the car they were in was hit by a Ford Transit van which was being pursued by police.

Scotland Yard said police officers spotted a van being “driven erratically at speed” which failed to stop.

The vehicle collided ...

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Aerial pictures uncovered show Richmond and Thornborough after the war

AERIAL photos of the region, which date as far back as 1945, have been made available by Cambridge University.

The collection of previously hidden photograph’s were taken by RAF pilots shortly after the Second World War.

For several decades, the pictures had been ...

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Enjoy London theatre from comfort of the dales

WITH the cost of travelling to London to enjoy top quality theatre quite expensive, a dales arts centre has come up with a cheaper alternative.

A donation from the Cooperative’s community fund will enable Leyburn Arts Centre to show live performances direct from the National ...

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Success for Leyburn teashop leads to opening of cake-making shop

A SUCCESSFUL cake-making business has been forced to expand and open a second shop.

After opening her teashop Kteas in Leyburn four years ago along with husband Barrie, Katie Harker saw that the cake-creating side of the business needed to expand.

She explained: ...

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Lifetime honour for auctioneer

JEREMY Eaton. auctioneer and general manager of Skipton-based Craven Cattle Marts has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award by the Northern Region of the National Sheep Association (NSA).

The TI Allinson Memorial Award was presented by retiring NSA Northern Region chairman ...

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Drop-in session focussing on bicentenary celebrations for Stockton and Darlington Railway

ANYONE interested in having their say and help shape the future of Tees Valley’s railway heritage in the run-up to the 200th anniversary of the Stockton and Darlington Railway is being urged to attend a drop in session today.

September 2025 sees the bicentenary of the initial ...

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Jess, from Darlington RFC, is climbing Mount Everest to play the highest-ever game of rugby

A WOMEN'S rugby player will be taking her sport to new heights as she prepares to climb Mount Everest in a world record attempt.

Jess Cheesman, 40, from Scotch Corner, is a director at Darlington RFC and has played for the club since the age of 18.

She has also represented ...

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The Queen’s ‘tour from hell’ to Morocco

When the Queen made her one and only state visit to Morocco in 1980, it was dubbed the “tour from hell”.

The monarch endured a lengthy wait in a sweltering hot desert tent while the Moroccan King Hassan II vanished and went to lounge in his air-conditioned caravan. ...

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Surging Watford have Gracia believing this will be a season with a difference

Javi Gracia insisted high-flying Watford can achieve “something different” after beating Cardiff 5-1 for their biggest win of the season.

Watford have now lost only once in 11 games in climbing to seventh in the Premier League and reaching the quarter-finals of the FA ...

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Ranieri hoping for ‘miracle’ as Fulham’s relegation woes worsen at West Ham

Claudio Ranieri was left hoping for a miracle after Fulham’s relegation troubles deepened following the 3-1 defeat at West Ham.

Ryan Babel’s third-minute goal for the Cottagers was cancelled out by a controversial Javier Hernandez equaliser, and they were sunk by further ...

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Chelsea to fight FIFA transfer ban

Chelsea have been banned from registering new players until July 2020 for breaking FIFA regulations over the transfer of minors.

The Blues swiftly announced they were appealing against the two-window registration ban and 600,000 Swiss francs (over £460,000) fine imposed by ...

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R Kelly arrested and held in custody following sex abuse charges

R&B star R Kelly has been taken into custody after arriving at a Chicago police station.

The singer attended the station hours after authorities announced multiple charges of aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17. ...

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R Kelly arrested and held in custody following sex abuse charges

R&B star R Kelly has been taken into custody after arriving at a Chicago police station.

The singer attended the station hours after authorities announced multiple charges of aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17. ...

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The Queen’s ‘tour from hell’ to Morocco

When the Queen made her one and only state visit to Morocco in 1980, it was dubbed the “tour from hell”.

The monarch endured a lengthy wait in a sweltering hot desert tent while the Moroccan King Hassan II vanished and went to lounge in his air-conditioned caravan. ...

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Corbyn says he has ‘huge support’ from voters after nine MPs quit

Jeremy Corbyn is to mount a robust defence of his leadership after nine of his MPs quit in protest at the direction he is taking the Labour Party.

Amid intense speculation of further resignations, the Labour leader will use a speech to supporters to say his programme for ...

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What the papers say – February 23

A range of stories make the front pages on Saturday, with Brexit, “Jihadi Jack” and the Sussexes all making headlines.

The Times leads with reports that housebuilder Persimmon may lose the right to sell Help to Buy homes, adding that Housing Secretary James ...

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Maajid Nawaz wants to meet ‘racist attacker’

An LBC radio presenter who was the victim of a “racist attack” has said he would like to meet his assailant.

Maajid Nawaz said a white male set upon him from behind outside the Soho Theatre in London on Monday night.

The attack left the chairman ...

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England wasted Windies advantage after leaving ‘too much to do’ – Morgan

Eoin Morgan admitted England squandered a commanding position as Sheldon Cottrell bowled the West Indies to a series levelling 26-run win in the second one-day international.

Fresh from completing a record chase of 361 at the same Kensington Oval ground, England fell well short of a ...

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Councils call for licensing powers to tackle ‘lawless’ shisha bars

Councils have called for licensing powers to tackle “lawless” shisha bars that flout smoking and fire safety laws.

The Local Government Association (LGA) said it was struggling to regulate some persistent rogue premises that disregarded smoking and fire safety ...

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Restored letters from War of Independence reveal details of 1920 Derry battle

Newly restored letters from the Irish War of Independence have unearthed a detailed description of a battle in the city of Londonderry.

Dated July 18 1920, the correspondence notes that for several weeks civilians, backed by police, had been firing into Republican areas.

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Lib Dems to make fresh bid for second Brexit referendum

Liberal Democrats will make a fresh attempt to persuade MPs to back a second Brexit referendum – with leader Sir Vince Cable reaching out to members of the new Independent Group for support.

With Parliament expected to stage another series of votes on the UK’s withdrawal ...

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