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Wife of rugby legend Scott Hastings found safe

The wife of Scotland rugby hero Scott Hastings has been found safe and well after being reported missing.

Jennifer Hastings, 52, had last been seen in Warriston Drive, Edinburgh, at around 10am on Tuesday.

Police had said they were becoming increasingly concerned for her welfare and ...

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Theresa May hails ‘turning point in national story’ as she triggers Article 50

Prime Minister Theresa May has formally triggered the two-year process of UK withdrawal from the European Union in what she declared was “an historic moment from which there can be no turning back”.

In a letter to European Council president Donald Tusk, Mrs May said the UK ...

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Black cat’s lucky day: Inquisitive puss rescued from tightest of squeezes

A cat has been saved from a tight squeeze after becoming wedged between a wall and a wooden fence.

The black cat had become stuck in a gap only 2.5in (6.4cm) wide and was unable to wriggle free.

The trapped puss had been spotted by a member of the public in the Skewen area of Neath, ...

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Engineering firm CH2M pulls out of deal to provide rail lines for HS2’s Phase 2b

The engineering firm handed a £170 million deal last month to develop Phase 2b of HS2 has announced it is pulling out of that section of the project, amid alleged conflicts of interest.

CH2M was chosen by HS2 Ltd last month to deliver two stretches of the high speed rail line, from Crewe ...

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Video Assistant Referees could be used in EFL Cup first round next season

Video Assistant Referees could be deployed in English football as early as August when the EFL Cup first round takes place.

The Football Association has indicated VARs could be trialled in next season’s FA Cup, beginning in January 2018 with the FA Cup third round when Premier League ...

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Daniel Levy suggests Tottenham could play at White Hart Lane next season

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has suggested the club could continue playing at White Hart Lane next season.

Spurs have until Friday to activate their option to play at Wembley after their application to host 27 matches at the stadium’s full 90,000 capacity was approved.

(John ...

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Gary Woodland plans to play at Masters following heartbreaking loss

Gary Woodland has revealed the tragic reason behind his decision to withdraw from last week’s WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.

Woodland pulled out of the £7.8million event at Austin Country Club due to a ”personal family matter” before his second group match with Rory ...

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Car strikes lamppost on A19 near Dalton Park

AN accident which led to police closing part of the A19 in County Durham on Wednesday involved a car striking a lamppost.

The northbound carriageway near Dalton Park was reopened after police, fire and ambulance dealt with the incident.

One person was reported trapped. Fire crews ...

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Four out of ten people fail to take life-saving test despite it being sent out free in the post, to use at home

PEOPLE across the North are urged to give themselves the best chance of beating the nation’s second biggest cancer killer.

A simple test sent out in the post and carried out in private at home can detect the first signs of bowel cancer which is treatable or curable when diagnosed ...

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Lorry fire closes service station

A LORRY fire closed a major service station on Wednesday morning.

Crews from North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to Wetherby services to deal with the fire.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said crews were called to the ...

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Knifeman hunted by detectives after attempted Post Office raid

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery at a North-East Post Office.

A knifeman entered the shop on Saltwell Road in Gateshead at around 6am on Wednesday morning.

He threatened a female staff member and demanded she handed over cash, but the woman ...

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Man admits arson at disused pub

A MAN who has admitted recklessly starting a fire in a disused pub, will be sentenced after psychiatric assessment into the risk of him repeating such acts.

Aaron Christopher Adams pleaded ‘guilty’ to a charge of arson, being reckless as to whether life was endangered, arising from a ...

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NHS Employers Flu Fighter Award for South Tees trust

A CAMPAIGN encouraging hospital staff to have their flu jab has received international recognition.

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s communications team picked up the Digital and Social Media gong at the NHS Employers Flu Fighter Awards 2017.

Judges said the ...

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Children take part in minors' gala

A JUNIOR Miners’ gala - a minors’ gala - has been staged as part of a celebration of the North-East’s industrial heritage.

The banner parade with up to 200 children, a pit pony and traction engine, made its way through Beamish Museum in County Durham for the Old King Coal ...

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Man cheated disabled by selling non-existent parking permits

A MAN misled disabled people into paying £49 a time for Blue Badge parking permits which never arrived, a court was told.

Ramiro Rohan Depass, 23, pleaded guilty to misleading consumers by using copycat websites to sell Blue Badge parking permits

Magistrates in York fined ...

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Inquest opened and adjourned into deaths of Harry Watson and Alex Yeoman at Huntcliff, Saltburn

A CORONER has opened and adjourned inquests into the deaths of two best friends who were found at the foot of cliffs.

The inquest hearing at Middlesbrough Town Hall heard that the bodies of Harry Watson and Alex Jeffrey Yeoman were formally identified by their parents.

The ...

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John O'Shea set to start for Sunderland on Saturday

JOHN O’SHEA is winning his battle to be fit for Sunderland’s crunch Premier League game at Watford, and is set to be reunited with Lamine Kone at Vicarage Road.

O’Shea suffered a leg injury as he was the recipient of a controversial challenge from Gareth Bale during the ...

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Fall in number of NHS GPs despite Government recruitment drive

There has been a drop in the number of GPs working in the NHS despite Government aims to recruit more, figures show.

Provisional data from NHS Digital shows there were 34,050 full-time equivalent GPs at the end of December. This is 445 fewer than in September when there were ...

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Missing you already, Donald Tusk tells Britain as EU divorce papers filed

A sombre-faced European Council president Donald Tusk held up the letter announcing Britain’s intention to leave the EU as he delivered the sad message: “We already miss you. Thank you and goodbye.”

Speaking just minutes after Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed the ...

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Man dies after being attacked by his dog in front of BBC documentary crew

A man died after he was attacked by his Staffordshire bull terrier while a BBC documentary film crew were visiting him.

The man, named by neighbours as Mario Perivoitos, was bitten by his dog at his home in Norman Close in Wood Green, north London.

Police were called at around ...

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Wife of rugby legend Scott Hastings reported missing

The wife of Scotland rugby hero Scott Hastings has been reported missing.

Jennifer Hastings, 52, was last seen in Warriston Drive, Edinburgh, at around 10am on Tuesday.

She has not been in contact with her family since then, police said.

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