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Man died at adult-themed festival after taking lethal dose of drug

A 53-year-old man died at a woodland sex fetish festival after taking a lethal dose of MDMA, an inquest has heard.

Steven Graves was found lying outside his tent with a woman unconscious on his chest on August 22 at Flamefest in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

He met Sandra Levy at ...

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I could beat Putin in fair election – Russian opposition leader

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has said he is confident he could beat President Vladimir Putin in a fair election.

Mr Navalny said in his first interview since the official start of campaigning that he cannot win as long as the Kremlin controls what goes on television, ...

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Government to overhaul building regulations after Grenfell fire review

The Government has pledged to overhaul building regulations after a review prompted by the Grenfell Tower fire flagged up “systemic failure”.

Current rules concerning the construction and maintenance of high-rise blocks were said to be “not fit for purpose” and left room for ...

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‘Several people killed’ after Amtrak train derails near Seattle

Several people have died after an Amtrak passenger train derailed onto a busy road south of the US city of Seattle, authorities said.

Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said none of the fatalities were motorists who were in cars and trucks when the train came off the ...

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Family pay tribute to ‘irreplaceable’ British embassy worker murdered in Beirut

The family of a British embassy worker murdered in Beirut have said she was “simply irreplaceable and we will never fully recover from this loss”.

The body of Rebecca Dykes, 30, was found dumped by a motorway in the east of Lebanon’s capital on Saturday.

An Uber ...

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Kaepernick and Curry ‘want in’ as Diddy plots Panthers purchase

Colin Kaepernick and Steph Curry have both said they “want in” after hip-hop mogul Diddy declared his desire to buy the Carolina Panthers.

Current owner Jerry Richardson announced on Sunday that he will sell the NFL franchise at the end of the season amid allegations made ...

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Burnley defender James Tarkowski charged with violent conduct

Burnley defender James Tarkowski has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association over an incident involving Glenn Murray in Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Brighton.

Tarkowski’s apparent elbow on Murray in the 35th minute of the Premier League contest left the Seagulls ...

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Anthony Joshua says he is ready to ‘rock and roll’ with Tyson Fury

Current heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is ready to “rock and roll” with Tyson Fury whenever the former champion wants to get in the ring with him.

Fury has not fought since taking four belts from Wladimir Klitschko in September 2015, but, with his well-publicised problems ...

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Chance for some Christmas fun in Stockton

SHOPPERS in a North-East town will be able to enjoy some festive treats in the days before Christmas

The Stockton Sparkles festival comes to an end on Saturday, December 23.

The High Street will be filled with seasonal carols and music from the Salvation Army orchestra, ...

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5,000 attend Christmas Market in Barnard Castle

FAIRGROUND rides, light installations and a host of festive stalls helped ensure a five-day Christmas festival was a great success.

More than 5,000 people attended the first Barnard Castle Christmas Festival last week, with special events talking place at The Bowes Museum and The ...

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A64 closed between York and Malton

THE A64 is closed following a crash between a lorry and a car near York.

The collision has happened on the York-bound carriageway at Barton Hill, near Castle Howard.

The westbound carriageway has been closed by the crash, which happened at about 4pm today.

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Seven new European destinations announced to take off from Durham Tees Valley Airport

CHARTERED flights for seven new destinations flying out of Durham Tees Valley Airport have been announced as the site reveals a programme of summer getaways.

Operators Super Break has launched a series of direct flights to short European breaks set to take off from the airport in ...

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Seven new European destinations announced to take off from Durham Tees Valley Airport

CHARTERED flights for seven new destinations flying out of Durham Tees Valley Airport have been announced as the site reveals a programme of summer getaways.

Operators Super Break has launched a series of direct flights to short European breaks set to take off from the airport in ...

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Blazing saddles as dawn skies light up the North-East

DECEMBER dawns have brought out the brilliance of the soft pinks, deep purples and blazing oranges of skies across the region.

Stunning images of sunrises have been captured following clear nights and freezing temperatures have set in, with horse riders making the most of the day at ...

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CCTV appeal over death of 87-year-old robbery victim

Officers investigating the death of a frail 87-year-old man who was killed after robbers smashed their way into his home and beat him up have launched a CCTV appeal.

Arthur Gumbley was punched in the face and then kicked while on the floor during the ordeal, which happened shortly ...

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Second referendum on Brexit would be betrayal, says Theresa May

A second referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union would be a “betrayal”, Prime Minister Theresa May has told MPs.

Mrs May poured scorn on “conflicting statements” from Labour on the need for a second vote, saying the approach was “the best way to get the ...

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Casualties reported as Amtrak train derails onto busy highway outside Seattle

An Amtrak train has derailed south of the US city of Seattle, causing a number of injuries and casualties.

At least one carriage spilled off a bridge on to a busy road during the incident, with several others left hanging from the overpass.

Amtrak train 501 derailed about ...

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Twenty-three people jailed for smuggling refugees into Greece

A court in northern Greece has sentenced 23 people to prison terms ranging from eight to 1,489 years for smuggling Iraqi and Syrian refugees into the country from the Turkish border in 2015 and 2016.

The Thessaloniki court imposed the longest sentence on a 54-year-old Greek man ...

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Rafinha ready for Barcelona return after long lay-off

Barcelona midfielder Rafinha has been given the all-clear to resume playing after almost nine months on the sidelines.

The Brazil international has been out since damaging knee ligaments during Barca’s 4-1 win over Granada on April 2.

The 24-year-old, who had scored ...

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Musselburgh winner Silver Concorde ‘a bargain’ for Keith Dalgleish

Musselburgh winner Silver Concorde could be in line for a return to the Cheltenham Festival after claiming his second success since joining Keith Dalgleish.

The nine-year-old saw off Shaneshill to win the 2014 Champion Bumper for Dermot Weld but changed hands for 33,000 euro at ...

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Serena Williams hints at tennis return

Serena Williams has hinted at a potential tennis comeback with the first grand slam of the season just weeks away.

The 36-year-old posted a picture on her Instagram page – with no caption – of her tennis bag on court, suggesting she is back in training.  The Australian Open ...

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