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Ex-special adviser to former defence secretary cleared of sex assault at party

A former special adviser to ex-defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon has been acquitted of sexually assaulting a woman at a party.

Richard Holden was accused of groping the woman under her skirt at the event in London in 2016.

The 33-year-old was employed as one of Sir ...

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Trump welcomes North Korean response after pulling US out of nuclear summit

Donald Trump has warmly welcomed North Korea’s promising response to his abrupt withdrawal from a potentially historic summit and said “we’re talking to them now” about putting it back on track.

“Everybody plays games,” said the US president, who ...

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Blogger guilty of creating grossly offensive material over anti-Semitic songs

A blogger who wrote and performed anti-Semitic songs which mocked the Holocaust has been found guilty of creating “grossly offensive” material.

Alison Chabloz, 54, was convicted of three charges relating to three self-penned songs at Westminster Magistrates’ Court ...

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15 hurt as bomb blast rocks Canadian restaurant

An explosion caused by an “improvised explosive device” has ripped through an Indian restaurant in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, wounding 15 people, Canadian police said.

Police said two suspects with their faces covered entered the Bombay Bhel restaurant late on ...

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Meghan’s ‘Californian’ Coat of Arms revealed

The Duchess of Sussex has chosen two golden rays across a blue background on her Coat of Arms to represent the Californian sunshine and Pacific Ocean off the coast of her home state.

Meghan worked closely with the College of Arms in London to create the design, Kensington Palace ...

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Abortion referendum: Coaches laid on to help delayed voters get ferry to Ireland

Irish citizens who were fearing they would miss catching a ferry to Ireland to vote in the Eighth Amendment referendum have made their sailing.

People took to social media to plead with Stena Line to hold the 1.10pm Fishguard to Rosslare ferry because of problems with rail services ...

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Netherlands and Australia blame Russia for downing Flight MH17

The Netherlands and Australia have announced they are holding Russia legally responsible for its role in the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine nearly four years ago.

The move puts further strain on already tense relations between Moscow and the West and opens a new ...

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Fernando Alonso hopes to go into Monaco Grand Prix on back of Real Madrid win

Real Madrid fan Fernando Alonso will risk upsetting some of his Liverpool-supporting crew by cheering on the Spanish giants inside McLaren’s Monte Carlo motorhome on Saturday night.

Liverpool are bidding to win their sixth European title when they face the might of Madrid in ...

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Fred flattered by Manchester United interest

Brazil midfielder Fred has revealed he is aware of strong interest from Manchester United.

The Premier League side have been linked with a £44million move for the Shakhtar Donetsk player.

The 25-year-old says the interest has come after United’s rivals ...

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Pakistan move into the lead as England toil

Pakistan moved into the lead on the second afternoon of the first Test at Lord’s, with England’s bowlers struggling to break through.

Midway through the second session the tourists had progressed to 203 for three, studiously working their way past the home side’s ...

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Spotlight is on Exeter, not us – Saracens hooker Jamie George

Jamie George insists the spotlight is thrust upon Exeter as Saracens look to summon all their big-game experience for Saturday’s Aviva Premiership final.

The two outstanding teams in English club rugby collide at Twickenham in a repeat of the 2016 showpiece that saw the Chiefs ...

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Durham set for County final at Twickenham

DURHAM’S county team will attempt to secure some national glory on Sunday when they grace the hallowed turf of Twickenham in the Division Two final of the Bill Beaumont Senior Men’s County Championship.

The county side, which features players from Darlington Mowden ...

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New women's cricket tournament announced for the North

DURHAM County Cricket Board have announced a new women’s tournament that will launch next month.

The Super 4s will feature four teams drawn from the 49 best female players from Durham, Cumbria, Northumberland and Yorkshire, and has been designed to showcase the highest level ...

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Sunderland confirm Jack Ross' appointment as manager

SUNDERLAND have confirmed the appointment of Jack Ross as their new manager.

Ross has left St Mirren to take over at the Stadium of Light, having guided the Scottish club to the Championship title last season.

A new era begins. #JacktheLad pic.twitter.com/L2fxkqy2nO ...

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Butterfly World forced to close today after late night break-in

A VISITOR attraction has been forced to close today after a break in last night.

Butterfly World at Preston Park, near Stockton, is closed today following a break in at the gift shop last night.

A statement published on the Butterfly World Facebook page said: "We are ...

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Darlo Dines Out gets underway with 'Fusion' twist

A FOUR-day food festival has got underway with a Fusion twist.

Darlington Food and Drink Festival, otherwise known as “Darlo Dines Out” started with a demonstration to school children by BBC Fusion Chef Aazam Ahmad.

Jean-Christophe Novelli, who has made ...

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Durham Festival of the Arts to start this week

A THREE-week arts festival featuring music, comedy, theatre and exhibitions is set to start this week.

The Durham Festival of the Arts, which runs from Friday, June 1 to June 25 is organised by Music Durham and Durham Student Theatre.

The festival is hosting dozens of ...

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Investigation to begin into cause of Darlington town centre fire

AN investigation into the cause of an early morning town centre fire in Darlington is underway.

A fire broke out at the former St T’s Home Shop on Skinnergate in Darlington at around 4am on Thursday morning.

A 47-year-old who was rescued from the blaze by ...

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Bus found stranded on beach is towed away

A stranded bus had to be towed away by Coastguard teams after it was found on Cleethorpes beach.

Teams from Cleethorpes Coastguard and HM Coastguard Donna Nook Rescue Team were called to the scene at around 2.44am on Friday, after the vehicle was discovered next to the pier.

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Bus found stranded on beach is towed away

A stranded bus had to be towed away by Coastguard teams after it was found on Cleethorpes beach.

Teams from Cleethorpes Coastguard and HM Coastguard Donna Nook Rescue Team were called to the scene at around 2.44am on Friday, after the vehicle was discovered next to the pier.

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Father of ‘bubbly’ Grenfell victim, 12, describes ’emptiness inside us all’

The father of a 12-year-old killed in the Grenfell Tower fire has said there are no words to describe the family’s feelings of emptiness after losing his “daddy’s girl”.

Jessica Urbano Ramirez was two weeks away from her 13th birthday, which she had planned ...

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