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Death toll rises to 35 in Japan amid Typhoon Hagibis

The death toll has risen to 35 and 17 people remain missing as Japan deals with the destructive Typhoon Hagibis.

Rescue crew dug through mudslides and searched near swollen rivers on Monday in central and northern Japan.

Hagibis unleashed torrents of rain and strong winds on Saturday ...

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Scientists develop robot inspectors for offshore wind farms

Scientists have developed fully autonomous robots which are able to inspect wind farms for damage.

Unlike many drones, these do not require a human operator and can assess the integrity of offshore wind turbines.

Those behind the devices believe they could help prevent technicians ...

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Typhoon Hagibis leaves dozens dead in Japan

Rescue crews in Japan are digging through mudslides and searching for missing people following a typhoon that has left dozens dead.

Typhoon Hagibis unleashed torrents of rain and strong winds on Saturday that left thousands of homes on Japan’s main island flooded, damaged or without ...

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Fears of Teesside "jobs crisis" voiced by ex-council leader

A FORMER council leader has mounted a savage attack on the progress of major projects on  Teesside – with fears it is “sleepwalking into a new jobs crisis”. 

Labour’s Cllr Sue Jeffrey accused Redcar and Cleveland Council and its leader Cllr Mary ...

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Raby Hunt birthday celebrations boosted by Michelin stars

TENTH birthday celebrations for The Raby Hunt restaurant have been made all the sweeter after it retained its two Michelin stars this week.

The venue, at Summerhouse near Darlington, is the only restaurant in the region to hold two stars and one of only 23 two-star restaurants in ...

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Motorist jailed after speeding off with special constable clinging to his bonnet

A ROAD rage row has landed one motorist in prison after he sped off with a special police constable hanging onto his car bonnet.

Paul Kay became embroiled in a dispute with another motorist as they drove along the A66 in rush hour traffic in April this year.

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Johnson unveils Queen’s Speech crackdown on foreign offenders

Boris Johnson is putting a crackdown on violent and foreign criminals at the centre of the first Queen’s Speech of his premiership in a bid to “restore confidence” in the justice system.

The package of 22 bills will include legislation to keep serious criminals in prison ...

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Cancer patients show their scars in photoshoot

The scars of cancer patients will be put on display as part of a new project showing the “gritty and raw reality” of the disease.

Sixteen men and women who have been diagnosed with cancer have taken part in the “Defiance” photoshoot to show strength and solidarity ...

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Lewis Hamilton thinking of Niki Lauda after Mercedes clinch title

Lewis Hamilton dedicated Mercedes’ historic constructors’ championship to the team’s late non-executive chairman Niki Lauda.

Mercedes clinched the title in Japan on Sunday – and with Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas now the only men left in the running to win the ...

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Johnny Sexton says Ireland are hitting their peak ahead of All Blacks clash

Johnny Sexton has questioned the “strange” negativity around Ireland’s World Cup campaign, insisting Joe Schmidt’s men are ready to peak for the All Blacks.

British and Irish Lions fly-half Sexton insisted Ireland always knew Japan’s quality ahead of their ...

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Football rumours from the media

Manchester United have reportedly opened talks with Barcelona as they bid to bring midfielder Ivan Rakitic to Old Trafford in the January transfer window. Spanish website Sport says United are in the hunt for the Croatian. They might face a battle, however, with Inter Milan also expressing an ...

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Tenant's possessions 'strewn across street' after dispute

A LANDLORD dispute led to a tenant's possessions being dumped in the street in Darlington.

Appalled residents contacted the town's MP Jenny Chapman, and took photographs, after spotting the tenant's personal possessions strewn across the street near Denmark Street, which is just off ...

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What the papers say – October 14

Demands from Brussels and the Prime Minister’s allies are on Monday’s front pages.

The Independent says the PM has been told he must move “further and faster” when it comes to achieving Brexit by October 31, with EU negotiators demanding more concessions from ...

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Work starts on multi-million pound powder metals facility

WORK has begun on a new multi-million pound powder metals development facility in Teesside.

Liberty, part of the GFG Alliance of industrial companies, has started construction of the facility that will expand the group’s reach in specialist metals and, ultimately, into the ...

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National role for chemical expert

A HARTLEPOOL-based chemicals expert has taken up a national post as Chair of the Chemical Industries Association (CIA) Responsible Care Strategy Group.

Gary Watson who has worked at Venator for 29-years since leaving university in 1990, started his additional role at the CIA at the ...

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The sporting weekend in pictures

Scotland were knocked out of the Rugby World Cup after being beaten by hosts Japan in Yokohama.

Elsewhere, St Helens lifted silverware, Wales drew with World Cup runners-up Croatia in their Euro 2020 qualifier and American gymnast Simone Biles made history in Stuttgart.

Here, the PA ...

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Armstrong: 'I would've taken a draw because of the seven players missing'

BEING without several first-choice players has been a theme of Darlington’s season, each week Alun Armstrong has been unable to call on a few of his first-choice picks.

He was without seven on Saturday for a range of reasons yet he oversaw a 2-1 win, but admitted afterwards ...

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Newcastle boss to have cash in January window

STEVE BRUCE has been told there will be money to strengthen Newcastle United’s squad in January – even if it means not spending big on players for the third window in a row.

After signing Miguel Almiron for £21m last January and then adding £40m striker ...

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Darlington village road to close for a month for resurfacing

A ROAD linking two Darlington villages together will be shut for a month for resurfacing.

Darlington Borough Council are currently undertaking maintenance works and resurfacing on the C34a Great Stainton to Bishopton road.

A full road closure will be required to carry ...

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Fears of Teesside "jobs crisis" voiced by ex-council leader

A FORMER council leader has mounted a savage attack on the progress of major projects on  Teesside – with fears it is “sleepwalking into a new jobs crisis”. 

Labour’s Cllr Sue Jeffrey accused Redcar and Cleveland Council and its leader Cllr Mary ...

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Cash-strapped Brandon United hits out after floodlights 'shot at' by vandals

A CASH-strapped Northern League football club has hit out after vandals caused thousands of pounds of damage by shooting at its floodlights.

The welfare ground in Brandon, near Durham, has been targeted on a number of occasions in recent weeks, with five of its floodlights damaged ...

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