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National Parks competition won by Peak District photo

Image copyright Kieran MetcalfeImage caption Kieran Metcalfe won the competition with his photograph of Chrome Hill, in Derbyshire, taken in November 2018 on a windy morning A stunning shot of the Peak District has been announced as the winner of a photography competition celebrating the 70th anniversary of UK National Parks. Graphic designer Kieran Metcalfe, who lives in Cheshire, was ...

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Schwimmer ‘doppelganger’ denies fraud and theft charges

Image copyright Lancashire Police/PAImage caption Police issued a new photo of Abdulah Husseini (left) A “doppelganger” of Friends actor David Schwimmer has denied a string of fraud and theft offences. Abdulah Husseini, 36, of Spencer Road, Slough, west London, appeared at Preston Crown Court via video link on Friday. He giggled and put his hand over his mouth when Judge ...

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Heck’s ‘Sausage World’ on hold after EU funding blow

Image copyright HeckImage caption Heck decided to open a visitor centre after so many people asked to have a look at its factory Plans for a “Sausage World” attraction in North Yorkshire have been put on hold after funding from the European Union was refused. The family-run firm Heck had planned to expand its base in Kirklington, near Bedale, to ...

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Alesha MacPhail murder trial: ‘Evidence’ dumped in skip

Image copyright AFPImage caption Alesha was found dead in woodland on 2 July last year A boy’s hooded top was discarded in a skip despite being recovered on a shoreline days after the body of Alesha MacPhail was found. A murder trial heard that a dog walker contacted police on 6 July last year after spotting the youth XL garment ...

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Axe murderer Nathan Davis jailed for at least 28 years

Image copyright Cleveland PoliceImage caption Nathan Davis fled following the vicious attack An axe murderer intent on revenge over an attack on his girlfriend has been jailed for a minimum of 28 years. Nathan Davis, 26, assaulted 47-year-old Craig Barker at his home in Cleatham Close, Stockton, Teesside, in July. Mr Barker, also known as Craig Slater, died in hospital ...

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Which banks do customers love or hate?

Image copyright Getty Images Metro Bank has taken top spot in an official survey of customers’ satisfaction with their banks, with the Royal Bank of Scotland ranked bottom. Despite Metro’s share price having been hit, in part, by errors in the way it accounted for some of its lending, the bank overtook First Direct to go top. Some 83% of ...

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Woods near Inverness city centre taken over by charity

Image copyright Alan O’BrienImage caption Aultnaskiach Dell is now in the care of a charity Woods close to Inverness city centre bought more than 40 years ago by a man as present for his wife have been transferred into community ownership. Aultnaskiach Dell, known locally as The Glen, stretches from Drummond Road towards the River Ness on Island Bank Road. ...

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Ryanair plane damaged in Stansted Airport barrier collision

Image copyright AAIBImage caption The Ryanair plane hit a blast fence as it was being moved ahead of take-off at Stansted Airport A Ryanair plane with 177 people onboard was damaged when it was reversed into an airport barrier, a report has found. It was being moved by a tug into a parking area at Stansted Airport on 30 April ...

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Exeter murders: Victim ‘wouldn’t have harmed anybody’

Image caption The crime scenes are being guarded by police as tributes are left outside The friend of one of three elderly men who were murdered has said he “wouldn’t have done anything to harm anybody”. Twin brothers Dick and Roger Carter, 84, were found dead at a house on Cowick Lane, Exeter, on Tuesday. The body of 80-year-old Anthony ...

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