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Tractor takes motocross crash death farmer on final journey

A farmer who died in a motocross crash has been taken to his funeral by a tractor followed by dozens of bikers.

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Fans mourn as 'superb' episode brings end of Inspector George Gently ever closer

The latest episode of Inspector George Gently proved to be bittersweet for viewers, who said they are "raging" that it is coming to an end.

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I'm no supporter of Corbyn, says Sedgefield Labour candidate

The Labour candidate hoping to be re-elected in Tony Blair's former constituency has told voters he is "no supporter of Corbyn".

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Teenager interviewed by police over Bradley Lowery social media posts

A teenager has been interviewed by police relating to posts on social media about terminally ill Bradley Lowery.

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Homeowners will still face 'dementia tax' despite U-turn, Lib Dems warn

Elderly homeowners across England will still face paying a "dementia tax" despite Theresa May's U-turn on capping social care costs, the Liberal Democrats have warned.

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Father urges judges to publish rulings on his decade-long family court battle

A man has called on judges to reveal details of his decade-long family court battle with an ex-partner over access to their child.

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Former Newcastle United coach charged with historic sex offences

A former Newcastle United coach has been charged with 29 historic sexual offences dating back more than 40 years, police have said.

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Wales boss reveals World Cup dream as he collects OBE

The only way Wales can top their Euro 2016 success is to get to the final of the World Cup, the team's manager Chris Coleman said, as he picked up an OBE at Buckingham Palace.

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Armed police stage anti-terror training exercise at shopping centre

Armed police have held an anti-terror training exercise at one of Europe's biggest shopping centres.

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Jermain Defoe joins terminally ill fan Bradley Lowery at sixth birthday party

Football mascot Bradley Lowery has celebrated his sixth birthday with his best friend Jermain Defoe and more than 250 family and friends.

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Thousands of officers 'lacking recent background checks', investigation finds

Nine out of 10 police officers from one force have not had a recent background check, a BBC investigation has claimed.

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Jeremy Corbyn to attend Durham Miners' Gala

Jeremy Corbyn will speak at the Durham Miners' Gala in July and the organisers have said they hope he will do so as prime minister.

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Life term for inmate who slit throat of Ian Huntley's prison attacker

A prisoner who slit the throat of an inmate who had slashed Soham killer Ian Huntley's neck has been jailed for life and must serve at least 18 more years behind bars.

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Ex-Methodist minister who used hypnosis on boys facing jail for abuse

A retired Methodist minister will be jailed after he was convicted of using hypnosis on four boys in the 1970s and 1980s and then sexually abusing them.

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Bradley Lowery to spend birthday in hospital ahead of Jermain Defoe party

Football mascot Bradley Lowery will celebrate his sixth birthday in hospital on Wednesday ahead of a big party with his best friend Jermain Defoe.

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Tories and Ukip trade demands for Hartlepool candidates to stand down

A row has broken out in Hartlepool as the Conservatives and Ukip tell each other their candidate should withdraw from the General Election.

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BBC's Inspector George Gently to end with a 'flourish'

Inspector George Gently fans are set to see a satisfying ending for the series' characters when it bows out after a decade on screen, cast and crew have promised.

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NHS 'open for business' amid 'international manhunt' for cyber attackers

The NHS has been declared "open for business" but some hospitals are still suffering disruption caused by the crippling ransomware attack.

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Man accused of abusing boys did 'nothing for which he would be ashamed'

A retired Methodist minister accused of hypnotising then indecently assaulting four boys in the 1970s and 1980s told a jury he did nothing to them for which he would be "ashamed".

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Seven hospitals affected by cyber attack still in need of support

Seven hospitals were still unable to accept emergency patients two days after a global cyber attack brought down dozens of NHS systems.

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