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Tasers for all police patrolling frontline favoured by 90% of officers - poll

Nine out of 10 police officers want to see all frontline colleagues in their force carrying Tasers while out on patrol, a survey has found.

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Family paid damages over death of elderly patient who drank hand sanitiser gel

A hospital has agreed to pay damages to the family of a confused patient who died after drinking a bottle of hand sanitiser gel which contained as much alcohol as a litre of gin.

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Pensioner who tried to stop Jo Cox attack was 'shining example', MP's family say

The hero pensioner who tried to save MP Jo Cox from her killer was a "shining example of Yorkshire and British bravery", her family has said in a tribute after his death.

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Protesters losing battle against tree-felling in High Court vow to fight on

Campaigners trying to halt a "highly controversial" street tree-felling programme in Sheffield say they will continue their fight despite losing a High Court battle with council bosses.

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Tributes after death of ex-miner who tried to stop neo-Nazi attacking MP Jo Cox

Bernard Kenny, who tried to stop a right-wing extremist from murdering MP Jo Cox, has been described as "brave and selfless" following his death.

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Family of murdered Ann Maguire lose challenge on calling evidence from pupils

The family of teacher Ann Maguire have lost their challenge against a coroner's decision not to call evidence from pupils who had contact with her schoolboy killer immediately before the murder.

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The have-a-go hero who showed 'selfless courage'

Bernard Kenny, the humble have-a-go hero who showed "selfless courage" in an attempt to protect murdered MP Jo Cox from her attacker, has died aged 79.

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The have-a-go hero who showed 'selfless courage'

Bernard Kenny, the humble have-a-go hero who showed "selfless courage" in an attempt to protect murdered MP Jo Cox from her attacker, has died aged 79.

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Sheffield City Council waits on ruling over tree-felling protesters

Sheffield City Council bosses are waiting for a High Court judge's ruling on a bid to stop protesters delaying a street tree-felling programme.

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17 ex-Army instructors to face court martial on assault charges

Seventeen former army instructors are due before a court martial next month charged with assaults on recruits.

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Lorry drivers warned over potentially fatal lapses at wheel

Lorry drivers have been pictured on Britain's motorways eating and reading at the wheel, with one even appearing to use his elbows to steer.

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Landlord charged over boys' fire deaths in house with no working smoke alarms

A landlord has been charged with gross negligence manslaughter after two young boys died in a fire at a house where no working smoke alarms were fitted.

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Political correctness must never impede child sex probes - Home Secretary

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said "political and cultural sensitivities" must not get in the way of uncovering child sex abuse amid calls to review offences that are racially aggravated.

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Gove urges Sheffield City Council to 'listen to the people' in tree-felling row

Michael Gove has called on Sheffield City Council to end its controversial tree-felling programme saying it risks damaging "o ur children's rightful inheritance".

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Girl, 11, ready for secondary school after eight-hour brain tumour op

A 11-year-old girl is ready to start secondary school in September after undergoing an eight-hour operation to have a brain tumour the size of a ping pong ball removed.

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Soldier with 'worst-ever Afghanistan battle injuries' to receive care assessment

A soldier who suffered what are thought to be the worst-ever battlefield injuries survived by a casualty in Afghanistan is expected to receive a full care assessment as soon as possible, his lawyers have said.

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Public offered chance to have names written on Vulcan bomber

The owners of the last airworthy Vulcan bomber are giving supporters the opportunity to have their names written on the wings of the aircraft as they continue work towards getting it back on public view.

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Ex-police chief appears in court with four others over Hillsborough disaster

Former chief constable Sir Norman Bettison has appeared in court for the first time as a suspect today almost 30 years on from the deaths of 96 men, women and children in the Hillsborough disaster.

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Here comes the sun...then more rain

Summer weather will make a brief return after more than a month's worth of rain fell in some parts of England, bringing localised flooding and travel disruption.

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Royal fern returns to its former home on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal

A rare royal fern has been returned to its former canal home after spending 25 years in a plant pot in a backyard, the Canal and River Trust said.

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