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Woman arrested over drugs offence after death of boy, 13

Police investigating the death of a 13-year-old boy have arrested a woman on suspicion of a drugs offence.

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Footage shows mobility scooter on city ring road

Shocking dashcam footage shows the moment a mobility scooter was spotted being driven along a busy city ring road.

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Mother 'paranoid after surgeon allegedly urged anti-milk production medication'

A young mother became paranoid and developed OCD after allegedly being told she should take medication to prevent milk production after two "unjustified" breast operations, a court heard.

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Traditional Royal Shrovetide Football match kicks off in Ashbourne

The historic Royal Shrovetide Football match which "tries the pluck of an Englishman" has kicked off for another year continuing a centuries-old tradition.

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Loneliness grows as one in eight people have no close friends

Loneliness is on the rise with more than one in eight adults saying they do not have a close friend - an increase on previous years, according to research.

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Students missing out on careers advice over results pressure, MP warns

Students are missing out on careers advice due to the p ressure on schools to deliver results, a former headteacher has warned.

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Police officer acquitted of raping 17-year-old girl while he was on duty

A police officer has been acquitted of raping a 17-year-old girl while he was on duty.

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Murder-accused 'found out about pet shop worker's death while watching news'

A former Army sergeant accused of murdering a pet shop worker in 1993 has told a court he found out the killing had taken place while watching a TV news report.

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Weather warnings as snow causes travel disruption

Snow has caused travel disruption in parts of the country.

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Tourette's and autism patient Fauzia 'treated like a prisoner'

A former health and care minister was "horrified" after seeing a teenage girl with learning disabilities treated "like a prisoner" in a cell.

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Coroner says stroke death avoidable and time lost as doctors rang hospitals

A woman died from a stroke due to a shortage of intensive care beds after doctors were left trying to "broker a deal" with other hospitals.

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Stately home trust fined £266,000 after butler crushed to death by lift

A trust which runs a stately home has been fined more than a quarter of a million pounds after a butler was crushed to death by a lift.

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Judge rules man with Asperger's should undergo bowel surgery against wishes

A man in his 20s who suffers from Asperger's should undergo bowel surgery against his wishes, a judge in a specialist court has said.

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Police name man, 84, who died after suffering serious assault

An 84-year-old man who died following a serious assault has been named by police.

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Passenger jet had near-miss with drone over Derby

A drone was involved in a near-miss with a passenger jet preparing to land on a flooded runway, a report has revealed.

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Pc sacked for failing to check if death crash OAP had valid licence

A police officer has been dismissed by his force after failing to spot an 87-year-old motorist's driving licence had been revoked two months before his death in a head-on crash.

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Plea for vouchers to convert cars to use environmentally-friendly fuels

Motorists should be given vouchers to pay for high-emission cars to be converted to use environmentally-friendlier fuels, according to a think tank.

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Families sought for research testing new fire alarms sounds

Hundreds of families across the UK are being sought to take part in a study to test a new fire alarm sound, aimed at specifically waking children.

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Girl told social worker she was raped by police officer, court told

A 17-year-old girl told a social worker a serving police officer had done "the worst thing possible" after she was allegedly raped, a court heard.

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Number of factors led to rise in hate crime after referendum, says police chief

The spike in hate crime in the wake of the referendum on leaving the European Union was only partly caused by an increase in offending, a senior police chief has said.

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