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Banned driver jailed after Coventry police chase

A banned driver involved in a high-speed chase through Coventry has been jailed for 12 months and disqualified from driving for three-and-a-half years. Tony Berrill, 24, of no fixed address, ran red lights and performed dangerous overtaking moves as he careered through the the city in a Seat Leon in October last year. At one […]

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Wild Film Festival Scotland gets under way in Dumfries

Image copyright Gordon Rae Image caption Lockerbie-based Gordon Rae, the 2016 Scottish Salon Nature Photographer of the Year, is involved in the festival A new festival celebrating the very best wildlife film and photography is getting under way in Dumfries. The theme of the inaugural Wild Film Festival Scotland is “amazing journeys, wild places and […]

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Call for 'decently paid' maternity leave

Image copyright Getty Images Statutory maternity pay for UK mothers is among the worst in Europe, according to an analysis by the TUC. The trade union body says only Ireland and Slovakia have worse “decently paid” entitlements. It defines decently paid as two-thirds of a woman’s salary or more than £840 a month. The government […]

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'Burglar' found dead in Queensbury chemist roof space

Image copyright Google Image caption The man’s body was discovered by a member of staff at the pharmacy on Thursday A suspected burglar has died after getting trapped in the roof space of a chemist shop, West Yorkshire Police said. The man’s body was discovered by staff at Rowlands Pharmacy in Queensbury, near Bradford, earlier. […]

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Half of word SLOW 'outside permitted area' on Boxford road

Image copyright David Lamming Image caption UK Power Networks said repainting the “OW” was “outside the permitted area” Contractors have refused to finish off painting a “slow” sign as half of the word was “outside the permitted area”. UK Power Networks contractors repainted the “SL” after they laid down cabling and resurfaced part of Sand […]