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Kevin Beattie: Funeral of ex-England and Ipswich Town player

[ad_1] Crowds have lined the streets to pay their respects to former England and Ipswich Town footballer Kevin Beattie.The 64-year-old, known as The Beat, died last month from a suspected heart attack.Applause and chants of "there's only one Kevin Beattie" broke out as the cortege passed the statue of Beattie's former boss Sir Bobby Robson at Portman Road.A private service for family, friends and former teammates was then held at
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Ringwood man talks of main parachute failing on jump

[ad_1] A 79-year-old man has been talking about the moment his main chute failed to deploy on a charity parachute jump.Rob Forrester-Addie, from Ringwood, was given the tandem jump as a birthday present from his wife. The jump took place with The Army Parachute Association in Wiltshire. An instructor deployed the reserve chute and they landed safely and unharmed.Spokesman Mark Bayada said: "Around 1 in 1,000 parachute jumps use the
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Man mistaken for ‘scarecrow’ run over on Alresford road

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption Laurence John had been walking home from the Yew Tree Pub A woman who ran over a man lying in the road after she mistook him for a "scarecrow" has been jailed.Marian Watt, 60, drove over 55-year-old Laurence John outside a pub in Alresford, Hampshire in November 2017. Winchester Crown Court heard she had stopped but thought he was "a Guy Fawkes guy or
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Cot designer jailed over baby’s death

[ad_1] Image copyright Ben Lack Image caption A judge said Craig Williams held a "significant responsibility" for Oscar Abbey's death A bed firm boss who designed a cot in which a seven-month-old baby "choked to death" has been jailed for three years and four months.Craig Williams's Playtime Beds Ltd sold the cot bed where Oscar Abbey got stuck trying to crawl through a gap.Oscar's lifeless body was found by his
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Arrest over Salisbury Cathedral Magna Carta theft attempt

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption The hammer made three holes in the top layer of protective glass A hammer-wielding man has been arrested after an attempted smash and grab of a Magna Carta from its display at Salisbury Cathedral.Alarms went off when an attempt was made to smash the glass box which protects the charter on Thursday.The suspect was held on suspicion of attempted theft of the document -
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Fracking in Lancashire suspended following earthquake

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Shale company Cuadrilla has been fracking at the Preston New Road site since 15 October Fracking has been suspended at a site in Lancashire after the British Geological Survey (BGS) recorded an earthquake of 0.8 magnitude.Drilling for shale gas at Preston New Road in Little Plumpton was given the green light on 15 October, despite strong opposition. Energy firm Cuadrilla said it would
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Ruth Davidson gives birth to boy

[ad_1] Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson gives birth to boy - she and partner Jen Wilson are "delighted"This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts. [ad_2] Source link
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Megan Lee: Pair guilty of girl’s takeaway allergy death

[ad_1] Image copyright Family handout Image caption Megan Lee died two days after she was admitted to Royal Blackburn Hospital Two men have been found guilty of manslaughter of 15-year-old girl who suffered an allergic reaction to a takeaway meal.Megan Lee died after eating food containing peanuts from The Royal Spice takeaway in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire.The takeaway's owner Mohammed Abdul Kuddus, 40, and co-accused Harun Rashid, 38, had denied manslaughter by