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County officials say they will take around 700 guns per year

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Local musicians are up in arms at news the beloved group is to be 'reimagined', and its 16 members forced to reaudition for their places

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He shunned the usual 'died suddenly' explanation

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The pope has added a stop in Cuba to his US trip later this year

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