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Jack Hammersley and Jorge Gill were criticised for using a pulley system to wakeboard in an underground carpark

Sale 29 Leeds 3: Hodgson masterminds Leeds' destruction

Leeds offered so little resistance against Sale at Edgeley Park last night that they were fortunate to acquire their three points from a second-half penalty. Sale outplayed them in all departments, and, though unable to score a bonus point, were worthy of their try in each half. Both were converted by Charlie Hodgson who also kicked five penalties for Sale, in his 100th Premiership game, to amass 19 points.

They can assist lower-income students but are adult learning grants enough?

When Erica Hurer-Mackay enrolled on a higher education access course at Bedford College last September, she was advised to apply for an adult learning grant (ALG), that would entitle her to £30 a week. As a single parent with three children under 16 (pictured, right), she was eligible, and found it covered her travel costs and meant she needn't work. "Thirty pounds can make a difference if you're on a budget," she says.

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Man 'killed himself' after being shot with Taser gun

A man who died after being shot by police with a stun gun had fatally injured himself, detectives said last night. Armed officers were called to an incident in the Goldington area of Bedford at 7pm on Saturday after reports of a dispute between a mother and a son, Bedfordshire Police said. Officers used the Taser gun after the knife-wielding man, who was in his thirties, threatened police outside a terraced house.

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Postcards from the life of Tom Varndell: two years ago, it was sun and sand in Dubai, "wish you were here" and tries galore for England Sevens immediatelyafter a first full cap for his country at Twickenham. This time last year, it was "wish I wasn't here", on loan from Leicester to Second Division Bedford, with a knee injury to top it off.

Racing: Echelon's late run rescues punters

Echelon, a well-backed 15-8 favourite in the first race here yesterday, looked to be struggling halfway up the straight when trapped on the inside. But Sir Michael Stoute's filly was soon switched to the outside by Kieren Fallon who then weaved the topweight through to hit the front inside the final furlong.

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