Inflatable artwork deaths an accident, inquest rules

Two women who were killed when an inflatable artwork broke free and flipped into the air suffered accidental deaths, an inquest jury ruled today.

Inflatable artwork tragedy inquest opens

The families of two women killed when an inflatable artwork was lifted into the air by a gust of wind before crashing to the ground were today hoping that almost four years of questions will soon be answered.

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For what seemed like the millionth time, Steve Harmison yesterday declared himself ready and willing to play for England. What Harmison is rightly always aware of on these occasions is that England have yet to find anybody to replace him.

Swann shines as England avoid embarrassment

Graeme Swann claimed career-best bowling figures as England avoided a series whitewash with a four-wicket win over Australia in the seventh one-day international at Riverside.

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Collingwood and Anderson rested by England

England have rested Paul Collingwood and James Anderson for three and two matches respectively in the current NatWest Series against Australia.

The Last Word: Black-and-white comedy starring the Loony Toons

Sitting in the sun in the Don Robson Pavilion at the Riverside eight days ago, it was sometime approaching lunch when the f-word was finally mentioned. Traditionally, the Chester-le-Street ground is something of a bantering chamber for the folk who spend their summer Saturdays watching Durham at cricket and the rest of the year following the fortunes of Newcastle United and Sunderland. Despite the Wearside location, there tends to be an even-ish split of numbers and replica shirts. And the points-scoring jibes can last as long as the day's play. Not last Saturday.

Strauss hits Gayle for six in defence of Test cricket

England captain says 'primary form of the game' is still toughest challenge

Inflatable sculpture deaths: jury discharged

The jury in the trial of an artist accused of killing two women when his inflatable sculpture blew away failed to reach verdicts today.

Inflatable sculpture deaths: artist guilty

The creator of an inflatable artwork which broke free from its moorings and flipped over, killing two people, was found guilty today of breaching health and safety rules.

Jury out in inflatable sculpture death trial

The jury was sent out today in the manslaughter trial of an artist whose inflatable sculpture blew away, killing two women inside.

Father saves toddler sucked 150ft through drain

A quick-thinking father saved his three-year-old daughter from certain death after she fell down a storm drain during the floods.

England game rained off

England's Twenty20 International against South Africa has been called off 24 hours in advance following heavy rain at the Chester-le-Street ground.

Driver killed as chased car flips over

A driver died when his car was hit by a stolen vehicle which flipped over a motorway central reservation as traffic officers tried to stop it, police said today.

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