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A Canadian company has discovered that Nenthead may be sitting on one of Europe's biggest deposits

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A popular radio host who disappeared after the death of a close relative has been found safe and well, police said.

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Gunman Derrick Bird unlawfully killed 12 victims

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Seven-year-olds given gun licences

Children as young as seven have been issued with shotgun certificates, data released under the Freedom of Information Act has revealed. The figures showed 13 children under the age of 10 have been issued with licences in the UK over the past three years.

Victim 'warned before Derrick Bird killing'

Derrick Bird's youngest victim was warned a gunman was on the loose just minutes before he was shot dead, an inquest heard today.

Inquest told of gunman Derrick Bird's porn habit

Killer Derrick Bird was a cold, "emotionally void" man with an interest in extreme porn, an inquest heard today.

Pilot killed in helicopter crash

A tourist attraction boss is believed to have died in a helicopter crash, police have said.

Negotiator texted Cumbrian killer

A trained police negotiator phoned and sent text messages to the gunman Derrick Bird when the details of his rampage began to emerge, an inquest heard yesterday.

Cumbria killer shot taxi driver who slashed tyres

A taxi driver shot dead by Derrick Bird had "bragged" about slashing the tyres of the killer's car, an inquest heard yesterday.

Gun victim 'slashed killer's tyres'

A taxi driver gunned down by Derrick Bird had "bragged" about slashing the tyres on the killer's car, an inquest heard today.

Cumbria gunman's Dunblane boast

Derrick Bird threatened to make his hometown of Whitehaven as "famous as Dunblane" several weeks before embarking on his murderous rampage.

Gunman Gunman Derrick compared town to Dunblane

Gunman Derrick Bird boasted "Whitehaven will be as famous as Dunblane" just weeks before he massacred 12 people, an inquest heard today.

Paranoid fear of taxman drove Cumbria killer's shooting spree

Derrick Bird's 'grudges' and 'unsettled mind' are focus on first day of inquest into deaths

Gunman Bird's rampage re-lived

Killer Derrick Bird shot his semi-naked twin brother 11 times with a rifle after confronting him in his bedroom, the inquest into the deaths of his victims heard today.

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