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Lifeboat rescued burglar Paul Redford as he tried to escape across Channel on a kayak

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Steve Carney obituary: Newcastle United stalwart of the 1980s

The starry likes of Kevin Keegan, Chris Waddle and Peter Beardsley garnered most of the headlines as Newcastle United rose to the top tier of English football in 1984, but Arthur Cox’s exhilarating side relied on more prosaic contributors too, none more fearsomely committed to the cause than central defender Steve Carney.

Teenager who killed policeman with one punch detained for three and a half years

PC Chris Findley was walking home after a night out when he was knocked down in 'unprovoked attack'

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As a writer of historical thrillers, Imogen Robertson's reputation is beginning to outpace most of her rivals'.

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A lack of travellers – and trains – has left some parts of the rail network surprisingly idle

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Alan Milburn and Gillian Shephard make an  unlikely team – but, they tell Andrew Grice, they both want ministers to do more on child poverty

By-elections boost for Lib Dems ahead of 2 May county council elections

No seats changed hands in the latest council by-elections but the Liberal Democrats had the strongest voting boost.

HMRC: Plan to close 281 centres and save £13m

HMRC could close all 281 of its enquiry centres, putting 1,300 jobs at risk, as part of a move to save £13m a year.

Drunk burglar who led police from scene of crime to his own doorstep with trail of footprints in snow is spared jail

Police spent an hour and a half following mile long trail from victim's home

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Imagine yourself on your very own 48 hours in York break. The Cedar Court Grand Hotel and Spa is the perfect retreat, nestled right within the city walls, within easy reach of all the attractions. Delve into the city's vibrant café culture, indulge in some retail therapy or simply watch the world go by while sipping a drink by the river...

Five Questions About: House prices in 2013

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