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Darlington enter administration

League Two play-off hopefuls Darlington have entered administration and will be deducted 10 points by the Football League.

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A young father has died after being bitten on the elbow by a Staffordshire bull terrier as he walked to work.

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Swiss voters give boost to heroin on the NHS

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Inside the hotel: 'There were bodies on the TV. Then they cut the signal'

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Dog saves owner from pervert

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Have a Swale of a time walking in the Yorkshire's Dales

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Forced marriages: the trail of misery and fear in Britain

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Ancient seat of learning goes modern: Durham university is expanding into gritty towns

Forget Durham's image as a place for Oxbridge rejects to read Classics. The university is expanding into gritty towns such as Darlington – and planning vocational courses.

Five dead after storms lash UK

Emergency services launched an evacuation effort yesterday as the north of England was battered by another day of fierce rainstorms. Morpeth in Northumberland was hit by the worst floods the town has seen since the 1960s as riverbanks burst, forcing more than 300 people to leave their homes. Lifeboat teams joined the rescue. Three policemen attending the scene of a landslip near Alnwick had to be rescued themselves after a second slip left them stranded. More than 100 official flood warnings were still in place last night.

Letters: We need more small schools

You recently ran a positive article about small schools ("A school where less is more", EDUCATION & CAREERS, 17 July). US evidence reported to the National Education Trust, and confirmed in Australia, shows that as schools get larger, the gap between rich and poor widens.

Red Bull: it promises energy, but doesn't mention sticky blood...

Australian researchers have found that the sugar-free version of Red Bull may increase the danger of blood clots, and creates "sticky" blood, raising the risk of heart attack or stroke. How this affects the sales of Red Bull – last year 3.5 billion cans were sold in 143 countries – is yet to be seen.

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