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A father died when his car skidded into a river just before his wife's vehicle also plunged into the icy water.

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No damage or injuries were reported following the 'average' sized tremor

Britain’s cricket-loving oldest man retires on 110

Born into a world that would not know of Nazism or the atomic bomb for several decades, Reg Dean maintained that the greatest sadness that had befallen Earth in the 110 years and 63 days he spent on it was the decline of cricket.

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With Michael Hussey announcing his intention to quit international cricket just weeks after ex-captain Ricky Ponting retired, Australia could turn to England for a replacement ahead of the Ashes this summer.

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New police commissioners vow to fight budget cuts

Two newly elected police and crime commissioners in neighbouring police forces have vowed to take on the Government over policing budget cuts.

Mittal pays £272m for plants

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New plea for information over Derby house fire that killed six children

Several people have come forward with information since the parents of six children who died in a house fire appeared in court last week, police have said.

Currie says: 'My greatest regret is not persuading my colleagues that eggs were a problem - I persuaded the public, but my colleagues thought I was the problem. They were wrong.'

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Derby fire: Parents deny murders

The parents of six children who died when a fire ripped through their home wept in court today as they pleaded not guilty to six counts of murder.

Man in court over Derby house fire deaths

A 45-year-old man was remanded in custody today after appearing in court charged with murdering six siblings who died after a fire ripped through their home as they slept.

Floral tributes adorn the pavement outside the house in Allenton, Derby

Two men held in connection with Derby house fire deaths

Two men have been arrested in connection with a house fire in which six siblings died.

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