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Pair quizzed over Philpott sibling deaths at Derby house fire released without charge

A man and a woman who were arrested in connection with a house fire in which six siblings died have been released without charge, police said.

Patel stars in comfortable notts victory

Nottinghamshire maintained their push for the Clydesdale Bank 40 semi-finals with a 88-run victory over Scotland at Trent Bridge.

Couple are bailed over fire deaths

A man and a woman arrested in connection with a house fire that killed six children have been released on bail.

Two held over Derby house fire deaths

A man and a woman were arrested today in connection with a house fire which killed six children in Derby.

Police investigate racist 'choc ice' Twitter attack against Ashley Cole

Police are investigating allegedly racist comments made against footballer Ashley Cole on social networking site Twitter, just days after his team-mate John Terry was cleared of racism.

Midland Mainline to be electrified

Plans to electrify the Midland Mainline are expected to be announced by the Government next week, according to reports.

Five guilty of preying on vulnerable girls in Derby sex abuse case

Five men who preyed on “vulnerable” teenage girls for sex have today been found guilty of paying for the sexual services of a child.

Britain braces for more rain and flooding chaos

Residents across the UK are bracing themselves for further flooding with heavy downpours predicted to heap more misery on rain-drenched areas of Britain.

Nick Compton: Scored an unbeaten 42 for Somerset as they went through

Compton and Hildreth take Somerset into T20 quarter-finals

Somerset swept into the Friends Life T20 quarter-finals with a comfortable seven-wicket win against Worcestershire at New Road yesterday. The Royals were kept to 119 for 7 despite an unbeaten 45 by Phil Hughes; Somerset powered home thanks to a stand of 59 Nick Compton and James Hildreth. Hildreth made 35 not out and Compton 42 not out.

Warning over Olympics lottery scam

Olympic lottery scammers are impersonating the Church of England's London 2012 chief to swindle personal details out of unsuspecting victims.

Derby house fire parents Mick and Mairead Philpott to face trial next year

The parents of six children killed in a house fire will go on trial for their murder next year.

Anti-fracking protesters blockade drilling rig

Protesters have locked themselves to the gates of a drilling rig site in a demonstration against fracking.

A dogged 66 from Durham's Ben Stokes underlined his credentials

County Championship round-up: Stokes fuels chase to replace Bairstow

Cool customer though Jonny Bairstow is, he may just have felt the icy blast of other batsmen's runs down his neck as he prepares for the Third Test. Ben Stokes, the extremely likely lad from Durham, made 66 yesterday for the improbable table-proppers against the table-toppers, Warwickshire.

Parents charged with murder of six children in Derby house fire

A mother and father have been charged with the murder of their six children who died after a fire at their home in Derby.

Police given more time to quiz Derby house fire parents as public provide 'useful' information

Several people have come forward with “extremely useful” information about an arson attack that killed six children, as police were given extra time to question their parents.

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