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Four charged over Leicester house fire that killed mother and three children

A 16-year-old and three other men have been charged with murder after a fatal house fire in Leicester killed four members of the same family.

Warwickshire bowler Chris Woakes celebrates after dismissing Derbyshire batsman Paul Borrington

Derbyshire are down and out after Warwickshire defeat

Derbyshire were relegated from the County Championship First Division after they slumped to an innings and 168 run defeat to Warwickshire.

The scene of the fatal house fire in Wood Hill, Leicester

Leicester house fire: Seven men arrested over blaze which killed mother and her three children

Shehnila Taufiq, her teenage sons Jamal and Bilal and daughter Zainab, died in the fire in Wood Hill

Leicester fire deaths: Ryanair boss vows to change its ‘abrupt culture’ after PR disaster over grieving father

Airline backtracks after originally refusing to let bereaved father change his ticket for free

Man charged over four deaths in Leicester house fire

An 18-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with a house fire in which four people died. Shehnila Taufiq, her sons Jamal and Bilal and daughter Zainab died in the fire in Leicester on 12 September.

Theresa May's claims that 'the police have only one target, to cut crime' have been called into doubt

Police forces given new swathe of performance targets despite Theresa May claims their only target is ‘to cut crime’

Reports show 18 of the 41 Police and Crime Commissioners still set their forces specific targets

County round-up: Durham stall but stay in control

A combination of difficult batting conditions and the intervention of bad weather looks likely to work in Durham’s favour as their match at Derby heads towards a draw, unless Yorkshire can work through Sussex’s batting quickly at Hove today.

Paul Borrington: Batsman made the most of his opportunity with a painstaking innings of 75

Tony Palladino strikes at the death to renew Derbyshire hopes

Derbyshire 298 Durham 82-2

Shivnarine Chanderpaul was the mainstay of the Derbyshire second innings

Cool Chanderpaul gives Derbyshire hope

After the first match of England’s one-day international series against Australia at Headingley was declared a washout yesterday afternoon, it was left to the County Championship to fill centre stage.  A deluge  overnight and throughout the morning meant that the likelihood of any play was quickly dashed, with the sides due to reconvene at Old Trafford tomorrow.

Couple killed in Jersey plane crash

A businessman and his wife have been killed in a plane crash off the coast of Jersey.

Hope Powell could make a swift return to football in a revolutionary move

Hope Powell admits she did not expect to be sacked as England coach

The long-time manager of the women's senior team was dismissed after a poor European Championship

Man charged with attempted murder after rugby player attacked with claw hammer

Matthew Probert is 'lucky to be alive' after being struck

Ryan Sidebottom took four wickets against his former county

Yorkshire stride towards title with Notts toppling

Yorkshire 407 Nottinghamshire 150

Twenty20: Michael Carberry set for international debut against Australia

Broad, Root and Finn only members of Ashes squad to feature in squad

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Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

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