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Off to the North of England education conference – the traditional curtain raiser of the year.

Murder suspect extradited from Morocco and due in court

A Chinese businessman wanted over the murders of a family is being extradited to the UK from Morocco.

Exeter kicked three penalties to one by Stephen Myler (pictured)

Stephen Myler signs new deal with Northampton

Fly-half has agreed terms "for the foreseeable future"

England’s Michael Lumb, left, and Alex Hales celebrate yesterday

Record opening stand seals series win for England

New Zealand 139-8 England 143-0 (England win by 10 wickets)

Rents fall for third successive month

Meanwhile, the Office of Fair Trading uncovers problems in lettings market

GMC investigates senior Department of Health manager over claims she put targets ahead of patient safety

A senior Department of Health manager is under investigation by the General Medical Council over allegations that she ordered a hospital trust to hit its waiting list targets “whatever the demand.”

Anthony Hilton: Boris's housing plan is more stunt than strategy

Nothing gets people going like house prices. I did a piece elsewhere which pointed out that for the cost of a small family house in Fulham you could now buy a street in Sunderland. That was on Monday. By Wednesday, Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, was demanding that his London Authority should be allowed to collect the hundreds of millions of pounds raised in stamp duty on the sale of expensive homes in the capital. He would then use those funds to finance the building of affordable homes so millions of ordinary Londoners – those already here and others forecast to arrive in the coming decade – would have at least some chance of getting on the housing ladder.

Flybe axes 300 jobs to slash costs

Around 300 jobs are to be axed at regional airline Flybe as it battles to slash costs by £35 million to stem losses.

Five arrested in FSA insider-trading swoop

Police have arrested a Schroders trader and four other individuals in the latest insider-dealing investigation to rock the Square Mile.

Lecturer told council about neighbour abuse

A university lecturer killed herself three weeks after warning council that she could not cope with living next door to a drugs den.

The Twyning, By Terence Blacker

The much-maligned rat emerges as an intelligent and sensitive creature in this exciting novel

As if snow wasn't enough: earthquake hits East Midlands

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

Samit Patel: All-rounder is bullish about second ODI after explosive knock in Rajkot

Victory is sweet for Samit Patel after whitewash pain

All-rounder relishes ODI win after playing every match in two previous 5-0 defeats

Exeter kicked three penalties to one by Stephen Myler (pictured)

Saints overcome the sins of Hartley to rise again

Exeter Chiefs 19 Northampton Saints 30

Delays for road and rail travellers due to flooding and late-running engineering work

Road and rail travellers endured another bleak mid-winter morning rush-hour today.

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