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Jack Hammersley and Jorge Gill were criticised for using a pulley system to wakeboard in an underground carpark

Countyfile: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

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Jenkel vehicles were used during the riots in Britain last year

Military armoured cars attract interest from Met

Scotland Yard team studies vehicles at sales fair

Met Office puts out serious alert

The Met Office issued an England-wide serious weather alert yesterday as the nation continued to shiver in freezing conditions.

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Pony died in lake accident

A pony that was believed to have been pushed to its death in a lake really died accidentally.

Pony pushed to death in lake by gang

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pony was pushed to its death in a lake.

Wetherspoon in £20m expansion

The pub chain JD Wetherspoon is creating 650 jobs in a £20m expansion involving 14 new pubs. The additional outlets, which are due to open in the next month, will take the chain to 822 pubs.

Long delays prompt rail firm review

A rail company today announced it will review its response to massive disruption to services after thousands of passengers were stranded for hours and a heavily pregnant woman joined a group who got off a train and walked along tracks.

Elop helps 4,000 staff off his 'burning platform' as Nokia slashes jobs

Nokia boss Stephen Elop yesterday fleshed out his plan to salvage the struggling mobile phone group from the "burning platform", revealing that the company was preparing to axe thousands of employees.

Sisters sentenced over knife murder

Two "Judas like" teenage sisters were sentenced today for the brutal knife murder of their father.

BAE Systems set to cut 1,350 jobs

Defence giant BAE Systems is set to deliver a pre-Christmas jobs blow today by announcing cuts of up to 1,350 posts.

Open Jaw: 'Air passenger tax must apply to anyone flying'

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Transport: Commuters buffeted by 10 per cent increase in rail fares

Rail users are to be hit with soaring ticket prices after the Government announced measures that will see fares rise at more than twice the rate of inflation for three years in a row.

Turner heads England clean sweep

Andy Turner led an England hurdles clean sweep before Steph Twell of Scotland won Commonwealth Games bronze in Delhi tonight.

Hospital shuts departments over staff shortages

A hospital is set to shut its emergency and maternity departments because of fears over public safety due to "serious" staff shortages, officials confirmed today.

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