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Six people have been arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred after footage appeared on the internet apparently showing Korans being burnt.

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The police watchdog said today it was "not even close" to establishing the timeline of events surrounding the death of gunman Raoul Moat after a report suggested he was Tasered after he shot himself.

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Katy Guest: As you won't go north, Mr Salmon, bags I your chips

When I was asked to write about the top 10 reasons why the North is just as good as the South, my first reaction was "as good?" and my second was "only 10?" Londoners will have you believe the world ends at Cricklewood, in Lincolnshire there be dragons, and that north of Watford it's all the bleedin' same, innit? Northerners will say, "The best thing about the North? Well, just everything, really."

Home Swede home: A new 'village' on the 2012 Olympics site is to be designed by Ikea

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Cornelia Parker, Baltic, Gateshead

So many things seem airily suspended as you plunge down the steep, twisty streets to the banks of the River Tyne. The Tyne Bridge hangs so high in the air, almost shaving off the rooftops; seagulls wheel above your head, ear-gratingly raucous as a knife blade scraped against a sink. And, over at the old Baltic flour mill on the Gateshead side of the river, the centrepiece of Cornelia Parker's mini-retrospective consists of objects in suspension too. This is not unusual for Parker though. She has often suspended objects in the air. It is almost a trademark sculptural gesture on her part, to draw our attention to the perpetual lightness of things; to transform the nature of what she is inviting us to examine by robbing things of their groundedness, their solidity, their familiar contexts.

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Two alleged accomplices of gunman Raoul Moat will face trial next year accused of conspiracy to murder, a court heard today.

Moments leading up to Moat death 'unclear'

Gunman Raoul Moat's final moments remain a mystery, an inquest heard today.

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Three men were arrested today for allegedly assisting an offender during the search for gunman Raoul Moat.

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