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Good Samaritan is believed to have been involved in a collision after going to help a man who jumped

Rail passengers face more delays due to overhead wire problems

Yet another overhead wire problem led to further disruption to rail passengers today.

Cardiff City forward Fraizer Campbell (far left) heads home the opener in todays’s emphatic win

Cardiff City 3 Blackburn Rovers 0: Malky Mackay stays calm as Cardiff surge closer to their top-flight dream

The 51-year wait for top-flight football to return to Cardiff is almost over after Malky Mackay watched his side dismantle Blackburn Rovers yesterday to extend their lead at the top of the Championship to seven points. Fraizer Campbell's sixth goal in 11 games broke Rovers' resistance and Joe Mason showed why half a dozen clubs wanted his services before the loan deadline closed last week, before Peter Whittingham's injury-time penalty sealed a job well done.

‘I didn’t see it coming,’ admitted Gianfranco Zola of the equaliser

Watford 3 Burnley 3: match report - Zola puzzled by Watford wobble at the vital time

Watford's chances of promotion to the Premier League may have seemed strong a month ago but they are now in danger of unravelling in front of Gianfranco Zola's eyes after this latest wobble.

Seven men in court on child sex charges

Seven men were due to appear in court today charged with a range of offences against a 14-year-old girl including rape, attempted rape and human trafficking for sexual exploitation.

Eight men arrested over alleged rape and grooming of under-age girl in London

Eight men have been arrested on suspicion of raping a girl under the age of 16 after a series of raids in east London and Hertfordshire.

Wild west: Ian Poulter avoids the Arizona cactae with his tee shot on the 12th hole during his narrow second-round victory over American Bo Van Pelt

Ian Poulter revived by break from game

Englishman feels the benefit from making equipment changes during six-week absence

Matt Smith (top of picture) heads home for Oldham to make it 2-2
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Police boss resigns after Hitler tweet

A deputy police and crime commissioner has resigned after a row sparked when she retweeted a quote by Hitler.

Graham Westley

Graham Westley steps down as Preston manager

Westley had been in charge for 13 months

Ocado posts 11th consecutive annual loss but forecasts profit

The online grocer Ocado has mounted a vigorous defence of its business model after posting another loss for the 11th year running.

Wanted: Police reveal list of 17 high-risk foreign criminals believed to be hiding in UK

A wanted list including a rapist, robbers and pimps all thought to be on the run in Britain was revealed today.

Tissimans has been open since 1601 when it catered for fashionable men about town such as these

Farewell to the world's oldest tailor

Changing fashions force Tissimans of Bishop's Stortford to close after 400 years

Halifax bank robbery filmed by witness

Shocking footage has emerged online of the moment a Welwyn Garden City branch of Halifax was robbed in broad daylight.

Major blow to G4S as police multimillion-pound deal to outsource services collapses

Multimillion-pound plans by three police forces to outsource services to the firm at the centre of the Olympics security debacle have collapsed.

The lucky winner has until 11pm on Wednesday to cash in the ticket which was bought in the Stevenage and Hitchin area of Hertfordshire for the EuroMillions draw on Friday June 8.

Could it be you? Four winners of £1m EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle have yet to come forward

Four ticketholders who each won £1 million in the New Year's Day EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle have not yet come forward to claim their windfall, the National Lottery said.

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