Double murder suspect James Allen urged to surrender by police

The detective leading the manhunt for a man suspected of killing two people in their own homes has urged him to give himself up.

James Allen: The suspect, 35, has a history of violent offences and has been to jail

Suspected double killer was on bail at time of deaths

The prime suspect in a double murder in the North of England was on bail when he beat his two vulnerable victims to death, according to police leading a nationwide manhunt yesterday.

Yorkshire murder suspect James Allen was 'victim's neighbour'

Murder suspect James Allen knew one of his alleged victims, police said today.

Yorkshire murder hunt for James Allen centred on estate

Police hunting for a 35-year-old man wanted in connection with two "brutal" murders are involved in an "ongoing operation" on a housing estate.

Wanted: James Allen is being hunted by more than 100 officers

Hunt for double murder suspect

Police investigating the separate murders of a 50-year-old woman and an 81-year-old man have released the name of the man they are seeking.

Man found dead in Middlesbrough home was murdered, say police

An 81-year-old found dead in his terraced house after he failed to turn up at his favourite club was murdered, police said today.

Cocaine dealer jailed for 10 years

A cocaine dealer caught with £1.3 million of the class A drug and amphetamines valued at up to £450,000 was jailed for 10 years today.

Brian Eastick is in temporary charge of the Under-21s tonight

Pearce sidekick backs him for full England job

Stuart Pearce's track record as a player and manager makes him a strong contender to replace Fabio Capello on a permanent basis, according to England Under-21 coach Brian Eastick.

Carey: 'a wonderful woman full of common sense,' Tony Blair said of her

Marge Carey: Trade unionist who became president of USDAW

Marge Carey started her working life checking football pools coupons for Vernons in Liverpool but her rise to prominence in the Labour and trade union movement owed more to hard work than luck. After many years as a shop steward representing low-paid workers she rose to become both one of the few women officials in a union where the senior posts were dominated by men, and one of the leading figures in the Labour Party. The former Prime Minister Tony Blair said of her, "She was a wonderful woman full of strongly expressed common sense, goodwill and good judgement."

Paul Merson handed road ban

Ex-England footballer Paul Merson has been given a 14-month driving ban after a court heard how he crashed his Mercedes into a 38-tonne truck while over the legal alcohol limit.

Tony Mowbray was only 22 when he was given the captain's armband at Boro

Tony Mowbray: 'Red Adair' at home in Boro hotseat

Firefighting manager understands local pride is at stake in tonight's FA Cup tie with Sunderland. He talks to Martin Hardy

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Stewart Downing will not face charges

England and Liverpool star Stewart Downing will not face charges after he was arrested last month on suspicion of assault, police said.

Pearson sent off for referee row

Jermaine Beckford's late equaliser earned Leicester City a 2-2 draw with Middlesbrough at the King Power Stadium last night.

'Playing Spurs is an opportunity,' says Sean Dyche

Watford gap: Dyche says likes of Spurs are miles ahead

The Hornets manager was almost an FA Cup giant-killer with Chesterfield as a player but he tells Richard Rae ahead of tonight's Tottenham match that beating the big boys is harder than ever

Pig pong repels anti-social youths

Youths have turned their noses up at a woodland drink and drugs den after it was spread with pig dung.

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