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Seven extremely rare photographs of Churchill have been restored and rescued from a barn in Cirencester

Barnet request League help

BARNET were last night offered a pounds 250,000 lifeline - on condition that the Football League also weighs in with financial aid for the stricken Second Division club.

Firefighter dies in laundry blaze

A firefighter died last night after becoming trapped by a fire in an industrial laundry, which spread to engulf eight adjoining terrace houses in north-west London. Mick Hill, 33, was trapped with three colleagues by a partial roof collapse in the building in Willesden. Last night the condition of two colleagues was said to be 'quite serious'.

Murder charge man is remanded

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Binliner body: man confesses

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Regent's Canal drained

Regent's Canal, north-west London, which has been blocked and drained by contractors carrying out work to support the walls leading into the western portal of the 260-yard Maida Hill tunnel under Edgware Road.

Man beaten to death with bedpan

A ONE-LEGGED pensioner beat her husband to death with a bedpan after he taunted her about affairs he had had 40 years before, the Old Bailey was told yesterday.

Correction: Heads say Patten interfered in blacklist

In an article published on 27 January, the National Association of Head Teachers incorrectly stated that a school in the London borough of Barnet had been placed on a list of schools 'causing concern' to inspectors. No Barnet schools were on the list.

Football: Barnet plea rejected

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Playground abductor is foiled

A man who tried to abduct two sisters as they played in an adventure playground was being hunted by police yesterday.

Man accused of trying to kill PC

Timothy Purcell, 23, of no fixed address, was due to appear in court today accused of trying to kill PC Colin McManus in Edgware, north-west London, on Friday. He is also charged with attempted burglary. Ronald Actil, 22, of Hackney, east London, was also due to appear, charged with attempted burglary.

PC stabbed

Police Constable Colin McManus, 31, was in a 'serious but stable' condition in hospital after being stabbed while questioning two men in Edgware, north-west London. Two men have been arrested.

Football: Barnet players seek meeting

Barnet's players are to seek an urgent meeting with the Professional Footballers' Association, after yesterday's suspension of Kenny Lowe and Duncan Horton by chairman Stan Flashman, following comments attributed to the players in a newspaper article on Flashman.

Letter: Ever downward

Sir: We have all been told umpteen times during the last 13 years or so that low inflation is the harbinger, nay, the hallmark, of a strong economy. We now have low inflation. And?
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