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Payout for false Moat game story

The creators of the video game Grand Theft Auto accepted substantial undisclosed libel damages yesterday over an "entirely false" story that it was planning a version based on the gunman Raoul Moat.

Boss of firm that supplied Taser used on Raoul Moat is found dead

A director of the company which supplied unauthorised Taser guns to officers involved in the hunt for Raoul Moat is understood to have killed himself just three days after the Home Office revoked the firm's licence to supply weapons to police forces.

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Brentford 1 Everton 1 (Brentford win 4-3 on penalties)

Long delays for hip surgery

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Raoul Moat tourists 'endangering flood-prone village'

Ghouls visiting the scene of killer gunman Raoul Moat's last stand were blamed today for putting villagers' lives in danger.

Rothbury residents angry over scattering of Raoul Moat ashes

Residents of Rothbury, where murderer Raoul Moat ended his life, were furious today after it emerged his ashes were scattered close to the pretty tourist town.

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They're all going on their summer holiday – thankfully, as they made clear at a recent hustings, not together. You can have too much of a good thing; too much even of a Labour leadership contest that, with two brothers, two Eds and a fair sprinkling of in-jokes, increasingly feels like Ask the Family. But holidays, as the Blairs found to their political cost, are treacherous territory; even non-holiday holidays like the Browns' don't hack it. Like a tent, you have to pitch it just right especially if – as every aspiring Labour leader must be mid-contest – you're in the business of winning votes.

Vote for me! (I'm having a cheap holiday)

Labour's leadership candidates are vying for left-wing support – even on vacation

Family gathers for gunman Raoul Moat's funeral

Family and friends gathered to pay tribute to fugitive killer Raoul Moat at his funeral today.

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The heartbroken sister of fugitive gunman Raoul Moat's young victim said today that she wished he was not dead.

Wild Britain: Week 2. The best of the Woodland Trust's sites

Woods have always held a special place in our collective imaginations. In the second of our two-part series on the wild places on your doorstep, David Randall highlights the work of the Woodland Trust, which plants new trees and looks after old ones. Here are 50 of the trust's most glorious sites

Raoul Moat 'accomplices' remanded on conspiracy to murder charges

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

Ray Mears helped search for Raoul Moat

Survival expert Ray Mears assisted police in the search for fugitive gunman Raoul Moat, a force spokeswoman said today.

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