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A £2,000 reward has been offered to trace suspects who killed a young dolphin in a hit-and-run boating incident.

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Elected police leaders can easily sack chief constables and avoid scrutiny for their decisions because of the threat of an embarrassing public row, say MPs.

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Social care review into Dartmoor family as ex parter charged with assault

Kathrine Hooper's estranged partner has been charged with attacking her three months ago

Heatwave alert: Met Office warns sun revellers as temperatures soar on hottest day of the year

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Mother found dead at Dartmoor along with her two children was depressed say neighbours and had gone missing before

Katherine Hooper had disappeared with two children in May last year before being found covered in mud and dehydrated

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