Voices Flooded fields around the River Tone seen from Windmill Hill, Somerset. Some parts of England have suffered the wettest January since records began

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Performance of the day Ajmal Shahzad has made a low-key start to life as a Nottinghamshire bowler following his fall-out with Yorkshire and a move to Lancashire that was curtailed, in effect, when the Red Rose county were relegated. Trent Bridge may be a helpful ground for bowlers but those new to it must first learn how to make it work for them and Shahzad is still getting to grips with his new surroundings. In the sea air at Hove yesterday, he first turned an overnight 35 not out into a maiden half-century for Nottinghamshire. Then he found conditions to his liking with the ball and delivered his best performance so far for his new county, bowling Chris Nash off a bottom edge, cartwheeling Mike Yardy's off stump and finding the edge to have Rory Hamilton-Brown caught at first slip.

Jacob Cockle - drowned in a Cornwall estuary - may have been filming whirlpool

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Worcester appoint Carl Hogg as new head coach

The former Scotland international leaves Gloucester

Launceston Save Our Trees has been campaigning for the threatened oaks

Cornwall’s oaks to last a millennium face the axe after just 13 years

The town association planted 100 oaks and 120,000 daffodils in the year 2000

Tate St Ives caught fire yesterday but none of the artworks are thought to have been damaged.

Tate St Ives gallery reopens following kitchen fire yesterday

More than 300 visitors and staff were evacuated from one of Cornwall’s most important art galleries yesterday when a deep fat fryer caught fire in its kitchens.

Arsenal Ladies celebrate winning the FA Women's Cup

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Two bailed after arrest over Woolwich attack Twitter comments

Complaints were made to police about comments which were of an allegedly racist or anti-religious nature

YB40 round-up: Five-scalp Parry does for Surrey

Stephen Parry claimed his first five-wicket haul in one-day cricket to help Lancashire beat Surrey in the Yorkshire Bank 40 Group B at Old Trafford. The left-arm spinner claimed five for 17 as Lancashire, who at one point were 59 for 5, took a seven-run win, the county's first YB40 win of the season.

Nick Milligan with his wife Victoria and children (from left to right) Emily, Olivia, Kit and Amber. Mr Milligan, 51, and Emily were both killed in the accident

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Boxing: Kell Brook to fight Carson Jones in July

Kell Brook will look to vent his frustrations about missing out on a world-title fight in his rematch with Carson Jones in July.

Rory McGrath - bailed till 5 July

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Summer may be near but residents of Cornwall and Devon wake up to snow and winds of 65mph

The 'fairly unusual' weather for May left thousands without power and winds of 65mph

Strong winds batter UK

Winds of up to 65mph battered British coastlines during the night resulting in trees blown down in what was “fairly unusual” weather for May.

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A man has been trampled to death by a herd of cows, police said.

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