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Fireworks contractor Geoffrey Counsell tells of relief as he is cleared over foggy night M5 crash deaths
Tuesday 10 December 2013
Man in charge of a fireworks display held on the night of a massive motorway crash in which seven people died and 51 were injured has been cleared of breaching health and safety laws
Tuesday 12 November 2013
Crash in November 2011 involved 34 vehicles
Friday 04 October 2013
Labour scored a shock gain in the latest council by-elections. Candidate Fiona Brown took her party from nowhere to victory at Chapel St Leonards in Lincolnshire's East Lindsey District.
Sunday 29 September 2013
Fighter ace who served in the Battles of France and Britain
Thursday 12 September 2013
Batsman of the day
Thursday 12 September 2013
Derbyshire 298 Durham 82-2
Wednesday 11 September 2013
The September scourge of unreliable weather may yet play a part in determining a County Championship that has the potential to provide another close finish. None of today's matches escaped interruption, with First Division leaders Durham suffering the biggest frustration.
Saturday 07 September 2013
After the first match of England’s one-day international series against Australia at Headingley was declared a washout yesterday afternoon, it was left to the County Championship to fill centre stage. A deluge overnight and throughout the morning meant that the likelihood of any play was quickly dashed, with the sides due to reconvene at Old Trafford tomorrow.
Wednesday 21 August 2013
County champions Warwickshire have launched a bid to sign the England players Nick Compton and Jos Buttler from Somerset.
Sunday 18 August 2013
As the big beast of the Premier League is released from its cage once again, it's all too easy to forget that football is simply about a bunch of boys (or girls) chasing a ball around, not pampered heroes and image rights. Maybe the game can bring out the worst in people but it also provides an escape.
TV review: Football, Madness and Me, BBC3 - For Jamal, football is one of the few ways he can be free
Wednesday 14 August 2013
For all the glamour of the Premiership, the real thing that gives the Beautiful Game its beauty is the indelible joy of playing the game. From a kick-about in the park to Villa Park, the actual joy of participation tends to outweigh watching others play the game. Which is why – during summer Olympic, cycling, cricketing or tennis glories – it’s frustrating when the behaviour of a few in the upper echelons of the game gives people a stick to beat football with.
Sunday 04 August 2013
Bowler of the day Is there a better bowler in county cricket than Graham Onions? Statistically, the Sussex duo, Steve Magoffin and Chris Jordan, are leading the way this season, both passing the milestone of 50 first-class wickets in the match with Derbyshire. But they have only done what Onions has been doing year-on-year in a career in which he now has more than 400 first-class wickets following his 7 for 62 as Middlesex were dismissed for 168 at Lord's. Indeed, it is his favourite ground – outside his home patch at Chester-le-Street – having now taken 42 wickets from eight matches. The battle between Onions and Steven Finn, his England rival, has made for an intriguing sub-plot. Each dismissed the other, Finn getting Onions in both Durham's innings.
Wednesday 03 July 2013
Australians 396-4 dec Worcestershire 246-7
Sunday 30 June 2013
Australia have a spring in their step and a song in their heart. This is not only because they have arrived in Worcester where, in days of yore, their tours traditionally began and Don Bradman usually scored a hundred beneath the cathedral.
Saturday 29 June 2013
An early term report on Australia’s progress might say: “Good, room for improvement, none for complacency.” The tourists are steamrollering Somerset in the first match of the Ashes tour but Somerset have suffered similar crushings already this season by their Championship peers.
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The day that Britain resigned as a global power
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