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Chancellor George Osborne should prioritise investment in Britain’s thriving creative industries, such as the arts and advertising, according to a new report from think tank IPPR.

Mining firm hails Moors mineral find

A mining company says it has found the world's biggest and best quality supply of a valuable mineral under the North York Moors National Park.

Sunderland's Bramble found not guilty of sexual assault

Sunderland defender Titus Bramble was cleared yesterday of sexually assaulting two women.

Titus Bramble cleared of sex attacks

Footballer Titus Bramble was cleared today of sexually assaulting two women.

Sunderland defender Titus Bramble 'assaulted girl in taxi'

A woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by Premier League star Titus Bramble has told a court she repeatedly told him to leave her alone.

Steve Bruce on Titus Bramble's arrest: 'He should not be in that
position. You should not be in a nightclub on Tuesday after being
beaten on Monday'

Sunderland player Titus Bramble on trial over accusations of assaulting two women

Sunderland defender Titus Bramble will go on trial today accused of sexually assaulting two women.

Stuart Pearce talks to the media yesterday

Team GB to face Brazil in Olympic warm-up match

The first match by a Great Britain men's team for 41 years will be an Olympic warm-up game against Brazil at Middlesbrough on July 20, the Football Association have confirmed.

Police to take no further action against councillor Marjorie Simpson over alleged 'right hook' on mayor

A veteran councillor and grandmother who was investigated by police for allegedly punching a mayor in the face has been told she will not face further action.

Steelmaking to resume at Teesside plant

Steelmaking is to resume at one of the UK's biggest steel plants after plans were finalised to restart its blast furnace, it was announced today.

Cocaine dealer jailed for 10 years

A cocaine dealer caught with £1.3 million of the class A drug and amphetamines valued at up to £450,000 was jailed for 10 years today.

Girl dies after choking on food at Pentland primary school

A six-year-old girl died after choking on a piece of food at her school.

Temperatures of up to 17C set to last all week

The unseasonably warm weather is set to continue this week with forecasters predicting temperatures of up to 17C.

£500,000 seized from canoeist wife

Prosecutors have recovered more than half a million pounds from the wife of back-from-the-dead canoeist John Darwin.

Bramble denies sexual assaults

The Sunderland defender Titus Bramble appeared in court yesterday to deny sexual assault charges.

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Stewart Downing will not face charges

England and Liverpool star Stewart Downing will not face charges after he was arrested last month on suspicion of assault, police said.

Sunderland have been revived under Martin O'Neill, says Lee Cattermole

Captain Cattermole heaps praise on O'Neill

The Sunderland captain, Lee Cattermole, yesterday credited the club's new manager, Martin O'Neill, with restoring confidence there. The Black Cats will head into Sunday's FA Cup fourth-round match against the 23-year-old midfielder's former team, Middlesbrough, having lost just two of the nine games they have played under the Ulsterman since he replaced Steve Bruce at the helm.

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