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Earl of Cardigan acquitted of assault

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Patrick Geenty becomes first chief constable to be appointed by a newly-elected PCC

The first chief constable to be appointed by a newly-elected police and crime commissioner (PCC) was revealed today.

Two in hospital after fatal crash

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