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Nottinghamshire 118 & 403 Worcestershire 130 & 258-6 (Worcs need 134 runs to win)

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Nottinghamshire 118 Worcestershire 130

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No assurances offered over Abu Qatada trial

A Jordanian prince has refused to give assurances over whether radical cleric Abu Qatada would get a fair trial if he were deported to Jordan.

Abu Qatada, who has been held in custody for more than six years

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A radical cleric described as Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe will be banned from taking his youngest child to school when he is released from prison, sources said today.

Minus 11 as UK braces for widespread snow

Britain is lying in wait for widespread snow this weekend after another bitterly cold day in which temperatures in some places struggled to get above freezing.

Met Office puts out serious alert

The Met Office issued an England-wide serious weather alert yesterday as the nation continued to shiver in freezing conditions.

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Two anonymous letters have been sent to police investigating the death of a woman found stabbed to death at her cottage.

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