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Eric Kitson resigns after 12 days as Ukip county councillor over offensive anti-Muslim postings on Facebook page

A Ukip county councillor has resigned over sharing offensive material about Muslims on his Facebook page.

Scott Borthwick, left, celebrates taking another Surrey wicket

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Scott Borthwick’s three wickets put Durham in control against Surrey in the County Championship on a damp day three yesterday at The Oval.

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Ashes watch Steven Finn had his last bowl before the first Test against New Zealand as Warwickshire's rain-affected match with Middlesex ended in a somewhat inevitable draw. Finn was not originally scheduled to appear at Edgbaston but his early-season form has been patchy and it was hoped that an extra run-out might help him step up his performance level, which was why, Lions captain Joe Root apart, the 6ft 8in fast bowler was the only member of the 12 selected for Lord's who was required to play yesterday. Unfortunately for Finn, he seldom looked in rhythm during 22 wicketless overs in which he conceded 90 runs and, despite a modified run-up, still managed on two occasions to kick the stumps at the non-striker's end as he was in his delivery stride. He was outbowled by Tim Murtagh, who took 5 for 85, and his place in the Test XI on Thursday looks at risk.

A photograph issued by Irwin Mitchell of the X-Ray showing seven-inch forceps that were left inside Donna Bowett for three months following an operation to remove her gallbladder. The mum of four has joined calls from specialist medical law experts at Irwin Mitchell for hospital trusts to improve staff training to put an end to 'never' events - basic preventable mistakes

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Investigation shows 322 cases of "foreign objects" left inside patients' bodies, 214 of surgery on the wrong body part and 58 where patients were fitted with the wrong implant

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Fist-sized fireball likely to be formed from debris from Halley's Comet

Samit Patel's excellent three-wicket haul helped the visitors defeat Northants

Round-up: Taylor and Patel enjoy perfect partnership to beat Northamptonshire

Nottinghamshire powered their way to an 83-run victory over Northamptonshire in the first full round of Yorkshire Bank 40 fixtures thanks to a 149-run partnership between England hopefuls James Taylor and Samit Patel.

British poker champion Marcus Bebb-Jones sentenced to 20 years in jail for murder of his wife 16 years ago

A British poker champion has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for the murder of his wife in America 16 years ago.

Headteacher found hanged was worrying about Ofsted rating, inquest hears

A headteacher found hanged at her primary school had been worrying her school would lose its “outstanding” rating in its next report by education standards watchdog Ofsted, an inquest heard.

County Championship round-up: Joe Root makes the difference for Yorkshire

Ashes watch part one Just as the glass half-empty faction among Yorkshire supporters were wondering if promotion might be a step too far, the young England batsman Joe Root demonstrated his class with a supreme match-winning performance against Durham, leading Yorkshire to a four-wicket victory in the final session at Chester-le-Street with a brilliant 182 that lacked only the winning boundary. That was left to his England team-mate Tim Bresnan, who hit his first ball to the boundary after Root was bowled by Callum Thorp with one run needed. He had shared a stand of 101 with Adil Rashid, dropped twice in his 50 not out.

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