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Royal Navy supply ship Gold Rover returns to port for final time

A supply ship for the Royal Navy has returned to port for the final time ahead of its retirement following 43 years of service.

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Harry enlists former stars to put marathon runners through their paces

Prince Harry gave high fives over the River Tyne as he joined Steve Cram and Jonathan Edwards in training runners taking part in the London Marathon for mental health charity Heads Together.

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Convicted murderer Michael Luvaglio loses High Court bid to clear his name

A new bid to challenge a 1967 conviction for a murder that inspired the classic crime thriller Get Carter has been rejected by the High Court.

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Family's heartbreak after scans reveal mascot Bradley Lowery, 5, has new tumour

The family of a football mascot whose battle with terminal cancer has won the hearts of people around the world have revealed he has a new tumour.

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More patients being sent for emergency care via non-urgent 111 number

The NHS's non-emergency phone line is sending a rising proportion of patients for emergency care, new analysis shows.

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Crowdfunding campaign launched to save Yorkshire Dales bus service

An online funding campaign has begun to help save a bus service made famous when it featured on a "slow TV" show watched by almost a million people.

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Alleged rape victims 'ambushed' with sexual history, ex-solicitor general says

Alleged rape victims are being "ambushed" with their sexual history at trial without barristers or judges following proper procedures, a former solicitor general has warned.

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Fund-raising bid brings star quality to observatory

Stargazers will be able to peer into the universe from a state-of-the-art observatory which is to be built after a £200,000-plus fund-raising effort.

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Queen of the jungle Scarlett Moffatt 'gutted' at family's Gogglebox axe

Former Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt has said she is "gutted" her family will not appear on the next series of the Channel 4 show.

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Dulux owner AkzoNobel to build innovation hub near Gateshead

Dulux paint maker AkzoNobel has announced plans to build a 12.6 million euro (£10.7 million) innovation hub near Gateshead, safeguarding 270 jobs.

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Family in tribute to 'loving father' killed in Borders crash

A "loving father" who died in a road crash at the weekend has been named by police.

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Study warns over imbalance of infrastructure investment

The imbalance in transport infrastructure investment between London and the rest of England is "set to get even worse", a study has warned.

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Maximum jail term for animal cruelty should rise to five years, charity says

The maximum prison sentence for people convicted of animal cruelty offences should be increased tenfold to five years behind bars, charities have said.

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Police hunt vandals who desecrated graves at South Tyneside cemetery

Police are hunting for vandals who are reported to have desecrated dozens of graves at a cemetery.

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Police inquiry starts after child attacked on train by man

An investigation has been launched after a young child was attacked on a train by a man.

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Liam Botham overturns driving ban following administrative error

Ex-rugby player Liam Botham has successfully avoided a driving ban after an administrative mix-up.

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Jailed internet troll banned from contacting victims for five years

An internet troll who was jailed for causing "terror, fear and paranoia" has been banned from contacting his victims for five years.

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Merseyrail staff vote on industrial action as driver-only trains row spreads

Disputes over the role of train conductors has spread to another rail company as more workers vote on whether to strike.

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Cheryl breaks Twitter silence to announce happy news

Former Girls Aloud singer Cheryl has broken her social media silence but not with the announcement fans were hoping for.

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Striker Jordan Rhodes writes to young fan to explain why he left Middlesbrough

A young Premier League football fan who was left disappointed when his favourite player signed for another club has received a hand-written letter from the star explaining his decision to quit.

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