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Manchester Giants: We’re still aiming for fourth place in BBL says coach Danny Byrne

Willie Clayton has scored 20 points and taken 20 rebounds in the same game five times this season. BBL Championship: Worcester Wolves v Manchester Giants Coverage: Live Fri 22 Mar – 19:25-21:30 BBC Sport website,…

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Chester Zoo elephant calf diagnosed with killer virus

Image copyright Chester Zoo Image caption Two-year-old Indali Hi Way is being treated for virus EEHV An elephant calf at Chester Zoo has tested positive for a life-threatening virus. Two-year-old Indali Hi Way is being…




John Lennon’s rare Beatles ‘butcher’ record to be sold

Image copyright Julien’s Auctions Image caption John Lennon sketched a picture on the back of the so-called “butcher” cover of Yesterday And Today John Lennon’s own copy of a Beatles record that caused controversy due…


Penrith charity worker stole from vulnerable men

Image caption Carlisle Crown Court heard told Sharon Hesketh was “deeply ashamed” A “highly trusted” senior charity support worker who stole £2,735 from three vulnerable men has been given a suspended sentence. Sharon Hesketh worked…


Fire extinguishers fly-tipped at Windy Hill in Pennines

Image copyright @WYP_PCWILLIS Image caption The fire extinguishers were spotted by a West Yorkshire Police motorway officer who patrols the M62 Dozens of fire extinguishers have been dumped on a Pennine hill near the M62….


World Down’s Syndrome Day: Special Olympics champion defies teacher

Image copyright DSA Image caption Margaret Hogan said Shauna had “enriched all our lives” The mother of a Special Olympics champion has told how her daughter defied her school teachers to compete in international swimming…


Heswall cat Duchy killed with laser-sighted air rifle

Image copyright RSPCA Image caption Duchy suffered “catastrophic” injuries in the attack, the charity’s spokeswoman said A cat has died after being shot with a laser-sighted air rifle in a “brutal act of cruelty”, the…



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