Woman and bus collide in...
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Great Yarmouth bus station. Picture: James Bass An elderly woman suffered minor injuries after an incident with a bus in Great Yarmouth. Police said the woman, in her 70s, was injured after she was involved in a low-speed collision with the vehicle just after 11am today. An ambulance crew also attended the scene. Police said no offences were identified.

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Single mum escapes jail after fiddling more than 16,000 in...
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A single mum, who fraudulently claimed more than £16,000 in benefits, has narrowly avoided being sent to prison. Sarah Jane Neale (35) of Byron Street, Barwell appeared at Hinckley Magistrates Court on September 16 after pleading guilty to three benefit fraud offences at an earlier hearing. The court heard Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council had given her “countless”...
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Home ‘hell’ is fresh setback for family after...
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SANDRA and Ian Burn’s housing problem is a fresh setback for the family following the death of daughter Gillian two years ago. Gillian Lyon died in October 2012 at the age of 42 after suffering a bleed to the brain Her grief-stricken son Andrew made the decision to honour his organ donor mum’s desire to help others after doctors broke the news she couldn’t be saved. Gillian...
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South Shields couple demand end to house ‘hell’
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A WOMAN says she has been through hell after South Tyneside Council delayed a much-needed revamp of her home by weeks. Sandra Burn was moved out of her house in Sunderland Road, South Shields, on July 7, to allow a Decent Homes programme overhaul to go ahead, including replacement of a damp-proof course. She says she was told the work would take between six to eight weeks to finish, but she is...
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FOREX-Dollar sits back after...
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* Dollar index hovers just below 2-year high * Some respite for pound, euro, yen after 10 weeks of dollar gains * Chinese scepticism on more stimulus hurts Aussie, emerging FX * Eyes on ECB chief, Fed speakers (Adds more quotes, updates prices) By Patrick Graham and Anirban Nag LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Major currencies recovered some ground against the dollar on Monday after the dollar index racked up a 10th straight week of gains, its longest winning streak since its free float in 1973. The

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Rockefellers to switch investments to 'clean energy'
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Heirs to the Rockefeller family, which made its vast fortune from oil, are to sell investments in fossil fuels and reinvest in clean energy, reports say. The Rockefeller Brothers Fund is joining a coalition of philanthropists pledging to rid themselves of more than $50 bn (£31 bn) in fossil fuel assets. The announcement will be made on Monday, a day before the UN climate change summit...
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Wellingborough Bake Off proceeds to go to Crazy Hats
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Crazy Hats is hoping lots of people rise to the Great Wellingborough Bake Off challenge after the organisers announced the proceeds will be given to the breast cancer charity. Every penny made from cakes sold during the baking contest, which takes place on Saturday, October 18, in a marquee in the town’s Cambridge Street, will go to the charity. The competition has a special novelty...
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Luton victim in M1 crash
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The 36-year-old woman who died after a collision on the M1 last week was from Luton, police have revealed. Two women who died after the collision on Monday, September 15, have been named as police search for two drivers. Aneta Bula, 36, of Ridgeway Road, Luton, died at the scene of the collision and Joan Kavanagh, 89, of Ashbourne Road, Derby , died from her injuries the next day. Six people,...
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Family of veteran arrested at...
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Authorities have identified Omar Gonzalez as the man who got into the White House. Photograph: AP An Iraq war veteran accused of scaling a fence and making it into the White House before the secret service stopped him posed no threat to anyone and needs counseling instead of prosecution, members of his family said on Sunday. Omar Gonzalez, 42, was arrested Friday and is expected in federal court Monday to face charges of unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds while carrying a deadl

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Police launch probe over festival
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Police have confirmed they are considering whether any crime has been committed following concerns thousands of pounds are owed to traders after this year’s Galtres Festival. In a statement on its website, Galtres Festival Trading Ltd, confirmed it has now been placed in administration and a meeting of creditors is being organised to formalise voluntary liquidation. It says the company...
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Balls warns against 'easy solution'
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Shadow chancellor Ed Balls has said Labour would not vote for a "rushed" constitutional settlement that "would not work" in the wake of the Scottish referendum. Asked how he would vote on the issue of English votes for English laws in the Commons, the frontbencher said he did not believe David Cameron would succeed in putting the question so simply without looking like a...
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VIDEO: Day of the dead in Dundee as zombies take to the streets
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Dozens of Zombies have marched through Dundee City Centre. The scary undead creatures, many of whom were students at Dundee University, paraded through the city to raise money for the British Lung Foundation on Saturday afternoon. Passers-by were left spooked by the fancy makeup and costumes donned by the Zombies – but reality quickly when one undead student apparently proposed to...
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