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Four killed in car crash involving lorry

Four people have died in a crash involving a lorry and a car, police said.

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Hand transplant surgeon hopes pioneering operations will prompt more donors

The consultant plastic surgeon who performed the UK's first double hand transplant said he hopes that the procedure becoming more commonplace will encourage donations.

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Boy, 11, who died in Rotherham canal 'may have been tombstoning'

An 11-year-old boy whose body was pulled from a canal may have been tombstoning with a group of friends, firefighters have said.

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Mother and friend jailed for 'barbaric' treatment of young boy

A mother and her friend who locked a "defenceless" young boy in a cupboard while they went on a day trip to the seaside have been jailed for a catalogue of "barbaric and vile" assaults.

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Bus workers' strike in Leeds called off after improved pay offer

An indefinite strike planned by bus workers in Leeds has been suspended after an improved pay offer.

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The Rifles regiment 'devastated' after soldier's death during training exercise

The soldier who died in Brecon while on a training exercise has been paid a tribute by one of his commanding officers.

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Government told to 'get a grip' on Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Health ministers have been accused of "shrugging their shoulders" and failing to "get a grip" on a struggling hospital trust plagued by staff shortages.

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UK's first double hand transplant patient looks forward to clutching a beer

The first person in the UK to have a double hand transplant says he feels "whole again" as he looks forward to holding a bottle of beer and wearing shirts with real buttons.

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Ex-addict buried for three days in premature deaths warning

A recovered alcoholic and drug addict will be buried for three days to raise awareness of premature deaths caused by addiction.

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Name campaign doctor dies after five-year cancer fight

A consultant who launched a campaign encouraging health workers to introduce themselves to patients has died after a five-year cancer fight.

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BFG director Steven Spielberg proud owner of Blue Peter badge

Steven Spielberg has joined a select group including the Queen, JK Rowling and Sir David Attenborough as he becomes a gold Blue Peter badge owner.

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Somali asylum seeker handed place on PhD course by University of Manchester

A Somalian man with no formal education has become the first asylum seeker to be admitted on to a PhD programme by the University of Manchester.

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Nick Clegg filmed Carly Rae Jepsen music video - but Lib Dems refuse to share

Nick Clegg secretly filmed a version of a pop video with the former Liberal Democrats leader taking the role of film star Tom Hanks, it has been revealed.

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£1bn construction deal with China gets go-ahead

A ground-breaking £1 billion deal with a Chinese construction firm in Sheffield - the biggest outside London - has been announced.

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Bus drivers call all-out strike in Leeds in pay row with First Group

Bus workers in Leeds are to stage an all-out strike in a worsening row over pay.

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Andy Burnham demands launch of Orgreave inquiry

Andy Burnham has accused the Government of trying to shunt a proposed inquiry into the Battle of Orgreave "into the long grass" and demanded it is launched "today".

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'Superfit' soldier Josh who died on training exercise was a 'beautiful grandson'

The soldier who died in Brecon while on a training exercise has been described by his family as a "beautiful grandson" and a "superfit boy".

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Scientists hail Jamie Oliver's cookery courses for boosting healthy eating

Cookery courses launched by TV chef Jamie Oliver have been praised by scientists for helping people to improve their eating habits.

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Man charged with murdering woman found dead at Yorkshire farm

A 21-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a woman who was found dead at a farm.

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More than 500 jobs lost as civil engineering firm Dunne collapses

Hundreds of construction workers have been laid off with immediate effect following the collapse of Scottish civil engineering firm Dunne.

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