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Pc who struck Dalian Atkinson believed he posed a threat, court told

A policewoman accused of assaulting Dalian Atkinson struck him with a baton after he was Tasered because he still posed a threat in an “incomprehensibly difficult, frightening” situation, her barrister has told a court. Richard Smith QC told jurors that Pc Mary Ellen Bettley-Smith was a “caring person who didn’t have a violent bone in her body”.

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Pc who struck Dalian Atkinson believed he posed a threat, court told

Canal & River Trust recruit seal spotters in Stockton-on-Tees

The charity is looking for volunteers to help carry out research for its annual seal survey. Pic: Joe Giddens/PA Wire A local ecology survey is looking to recruit seal spotters to help look at the impact of the seal on fish stocks in the River Tees. Spotters are wanted to keep a look out for seals at the Tees Barrage on behalf of teh Canal & River Trust who are conducting the survey.

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Canal & River Trust recruit seal spotters in Stockton-on-Tees

Brides-to-be suffering ‘sleepless nights’ amid wedding restriction uncertainty

Brides have said the uncertainty surrounding wedding restrictions has left them suffering “countless sleepless nights” and feeling they would be better off getting married at “half time in a football match”. It has been reported that Prime Minister Boris Johnson may lift the 30-person limit on wedding receptions on June 21 – even if the easing of other lockdown restrictions is delayed.

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Brides-to-be suffering ‘sleepless nights’ amid wedding restriction uncertainty

Demand for peonies surged by almost 100% in last three years, says supermarket

Demand for a type of flower said to be the Duchess of Sussex’s favourite has grown by almost 100% in the last three years, a supermarket has said. Tesco said peonies have soared in popularity in recent years and that the chilly and rainy spring has boosted the quality of this year’s crop.

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Demand for peonies surged by almost 100% in last three years, says supermarket

Demand doubles for Meghan's favourite flower, grown in Cambs and Herts

The flowers took centre stage at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in 2018 Demand for a type of flower said to be the Duchess of Sussex’s favourite has grown by almost 100% in the last three years, a supermarket has said. Tesco said peonies have soared in popularity in recent years and that the chilly and rainy spring has boosted the quality of this year’s crop.

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Demand doubles for Meghan's favourite flower, grown in Cambs and Herts

Policeman accused of Dalian Atkinson murder has not been honest in his account, jury told

The prosecution has started its opening speech in the trial of Benjamin Monk, who denies murdering Dalian Atkinson. The prosecutor in the trial of a policeman accused of murdering Dalian Atkinson has urged jurors to consider five “facts” surrounding the officer’s evidence – including three allegedly showing a “convenient” loss of memory.

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Policeman accused of Dalian Atkinson murder has not been honest in his account, jury told

Wiltshire faces council tax shortfall of over £4m due to Covid

Wiltshire faces council tax shortfall due to coronavirus THE pandemic has caused a significant council tax deficit in Wiltshire with the local authority losing over £4m over 2020/21. According to data from the Ministry of Housing, Local Government and Communities the council will need to address a council tax shortfall of 4,365,245.

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Wiltshire faces council tax shortfall of over £4m due to Covid

Police renew appeal for information following alleged arson attack at Royston flats

'We are aware that the arson has had a huge impact on the lives of the residents' Picture credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire Police are renewing their appeal for information as part of an ongoing investigation into an alleged arson attack at a block of flats in Royston, Hertfordshire.

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Police renew appeal for information following alleged arson attack at Royston flats

Leicestershire Police to use new digital evidence sharing system

NICE Investigate improves collaboration on joint investigations with neighbouring forces through the automated collection and the electronic sharing of digital evidence. Image credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire Submitted by Graham Thatcher Leicestershire Police have deployed a new digital evidence sharing system across its force of 1,800 officers following a successful pilot test.

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Leicestershire Police to use new digital evidence sharing system

Emi Buendia: Get the inside track on Aston Villa's club-record signing

Emi Buendia is set to join Aston Villa in a club-record deal from Norwich City, get to know more about the Argentine here. We spoke with Stuart Hodge, Norwich City specialist pundit and commentator, to get a proper look at Villa's new man. See what he had to say here.

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Emi Buendia: Get the inside track on Aston Villa's club-record signing

MPs call for weekly break for ‘exhausted’ unpaid carers

A cross-party group of MPs have written to Boris Johnson urging him to give “simply exhausted” unpaid carers a weekly break following the pressures of the coronavirus pandemic. The group, led by the Liberal Democrat leader, Sir Ed Davey, is calling on the Prime Minister to provide emergency funding to local authorities in order to give every unpaid carer the support services needed to take a weekly break.

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MPs call for weekly break for ‘exhausted’ unpaid carers

House prices increased by 9.5% annually in May to hit new record – index

House prices increased by 9.5% annually in May to reach a new record high of £261,743 on average, according to an index. Halifax said annual house price inflation was at its strongest level in nearly seven years. Across the UK, house prices increased by 1.3% month-on-month.

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House prices increased by 9.5% annually in May to hit new record – index

‘It was really like a group of mates on a lads’ holiday’: Wales at Euro 2016

‘Without the drinking, we treated it like a lads’ holiday,” says David Edwards, laughing as he explains life inside the Wales camp at Euro 2016, and reaching the semi-finals at the country’s first major tournament for 58 years. “Chris Coleman was adamant to everyone: ‘You’ve just got to enjoy it.’ It was about enjoying every single moment, getting a coffee together or going to play golf after training, doing stuff that was fun, and then later in the tournament we were allowed a few more drinks.

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‘It was really like a group of mates on a lads’ holiday’: Wales at Euro 2016

Start of tax year could move back

The tax year could be altered to bring it into line with calendar months, a Government advisory body has mooted. A review has been launched which could see the end of tax years for individuals starting on April 6, with April 1 or January 1 suggested as potential dates.

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Start of tax year could move back

Start of tax year could move back

The tax year could be altered to bring it into line with calendar months, a Government advisory body has mooted. A review has been launched which could see the end of tax years for individuals starting on April 6, with April 1 or January 1 suggested as potential dates.

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Start of tax year could move back

Daniel Boulton appears in court charged with double murder of mum and young son

He appeared in a glass-panelled dock, flanked by security officers A man today (Friday, June 4) has appeared in court charged with murdering a mother and her young son in Louth. Daniel Boulton, 29, of Alexandra Road, Skegness, is accused of stabbing Bethany Vincent, 26, and her nine-year-old son Darren Henson at a house in Louth on Monday, May 31.

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Daniel Boulton appears in court charged with double murder of mum and young son

Man charged with woman's murder 23 years after she was set on fire in Weston-super-Mare

The woman died in 2019 A man has been charged with a woman's murder 23 years after she was set on fire in Weston-super-Mare. Detectives from Avon and Somerset Police's Major Crime Investigation Team charged Steven Paul Craig, 57, of Brailsford Crescent, York with murdering Jacqueline Kirk last night (Thursday, June 3).

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Man charged with woman's murder 23 years after she was set on fire in Weston-super-Mare

New car sales down 15% on pre-pandemic levels

Some 156,737 new cars were registered in the UK last month, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said. Demand for new cars was down 14.7% last month compared with May 2019, new figures show. Some 156,737 new cars were registered in the UK last month, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said.

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New car sales down 15% on pre-pandemic levels