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Gritsy Bitsy and David Plowie show true grit to triumph in naming contest

When Doncaster Council sent out a tweet earlier this month asking people to help name its two new gritters, it may not have expected more than 40,000 votes.

Calls for more trees as planting figures hit 46-year low

Britain's ancient woodlands are under threat as the rate of tree planting fails to keep up with the number being ripped up by developers.

Andy Murray splits from coach Lendl - again

Andy Murray has split from his coach Ivan Lendl for the second time.

Chris Coleman resigns as Wales manager and set to join Sunderland

Chris Coleman has resigned as Wales boss and, according to Sky sources, has agreed to take over at Championship side Sunderland.

Irish PM Leo Varadkar throws a spanner in Brexit works

Irish PM Leo Varadkar throws a spanner in Brexit works

Friday was supposed to be about money, money, money. And not just because the Prime Minister, Theresa May, has come to Sweden, the birthplace of ABBA.

Chancellor to announce plans in Budget for tax on single-use plastic

Chancellor to announce plans in Budget for tax on single-use plastic

The Government will use next week's Budget to launch a consultation into whether taxes could be used to limit our use of plastic packaging.

Will Cornick 'winked and smiled' before stabbing Ann Maguire to death, inquest hears

Will Cornick 'winked and smiled' before stabbing Ann Maguire to death, inquest hears

A pupil "winked and smiled" at another pupil just before he stabbed teacher Ann Maguire to death, an inquest has heard.

Missing Gaia Pope's mother: 'I believe miracles can happen'

Missing Gaia Pope's mother: 'I believe miracles can happen'

The mother of missing Gaia Pope says "miracles can happen", as a man arrested on suspicion of her murder is released from custody.

Irish PM Leo Varadkar: Britain asking for too much in Brexit negotiations

Irish PM Leo Varadkar: Britain asking for too much in Brexit negotiations

Ireland's Prime Minister has told Sky News that Britain is asking for too much in its divorce talks with the European Union.

Royal Navy deployed to 500lb German WWII bomb near major gas pipeline in the North Sea

Royal Navy deployed to 500lb German WWII bomb near major gas pipeline in the North Sea

A 500lb wartime bomb has been destroyed after being dropped "dangerously close" to a major gas pipeline by a fishing boat that had dredged it up from the seabed.

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Man found guilty of murdering his two children with petrol-soaked cloth

Man found guilty of murdering his two children with petrol-soaked cloth

A taxi driver has been found guilty of murdering his two young children with a petrol-soaked cloth and trying to kill his wife in a gas explosion.

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