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Dog walker discovers human leg in Lancashire

Police in Lancashire will search land near Rochdale this morning after a human leg was found. Officers were called to Whitworth after a dog walker made the discovery at around 3pm yesterday afternoon on Market street.

Healey Conservative Club Credit: MEN Syndication

The adult leg was on some land behind Healey Conservative Club. It's not yet clear how long the leg has been there or whether it belonged to a man or a woman.

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Tesco boss refuses to confirm UK MD suspended

Tesco announced it overstated its half-year profits by £250m. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis today declined to confirm reports that UK managing director Chris Bush was among the four members of staff suspended over the profits scandal.

However, he confirmed that Tesco's multichannel director Robin Terrell will lead the UK team.

He added: "We have asked four people to step aside so we can be sure we do the fullest and frankest investigation."

The investigation, which centres on timing issues relating to income received from suppliers, was brought to the attention of Tesco's general counsel by a whistleblower on Friday.

The company carried out a preliminary investigation over the weekend before issuing its profits warning earlier today.

Zoo confirms giant Panda Tian Tian 'no longer pregnant'

Edinburgh Zoo has confirmed that giant Panda Tian Tian 'no longer pregnant'.

Zoo confirms giant Panda Tian Tian 'no longer pregnant' Credit: PA

Tian Tian’s hormone levels have now returned to normal, so we can confirm that she is no longer pregnant.

Panda reproduction and biology is complex; all data gathered since conception took place pointed to a pregnant panda likely to carry to full term, sadly this did not happen.

There is no evidence she has had a miscarriage, so late reabsorption of the foetus could have occurred.

– Edinburgh Zoo

The zoo said that Tian Tian remains in "great health'.

'We should not underestimate threat IS pose'

A car drives near a flag belonging to Islamic State militants in Iraq. Credit: Reuters

A former director of British special forces has said the West "should not underestimate" the threat Islamic State militants pose.

Lieutenant General Sir Graeme Lamb, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, told BBC Radio 4 it was important to contain IS as they presented themselves as an "unstoppable force".

He added the government should be prepared to "rule in" ground forces to tackle the issue and that advisors should also be sent to assist the Iraqi army.

Speaking about IS, Lieutenant Lamb said: "Now we need to crush them.

"I'm not talking about large-scale conventional forces because Isil don't represent that form of threat.

"But I am talking about advisers, special forces, airborne brigades, for instance, the battalion of the landing of the US marine corps, those sort of capabilities which ourselves, the United Kingdom, and the United States have. But we should be prepared to rule them in."

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Tesco suspends four staff over profits scandal

Tesco has suspended four employees while the company investigates how their profits came to be overstated by £250 million.

The supermarket made the shock admission today after "finding a problem with its accounts".

The four people, who worked across commercial and operations will step down from their roles while a review is carried out.

Tesco declined to comment.

Cruden suspended for missing team flight following drinking session

Cruden admits he's Credit: PA

New Zealand rugby international Aaron Cruden has been suspended for two matches after missing his team flight to Argentina following a late-night drinking session in Auckland.

The fly half admits to being "deeply embarrassed" by his actions, and will now miss this year's Rugby Championship fixtures against Argentina and South Africa.

The 25 year-old, who has represented his country 35 times, was quick to issue an apology, saying:

"I carry the burden of shame and disappointment and I am deeply apologetic to my team, to my family, and also the New Zealand public.

"I have no excuses. I accept full responsibility for my actions and the penalty of missing the next two games, and I will work with New Zealand Rugby to undertake any other disciplinary action to work through this situation."

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