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Lake District crash: children among the injured

A serious crash involving "multiple casualties" has taken place on a main road through the Lake District.

The Great North Air Ambulance has three helicopters at the scene, to take injured people to hospital.

They report that children are among the casualties, although details are unclear at present.

The crash happened on the A66 at Threlkeld, near Keswick at approximately 1030am.

The road was exceptionally busy due to Bank Holiday traffic.

More details to follow.


Russia: Extra military on Ukraine border due to 'instability'

The extra Russian military forces near the border with Ukraine have been deployed there in response to instability in Ukraine, a Kremlin spokesman said. This marks a departure from previous comments which explained their presence as routine exercises.

"We ... have forces in the region of the Ukrainian border. Some of these forces are based there permanently, others are there to reinforce, against the backdrop of what is happening in Ukraine itself," Dmitry Peskov, spokesman to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"Forgive me but, it (Ukraine) is a country where there has just been a military coup, so naturally any country is going to take particular precautionary measures in terms of ensuring its security."

He denied allegations the Russian military was interfering in events inside Ukraine territory.

First pictures emerge of freed French journalists

The first pictures have emerged of the four French journalists kidnapped in Syria last June.


Photo of the 4 French journalists released from captivity in #Syria. God that must have been a terrible experience


Jenan Moussa, a reporter based in Dubai, tweeted this picture of the journalists after they were found by Turkish soldiers.

Moores: 'Pietersen fell out with me, not vice versa'

Peter Moores, the reappointed coach of the England cricket team, has clarified his pivotal disagreement with batsman Kevin Pietersen, saying "I never fell out with Kevin, Kevin fell out with me".

Mr Moores stood down as coach in late 2012 after a very public falling out with Mr Pietersen, who had become a controversial member of the England team.

Mr Moores fills the role vacated by Andy Flower in January, who coached England through a 5-0 series Ashes whitewash loss in Australia over Christmas.

Read: Moores - 'Great to be back' as England cricket coach



Shocking wreckage of police car rammed in Dudley


This is all that is left after a suspected drink driver crashed into a police car over night!


An officer from West Midlands Police has tweeted a picture of the wreckage of a police car after a suspected drink driver ploughed into it last night in Dudley.

Two officers had to be taken to hospital after the smash at the junction of Smithy Lane and Tansey Green Road in the early hours of this morning.

Article: Two officers hurt after suspected drink driver rams police car

Moores: 'Great to be back' as England cricket coach

The new coach of England's cricket team said "it's great to be back" at the helm after being formally reappointed by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Peter Moores has been reappointed as England's cricket coach
Peter Moores has been reappointed as England's cricket coach Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Mr Moores originally held the post from February 2009 to November 2012, but stepped down after a public falling out with batsman Kevin Pietersen.

Mr Moores replaces Andy Flower, who initially saw success in the Ashes against Australia, but crashed out to a whitewash 5-0 series loss over Christmas and stepped down as coach in January.

Badly burned boy named as 7-year-old Preston Flores

A young boy who was badly burned in a Scottish city street has been moved to a specialist hospital unit and remains in a critical condition, police said.

Seven-year-old Preston Flores was found "on fire" by shocked neighbours in Bedford Avenue, Aberdeen, on Friday at about 2pm.It is thought petrol could have been involved.

Read more: Seven-year-old in hospital after Aberdeen 'petrol incident'

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