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Ched Evans' rape retrial to begin in October

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Ched Evans' rape retrial is to begin in October, with the case expected to last for two weeks.

The footballer was at Cardiff Crown Court today to learn the date of his new trial following a successful appeal against his conviction.

The former Wales international was originally convicted in 2012 for raping a woman in a hotel room and served half of his five-year sentence in prison.

His case was referred to the Criminal Cases Review Commission and his conviction quashed after "fresh evidence" emerged.

A new trial will begin in Cardiff on October 4.

Mr Evans has pleaded not guilty to one count of rape relating to May 30, 2011.

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Motorists fill up in Folkestone to avoid French fuel woe

Drivers heading for the continent have heeded advice to fill their petrol tanks up in the UK because of fuel shortages amid strike action in France.

Motorists took the opportunity to fill their cars and jerry cans at Folkestone before journeying on across the English channel.

Drivers filled up at the pumps before heading to France. Credit: Good Morning Britain
Motorists have been urged to stock more petrol for longer journeys in France and beyond. Credit: Good Morning Britain
The RAC urged drivers not to attempt journeys abroad unless they have enough fuel for the whole trip. Credit: Good Morning Britain
UK breakdown recovery firms warned drivers a rising number of their customers had already become stranded in France after their tanks ran dry. Credit: Good Morning Britain

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