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North 'feeling ok' after concussion

Winger George North says he is "feeling okay" after being knocked out in Northampton's Aviva Premiership clash with Wasps on Friday.

George North says he's 'feeling ok' after clash Credit: PA

North scored two tries in the Saints' 52-30 win but after the second, he was caught on the head by the knee of Wasps forward Nathan Hughes, who was sent off for dangerous play but protested his innocence.

North left the field unconscious and in a neck brace but the club tweeted just before half-time that he was "awake" and the player wrote on his own Twitter account on Saturday that he was "up and about."

"He is okay now; he is up and walking about in the dressing room. It is a knock to his head, which is not good. We will look after him and make sure he comes back when he is right."

– Jim Mallinder, Director of Rugby Northampton

The injury was a worrying sight after North took two blows to the head in his country's RBS 6 Nations clash with England.


Container ship 'drifting' off Essex coast.

A 50,000 tonne container ship is currently stranded off the coast of Essex.

The vessel with 28 crew is believed to have left Tilbury this morning. It's now 15 miles off Harwich and engineers on-board are trying to re-start the engines.

The RNLI says it is standing by because the vessel is in the shipping lane and could pose a potential danger.

Lifeboats from Harwich and Walton-on-the-Naze will stay nearby while the current situation is assessed.

Policeman charged with murdering wife

Northamptonshire police officer Otis Goldsmith has been charged with murder following the death of his wife.

He's been remanded in custody and will appear at Northampton Crown Court on Tuesday 31st March.

Otis Goldsmith will appear in court next week Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Goldsmith, who has 28 years' service on the force, was arrested after police were called to a house in Wootton Hall Park, Northampton, on Thursday.

A forensic post mortem examination of the victim took place yesterday and the cause of death was confirmed as a head injury.


Couple set to tie the knot in Morrisons supermarket

A Cambridgeshire couple are preparing for a wedding with a difference today - they'll walk down the supermarket aisles to tie the knot.

Rebecca Wooller, 44, and Blake Green, 53, will marry in their local branch of Morrisons in Cambourne this afternoon.

Rebecca Wooller and Blake Green to marry in local Morrisons Credit: ITV News Anglia

They chose to marry there because it was the only place the bride, who was ill when they first met, could venture out on first dates.

Former undertaker and mother-of-four, Miss Wooller said: "I'm feeling nervous but very excited."

Part of the supermarket cafe will be sectioned off for the event and Morrisons has provided flowers and food.

As well as the usual family and friends, shoppers will be invited to get involved by lining the aisles to greet the couple.

Woman missing from Essex care home

Police in Essex are searching for an elderly woman who's gone missing from her care home in Clacton.

86 year old Josephine Murphy was last seen at 6.45pm on Friday 27th March.

Josephine Murphy went missing from her care home in Clacton. Credit: Essex Police

She's 5 ft 3 ins tall, of medium build and has shoulder length grey hair. She has an Irish accent and was last seen wearing a white jumper, dark trousers with blue slippers.

Police say they're are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare and say anyone who knows her whereabouts should contact them on 101.

Former head guilty of sex offences has died

Norfolk Police have confirmed that a former headmaster who had been found guilty of a string of sexual offences has died.

83 year-old David Tuohy, who lived in Oxford, was found guilty at Norwich Crown Court of 15 counts of indecent assault.

The offences related to five male victims under the age of 13 and took place in the mid-1970s at Eccles Hall School, now known as the New Eccles Hall School, Quidenham near Attleborough.

The body of a man was recovered from the River Thames in Oxford three days ago. The coroner has been informed.

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