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Northampton Town swoop for former Southampton man Hoskins

Sam Hoskins has joined Northampton Town. Credit: PA

Northampton Town have signed former Southampton striker Sam Hoskins on a free transfer.

The 22-year-old has agreed a one-year contract after impressing while on trial.

He was released by Yeovil Town at the end of last season.

Ivan Toney looks set to join Newcastle United. Credit: PA

Hoskins could replace Cobblers forward Ivan Toney who's believed to be training with Premier League side Newcastle United today with a view to joining them on a permanent deal.

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Police searching for missing Norfolk man find a body

Chris Walmsley. Credit: Norfolk Police

Police who were searching for a missing man from Sheringham in Norfolk have found a body.

29-year-old Chris Walmsley hadn't been seen since Thursday (July 30) when he was spotted leaving the Premier Inn hotel on Prince of Wales Road in Norwich.

The body was found in West Runton on the Norfolk coast. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Last night, police found a body near a railway line in West Runton on the Norfolk coast.

Formal identification hasn't taken place yet, but police are confident it's Mr Walmsley. His death isn't being treated as suspicious.

Stansted Airport at the centre of security scare after 'suspicious package' discovery

Stansted Airport in Essex. Credit: PA

Stansted Airport was at the centre of a security scare last night (July 31) after a "suspicious package" was found in a cargo facility.

Army bomb disposal experts were called in after the package, which was due to be loaded onto a plane, was detected on scanners by FedEx staff.

Staff had to be evacuated and cargo flights were suspended, but passenger flights weren't affected.

However, the incident was stood down shortly after midnight and Essex Police have confirmed this morning that the package contained nothing malicious.

"Police were called shortly before 8pm on Friday, July 31 following the discovery of a suspicious package at the FedEx cargo facility near Stansted Airport.

A cordon was put in place while enquiries were carried out. EOD attended, assessed the package and confirmed that it contained nothing of concern.

The incident was stood down and cordons removed shortly after midnight on Saturday, August 1."

– Essex Police spokesperson

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Southend United agree deal to sign striker Hunt

Noel Hunt celebrates scoring for Ipswich Town against Charlton Athletic last season. Credit: PA

Southend United have signed former Ipswich Town striker Noel Hunt on a free transfer.

The 32-year-old was allowed to leave Portman Road at the end of last season after he wasn't offered a new deal.

Now, the Irishman has agreed a one-year contract, with the option of a further 12 months, at the League One side.

"He's an ambitious lad and is a feisty character. Hopefully he'll bring all that to the party and I'm really looking forward to working with him and the rest of the team.

It's a massive coup and probably my biggest signing since I've been here. It's a sign of the backing from the owner once again that we've managed to get him in.”

– Phil Brown, Southend United manager

Police issue warning after suspected drugs deaths

Police warning Credit: PA

Police in Northamptonshire are urging drug users to be vigilant about what they are taking following the deaths of two men who it is believed may have taken drugs in Kettering.

A 46-year-old man who died on Sunday afternoon after being found at an address in Stamford Road. The second man, 33, was found collapsed at the Earl of Dalkeith pub, Dalkeith Place, on Thursday night.

Investigations into what caused the deaths of the men are still taking place, although both were known to be regular drug users.

Detective Chief Inspector Elliot Foskett, from CID, said: “We are still awaiting toxicology results so are unable to confirm if the men had taken drugs and what substances they had taken if they did.

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