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Saints trio named in England Rugby squad

Dylan Hartley Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Northampton Saints stars Dylan Hartley, Tom Wood, Courtney Lawes have been named in the England Rugby squad to face Australia this weekend.

The trio will line up alongside Norfolk's Ben Youngs as Coach Stuart Lancaster names an unchanged squad for the final Autumn international.

Stuart Lancaster Credit: PA

“It was great to get the win last week and the whole 23 did well so we want to give those guys another chance against an Australian team who will want to finish their season on a high.

“We’ve had great support at Twickenham over the last three games and we are determined to give the fans something to shout about this weekend.”

– Stuart Lancaster, England Coach

England squad to face Australia Forwards (13) Dave Attwood (Bath Rugby) Kieran Brookes (Newcastle Falcons) Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints) James Haskell (Wasps) George Kruis (Saracens) Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints) Joe Marler (Harlequins) Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby) Matt Mullan (Wasps) Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, captain) Rob Webber (Bath Rugby) David Wilson (Bath Rugby) Tom Wood (Northampton Saints)

Backs (10) Brad Barritt (Saracens) Mike Brown (Harlequins) Owen Farrell (Saracens) George Ford (Bath Rugby) Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby) Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby) Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby) Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens) Marland Yarde (Harlequins) Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

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Incident on gas rig off East Anglian coast

Leman Alpha gas platform off the Norfolk coast Credit: ITV News Anglia archive

Shell have confirmed that what they describe as an 'incident' took place on a gas platform off the Norfolk coast on Tuesday morning.

The company say production was stopped on board the Leman Alpha platform when a transfer of pressure led to pipework being damaged. No workers were injured.

“There were no injuries or gas leaks as a result of the incident. Production was stopped and the relevant area of the platform depressurised. The appropriate authorities have been informed and an investigation is underway. An inspection of the impacted area is being carried out to assess what repairs will be necessary.”

– Shell UK

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Duchess to launch new hospice appeal

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The Duchess of Cambridge will today help to officially launch the East Anglian Children's Hospices latest appeal in Norfolk today. She's been a patron of the charity since 2012. EACH wants to build a new £10m hospice for Norfolk to replace its current site at Quidenham near Attleborough.

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