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MND in Northampton benefits from Ice Bucket Challenge

It started as a craze in America but the Ice Bucket Challenge has raised millions for a charity in our region.

The Motor Neurone Disease Association which is based in Northampton has seen donations pour in at an unprecedented rate.

It says the money has the potential to pay for new clinical trials on drugs which may in future offer better treatments or even a cure for the condition.

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Moeen Ali the only positive as England thrashed

by Matt Ratcliffe

Worcestershire's Moeen Ali was the only real positive for England as they were thrashed by India in the fourth One-Day International at Edgbaston.

Moeen Ali batting in Birmingham
Moeen Ali batting in Birmingham Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

India strolled to the series victory, going 3-0 up with just one more game to play, as they knocked off England's total of 206 all out in just 30.3 overs, for the loss of only one wicket.

Moeen Ali earlier hit three 6s on his way to scoring 67 off 50 balls, which helped a stuttering England to a total India bettered with ease.

Peter Clarke stands by Trojan Horse report findings

The former counter terrorism chief Peter Clarke has been grilled by MPs following his report into the so-called Trojan Horse allegation made against some schools in Birmingham.

He was appointed by the then Education Secretary, Michael Gove, to look into the claims of an alleged Muslim extremist plot to infiltrate schools.

He stood by his report's findings at an Education Select Committee meeting.


Widower calls for more tests for elderly drivers

A fatal accident inquiry into the death of a cyclist from Leicester has resumed today.

Elaine Dunne from Glenfield was killed while on holiday in Scotland to celebrate her first wedding anniversary in September 2011.

She was hit by a car driven by a 93-year-old woman.

Charges were dropped against the driver, but her husband, Christopher Dunne, is now calling for more tests for elderly people who drive.

Govt remain "fully committed" to Madeleine search

The Policing Minister, Mike Penning MP, said the government remains "fully committed" to supporting the search for Madeleine McCann.

That is why, in response to this operational review, we asked the Metropolitan Police to take forward their current investigation. We also created the first ever dedicated national response to missing children, located within the Ceop Command of the National Crime Agency.

Under the Government's missing children and adults strategy we have strengthened information-sharing processes in local areas, introduced new guidance on cases involving children who go missing from home or care, and police forces are directing resources to the cases that need them most.

– Policing Minister Mike Penning
Madeleine McCann
Madeleine McCann Credit: Handout

It comes after an unpublished report said British police forces 'competed' against one another in the investigation into Madeleine's disappearance. It also said it had a long-term negative effect on the case.

Madeleine, from Rothley in Leicestershire, went missing from a holiday apartment in Praia de Luz in Portugal in 2007.

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