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Policeman accepts £80,000 damages in 'Plebgate' row

The police officer at the centre of the notorious Downing Street "Plebgate" incident has accepted £80,000 damages in settlement of his libel action against former chief whip Andrew Mitchell.

Andrew Mitchell is the MP for Sutton Coldfield Credit: PA

The conclusion of Pc Toby Rowland's defamation case against the MP for Sutton Coldfield was announced at the High Court in London today.

Last November Mr Mitchell, who vehemently denied using the word "pleb", lost a high-profile action against News Group Newspapers, publishers of the Sun.

A judge then declared he had reached the "firm conclusion" that Mr Mitchell had used the "politically-toxic" word in September 2012 when he was not allowed to cycle through the main Downing Street vehicle gates.


Estate agents has letter returned they posted 40 years ago

A Leicester estate agent has been taken by surprise by a letter that arrived at it's office four decades after it was first posted.

It took nearly 40 years to be returned to the estate agent Harrison Murray. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

According to the Leicester Mercury, the firm had written to residents in Stamford in the 1970s about a proposed development but the document didn't make it to the address.

It took nearly 40 years to be returned to the estate agent Harrison Murray.

The ‘return to sender’ letter was postmarked August 21, 1975.

Book of Condolence for former Derby manager Dave Mackay

A book of condolence has been opened at the iPro Stadium in memory of former Derby County Manager Dave Mackay, who died on Monday at the age of 80.

Dave Mackay Credit: PA/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Players paid tribute to him last night, wearing black armbands during their game against Brighton.

He won the league with Derby and also managed Nottingham Forest, Walsall and Birmingham City.

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