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Team GB's women's hockey take Gold in Rio

Birmingham University's Lily Owsley (left) celebrates scoring her side's first goal of the game with teammate Sophie Bray Credit: PA

Team GB's women's hockey team are Olympic champions after taking gold in Rio.

Birmingham University's Lily Owsley opened the scoring, with Derbyshire's Hollie Webb also getting on the score-sheet as the game ended 3-3 in normal time.

So it came to a nail-biting shoot-out, where the Brits triumphed, 2-0 on penalties.


Control room staff sacked after making 'test calls'

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Two police control room staff have been sacked following an investigation into claims that hundreds of 999 calls were made at quiet times to improve performance figures.

The workers, employed by G4S Public Services and working for Lincolnshire Police, were among five suspended as part of an inquiry into "test calls" made to ensure faster call answering times were recorded.

Emergency call handlers for the force are required to answer 92% of calls within 10 seconds, or G4S Public Services is fined. Figures show 724 were carried out across the last three months of 2015. The five employees were suspended in May and the company said two staff resigned before disciplinary hearings, which took place at the end of July. Two members of staff were dismissed and a fifth returned to work after being cleared of any wrongdoing.


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