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Dylan Hartley set to be axed from World Cup squad

England are expected to announce they have dropped Northampton Saints star Dylan Hartley from their Rugby World Cup training squad today, after his latest ban for headbutting Jamie George.

Dylan Hartley's World Cup hopes look like they're over Credit: PA

It's understood England head coach Stuart Lancaster will confirm he has dropped combustible hooker Hartley from his squad when announcing the team to face the Barbarians in Sunday's Twickenham clash.

Hartley was handed a four-week ban on Wednesday night after pleading guilty to headbutting George in last weekend's Premiership play-off defeat to Saracens, taking his career suspensions tally to 54 weeks.

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Man accused of 1993 pet shop murder appears in court

Arthur Brumhill died in 1993 Credit: ITV News

A 39-year-old man has appeared in court accused of murdering a pet shop worker in Northampton in 1993.

Stuart Jenkins, who was charged with the murder of Arthur Brumhill, was remanded in custody during a hearing at Northampton Magistrates' Court.

A court spokesman said Jenkins, of Ryecroft Street, Ossett, near Wakefield, West Yorkshire, had been ordered to appear at Leicester Crown Court.

Mr Brumhill, 76, was found dead in January 1993 in the basement of a pet and garden store in Wellingborough Road, Northampton, where he worked part-time.

Jenkins, who was aged 17 at the time of Mr Brumhill's death, was arrested on Wednesday and was charged after what Northamptonshire Police described as a re-examination of evidence recovered from the scene.

Man in court over 1993 Northampton pet shop murder

Arthur Brumhill's body was found in the basement of a Northampton pet shop in 1993 Credit: ITV News

A man is due in court today charged with the murder of 76-year-old Arthur Brumhill in Northampton 22 years ago.

Mr Brumhill's body was found in the basement of Denton's Pet and Garden Store on Wellingborough Road in January 1993.

Stuart Jenkins, aged 39 and from West Yorkshire, will appear at Northampton Magistrates Court charged with his murder.

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Former Northampton Town star Carlisle banned from driving for three years

Clarke Carlisle arrives in court today. Credit: PA

Former Northampton Town footballer Clarke Carlisle has been banned from driving at Highbury Magistrates Court for three years and ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid community work after pleading guilty to a drink-driving offence.

Man goes missing from hospital during treatment

Martyn Binks Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Police are concerned for the welfare of a man who went missing from hospital in Northampton yesterday afternoon.

Martyn Binks, 37, left Northampton General Hospital, where he was receiving treatment, at about 1.45pm, and is believed to have walked towards Bridge Street.

Mr Binks is white, about 5ft 7ins, of large build and has receding brown, shaven hair and a beard. He was last seen wearing a grey jumper with shoulder patches, black tracksuit bottoms and blue trainers.

“We are extremely concerned for the welfare of Martyn and appeal for him or anyone with information regarding his whereabouts to come forward."

– Police spokesman

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