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Police investigate arson attack in Northumberland

Two people escaped uninjured after an arson attack in Ashington in Northumberland.

Emergency services were called to a house fire at 2am this morning (SAT) on Newbiggin Road in the town.

Two people were in the house at the time of the fire but escaped uninjured.

They were taken to hospital by paramedics to be treated for smoke inhalation.

Police and firefighters are treating the fire as a suspected arson.

"This is believed to be an isolated incident but extra officers are in the area to carry out enquiries and reassure any concerned members of the public.

– Northumbria Police

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Allardyce 'honoured' by England appointment

Sam Allardyce has been officially named as England manager Credit: Football Association

I am extremely honoured to be appointed England manager especially as it is no secret that this is the role I have always wanted. For me, it is absolutely the best job in English football.

I will do everything I can to help England do well and give our nation the success our fans deserve. Above all, we have to make the people and the whole country proud.

While my main focus will be on the senior team and getting positive results, I want to add my influence to the great work being done across the development teams at St. George’s Park – a facility I have used with my previous clubs.

I know we have talented, committed players and it is time for us to deliver.

– Sam Allardyce, England manager
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