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Derby County Community Trust has announced the postponement of the Derby 10K which was due to take place next Sunday. https://twitter.com/DCCTOfficial/status/1239537703483514881   They released a statement on...

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Game of Thrones actor dies

Actor Max Von Sydow, who was cast in The Exorcist and Game of Thrones, has died aged 90. His family today announced that Mr Von...
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There was a dramatic conclusion to this year’s annual Shrovetide event – as the Down’ards snatched a last-minute equaliser to deny the Up’ards a...

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Every year, the young, old and canine flock to Ashbourne for its giant medieval football game between the up'ards and the down'ards. Despite bitterly cold...

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