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Man runs length of motorway for charity

A man has completed running the length of the M1 for charity. Jamie Austin, 49, from East Finchley, north London, was applauded by family and friends as he completed the 220-mile route from Garforth near Leeds, West Yorkshire, to Brent Cross in north London, raising more than £11,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in the process. He started the run on 23 January at Garforth (the last M1 junction). Mr

Austin’s son Henry, 12, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in June 2020 and he wanted to take on the challenge to raise awareness of the condition. Mr Austin had only run a half marathon and jogged shorter distances at weekends before the challenge, and due to a couple of rest days completed about 22 miles per day – running a route off the motorway itself for safety.

Disturbanc­e outside Glitter bail hostel

Police were called out to a disturbanc­e at the bail hostel where Gary Glitter is staying following his release from prison. A crowd is understood to have gathered outside the property in Hampshire on Saturday after the disgraced glam rock singer was freed the day before. He had served half of his 16-year sentence for sex crimes. The 79-year-old, who had a string of chart hits in the 1970s, was jailed in 2015 for sexually abusing three schoolgirl­s.

Missing aristocrat ‘camping in countrysid­e’

Police have issued a renewed appeal to trace a missing aristocrat, her convicted rapist partner and their newborn baby. Constance Marten and Mark Gordon abandoned their car on the hardshould­er of the M61 last month and despite multiple sightings since have not been found by the authoritie­s. It is now believed they have been camping out in the Sussex countrysid­e. Detective Superinten­dent Lewis Basford of the Met’s East Area Command said: “Constance and Mark, your baby has spent the first month of its short life exposed to the elements when it should be safe and warm and, most importantl­y, seen by medics.” The force is offering a £10,000 reward for any informatio­n that leads to the family being found.

Liam Gallagher says he’s back ‘for real’

Liam Gallagher has provided fans with a health update, disclosing that he recently underwent major surgery. The former Oasis musician told followers on Twitter that he is currently

recuperati­ng after an operation on his hip. “Morning Rastas,” he wrote. “So I had my Hip operation last wk all went well and RESPEK to all the doctors n nurses who looked after me.” Fans sent the artist well wishes, with one person telling him that they hoped the medical procedure wouldn’t affect Gallagher’s swagger. “I’m getting my physio to study old videos of my walk so we don’t miss a trick,” he wrote in response. “The comeback is real.” In a follow-up tweet, Gallagher wrote: “Hip hip hooray.”

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(PA) Jamie Austin at the finishing l ine in north London after his run down the l ength of the M1
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