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The Coronation Street actor William Roache was “cold and calculated” when he pushed a 15-year-old girl on to a bed before raping her, jurors were told.
Royal Court, London
Mr Roache denies five counts of indecent assault and two counts of rape between 1965 and 1971
The players will be thinking of the glory, but for the men trying to keep Grimsby Town, Kidderminster Harriers and Macclesfield Town afloat, it is the riches on offer in the FA Cup third round that makes it worth diverting the Conference trio’s attention from the quest to regain Football League status.
Billy Slater looks ready to take his place in Australia’s side to try to win back the World Cup his mistake cost them five years ago. The Melbourne full-back was player of the tournament in 2008. In the final, however, it was his error that created the winning try for the Kiwis’ Benji Marshall. This time, he missed the semi-final against Fiji after aggravating a knee injury in the last group game against the US and there were fears he might have to sit out his chance for revenge in this afternoon’s final at Old Trafford.
Veteran broadcaster Stuart Hall will be in court in May 2014, to face charges of raping two young girls.
Quality and cookery do not have to be mutually exclusive
England’s progress into the World Cup quarter-finals might look a formality, but they are preparing themselves for a searching physical test from Fiji in their final group game in Hull this afternoon.
Government cutbacks blamed after two-thirds of councils slash elderly and disabled services
Final call is reward for rediscovering his best form after infamous injury and life lows
McNamara revealed that uncapped twins George and Tom will join older brother Sam in the 24-man squad
Sam Tomkins hopes to be relieved of the Wigan captaincy for his last game for the club – Saturday’s Super League Grand Final against Warrington at Old Trafford.
The romance of the cup, it transpired, was limited to a good old-fashioned away following of 6,000. For Leeds there was no shame, and a reminder, in such sizeable numbers, of what the club once was.
Surprising choice in the controversial ClubCall decision means reigning champions Leeds Rhinos will meet Wigan Warriors for a place in Old Trafford final
Hull owner Adam Pearson has apologised to the club’s fans for their play-off horror show at Huddersfield and pledged to refund those who made the trip to West Yorkshire.
David McKittrick reports on former terrorist’s visit to Warrington, where two boys died 20 years ago in bombing