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Children who are fluent readers are being damaged by the Government’s insistence on using synthetic phonics in the classroom, a leading academic warns today.
Stokes hit a career-best 70 before taking four wicket for 38 runs with the ball
Brothel-keeping and child porn among police officers’ crimes
The spectacular show promises visitors "pure joyous fun"
Four Durham students rebuked by dean after drunken prank goes wrong
Bowler was part of England's Ashes-winning team in 2005
Outstanding bowler behind Durham's Championship success this season has seen his England career stall through injury and stiff competition but is hoping for an Ashes swansong
The September scourge of unreliable weather may yet play a part in determining a County Championship that has the potential to provide another close finish. None of today's matches escaped interruption, with First Division leaders Durham suffering the biggest frustration.
Money-bags Surrey are bottom while little Durham are top. How come?
After the first match of England’s one-day international series against Australia at Headingley was declared a washout yesterday afternoon, it was left to the County Championship to fill centre stage. A deluge overnight and throughout the morning meant that the likelihood of any play was quickly dashed, with the sides due to reconvene at Old Trafford tomorrow.
Durham 245 & 268-8 dec Sussex 112 & 116 (Durham win by 285 runs)
England Women sealed their Ashes success with a comfortable seven-wicket win in the third NatWest Twenty20 international at Chester-le-Street.
Bowler of the day
Batsman of the day
The Aussie Angle: These thirtysomethings show what is required to be quality Test players