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Mr Roache denies five counts of indecent assault and two counts of rape between 1965 and 1971
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Sammy Taylor was an industrious imp of a footballer, a goal-scoring winger who prospered with Preston North End during the best years of their modern history in the late 1950s, when twice they entertained hopes of winning the League. Had he been born half a century later, he would surely have accumulated a substantial collection of Scottish caps. As it was, the irrepressibly chirpy little fellow from the Gorbals district of Glasgow found himself stymied internationally by the exploits of such illustrious rival flankmen as Gordon Smith, Alex Scott, Graham Leggat and Tommy Ring.
Jim Kenyon was a man of many parts. By profession a football administrator of long standing, he also served the game of cricket with unswerving devotion. Notable among the many players whose early careers he helped shape were the England stars Michael Vaughan and Andrew Flintoff. As secretary of the Lancashire Football Association from 1963 he had responsibility for all aspects of the game below Football League level; at its peak he was in charge of some 2,000 clubs and 1.300 referees. When he retired some 42 years later he had overseen a move to a £1m state-of-the-art sporting complex in Leyland.
I found myself tuning in to the live coverage in the dog hours of the night, and found it very comforting
Three saddleback sows had escaped from woodland pen, but one had remained behind
The market town of Bingham, Nottinghamshire (population: 9,000) has been named as the best town in England and Wales in which to bring up a family.
If we look abroad, the link between taser use and fatal injury has already been found
Deepwater Horizon disaster firm hold talks with company planning to drill for oil and gas in South Downs National Park
Alleged offences date from 2002 to this year
A family member of the two Muslim 14-year-olds say they are being excluded because of ‘pure discrimination’
Former captain in line for England team director's post after Strauss rules himself out
The Cabinet Secretary attended dinner organised by Office of Unconventional Gas and Oil
Diary of a cricket obsessive
Durham moved to within one win of clinching their third County Championship in six years with an astonishing victory over Derbyshire at the County Ground, where the home side were skittled out for just 63 in their second innings.
A lack of leadership from responsible authorities led to child abusers Jimmy Savile, Cyril Smith and Stuart Hall getting away with their crimes for so long, a police chief said today.