Irvine confirmed as Sheffield Wednesday boss

Sheffield Wednesday have confirmed the appointment of Alan Irvine as their new manager just 10 days after the Scot was controversially sacked by Coca-Cola Championship rivals Preston.

Irvine sacked by Preston

Preston have sacked manager Alan Irvine - little more than six months after he guided them into the Coca-Cola Championship play-offs.

The drive of our lives: 50 Years of Britain's motorways

They promised to speed us towards a modern age and rev up the post-war economy. So what happened? Fifty years after Britain's first motorways opened, Simon Usborne finds out how much we owe to our superhighways – and why the wheels had to come off