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Paul Scholes: Ex-Manchester United midfielder brushes off Oldham links

Paul Scholes attended Oldham’s League Two defeat by Macclesfield on Saturday Paul Scholes says he has “nothing to report” after he was linked to the vacant managerial position at League Two side Oldham Athletic. The…

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David Beckham to become shareholder of National League club Salford

Beckham with the rest of the ‘Class of 92’ who formed the core of Manchester United’s treble winning side in 1998-99 Former England captain David Beckham is set to take a 10% stake in National…


Scott Wharton: Blackburn Rovers defender joins Bury on loan

Scott Wharton made 31 appearances during two separate loan spells with Lincoln City Bury have signed defender Scott Wharton on loan from Blackburn Rovers for the remainder of the season. Wharton, 21, spent the first…


Prisoner stabbed to death at Warrington HMP Risley jail

Image copyright Google Image caption Stephen O’Donnell was pronounced dead after an incident on Tuesday evening A prisoner has died following a stabbing at a jail in Cheshire, the prison service said. Stephen O’Donnell, 33,…


Checkatrade Trophy: Manchester City youngsters lose at Sunderland

Injury-plagued Duncan Watmore’s goal against Manchester City’s Under 21’s was his first since April 2016 Manchester City’s hopes of winning every trophy they enter this season were ended when their under-21 side lost 2-0 at…


Hillsborough capacity ‘overestimated by 25%’ on safety certificate

Image copyright Julia Quenzler/BBC Image caption Mr Duckenfield (left) and Mr Mackrell (right) are on trial at Preston Crown Court The capacity of terraces at Hillsborough had been overestimated by about 25% on the official…


Sam Finley: Accrington midfielder charged by the FA with violent conduct

Sam Finley has made 34 appearances for Accrington Stanley this season Accrington’s Sam Finley has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association after appearing to stamp on Charlton’s Lyle Taylor. The incident in…


Cumbria Police faces £749,000 overspend due to retirements

Image copyright Cumbria Police Image caption Cumbria Police’s chief constable, Michelle Skeer, said there was no pattern to early retirements A police force is facing a £749,000 overspend after a rise in the number of…


Mersey Tunnels: Mayor proposes rush-hour toll reduction

Image copyright Google Image caption The reduced toll was brought in off-peak in 2018 The extension of a discount scheme for local people using the Mersey Tunnels could save motorists more than £400 each year,…


Sex offender James McGill ‘systematically groomed’ boys

Image copyright Cumbria Police Image caption James McGill had been jailed in 2007 after being convicted of sexual offences A convicted child sex offender who went on to “systematically groom” three teenage boys has been…


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