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Ex-Spurs and Derby footballer Dave Mackay dies aged 80

Dave Mackay celebrates Spurs' 1967 FA Cup win. Credit: Barratts/S&G and Barratts/EMPICS Sport

Dave Mackay, a former Tottenham Hostpur, Derby County, Hearts and Scotland footballer, has died aged 80.

Spurs confirmed the news in an official statement on their website, saying that the ex-midfielder passed away at Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham on Monday.

Mackay won the double with Tottenham during an illustrious playing career, and later won the league with Derby as a manager.

He also represented Scotland 22 times, and was described by George Best as: “The hardest man I have ever played against – and certainly the bravest.”



3,500 rounds of MoD ammunition lost or stolen

An answer in Parliament has revealed almost 3,500 rounds of ammunition have been lost or stolen at Ministry of Defence firing ranges in three years. Defence minister Anna Soubry released the data, which highlights how 1,473 5.56mm bullets were lost in 2013 alone, in an answer to a written parliamentary question.

3,500 rounds of MoD ammunition lost or stolen. Credit: PA

Losses spiked in 2013, when 280 of the same bullets were also registered as stolen. In the same year, a 105mm shell was recorded lost. The 5.56mm bullet is used in the British Army standard issue SA80 rifle. Ms Soubry said the Ministry of Defence "takes the security and accounting of its ammunition very seriously".

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