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Match-fixing police charge former striker Delroy Facey

Delroy Facey pictured playing for Hereford United in 2011.
Delroy Facey pictured playing for Hereford United in 2011. Credit: Empics

Officers investigating football match-fixing have charged former Bolton striker Delroy Facey with conspiracy to commit bribery.

Huddersfield-born Facey, 34, was arrested in November 2013 and will appear in court in Cannock tomorrow.

The ex-Premier League forward last played for Hereford United in 2012 after a career which also included spells at Hull City, West Brom, Oldham and Notts County.

EU could limit gas use for winter if Russia cuts supply

The European Union could limit gas use to protect household energy this winter if Russia cuts off its gas supply to Europe over the Ukraine crisis.

Russia has threatened to cut off its gas supply to Europe.
Russia has threatened to cut off its gas supply to Europe. Credit: Reuters

Kiev claims Russia has threatened to halt its supply over fears Ukraine could siphon off energy destined for the EU as the pipeline runs through the country.

An EU source told Reuters: "In the short-term, we are very worried about winter supplies in south west Europe. Our best hope in case of a cut is emergency measures to protect households."

On Wednesday the EU is expected to discuss whether to impose new sanctions on Russia if they fail to pull its forces out of Ukraine. If it agrees to do so the sanctions are likely to be financial.


Czech proton therapy clinic 'ready to treat Ashya'

A Czech proton therapy centre says it is ready to treat Ashya King within the next few days.

The statement, issued on behalf of the Proton Therapy Center Czech, said:

The center is ready to accept Ashya King immediately if the specialists receive proper medical documentation from the UK doctors.

– Dr Jiri Kubes, Head of proton therapy

If Ashya is indicated for proton therapy, the center is keen on starting the treatment in a few days. The costs would be dealt with later on.

– Iva Tatounova, Director of Strategy at PTC Czech

A further statement added that the eventual cost of the treatment could be about a third of the cost in the US.

"European patients should have the right to access the treatment under the S2 rules or cross border health care act and have the treatment reimbursed," the centre's marketing manager said.

Govt considering range of new anti-terror measures

By Libby Wiener: ITV News Political Correspondent

Having raised the threat level to severe last week, the Government is very keen to be seen to be doing something to improve our security.

The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats are considering legislation to seize passports, ban terror suspects from returning to the UK and ordering airlines to share more information on passengers.

And perhaps most controversially, they have also discussed strengthening the current terrorism prevention and investigation measures (Tpims) which replaced control orders.

Council order for Ashya 'made at request of hospital'

Julian Wooster, Portsmouth City Council's director for children's services, said:

At the request of Southampton Hospital the council obtained a temporary Wardship Order on Friday, only to direct that Ashya King be presented for medical treatment.

The order will be reviewed by the High Court on Wednesday.

We understand this is an extremely difficult time for Ashya and his family.

– Julian Wooster


Lee Rigby honoured at National Memorial Arboretum

Fusilier Lee Rigby has been honoured at a service remembering fallen servicemen.

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Lee Rigby was murdered near Woolwich Barracks in May 2013. Credit: ITV News

Rigby was murdered by Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale near Woolwich Barracks last year.

The soldier is one of 17 servicemen to have their names added to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

The annual event remembers fallen servicemen who have been killed on duty the previous year.

Family members will lay wreaths at the memorial after the service.

West Ham fan admits 'moment of madness' free kick

A football fan has admitted running on to the pitch and taking a free kick during a Premier League match.

Jordan Dunn, 22, from Dover in Kent, became an internet sensation after he kicked the ball towards the goal West Ham United were defending at Upton Park against Tottenham last month.

Jordan Dunn runs on to the pitch during the Premier League match at Upton Park last month.
Jordan Dunn told the court he hadn't planned on taking the free kick: Credit: PA

His shot was saved by West Ham's goalkeeper while he was chased by a steward amid cheers from the crowd on August 16.

Today he apologised for a "moment of madness" as he pleaded guilty to a charge under Section 4 of the Football Offences Act 1991.

He is facing a ban from matches and a fine.

Dunn told police in an interview after he was arrested that he had been a West Ham fan since he was a little boy and it had always been one of his dreams to "run on the pitch and kick the ball", the court heard.

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