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Fifa open investigation against Germany legend Beckenbauer

Franz Beckenbauer is being investigated. Credit: PA

Germany football legend Franz Beckenbauer is under investigation by American attorney Michael Garcia along with Harold Mayne-Nicholls from Chile, who headed the inspection team which compiled reports into the countries bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

The investigations come after Garcia stated "a number of individuals" have had formal cases opened against them.

Fifa members under investigation following Garcia report

Angel Maria Villar Llona is one of the members being investigated. Credit: PA

Three current Fifa executive committee members - Spain's Angel Maria Villar Llona, Michel D'Hooghe from Belgium and Worawi Makudi from Thailand - are under investigation by ethics chief Michael Garcia following his probe into World Cup bidding, Press Association Sport understands.

UKIP: Migration figures show 'abject failure' by Government to control immigration

UKIP has has hit out at the Government, saying the latest migration figures are "astronomical".

It said the latest figures, released by the Office for National Statistics, reflected the Government's "abject failure" to control immigration.


Pakistan batsman Shehzad: I froze after hearing of Hughes death

The Pakistan Test opener Ahmed Shehzad says he 'froze' after learning of Phil Hughes' death.

Shehzad, 23, fractured a cheekbone after he was struck on the head by New Zealand bowler Corey Anderson last month.

Ahmed Shehzad is fit after his injury. Credit: PA

“I froze when I heard this tragic news and my heart went out to his family because I have been very fortunate to be on my feet again," Shehzad said.

“I know how it feels. That moment. The day Hughes was hit I knew what his family was going through. I prayed for his recovery.”

London remains hotspot for immigration

Immigration to London remains much higher than all other regions, figures revealed by the Office for National Statistics show.

Wales and the North East showed the smallest increase in immigration.

Here are the immigration estimates for each UK region.

  • Scotland - 27,000
  • North East - 13,000
  • North West - 45,000
  • East Midlands - 35,000
  • Yorkshire and Humber - 33,000
  • Wales - 20,000
  • West Midlands - 28,000
  • East - 54,000
  • South West - 29,000
  • South East - 59,000
  • London -129,000

Migration to the UK - the key figures

  • 583,000 people immigrated to the UK in the year ending June, up from 502,000 the previous year
  • Increase driven by rises in immigration from the EU, up 45,000 and outside the EU, up 30,000.
  • Net migration to the UK - the difference between those arriving and leaving - was 260,000, up from 182,000 in the previous 12 months.
  • Net migration has increased since the low of 154,000 in the year ending September 2012 but remains below the peak of 320,000 in the year ending June 2005
  • Estimated employment of EU nationals (excluding British) resident in the UK was 16% higher in July to September 2014, compared to the same quarter in 2013.
  • 32,000 Romanian and Bulgarian citizens immigrated to the UK - up 18,000 in the previous 12 months.
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