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Council takes out temporary injunction in dispute over Northampton Town loan

David Cardoza. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Northampton Borough Council have confirmed they've applied for a temporary injunction to stop the wife of former Northampton Town chairman David Cardoza selling her house.

They say they've taken the action as part of their investigation into what happened to a £10.25 million loan they leant to the Cobblers for the building of their new East Stand when Mr Cardoza was in charge.

A hearing is due to take place in Birmingham tomorrow morning.

The Borough Council applied for an interim injunction to prevent the sale of Christina Cardoza’s house. Christina, Anthony and David Cardoza, have been named in the proceedings.

We have taken this action against the Cardozas as part of our pursuit of the £10.25million loan made by Northampton Borough Council to Northampton Town Football Club, of which David and Anthony Cardoza were directors.

The Borough Council took on the right to pursue the debt from the Football Club under the memorandum of understanding signed with the Club’s new owners and we have made it clear that we do intend to take the action needed both to find out what happened and to recover the public money that has not been repaid.

– Northampton Borough Council Spokesperson


Izzet targets vacant Colchester United manager's job

Kem Izzet left Colchester United in 2013. Credit: PA

Former Colchester United midfielder Kem Izzet has confirmed he has applied for the vacant manager's job at the club.

Former boss Kevin Keen stood down from his role yesterday following talks with chairman Robbie Cowling.

Assistant manager David Wright will take charge of the U's remaining two games of the season.

35-year-old Izzet made over 400 appearances for the club and took to Twitter last night to declare his interest.

To add further fuel to the fire, he left Suffolk non-league side Needham Market this afternoon.

£30,000 fine and warning for Norwich City and Sunderland

Tempers flare on the touchline after a robust challenge on Sunderland's DeAndre Yedlin during the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich. Credit: PA Images

Norwich and Sunderland have been fined £30,000 each and warned as to their future conduct for failing to ensure their players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during their match on April 16, the Football Association has said.

Colchester United manager Kevin Keen stands down

Colchester United manager Kevin Keen has left the club. Credit: PA

Colchester United manager Kevin Keen has left the club with immediate effect.

The former Liverpool coach only took over in December and wasn't able to prevent the U's from being relegated to League Two for the first time in 18 years.

Following a meeting with chairman Robbie Cowling, he has now decided to leave.

David Wright will take charge of the remaining two games of the current season.

Keen's last game was a 3-0 defeat to Burton Albion.

After a meeting with the owner, Robbie Cowling over the future direction of the club, Kevin Keen has decided to leave Colchester United with immediate effect.

Kevin has worked tirelessly to try and turn around the fortunes of the club this season.

We wish Kevin all the best in his future career.

– Colchester United statement


Teenage Northampton swimmer smashes butterfly record

Ellie Robinson set a new British record. Credit: British Swimming.

Teenage Northampton swimmer Ellie Robinson has qualified for the Rio Paralympics after setting a new British record at the Para-swimming trials.

14-year-old Robinson, who has a form of dwarfism, clocked 36.70 seconds in her S6 50m butterfly heats, before registering an even better time of 36.34 seconds in the final.

It means she easily achieved the qualification standard required to qualify for September's games in Brazil.

She will now be aiming for the world record of 36.05 which is held by Ukraine's Oksana Khrul.

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