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Alex Penny: Peterborough sign Nuneaton Town defender

Posh secure signing of highly-rated defender Penny. Credit: www.theposh.com

Peterborough United have signed Nuneaton Town defender Alex Penny for an undisclosed fee on a three-year contract.

The 20 year old, who played for Hull City as a teenager, played for Posh in Tuesday's pre-season friendly game with Ipswich.

Penny's fee is a record received for National League North side Nuneaton.

He told the club's website: "I heard that there were a few clubs reportedly interested in me, but when I heard that Peterborough wanted me to sign, it was an easy decision to make.

I want to be playing football and I will work extremely hard to try and break into the team here. It has been a bit of a whirlwind few days if I am honest."

Matt Crooks: Northampton Town sign Rangers midfielder

Matt Crooks starred on loan for Scunthorpe United last season. Credit: EMPICS Sport

Northampton Town have signed midfielder Matt Crooks from Scottish giants Rangers for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Scunthorpe United and started his career at Huddersfield Town.

Scunthorpe were keen on striking a permanent deal, but the Cobblers jumped to the front of the queue.

Crooks has agreed a three-year contract at Sixfields.

He is a very talented player with a big future ahead of him. He has played at this level and was one of the best players coming out of League 2 when he went to Rangers. We feel he has the potential to get even better and believe he is a top signing for us.

He will bring a calming influence to the team. He is comfortable on the ball and also flexible in that he can play in front of the back four or further forward too.

Matt will form part of a strong and well balanced midfield unit where we have options and competition and we are looking forward to seeing how it all fits into place.

– Justin Edinburgh, Northampton Town manager

Meanwhile, Stevenage have signed former Reading defender Terence Vancooten following a successful trial.

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Steven Taylor: No Ipswich Town deal for defender

Steven Taylor will have to find a new club. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town have confirmed that defender Steven Taylor won't be offered a new contract at Portman Road.

The former Newcastle United centre-back joined on a short-term deal in January and was given the chance to extend his stay.

However, Town have decided against the move because they feel they've got another cover at the back.

We have brought in Jordan Spence and Dominic Iorfa in recent weeks to add to what we already have at the back.

Both Jordan and Dominic are very versatile players that can cover full-back and centre-back positions and we have good competition for places at the back now so we won’t be doing anything with Tayls.

He’s a great pro and he will do a good job for someone. We wish him well.

– Mick McCarthy, Ipswich Town manager

Meanwhile, Colchester United have re-signed defender Cole Kpekawa from Barnsley.

The 21-year-old enjoyed a loan spell with the U's in 2014, and has now agreed a permanent contract.

Gboly Ariyibi: MK Dons bring in Forest winger on loan

Gboly Ariyibi will spend the season on loan at MK Dons. Credit: PA

MK Dons have signed Nottingham Forest winger Gboly Ariyibi on a season-long loan deal.

The 22-year-old American only joined Forest in January from Chesterfield but failed to break into the first team.

Ariyibi has made more than 100 senior appearances so far in his career, having also played for Leeds United and Tranmere Rovers.

We’ve been working on this one for quite some time so we are delighted to finally get the deal completed.

Gboly will bring another dimension to our squad with his explosive pace and aggression in 1v1 situations.

– Robbie Neilson, MK Dons manager

Tom Nichols: Peterborough striker joins Bristol Rovers

Tom Nichols has completed his move to Bristol Rovers Credit: PA

Peterborough United have sold striker Tom Nichols to League One rivals Bristol Rovers for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old joined Posh in January 2016 from Exeter City and scored 14 goals in 58 appearances during his time at the club.

Nichols will be reuinted with his old teammates when Posh travel to Bristol for their opening away game of the season on August 12.

I’m delighted to be here and to sign for the club.

I knew about the interest a few weeks ago and just wanted to get the deal signed and over the line as soon as possible.

I know what the club is about and as soon as I heard that Rovers were interested, I knew it was a club that I would love to join.

– Tom Nichols, Bristol Rovers

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Still playing golf at 100: Harry's secret to a long life

Harry Moorhouse from Norwich may not look it, but he has just turned 100 years old and still plays golf.

He plays on the green at Eaton golf club twice a week, as well as taking up other sports.

Harry only started playing the sport at the age of 50, but says it's been the secret to his long and happy life!

Harry says the secret to a long and happy life is playing 'golf'! Credit: ITV News Anglia

Eat plenty of fruit, drink plenty of water and walk and keep happy. Happy people live longer than miserable people I think.

– Harry Moorhouse

Grand Prix 'traffic plan' in place from 6am say police

The A43 in Northamptonshire Credit: Northamptonshire police

Drivers using the A43 in south Northamptonshire need to be aware of the traffic management plan for the British Grand Prix today say police.

From 6am Sunday, July 16 there will be changes to the roads around the Silverstone circuit:

  • The A43 northbound will be one-way from the B4525 interchange to Silverstone.
  • The Dadford Road South will be one way, from the A43 off-slip to the West 10 Roundabout.
  • The A413 Silverstone one way, from Whittlewood Bridge to Winterhills.

From 12.30pm-6pm: The A43 Southbound will be one way from Silverstone to the B4525 interchange while the A43 Northbound will be one way from Silverstone to the McDonalds roundabout. The Dadford Road North will be one way from West 10 roundabout to A43 with Cow Pastures one way from A413 to the A5.

The A413 Silverstone will be one way from Winterhills to Whittlewood Bridge.

The measures will apply from 6am-12.30pm and then until 9pm.

If you experience a traffic-related problem during the event, please call the Silverstone Command Centre on 01327 320310.

For updated traffic advice and information during the event, please visit www.silverstone.co.uk/residents.

Norfolk's Alfie Hewett reaches Wimbledon doubles final

Alfie Hewett has the chance to defend his doubles title on Sunday Credit: PA

Norfolk wheelchair tennis player Alfie Hewett has made it through to the men's doubles final at Wimbledon alongside partner Gordon Reid.

Alfie missed out on a place in the singles final this afternoon, after he was beat by World Number One Gustavo Fernandez.

But the 19-year-old bounced back from that defeat, winning two sets to one alongside partner Gordon Reid.

The British pair have chance to become Wimbledon champions for the second time when they play in the final tomorrow.

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