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Stokes tops England's most expensive IPL signings

Ben Stokes Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/PA Images

Ben Stokes became England's most expensive player ever at the Indian Premier League at Monday's auction.

Exactly a week after discovering he will be England's new Test vice-captain, the Cumbrian all-rounder learned he will be earning more than £1.7m with Rising Pune Supergiants.

Here is a list of the most expensive England players in the competition's history.

  • 1 - Ben Stokes, Rising Pune Supergiants, £1.74m (2017)
  • 2 - Tymal Mills, Royal Challengers Bangalore, £1.44m (2017)
  • 3 - Kevin Pietersen, Royal Challengers Bangalore, £1.24m (2009)
  • 3 - Andrew Flintoff, Chennai Super Kings, £1.24m (2009)
  • 5 - Chris Woakes, Kolkata Knight Riders, £500,000 (2017)
  • 6 - Jos Buttler, Mumbai Indians, £455,000 (2016)
  • 7 - Ravi Bopara, Kings XI Punjab, £360,000 (2009)
  • 8 - Stuart Broad, Kings XI Punjab, £320,000 (2011)
  • 9 - Eoin Morgan, Kolkata Knight Riders, £280,000 (2011)
  • 10 - Paul Collingwood, Delhi Daredevils, £220,000 (2009)
  • 10 - Owais Shah, Delhi Daredevils, £220,000 (2009)


Woman arrested following Kelso crash

A woman has now been arrested. Credit: ITV Border

A 23-year-old woman has been arrested following a collision on a road in Kelso.

It happened at The Square in Kelso, at around 4:50pm on Friday 17 February.

The woman has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal and will appear in court at a later date, but police have not released any further details.

Weather: A week of contrasts

The average daytime high for this time in February is around 7C for the Border region.

Today we are around 5C above that with temperatures reaching the double digits.

In fact it has reached 16.5C at Monks Wood in Cambridgeshire, making it the highest temperature of 2017 so far.

Mild temperatures today

But the milder weather is not set to last.

As we make our way towards the end of the week a change in wind direction will bring much colder conditions.

For Thursday there is a risk that rain will turn to snow above 150 metres.

Risk of snow on Thursday


Fresh sighting of missing man in Cumbria

David Brown. Credit: Cumbria Police

A 68-year-old man who has been missing since 30 January, has been spotted in Cumbria.

David Brown had set up camp at Chapel House Farm, in the Borrowdale area, and is originally from Shetland.

He went missing at around 9am on 30 January, and police say he was spotted in Dalton-in-Furness on 13 February.

He is described as white, 5'10", of slim build with dark greying hair and glasses.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them on 101.

Concerns grow for missing Penrith man

Peter Dixon. Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are growing increasingly concerned about a 64-year-old man who is missing from Penrith.

Peter Dixon was last seen at 11:30pm yesterday (19 February) at his home on Folly Lane.

Police believe him to be driving a blue Nissan Micra, with the registration number: T668 LAO.

He is described as white, 5'10" with short grey hair. It is believed he is wearing a checked shirt, dark chinos, a blue coat and black shoes.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

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