Two radio hosts in New Zealand have been given a one-day suspension after broadcasting a rant from Cockermouth cricketer Ben Stokes’ mother- without her permission.
Deborah Stokes phoned the Auckland-based radio station to make a complaint against the two presenters, who had been mocking Stokes for his performance in the World T20 final.
She was told that her call was off-air, however she was actually put through to the on-air studio and the row was broadcast live.
In the phonecall, Mrs Stokes says she's “totally brassed off” by the way the presenters talked about her son.
"It's not even about the cricket. It's about the personal attack on him. They called him arrogant and then they called him some sort of name. They don't know him! They wouldn't have a blooming clue."
The presenters have been taken off-air for one day as a result.
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An author has published a book telling the tale of a man from the Scottish Borders who made big waves in South Africa in the 19th Century.
James Logan was one of the most important figures in building the British Empire, but his achievements have widely gone unrecognised.
Born in 1857 in the Scottish Borders village of Reston, he emigrated as a teenager, made his fortune in the diamond trade and played a key role in developing the game of cricket.
Now Dean Allen, the author of a book about his life called 'Empire, War & Cricket in South Africa', has visited Reston to share Logan's story.
Matty Sutton has this report.
Cumbrian cricketer Ben Stokes spared a thought for his former hometown, Cockermouth, which has been affected by flooding, after scoring a stunning double century against South Africa.
He was speaking in his post match press conference:
Cockermouth has been through this three or four times now. I grew up there as a kid, went to school, spent a lot of time there and I've still got really good mates there.
They're going through a really big rebuilding stage throughout the whole town so it's nice to know I've been able to put a few smiles on some faces who have probably had a tougher time that I am out here."
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AB de Villiers dropped an attempted catch, but recovered to throw down the stumps, to bring Stokes' unbelievable run to an end.
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Three inmates are protesting on the roof of HMP Haverigg in Cumbria. It's believed to be over the food and prison 'regime.' The police say they've not been called to deal with the incident at the moment.