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MotoGP fans flock to Silverstone

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All of MotoGP's big names will take to the circuit Credit: PA

Thousands of MotoGP fans are at Silverstone in Northamptonshire ahead of Sunday's Hertz British Grand Prix, the next round of the 2014 FIM MotoGP World Championship.

British riders Bradley Smith, Cal Crutchlow, Scott Redding, Michael Laverty and Leon Camier will be relishing the opportunity to return to their home circuit. Championship leader Marc Márquez will be a big draw as he attempts to win the British Grand Prix for the first time, while Jorge Lorenzo will be desperate for a repeat of last year's Silverstone win.

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Marc Marquez signs autographs for fans in Germany last month Credit: PA

The event was due to be the last Moto GP at Silverstone after rights holder Dorna Sports awarded a contract to the new Circuit of Wales.

A five year deal has been signed, but after the £315M track near Ebba Vale revealed it wont be ready for next season Moto GP could now stay at it's current location in 2015.

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Midlands athletes in Birmingham for Paralympic Day

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Mickey Bushell celebrates winning gold in the mens 100m T53 category in the Olympic Stadium Credit: PA

Centenary Square in Birmingham will be transformed into an exciting hub of activity today, as the city hosts celebrations to mark National Paralympic Day.

Visitors can get involved in a range of free activities which replicate aspects of Paralympic sport and challenge people to test their own skills, showcasing some of the extraordinary talents of ParalympicsGB athletes.

There will be demonstrations of a number of Paralympic sports, while come-and-try opportunities are also on offer.

Members of the public can meet London 2012 medallists, including Shrewsbury-born Mickey Bushell and Dan Greaves, who was born in Anstey in Leicestershire.

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Dan Greaves celebrating gold medal after winning the Para-Sport F42/F44 mens Discus at the 2014 Commonwealth Games Credit: PA

National Paralympic Day is a focus for promoting Paralympic sport across the UK and hopes to use the inspiration of British Paralympic athletes to continue to shift perceptions of disability.

Pearson on Cambiasso: "He's here as a footballer"

Leicester City Manager Nigel Pearson has told ITV News Central that his latest signing joins as a footballer and not to make up numbers.

Last night, the club announced that 34-year-old Esteban Cambiasso would join the Foxes on a one-year-deal. The former Inter Milan captain has also played for Real Madrid and has more than 50 international caps for Argentina.

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Esteban Cambiasso introduced to media at Leicester City

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Argentine star Esteban Cambiasso is introduced to the media at King Power Stadium Credit: Gareth Owen/ITV News Central

Argentine star Esteban Cambiasso has been introduced to the media at the King Power Stadium as Leicester City's newest signing.

He 34-year-old told reporters: "In the past I've played in Spain and Italy, but for my career I need to play in the Premier League."

"I chose Leicester and I am happy. I hope the fans are happy with me."

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Chelsea Football Club to honour Lord Attenborough

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Players will hold a minute's silence on Saturday Credit: Chelsea F.C.

The passing of our much-loved Life President Lord Attenborough has greatly affected everyone, and Chelsea Football Club fully appreciates our supporters’ emotions at this time and your wish to pay tribute to the important part he played in our history.

At our next home game, against Swansea City on Saturday 13th September, there will be a minute’s appreciation prior to kick-off in honour of a great Chelsea fan who also served as a club director for 13 years. There will be tributes on the big screens and in the matchday programme.

A lasting memorial to Lord Attenborough’s support of Chelsea is also appropriate. In consultation with Lord Attenborough's family, the club will carefully consider the possibilities and suggestions for this to ensure the most suitable option is taken.

– Chelsea Football Club

Fans scramble for precious CCFC Ricoh tickets

The queue outside the Ricoh Superstore as fans queue for tickets to CCFC's first home game in more than a year
The queue outside the Ricoh Superstore as fans queue for tickets to CCFC's first home game in more than a year Credit: Andy Harris

Hundreds of fans are scrambling to get tickets to Coventry City's match against Gillingham next week.

The club has been playing its home games at Northampton for over a year, and fans are desperate to be present for the Sky Blues' long-awaited homecoming.

People have been queueing to buy tickets since 3am this morning, and the line is stretching back from the kiosk through the car park.

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Meanwhile, those fans who have opted to purchase tickets online are facing long delays as the website struggles to cope with demand.

The football club say the site is still functioning, but that fans will have to be patient. They are also answering as many phone calls as possible.

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If you are trying to reach us by phone, lines are still very busy and we will answer as many calls as we can. #pusb #skyblues

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