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Calls to make Silverstone cheaper for racing fans

Lewis Hamilton during Mid Season Testing at Silverstone Race Track Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

The new chief of Silverstone says he's working towards making the British Grand prix more affordable for fans.

Patrick Allen took over at the circuit in Northamptonshire earlier this month.

He said that the cheapest day ticket for this year's race, which was £155, was far too expensive.

Silverstone hosted its first British Formula One Grand Prix in 1948.


Bent fires Derby back to second in the Championship

Derby County's Darren Bent Credit: Dave Thompson/EMPICS Sport

Derby moved back up to second in the Sky Bet Championship as Darren Bent came off the bench to score a brace, earning them a hard-fought 2-0 win over Blackburn last night.

Bent, on loan from Aston Villa, scored his first in the 68th minute at the iPro Stadium.

The former England man then took his tally to three in four days with a second at the death.

Stoke City forward Bojan Krkic to miss rest of season

Stoke City's Bojan Krkic celebrates scoring the first goal against Rochdale yesterday Credit: PA

Stoke forward Bojan Krkic will miss the rest of the season after suffering a ruptured cruciate ligament in his left knee, the club have announced.

Stoke manager Mark Hughes said the injury is "bitterly disappointing" for both the player and the club.


Man charged after Derby pitch invasion

General view of the iPro Stadium, Derby. Credit: Barrington Coombs/PA

A man has been charged with running onto the pitch at the iPro Stadium following the match between Derby County and Nottingham Forest earlier this month.

Joshua Gregory was arrested after allegedly running onto the pitch directly after the final whistle of the fixture, which took place on Saturday, January 17.

The 23-year-old has now been charged with pitch encroachment under the Football Offences Act 1991.

Gregory, of York Road, Chaddesden, has also been charged with a public order offence.

He was charged yesterday and bailed to appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, February 3.

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