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Hereford United's football ban lifted by FA

The FA has announced that it is lifting Hereford United's suspension with immediate effect.

In a short statement, the FA said:

"The suspension of Hereford United and Alan McCarthy from all football and football activity has been lifted with immediate effect.

"This follows their compliance with the orders of the Independent Regulatory Commission."

– Statement from the Football Association

FA charge Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson Credit: Nick Potts/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The Football Association has charged Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson following an apparent spat between him and a fan at his side's game against Liverpool at the King Power Stadium last week.

It is alleged the Foxes boss used abusive language towards a spectator.

Mr Pearson has until six o'clock on Tuesday evening to respond to the charge.

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Council: Hereford's ban 'doesn't trigger termination of lease'

Herefordshire Council have issued the following statement following the FA announcement that Hereford United have been banned from all football and football activity after failing to comply with the orders of the Independent Regulatory Commission:

"Hereford United Football Club being suspended from the Football Association, in itself does not trigger termination of the lease. However, we will be thoroughly re-examining the conditions of the lease to assess what further action we may be able to take."

– Herefordshire Council

England Women's rugby team awarded Freedom of Rugby Borough

England Women's rugby team have been awarded the Freedom of Rugby Borough today in recognition for winning the 2014 Rugby World Cup.

A special ceremony was held at Rugby town hall to honour the team, followed by a civic reception.

England beat Canada 21-9 in the final earlier this year.

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Hereford United banned from football

Hereford have suffered from severe financial issues for many years. Credit: PA

Hereford United have been banned from all football and football activity after failing to comply with the orders of the Independent Regulatory Commission, the Football Association have announced.

The FA had asked Hereford and club officer Alan McCarthy to provide documentation regarding the Owners’ & Directors’ Test Regulations, but both parties have thus far failed to do so.

The club were expelled from the Conference in June for financial irregularities and have since started in the Southern League Premier Division.

England Women's rugby team to be awarded Freedom of Rugby Borough

England beat Canada 21-9 in the final in Paris Credit: hristian Liewig/ABACAPRESS.COM

England Women's rugby team will be awarded the Freedom of Rugby Borough today in recognition for winning the 2014 Rugby World Cup.

A special ceremony will be held at Rugby town hall today to honour the team, followed by a civic reception.

England beat Canada 21-9 in the final.

The team will also unveil a special plaque to commemorate their achievement.

The England men's rugby team were awarded the honour in 2004 following their 2003 World Cup triumph.

The development of the women's game has been incredible to watch, culminating in winning the world cup and turning professional earlier this year.

As the birthplace of the game this is an achievement that we want to recognise and honour, and the highest award that we can give is the Freedom of the Borough of Rugby.

– Cllr Michael Stokes, Leader of Rugby Borough Council
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