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Rob Page appointed new Northampton Town manager

Rob Page appointed new Northampton Town manager Credit: Port Vale FC

Port Vale's Rob Page has left the Club to take up the manager’s position at Northampton Town.

Performance Coach John Harbin will also join up with the Cobblers as part of Page’s backroom staff.

Port Vale Chairman Norman Smurthwaite said:

We are disappointed at Rob’s decision to leave but we would like to thank him for his hard work over the last 20 months and wish him the very best for the future.

The search for a new manager is already underway and we, as a club, will do our utmost to ensure the best candidate for the job is appointed.

– Norman Smurthwaite


Stephen Ireland suffers broken leg during Stoke training

Stoke City's Stephen Ireland Credit: PA

Stoke midfielder Stephen Ireland suffered a broken leg in training, the Barclays Premier League club have announced.

Ireland has struggled with various injury problems this season and the 29-year-old is now set for an extended spell on the sidelines.

The details of how the injury occurred remain unclear, other than the club stating that it happened during training on Tuesday morning.


Boy suffers critical injuries after collision

A young boy has suffered critical injuries after a collision with a car in Stoke-on-Trent.

The boy was later transferred to Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

It happened in Repington Road in the Sneyd Green area at around 4.55pm on Thursday afternoon.

On arrival, it was clear that the child had suffered very serious injuries.

He was anaesthetised by the doctor before being taken on blue lights to Royal Stoke University Hospital with advanced life support being undertaken.

After stabilisation at the hospital, the boy was later transferred to Birmingham Children’s Hospital using the hospital's specialist transfer vehicle.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

An ambulance was on scene in five minutes and was backed up by a rapid response vehicle, a senior paramedic officer, a BASICS Emergency Doctor from the North Staffordshire Scheme and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire.

Video: Wedding bells for wartime sweethearts

Roy and Nora Credit: GMB

A D-Day veteran is to finally marry his wartime romance, more than 70 years after they first met.

90-year-old Roy Vickerman became engaged to Nora Nicholls soon after they met at school in Stoke-on-Trent in 1940.

But the Second World War derailed their plans when Roy was called up to fight for his country.

Now, decades later, they are heading down the aisle!

Here is a clip of the loved up couple talking about the moment they first set eyes on each other:

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