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MP calls for UK team after England World Cup defeat

England team pictured ahead of getting knocked out of World Cup Credit: PA

A Tewkesbury MP is calling for a United Kingdom football team to be set-up following England's dismal performance at this years World Cup.

The national team went out of the competition in Brazil in the first round and Laurence Robertson says having separate teams limits the chances of international success.

Wales last appeared at the World Cup finals in 1958 while Northern Ireland last took part in 1986 and Scotland in 1998.

Mr Robertson has put forward the idea for the UK team in a formal motion submitted for debate in the House of Commons.


Giant statues unveiled to mark the battle of Tewkesbury

5ft statue revealed to commemorate the battle of Tewkesbury Credit: ITV News Central

Two giant oak statues have been unveiled to commemorate the battle of Tewkesbury.

The 5 metre high statues - which cost £70,000 - are sited on the area's busiest road.

They commemorate the battle of 1471, during the War of the Roses.

The giant oak statues cost £70,000 Credit: ITV News Central


Duck shot with crossbow, full report

The RSPCA is appealing for help in finding the person who shot a duck through the neck with a crossbow bolt.

The mallard that lives on the River Severn near Tewksbury in Gloucestershire is able to feed and fly as normal. RSPCA staff have so far been unable to catch it to remove the bolt. Ken Goodwin reports

Duck 'seems quite happy' despite crossbow in neck

RSPCA officers are trying to catch a duck which has been shot through the neck with a crossbow.

The owner of a local inn said she has seen the duck regularly, "she's been around a lot, coming out of the water for feeding, seems quite happy," Sam Snape said.

"As soon as anybody tries to catcher her or corner here she's off and she'll swim over to the other side of the river, hopefully she's not injured too badly," she added.

Footage of duck shot through the neck with crossbow

The RSPCA has appealed for help to catch whoever shot a duck through the neck with a crossbow bolt.

The duck, a female mallard, is able to fly and feed but has so far evaded all attempts to be caught so that the bow can be removed.

An RSPCA spokesman said it is an offence to shoot wildlife with a crossbow and has appealed for more information.

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