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Former Derby, Wolves and Forest star Alan Hinton cleared of cancer

72 year old tweets that he was given the all clear after a recent operation. He was diagnosed with bladder cancer for the third time last year.

Alan Hinton pictured at Pride Park. Credit: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

Alan, who lives in Seattle in the United States told his followers that he is also no longer taking medication for the condition.

He began his career at Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1961, before moving to Nottingham Forest. He also won two league titles with Derby County in the eight years he spent with the Rams.

Alan has spent the last 34 years in the US, perviously coaching Major League Soccer sides The Vancouver Whitecaps and the Seattle Sounders.

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Mr Powley's family 'devastated' by care home death

Mr Powley's family have released a statement speaking of their guilt and grief over the 85-year-old's death.

“We are still devastated not only by our Dad’s death but also how it came about.

"His stay at Western Park View was only to be for two weeks’ respite while we explored all options for future care.

“We had supported and cared for Dad daily and kept him safe in his own home for six years following a stroke. The fact that he died from injuries sustained as a result of - in our view - inadequate care in a place where he was supposedly safer than at home, is heart-breaking.

“We all have to live with the thought that Dad trusted our decision to place him in temporary respite care and that decision ultimately cost him his life. "We have lost valuable time with our dearly-loved Dad and his young grandchildren have lost the time to build on their relationship and memories of him. Nearly three years on, we are still grieving for our loss and for the huge hole left in all our lives.

“We hope that the lessons learned with regard to exposed pipe work and acceptable temperatures for hot surfaces in care homes will prevent other families having to experience what we have.”

– Mr Powley's son, Colin
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