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Preston sign Jordan Pickford on loan

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Preston North End have signed goalkeeper Jordan Pickford on a season-long loan from Premier League Sunderland.

The 21-year-old, who has been at the Stadium of Light since he was eight yearso ld, signed a new four year deal there over the summer.

The highly-rated England Under 20 international spent a large part of last season on loan Bradford City, playing in the only game that North End lost at Deepdale in 2014/15.

The Lilywhites beat a host of clubs to his signature and have allocated the Sunderland-born stopper the No.1 shirt.

Manager Simon Grayson was delighted with the latest addition to his squad and has been impressed by his development so far.

"As soon as we got wind that Jordan was available then we decided to sign him.

“We knew we needed to make the decision very quickly because he's a good, young, up and coming goalkeeper who has some good experience, he did very well at Bradford City last year and we feel he is going to fit well into the squad and have a really good season with us."


Family of baby killed pay tribute to their 'precious angel'

The family of a two-week-old baby girl, believed to have been murdered, have paid tribute to their daughter.

Florence Liberty Mae, from Stockport, died after suffering multiple injuries on Wednesday July 29.

Florence Liberty Mae was found with injuries at a house in Shaw Heath Credit: Greater Manchester Police

More: Man charged with murder of baby girl

Her family said Florence was adored and paid tribute to their ‘precious angel’.

Her mother said: “Florence Liberty Mae was my much-loved daughter and was adored equally by her big sister Amelia, her Ninny and all her family.

“We barely had time to know you, or see you grow and you will be dearly missed.

“The short time we spent with you was precious and you will always be in our hearts, beautiful girl.

“Sleep tight our precious angel.”


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Festival death teenager named

Police have named the 18-year-old who died. Credit: ITV Border

The teenager who died following believed substance abuse at Kendal Calling has been named.

Christian Pay, 18, from Millom, was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary with four other people who became ill at the music festival.

He died, three other men are in a serious but stable condition, and one woman is in a critical but stable condition.

A 20-year-old man from Manchester has been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply.

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Organisers 'deeply saddened' after Kendal Calling death

Kendal Calling. Credit: ITV Border

The organisers of Kendal Calling have released a statement, following the death of a teenager who was attending the festival.

We are deeply saddened that a male who attended Kendal Calling passed away at Carlisle Hospital this morning. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and we are doing everything possible to support the police with their enquiries.”

– Kendal Calling

An 18-year-old man from Millom has died, following suspected substance abuse.

Four other people have been taken to the Cumberland Infirmary, and a 20-year-old man from Manchester has been arrested.

Police have detailed three tablets that could be connected to the death.

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Three drugs 'could be connected' to Kendal Calling death

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Police have released information about three drugs, which may be connected to the death of a man who was attending Kendal Calling.

  • A blue tablet with an Adidas logo.
  • A light green tablet with a white fleck.
  • A plain grey tablet with a white fleck.

They are asking people not to take any illegal drugs, and for anyone with information to contact them on 101.

An 18-year-old man from Millom has died, and four other people have been taken to the Cumberland Infirmary.

A 20-year-old man from Manchester has been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply. He is currently being detained for questioning.

This is a very serious incident and people attending the festival need to be aware of the potential dangers of taking such illegal drugs. You cannot be sure of what the drug contains and therefore could cause fatal consequences. Please for your own safety do not take any illegal drugs.”

– Superintendent Justin Bibby
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