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Lancashire paceman James Anderson equals Botham wickets record

Anderson equals Botham's record Credit: PA Pictures

Lancashire paceman James Anderson has equalled Sir Ian Botham as England's top Test wicket-taker after taking his 383rd scalp against the West Indies in Antigua.

Anderson, on the occasion of his 100th Test cap, had Marlon Samuels caught at gully by James Tredwell to share Botham's place in the history books.

The great all-rounder has stood alone as the nation's most prolific bowler for 23 years, but Anderson is now in position to set a new mark for future generations to follow.

Only 13 players in the history of the game have taken more wickets than 32-year-old Anderson, who began the odyssey with a five-for on debut in 2003.

Concern grows for missing Lancashire man

Concern grows for Ronald Fleetwood Credit: Lancashire Police

Police are becoming increasingly concerned about a man missing from home in Heysham.

Ronald Fleetwood, 56, was last seen by a family member at his home address on Stanley Road at 11.30pm on Monday 6 April.

His family have not heard from him since.

It is believed that he could be anywhere in Lancashire or possibly Cumbria.

Mr Fleetwood is described as white, stocky build with receding fair hair and wearing glasses. He was last seen wearing a green winter coat, jeans and had a holdall.

PC Richard Tredennickfrom Lancaster Police said: “It’s now well over a week since Mr Fleetwood has been seen or heard from and so we are getting increasingly concerned for his welfare.

“I would urge anyone who has seen Ronald, or indeed if Ronald sees this appeal himself, to contact us so we and his family know he is okay.”

Anyone with information can contact Lancashire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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It's Record Store day once again - a chance for music lovers to celebrate all things vinyl and the tunes that go with it. A short documentary has been made featuring a Preston record shop that specialises in vinyl. And according to Clint Boon, radio DJ and the man who played keyboards for the Inspiral Carpets, there's no comparison between CD's and records. As he explains here to Granada Reports' Tim Scott.

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