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Accrington Stanley clinch historic promotion

Celebrations at the Wham Stadium tonight Credit: PA

Accrington Stanley have capped off an historic season after they clinched promotion to League One following their victory over Yeovil Town.

Two goals from Billy Kee secured the win for Stanley, and ensured that they would finish in the League Two automatic promotion places.

Supporters ran onto the pitch to celebrate with the players at the Wham Stadium, when the final whistle eventually came.

The promotion to League One means the Reds will be playing in the third tier of English football for the first time in their history.

Billy Kee celebrates after his goals secured promotion tonight Credit: PA


IoM sailings between Heysham cancelled due to gale force winds


Strong winds have cancelled some ferry sailings to and from the Isle of Man today.

Based on the latest weather forecast the following Steam Packet sailings have been cancelled: Douglas – Heysham 17th April at 08:00hrs and Heysham – Douglas 17th April at 12:00hrs

Passengers have been advised to change bookings either online, or contact the reservations team on 01624 661661 or 08722 992 992 to make alternative arrangements.

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