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Bertrand and Forster named in England squad

Ryan Bertrand in action for Saints Credit: PA
Goalkeeper Fraser Forster is in the squad Credit: Southampton FC

Southampton defender Ryan Bertrand and goalkeeper Fraser Forster have been named in the England squad for the pre-UEFA EURO 2016 friendlies.

The duo are included in manager Roy Hodgson’s 26-man party ahead of this summer’s tournament, in France.

England will face three preparation games, against Turkey, Australia and Portugal, with the group being whittled down to 23 players before EURO 2016 kicks-off.


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Manchester United v Bournemouth match abandoned

The Stretford End is evacuated. Credit: PA

Manchester United's final game of the season against Bournemouth has been abandoned due to a 'safety fears' at Old Trafford.

At around 2.40pm an announcement was made for security personnel to invoke "operation red code" and it soon became apparent the Stretford End and Sir Alex Ferguson Stand were being evacuated.

Those in the South Stand and East Stand, where the visiting Bournemouth supporters were seated, were unaffected, with United officials confirming police were investigating after a suspect package was found in the North West Quadrant.

A tweet from the Premier League said: "MATCH ABANDONED The match at Old Trafford has been abandoned due to a security alert."

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Part of Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium evacuated

Parts of the crowd at Old Trafford are being evacuated ahead of Manchester United's final game of the season against Bournemouth and there will be a 45-minute delay to kick-off according to Sky Sports.

Some fans remain in seats whereas others are being told to leave the stadium - it is unclear yet as to why the evacuation is taking place.

The players were taken off the pitch midway through their warm-up but remain in the dressing rooms.

The other Premier League kick-offs will start at the scheduled time of 3pm.

Football journalist Henry Winter posted the below picture of the partial evacuation on Twitter.

Police call for trouble-free evening at Fratton Park

Fratton Park will house nearly 20,000 fans this evening Credit: ITV

Hampshire Police have issued a statement ahead of the League Two first leg play-off semi-final at Fratton Park this evening. Portsmouth face Plymouth Argyle.

We appreciate that this is a crucial first leg play-off and understand the significance of this match to fans, which is why we want it to run smoothly.

Hampshire Constabulary work closely with Portsmouth Football Club, and it is our intention to prevent crime and disorder and promote a trouble free event to ensure the safety of all fans. Those who are intent on committing offences are likely to be arrested and face lengthy banning orders that prohibit them from attending future matches.

Specially trained Public Order Officers will be used as part of our operation to manage the crowd before, during and after the match.

We know that most supporters will travel to and from the match to enjoy the game and we will be working closely with the British Transport Police, Local Authority and the club to minimise congestion and disruption to local communities in the hope that journeys run smoothly.

This match is suspected to be a sell-out with nearly 19,000 supporters at Fratton Park, of which more than 2,000 will be away fans. The vast majority of supporters attend the football to enjoy the game and do so peacefully.

People should be able to bring their children and family members to the matches without worry, and therefore we hope that everyone will be able to enjoy the evening without incident.

– Superintendent Kelly Whiting


Aiming high for the Rio Olympics

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Their target is the Olympic games. Their aim to bring back gold medals for Team GB - and there is no better rehearsal for Rio, and no better place to prepare for Britain's shooting best than a World Cup Series event in Brazil.

A tough tournament in its own right, for many it's seen as rehearsal for August. And whether it's rifle, pistol or shotgun, our athletes aren't taking anything for granted.

Matt Price caught up with East Sussex Double Trap shooter, Steve Scott, to find out about his hopes and expectations.

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