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England warned Slovenia record counts for nothing

Bostjan Cesar battles Danny Welbeck during England's 3-1 win last November. Credit: PA

England have been warned history will count for nothing when they face Slovenia in their Euro 2016 qualifier tomorrow.

Roy Hodgson's side travel to Ljubljana having won all three of their meetings with Slovenia.

However, Slovenia captain Bostjan Cesar does not think that will matter when the teams meet at the Stozice Stadium in front of a capacity crowd of nearly 17,000.

Sunday is a new game. This is what was. And we are professionals. We have to prepare well for this match - we know what awaits us.

We know that they are the favourite in the group. They have a lot of good players, players with extra class. We need to look collectively and try to stop it all.

The whole of Slovenia will be with us in the stadium or watching on TV and I promise that we will leave our hearts on the pitch.

– Bostjan Cesar, Slovenia captain

England beat New Zealand by record margin

England celebrate their record-breaking victory against New Zealand. Credit: Reuters

England recorded their biggest ever winning margin in a one day international as they bowled New Zealand out for 198.

The hosts won the match at Edgbaston by 210 runs to secure a perfect start to the ODI series.

It came on the day England hit a record-breaking score of 408-9, their highest ever in the format.

Read: England hit 408 to smash ODI record score

The two sides meet again at The Oval on Friday for the second match of the series.

It was certainly a different performance to the World Cup.

For us to come out of the traps like that is outstanding.

I'm as surprised as anybody given we have two or three new faces in the team, but they held themselves brilliantly and the senior players were outstanding.

– Eoin Morgan, England captain


Osborne's 'big city' vision could travel nationwide

George Osborne's vision of handing power over to big cities could be rolled out nationwide if it is successful.

The Chancellor plans to hand power over to big English cities to deal with their own transport, housing and healthcare if they are governed by an elected mayor.

Starting in Manchester, it could be rolled out across England but in an era of painful period of cuts, the radical experiment here cannot afford to fail.

ITV News Correspondent Romilly Weeks reports:


Osborne outlines 'radical new model of city government'

Chancellor George Osborne has outlined "a radical new model of city government" for major English cities to take control of their own affairs if they agree to be governed by a directly elected mayor.

Speaking in Manchester, he said: "We will hand power from the centre to cities to give you greater control over your local transport, your housing, your schools, your healthcare and we'll give you the levers you need to grow your local economy and make sure local people keep the rewards.

"With these new powers for cities must come new city-wide elected mayors who work with local councils.....I will not impose a mayor on anyone but nor will I settle for less. My door is open to any other major city who wants to take this bold step into the future".

"This is a revolution in the way we govern England", Mr Osborne added.

Osborne: Mayors needed for regional devolution

It is time for major cities in England to take control of their own affairs, the Chancellor will declare later today, but they will need to accept Mayors to do so.

George Osborne will explain that cities will be given power over local transport, housing, planning, policing and public health.

Manchester. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA

Mr Osborne has previously said devolution must go hand-in-hand with the establishment of an elected mayor.

Today he is expected to reiterate that, saying people must have a "single pointy of accountability."

Manchester is the first city set to benefit from extra powers, with plans for an elected "metro mayor" for the whole of the Greater Manchester region.

Describing the new law as a "bold step", Mr Osborne will say he is open to approaches from other cities wishing to follow the same route.

Osborne to outline devolution plans for English cities

George Osborne will promise new powers for major English cities in a speech in Manchester Credit: PA

George Osborne will today outline plans to hand major English cities new powers over policing, planning, transport and housing if they agree to directly elect a "metro-mayor".

In his first post-election speech, the Chancellor will say "the old model of trying to run everything in our country from the centre is broken" and will invite cities to follow Greater Manchester, which will elect a mayor in 2017.

Speaking in Manchester, Mr Osborne will say that Manchester should become a blueprint for the rest of the country.

We will go much further and deliver radical devolution to the great cities of England. I say to these cities: it is time for you to take control of your own affairs.

...My door now is open to any other major city who? wants to take this bold step into the future. This is a revolution in the way we govern England.

– Chancellor George Osborne

A Cities Devolution Bill will be in the Queen's Speech on May 27.

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