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Aston Villa announce the return of Stiliyan Petrov

Tim Sherwood has confirmed that Stiliyan Petrov will return to Aston Villa as a first team coach.

Former midfielder Petrov was on Villa's books as a player when he was diagnosed with leukaemia in March 2012.

The Premier League club supported Petrov throughout his battle with the disease right up until he announced his retirement from football in May 2013.

Petrov joined the Villains in 2006 and made more than 200 first team appearances.

Manager Tim Sherwood told the club's official website:

Stan will always a place at this football club while I'm the manager. It's important for legends to come back to the club.

But I don't want him to be a mascot here. I want him to contribute and he certainly can contribute. Stiliyan can add an awful lot to the football club.

He knows the boys and he's well respected among the group. I think it's important to have as many people who know the fabric of the football club here. He's well and he's raring to go.

– Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood

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Cheese rolling brings bank holiday joy to Stilton

The village locals of Stilton have been enjoying the sunny bank holiday by racing cheese in the Stilton Cheese Rolling competition in Stilton, Cambridgeshire.

Cheese racing in Stilton Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Locals dressed up for the Stilton Cheese Rolling competition in Stilton, Cambridgeshire. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Children dress up to race the cheese. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Locals take part in the Stilton Cheese Rolling competition in Stilton, Cambridgeshire. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire