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Allardyce thanks 'magnificent' Sunderland supporters

England manager Sam Allardyce during a press conference at the Hilton Hotel, St George's Park Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Sam Allardyce has paid tribute to Sunderland supporters after departing the club to become England manager.

In his first press conference as England boss at St George's Park, Allardyce said:

I had a really good time at Sunderland. The fans were magnificent for me.

Hopefully the England fans will enjoy my time with them just as much as the Sunderland fans did last season.

– Sam Allardyce, England manager

Shopkeeper left 'incredibly anxious' after masked gunman burst into her store

A shopkeeper has said she thought she might be killed after a masked gunman burst into her convenience store on North Road in Darlington last night.

Seema Dhutti says it's left her 'incredibly anxious' but she refused to hand over any money and he fled empty handed.

No one was hurt.

Police say a 34-year-old man has been arrested and is helping them with their inquiries.

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