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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


North Yorkshire crash kills four

Four people have died following a collision on the A64 near Scampston between Malton and Scarborough.

It happened at around 3.40pm on July 22 and involved a Suzuki Ignis saloon car and a HGV. The Suzuki was travelling towards Scarborough and the lorry was travelling in the opposite direction when they crashed. The four occupants of the car, two men aged 58 and 63 and two women aged 57 and 60 died at the scene.

The 63 year-old man and the 60 year-old woman were from Scarborough, and the other man and woman were from Leeds. The driver of the lorry, a 26-year-old man, was uninjured.

Any witnesses are asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.

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