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Odds slashes on Strauss MP bid

Labrokes has slashed its odds on Andrew Strauss becoming a Tory candidate at the Corby by-election. Earlier, Strauss announced his retirement from professional cricket.

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Alastair Cook's former school celebrates England honour

Alastair Cook hit more than 4,000 runs during his time at the Bedford School. Credit: Neil Bradford, ITV Anglia

Staff at Alastair Cook's old school in Bedfordshire have been celebrating after he was named the new Test captain of the England cricket team.

Bedford School already has a room dedicated to its star ex-pupil, complete with his old bats and images from his school days. ITV Anglia has the full report.

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