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Power wins High Court battle for control at Swindon

Lee Power has won a High Court battle to stay in charge at Swindon Town Credit: ITV News West Country

Swindon Town Chairman Lee Power has won his legal battle over ownership of the football club with former chairman Jed McCrory.

With just over a month to go until the start of the new season, High Court judge Nicholas Strauss QC delivered his judgement in London this morning confirming Power's position in control at the County Ground.

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Nile Ranger charged

Swindon Town striker Nile Ranger is due to appear in court today charged with criminal damage.

He was arrested and charged last night at Gable Cross Police Station after an incident last week. The footballer is due at Swindon Magistrates Court.

Swindon Town player arrested

Swindon Town striker Nile Ranger has been arrested after allegations that he assaulted a woman.

He reported to Gable Cross Police Station after Wiltshire detectives received CCTV footage of a man punching and slapping a woman after a night out in the town.

Swindon Town bosses have also been meeting today to discuss Ranger's future with the club. Last night they issued a statement saying they deplored any acts of violence.

Jury in Nile Ranger trial expected to retire later

Swindon Town footballer Nile Ranger arriving at Newcastle Crown Court where he is on trial Credit: PA

The jury is expected to go out today to consider its verdict in the case of Swindon Town footballer Nile Ranger. The 22-year-old is accused of raping a woman in January last year in Newcastle, where he was playing at the time. He denies the charges.

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City and Rovers knocked out of the FA Cup

Bristol Rovers' Eliot Richards is tackled by Birmingham City's Hayden Mullins. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

It's been a disappointing night for the West Country's football teams.

Both Bristol clubs have been knocked out of the FA Cup. Rovers lost their third round tie at Birmingham 3-0, while City went down 2-0 in their replay at Watford.

And in League One, Swindon Town were beaten 2-0 at bottom-of-the-table Stevenage.

Swindon match called off due to waterlogged pitch

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BREAKING: Today's League 1 match against Crawley has just been CALLED OFF #STFC

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Referee: "There is heavy water lying on the pitch and the forecast is for more rain therefore there will be no improvement in conditions...

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Referee continued: "Player safety would be the main concern." #STFC

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