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From broken.. to a record — England on brink of history 17 months after reaching their lowest ebb

For Mike Brown, it began with a “terrible week – one of the worst of my life”. The inquest into England’s 2015 World Cup humiliation was under way; the nation’s rugby team already a laughing stock. As they took to the field to face Uruguay, players wearing the Red Rose wanted only to get the game over with and escape ...

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Michael Keane says Rio Ferdinand's advice has helped him to brink of England debut

Michael Keane’s boyhood hero Rio Ferdinand is steering him towards fulfilling his England dream. The Burnley centre-half is on the brink of making his Three Lions debut in the friendly against Germany on March 22. And if he is on the team-sheet, mentor and former Manchester United star Ferdinand can expect a thank-you call. Ferdinand, now a TV regular after ...

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Johanna Konta beats Heather Watson 6-4 6-4 to win Battle of Brits at Indian Wells and advance to third round

Johanna Konta secured passage into the third round at Indian Wells by beating her friend and rival Heather Watson 6-4 6-4 in the first WTA Tour meeting between the pair. Konta is ranked 11 in the world, nearly 100 places ahead of Watson, but has barely played any tennis since losing to eventual winner Serena Williams in the quarter-finals of ...

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England's last remaining barrel maker insists he's not on his last kegs

England’s only master cooper has vowed to keep rolling out the barrels. Alastair Simms, 53, still handcrafts wooden casks, vats and beer barrels using traditional methods – and is the only person in the country still working the ancient craft. He took the title after master cooper Lee Skinner, 72, from Liverpool, recently announced his retirement. Now Alastair say he ...

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Drink driver three times over the limit crashed near school with bottle of booze between her legs

Drink driver Paula Cuthbert was more than three times over limit when she crashed near a school with a bottle of booze she had been swigging between her legs. A parent waiting to collect her children managed to grab the keys from Cuthbert’s Volkswagen Tiguan before the boozy motorist could drive off. When police arrived on the scene, the 44-year-old ...

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Thieves can steal smartphone PINs in SECONDS using thermal cameras and Android users are at greater risk

If you thought your smart phone was safe when left locked, think again. A thermal-imaging camera would easily be able to get your phone’s pass code from the heat marks left on the screen, researchers have said. Heat traces transferred from a user’s hand to the screen while typing in you PIN could be the giveaway, a paper by four ...

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