England call for Stoneman & Crane as Jennings is dropped

England call for Stoneman & Crane as Jennings is dropped

First Investec Test: England v West Indies Venue: Edgbaston Dates: 17-21 August Start: 14:00 BST Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Radio 4 LW & online; in-play highlights & live text commentary on BBC Sport website & app Surrey batsman Mark Stoneman has replaced opener Keaton Jennings in England’s 13-man squad for their day-night Test against West Indies. Uncapped leg-spinner Mason Crane comes in for Hampshire team-mate…

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England win over South Africa does not 'paper over cracks'

England win over South Africa does not 'paper over cracks'

Media playback is not supported on this device Fourth Investec Test, Old Trafford, day four England 362 & 243 (69.1 overs): Moeen 75*, Morkel 4-41 South Africa 226 & 202 (62.5 overs): Amla 83, Moeen 5-69 England won by 177 runs; win series 3-1 Scorecard England coach Trevor Bayliss says the series win over South Africa does not “paper over the cracks” in his team. They ended a run of three series without a win,…

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Maternity wards closed 382 times last year in England

Maternity wards closed 382 times last year in England

Media playback is unsupported on your device More than 40% of maternity wards in England closed their doors to expectant mothers at least once in 2016, data obtained by the Labour Party suggests. Responding to a Freedom of Information request, 42 out of 96 trusts said they had shut maternity wards temporarily on a total of 382 occasions. The most common reasons given were too few staff and not enough beds. The government said closures…

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England complete 3-1 series win over South Africa – report & video

England complete 3-1 series win over South Africa – report & video

Media playback is not supported on this device Fourth Investec Test, Old Trafford, day four England 362 & 243 (69.1 overs): Moeen 75*, Morkel 4-41 South Africa 226 & 202 (62.5 overs): Amla 83, Moeen 5-69 England won by 177 runs; win series 3-1 Scorecard Moeen Ali claimed five wickets as England completed a 177-run win over South Africa in the fourth Test at Old Trafford to seal a 3-1 series victory. The Proteas, chasing…

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Anderson & Bairstow help England take charge of fourth Test

Anderson & Bairstow help England take charge of fourth Test

Media playback is not supported on this device Fourth Investec Test, Old Trafford, day two England 362 (108.4 overs): Bairstow 99, Stokes 58, Rabada 4-91 South Africa 220-9 (68.3 overs): Bavuma 46, Anderson 4-33, Broad 2-45 England lead by 142 runs Scorecard James Anderson took four wickets to give England a firm grip on the final Test against South Africa on day two at Old Trafford. Bowling from the end bearing his name, Anderson claimed…

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England women 'devastated' after Netherlands defeat – Mark Sampson

England women 'devastated' after Netherlands defeat – Mark Sampson

Media playback is not supported on this device England head coach Mark Sampson said there were “24 devastated women in the dressing room” after the 3-0 semi-final defeat by the Netherlands at Euro 2017. With holders Germany already out, Sampson’s side were favourites to win their first major trophy but struggled against the hosts, who will now face Denmark in Sunday’s final. “They’ve shed a lot of tears,” said Sampson after Thursday’s match. “I made…

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Netherlands knock England out of Euro 2017 in semi-finals

Netherlands knock England out of Euro 2017 in semi-finals

England suffered semi-final heartbreak for the second consecutive major tournament after being knocked out of Euro 2017 by hosts the Netherlands. The defeat will represent devastating failure for the Lionesses, who had targeted a first major trophy as their sole aim from the tournament. Having lost in the 2015 World Cup semi-final to Japan thanks to an injury-time own goal, individual errors again proved decisive. The Dutch had already taken a 1-0 lead thanks to…

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Autism patients: GPs in England urged to keep register

Autism patients: GPs in England urged to keep register

GPs in England are being encouraged to keep a register of patients with autism in order to improve the care they receive. Health chiefs say a register would alert GPs to the specific needs of adults and children with autism and help tailor services for them. The National Autistic Society said it would “help improve the health and wellbeing of autistic people”. But getting a quick diagnosis was still an issue, a child autism charity…

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