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Steve Kittrick talks up Neill Byrne for skipper role

SOCCER : Vanarama Conference Premier - AFC Telford United v Alfreton Town

AFC Telford United boss Steve Kittrick is eyeing improving centre-back Neill Byrne for the Bucks captaincy next season. The 21-year-old defender could wear the armband next season if he continues to impress the manager.

Election 2015

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30,000 migrants 'may drown' in 2015

A migrant holding a child receives first aid in Sicily (AP)

As many as 30,000 migrants could be killed attempting to cross the Mediterranean this year unless the crisis is brought under control, analysts have warned.

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Letter: Use cottage hospitals to beat bed blocking

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Recent reports of problems at local and other accident and emergency departments suggest one of the causes is the so-called “bed blocking” where people cannot be discharged as there is nowhere suitable for them to go or no suitable care package in place.

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Tesco set for multibillion loss

Tesco is expected to report a multibillion-pound annual loss

Tesco is expected to report a multibillion-pound annual loss today as it undergoes the latest phase of its shake-up under new boss Dave Lewis.

Over 55s set for 'silver start-ups'

Axa Wealth says 10% of the over-55s are considering drawing money from their pension to start a small business or go into consultancy

The pensions revolution could spark a wave of "silver start-up" businesses, with one in 10 people approaching retirement considering using their savings pots to become a later-life entrepreneur, research suggests.