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England stars once formed a guard of honour for Paul Scholes after a training ground masterclass

England stars once formed a guard of honour for Paul Scholes after a training ground masterclass

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018If you somehow weren’t aware of how good a footballer Paul Scholes was in his pomp, then listen to Kieron Dyer.Dyer, writing in his new autobiography which is being serialised in the Daily Mail, says he rated Scholes as the best English midfielder of his generation – ahead of Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard – and recounted a brilliant story which perfectly encapsulated his genius.Scholes, who won every major honour in the game with Manchster United, won 66 caps for England but was often played out of position and quit international football at the age of just 29.“Paul Scholes was the best player I played with and people like Xavi and Zinedine Zidane counted him as their favourite player,” wrote Dyer.“Other nations would have used him as their fulcrum but Sven Gor
Joseph replaces Te'o as England make two changes for Wales

Joseph replaces Te'o as England make two changes for Wales

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Six Nations 2018: England v WalesVenue: Twickenham Date: Saturday, 10 February Kick-off: 16:45 GMTCoverage: Live radio commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio Wales & BBC Radio Cymru. Live text commentary and report on the BBC website and app.Centre Jonathan Joseph returns to the England starting XV for Saturday's Six Nations match with Wales in one of two changes from the side that beat Italy.Bath's Joseph replaces Ben Te'o, who drops to the bench, and will partner Owen Farrell in England's midfield.Scrum-half Danny Care starts in place of the injured Ben Youngs, with Richard Wigglesworth among the replacements."We'll be well prepared and ready to go out there and beat Wales on Saturday," said head coach Eddie Jones.Care becomes England's most capped scrum-half, winning his 78th cap...
HPV vaccine offered to men who have sex with men in England

HPV vaccine offered to men who have sex with men in England

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Men who have sex with men are to be offered the (human papilloma virus) HPV vaccination in England. The programme for men aged 45 or younger will start from April 2018, to protect them from some cancers caused by HPV as well as genital warts,Since 2008, girls aged 11 to 13 have been offered vaccination against HPV, which can cause cervical cancer. Scotland and Wales already have their own vaccination programmes for men who have sex with other men. The English programme followed a successful pilot that started in 42 specialist sexual health clinics in England in 2016. Warts and cancersThere will be a phased roll-out to men attending sexual health (GUM) clinics and HIV clinics in England.The pilot was prompted by increasing evidence of the association between HPV infection and non-cervical c...
Children in England 'deserve better' from healthcare

Children in England 'deserve better' from healthcare

Health
The health of children in England is being harmed by deepening public sector cuts and "disjointed" government policies, a report has found. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health said the government had failed to improve care in a number of "fundamental areas", such as by banning junk food advertising. It said the government had not made the same strides as in Wales and Scotland.The government said "world-leading plans" for child health were in place.But the RCPCH called for more to be done, including a bigger focus on preventive measures, which had faced "destructive" reductions.Professor Neena Modi, president of the RCPCH, called for "much bolder" policies, adding: "It is no good only throwing money at treating established problems."There must be far better investment in pre...
New England Patriots rout Tennessee Titans 35-14

New England Patriots rout Tennessee Titans 35-14

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The New England Patriots, seeking the sixth title of the Bill Belichick/Tom Brady Era, are headed to their seventh straight AFC championship game.James White and Chris Hogan returned from injury to combine for three second-quarter touchdowns and the defending champions, despite surrendering the first score of the game, cruised to a chilly 35-14 AFC divisional playoff rout of the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots will at home again to face the winner of Sunday's Jacksonville-Pittsburgh game in the earlier of the two conference championship games Jan. 21. White, who was nursed through a late-season ankle injury that saw him miss the final two games of the regular season, ran for one touchdown and caught a touchdown pass from Brady, who became the oldest qua...