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Phil Neville a candidate for England women head coach role

Phil Neville a candidate for England women head coach role

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Former Manchester United and England full-back Phil Neville is a contender to take over as England women's boss.Mo Marley has been in temporary charge since Mark Sampson was sacked following evidence of "inappropriate behaviour" in a previous role in September.But Neville, who has previously coached with Manchester United, Valencia and England Under-21s, would represent a surprise appointment.England are ranked third in the world, with the 2019 World Cup due in France.The Football Association (FA) had planned to appoint a new head coach by the end of 2017, however several potential appointments dropped out of the running.Emma Hayes said she wanted to remain as Chelsea boss while former Arsenal coach Laura Harvey and Canada manager John Herdman moved to new roles.Rumours of 40-year-old Nevi...
Northern Forest: Plan to plant 'ribbon of woodland' across England

Northern Forest: Plan to plant 'ribbon of woodland' across England

Science
Plans to create a new Northern Forest stretching from Liverpool to Hull have been kick-started by the government.It is providing £5.7m to increase tree cover along a belt spanning Manchester, Leeds and Bradford.The project will cost £500m over 25 years. The balance of the funds will need to be raised by charity.Environmentalists have welcomed the planned 50 million new trees, but say ministers must stop allowing ancient woodland to be felled.The UK has one of the lowest rates of woodland in Europe and the area to be covered by the Northern Forest is one of the most denuded in England, with tree cover less than 8%. The emphasis of the project will be to increase tree cover around major conurbations to 20%. There will also be a focus on river valleys, where there are benefits for flood prev
England captain Root in hospital with severe dehydration

England captain Root in hospital with severe dehydration

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England Test captain Joe Root is in hospital in Sydney suffering from severe dehydration with diarrhoea and vomiting.It is uncertain whether the batsman will be fit to play on the final day of the fifth Test and England cricket chiefs will provide an update on his condition.More to follow.Let's block ads! (Why?) BBC Sport - Sport
Laser-equipped aircraft to map England in 3D

Laser-equipped aircraft to map England in 3D

Technology
Aircraft equipped with futuristic laser scanners are to map the entirety of England in 3D to help combat flooding, cut down on fly-tipping and uncover long-lost Roman roads.The Environment Agency has unveiled ambitious plans to recreate a digital three-dimensional image of all 130,000 square kilometres of the country - including rivers, fields and national parks - by 2020.About 75% of the landscape has been mapped over the last two decades, but there is only sporadic coverage of upland areas.It is hoped the new project, which will begin before the end of winter, will fill in the gaps.Image:The data will be used to help understand flooding risks and create defence plans. Pic: Environment AgencyThe quality of the image will be substantially improved too, with the scanners able to map the cou...
I hope Bird sticks it up England in Melbourne – Starc

I hope Bird sticks it up England in Melbourne – Starc

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Australia v England, fourth Ashes TestVenue: Melbourne Cricket Ground Dates: 26-30 December (23:30 GMT, 25 December)Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW, online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app.Injured Australia bowler Mitchell Starc hopes his replacement Jackson Bird "sticks it up" England in the fourth Test, which starts on 26 December.Starc, the leading wicket-taker in the series with 19, misses Melbourne's Boxing Day Test with a bruised heel.Last week England's James Anderson said Ashes winners Australia have "problems" beyond their first-choice attack.Starc hit back: "I think they have got bigger things to worry about than the depth of Australia's fast bowlers."Austra...