Football is on a dangerous “cliff edge” according to Shrewsbury midfielder Dave Edwards. The ex-Welsh international has seen League One Town's FA Cup tie at Premier LeagueSouthampton postponed. The tie was scrapped and may be forfeited by Shrewsbury after a number of players and staff tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday. Other clubs are also facing major challenges with fellow Midlands outfit Aston Villa and Derby being forced to play their kids in the third round amid outbreaks. A meeting of the FA’s Professional Game Board will take place early next week to make a decision on Shrewsbury's fixture. Edwards predicts the situation for all clubs is about to get a lot worse as he fears the new strain of COVID could be transmissible outside on the pitch. The midfielder,34, said: “Coming into the winter it is a really terrible time for football at the moment. “It is only going to get worse over the next couple of weeks. “We really are on a bit of a … [Read more...] about Football warned of “cliff edge” as coronavirus chaos threatens game
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A footballer who fell in love with a nurse he met as he recovered from a broken ankle in hospital has celebrated 60 years of wedded bliss with his beloved wife. Trevor Meredith, 84, wrote his name into Burnley FC folklore when his winning goal against Manchester City crowned the Clarets champions of England in 1960. But he said his real "lucky break" came a year earlier when he suffered the injury in a reserve game against Leeds United which led to him meeting Eileen, 79. It was while recovering from his broken ankle at Burnley’s Victoria Hospital that Trevor first laid eyes on trainee nurse Eileen and asked her out. Trevor's initial advances were rejected by Eileen, who was not allowed to date patients, but he won her over when he was discharged and the pair hit it off. Do you have an amazing falling in love story? Let us know at [email protected] And despite Trevor leaving a trail of wet plaster during their first date at a local cinema, they were a match … [Read more...] about Footballer who married nurse who treated broken ankle celebrates 60 years wedded bliss
CORONAVIRUS vaccines are being rolled out across the country in a bid to protect Brits from Covid-19. But when you get the jab is determined by what Covid vaccine group you are in. ???? Read our coronavirus liv e blog for the latest news & updates So far over 13 million Brits have received a first dose of either the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab or the Pfizer/BioNTech offering, with over half a million having received their second. The jab list, determined by the JCVI (Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation) places the elderly and care workers at the top of the list. Speaking at a Downing Street Press conference last night Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that 90 per cent of the over-70s and care home residents had been jabbed so far. He added: "That still leaves nearly two million people a population roughly twice the size of Birmingham that we still hope to reach." He urged those over 70 who had not yet received their jabs to come forward as soon as … [Read more...] about What are the Covid vaccine groups?