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Former miners are leading a campaign to protect and develop the largest colliery in Staffordshire.The Chatterley Whitfield Colliery is a derelict site in Stoke-on-Trent, with buildings that date back to the 1880s.Coal was last mined there more than 40 years ago.After the pit closed in 1976, a mining museum was created, but that closed in 1993.The Friends of Chatterley Whitfield are hoping to restore some of the buildings on site to ensure the historic site is not lost forever.This video was created as part of We Are Stoke-on-Trent – a BBC project with the people of the city to tell the stories that matter to them.You can see more about this story on Inside Out on BBC One in the West Midlands at 19:30 BST on Monday 23 September or on iPlayer afterwards.
Street ambassador Qamar Soheil spends each working day completing at least 25,000 steps as he pounds the streets of Hanley in Stoke-on-Trent. So the 30-year-old is acutely aware of the challenges facing the high street. He’s seen the “closing down” signs, he’s wandered past the empty shops, and he’s had to to tackle the graffiti and the fly-posting that has blighted abandoned buildings.Hanley’s high street difficulties mirror many of those highlighted around the UK.Nationally, about 16 shops are closing every day as retailers restructure their businesses and more shopping is done online.Hanley is one of six towns that make up Stoke-on-Trent, together with Burslem, Tunstall, Fenton, Stoke and Longton.According to the Local Data Company, Stoke-on-Trent as a whole has lost a total of 42 occupied shops since September 2018.There were 167 shop closures, with 125 shops opening up.Stoke-on-Trent was named earlier this month as one of the 69 English towns, cities and districts that will benefit from a £95m government regeneration fund.The government said the money would help “breathe new life” into high streets.Hanley’s financial fortunes may not be transformed overnight, but a project with local artists to inject colour and vibrancy into the town feels like a start.It’s certainly given the area that Qamar patrols a brighter outlook.The Our Front Door campaign has seen unloved doors in streets and alleyways used as a canvas for local artists – and the results are striking.”I really love my job,” said Qamar. “I love walking around meeting people and talking to them. I can see a real benefit to the Our Front Door project. It really brightens the area.”The Stoke-on-Trent City Business Improvement District (BID) involves 436 businesses, and it teamed up with the YMCA and Entrepreneurs Network – a gallery and print shop in Hanley – to tap into the area’s creative talents.”There’s a lot to be positive about with the work we are doing,” said BID manager Richard Buxton.”But the issues in Hanley are reflected throughout the country. There are challenges – high streets need to become more inventive.”We want Our Front Door to be a starting point for a much bigger art project to bring art into the town.”Visitors can tour Hanley with a map highlighting the 18 doors that feature in the project.”The reaction through social media has been excellent with really positive feedback,” said Richard.”We chose doors that had been covered in graffiti to put something much more positive instead. I think they are amazing.”Artists Rob Fenton and Tom Edwards, co-owners of Entrepreneurs Network, both have work on show on the streets of Hanley.”My main aim in all of the work I do is to help the city of Stoke-on-Trent grow and evolve, so it’s great we can be so involved with the BID’s plans to improve the look and feel of the area through artwork installations,” said Rob.”The creative people in this city are capable of so much positive change and development, and projects such as this are certainly a step in the right direction,” Tom added.Photographer: John Bray Get in touchWhat are you proud of about the city and what are the stories you think we should tell more people about?Have you got a question about Stoke-on-Trent you would like us to answer? You can use the tool below to submit your suggestions.
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The BBC has been asking young people from Stoke-on-Trent about the city’s portrayal in the media.Ady Sargeant, Emily Kate, Najee Fox and Chris Abramovs think there are some unfair and negative labels, and share their thoughts on the term “Brexit capital” and a population supposedly succumbing to the drug, monkey dust.But can bespoke oatcakes and living down the road from Robbie Williams’s mum really make a difference to image? These four tell the media to “take that”.This video was created as part of We Are Stoke-on-Trent – a BBC project with the people of the city to tell the stories that matter to them.Video journalist: Yusaf Akbar
For many years the area around Portland Street in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, was synonymous with crime and drugs. But mothers who live in the area and artists who have moved there have joined forces to change its image.This video was created as part of We Are Stoke-on-Trent – a BBC project with the people of the city to tell the stories that matter to them.Video journalist: Catherine Mackie
A 19-year-old man has been charged with the murder of 20-year-old Keeley Bunker, whose body was found in Staffordshire woodland.Police say a body found near the Roman Way area of Tamworth on Thursday night is that of Ms Bunker, although formal identification has yet to take place.Wesley Streete, of Tamworth, will appear before North Staffordshire Justice Centre on Monday morning.Ms Bunker’s family are being supported by specially-trained officers.On Saturday, police investigating the cause of Ms Bunker’s death described it as “unexplained.”A post-mortem examination was expected to be carried out over the weekend.Ms Bunker, of Tamworth, was reported missing earlier in the evening of 19 September.Staffordshire Police said any information or footage that could help them with the case can be uploaded to their website, anonymously if required.Floral tributes have been left near to where Ms Bunker’s body was found.Follow BBC West Midlands on Facebook, on Twitter, and sign up for local news updates direct to your phone.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s stunning free-kick helped 10-man Arsenal come from behind to beat Aston Villa in a pulsating encounter at Emirates Stadium.Aubameyang curled home his seventh goal of the season with six minutes remaining to complete a remarkable turnaround for the Gunners, who had Ainsley Maitland-Niles sent off after 41 minutes.John McGinn flicked home Anwar El Ghazi’s cross to put Villa ahead after 20 minutes before Maitland-Niles was shown a second yellow card.
Arsenal levelled early in the second period thanks to Nicolas Pepe’s first goal for the club from the penalty spot only for Wesley to restore Villa’s lead from Jack Grealish’s low cross less than two minutes later.But in a thrilling conclusion, substitute Calum Chambers’ close-range finish brought the Gunners level on 81 minutes before Aubameyang’s late strike secured their third Premier League win of the season to lift Unai Emery’s side back into the top four.The result was harsh on Villa, who impressed for long periods but paid the price for dropping far too deep in the closing stages and inviting Arsenal pressure. A fourth defeat from six league games means they remain in the bottom three.Thrilling finish masks Arsenal’s defensive shortcomingsAfter opting for a mix of youth and experience for Thursday’s Europa League win at Eintracht Frankfurt, Emery recalled the bulk of his senior stars for the meeting with Villa.That meant the Spaniard went with the same back four that lost a two-goal lead at Watford last weekend, and another shaky performance here means they have still not kept a clean sheet in the league since the opening day of the season, conceding 10 goals in five games.The defensive problems ultimately did not cost them the result against Villa, but Emery cannot rely on his attacking players to bail out his team all the time if they are to make a sustained challenge for the top four.A lack of urgency and desire to close the Villa players down led to the opening goal, with El Ghazi given plenty of time to cross for McGinn, who found himself completely unmarked after ghosting ahead of Matteo Guendouzi.Guendouzi summed up Arsenal’s performance, he was often sloppy in possession and his failure to track McGinn led to the first goal, but he led by example in the closing stages with a series of driving runs into the penalty area.One of those runs drew a sloppy tackle from Bjorn Engels, allowing Pepe to equalise from the spot early in the second half.After Arsenal went behind again Guendouzi drew a fine save from Tom Heaton, who pushed his low drive from the edge of the box on to the post.With Villa seemingly unable to get out of their final third, Arsenal’s pressure finally told.A mistake by Tyone Mings allowed Chambers, brought on in response to Maitland-Niles’ dismissal, to stab a looping effort beyond Heaton.Then, after Aubameyang was brought down just outside the area, the Gabon striker curled beyond an unmoved Heaton to send the Emirates crowd, who were frustrated for much of the afternoon, into raptures.More to follow.Follow all the reaction to Sunday’s Premier League gamesLine-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsArsenal1LenoBooked at 90mins15Maitland-NilesBooked at 41mins5Papastathopoulos23David Luiz31Kolasinac29GuendouziBooked at 44mins34XhakaBooked at 35minsSubstituted forWillockat 72’minutes19PépéBooked at 85mins8CeballosSubstituted forTorreiraat 72’minutes77SakaSubstituted forChambersat 45’minutes14AubameyangBooked at 90minsSubstitutes10Özil11Torreira21Chambers24Nelson26Martínez28Willock35MartinelliAston Villa1Heaton24Guilbert22EngelsBooked at 83mins40Mings3Taylor7McGinn11NakambaSubstituted forHourihaneat 85’minutes10Grealish17TrézéguetSubstituted forEl Mohamadyat 68’minutes9Wesley21El GhaziSubstituted forLansburyat 86’minutesSubstitutes8Lansbury12Steer14Hourihane15Konsa23Jota27El Mohamady39DavisReferee:Jonathan MossAttendance:60,331Match StatsHome TeamArsenalAway TeamAston VillaPossessionHome58%Away42%ShotsHome21Away14Shots on TargetHome6Away9CornersHome9Away4FoulsHome13Away15Live TextPosted at Match ends, Arsenal 3, Aston Villa 2.Full TimePosted at 90’+6′ Second Half ends, Arsenal 3, Aston Villa 2.BookingPosted at 90’+5′ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 90’+5′ Foul by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal).Posted at 90’+5′ Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 90’+5′ Nicolas Pépé (Arsenal) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 90’+5′ Foul by Neil Taylor (Aston Villa).Posted at 90’+4′ Hand ball by John McGinn (Aston Villa).Posted at 90’+3′ Attempt missed. Lucas Torreira (Arsenal) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Calum Chambers.BookingPosted at 90’+2′ Bernd Leno (Arsenal) is shown the yellow card.Posted at 90’+1′ Lucas Torreira (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 90’+1′ Foul by Neil Taylor (Aston Villa).Posted at 90’+1′ Foul by Calum Chambers (Arsenal).Posted at 90’+1′ Neil Taylor (Aston Villa) wins a free kick on the left wing.Posted at 89′ Matteo Guendouzi (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 89′ Foul by Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa).Posted at 89′ Attempt blocked. Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ahmed El Mohamady.Posted at 89′ Foul by Joe Willock (Arsenal).Posted at 89′ Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 88′ Foul by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal).Posted at 88′ Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 87′ Matteo Guendouzi (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 87′ Foul by Ahmed El Mohamady (Aston Villa).SubstitutionPosted at 86′ Substitution, Aston Villa. Henri Lansbury replaces Anwar El Ghazi.Posted at 86′ Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by David Luiz.BookingPosted at 85′ Nicolas Pépé (Arsenal) is shown the yellow card.SubstitutionPosted at 85′ Substitution, Aston Villa. Conor Hourihane replaces Marvelous Nakamba.Goal!Posted at 84′ Goal! Arsenal 3, Aston Villa 2. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.BookingPosted at 83′ Björn Engels (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 83′ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 83′ Foul by Björn Engels (Aston Villa).Posted at 82′ Attempt saved. Marvelous Nakamba (Aston Villa) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Frederic Guilbert.Goal!Posted at 81′ Goal! Arsenal 2, Aston Villa 2. Calum Chambers (Arsenal) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.Posted at 79′ Attempt missed. David Luiz (Arsenal) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lucas Torreira with a cross following a corner.Posted at 78′ Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Marvelous Nakamba.Posted at 78′ Attempt blocked. Calum Chambers (Arsenal) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Willock.Posted at 78′ Attempt missed. Nicolas Pépé (Arsenal) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sead Kolasinac with a headed pass.Posted at 76′ Offside, Arsenal. Matteo Guendouzi tries a through ball, but Sead Kolasinac is caught offside.Posted at 75′ Attempt blocked. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nicolas Pépé.Posted at 73′ Foul by Lucas Torreira (Arsenal).Show more updatesgoal
Diogo Jota’s dramatic stoppage-time equaliser rescued a point for Wolves at Crystal Palace.Leander Dendoncker’s own goal had seemed certain to give Palace victory before Jota’s late strike for the visitors, who had Romain Saiss sent off for two bookings.Wilfried Zaha’s failure to maintain possession for Palace saw Adama Traore gallop clear on the right and his far-post cross was poked home by Jota from four yards after defender Joel Ward lost his balance.
Palace had been closing in on a top-six spot after a wayward Ward shot flew past goalkeeper Rui Patricio off the unfortunate Dendoncker. But Wolves, who enjoyed the better of a largely uneventful first half with Dendoncker, Matt Doherty and Jota all having chances to open the scoring, merited their point.Crystal Palace move up to 12th in the table while Wolves, after just avoiding their third consecutive Premier League defeat, remain 19th.Follow Sunday’s Premier League actionWolves show quality needed to get out of troubleWhile Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has until now shown no external signs of being a man under pressure, the way in which the visiting bench exuberantly celebrated Jota’s last-gasp goal told a different story. It had looked like being another miserable afternoon for the Black Country side, who had arrived in London having failed to win any of their opening five top-flight fixtures. On every occasion that has happened to them in the past, relegation has followed – 2003-04, 1983-84, 1975-76, 1964-65, 1905-06 – but the way in which Nuno’s side rallied suggests they have the quality and heart to avoid the same fate.With Ruben Neves relegated to the substitutes bench, captain Conor Coady assumed the early responsibility for orchestrating Wolves’ attacking play from the centre of defence. The former midfielder, who was converted into the central figure of Wolves’ three-man defence when Nuno arrived in 2017, sprayed several raking cross-field passes to initiate openings. In the first half, there were few signs of a lack of confidence or fatigue – Wolves have now completed 13 matches this season, almost double the number of most of their domestic rivals.Doherty’s header forced Palace keeper Vicente Guaita into a fine stop, while Dendoncker’s close-range strike was blocked close to the Palace goalline.But it was their attitude to adversity which stood out, as they persevered despite being a man and a goal down in the last 20 minutes.Substitute Neves curled a right-footed shot just wide while Jota and Traore both saw efforts blocked by a posse of home defenders before Jota’s goal.Palace revert back to typeAfter a humbling 4-0 reverse at Tottenham this was very much a Palace performance that reverted back to Roy Hodgson’s blueprint of defensive discipline and organisation.Forward-thinking midfielder Andros Townsend was sacrificed for James McArthur in the starting XI as the former England manager again deployed a five-man midfield but this time with personnel capable of stifling the opposition,And that strategy worked during the first period – albeit aided by some errant Wolves finishing – as the teams largely cancelled each other out. The problem for Hodgson arrived once Ward’s deflected strike and Saiss’ dismissal put Palace in complete command. Luka Milivojevic and Kouyate both saw shots from distance deflected behind while substitute Christian Benteke and Jeffrey Schlupp forced Patricio into one-versus-one saves.But they were simply unable to kill off the game and in committing men forward to do so they showed a lack of game management as they left themselves open to Wolves on the counter-attack.More to follow.Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsCrystal Palace31Guaita2Ward24Cahill12Sakho3van Aanholt11Zaha18McArthurBooked at 45minsSubstituted forMcCarthyat 83’minutes4Milivojevic8Kouyaté15Schlupp9J AyewBooked at 62minsSubstituted forBentekeat 69’minutesSubstitutes6Dann7Meyer10Townsend13Hennessey17Benteke22McCarthy34KellyWolves11Rui Patrício15Boly16CoadyBooked at 44mins27SaïssBooked at 73mins2DohertySubstituted forNevesat 57’minutes32DendonckerSubstituted forNetoat 65’minutes28João Moutinho19Castro Otto37Traoré9JiménezSubstituted forCutroneat 76’minutes18JotaSubstitutes4Vallejo7Neto8Neves10Cutrone17Gibbs-White21Ruddy29VinagreReferee:Stuart AttwellAttendance:25,122Match StatsHome TeamCrystal PalaceAway TeamWolvesPossessionHome50%Away50%ShotsHome13Away13Shots on TargetHome4Away4CornersHome6Away7FoulsHome7Away10Live TextPosted at Match ends, Crystal Palace 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.Full TimePosted at 90’+7′ Second Half ends, Crystal Palace 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.Goal!Posted at 90’+5′ Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Adama Traoré with a cross.Posted at 90’+4′ Attempt saved. Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Christian Benteke.Posted at 90’+4′ Attempt missed. Rúben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Adama Traoré.Posted at 90’+2′ Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 90’+2′ Foul by João Moutinho (Wolverhampton Wanderers).Posted at 90’+1′ Attempt missed. Cheikhou Kouyaté (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is high and wide to the right. Assisted by James McCarthy following a corner.Posted at 90′ Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Conor Coady.Posted at 89′ Attempt missed. Gary Cahill (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a set piece situation.Posted at 89′ Attempt blocked. Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.Posted at 88′ Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 88′ Foul by João Moutinho (Wolverhampton Wanderers).SubstitutionPosted at 83′ Substitution, Crystal Palace. James McCarthy replaces James McArthur.Posted at 81′ Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Patrick van Aanholt.Posted at 81′ Attempt blocked. Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Diogo Jota with a cross.Posted at 80′ Offside, Crystal Palace. Jeffrey Schlupp tries a through ball, but Christian Benteke is caught offside.Posted at 78′ Attempt saved. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jeffrey Schlupp.SubstitutionPosted at 76′ Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Patrick Cutrone replaces Raúl Jiménez.DismissalPosted at 73′ Second yellow card to Romain Saïss (Wolverhampton Wanderers) for a bad foul.Posted at 73′ Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 73′ Foul by Romain Saïss (Wolverhampton Wanderers).Posted at 72′ Attempt missed. Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.Posted at 70′ Attempt missed. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Gary Cahill following a set piece situation.Posted at 70′ Foul by João Moutinho (Wolverhampton Wanderers).Posted at 70′ Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.SubstitutionPosted at 69′ Substitution, Crystal Palace. Christian Benteke replaces Jordan Ayew.SubstitutionPosted at 65′ Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Pedro Neto replaces Leander Dendoncker.Posted at 65′ Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Gary Cahill.Posted at 63′ Attempt saved. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.Posted at 63′ Attempt saved. Raúl Jiménez (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jonny with a cross.BookingPosted at 62′ Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card.Posted at 61′ Jonny (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.Posted at 61′ Foul by Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace).Posted at 59′ Foul by Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers).Posted at 59′ Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 58′ Attempt blocked. Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Raúl Jiménez.Posted at 58′ Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by João Moutinho.Posted at 58′ Attempt blocked. Cheikhou Kouyaté (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.Posted at 58′ Attempt blocked. Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by James McArthur.Show more updatesgoal
Huddersfield Town manager Danny Cowley says his side have “forgotten how to win” after the Terriers were beaten 4-2 at West Bromwich Albion.The Terriers twice led at The Hawthorns but their winless start to life back in the Championship continued as the Baggies came back to maintain their unbeaten record.”We didn’t play for 90 minutes,” Cowley told BBC Radio Leeds.
“At 60 minutes we started to play for the end, and physically and mentally we are not where we need to be.”At the moment we are a team that maybe has forgotten how to win and manage the game.”Relive West Brom’s win over HuddersfieldCowley was appointed by Huddersfield on 9 September following a successful spell at Lincoln City, where he led the club from the National League to League One.But the 40-year-old has lost both his matches in charge, having opened with a 2-0 defeat at home against Sheffield Wednesday last weekend, and Huddersfield are bottom with just one point from their opening eight games.The Yorkshire club are already six points from safety and Cowley is well aware of the task facing him.”I don’t blame the players at this stage, because they have taken an incredible amount of information on in a small space of time,” he said.”I thought we made some baby steps. We have got enough in the group to get through this, It is not going to be easy.”It doesn’t matter what the players have achieved in their careers, if we can find a way through this it will be the greatest achievement of all of our lives.”This is a tough gig but the only way it is going to beat me is if it kills me.”Baggies fight back after breakLewis O’Brien’s first Huddersfield goal and Karlan Grant’s close-range effort twice put the Terriers ahead in the first half.However, a Matt Phillips double and headers from Darnell Furlong and Semi Ajayi capped a fine turnaround for West Brom, who moved up to fourth in the table.Cowley’s gameplan of hitting Albion on the break worked well in the first half as they threatened to add to their solitary win of the 2019 calendar year.O’Brien exchanged passes with Fraizer Campbell to fire home a fine opener into the bottom corner and, after Phillips steered Albion level, Grant poked Huddersfield back ahead from Elias Kachunga’s ball into the area.But the Terriers could not cope with West Brom’s relentless pressure after the break as the Baggies scored three unanswered goals to keep their undefeated start going.A Phillips cross-shot shaved the post and Charlie Austin’s header forced a fine save from Huddersfield keeper Kamil Grabara as the visitors clung on.But once the excellent Furlong headed home Grady Diangana’s cross to draw Albion level, there only looked like being one winner.Half-time substitute Diangana, on loan from West Ham, set up Phillips to put Albion ahead before Ajayi’s late header sealed the points.West Brom have now recovered 15 points from losing positions in their opening eight matches, avoiding defeat in all seven games they have trailed in, while Huddersfield have tasted victory only once in their past 35 games.West Brom boss Slaven Bilic told BBC WM 95.6: “It was a very good performance, especially in the second half. I am not happy with the way we were at times in the first half.”Grady took his chance, but the guys started to play quicker. The whole team played on the front foot.”It is nice to be unbeaten, we are playing good football and the crowd love it.”It is still early days but we are only one point from the top, so well done to the lads.”Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsWest Brom1Johnstone2Furlong6Ajayi5Bartley36Ferguson8Livermore19Sawyers10PhillipsSubstituted forRobson-Kanuat 82’minutes7KrovinovicSubstituted forDianganaat 45’minutes12Costa Pereira15AustinSubstituted forZohoreat 72’minutesSubstitutes4Robson-Kanu9Zohore11Brunt21Edwards23Bond27O’Shea29DianganaHuddersfield1Grabara33Hadergjonaj4Elphick26Schindler5KongoloSubstituted forBrownat 63’minutes8Chalobah6Hogg39O’BrienSubstituted forDiakhabyat 83’minutes9Kachunga22CampbellSubstituted forMounieat 65’minutes16GrantSubstitutes7Bacuna11Diakhaby18Mbenza24Mounie27Stankovic28Brown31SchofieldReferee:Tim RobinsonAttendance:23,577Match StatsHome TeamWest BromAway TeamHuddersfieldPossessionHome65%Away35%ShotsHome17Away5Shots on TargetHome7Away2CornersHome8Away2FoulsHome13Away9Live TextPosted at Match ends, West Bromwich Albion 4, Huddersfield Town 2.Full TimePosted at 90’+6′ Second Half ends, West Bromwich Albion 4, Huddersfield Town 2.Posted at 90’+5′ Attempt missed. Karlan Grant (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from long range on the left is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.Posted at 90’+4′ Foul by Kenneth Zohore (West Bromwich Albion).Posted at 90’+4′ Trevoh Chalobah (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.Posted at 90’+3′ Foul by Romaine Sawyers (West Bromwich Albion).Posted at 90’+3′ Trevoh Chalobah (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 90’+1′ Matheus Pereira (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.Posted at 90’+1′ Foul by Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town).Goal!Posted at 89′ Goal! West Bromwich Albion 4, Huddersfield Town 2. Semi Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matheus Pereira with a cross following a corner.Posted at 88′ Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Tommy Elphick.SubstitutionPosted at 83′ Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Adama Diakhaby replaces Lewis O’Brien.Posted at 83′ Attempt missed. Jake Livermore (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.SubstitutionPosted at 82′ Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Hal Robson-Kanu replaces Matt Phillips.Posted at 80′ Foul by Kenneth Zohore (West Bromwich Albion).Posted at 80′ Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 79′ Foul by Matt Phillips (West Bromwich Albion).Posted at 79′ Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 79′ Attempt blocked. Matt Phillips (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Romaine Sawyers.Posted at 77′ Matheus Pereira (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 77′ Foul by Trevoh Chalobah (Huddersfield Town).Goal!Posted at 74′ Goal! West Bromwich Albion 3, Huddersfield Town 2. Matt Phillips (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Grady Diangana.SubstitutionPosted at 72′ Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Kenneth Zohore replaces Charlie Austin.Goal!Posted at 70′ Goal! West Bromwich Albion 2, Huddersfield Town 2. Darnell Furlong (West Bromwich Albion) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Grady Diangana with a cross following a corner.Posted at 69′ Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Kamil Grabara.Posted at 69′ Attempt missed. Matt Phillips (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Charlie Austin.Posted at 67′ Foul by Romaine Sawyers (West Bromwich Albion).Posted at 67′ Steve Mounie (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 66′ Matheus Pereira (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 66′ Foul by Trevoh Chalobah (Huddersfield Town).SubstitutionPosted at 65′ Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Steve Mounie replaces Fraizer Campbell.Posted at 64′ Attempt missed. Jake Livermore (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.Posted at 64′ Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Kamil Grabara.SubstitutionPosted at 63′ Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Jaden Brown replaces Terence Kongolo because of an injury.Posted at 63′ Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Tommy Elphick.Posted at 59′ Attempt missed. Grady Diangana (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Romaine Sawyers.Posted at 58′ Attempt saved. Charlie Austin (West Bromwich Albion) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Darnell Furlong with a cross.Posted at 57′ Offside, Huddersfield Town. Elias Kachunga tries a through ball, but Fraizer Campbell is caught offside.Posted at 53′ Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Tommy Elphick.Posted at 53′ Attempt blocked. Jake Livermore (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.Show more updatesgoal
A pensioner who was cleared of the “mercy killing” murder of her terminally ill husband says she has no regrets over the failed suicide pact.
Mavis Eccleston said in an emotional interview with Mail on Sunday and Sunday Mirror that she would “do it all again” if she had her time over and that she was annoyed to wake up in hospital to find out her simultaneous attempt at suicide had failed.
The 80-year-old said her husband of almost 60 years told her in 2015 that he intended to end his life rather than live through his deteriorating bowel cancer.
She said she had replied: “If that’s the way you are going then I am coming too.”
Mavis Eccleston was cleared of the murder of her 81-year-old husband Dennis
In February last year, Mrs Eccleston penned a long suicide note to their family, and then the couple attempted to take their own lives at their home in Raven Close, Huntington, near Cannock..
“Goodnight darling,” were Mr Eccleston’s last words, to which Mrs Eccleston said she replied: “Goodnight, God bless.”
She was later given an antidote by medics and recovered in the nearby County Hospital, but her husband died. He had a “do not resuscitate” order in place due to his cancer.
“When I saw the nurses around me, when I realised I hadn’t died, I felt … well, very annoyed,” she said.
“I wanted to be with my husband. You wouldn’t let an animal suffer the way Dennis was suffering.
“I don’t regret what I did and wouldn’t change what happened. I live with a very contended family and I am happy for them – but I would still rather be with Dennis.”
Speaking outside the court after her the acquittal last week, her daughter, Jo Munns called for a change in the law.
She said: “Our parents’ love for each other was so clear that hospital staff pushed their beds together so that mum and dad could hold hands and face each other during dad’s final hours.
Mavis Eccleston and her husband Dennis
“Our family are grateful and relieved that the jury in this case could also recognise our mum’s love for our dad.
“We do not believe this needed to happen. If there had been an assisted dying law in the UK, our dad would have been able to have the choice to end his suffering with medical support and with his loved ones around him.
“He wouldn’t have asked our mum to do something that is considered breaking the law.
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“We believe there must be a change in law. So that no dying people are forced to suffer, to make plans in secret, or ask loved ones to risk prosecution by helping them.”
Sarah Wooton, chief executive of Dignity In Dying – which campaigns for the legalisation of assisted suicide, told the Mail: “Our broken law has forced a dying man to end his own life in secret, and threatened his devoted wife of 60 years with life imprisonment for acting purely out of love.
“An honest, caring family has been dragged through hell for the last 18 months.”
This is the weather forecast for Sunday 22nd September and the outlook for Monday 23rd. A cloudy wet start to the day with the temperature around 13 centigrade. We have all ready had over 8 mm of rain by the time I wrote this forecast at 7:30. It will remain cloudy with the first band […]