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Tony Warren's script for Coronation Street forerunner found

A script for Coronation Street creator Tony Warren’s previously unknown first attempt at a soap opera has been found. Before Warren changed the TV landscape with Coronation Street in 1960, he started writing Seven, Bessie Street. His friend David Tucker said it centres on a terraced street but is otherwise very different from Coronation Street. The script was found in his possessions after he died in 2016 and is now part of an exhibition dedicated to Warren at Salford Museum and Art Gallery. Warren left his estate to Mr Tucker,…

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Tony Pulis reveals fears over Ben Foster after West Brom goalkeeper injures knee playing with son

West Brom head coach Tony Pulis revealed a knee injury kept Ben Foster out of Monday night’s 1-1 draw at Leicester. Albion have yet to determine the extent of the injury, which the 34-year-old goalkeeper sustained during the international break while playing in the garden with his children. However, Pulis admitted he is worried about the problem given Foster missed 10 months in the 2015-16 season with anterior cruciate ligament damage. To compound his goalkeeping problems, stand-in Boaz Myhill, making his first Premier League start since April 2016 in Foster’s…

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If Pope Francis is a Catholic, what is Tony Abbott?

For those of us who are religious, there are some aspects of our religion that make it difficult to remain true to its values. To see how difficult it is to be good, let’s look at the case of Tony Abbott, the convenient Catholic. It suits him to be a Catholic when it comes to same-sex marriage but it doesn’t suit him to be a Catholic when it comes to climate change. He’s happy to be guided by the dead hand of the Bible but unwilling to follow the lead…

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Tony Cascarino slams Arsenal on talkSPORT: They are a SOFT club from top to bottom!

Arsenal were beaten by Watford on Saturday and now sit nine points behind leaders Man City Sunday, October 15, 2017 Tony Cascarino has ripped into Arsenal following their 2-1 defeat at Watford on Saturday evening. The former Millwall and Chelsea forward was speaking to the Weekend Sports Breakfast and called the Gunners a soft club from top to bottom. Tom Cleverley scored an injury time winner to down Arsene Wenger’s side and send the Hornets into the top four after eight matches. Troy Deeney’s penalty had earlier cancelled out Per…

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Tony Cascarino tells talkSPORT: ‘The Premier League title race will be done by December when Man City beat Man United’

Tony Cascarino has backed Manchester City to finish the Premier League season 10 points clear of second place, suggesting they will have the title as good as wrapped up by the beginning of December! City went clear at the top of the table on Saturday, following their incredible 7-2 thrashing of Stoke City. Manchester United, previously level with their cross-city rivals, fell two points behind having failed to defeat Liverpool at Anfield. Both sides have had relatively easy starts to the campaign, though while United failed with their first tough…

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Aston Villa chairman Tony Xia fined by FA after outburst at referee

Aston Villa chairman Tony Xia has been warned about his future conduct Thursday, October 12, 2017 Aston Villa chairman Tony Xia has been fined £4,000 and warned about his future conduct by the Football Association after a tweet suggesting a referee was against the club.  The Chinese businessman criticised official Jeremy Simpson after Villa’s 1-0 win over Bolton last month and has admitted an FA misconduct charge.  Simpson sent off Neil Taylor in injury time, but still awarded Villa a penalty which Jonathan Kodjia scored to win the Championship game….

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West Brom manager Tony Pulis dismisses links to Wales job

West Brom boss Tony Pulis has dismissed links to the Wales job.  The 59-year-old, who was born in Newport, has been installed as one of the favourites for the role with current manager Chris Coleman assessing his future.  Wales failed to qualify for the World Cup after a 1-0 home defeat to the Republic of Ireland on Monday ended their hopes of reaching the play-offs. Coleman has said he is considering his position after previously saying it would be his final campaign. READ MORE: Gareth Bale and senior Wales players urge…

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