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England Women’s Manager Phil Neville Admits ‘Everyone’s Missing Fans’

“I’ve got to say, I think everyone’s missing fans” admitted Phil Neville as he announced his England squad to play their first international game in seven months earlier today. “Everyone – the journalists that go to games, the players, the managers. I think we’ve just got to make sure that it’s safe”.

On 27 October, the Lionesses will travel to Wiesbaden to play Germany, the return of last November’s fixture at Wembley Stadium which was witnessed by a staggering attendance of 77,768. At the time, it seemed there

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Best Buys From Wilko’s Body Collection England Beauty Range

When someone mentions Wilko, the words “cruelty-free beauty buys” probably don’t spring to mind initially. However, Wilko’s new vegan beauty brand, stocked exclusively at the retailer, may just be up to the job. Body Collection England is being sold exclusively at the store (as well as on its own website), both in store and online, and it sounds verrry intriguing.

First off, the price point is certainly something to get excited about. Products start at just £1, and nothing is more than £10. Not only are the prices appealing, but the formulas are too, given that everything is both vegan and cruelty-free.

The range is full of everything you’d need to re-vamp your makeup collection, from face bits to lips and eyes. There are some great eyeshadow palettes for delightfully low prices, along with pretty liquid lipsticks, highlighters, and a tinted moisturiser that is selling for just £4. Yep, a

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England Women to round off 2020 with friendly against Norway

England Women will host Norway in a friendly in December, the Football Association has announced.

The match will take place at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane on December 1 and conclude the Lionesses’ fixtures for 2020.

They are in action for the first time since March’s SheBelieves Cup campaign when they face Germany in Wiesbaden on October 27.

Lucy Bronze was among the scorers in England’s World Cup victory over Norway last year (John Walton/PA).

Head coach Phil Neville, who is set to step down next summer with Holland boss Sarina Wiegman replacing him, oversaw a training camp at St George’s Park last month.

In 2019 his side beat Norway 3-0 in the quarter-finals of the World Cup in France, then lost 2-1 to them away in a friendly three months later.

Neville said in a statement from the FA: “Today’s announcement completes our 2020 fixture schedule and I’m delighted

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England women to play Norway in friendly shown live on BBC Four

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England women have not played since the SheBelievesCup in March

England women will play Norway at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane in a friendly on 1 December shown live on BBC Four.

It will be the third meeting between the two teams in 18 months.

The most recent encounter saw Jill Scott, Ellen White and Lucy Bronze on target in a 3-0 victory as England advanced to the 2019 World Cup semi-finals.

Later this month, England face two-time World Cup winners Germany in Wiesbaden.

“I’m delighted with the strength of opposition we will be testing ourselves against,” manager Phil Neville said.

“As we rebuild and reshape our squad, we need to consistently challenge ourselves against some of the world’s strongest teams to gauge our strengths and weaknesses and plot the work that’s needed between now and our next major tournament in order to be ready to win.”

The Women’s European Championship

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$240M gift to Maine university system the largest ever given to New England public educational institution

The University of Maine System said Wednesday it will receive $240 million from the state’s largest philanthropy, making the public university system the recipient of the largest investment ever made in a public educational institution in New England.

The $240 million gift is the largest one out of $500 million the Harold Alfond Foundation pledged on Tuesday to a variety of higher education and research institutions around the state as part of a long-term initiative to create future jobs and improve Maine people’s skills.

The investment over 12 years will allow the University of Maine System to establish a $75 million College of Engineering, Computing and Information Science that serves multiple campuses in the university system. It will pay for new undergraduate engineering programs at the University of Southern Maine, improvements to the engineering education infrastructure at the University of Maine in Orono and graduate engineering programs offered by USM

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England women in overseas leagues: Six players head to WBBL; NOC likely for Women’s T20 Challenge

England captain Heather Knight and five other members of the national squad that beat West Indies 5-0 in September’s T20I series will fly to Australia for the Women’s Big Bash League on Saturday. Nat Sciver and Katherine Brunt have already been announced as overseas signings by the Melbourne Stars, while Knight revealed in the presentation after Wednesday’s match that she has signed a deal to play in the competition, as have Tammy Beaumont, Amy Jones and Sarah Glenn.

Beaumont (Melbourne Renegades), Jones (Perth Scorchers) and Knight (Hobart Hurricanes) all held contracts in last season’s WBBL, but the teams they will play for this season remain unconfirmed. Glenn, Player of the Series against West Indies, will be playing in the competition for the first time, and is set to join the Perth Scorchers.

Meanwhile, it is understood that the ECB is open to allowing players to appear in India’s Women’s T20

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England Women complete West Indies whitewash in truncated final T20

England Women wrapped up a 5-0 series sweep of the West Indies, edging a five-over thrash to end the international season with a three-wicket win in Derby.

Having successfully defended totals in four successive Twenty20s, the hosts opted to chase when persistent rain reduced the last match to the bare bones of 60 balls per side.

The Windies made a modest 41 for three, with Freya Davies, Katherine Brunt and Sophie Ecclestone taking a wicket apiece, before England got over the line despite losing seven batters along the way.

Rain delayed the start in Derby (Mike Egerton/PA)

None of them made double figures but in the end Shakera Selman’s errors – finishing the game with a pair of no-balls as tension peaked – proved decisive.

The recalled Davies was handed the first over and wore a couple of early blows from Deandra Dottin, who smashed four and six in

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Amy Jones leads England Women to 4-0 series lead over West Indies

Amy Jones ended a lean run of form with a sparkling 55 from 37 balls as England Women inched closer to a clean sweep of the West Indies in their Vitality Twenty20 series with a 44-run win at Derby’s Incora Ground.

Jones’ first fifty in 13 international innings, plus captain Heather Knight’s 42, helped England recover from 45 for three to post 166 for six after they had won the toss and batted first for the fourth time in as many matches.

If England’s highest score of the series was not daunting enough, the Windies lost free-scoring Deandra Dottin to the third ball of their reply, and although the tourists did not throw in the towel they were once more heavily beaten under lights to fall 4-0 down ahead of Wednesday’s finale.

Sarah Glenn took her wickets tally to seven in four matches with two for 15, while Katherine Brunt

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