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19 Sep, 2014

West Lothian question

Cameron says that while the three main unionist parties at Westminster has promised the Scottish parliament broader powers, the referendum raises the issue of voter representation in England as well as the other countries of the UK:

We have heard the voice of Scotland and now the millions of voices of England must be heard.

He asks Labour whether it will agree to the introduction of English votes for English MPs – the ‘West Lothian question’ – and says that House of Commons leader William Hague will advance the issue in a special cabinet committee. He says the government would shortly say more about the devolution of further powers to the cities and regions of the UK.

3 Sep, 2014

England 1-0 Norway

Wayne Rooney scores the only goal that makes England victorious as they beat Norway in their International Friendly. He strikes from a penalty spot in the 68th minute and it’s what they hold on to at the last whistle. Only 40,181 fans turn up for England’s first game, since their relegation at the group stages of world cup.

28 Jul, 2009

England wins World Cup bid

Makes Statement

The International Rugby Board votes 16-10 in favor of rubber-stamping the recommendation from Rugby World Cup Ltd (RWCL) that England should be the host for he 2015 World Cup, beating South Africa and Italy. It will be the second time England will host the competition, the last time being in 1991. Rugby Football Union chairman Thomas:

[The decision is] a relief, and also great joy for England…We have been trusted with making a great competition and providing a great spectacle, and delivering what the IRB needs in terms of host revenue…Australia did an immense job [in 2003], France raised the bar [in 2007] and we have got to raise it again. We have got some very iconic stadia and it will be tremendous for world rugby and immense for participation in England

The RFU says England will lay on the biggest World Cup to date, generating a surplus at least £60m larger than that of the other bids. Between the event’s running dates it says three million people will watch the games live at stadiums across the country. The stadia selected are Twickenham, Wembley and the Emirates Stadium in London, Old Trafford in Manchester, Newcastle’s St James’ Park, Anfield in Liverpool, Elland Road in Leeds, the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, Welford Road in Leicester, Kingsholm in Gloucester and St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton. The only stadium outside England to host matches will be Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium, which will stage two quarter-finals and some pool matches.

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