Two men have admitted causing explosions at cash machines in Leicestershire and Cambridgeshire.
Charlie Smith, 31, of Mere Lane, Lutterworth and Alfie Adams, 39, of Bickershaw Lane in Wigan, appeared at Leicester Crown Court yesterday.
They were charged with three counts of unlawfully and maliciously causing an explosion of a nature likely to endanger life or cause serious damage to property to which they admitted.
The charges relate to raids at the Co-operative store in Cosby, Leicestershire, on 21 November, Tesco Express, London Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, on 22 November; and the Co-operative store in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, on 22 November.
The men appeared alongside John Doran, 20, of Gelderd Road in Gildersome, Leeds.
All three admitted burglary charges. They will be sentenced on 13 April.Copyright: BBC
We're ending our regular live updates on the reaction to the announcement that Mick McCarthy is to leave the manager's seat at Ipswich Town at the end of the season.Copyright: Getty Images
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Reacting to the news Mick McCarthy will leave Ipswich Town, Tyrone Mings said: "Personally I have nothing other than positivity about everything he did for me whilst at the club and the position he's got the club into.
"What has happened since [the play-off season] - arguably people will say there hasn't been enough attractive football - I think the job he has done has been fantastic."
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One of Mick McCarthy's big success stories at Ipswich Town was Tyrone Mings - the young defender bought for £10,000 and sold for £8m.
He told BBC Radio Suffolk: "I can never truly put into words how much of an influence Mick McCarthy and Terry Connor were on my early career - they were very much like fatherly figures.
"They bled me into the team when I needed to be, took me out when I needed it, but most importantly they gave me time to develop.
"I remember quitting my job on the Tuesday, signing on the Thursday and on the Friday I was travelling up to Leeds with the squad."
Hear the full interview on Stephen Foster's Drivetime show.
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Former England boss Steve McLaren is top of the William Hill betting list to become next Ipswich manager.
McLaren, who has also managed Middlesborough, FC Twente, VfL Wolfsburg, Nottingham Forest, Derby and Newcastle, is 3/1 (at the time of writing) and is currently without a job.
Former Town captain Tony Mowbray, currently at Blackburn Rovers in League One, is 7/2.
Cambridge’s first ever student ‘townhouses’ are set to open on Mill Road this summer, with rooms available for more than £12,500 per year.
Here's a selection of the national coverage of the announcement the Mick McCarthy and Ipswich Town are to part company at the end of the season:
- The Independent: "McCarthy has spent six years at Ipswich but will move after a disappointing season"
- The Sun: "The Tractor Boys have fallen off the pace in the chase for the Championship playoffs"
- The Guardian: "We both agreed that this was the best way forward, says owner"
Meanwhile, The Sack Race is installing Lincoln City's Danny Cowley as 5/2 favourite to take over at Portman Road.
The Imps boss oversaw the defeat of Ipswich in the FA Cup a year ago, in what was one of the low-points of McCarthy's reign.
At the time, Ipswich and England legend Terry Butcher said: "I can't remember ever being so embarrassed and humiliated as an Ipswich fan.
"Ipswich lost the wrong way, not enough fight, not enough passion."
As the press conference came to an end, one final question prompted an interesting response from Mick McCarthy - will his exit lead the way for others?
The future of Polish international goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski has been a hot topic of conversation over recent months, and McCarthy suggested that during conversations "Barts" had been keen to know whether the manager would still be here next season.
During his press conference, outgoing Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy also called out the "numbskulls who've been given me abuse".
"That comment is for the people who have been doing it and ruining games at Portman Road and making it hard for players to play," he said.
"They probably don't give too many people respect, let alone the manager."Copyright: BBC