Daughter, “hitman” slapped with murder charge

first_img2008 businessman’s killingBibi Nazeela Habiboodean, the daughter of murdered East Bank Essequibo (EBE) businessman Habiboodean, was on Tuesday arraigned with murder when she appeared at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court, West Coast Demerara (WCD).Dead: HabiboodeanThe confessed hired “hitman” 28-year-old Linden Lewis, called “Bullet”, was also slapped with a murder charge when he too appeared before Magistrate Rochelle Liverpool at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court.The 50-year-old daughter of the dead man and Lewis were not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on February 15, 2008 at Ruby, EBE, they murdered 77-year-old Habiboodean.They were both remanded to prison until June 21 when the case will continue.It is alleged that Bibi Habiboodean had reportedly confessed to orchestrating her father’s death when she turned herself in at the Leonora Police Station, WCD, last Wednesday after being implicated by Lewis, who was initially arrested on another charge.The dead businessman’s daughter, and his former employee, Terry Lewton, 38, of Vergenoegen, EBE, were previously charged for the murder in 2008, but those charges were dismissed because of insufficient evidence.This cold case was reopened by investigators following a breakthrough a few weeks ago when one of the four persons arrested for the murder of Mohamed Munir, 75, and his wife, Bibi Jamila Munir, 69, who were burnt to death in their Good Hope, EBE home, said he had knowledge of Habiboodean’s death.Lewis, during interrogation, told investigators that he was the hit man behind Habiboodean’s murder.last_img read more

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BWI Board of Governors Elects New Officers

first_imgThe reconstituted Board of Governors of Booker Washington Institute (BWI) convened its first meeting on May 21, and scheduled elections of its new chairman and vice chairman for October 8. The scheduled meeting was held at the institute on Saturday during which Jackson J.Paye, a civil engineer, who is Deputy Minister of Public Works for Rural Development and Community Services, was elected as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Ezzat Eid, a prominent businessman and President of the World Lebanese Cultural Union, was elected Vice Chairman. The two officials were elected on white ballots.In his acceptance speech, Deputy Minister Paye thanked William Gyude Moore, Minister of Public Works, for the opportunity given him to represent the ministry on the Board of BWI, the school which he said gave him more than he can possibly give back. Mr. Paye recounted his fond memories of his days on BWI as a student, a student leader, and a Cadet Corps Commander of the school’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Course (ROTC) program, all of which propelled him in a significant way to what he later became in life. He stated that whatever further education a graduate of BWI gets, the foundation was laid at the institute; a premier vocational institute as well as a bastion of academic excellence. Graduates of the school have not only gone on to become top notch technicians, but also gone on to become civil engineers, medical doctors, academicians, administrators, etc. Mr. Paye expressed gratitude to members of the Board who unanimously elected him, and called upon them to give their fullest support so as to realize President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s desire to make BWI a school of excellence. He pledged to work hard with the administration to build on the foundation others before him built to restore BWI to its prewar status and if possible exceed it. Mr. Paye thanked Kenneth Y. Best, who was teary eyed at this point, for his leadership and commitment to BWI over the years, and for quietly working behind the scenes to get him elected, hence passing the baton to him. He admitted that the shoes Mr. Best is leaving behind to fill as chair are huge, but said he is delighted that Mr. Best will be around to guide him. Mr. Paye meanwhile called on all members of the Board, the alumni association, the faculty and staff of the institute, and all well wishers, to work with the principal and the Board of Governors in making BWI second to none in Liberia.For his part, Mr. Eid thanked Mr. Best for passing on the leadership to a new generation, while he sits and guides. “It is better to do that, while you are strong, to correct and guide your successor,” Mr. Eid jokingly remarked. He pledged to do all within his power to work with the institute to achieve its goals. He made several generous offers to the Board and the institute, including a large conference table and chairs for board meetings, and the hosting of a Board Meeting at the Royal Grand Hotel once a year to encourage the ministers to attend. He said that hosting a Board Meeting on BWI may not be attractive to the ministers because it requires a whole day.In March 2016, President Sirleaf, as Chairman Ex-Officio, reconstituted the Board of Governors of the BWI. According to the BWI Charter, the institute shall be under the government of a Board of Governors, which shall have perpetual succession of members to be chosen and appointed by the President as Chair Ex-Officio. The members of the Board shall not exceed 17, of which nine are statutory and eight widely representing the entire public and private sectors and may be nominated by reason of their office.It is in execution of her responsibility that President Sirleaf reconstituted the BWI Board of Governors by appointing several prominent individuals including Ezzat Eid, owner of several businesses in Liberia; Charif Abdallah, businessman; Bill Morris, a Liberian Rubber Farmer;Alexander Cummings, a politician; Upjit Singh Sachdeva (Jeety), businessman; Kenneth Y. Best, newspaper proprietor, alumnus and outgoing Chairman, to the Board. Statutory members of the Board are the Ministries of Public Works, Youth and Sports, Finance and Development Planning, Agriculture, and Labor; BWI Alumni Association, Margibi County Administration (Superintendent), NASSCORP, Firestone-Liberia, and the Principal/CEO of BWI, who serves as Secretary to the Board; while the Ministry of Education, is an Ex-Officio member.At the conclusion of the meeting, which included reports from the administration, Mr. Best thanked all for the very fruitful and well attended meeting (13 of 17 members were in attendance, two excused absences for travel, and two absent). He lauded the principal, Attorney H. Fomba Tarnue, Esq., for significant progress made since his appointment in January this year. Mr. Best enumerated several achievements including dramatically increasing the number of boarding students, the hosting of exhibitions featuring works of students at Founders’ Day, and the reinstitution of the ROTC program, among others. He also expressed his and the Board’s appreciation to the Minister of Defense, Brownie J. Samukai Jr. for bringing back the ROTC program to BWI. Mr. Best pledged to work with Governor Paye to ensure the smooth operation of their alma mater, and lauded him for his love of BWI, which he exhibited by his many contributions now and in years past.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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EXCLUSIVE: Andy Carroll says West Ham are TOO GOOD to be relegated

first_imgAndy Carroll believes West Ham have too much quality in their squad to be dragged into a relegation battle this season.LISTEN TO LIVE AND EXCLUSIVE NATIONAL COVERAGE OF WEST HAM V HULL THIS SATURDAY, BST 15:00.The Hammers currently sit in 15th place – four points above the bottom three – and secured their first league win in seven games when they beat Burnley 1-0 last weekend.Back in 2003, the club famously dropped down to the Championship despite having a squad boasting the talents of Paolo Di Canio, Joe Cole, Jermain Defoe and Michael Carrick.But Carroll insists that relegation is not entering the thoughts of players and staff at the London Stadium.“I wouldn’t say we are [in a relegation battle],” Carroll told talkSPORT.“We’ve got too many good players and staff. Obviously, the manager has had some people giving him stick as well as we’ve had, but I think we’ve got such a good dressing room with the staff and the players that I don’t think there’s any chance of us being in a battle at the bottom.”Since joining from Liverpool in 2012, Carroll has suffered eight separate injuries, including a fractured foot and ligament damage in his knee.The former Newcastle striker has considered altering his playing style in the past to combat his troublesome injury record, but believes his love for a physical challenge brings out the best in him.“I’ve tried to slow it down a bit. When Sam [Allardyce] was manager, he was trying to slow me down as well. But to be honest, I don’t really know how to, and I don’t want to. I give it 110 per cent every time and I work hard running about and running into people – that’s what I enjoy doing.”Carroll believes that putting up with knocks is a fair price to pay if that means he can continue to make his presence felt, in what has increasingly become a non-contact sport.“I give it out as much as I get. A lot of people say you’re not allowed to be physical, but I kind of like it.“I think if you take that [physical battle] away, it’s just passing a ball around and not touching each other. It annoys me sometimes when the referees give free-kicks – and it’s not a free-kick at all – it annoys me.”last_img read more

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Kilcar through to Ulster semi-finals

first_imgKilcar put in a hugely impressive display to overcome favourites Scotstown from Monaghan in the Ulster Senior Club Championship quarter-final in St Tiernach’s Park in Clones on Sunday.Eight points from captain Patrick McBrearty and a superb first half goal from Eoin McHugh spurred Barry Doherty’s side to a comprehensive 1-16 to 1-16 win, despite the concession of a goal in the opening minutes.McBrearty inspired the Kilcar response to that setback, and they led by 1-10 to 1-3 at the break.They did not let up in the second half, outscoring their hosts by six points to three to secure their passage to the last four.Kilcar will now face holders Slaughtneil of Derry in the semi-finals, after they defeated Tyrone’s Omagh St Enda’s in Saturday night’s quarter-final in Celtic Park by 0-10 to 0-8.Meanwhile, Fermanagh three-in-a-row champions Derrygonnelly Harps secured a hugely impressive 2-8 to 1-8 quarter-final defeat of Armagh Harps on Saturday evening in Enniskillen’s Brewster Park.They will face Cavan Gaels in their semi-final, following the Cavan champions’ 1-19 to 0-10 defeat of Antrim’s Lámh Dhearg in Breffni Park on Sunday afternoon.In the intermediate championship, Donegal champions Milford also have a semi-final to look forward to on November 12.They beat Killeavy of Armagh by the narrowest of margins, 1-13 to 1-12, in their quarter-final at the Athletic Grounds.Their semi-final will be against Down side Rostrevor, who defeated St Brigid’s of Antrim by 1-13 to 0-10.There was no joy for Fermanagh’s Belcoo O’Rahilly’s after they lost out to Newbridge of Derry by 3-16 to 1-9 in Celtic Park on Saturday.Newbridge will face Tyrone side Moy in the semi-finals, following their 0-9 to 1-5 win over Carrickmacross from Monaghan.Donegal champions Naomh Colmcille are through to the junior semi-finals following their impressive 1-8 to 0-7 defeat of Cavan’s Ballymachugh in Ballybofey on Saturday.They will now face Tyrone’s Tattyreagh St Patrick’s in the semi-finals on November 12, following their 3-14 to 2-12 defeat of Currin from Monaghan.Doire Trasna from Derry beat Armagh’s Ballyhegan by 4-9 to 0-10, and Fermanagh’s Belnaleck Art McMurroughs defeated Dundrum of Down by 2-13 to 2-6 on the other side of the draw.last_img read more

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Chaps grab another win

first_imgBy Hub City Times staffMARSHFIELD – The Marshfield Chaparrals amateur baseball team won its game with Medford on July 7, with a final score of 5-3.Bobby Pilz got the win, going six innings and allowing three runs while walking four and striking out eight. Kade Lancour pitched the final three innings and got the save.Shawn O’Connell went 3-for-4 with two singles and a double. Luke Wirtz added two singles and two runs batted in.The win gave the Chaparrals a 5-3 record. The Chaps play at Rib Lake on July 12, and then at Everest on July 13. Marshfield will host Whittlesey on July 14 at 5 p.m.last_img read more

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Chandler Progress

first_imgTags:#Product Reviews#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting richard macmanus Related Posts center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Mitch Kapor demos Chandler at the D ConferenceChandler is an Open Source PIM (Personal Information Mgmt) app. I’ve been following its progress for at least 3 years now. Progress has been slow, but Mitch Kapor showed off calendaring and some Web 2.0 plug-ins (utilising Amazon and Flickr API’s) at D.last_img read more

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The Beast Art Show, An Event For The Artrepreneur – Saturday, November 1

first_imgKriss Mincey’s The Beast Art Show The Beast Art Show When: Saturday, November 1 | 6-10 p.m. Where: Impact Hub Philly | 1227 N. 4th Street Cost: $20 More Info: Click here. What do you get when an entrepreneur meets art? Philadelphia-based alternative R&B singer Kriss Mincey has the answer. She created and curated Unleash the Beast, a three-part series that is all about the artrepreneneur.  With sounds by Wired 96.5, a performance by Kriss Mincey, a live interview by Sincerely Syreeta, visual and digital art by artists like Peopledelphia, this event is a must-hit for Saturday night. This is the final night of her Unleash the Beast series, so make sure you grab your tickets!last_img read more

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Roundup 1/8: Dryness and Deluge Edition

first_imgChina bonanza: New Scientist warns of China’s domination of science, The New York Times finds China is luring scientists home, and the University of Toronto in Canada reports that the red giant is spurring innovation in regenerative medicine.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded $123 million in Recovery Act funds to 11 universities and one nonprofit research organization for research facilities.The Congressional Research Service delves into hydrological and regulatory issues related to the California drought.Conservatives are attacking certain economic stimulus package items related to science that they see as frivolous. Your 2009 review for ocean policy.(Photo of Folsom Lake in California. Credit:http://www.flickr.com/photos/planetlight/ / CC BY 2.0)last_img read more

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Sanjay Bangar weighs in on KL Rahul’s failings as a batsman

first_imgAdvertisementKL Rahul is a strong contender for the opening slots for India’s first Test against Australia next week but his knack of “finding new ways to get himself out” has not gone down well with assistant coach Sanjay Bangar. While the likes of Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Arjinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari scored fifties, Rahul was the only established batsman who failed to reach a double-digit score. Assistant coach Sanjay Bangar, however, said that Rahul was one knock away from rediscovering his form.  KL Rahul’s struggle at the top continued as he could score only three runs in eighteen deliveries in the practice game against Cricket Australia XI.“He (Rahul) has been looking in good shape, including today. It is just that he is finding new ways to get out. Even today, the ball was quite afar when he played it away from his body and lost his wicket. But what we are reading he is playing the ball well and he is one hit away (from form),” Bangar said after the day’s play.Bangar said Rahul was no longer an inexperienced player and he ought to shoulder more responsibility. “We know his ability and if he converts that to performances then it is important for the team. He is not a young player anymore and he is on his second tour here. He has played 30 Tests and he has a responsibility. We expect him to play with that responsibility and play his role for the team,” the coach said.Bangar also clarified that the think tank is yet to decide upon the batsmen for the opening slots as well as the sixth position. “I would say there are still some spots to be taken. We will keep a close eye on how the second innings goes and it gives some other batsmen a hit especially Murali Vijay and middle order batsmen, and see how they go.There are certain spots to be taken still. We are looking at the opening slot as well as the number six slot. Those are the positions we are still looking at, we have not decided yet,” he added.Vijay and Sharma are two batsmen who have been recalled in the Indian Test squad. While Sharma was dropped from the five-over format after the series to South Africa earlier this year, Sharma was sent back home midway during the Test series against England.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Bournemouth leave Swansea teetering after Ryan Fraser seals victory

first_imgShare on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Quick guide Promotion and relegation: how they stand Premier League League OneChampions: Wigan (pictured)Promoted: BlackburnPlay-offs: Shrewsbury v Scunthorpe or Rotherham (Sun 27 May)Relegated: Oldham, Northampton, MK Dons, Bury Read more Premier LeagueChampions: Manchester CityChampions League: Manchester United and Tottenham in the group stage, Liverpool will face a play-off unless they win this year’s final.Europa League: Chelsea, Arsenal and BurnleyRelegation: Swansea, Stoke and West Brom Mark Noble fires West Ham to win at Leicester and safety Show Thank you for your feedback. Share on Messenger Bournemouth Jake Livermore’s late winner keeps alive West Brom hopes of staying up The Observer ChampionshipChampions: WolvesPromoted: CardiffPlay-off final: Fulham v Middlesbrough or Aston Villa (Sat 26 May)Relegation: Sunderland, Burton, Barnsley Photograph: Stephen Pond/Getty Images Europe Jordan Ayew had the chance to equalise immediately, after excellent interplay with his older brother, but his shot went embarrassingly wide of the target.The second half also began with Ayew going close, although, this time, he at least forced Begovic into another save after creating space for himself. An increasingly fretful Carvalhal paced the touchline like a man possessed whenever Bournemouth came close to threatening at the other end, with Steve Cook wasting a great chance from Joshua King’s cross. Topics Swansea City Was this helpful? ScotlandPremiership: Celtic sealed their seventh straight title with Aberdeen in second and Rangers in third qualifying for the Europa League. Ross County are relegated, with Partick playing second-tier Livingston in a promotion-relegation play-off.Championship: St Mirren are promoted as champions, while Brechin are relegated. Dumbarton also went down after losing their play-off to Alloa.League One: Ayr United are champions with Alloa joining them in the second tier. Queen’s Park and Albion Rovers are relegated.League Two: Montrose are champions with Stenhousemuir going up via the play-offs. Cowdenbeath stayed up after winning their relegation play-off with Cove Rangers. Share via Email Read more Hide match reports The manager threw on Tammy Abraham in place of the ineffective Nathan Dyer and the Chelsea loanee at least gave Swansea a platform from which to build attacks, even if no real chances of note actually materialised. Nathan Aké could have put Carvalhal out of his misery 15 minutes from time, but he headed straight at Fabianski when well placed, while Wilson will be wondering how he didn’t convert late on after a point-blank save from the Polish goalkeeper.“I think we will score – I’m not really worried because we have players who can score, even if they have not been scoring for the past few games,” said Carvalhal.Swansea fans will be hoping some of their manager’s confidence rubs off on his players over the next 48 hours. Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Given that his side had failed to win on the road since the victory over Watford in his first match after replacing Paul Clement at the end of December, it was no surprise to see Carvalhal opt for a safety-first approach to his starting lineup against Bournemouth. Perhaps with the showdown with Southampton in mind, he opted to leave Sam Clucas and Kyle Naughton out to give them a chance to be ready for Tuesday.With their own Premier League status for another season virtually confirmed even before kick-off despite Eddie Howe’s protestations to the contrary, there was a carnival atmosphere for Bournemouth’s last home game of the campaign, on a beautiful day on the south coast. The home side’s intent was clear from the start and they almost took the lead inside the first 90 seconds when Federico Fernández did well to deny Callum Wilson a clear-cut chance. Mike van der Hoorn then should have put Swansea ahead in the 12th minute, after an excellent free-kick routine, but Asmir Begovic was there to deny him.Wilson was the next to waste an opportunity after a delightful ball across goal from Fraser, but, prompted by Lewis Cook’s industry in midfield, Bournemouth continued to dominate proceedings.Yet Swansea, and Alfie Mawson in particular, were the architects of their own downfall when they fell behind eight minutes before half-time.A moment’s hesitation from the defender allowed Wilson to nip in front of him and Mawson was lucky referee Kevin Friend did not point to the spot after bringing down his opponent just inside the box. He was the first to react to Bournemouth’s quickly taken free-kick, but could only divert Fraser’s shot past a helpless Lukasz Fabianski with his head. If Swansea are to survive this season of highs and lows, then they are going to have to do it the hard way.Ryan Fraser’s first-half strike was enough to inflict a third successive defeat on Carlos Carvalhal’s side, who have lost form just when it matters most. From a position of relative security a few weeks ago, they are now in serious danger of slipping through the trapdoor.At least their manager could console himself with the fact that, with Tuesday’s crucial home fixture against Southampton and another against already-relegated Stoke City to come, Swansea’s fate remains in their own hands.Yet on this evidence, after a seventh match in a row without a victory, they could be on borrowed time, even if Carvalhal appeared relaxed about the nerve-wracking week he has ahead.“I’m not worried because we depend on ourselves,” insisted the Portuguese.“When I arrived, if I had said at that moment that we would have two games at home left to stay in the Premier League, then nobody would have believed it. When you have something in your hands, let’s do it. At the Liberty we are strong and the fans can make a big impact. When we depend on ourselves we can do it all the time. We don’t need to hear about other teams on the radio or on television.”He added: “Tuesday will be a game that will decide a lot of things – we’ve known about that since I arrived. I believe we will stay in the Premier League.” Share on Pinterest League TwoChampions: Accrington Stanley Promoted: Luton Town, WycombePlay-offs: Lincoln v Exeter, Coventry v Notts CountyRelegated: Barnet, Chesterfield.National League: Macclesfield Town were promoted as champions, with Tranmere Rovers winning the play-off final. Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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