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WST chairman Hearn working ‘relentlessly’ to keep tour going amid COVID-19

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By Andrew Atkinson The first round matches at the UK Snooker Championship that gets underway in November will switch from York to Milton Keynes, during...

Willie Thorne was set to focus on bowls in Spain

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Quote: 'I went bowling and played around a little bit - then I wanted teaching proper' - Willie Thorne By Andrew Atkinson World Exclusive Snooker...

Ex-champ Hendry excited to return on World Snooker tour

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By Andrew Atkinson Seven-time world snooker champion Stephen Hendry is to come out of retirement after receiving an invitational tour card to play on the...

‘Re-born’ White looking ahead to Champion Of Champions in November

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By Andrew Atkinson Jimmy White MBE is looking ahead to the Champion Of Champions event in November - having been 're-born' after a decade in...

John Virgo stuck in Spain and misses BetFred World Snooker Championship...

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UK 14 days government isolation snooker's Virgo By Andrew Atkinson John Virgo is stuck in Spain - instead of being behind the mic for the...

Whirlwind veteran Jimmy blows hot and cold

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Quote: 'On the COVID-19 crisis. It's been really strange for everyone, being in lockdown'. By Andrew Atkinson Veteran snooker star Jimmy White, 58, remained confident...

SNOOKER CHIEF HEARN DELIGHTED

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Quote: 'The players’ duty is to behave in a responsible manner, use common sense and follow all relevant guidelines. The eyes of the...

O’Sullivan talk of retirement at 60 and Trump out to entertain

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Snooker: World championship Ronnie O’Sullivan who threatened to pull out of the 2020 World Snooker Championship, due to spectators being allowed at The Crucible...

WILLIE THORNE PASSED AWAY AT 1.55am TODAY

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Quote: 'Willie passed away very peacefully and without pain, listening to his children saying they love him'. By Andrew Atkinson Villamartin based snooker star Willie...

Commemorating 10 years since his death – The Alex Higgins story

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Allan Baker manager at Preston Guild Hall speaks to Andrew Atkinson, for the first time in 34 years, following Alex Higgins headbutting incident...

No-nonsense snooker referee Len Ganley MBE

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Andrew Atkinson looks back on snooker referee Len Ganley MBE, amid the return to the green baize, after easing of COVID-19 restrictions within...

Willie’s an absolute charmer – former CSABSA Chairman Maurice Littlewood

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Chief sports Editor Andrew Atkinson looks back to the Civil Service Amateur Billiards & Snooker Association and its takeover by the WPBSA in...

Willie Thorne’s health problems continue

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Willie Thorne has a super infection (sepsis) throughout his body Quote: 'Willie is unable to move his arms and legs - can't feed...

WILLIE THORNE TOLD HE COULD DIE BY MEDICS

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By Andrew Atkinson Villamartin based snooker star Willie Thorne has been told by doctors that he has to remain in hospital - underlining the danger...

EBDON OVERWHELMED

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Peter Ebdon, former world snooker champion, racehorse breeder and owner has announced his retirement, due to spinal issues. ANDREW ATKINSON reports on Ebdon's career,...

First week of leukaemia treatment over for Villamartin snooker ace Willie...

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Villamartin snooker ace Willie Thorne suffers gout and water infection while undergoing leukaemia treatment in Torrevieja By Andrew Atkinson Chief sports editor Villamartin based snooker...

Villamartin based snooker star Willie Thorne diagnosed with Leukaemia

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By Andrew Atkinson Chief sports editor Villamartin based snooker star Willie Thorne has been diagnosed with leukaemia. Thorne, 66, posted the shock news on Twitter,...

Snooker star Thorne to stay in Villamartin after split with wife

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Villamartin based snooker star Willie Thorne has split from his wife, former Miss Great Britain Jill Saxby, after 24 years' marriage. Thorne, 65, who moved...

Rocket Ronnie still potting balls – not plants!

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By Andrew Atkinson Ronnie O'Sullivan is still potting balls on snooker's green baize over a decade after telling me he'd rather be potting plants than...