The son of ex-footballer Trevor Francis, accused of burgling a house, tells a court he left fingerprints there during a work visit.
Nottingham Forest sign USA international Eric Lichaj on a two-year deal following the defender's release by Aston Villa.
Football fixtures for the Premier League, Football League and Scottish leagues for the 2013-14 season are announced.
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert makes Aalborg and Denmark striker Nicklas Helenius his fourth summer signing.
Aston Villa sign Denmark international defender Jores Okore and Netherlands Under-21 midfielder Leandro Bacuna.
Aston Villa's Austria international striker Andreas Weimann signs a new three-year deal with the Premier League club.
Aston Villa set up their first summer signing, winger Aleksandar Tonev, a former Bulgarian team-mate of Stiliyan Petrov.
Aston Villa centre-half Nathan Baker signs a new three-year contract with Paul Lambert's Premier League side.
Aston Villa release Richard Dunne, Eric Lichaj and Andy Marshall, while Jean Makoun and Simon Dawkins are also leaving.
Richard Dunne suggests he could leave Aston Villa this summer after his return from injury for the Republic of Ireland.
Ron Vlaar says Aston Villa must learn from their mistakes after securing their Premier League status for next term.
Aston Villa's veteran ex-Ireland international keeper Shay Given looks set to leave in search of first-team football.
Aston Villa's Christian Benteke hints at a transfer but the club will demand around £25m if they agree to his departure.
Former Aston Villa club captain Stiliyan Petrov is to take up a new role as an assistant to development coach Gordon Cowans.
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert plans a return to Germany to prepare for next season.
Wigan end their eight-year stay in the Premier League with a spirited draw against Aston Villa at the DW Stadium.
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has warned the club's fans not to expect any major signings in the summer.
Frank Lampard hits two goals to become Chelsea's all-time leading scorer as they win at relegation-threatened Aston Villa.
Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov retires from football as he continues his fight against acute leukaemia.