A devoted football fan has left a famous semi-professional club more than £300,000 in his will. Colin Rowell was an avid supporter of Bishop Auckland FC for more than 70 years. When he died, he left the bulk of his estate, worth more than £300,000, to his favourite team.
Now his ashes are to be scattered on the pitch and a stand may be named after him so he is remembered forever at his beloved club.
Stunned officials told how the massive bequest would help secure the future of the world's most successful amateur side, and said it was like 'Man Utd being given £3 billion'. "His generosity is unprecedented. It is a stunning amount of money and one that will make a huge difference," the club said. Mr Colin was 79 and we are not told if he has any family at all.