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Telford retains UK Championship

Shaun Murphy
Shaun Murphy will defend his UK Championship title in Telford

The UK Championship will return to Telford International Centre in Shropshire for the third year running.

The championship, snooker's second-biggest ranking tournament, will be broadcast by the BBC in December.

Defending champion Shaun Murphy, Ronnie O'Sullivan, Stephen Hendry and world champion John Higgins are among 32 of the world's best players due to appear.

Telford's Adrian Gunnell, the world number 42, said: "It's terrific news that the tournament is coming back."

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