Arts and Entertainment Channel 4's series claims to shed light on life on benefits for residents of the street, including Smoggy pictured here

No one's done much to help the residents of James Turner Street in Birmingham, now forever rechristened Benefits Street, thanks to Channel 4's controversial new documentary series. Despite – or maybe because of – the Twitter death threats, accusations of betrayal and media uproar, which followed its first broadcast, Channel 4 has defied calls for the series to be pulled. Did it hope this second episode would change some minds?

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The Scouting Report: Algeria

An inside look at England's rivals in tonight's World Cup match

Pumped-up Algerians are ready to do battle

The Algeria team have prepared for tonight's match with England by watching The Battle of Algiers, Gillo Pontecorvo's war film based on the national uprising against French colonial rule in Algeria; proof, if it were needed, that Rabah Saadane loves drawing on raw emotion, when the football is lacking.

Capello keeps players waiting

England manager considers starting James and moving Gerrard forward

England fit and ready for Algeria

England reported a clean bill of health for their final training session ahead of tomorrow's World Cup clash with Algeria in Cape Town.

Gary Newbon: England will beat Algeria, but will Capello make changes?

Algeria are expected to drop their goalkeeper but will Fabio Capello drop Robert Green?

Algeria pile pressure on England

Algeria have issued a collective call to arms ahead of tomorrow's World Cup clash with England, insisting the result is not as certain as Wayne Rooney seems to think.

Capello considers unleashing Defoe's pace against Algeria

Jermain Defoe is pushing Emile Heskey hard for a place in England's starting line-up for the Group C match against Algeria tomorrow, with Fabio Capello apparently attracted by the idea of a player with a pace more likely to punish the African nation's immobile defence.

Yebda hails England strength

Algeria midfielder Hassan Yebda does not see many weaknesses in England's side ahead of their Group C clash in Cape Town on Friday.

On this day in World Cup history: Algeria shock the world (16 June 1982)

Algeria may not have the finest World Cup record but, unfortunately for England, they do have a history of causing upsets.

BBC consider 'vuvuzela free' World Cup audio

The BBC is considering whether to broadcast a "vuvuzela free" version of its World Cup coverage following complaints about the noise from the plastic horn.

Rooney partnership will improve says Heskey

Emile Heskey insists his partnership with Wayne Rooney will be more effective against Algeria on Friday.

Slovenia in confident mood

Slovenia are growing in confidence at the World Cup having beaten Algeria and seen England and the United States take points off each other in the opening round of Group C matches.

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