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Martin Allen take charge at Barnet

Martin Allen has returned for a third spell in charge of Barnet after the npower League Two strugglers announced his appointment to replace Lawrie Sanchez with immediate effect.

Tories win latest by-elections after swing from Labour

Tories gained from Labour in the latest local by-elections just a day after a massive slump in a London contest.

London by-election boost for Labour

Labour's London elections campaign has received a much-needed council by-election boost in a key marginal assembly constituency.

Coppell given Crawley role

Crawley have appointed former Reading manager Steve Coppell as the club's new director of football. Coppell, who has also had stints as manager of clubs including Manchester City, Crystal Palace and most recently Bristol City, takes up his new post with immediate effect.

Youths cleared over M1 blaze

Six teenagers accused of setting a fire that closed the M1 and caused £4.5m damage last April, did not start the blaze, a jury has found. But they were convicted with three others of taking part in a spate of arson attacks across Barnet, north London.

Six teenagers cleared over M1 blaze

Six teenagers accused of setting a fire that closed the M1 motorway did not start the blaze, a jury has ruled.

Saracens hope to be able to redevelop their stadium

Saracens stadium plans given boost

Saracens are a step closer to getting the go-ahead for their plans to renovate Copthall Stadium after the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government gave the all clear for Barnet Council to issue planning permission.

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The lengths (and widths) they go to... Frank Skinner dives in

Comedian overcomes his fear of swimming to complete a length for Sport Relief

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Bomber Boys, Sun, BBC1

Pastiche is a pretty unforgiving form of comedy.

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger who is being compared to Victor Meldrew after he was caught by TV seething during the game against Swansea

Arsene Wenger sees problems in 'B' team proposal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger feels allowing Barclays Premier League clubs to have feeder teams playing in the lower leagues would not sit well with the English football culture.

Mark McGhee last managed Aberdeen

Mark McGhee named as new Bristol Rovers manager

Mark McGhee has been named the new manager of npower League Two strugglers Bristol Rovers, the club have confirmed.

Man guilty of killing lawyer at Tube station

A man who pushed a leading human rights lawyer in front of a Tube train was cleared of murder but found guilty of manslaughter at the Old Bailey yesterday.

Man jailed for killing girlfriend

A man who killed his girlfriend by putting a plastic bag over her head was jailed for 10 years today.

Barnet set to leave Underhill ground

Barnet have announced they are preparing to leave their Underhill ground at the end of the season.

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