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Rooney helps inflate Birmingham's belief

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It's not uncommon for Western composers like Tavener to bring Eastern influences into their work, but much rarer for an Indian classicist to operate in the Western tradition, as Ravi Shankar does here in his Symphony, which follows the classical four-movement structure but incorporates sitar (played by Shankar's daughter Anoushka) and raga scales into the orchestration.

Men held at Heathrow on terror charge

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Three men have been arrested on suspicion of possessing articles and documents with intent to use them for terrorist purposes overseas.

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Former England striker Trevor Francis discharged after heart attack scare

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Ricardo Vaz Te scored West Ham’s late equaliser

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West Ham United 3 Birmingham City 3

Marlon King gave Birmingham an early lead at Turf Moor last night

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CHRIS HUGHTON: ‘Their goal is the only chance they had in 95 minutes,’ said Blues manager

Birmingham draw small comfort as Hudson earns point

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Ray Barlow was a footballing artist, the sweet-passing midfield fulcrum of Vic Buckingham's delightfully free-flowing West Bromwich Albion side of the mid-1950s, and it was not only Baggies loyalists who scratched their heads in perplexity that the stylish wing-half was awarded only a single England cap. Certainly there was no shortage of shrewd observers within the game who reckoned the tall, rangy Wiltshireman preferable to Jimmy Dickinson, the splendidly consistent and defensively ultra-solid Portsmouth stalwart who kept Barlow out during his prime, Dickinson wearing his country's colours 48 times in the process.

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Patrice Muamba in action just before his collapse yesterday

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Juan Mata yesterday revealed that Fernando Torres had turned down a chance to end his long search for a Chelsea goal against Birmingham City on Tuesday because he wasn't "first on the list" to take penalties.

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