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Album: Ravi Shankar, Symphony (LPO)

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

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

Three Birmingham men held by anti-terror police

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

Trevor Francis during his time in charge of Crystal Palace

Former England striker Trevor Francis discharged after heart attack scare

Trevor Francis has this afternoon been discharged from hospital after suffering a suspected heart attack on Friday.

Ricardo Vaz Te scored West Ham’s late equaliser

Ricardo Vaz Te goals revive faltering West Ham

West Ham United 3 Birmingham City 3

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

Birmingham ride their luck to push for the Championship play-offs

Burnley 1 Birmingham City 3

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

Birmingham draw small comfort as Hudson earns point

Birmingham City 1 Cardiff City 1

Ray Barlow: Footballer at the heart of West Bromwich Albion's free-flowing 1950s side

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.

Ray Barlow: Footballer at the heart of West Bromwich Albion's free-flowing 1950s side

His speciality was exquisite deliveries threaded through the tiniest of gaps in opposing rearguards
Patrice Muamba in action just before his collapse yesterday

Fabrice Muamba: Adopted son who thrived in the face of adversity

One freezing day in 1999, an 11-year-old boy arrived at Heathrow Airport from Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo) speaking no English but just grateful to know he was about to be reunited with his father after five years.

Mata: Torres turned down chance to take penalty

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.

James Lawton: In failure Arsenal offer rivals a vital lesson in belief and continuity

Arsenal had a kind of defeat and Chelsea a sort of victory this week but the real division between these clubs fighting for fourth place in the Premier League was again pronounced rather deeper than this.

Chelsea’s Juan Mata celebrates after scoring during the FA Cup fifth round win over Birmingham

Juan Mata urges Chelsea to use cup win to start revival

Goal hero Juan Mata admits the Chelsea players “have to prove themselves every single game” after launching the post Andre Villas-Boas era by reaching the FA Cup quarter-finals.

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