News Robert Vick before he decided to brave the cold

The freezing temperatures in the United States have caused an escaped inmate to turn himself back in.

Scotland Yard is leading a national investigation into alleged sexual offences, prompted by claims of abuse made against disgraced TV presenter Jimmy Savile

Savile abuse caused by the authorities 'burying their heads in the sand', says police chief

A lack of leadership from responsible authorities led to child abusers Jimmy Savile, Cyril Smith and Stuart Hall getting away with their crimes for so long, a police chief said today.

Banners from a protest in April this year demanding that Remploy factories stay open. The government plans to close 15 factories

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Michelle Collins on This Morning

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William Gladstone in 1861

The 120-year-old dilemma that continues to haunt Westminster

It is a question that is over 120 years old but has yet to be solved. William Gladstone was the first to raise the conundrum of whether elected representatives should be able to vote on issues which would have no effect on the lives of their constituents. In 1886, the four-times Prime Minister, talking about issues raised by Irish home rule, said: “If Ireland is to have domestic legislation for Irish affairs they cannot come here for English or Scottish affairs”.

Beattie takes over at Accrington Stanley

James Beattie was appointed Accrington Stanley’s first-team manager with immediate effect yesterday.

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A two-year-old boy is fighting for his life today after he was found face down in a canal.

Former England international keeper Paul Robinson

Blackburn goalkeeper Paul Robinson has blood clot on lung

Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper Paul Robinson will be out of action for six months as a result of a blood clot in a lung.

Blackburn Rovers are braced for the humiliation of being ordered by the High Court to pay up money they owe Henning Berg

Blackburn Rovers face humiliation over sacking of Henning Berg

Troubled club set to be forced to pay sacked manager £2m next week in High Court case

Callum McManaman

Callum McManaman tackle was 'clear as a whistle' says Wigan chairman Dave Whelan

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A view of CSI vans at the Jamea Al Kauthar school in Lancaster, following the arrests of three men over claims of sexual assault and false imprisonment

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Searches are continuing within the grounds of an Islamic school for girls as police investigate claims of sexual assault and false imprisonment.

David Bentley

David Bentley wants to repay Blackburn fans during loan spell

Midfielder has joined former club from Spurs until the end of the season

Blackburn manager Michael Appleton

Match Report: Michael Appleton's glimpse of better at Blackburn slips away during Brighton draw

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Warning after Gangnam Style death

The death of a father-of-three who collapsed while reproducing the dance routine to the hit song "Gangnam Style" has prompted a warning to middle-aged men not to attempt similar feats.

League round-up: Ollie sees new side ice Berg

Ian Holloway's appointment as Crystal Palace manager meant that four Championship clubs were under new management yesterday.

A Blackburn Rovers fan holds up a poster in protest against the club's owners Venkys

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