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.

Man jailed for father death fraud

A man who did not report the death of his father for nearly five months and claimed his benefit payments has been jailed for three years.

Man in court over Stansted hoax bomb call

A 40-year-old man was remanded in custody yesterday after appearing in court charged with making a hoax bomb threat to Stansted airport.

De Gea in action at Stamford Bridge

Alex Ferguson hopeful heroics at Chelsea can inspire David de Gea

Sir Alex Ferguson is confident David de Gea's wonder-save at Chelsea last week can help inspire Manchester United's young goalkeeper.

Chocolate maker Zetar sees egg on its face at Easter

Easter egg sales could well be down on last year, one of the country'stop five manufacturers said yesterday.

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While Blackburn struggle this season both on and off the pitch, one of the few positives at Ewood Park has been the performances of central defender Chris Samba. The Congolese has been a rock at the back for Rovers and is easily Blackburn's most saleable asset. With the club reportedly in dire financial trouble they must be tempted to cash in, although it's rumoured they've put a price tag of £15m on his head. That's unrealistic, but so is the bid of £5m they received recently from QPR. Somewhere between the two could see the 27-year-old move, and with Redknapp a confirmed admirer, it could be to White Hart Lane.

Steve Kean holds meeting with Chris Samba

Blackburn boss Steve Kean has held talks with Christopher Samba and told the unsettled defender he will not be sold.

Blackburn manager Steve Kean enjoys his moment of triumph

Kean: Fans who want Rovers to lose to get me sacked are 'not true supporters'

Blackburn manager Steve Kean has raised the stakes in his battle to silence his vitriolic detractors by denouncing some of those Rovers fans gunning for his dismissal as "not true supporters".

Steve Kean was subjected to an acidic atmosphere

Kean in a corner as Rovers hit the bottom

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Givet returns to face Albion

The Blackburn Rovers defender Gaël Givet trained yesterday and is expected to be in contention to face West Bromwich Albion on Saturday despite suffering from heart palpitations in the 2-1 defeat at Sunderland on Sunday.

Steve Kean apologised for suggesting that his side had
'forfeited' their Carling Cup quarter-final with Cardiff City

Kean: Givet's heart was out of sync. We had to get him off

The Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean said last night that his French full-back Gaël Givet had to be substituted in the first half of the club's 2-1 defeat to Sunderland because he suffered heart palpitations.

An ecstatic Steve Kean congratulates Yakubu Ayegbeni after the Nigerian striker helps himself to his first goal of the afternoon

Yakubu's goal rush lifts Rovers off the bottom

Blackburn Rovers 4 Swansea City 2: Awesome foursome brings blessed relief for beleaguered manager Kean

Mancini is to revert to last season's style

Mancini: City's cavaliers need to be boring again

One clean sheet in nine matches gives Italian manager cause for concern

The QPR player will make his international comeback

Jamie Mackie returns to international duty

Jamie Mackie has been handed a start for Scotland in tonight's friendly against Cyprus in Larnaca.

EDL leader Stephen Lennon Asbo bid rejected

A bid to prevent the leader of the English Defence League (EDL) from organising or attending rallies outside his home borough has been rejected.

Tottenham's Rafael van der Vaart celebrates scoring the winning goal - his second of the match - against Blackburn

Van der Vaart drives another dagger into Blackburn's heart

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Woman jailed for luring girls

A woman who lured two 16-year-old girls on a night out to be raped by three men has been sent to a young offenders institute for seven years.

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