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Tributes paid to late former Manchester City manager John Bond

The former Manchester City and Norwich manager John Bond has died at the age of 79. Bond was the last man to lead City to the FA Cup final before they won the competition last season, losing 3-2 to Tottenham Hotspur in a famous replay in 1981.

Taylor was released by Manchester City at the end of last season

Reading sign former Arsenal goalkeeper Stuart Taylor

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Sand from the beach volleyball stadium outside Horseguards Parade will be used to build 36 new courts within the M25 over the coming months as part of an attempts to build a lasting legacy that will propel Britain towards the next Olympics in Rio.

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BBC Rogue Traders presenter Dan Penteado has been jailed for 12 weeks for council tax and housing benefit fraud worth more than £24,000.

BBC Rogue Traders star Dan Penteado jailed

A presenter of the BBC's Rogue Traders series, Dan Penteado, has been jailed for 12 weeks for council tax and housing benefit fraud worth more than £24,000. He is also to be axed from the show.

Andrew Lansley reopens talks with doctors

The Health Secretary has reopened talks with doctors following their industrial action over the Government's controversial pension reforms.

Why Warrington's good news is bad for Bradford

Transport links shown to be key difference between prospering and suffering areas

Britain braces for more rain and flooding chaos

Residents across the UK are bracing themselves for further flooding with heavy downpours predicted to heap more misery on rain-drenched areas of Britain.

Flood warning for Devon after torrential downpours

The South West was hit by torrential downpours overnight, as one river was given the highest grade flood warning and the heavy rain continues to wreak havoc.

Parents jailed over murder cover-up

A wealthy jeweller and his wife who disposed of evidence to help cover up after their jealous son murdered his girlfriend have been jailed for 27 months each.

Graduate employment gulf revealed

More than a fifth of students at some of England's universities failed to find work after graduating last summer, official figures show.

Andrew Lansley received a stony and at times hostile response at the Royal College of Nursing’s conference yesterday

Doctors call for more strikes over pension reforms

Doctors have escalated their dispute with the Government over pension reforms by calling for more industrial action.

Doctors reject assisted suicides

Doctors have rejected calls to take a neutral stance on assisted suicide.

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