Sport Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp

Shock at Brentford as German maestro is linked with Championship side

Met police officer charged with rape

A trainee Metropolitan Police detective was charged today with raping a woman at police accommodation.

Statesmanlike but defiant, Brown refuses to budge

An exhausted Gordon Brown only managed two snatched hours of sleep yesterday as he attempted to salvage a share of power for Labour from the dramatic general election result.

Married MPs Ann and Alan Keen ordered to repay £1,500 expenses

Married Labour MPs Ann and Alan Keen were ordered today to repay £1,500 in expenses claimed for running a second home where they were actually living full-time.

FA Cup round-up: Accrington set to welcome Fulham after Miles winner

A goal from John Miles nine minutes from the end last night earned Accrington Stanley an FA Cup fourth-round home tie with Fulham on Saturday as the League Two side overcame Gillingham 1-0.

Clough hails Derby 'grit' after victory in shoot-out

Derby County 1 Millwall 1 <i>(aet: Derby win 5-3 on pens)</i>

On a Wing and a Prayer, by Stuart Roach

If football fans were allowed to choose their club's manager, Steve Coppell would come high on most people's lists. Highly talented, and a decent man – not qualities that always go together in the game – he became the youngest Football League manager at 28 when taking over at Crystal Palace in 1984, a year after injury ended a glittering playing career.

I Am The Gloryhunter, by Spencer Austin

The "football supporter's story of a season" genre has been well mined: man follows ups and downs of his team, man visits every League ground with a fridge on his head, and so on. But Spencer Austin has found a new angle.

Francis Noel-Baker: Labour politician who clashed with the party over Cyprus and helped create Amnesty International

To his astonishment and consternation – because he was due in October 1945 to return to King's College, Cambridge, to complete the second and third year of his degree – Francis Noel-Baker found himself, at the age of 25, elected as Member of Parliament for Brentford and Chiswick in the unforeseen, Attlee-led Labour landslide.

Sam sizzler brings maximum joy to rejuvenated Charlton

Charlton Athletic 2 Brentford 0

Squatters ordered to quit MPs' house

Squatters living in a house owned by husband and wife Labour MPs, who are facing a formal sleaze probe over their expenses, were ordered to leave by a court today.

'Mr and Mrs Expenses' face having house repossessed

Council claims house has been empty since last November

Round-up: Bury rise again as Morrell strikes

Six of League Two's top seven at start of play met each other yesterday and when the dust settled leaders Brentford kept their grip on pole position with a 1-1 draw with Gillingham, who slipped out of the top three, while Rochdale clung on to the third automatic promotion place. But Bury were the big winners of the day, beating Bournemouth 1-0, Andy Morrell on target, to go second.

Minister faces inquiry into second home cash claims

MPs join backlash over expenses as committee considers pay reform

Constituent sues MP in 'legal first'

A Government minister is set for a court battle with a war veteran constituent who claims she has failed in her duty to represent him properly in a fight for compensation.

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