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He has always accepted the pressure with good humour and no bitterness. He is still young and there is a World Cup in him yet

Hodgson: Contract runs out at the end of the season

England capable of reaching semi-finals, with or without Roy Hodgson claims Geoff Hurst

World Cup legend Sir Geoff Hurst has claimed England are capable of reaching the Euro 2012 semi-finals with or without Roy Hodgson as their new manager.

Harry Redknapp failed with a bold move to bring in Carlos Tevez

Harry Redknapp has 'no problem' with Roy Hodgson approach

Harry Redknapp insists he holds no grudges against Roy Hodgson, even though the West Brom boss is set to inherit the England role he craved.

Huddersfield manager Lee Clark was axed after a brief phone call

Surprise sacking leaves Clark 'perplexed'

Huddersfield manager axed after brief phone call despite superb record... but supporters not shocked

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Colin Tarrant: Actor best known as Inspector Monroe in 'The Bill'

The actor Colin Tarrant was a permanent fixture on television for 12 years as the by-the-book, disciplinarian Inspector Andrew Monroe in The Bill. He took the role of Sun Hill police station's third most senior officer at the height of the programme's success, joining itin 1990, six years after it had been launched on ITV.

Welbeck celebrates his winner at The Emirates

Five asides: What we learnt at the weekend

1 Danny Welbeck should start for England at Euro 2012

Martin O'Neill would dearly love to taste success in the FA Cup with Sunderland

O'Neill set for a tilt at his final frontier

Martin O'Neill, the Sunderland manager, will do all he can to address the one glaring absence on his CV as he heads into his latest FA Cup campaign.

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Brian Clough was just 32 when he took over at Derby in 1967

James Lawton: Same old faces due to a lack of a Clough or Revie

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Brian Clough was just 32 when he took over at Derby in 1967

James Lawton: Same old faces on radar due to lack of a Clough or Revie

Sunderland owner Ellis Short invested in a young Roy Keane who refused to take his calls when things got tricky

Something From The Weekend: Huddersfield Town; Issac Luke; Friends reunited

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Hodge: 'I have no idea if Maradona has still got my shirt'

Twenty-five years after World Cup heartache, Steve Hodge talks about that goal, that game and that jersey

My Under-21 team are not tired, says Pearce

Stuart Pearce has insisted he will never accept tiredness as an excuse from his England side ahead of their European Under-21 Championship opener against Spain.



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Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
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Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

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'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
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The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
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We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

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From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

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Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
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