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Nottingham is set to host its annual games festival this week but the organiser suggests "it's not really about games". So what is GameCity's purpose?

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Commons touch helps Clough settle an old score

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Cohen keeps Forest firing

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Martin O'Neill insists striker Emile Heskey is a key part of his plans at Aston Villa despite his lack of first-team starts this season.

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Red Riding, the dark quartet of novels about police corruption in 70s and 80s Yorkshire that were turned into an addictive television mini-series, is now set to be reborn for global audiences as a Hollywood film.

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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes Arsenal owe a huge debt of gratitude to old foe Arsene Wenger.

Bellamy and Neville let off hook as FA backs down

Both escape bans as Hughes claims City player acted in self-defence in Manchester derby

The Championship battle of the sons

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David Peace: Occupied City

In his latest novel, the author of 'The Damned United' explores serial killers in dysfunctional societies, but David Peace tells Claire Allfree he's keen to return to the sporting life for his next project

Clough's War, by Don Shaw

In the past couple of years we have had David Peace's 'The Damned Utd' and Duncan Hamilton's 'Provided You Don't Kiss Me', and in a way this book completes a Brian Clough trilogy.

Caine gives BBC one of the best

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Our new film forum is your chance to pass judgement on a recent release. Here's a selection of your views on the footballing tale starring Michael Sheen as Brian Clough
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