Strife at the Staggers – what now after Kampfner walks out?

As one magazine editor departs, another is forced to jump when 'The Business' closes. Joy Lo Dico reports on the weekly woes

Coventry sack Dowie as Robson awaits fate

In the old days, extended FA Cup runs used to be the saving grace for managers under pressure. No longer, as Iain Dowie and Bryan Robson can testify.

Jon Gaunt: 'I'm the voice of ordinary folk'

As a top presenter on TalkSport radio and star columnist on The Sun, Jon Gaunt has the reputation as the most rabid right-wing ranter in British media. He tells Ian Burrell about being the scourge of the liberal press and his college friendship with Simon Le Bon

Round-Up: Saints toil to claim victory over Bury and march into next round

League Two side Bury held managerless Southampton for 71 minutes at St Mary's on Saturday before Andrew Surman and Grzegorz Rasiak struck to put the Saints in the hat for the next round.

FA Cup round-up: Lambert dives in to keep Rovers on a roll

On a day of few surprises in the FA Cup, the dreams of two League One sides nonetheless continued as Bristol Rovers and Huddersfield Town advanced to the last 16. Having disposed of Fulham after a third-round penalty shoot-out, Rovers found League Two side Barnet a tough nut.

Chris Kirkland: 'My passion to be a firefighter has always been with me'

Most Premier League footballers can afford not to worry about what they will be doing when they hang up their boots, but for Wigan's Chris Kirkland that is not the point. He tells Ian Herbert why he is determined to join the fire service

Today in the Championship

* BRISTOL CITY Manager Gary Johnson said he was disappointed to see supporters leaving early during City's 2-1 defeat to Middlesbrough on Saturday. "We really appreciate the fans coming here but we need their support for 90 or 93 minutes," he said. "It is soul-destroying sometimes when you want to give it a big push and you see half the crowd leaving."

Market Report: Shares rocked by worries over US economy

Worries about a sharper than anticipated slowdown in the US economy hit stocks on both side of the Atlantic yesterday. The FTSE 100 dropped 1.3 per cent, or 74 points, to 5,822, as investors were unnerved by yet more evidence that the world's largest economy may be foundering.

No Pain, No Gain: Why restaurants are such an appetising prospect

Eating out is becoming a national obsession, with spending in restaurants continuing to grow at a remarkable rate, according to the Office for National Statistics. So it is perhaps not altogether surprising that the restaurant star of the No Pain, No Gain portfolio has served up another scintillating set of figures.

Tom Phillips: It's a freak show but he's no freak: why we love Big Brother's Pete

'We think you're great, but just a bit Tourettey for our show'

Charlton hot seat stays empty after Davies drops out

The protracted search for Charlton's new manager will continue over the weekend after Preston North End's Billy Davies became the latest man to drop out of the race to succeed Alan Curbishley at The Valley.

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Watford 3 Queen's Park Rangers 1

Spring gives exuberant lift to Watford's push for top

Crystal Palace 2 Burnley 0

Morrison makes Palace honours list

Hornets 'at their worst' outfoxed

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Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

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Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

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Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

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Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
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Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
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Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

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When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible