News The brothers, known for their catchphrase “To me, to you”, will sit it on lunchtime news conferences at Northern Echo

The brothers, known for their catchphrase “To me, to you”, will sit it on lunchtime news conferences at Northern Echo

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Andre Villas-Boas is expected to invest heavily next month as he seeks to accelerate his overhaul of Chelsea's team. But how will spending £50m-plus on the likes of Falcao, Daniel Pranjic and Gary Cahill square with the club's need to meet Uefa's impending financial fair-play regulations?

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Two unlikely saviours stump up £50,000 to keep 128-year-old club afloat – for now. Martin Hardy saw the hectic day unfold

The Northern Echo Arena in Darlington, where the drama came off the pitch during amazing scenes yesterday

Gone one minute then, at the 13th hour, a lifeline for Darlington

129 years of history looked certain to end under £1.8m of debt but a pair of unlikely saviours came up with £50,000 to save their club for now. Martin Hardy was on hand to witness dramatic scenes

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Darlington saved for the short term

Darlington have been saved from liquidation at the eleventh hour after a rescue group pledged £50,000 to ensure their survival for the next three games.

Darlington have a 25,000 capacity stadium

Darlington administrators sack all players and coaching staff

The administrators of Darlington today made all the club's playing and coaching staff redundant with immediate effect.

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Richard Darlington: Don’t promise what you can’t deliver on immigration

Before the election, Conservatives and Liberal Democrats said immigration was out of control; afterwards, they said they would cut it dramatically. Neither was true.

Police lost track of rapist who went on to kill

Chapman left his home but police took nine months to circulate details nationwide that he had gone missing

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The north of England was braced for serious damage last night as heavy and intense rain caused localised flooding, blocked drains and prompted hundreds of calls to emergency services.

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Newcastle vow to ban pitch-invading trouble makers

Newcastle have threatened to ban fans who cause trouble following the pitch invasion during last week's friendly clash with Darlington.

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Joey Barton and Jose Enrique will not distract Newcastle insists Alan Pardew

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