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A paedophile who snatched four girls from the street in the 1980s and 1990s, sexually abused them and then dumped them was jailed for 16 years today.
English football still cherishes the identity and continuity of its clubs, big or small
Two unlikely saviours stump up £50,000 to keep 128-year-old club afloat – for now. Martin Hardy saw the hectic day unfold
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
Swansea have agreed a deal with Tottenham which will see defender Steven Caulker join the Welsh club on a season-long loan.
This complex, stylish novel in four sections exposes class and sexuality issues over seven decades and owes much to the work of E M Forster
The landlords of care homes operator Southern Cross have thrown the stricken company a lifeline by saying they are prepared to make significant financial concessions to the company.
On a day of dramatic non-league achievement, Dover of the Conference South and the Conference Premier sides Darlington and Tamworth all beat League opposition in the First Round of the FA Cup, and there were good draws against senior opposition for Woking, Vauxhall Motors, Fleetwood Town, Dartford and York City.
From the man in the skin-tight yellow Morph suit to the existential humanitarian who did absolutely nothing, 2,400 people have now climbed the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square to take part in Antony Gormley's artwork.
While Ireland were taking on the world champions, their former manager was embarking on keeping lowly Darlington in the league. Phil Shaw reports
If events had unfolded as he hoped, Steve Staunton would have spent the afternoon putting the finishing touches to his plans for a famous victory by the Republic of Ireland over Italy before 80,000 of his compatriots at Croke Park, with a place in next year's World Cup finals firmly within reach.
Darlington have appointed former Republic of Ireland coach Steve Staunton as their new manager.
Steeped in the English choral tradition, Howard Goodall revisits the sound world of Stanford and Wesley, while nodding at Stevie Wonder, in a benign setting of the Mass, Missa Aedis Christi and the Marlborough Canticles. Here too is religious music for television and a tribute to Anne Frank. Often lovely, this benign sacred music is warmly sung by the choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, under Stephen Darlington. Organist David Good is joined by a nameless string quintet.
While top-flight teams remain relatively immune to the recession, up to 10 Football League clubs are in danger of following Darlington into administration. Nick Harris reports
Switzerland set to back radical plan to help addicts
Walk of the Month: Walk one of Yorkshire's most dynamic waterways, says Mark Rowe