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Carling Cup round-up: Vale scale Loftus heights on night of shocks for the Championship

Championship clubs suffered a number of shocks last night in the first round of the Carling Cup with QPR, Derby, Coventry and Barnsley all being embarrassed by lower league opposition.

James: I can still play for England in the second tier

David James has insisted he still has an international future, despite dropping down to the second tier of English football in moving to Bristol City.

David James signs for Bristol City

David James opted for the chance to play first-team football over remaining in the Barclays Premier League in making the surprise move to Bristol City.

Hughes takes up Fulham challenge

Mark Hughes was in line for a return to Premier League management last night, as Fulham moved to secure his services with the season only 16 days off.

Celtic keen to sign David James

Neil Lennon hopes to convince David James to join Celtic after describing the England goalkeeper as an ideal replacement for Artur Boruc.

The Last Word: Myths exposed as Fabio looks like novice he is

Great club manager but letting players have a beer completes transformation from Capone to Keegan

Sunday promises to be the hottest day of the year – and the tensest

Rarely can the components for the perfect English summer weekend have been more exquisitely arranged in advance. The beers have been put on ice, the weather will be sizzling and the tantalising prospect of two days of sport await. What could possibly go wrong?

Beckenbauer's prediction: We'll win a shoot-out again

Franz Beckenbauer has stoked up the atmosphere around England's World Cup last-16 game against Germany tomorrow by claiming that his country will win the tie on penalties as they did 20 years ago when he was manager of West Germany at the 1990 World Cup.

What Italia '90 means to the England side of South Africa 2010

From Gazza's tears to Waddle's miss, many current players cite a match against Germany as their first inspiration.

James treating Germany as just another game

Goalkeeper David James insists England will be treating Sunday's World Cup last-16 clash against Germany just like any other game.

Banks of England: If Green goes after one error, surely Rooney must go too

World Cup-winning legend pulls no punches

David James to start against Algeria

Fabio Capello is set to drop Rob Green following his blunder against the United States and install David James in goal for tonight’s Group C match with Algeria here.

Green slips up again leaving Capello with big decision

Fabio Capello said last night that he has decided who his goalkeeper will be for tonight's match with Algeria in the spectacular Green Point Stadium here and he has provided several hints that Robert Green will be retained for the job.

Capello keeps players waiting

England manager considers starting James and moving Gerrard forward

Capello's gamble on King backfires

Defensive plans in tatters as Tottenham man faces early exit from tournament
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It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

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The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
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Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

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The new exhibition reveals how female creatives are changing the way women are portrayed in advertising
UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover - from advent calendars to doll's houses

UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover

It worked with cupcakes, doughnuts and macarons so no wonder someone decided to revamp the humble biscuit
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Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

It's no surprise that the building game born in Sweden in 2009 and now played by millions, has imitators keen to construct their own mega money-spinner
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The school in Cambridgeshire is ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology. Richard Garner discovers how teachers and pupils stay connected
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