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A view of Rangers fans

Rangers striker Francisco Sandaz suspended after being duped into revealing salary details in hoax telephone call

The striker also said he was open to a move away from Rangers

Review: Sky Hub SR101 broadband router

On the Buttons: Sky's latest broadband helper is stylish and easy to set up - and it's free to new Sky subscribers

Chelsea say any potential move to a new stadium will be dependent upon them buying the freehold for Stamford Bridge

Chelsea freeze ticket prices at Stamford Bridge yet again

Prices stay the same for sixth time in eight seasons

Owner Jay Penske with model Devon Aoki

Credits roll for Variety, Hollywood's daily bible

A sad landmark for newspaper that brought the world 'Wall St lays an egg'

<b>January 3 - Paul Buckle (Bristol Rovers) </b><br/>
Following a 2-0 defeat at Barnet, which consigned Bristol Rovers to their fourth consecutive defeat, Buckle was sacked. Rovers had not won in eight matches and with the west country club sitting five points above the Football League's bottom two, the Pirates hierarchy acted. Chairman Nick Higgs said:

Paul Buckle leaves Luton Town for 'personal reasons'

Paul Buckle has left Blue Square Bet Premier play-off hopefuls Luton with immediate effect for personal reasons. Confirmation of his departure came just before last night's match against Macclesfield at Moss Rose – and after they were knocked out of the FA Cup by Millwall on Saturday.

Mickelson

Phil Mickelson falls agonisingly short of 59 at the Phoenix Open

American would have become only the sixth player to dip under 60 on the PGA Tour

Why Vine, Twitter's new video-sharing service, is the best six seconds of your life

Twitter’s new video-sharing service isn’t a fad; it’s a revolutionary new medium

Cycling: Shane Sutton 'steps back' at Team Sky

Team Sky head coach Shane Sutton has left his job and moved into an advisory role with the British outfit.

Sven-Goran Eriksson

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson returns to football with 1860 Munich

64-year-old to assist at German second division side

Aaron Swartz, founder of Reddit

Aaron Swartz - a tragic death, a remarkable man

The death of an internet visionary and one of the most influential digital figures of his generation

Swartz, 26, ‘committed suicide’

Internet wunderkind, Aaron Swartz, found dead

Internet activist Aaron Swartz, who played a key role in stopping an online piracy bill in the United States, has committed suicide, New York's chief medical examiner ruled last night.

Veteran political blogger Andrew Sullivan leaves Daily Beast to relaunch blog as subscription-based and ad free

Andrew Sullivan, the veteran political blogger is leaving the Daily Beast in order relaunch his blog as an independent subscription-based site.

Director Abrams grants 'Star Trek' fan his dying wish

A terminally ill Star Trek fan has been granted his dying wish by the film's director, JJ Abrams, inset – a private screening of the forthcoming sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness.

Reading sign Sporting Lisbon defender Daniel Carrico

The 24-year-old Sporting captain will be out of contract in June

Festive cheer for Waitrose

Heston Blumethal specials like his figgy pudding and chocolate cake helped Waitrose to its best Christmas period ever, the John Lewis-owned supermarket chain revealed today.

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Peter Ackroyd on Alfred Hitchcock

Ackroyd has devoted his literary career to chronicling the capital and its characters. He tells John Walsh why he chose the master of suspense as his latest subject
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Ryan Reynolds branches out in Woman in Gold

For every box-office smash in Ryan Reynolds' Hollywood career, there's always been a misconceived let-down. It's time for a rethink and a reboot, the actor tells James Mottram
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Stars safeguard against morbid advertising

As film-makers and advertisers make increasing posthumous use of celebrities' images, some stars are finding new ways of ensuring that they rest in peace
The UK horticulture industry is facing a skills crisis - but Great Dixter aims to change all that

UK horticulture industry facing skills crisis

Great Dixter manor house in East Sussex is encouraging people to work in the industry by offering three scholarships a year to students, as well as generous placements
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Hack Circus: Technology, art and learning

Hack Circus aims to turn the rule-abiding approach of TED talks on its head. Rhodri Marsden meets mistress of ceremonies Leila Johnston
Sevenoaks is split over much-delayed decision on controversial grammar school annexe

Sevenoaks split over grammar school annexe

If Weald of Kent Grammar School is given the go-ahead for an annexe in leafy Sevenoaks, it will be the first selective state school to open in 50 years
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Ross Barkley played well against Italy but he must build on that. His time to step up and seize that England No 10 shirt is now
Tracey Neville: The netball coach who is just as busy as her brothers, Gary and Phil

Tracey Neville is just as busy as her brothers, Gary and Phil

The former player on how she is finding time to coach both Manchester Thunder in the Superleague and England in this year's World Cup
General Election 2015: The masterminds behind the scenes

The masterminds behind the election

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Machine Gun America: The amusement park where teenagers go to shoot a huge range of automatic weapons

Machine Gun America

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The ethics of pet food

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How Tansy Davies turned 9/11 into her opera 'Between Worlds'

How a composer turned 9/11 into her opera 'Between Worlds'

Tansy Davies makes her operatic debut with a work about the attack on the Twin Towers. Despite the topic, she says it is a life-affirming piece