Sport Djamel Abdoun of Nottingham Forest, centre, takes on Paul Gallagher, left, and David Buchanan of Preston North End

Nottingham Forest may have swept aside Sam Allardyce’s beleaguered West Ham to claim a Premier League scalp in the third round but Preston of League One proved an altogether tougher nut to crack in last night’s FA Cup fourth-round tie her.

Plymouth Argyle players decide against strike action

Plymouth players have decided against going on strike after receiving 40% of their August wages, manager Peter Reid has confirmed.

Plymouth Argyle players considering strike action

Several Plymouth players are considering going on strike having not received their wages yet again.

Championship round-up: Barnes continues Brighton's storming start as Cardiff crash

Brighton joined fellow newly promoted side Southampton at the top of the Championship table last night after a superb 3-1 win at Cardiff, their third league victory out of three.

Paul Newman: Green experiment begins to bloom at Brighton's new home

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Notts County make Harewood offer

Notts County have made an audacious attempt to sign former West Ham, Aston Villa and Blackpool striker Marlon Harewood.

Peterborough overhaul deficit to seal final date

Craig Mackail-Smith signed off from London Road in style last night as his 34th goal of the season booked Peterborough United a League One play-off final place against Huddersfield Town.

Micky Adams takes charge at Port Vale

Micky Adams has returned as manager of Port Vale, it was announced today.

Paul Hart leaves relegated Swindon

Swindon have confirmed interim manager Paul Hart and assistant Ian McParland are the latest figures to leave the club with immediate effect following Town's relegation to npower League Two.

Swindon chairman Andrew Fitton stands down following relegation

Andrew Fitton has resigned as chairman of Swindon following the club's relegation to npower League Two.

Administrator confident of a quick sale

Plymouth Argyle

Northampton appoint Gary Johnson as manager

Northampton have appointed former Bristol City and Peterborough boss Gary Johnson as their new manager on a two-and-a-half-year contract.

Swindon swift to appoint Paul Hart as manager

Swindon have appointed Paul Hart as their new manager until the end of the season just a day after Danny Wilson's resignation.

Sheffield Wednesday appoint Gary Megson

Sheffield Wednesday have appointed Gary Megson as first-team manager on a three-and-a-half year deal.

Irvine sacked as Wednesday slump

Sheffield Wednesday have sacked their manager Alan Irvine after just over a year in charge at Hillsborough.

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Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
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The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

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Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links