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BBC's move north to be audited

The National Audit Office (NAO) will carry out a value-for-money review of the BBC's move to Media City in Salford later this year.

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The night of light entertainment that never leaves a dry eye in the house

Spotlight on: Will Adderley, deputy executive chairman of Dunelm

Hasn't he won the Lottery?

Robin Scott-Elliot: Plenty of country and western, but no taking your partners by the hand

View From The Sofa: Manchester United v Liverpool, Sky / Country at the BBC, BBC 2

The revolving door captaincy of John Terry has bemused Terry Venables, hurt Ferdinand, angered Fabio Capello and given concern to Graham Taylor who was criticised for appointing Tony Adams

Terry tensions leave England heading for fall

Opinion is split over captain's demotion but there is unanimity in the feeling that Capello's chances in Poland and Ukraine this summer will be seriously harmed by the repercussions

Paul Gascoigne: Harry Redknapp quipped that the former Spurs star 'would be a good January signing'

Redknapp: my Spurs are better than the Gazza era

Harry Redknapp believes that his current Tottenham Hotspur team would beat even the 1989-90 vintage, the last Spurs side to finish third in the league.

Robin Scott-Elliot: Of boyhood heroes, herring and the bottom line in footballing excellence

View From The Sofa: Kenny Dalglish, BBC Alba

Will Hawkes: Pearce provides champagne moments but Lawrenson needs a few beers

The View From The Sofa: Euro 2012 Draw, BBC2

James Lawton: Lineker should look rather closer to home if he wishes to express some moral outrage

We are told that he was deeply anxious about the effect on his image of writing a column for the News of the World

All the figures show that Capello's tired excuse is nothing more than that

Statistics reveal that England are better than average in May and June. Glenn Moore crunches the numbers

Robin Scott-Elliot: And the winners are (although not literally)... Jamie and Ray

View From The Sofa: Whoever it was at Sky who leaked, and kept leaking, clips of Richard Keys and Andy Gray digging their TV graves, got their men

Gary Lineker backs Barcelona to beat Manchester United

Former England and Barcelona striker Gary Lineker believes Manchester United will need luck if they are to win Saturday's Champions League final against his former club.

Ryan Giggs unsurprised by Wayne Rooney form

Ryan Giggs is not in the least bit surprised at Wayne Rooney's return to form.

Gary Lineker to conduct Champions League draw

The three English clubs remaining in the Champions League will be holding their breath when Gary Lineker makes the draw for the quarter-finals and semi-finals tomorrow.

Letter from the editor: An eventful week for you, and i

It’s all changed round here in the wake of the rather unfortunate incidents that saw the football pundits Andy Gray and Richard Keys lose their jobs. Walk past the sports desk these days and no longer will you hear ribald jokes and manly laughter, merely the tap-tap-tapping of the keyboards punctuated by the odd comment from the sports editor about how much more exciting women’s tennis is these days.

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