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Good Samaritan is believed to have been involved in a collision after going to help a man who jumped

FA Cup preview: Cobblers to oust tired Bantams

Bradford performed heroics against Premier League opposition in the Capital One Cup in midweek but it could come at the expense of their FA Cup aspirations at Northampton on Saturday. Take some of the 7/4 on Aidy Boothroyd's men bringing them back down to earth with a bump.

Sean Dyche

Sean Dyche signs in at Turf Moor

Burnley have confirmed Sean Dyche as their new manager. The 41-year-old has signed a two-and-a-half year contract on his first appointment since being controversially sacked as Watford manager this summer, following the Pozzo family's takeover at Vicarage Road.

Suspended officer killed by train

A senior policeman accused of perverting the course of justice has been found dead on a railway line after being struck by a train yesterday in Aston Magna, Moreton-in-the-Marsh, Gloucestershire.

Jack Wilshere and Arsene Wenger pictured during training

Jack Wilshere in Arsenal squad for tomorrow's match against Norwich

Jack Wilshere's long awaited return to competitive action could be over as soon as tomorrow after his agent revealed that the midfielder would be in the Arsenal squad for the match against Norwich.

Jack Wilshere set up both goals in Arsenal Under-21s’ 2-0 victory

Jack Wilshere expected to make Arsenal return at end of month

Jack Wilshere is expected to make his competitive return to action against Reading in the Capital One Cup at the end of this month.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge greet England footballers as they soak in the hot-tub at St George's Park

My hot-tub half-second with the England team

When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited St George's Park this week, I had a flashback. It wasn't that the FA's new cutting-edge training facility in Staffordshire reminded me of my school sports hall – there were far too many bits of hi-tech kit for that, plus everyone who appeared in the photos looked thrilled to be there, unlike the glum faces of the grammar-school girls forced to play badminton at my alma mater.

'Expenses saint' who backed Cameron is star in the making

When Grant Shapps rises from his platform seat at Birmingham's conference centre on Sunday to open the Conservative Party festivities, it will be the latest highlight on a remarkable CV.

Arsenal's Andre Santos

Arsenal defender Andre Santos banned for speeding

Arsenal defender Andre Santos was banned from driving for 12 months today after admitting speeding at up to 145mph in rush-hour traffic.

Man fined for GM food trial attack

A man has been ordered to pay £3,850 in compensation to a research centre carrying out a GM wheat experiment after admitting causing criminal damage.

Arsenal's Andre Santos

Arsenal footballer Andre Santos held by police after car chase

An Arsenal footballer was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving just a couple of miles from the club's training ground, police said.

A Pagani Zonda supercar similar to the one William Baranos was driving.

Millionaire property developer killed as his 200mph Pagani Zonda supercar crashes into a fence

A millionaire property developer has died after the 200MPH Pagani Zonda supercar he was driving ploughed into a metal fence.

EuroMillions lottery winners Adrian and Gillian Bayford say £148m fortune has 'come at just the right time'

“It’s come at just the right time,” says Gillian Bayford of her EuroMillions lottery win, which does beg the question: when is the wrong time to have £148 million land in your bank account?

Teenager jailed for Herts fatal stabbing

A teenager has been jailed for 10 years for the manslaughter of a partially blind man who he killed in a "cowardly" attack, police said.

Tom Cruise will film in UK, says David Cameron

The latest Tom Cruise blockbuster, a science-fiction thriller which also stars Emily Blunt, is to be made in Britain, David Cameron said last night.

Olympics organisers backtrack on plans to make babies have own Games tickets

Mothers watching the Olympics say they are relieved they have been able to take their babies after organisers backtracked on plans to make them have their own tickets.

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Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
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