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Mexico coach Sven-Goran Eriksson, already under fire due to his team's poor performances, is facing further criticism over the number of foreign-born players in his squad.

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Wigan manager Steve Bruce has spoken of his frustration over the amount of red tape involved in signing foreign players after one of his main transfer targets was denied a work permit.

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Andy Vivien Palacio, musician and cultural promoter: born Barranco, Belize 2 December 1960; married Doreen Castillo (one son, four daughters; marriage dissolved); died Belize City 19 January 2008.

Andy Palacio: The hero of a people's music

Andy Palacio used the music of his Garifuna forebears to publicise their plight. His death is a tragedy, says Robin Denselow

'Interfering' Bagshawe inflames Tory tensions

* When fashionable "chick-lit" novelist Louise Bagshawe recently won the right to represent Corby Conservatives at the next general election, it was seen as the first resounding triumph for David Cameron's controversial A-list of candidates.

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