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Gary Johnson: The manager took Yeovil into the league now aims to lift them higher

League One Play-off Final: Yeovil and Brentford chase £3.1m cash injection

The Championship play-off is billed as the richest match in football but wealth is relative. For Brentford and Yeovil Town, the League One play-off has the potential to be just as transformative.

Yeovil fans flood the pitch at Huish Park after victory over Sheffield United to put them in the League One play-off final

League One play-offs: Brentford and Yeovil Town book final date at Wembley with dramatic victories

Brentford will face Yeovil Town in the League One play-off final at Wembley after the Bees' won a pulsating 5-4 penalty shoot-out against Swindon Town on Monday.

Fall guy: Swindon’s Gary Roberts tumbles under pressure from Wright-Phillips

Swindon Town 1 Brentford 1 match report: Better late than never for Kevin O'Connor

Seven days too late as far as Brentford fans are concerned, but the London side's captain, Kevin O'Connor, last night converted an injury-time penalty in a key promotion encounter.

Spot of bother: Brentford substitute Marcello Trotta about to hit his late penalty against the bar

Brentford 0 Doncaster Rovers 1 match report: Sting in Rovers' tail stuns Bees

The Calvin Report: Doncaster crowned champions with 95th-minute winner — immediately after Brentford miss penalty

Sasha Masamba, dubbed the 'Hounslow slasher' and described as a 'every woman's nightmare', has been given an 18-year sentence

The Hounslow Slasher: 'every woman's nightmare' Sasha Masamba is jailed for 18 years

A man dubbed the "Hounslow slasher" and described as a "every woman's nightmare" has been given an 18-year sentence.

Ricky Hatton’s career in the ring came to an end last November

Bunce on Boxing: Ricky Hatton on brink of promotion win with Sergey Rabchenko in post-fight career

It is always a good week for British boxing when two real stars either get back in the ring or announce a return to the ring.

Conservative MP Mary Macleod

Conservative MP Mary Macleod to launch effort to end discrimination against women in the aristocracy

Conservative MP Mary Macleod is to launch a bid to end discrimination against women in the aristocracy.

Greg Dyke

Can Greg Dyke, the man who gave us Roland Rat, modernise the FA?

A football fan and canny operator, Greg Dyke could be a successful chairman, writes Glenn Moore

Greg Dyke

Former BBC boss Greg Dyke to become FA chairman

The 65-year-old replaces David Bernstein

John Terry with Rafael Benitez

John Terry and Rafael Benitez say they are best of friends

Reports claimed the Chelsea duo had fallen out

Terry and manager say they are best of friends

Rafa Benitez and John Terry have both dismissed as "rubbish" reports that they have fallen out over the interim manager's non-selection of the Chelsea captain.

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is congratulated for scoring in the 2-2 draw with Brentford

FA Cup: Chelsea v Brentford match preview

A look ahead to this weekend’s FA Cup replay at Stamford Bridge

Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah and his wife Tania have criticised the Government over school sport funding cuts and called on the coalition to protect the legacy of the Games.

Mo Farah slams Gove for 'standing in the way of progress' on school sports

Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah and his wife Tania have criticised the Government over school sport funding cuts and called on the coalition to protect the legacy of the Games.

Chelsea captain John Terry

John Terry demands team-mates raise their game to save Chelsea's season

Inconsistent performances threaten to derail Blues' season

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is congratulated for scoring in the 2-2 draw with Brentford

Chelsea comeback shows support for Rafael Benitez among squad says Gary Cahill

Chelsea came back to draw with Brentford on Sunday

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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003