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Next sees new gardening centres as path to greater growth

Fashion retailer Next is branching out into garden centres after a trial format came up smelling of roses.

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Aston Villa complete deal for Matt Lowton

Aston Villa have completed the signing of Sheffield United right-back Matt Lowton for an undisclosed fee, the midlands club have confirmed.

The statue of Herakles, which has only been loaned outside of the United Kingdom since its acquisition in 1805, will be sent to the De La Warr Pavillion in Bexhill, East Sussex this summer for a series of exhibitions about the Olympics.

British Museum to loan out valuable treasures to sites around the country in 'Spotlight Tours' plan

The British Museum is set to loan out valuable treasures, including a Roman bronze of Herakles, to sites around the country as part of what it has dubbed the “Spotlight Tours” to bring them to as many people as possible. This is expected to pave the way to more local partnerships with major galleries and museums.

England fans put up banners at the Golden Lion

Beer and good cheer as England fans get ready for France

England football songs rang out across Lenin Square yesterday, as hundreds of fans basked in sunshine and enjoyed cheap beer ahead of England's game against France tonight.

Political donations rise by £1.9m

Donations to political parties rose to just under £9 million in the first quarter of 2012 - up £1.9 million on the previous three months, Electoral Commission figures show.

Leveson Inquiry: Local media 'balanced' over reporting Suffolk murders

The local media were more balanced than national newspapers in reporting the "Suffolk Strangler" murders, the Leveson Inquiry heard today.

Portsmouth's Joel Ward (left) has been on Ipswich's radar

Jewell hopes to beat loan deadline for Pompey deal

Ipswich manager moves to sign unnamed player from financially troubled Championship rivals

NOTW 'followed murder probe police'

Ex-Special Forces soldiers were employed by the News of the World to carry out surveillance on suspects and spy on a police intelligence unit during the hunt for the “Suffolk strangler”, the Leveson Inquiry was told today.

Ipswich manager Paul Jewell

Paul Jewell defends himself against sexism claim

Paul Jewell has vehemently denied that his criticism of assistant referee Amy Fearn following Ipswich's defeat to Birmingham last night contained a sexist remark.

‘Hull is a hard, working-class city and I want to give it a team to be proud of,’ says Barmby

Nick Barmby becomes permanent manager at Hull

Hull have appointed Nick Barmby as their manager on a permanent basis.

Defender Jack Ainsley has signed a new deal to stay at Ipswich Town

Dulieu quits Coventry after outcry over management role

Former Coventry City chairman Ken Dulieu has resigned as head of football operations at the troubled Championship club. Dulieu, formerly of Southampton, only stood down as chairman at the start of the month in order to work more closely with manager Andy Thorn, insisting at the time that the first stages of a long-term turnaround plan had helped stop the financially-stricken club from "haemorrhaging cash".

Good taste: Martin Creed has been commissioned to design a new restaurant, to open in the 'Gallery' space at Sketch, Mayfair, in March

The Diary: Alecky Blythe; Martin Creed; James Corden; Darren Criss; Jo Nesbo

Theatre to stoke the fires of hope

Remains on Suffolk building site identified

Police have identified skeletal remains found on a building site as those of a man who has been missing for 25 years.

McCarthy leads from the front as Palace make it three in a row on the road

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Bullard chooses Ipswich return

Ipswich have fought off competition from Premier League clubs to sign out-of-contract midfielder Jimmy Bullard.

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