Sport Ipswich and Preston will meet again in the FA Cup third round replay

A look ahead to the midweek FA Cup replay at Deepdale

Jimmy Bullard signs for Ipswich

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

Hull quiet on Jimmy Bullard discipline claims

Hull are today refusing to comment on reports midfielder Jimmy Bullard has been suspended for a breach of club discipline.

Woman, 86, trapped for 24 hours

An 86-year-old woman is recovering in hospital after hanging from a cellar ladder by her foot for 24 hours.

Sunderland sign £8.1m Connor Wickham

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce today landed a major transfer coup when he snapped up teenage Ipswich striker Connor Wickham.

Ipswich request Swansea transfer embargo

Ipswich have reported Swansea to the Premier League and asked for a transfer embargo to be placed on the top-flight newcomers for alleged non-payment of invoices.

DVD: Injustice (15)

Anthony Horowitz follows up his ITV1 drama Collision with Injustice, a five-part psychological thriller. James Purefoy stars as William Travers, a defence barrister who has moved his family from London to Ipswich for an initially undisclosed reason.

Michael Chopra seals Ipswich move

Ipswich have signed striker Michael Chopra from fellow npower Championship club Cardiff for an undisclosed fee.

Norwich rise a team effort, says Lambert

Paul Lambert, the Norwich manager, maintains it will be a real team effort should his side win promotion back to the Premier League, hailing his backroom staff as "my two best signings."

Roy Keane linked with vacant position at Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory have refused to comment on speculation linking Roy Keane with their vacant manager's position.

Murders: The musical - a question of taste

Is there no subject they can't make a song and dance about? Genevieve Roberts on the strange case of the Suffolk Strangler

Pearce's unlucky U21s fall to Icelandic raiders

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Fresh rhymes from the cities of the rap nation

Never mind the capital... The most celebrated new UK rappers come from outside London and are using the locations in their music. Rahul Verma takes the tour

Jimmy Bullard joins Ipswich on loan

Hull midfielder Jimmy Bullard has joined Ipswich on loan until the end of the season.

Wilshere hungry for silverware

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere believes that success in next month's League Cup final could be a stepping stone to bigger things.

Arsene Wenger eager to maintain Arsenal's focus

Arsene Wenger had challenged his young Arsenal side to retain their focus after securing a place in the Carling Cup final at Wembley next month - starting with the visit of npower League One Huddersfield on Sunday.

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