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Teachers have suspended what would have been the first strike action against one of Education Secretary Michael Gove’s flagship free schools.

Millwall striker Andy Keogh has a shot blocked by Damien Delaney

Ian Holloway denies he is concerned about Crystal Palace's form after stalemate at Millwall

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Lord Lloyd-Webber's scheme will provide instruments for children from schools in deprived areas

Lord Lloyd-Webber backs ‘give a child an instrument’ plan for schools

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Wilfried Zaha in action against Leeds

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John Salt, 131 Upper Street, London N1

It's easy, when reporting on restaurants rather than, say, politics, to get a false perspective on what makes a big story. Apart from the adventures of a few telly chefs, our 'news' seems fairly parochial stuff to the wider world. A restaurateur poaching a prized site from under a rival's nose won't generally push global events off the front page, though it might just make it if a chef were to cut off a rival's nose and poach it.

The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles ride the Tube to Kings Cross station on the Metropolitan line

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Ian Holloway has guided Crystal Palace to second in the Championship

Appleton out to upset Holloway's applecart

Michael Appleton, the Blackpool manager, wants to get the better of his predecessor at the club, Ian Holloway, in today's trip to Crystal Palace in the Championship.

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