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A thumping Reda Johnson header had given Wednesday the lead until Williams' second-half strike tied things up

Administrators close 142 Allied Carpets stores

More than 850 jobs have been axed at failed retail chain Allied Carpets after administrators were forced to close 142 stores, it was revealed today.

Hartlepool rewarded with Premier League tie in Carling Cup

Hartlepool will face Premier League Burnley in the second round of the Carling Cup after causing the only shock in Wednesday night's ties with a 1-0 win after extra-time at Coventry.

Bernard Ganley: Record-breaking rugby league player for Oldham and Great Britain

Bernard Ganley was one of the most prolific goal-kicking full-backs the game of rugby league has seen. Known as The Maestro because of his nerveless expertise and astonishing accuracy, Ganley set a series of records in the great Oldham team of the 1950s. The most memorable of them came in 1957-58, when his 219 goals made him the first player to kick a double century in a season and earned him an entry in the Guinness Book of Records. Little wonder that many of his contemporaries described him as the best goal-kicker they ever saw.

MPs' £1m payoff (and another £12.5m for pensions)

As the expenses scandal claims three more casualties, we reveal the golden goodbyes that the 12 MPs giving up their seats will receive from the taxpayer

Veteran Tory couple stand down after expenses row

Conservative MPs to spend 'more time with family'

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Conservative MPs Sir Nicholas and Ann Winterton are to stand down as MPs at the next general election, they announced today.

Some expenses reforms agreed for MPs after climbdown

MPs agreed piecemeal reforms of their expenses today - but only after forcing another Government climbdown over the need to overhaul their second homes allowances.

John Lichfield: When cleaning is imprisonment

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Letters: Reform of the banking system

Reform iniquitous banking system and help the poor

Moores lands Lancashire role

Former England coach Peter Moores has been confirmed as Lancashire's new head coach.

Arteta artistry proves bleak for Brown

Everton 2 Hull City 0

First person: 'My sister was lost in the care system'

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Lee Bowyer signs for Birmingam City

Birmingham City have completed the loan signing of West Ham midfielder Lee Bowyer until the end of the season.

Osman strike reminds Town of gap in class

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