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

Osman helps Everton give Silkmen the slip

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AstraZeneca to axe 1,400 jobs as factories close

Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca is to cut 1,400 jobs and close three plants in Europe as part of a programme to improve efficiency, the firm announced today.

Ince makes case for Robinson

Blackburn manager Paul Ince has urged Fabio Capello to recall goalkeeper Paul Robinson to the England team for the friendly against Germany a week tomorrow.

Ince forged in the Ferguson fire

The Blackburn manager faces his old mentor at Ewood Park tonight. He talks to Ian Herbert about the lessons he learnt at Old Trafford

Lee Sinnott ousted at Port Vale

Port Vale have dismissed manager Lee Sinnott after the club's disappointing start to the season.

Tottenham set sights on Bentley and ask £30m for Berbatov

Tottenham were at the centre of two of the biggest potential transfer deals of the summer last night with talks under way for David Bentley to join from Blackburn Rovers for a deal worth up to £17m. At the same time, Manchester United, whose chief executive, David Gill, has returned from holiday to take care of transfer business, were informed that they need to bid closer to £30m to sign the Spurs striker Dimitar Berbatov.

Thieves steal Joy Division singer's headstone

Thieves have stolen Joy Division singer Ian Curtis' memorial headstone, police said today.

Ince hoping to shine in Italian job ahead of England role

Paul Ince has revealed his dream job would be to manage the Italian club Internazionale rather than become England coach.

Blackburn go for Ince in historic choice

John Williams, the Blackburn Rovers chief executive, last night said the club's model of going for young and unproven managers could work once again after appointing Paul Ince on a three-year-contract and making him the first black British Premier League manager.

MP couple broke expenses rules over flat

Two Tory MPs were rebuked today for claiming back tens of thousands of pounds in rent for a flat they effectively owned outright.

Ince flattered by Rovers link

Mk Dons boss Paul Ince admits it is "flattering" to be linked with the vacant Blackburn manager's position but remains adamant he has had no contact from the Barclays Premier League outfit.

'I love my wife dearly' – final words of lawyer killed by police

Besieged in his Chelsea home by armed police, Mark Saunders threw a final message out of the window. On a box were written the words, "I love my wife dearly. xxx".

Joy Division, (15)

After Anton Corbijn's fictional treatment in Control, here are the source notes: the story of Ian Curtis and Joy Division told through interviews with the surviving members of the band and assorted associates.

Separated at birth: Brontë moor and Inca mountain

'They're more similar than you might think,' says Howarth's twinning group. And it's just one of a series of unlikely civic tie-ups

Keeper 'blackmailed Premier League player'

A man has appeared in court accused of blackmailing a Premier League footballer, the Crown Prosecution Service said today.

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