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Authorities warn of carbon monoxide poisoning as two die after using gas generator in storm 

Lee close to finding his man

Francis Lee, the chairman of Manchester City, expects to have a new manager in place within the next 10 days. Despite the string of rebuffs for the Maine Road post, Lee maintains that he has an extensive list of experienced applicants at his disposal.

What's the story (behind City's lack of glory)?

While other clubs have good and bad seasons, Manchester City's fallow period has lasted 20 years. Glenn Moore reports

Basketball: New faces flood league

Fans will have to play the name game when the first round of Budweiser League fixtures tip off this weekend, trying to match programme notes to scores of unfamiliar faces out on court, writes Richard Taylor.

Saudi prince backs out of Maine Road

Manchester City have missed out on a pounds 75m investment by the Saudi Prince Walid Ibn Galal, whose advisers yesterday informed the club's chairman, Francis Lee, that they had lost interest in the First Division side, writes Alan Nixon.

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Metropolitan life

Football: Ball quits Maine Road

Alan Ball resigned as manager of Manchester City last night after an ongoing feud with the club's supporters and players.

Kinkladze the City sticker

Ian Whittell sees how much the Maine man means to his manager

Lydon's painful final fling

Wigan's coach and manager return as players today

Peter Swales: Obituary

The story of Peter Swales, who died three days before Manchester City lost their place in the Premiership, and of his former partner Noel White, is worthy of Thomas Hardy. The two men formed a small business (radio and hi fi) at exactly the right time - in the early Sixties - when technological advance and rising affluence met, for a huge market to be crested. Their prosperity gave the partners the time and money to indulge in a hobby, in their case a local football club, Altrincham.

Exile on Maine Road

Rock

Rosler revels in Maine Road survival game

Derick Allsop meets the man who has put aside any differences with his manager to concentrate on Manchester City's battle to avoid relegation from the Premiership

Obituary: Edmund Muskie

Senator Edmund Sixtus Muskie, Democrat of Maine, was a hard-working and well-liked Democratic politican who came close to being the first Polish-American president in history. Governor, Senator, cabinet officer, Muskie scaled all but the highest peaks of United States politics on more than one occasion.

A career written in blood

Profile: Stephen King: Vampire bats guard the thriller writer's gate. A ndy Beckett says don't be alarmed

meanwhile... elks and education

So the Government is to spend pounds 18m to counter the problem of disruptive children in our schools. Since that is precisely the same amount of money that Finland recently announced they would be spending on a system of motorway underpasses for elks, it provides a convenient excuse for satisfying those many readers who have written to say we do not have enough moose (or elk) stories in the paper. Here are some you may have missed:

Life's Work: Take a letter mr brown

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Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

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