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Football: Battles ahead at Maine Road

MANCHESTER CITY are heading for a new power struggle, with the family of the late Stephen Boler, a former director, ready to sell their large stake in the club. The troubled Maine Road club may face more behind- the-scenes intrigue with the news that 28 per cent of the shares are about to come on to the market.

Football: Goater's muscle lifts City

Manchester City 2 Stoke City 1

Words: fuddy duddy, n.

THERE IS a distressing tendency among English writers of a certain age - Alan Hollinghurst, Joan Smith, Geoff Dyer - to frequent raves.

Mystery of Maine lobsters dying in thousands

A MYSTERY plague has struck the lobster population off the coast of Maine in the northeastern United States, baffling marine researchers and spreading fear among lobstermen that their multimillion-dollar industry may be on the brink of disaster.

Wild images fly high in photo contest

FLAMINGOS flying over sand dunes (above), Sperm whale carrying calf (left) and Bull moose (right) are among 105 highly commended entries for the BG Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition.

Books: Don't mention the king

Kim Newman sees a besieged bestseller look in the mirror once again; Bag of Bones by Stephen King Hodder & Stoughton, pounds 16.99, 516pp

BOOKS: Fiction: Familiar cocktail

CUBA LIBRE by Elmore Leonard Viking pounds 16.99

Fashion: Real designers at real prices

IT'S hot news at Debenhams. It's making Terry Green, the store's chief executive, a little hot under the collar. Stephanie Chen, the buying and merchandise director is thrilled. And the customer? Well he - and this time it is one for the boys - should be chomping at the bit. Ozwald Boateng, the larger than life Savile Row tailor to the stars, is joining the stable - the latest designer to add his signature to Debenhams' list of labels available only to those in the know. His collection, designed exclusively for Debenhams, is in the pipeline, alongside a men's range by John Richmond and a jewellery collection by Van Peterson.

Football: Royle begins overhaul at Maine Road

JOE ROYLE and Willie Donachie have committed themselves as Manchester City's managerial team into the next century.

Football: Lee leaves City with attack on club's managers

FRANCIS LEE'S turbulent reign at Manchester City's chairman ended yesterday for "personal, family and business reasons". The millionaire and former City striker, who was swept to power by popular support four years ago, was driven out by spectator miscontent as the club sit perilously in the First Division's relegation zone.

Football: Maine line to nowhere for Lee

Manchester City's latest casualty was supposed to be the club's saviour, writes Guy Hodgson

Football: Royle on right road after Rosler double

Swindon Town 1 Cowe 71 Manchester City 3 Rosler 22, 77, Bradbur y 83 Attendance: 12,280

Football: Royle ready for Maine Road challenge

JOE ROYLE took on one of football's most thankless jobs yesterday, as Manchester City's fifth manager in two years following the sacking of Frank Clark.

Football: More Maine Road pain

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Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links
Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing