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Football: Royle may be waiting for Maine Road chance

Joe Royle has turned down an approach from Bradford City to become their new manager, leaving the way clear for him to go to Manchester City.

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From California to New York Island... but the song got it wrong, as Gareth Lloyd explains

Dam-busting fish can spawn freely

In a historic decision that has cheered environmentalists across the nation, the United States government has refused to renew the licence of a large river dam in Maine and ordered it to be destroyed to make way for spawning fish.

Books: On the trail of a lonesome gag

Does Bill Bryson need company? Do bears... live in the woods? Dea Birkett on a solitary trip; A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson Doubleday, pounds 16.99

Football: Kinkladze still a Maine man

Georgi Kinkladze has reaffirmed his commitment to Manchester City and denied claims that he is unhappy at Maine Road.

City consider exit from Maine Road

Manchester City could be set to leave Maine Road and move to a new 70,000 capacity stadium.

MCI push into local market set to continue

British Telecom's US partner, MCI, yesterday pledged to press ahead with its costly expansion into the $100bn (pounds 61bn) local American phone market, regardless of the outcome of the joint review into the group's strategy launched by the two companies.

My heart belongs to Tim

After Claire Sylvia had a heart-lung transplant, she felt like a different person - but this person liked junk food, beer and curvy blondes. Just as her organ donor had done. And then there was the strange dream...

Football: Reid responds to the last of the Roker roar

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Coppell's return to combat

Steve Coppell, who looked and sounded a broken man when he walked out of Manchester City nearly four months ago, re-entered the fray of football management yesterday with Crystal Palace for the second time.

Football: Juninho in City killing

FA Cup fifth round: Brazilian proves the Maine attraction as Wimbledon come from behind to sustain the dream

City miss chance to mortify Bassett

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City planning the Maine move

Manchester City will safeguard the future of their Maine Road headquarters even if they seal a deal to move into the new stadium to be built for the Commonwealth Games.
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Charlie Austin: Queens Park Rangers striker says ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

Charlie Austin: ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

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Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

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Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

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Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

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