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Radamel Falcao played for the Under-21s this week - and failed to impress Louis van Gaal

Man killed himself in front of married lover

A man killed himself in front of his lover when she refused to leave her husband, an inquest heard today.

The Comedy Of Errors, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

On a bare white stage, in a minimalist production with the merest glimpses of Ephesian street-life, The Comedy of Errors could scarcely be delivered more freshly. It's cool rather than carnivalesque. The director, Roxana Silbert, whose experience, most recently at Paines Plough, lies mainly in new writing, has approached her first Shakespeare production with no obvious concerns as to how to "reinvent" the play. Her aim seems to be to pare it down to its most accessible. If you expect an associate director of the RSC to apply weighty interpretation, it's worth remembering that Silbert's brief at Stratford involves new drama rather than reimagining Shakespeare.

Sean O'Grady: Latest economic forecasts present a win win situation for Brown

Good news for Gordon Brown. Bad news for Gordon Brown. It’s all the same as far as the economy is concerned.

Man arrested after girl, 12, stabbed to death

A man was in custody today suspected of murdering a 12-year-old girl found stabbed to death at a house.

The ten best boxing fights on British soil

David Haye makes the first defence of his WBA world heavyweight title this weekend. The Brit takes on American veteran John Ruiz in Manchester.

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Two arrested over man's death in Manchester

Two men were arrested on suspicion of murder today after a man suffered fatal injuries to his head and chest.

Econoblog: Employment figures are good but there are darker signs behind them

Unemployment down. Good news. Well, yes, and the figures are much better than were hoped for.

Mahler in Manchester: Halle / Elder, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

With the Fifth Symphony came the midpoint in the Mahler in Manchester series, an invaluable enterprise between the BBC Philharmonic, the Hallé and Manchester Camerata.

Etherington receives positive injury news

Stoke are hopeful key midfielder Matthew Etherington could return to action within weeks.

As We Forgive Them: Richard Vergette interview

Made in Manchester's Ashley Byrne discusses our latest free drama download, As We Forgive Them, with the play's writer Richard Vergette.

The most memorable goal celebrations

Carlos Tevez turned up the heat at an already sizzling Eastlands last night with his goal celebrations aimed at his former employers.

Larry Ryan: Ross departure is an opportunity for the BBC

Earlier today Jonathan Ross tweeted, "Good morning. My day is turning out to be far more interesting then I had anticipated! See you later - have a good one," which seemed fairly innocuous, until an hour later when news broke that he was quitting the BBC after his contract expires in July.

Hunt for 'sticky liquid' attacker

Detectives are hunting a "disgusting" man who wipes "sticky liquid" on unsuspecting girls.

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