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Manchester City are to contest the improper conduct charge laid against striker Emmanuel Adebayor by the Football Association.

Hart not laughing all the way to the bank

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Manchester City confirm Lescott chase is still on

Manchester City manager Mark Hughes has not given up the chase for Joleon Lescott.

Mark Hughes: Police overtime culture raises serious issues

Such is the extent of the overtime culture that permeates police forces, one officer is said to have claimed overtime while in the cells, after being arrested during his shift.

Blackburn vow to 'kick-lumps' out of Manchester City

Blackburn midfielder David Dunn insists his team will adopt a hard-but-fair attitude against Manchester City tomorrow, vowing to "kick lumps" out of the big-spending Blues.

Tevez injured following slip in shower

Manchester City's £25m signing Carlos Tevez could miss the start of the season after slipping in the shower.

Elano leaves Manchester City for Galatasary

Manchester City have confirmed that Elano has joined Turkish side Galatasary.

Onuoha agrees new Manchester City deal

Defender Nedum Onuoha has moved to end speculation over his future at Manchester City by agreeing a new five-year contract at Eastlands.

Manchester City holding talks with Adebayor

Manchester City are still holding talks to buy Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor from Arsenal to boost their bid to break into the top four of the English Premier League.

Mark Hughes told not to waste his time on John Terry

Manchester City manager Mark Hughes has been told he is wasting his time trying to prise John Terry from Chelsea.

The 10 best soap exits

Soap opera stars come and go, and so do the plotlines used to bump them off.

Mark Hughes: Luxurious retirement of a fugitive from the court of public opinion

He earned his nickname, The Shred, for his ruthlessness in cost cutting. But when it came to securing a sunkissed bolthole in which to wait out the public resentment at his sizeable pension, Sir Fred Goodwin spared no expense.

Mark Hughes: Murder that put knife crime in the headlines

Ben Kinsella was the 17th teenager to die on London's streets last year, but his murder provoked a wave of anger like no other. Outraged by the senselessness of the killing, and overwhelmed by the feeling that knife crime in the capital was spiralling out of control, hundreds of people took to the streets to demonstrate.

Mark Hughes: No surprises but I'm still a committed appaholic

Last month, after endless glowing endorsements of the iPhone, I finally relented and pledged to pay £34 a month in exchange for Apple's increasingly ubiquitous gadget. It is a decision I doubt I will ever regret.

Mark Hughes: Jail again for the addict who 'enjoyed gratuitous violence'

In the witness box at the Old Bailey, Dano Sonnex told the jury of a memory from his childhood. It was of a police raid on his house in which officers had, he said, beaten his father almost to death as they searched his family home in vain for guns and drugs.

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