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Football: Charlton feel even Stamp

Charlton Athletic 1

Football: Real Madrid chase McManaman

LIVERPOOL WILL continue to hold talks with Steve McManaman to try to avoid an auction for the Anfield and England midfielder. The 26- year-old was the centre of attention on Liverpool's Uefa Cup trip to Valencia and both Real Madrid and Barcelona had scouts in the Mestella Stadium watching the 2-2 draw.

Football: Gayle finds the perfect balance

Wimbledon 2 Middlesbrough 2

Football: Striking Gazza's lasting impact

Middlesbrough 4 Beck 27, 45, Ricard 49, Gascoigne 90 Sheffield Wednesday 0 Attendance: 34,163

Football: Gascoigne strikes to sink Leicester

Leicester City 0 Middlesbrough 1

Football: Ricard provides the spark

Middlesbrough 1 Derby County 1

Football: Gazza out of gas

Middlesbrough 1 Ricard 48 Derby County 1 Wanchope 31 Attendance: 34,121

Football: Joachim invigorates Villa

Aston Villa 3

Football: Gazza opens new book

Middlesbrough 0

Football: Middlesbrough in better shape for survival war

Without their prima donnas of the past, Bryan Robson's team have a fighting chance.

Football: Hignett braced for top flight

Middlesbrough 4 Oxford United 1

Football: Saunders cures Cup blues

Sheffield United 1 Middlesbrough 0

Football: The riddle of Robson's joker

A 70 per cent Gascoigne could still cause 100 per cent damage to Chelsea in today's Coca-Cola Cup final; Simon Turnbull sees the new arrival add an intriguing twist to the Riverside tale

Football: Dibble steps up to replace Schwarzer

MIDDLESBROUGH are travelling well this season, and today's visit to Nottingham Forest gives them a chance of a fourth away win in a row, which would extend their lead at the top over Forest to six points.

Football: Merson makes class count

Middlesbrough 3 Sunderland 1
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'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

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Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
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Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

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Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

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