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Football: Gascoigne giveaway

Bradford City 1 Mills 60 Middlesbrough 1 Ricard 13 Half-time: 0-1 Attendance: 17,708

Football: Bad-tempered derby sees more brawl than ball

Middlesbrough 1 Sunderland 1

Football: Kewell keeps his cool as Leeds stay on the boil

Leeds United 2 Middlesbrough 0

Football: Boro's cabinet is bare

Middlesbrough 3 Southampton 2

Football: Ziege's zeal sets example to Gazza

Middlesbrough 3 Pallister 17 Gascoigne pen 76, Deane 78 Southampton 2 Kachloul 15, Pahars 55 Half-time: 1-1 Attendance: 32,165

Football: Robson's men routed by Heskey

Middlesbrough 0 Leicester City 3

Football: Ricard braces Wimbledon for hard times

Wimbledon 2 Middlesbrough 3

Football: Middlesbrough 0 Bradford City 1 - Jewell glitters with pride

WHEN YOU'VE been out of the top flight for ages there's no better way of celebrating your return than with a last-minute winner on your first day back, as both Bradford City and Dean Saunders will confirm.

Football: Saunders jets in for flying start

Welcome to the Premiership: Watford and Sunderland given a rough ride as Bradford make history

Football: Gazza matches Ince for bite

Huddersfield Town 2

Football: Yorke takes United to top as Keane limps off

Middlesbrough 0 Manchester United 1 Yorke 45 Attendance: 34,665

Football: Six-shooting Gunners hit the top

FA Premiership: Kanu and Anelka irrepressible as goal spree threatens United's goal difference

Football: Gascoigne nips in for a swift half

Blackburn Rovers 0

Football: Atkinson fury at Forest `stupidity'

Nottingham Forest 1 Freedman 37 Middlesbrough 2 Ricard 30, Deane 87 Half-time: 1-1 Attendance: 21,468

Football: Boro's misery deepens

No pace, no points and no plusses for Gascoigne. Fortunately, there is no Keegan either; Sheffield Wednesday 3 Middlesbrough 1 Booth 11, 80 Mustoe 78 Sonner 77 Half-time: 1-0 Attendance: 24,534
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A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Peace without magnanimity - the summit in a railway siding that ended the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

Peace without magnanimity - the summit in a railway siding that ended the fighting
Scottish independence: How the Commonwealth Games could swing the vote

Scottish independence: How the Commonwealth Games could swing the vote

In the final part of our series, Chris Green arrives in Glasgow - a host city struggling to keep the politics out of its celebration of sport
Out in the cold: A writer spends a night on the streets and hears the stories of the homeless

A writer spends a night on the streets

Rough sleepers - the homeless, the destitute and the drunk - exist in every city. Will Nicoll meets those whose luck has run out
Striking new stations, high-speed links and (whisper it) better services - the UK's railways are entering a new golden age

UK's railways are entering a new golden age

New stations are opening across the country and our railways appear to be entering an era not seen in Britain since the early 1950s
Conchita Wurst becomes a 'bride' on the Paris catwalk - and proves there is life after Eurovision

Conchita becomes a 'bride' on Paris catwalk

Alexander Fury salutes the Eurovision Song Contest winner's latest triumph
Pétanque World Championship in Marseilles hit by

Pétanque 'world cup' hit by death threats

This year's most acrimonious sporting event took place in France, not Brazil. How did pétanque get so passionate?
Whelks are healthy, versatile and sustainable - so why did we stop eating them in the UK?

Why did we stop eating whelks?

Whelks were the Victorian equivalent of the donor kebab and our stocks are abundant. So why do we now export them all to the Far East?
10 best women's sunglasses

In the shade: 10 best women's sunglasses

From luxury bespoke eyewear to fun festival sunnies, we round up the shades to be seen in this summer
Germany vs Argentina World Cup 2014: Lionel Messi? Javier Mascherano is key for Argentina...

World Cup final: Messi? Mascherano is key for Argentina...

No 10 is always centre of attention but Barça team-mate is just as crucial to finalists’ hopes
Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: Swimmer knows she needs Glasgow joy on road to Rio

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: Swimmer needs Glasgow joy on road to Rio

18-year-old says this month’s Commonwealth Games are a key staging post in her career before time slips away
The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

A future Palestine state will have no borders and be an enclave within Israel, surrounded on all sides by Israeli-held territory, says Robert Fisk
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: The German people demand an end to the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

The German people demand an end to the fighting
New play by Oscar Wilde's grandson reveals what the Irish wit said at his trials

New play reveals what Oscar Wilde said at trials

For a century, what Wilde actually said at his trials was a mystery. But the recent discovery of shorthand notes changed that. Now his grandson Merlin Holland has turned them into a play
Can scientists save the world's sea life from

Can scientists save our sea life?

By the end of the century, the only living things left in our oceans could be plankton and jellyfish. Alex Renton meets the scientists who are trying to turn the tide
Richard III, Trafalgar Studios, review: Martin Freeman gives highly intelligent performance

Richard III review

Martin Freeman’s psychotic monarch is big on mockery but wanting in malice