Arts and Entertainment Paul O'Grady in his show 'For the Love of Dogs'

The 58-year-old comedian has had two heart attacks previously

Brighton 2 Manchester City 2 <i>(aet; Brighton win 5-3 on pens)</i>: New era opens with same old City left down and out

On Tuesday Manchester City became the richest club in the world; last night they lost on penalties to Brighton of League One, an impoverished club who just want a ground to call their own. For all their new found riches, Brazilian superstars and 6-0 home wins, same-old-City have not yet gone away it seems. Dutch goalkeeper Michel Kuipers's save from Michael Ball followed by Matt Richards successful spot-kick earned Brighton a 5-3 win on penalties at Withdean Stadium to reach the third round of the Carling Cup.

Sunderland 0 Manchester City 3: City fans' returning hero revels in good Kompany

The delirious chanting from the Manchester City fans was all about Shaun Wright-Phillips.

FC Midtjylland 0 Manchester City 1 <i>(after extra-time, Man City win 4-2 on penalties)</i>: A lucky escape for Hughes' men

Manchester City had goalkeeper Joe Hart to thank as they fortuitously progressed to the Uefa Cup first round with a penalty shoot-out victory over FC Midtjylland.

Liverpool 1 Manchester City 0: City fans make point as Torres equals record and earns three

Perhaps every foreign owner should make known his baffling intention to sack the club's much-respected manager at the end of the season – it at least adds some life to these "dead" games. Rarely has such an irrelevant and inevitable away defeat been played out to such a backing sound of discontent from the visiting section.

Top billing for 'Hairspray' at Olivier Awards as cult classic crowns a remarkable year

The stars of London's West End turned out in force last night for the annual Laurence Olivier Awards. The musical Hairspray continued its domination of the gongs circuit, adding four Oliviers to its cache of eight Tonys.

Ball expects post-derby feelgood factor to keep City in hunt for Europe

Michael Ball hopes Manchester City can feed on the derby feelgood factor to secure a place in European competition.

The man who taught the world to sing: a tribute to Ian Adam

Who could bring together Andrew and Julian Lloyd Webber, Helena Bonham Carter, Jeremy Irons, Clive James, Elaine Paige and Bonnie Langford to appear on the same stage?

Manchester derby: Ronaldo has the stuff of legends

As a city prepares to remember the Busby Babes, the red half has a hero to put alongside the very best of them. By Steve Tongue

Sheffield United 2 Manchester City 1: Eriksson's bubble burst at Bramall Lane

No club appreciates the enthusiasm of its supporters more than Manchester City but after watching their hopes of an FA Cup run burst by struggling Sheffield United yesterday they will rather wish the 7,000 who travelled across the Pennines had chosen a different way to show their allegiance, given the bizarre circumstances of the home side's opening goal.

Richard Dunne: From dunce to diamond &ndash; changing Sven's mind

Richard Dunne caught the City manager's eye five years ago &ndash; for the wrong reasons. Ian Herbert hears a different assessment now

Aston Villa 1, Manchester City 1: Carew does his level best but Villa fall short again

City hold out for point after Bianchi strike offers hope of rare away win

Manchester City 4 Bolton Wanderers 2: Etuhu makes name for himself as City maintain perfect record

Late goals ensure Eriksson's men shade a thriller over battling Bolton

The no-claims discount comes to health cover

You could slash the cost of your private medical policy but could you afford to be ill?

Football: England tempted by six-pronged attacking promise


Rangers respond to McLeish ultimatum as Rae rocks old club

Rangers 4 Dundee 0
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Keys to success: Andrew and Julian Lloyd Webber
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films'You have to try everything and it’s all a process of elimination, but ultimately you find your path'
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Imelda Staunton as Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter films

New essay by JK Rowling went live on Pottermore site on Friday


Top Gear presenter is no stranger to foot-in-mouth controversy

Russia Today’s new UK channel began broadcasting yesterday. Discussions so far have included why Britons see Russia as ‘the bad guy’

New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain

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Bryan Adams' images of wounded soldiers

Taken over the course of four years, Adams' portraits are an astonishing document of the aftermath of war
The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

Commons debate highlights growing cross-party consensus on softening UK drugs legislation, unchanged for 43 years
The camera is turned on tabloid editors in Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter'

Gotcha! The camera is turned on tabloid editors

Hugh Grant says Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter' documentary will highlight issues raised by Leveson
Fall of the Berlin Wall: It was thanks to Mikhail Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell

Fall of the Berlin Wall

It was thanks to Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell
Halloween 2014: What makes Ouija boards, demon dolls, and evil clowns so frightening?

What makes ouija boards and demon dolls scary?

Ouija boards, demon dolls, evil children and clowns are all classic tropes of horror, and this year’s Halloween releases feature them all. What makes them so frightening, decade after decade?
A safari in modern Britain: Rose Rouse reveals how her four-year tour of Harlesden taught her as much about the UK as it did about NW10

Rose Rouse's safari in modern Britain

Rouse decided to walk and talk with as many different people as possible in her neighbourhood of Harlesden and her experiences have been published in a new book
Welcome to my world of no smell and odd tastes: How a bike accident left one woman living with unwanted food mash-ups

'My world of no smell and odd tastes'

A head injury from a bicycle accident had the surprising effect of robbing Nell Frizzell of two of her senses

Matt Parker is proud of his square roots

The "stand-up mathematician" is using comedy nights to preach maths to big audiences
Paul Scholes column: Beating Manchester City is vital part of life at Manchester United. This is first major test for Luke Shaw, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao – it’s not a game to lose

Paul Scholes column

Beating City is vital part of life at United. This is first major test for Shaw, Di Maria and Falcao – it’s not a game to lose
Frank Warren: Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing

Frank Warren column

Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing
Adrian Heath interview: Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room

Adrian Heath's American dream...

Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room
Simon Hart: Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are too good to fail and derby allows them to start again, says Simon Hart
Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities