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

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Rangers respond to McLeish ultimatum as Rae rocks old club

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