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MANCHESTER UNITED are trying to buy Everton's teenaged left-back, Michael Ball.

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Football: Everton find life after Ferguson

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Football: Win not enough for England

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CONTROVERSIAL PLANS to rebuild the school attended by Jack Straw's son and daughter could collapse after the Home Secretary resigned as its chair of governors. Some governors of Pimlico School in central London are urging Mr Straw to stay on until a contract for the project is signed.

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Ronnie Carroll, who finished fourth in the Eurovision Song Contest in both 1962 and 1963, has been promoting the 'Yes' campaign in Northern Ireland, as part of the Rainbow Dream party.

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That icon of classy composers Andrew Lloyd Webber is 50 years old. John Lyttle joins in the celebrations

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