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The daughters of a frail widow who was found strangled in bed before her home was set on fire in an attempt to hide evidence today appealed for the public's help in catching their mother's killer.

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King to stand trial for sexual assault

Jamaica striker Marlon King will go on trial in October over allegations that he sexually assaulted and punched a woman in a London nightclub last year.

Dawn Griffiths: After the false dawns, at last a happy ending

Dawn Griffiths made the front page of the first edition of this newspaper in 1990 when her newborn daughter was kidnapped and the media went into a frenzy. The scars of the young mother's ordeal have taken years to heal. Katy Guest meets Dawn Griffiths

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Wigan sign Mido on loan

Wigan have signed Egypt striker Mido from Middlesbrough on loan until the end of the season.


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Bougherra given extra incentive to beat Celtic

The Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra is determined to repeat his victorious Old Firm debut after his family demanded tickets for the next game against Celtic. The centre-back helped Rangers to a 4-2 win at Celtic Park, weeks after joining the club from Charlton in August.

344 schoolchildren a day 'suspended for violence'

An average of 344 children a day are suspended from English schools for violence against other pupils.

The Naked and the Nude, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough

Why are some subjects of paintings described as naked and some as nude? The old debate rages on in a revealing new exhibition

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Looking part indie-rocker, part Addams Family member, the comedy magician Pete Firman has an engaging stage presence that helps his latest show rattle through jolly tricks and nicely-timed asides.

Bradley Wiggins wins another cycling gold

British track cyclists' medal haul continues

Hoyte bid from Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough owner Steve Gibson has confirmed the club are awaiting a response from Arsenal after submitting an offer for defender Justin Hoyte.

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