Sport Aitor Karanka was made Boro head coach in November

Boro manager looking for promotion to the Premier League in North East

Harry Redknapp will stay at QPR and try to rebuild his squad

Championship fixture list unveiled: QPR begin at home against Sheffield Wednesday

The Hoops are looking to bounce back to the Premier League at the first attempt

Swansea celebrate with the club's first ever major trophy

Capital One Cup: The full draw for the first round

Exeter City to face QPR

England’s Nathan Redmond despairs as Norway celebrate their third goal

England Under-21's 'did not have enough desire' says Norwegian FA chief

Peter Taylor hopes to avoid humiliation Stuart Pearce suffered with Under-21's as he prepares his side for the Under-20 World Cup

Hartlepool appoint Colin Cooper as new manager

Pools were relegated to npower League Two last season

David Moyes

How David Moyes and 'the god squad' infuriated a former team-mate with their Christian faith

The new Manchester United manager has deep-seated Christian beliefs

A view of Hartlepool's Victoria Park

Hartlepool sack manager John Hughes following relegation to League Two

Hughes was only installed as manager six month ago

Peterborough United 1 Sheffield Wednesday 0 match report: Strong finish leaves Posh with chance of survival

Darren Ferguson had his own distinct – but still familiar – take on it: "twitchy bum time".

Hull City 1 Middlesbrough 0 match report: Hull find some mettle thanks to Jason Steele

This weekend just happens to mark the 20th anniversary of the pivotal Old Trafford occasion when Steve Bruce rose to head home two late goals for a comeback win against Sheffield Wednesday which put Manchester United back on course for their first League title in 26 years.

Gordon Strachan faces his first competitive game as manager

Scotland v Wales: Gordon Strachan puts faith in players

Gordon Strachan will send out a team he can trust in tonight's 2014 World Cup qualifier against Wales at Hampden.

Gary Smith

Stevenage sack manager Gary Smith following dreadful run

Most recent loss meant Boro had lost 14 of their past 18 games

Rafael Benitez backs Fernando Torres to score more: 'Hopefully it will be the first of a lot'

Chelsea striker scored decisive goal against Steaua Bucharest

Stewart Downing of Liverpool celebrates after scoring against Spurs

Stewart Downing is 'a different player now' says Liverpool team-mate Steven Gerrard

Midfielder scored equaliser against Spurs at the weekend

Championship round-up: Craig Noone pops up to rescue a point for Cardiff as Watford move back to second

Cardiff City's wobbles at the top of the Championship continued as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by injury-hit Derby County.

Chelsea 1 West Bromwich Albion 0 match report: Narrow win leaves Rafael Benitez tense... but not past tense

Historically, Chelsea teams have rarely made things easy and they did not do so for either their manager or a divided crowd here yesterday. Promising beginnings and a goal tapped in by Demba Ba suggested West Bromwich Albion might be swept aside, but failure to score a second one spawned impatience and put the spotlight and pressure back on Rafa Benitez later on.

Championship round-up: George Boyd adds teeth to Tigers' rise

On his first start after joining Hull City on loan from Peterborough, George Boyd scored twice and Mohamed Gedo added another double as the Tigers reclaimed second place in the Championship with a 5-2 thumping of Birmingham City. "If there has been a better home debut I haven't seen one for a long time," Hull manager Steve Bruce said. "He was terrific from first to last."

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A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
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How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London