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Queens Park Rangers 0 Stoke 2 match report: Stoke play it safe as

QPR beat Stoke in the penultimate game of last season, a result that ultimately kept the Hoops in the Premier League, but there was no repeat or reprieve yesterday. Relegation for Harry Redknapp’s team will be confirmed tomorrow evening in the unlikely event that Aston Villa beat Manchester United at Old Trafford, but even assuming that Villa fail, the inevitable will only be postponed.

Learning from Andrew Marr, Lionel Shriver... exercise – is it bad

Lock up your exercise machines! Or at least continue to use them as  towel racks. Because they could kill you. So suggests Andrew Marr, who partly blames newspaper articles (sorry, Andy) about the  virtues of intensive exercise for the stroke he suffered after an all-out session on his rowing machine.