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Mo Farah wins in Newcastle in September – his last competitive race

Golden memories put pressure on Mo Farah to start season with win

Kenya training and weak field should help GB's Olympic star serve up victory to sell-out crowd

Paul Gascoigne needs 'immediate help', says former agent

Fears for star after worrying public appearance

Harry Redknapp is unveiled as QPR manager

QPR top transfer window spenders

£120m spent by Premier League clubs during January

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'Racial abuse' of Chelsea striker Demba Ba on Facebook leads to arrest

A 39-year-old man from Gateshead was detained

Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner (left) has reiterated his support for manager Paul Lambert ahead of tomorrow's crunch Barclays Premier League clash with fellow strugglers Newcastle

The crisis clubs: Newcastle United meet Aston Villa in a game neither dare lose

Lerner backs Lambert – but no sign of any fresh faces

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Closing children's heart surgery units? Time to rethink your NHS 'strategy' Mr Hunt

These units do a tremendously important job - let's not forget that

Government urges councils to cut speed limits to 20mph in residential areas and busy town high streets

Guidance expected to result in a significant increase in the number of 20mph zones

Bishop of Liverpool launches scathing attack on Government cuts programme

'Social diabetes' warning offered to cities hit hardest by budget changes

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Nigel Adkins sacked by Southampton, immediately replaced with Mauricio Pochettino

Decision to part with Adkins comes as a major shock

Six in hospital after taking hallucinogenic drugs

One man was seriously ill and five others in hospital after taking a hallucinogenic drug today.

Terry Butcher has turned down Barnsley’s approach

Martin Hardy: Terry Butcher has taken the long road to become a wanted man again

Life Beyond the Premier League

Calum Clark

Northampton forward Calum Clark recalled to England squad for Six Nations

Stuart Lancaster names squad for upcoming tournament

Chelsea have pulled out of talks for Newcastle's Demba Ba, who wants £80,000-per-week deal

Demba Ba completes £7.5m transfer to Chelsea

Senegalese striker leaves Newcastle after European champions triggered release clause

Black Dog Strangler Phillip Westwater captured after breakout

A convicted killer who escaped from a treatment centre was found last night after he was recognised by a member of the public.

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Incredible survival story of David Tovey

Tovey went from cooking for the Queen to rifling through bins for his supper. His is a startling story of endurance against the odds – and of a social safety net failing at every turn
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Highland terriers steal the show at opening ceremony

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BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

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