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

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

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Harry Redknapp is unveiled as QPR manager

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

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