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Former WBO heavyweight champion Herbie Hide has appeared in court over drugs offences

Former WBO heavyweight champion Herbie Hide in court over cocaine sting

Former champ was caught by an undercover journalist

Sir Michael Wilshaw, head of education standards watchdog Ofsted

Poor children are being let down by schools, warns Ofsted

The TeachFirst initiative is narrowing the attainment gap between rich and poor pupils

Charity swimmers rescued from sea off the coast of Southwold

A search and rescue operation was under way today after dozens of people taking part in a charity swimming race had to be pulled from the sea, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said.

Yoda's been around for the best part of a millennium

Organisers use the Force as Star Wars and Doctor Who fans clash at Norwich convention

Trouble flared at the fourth Norwich Sci-Fi and Film Convention at the University of East Anglia, which was organised by the Norwich Star Wars Club

Aston Villa's manager Paul Lambert reacts during their English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland at Villa Park in Birmingham

Paul Lambert hopes relegation battle is a one-off for Aston Villa

Villains boss does not want a repeat of the current campaign

Norman Foster's interest in art surfaced quite early on

The arty side of Norman Foster in France

The world's most famous architect, Norman Foster, 77, designed the Carré d'Art in Nîmes, France, more than 20 years ago. Now he's about to curate his first art show in it, largely made up of works by the artists he collects.

Robin van Persie celebrates his goal against Stoke with Sir Alex Ferguson

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A look ahead to tonight's Premier League fixture at Upton Park

Jack Wilshere

Arsenal hopeful Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott will return for Norwich match

England duo certain to miss this weekend's match against West Brom

Chris Hughton wants a reaction from his players after the 5-0 loss to Liverpool

Van is £8m man for Chris Hughton: Norwich track Sporting Lisbon striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel

Sporting Lisbon have confirmed they are negotiating the sale of striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel to Norwich City.

Norwich’s Kei Kamara had an immediate impact from the bench on Saturday
Harry Kane in action when on loan at Norwich

Tottenham striker Harry Kane signs new contract

Youngster will spend rest of the season on loan at Leicester

Women get life for pensioner's torture death

Two women convicted of the "grotesque and incomprehensible" murder and torture of a grandfather turned on one another as they were jailed for life.

Lewis Holtby

Andre Villas-Boas talks up arrival of Lewis Holtby at Tottenham

Midfielder has joined earlier than expected from Schalke

Jamie Mackie

Transfer Talk: Philippe Coutinho to Liverpool; Jamie Mackie to Fulham; Jack Butland to Chelsea

The Independent's Martin Hardy analyses today's January transfer window stories and separates the reality from the rumour

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