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For City and Rovers, the Cup provides welcome diversion from league toil and stadium trouble

Dean Holdsworth becomes Aldershot manager

Aldershot have appointed former Wimbledon and Bolton striker Dean Holdsworth as their new manager.

Burton left 'buzzing' by intoxicating win

Burton Albion 2 Middlesbrough 1

Bullets sent to Celtic manager intercepted by postal staff

Packages containing bullets have been sent from Northern Ireland to Celtic manager Neil Lennon and player Niall McGinn, it emerged yesterday.

Hughes makes the most of his second chance

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Boro go for a Burton as Harrad doubles up

Burton Albion 2 Middlesbrough 1: Striker adds insult to injury time as his second goal stuns Championship side

Magpies steal Sunderland's thunder

Sunderland 1 Notts County 2: Bruce offers no excuses for upset as his team of internationals fall to a spirited League One side

Sunderland and West Brom in FA Cup shocks

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Jewell poised to take over at Ipswich after Keane pays the price

Paul Jewell is favourite to take over as Ipswich Town manager after Roy Keane was sacked by the Suffolk club, ending the Irishman's second unsuccessful spell in management.

Diary: Flint's rear gets in the way

Saucy Caroline Flint MP may have done some modelling for a leading newspaper, but that's no excuse to discuss her appearance. It's "insulting," she said, when "it gets in the way of other things I hope to contribute". So she'll be frustrated, I imagine, to learn that she's the leading contender for 2011's Rear of the Year award – first won 30 years ago by a perky Barbara Windsor. The shadow Communities Secretary had earned approximately 25 votes as of lunchtime yesterday. Awards organiser Tony Edwards, however, told me most of them seemed to have come from "made-up" email addresses. Intrigued, I rang a source close (but not that close) to Ms Flint, who finally admitted it was a ruse by Labour MPs, councillors, officials and party activists. "Last year we did the same for Harriet Harman, but she lost out to Fiona Bruce," he/she/they chuckled. "We knew how pleased Caroline would be. I'm afraid we couldn't resist it." The awards are in June. Best get voting.

Stockport part company with Paul Simpson

Stockport have sacked manager Paul Simpson after less than six months in the job.

South Riding, By Winfred Holtby

Re-issued to coincide with Andrew Davies's new BBC television adaptation, Winifred Holtby's 1935 novel South Riding rings with timely parallels. Set in the early 1930s, it concerns the dilemmas facing a fictional northern council. Presented with new austerity measures, the local dignitaries must decide whether to slash spending on welfare, or adopt a bold programme of public works to stimulate economic recovery. It's Holtby's genius that a novel about local government should make such an extraordinary and absorbing read.

Record temperatures as big freeze tightens grip

Britain shivered in some record low temperatures overnight - including a "ridiculously low" minus 17C in Wales - as the big freeze maintained its grip on the country, forecasters said today.

SPL games will go ahead with foreign referees

All Premier League matches in Scotland will proceed as planned this weekend despite the referees' strike after the Scottish Football Association reached agreement with overseas federations to supply stand-ins, although it remains unclear which country the officials will come from.

Outside the Box: Flicker of disappointment is solved by a flick of the switch

Never mind the disappointment of missing England's international against France last Wednesday; strikers Darren Bent (who was injured) and Kevin Davies (passed over for a younger man) have received the ultimate recognition from their local communities by being asked to switch on the Christmas lights in Sunderland and Bolton respectively. Manchester United's goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, almost certainly in his final season, did the honours in the footballers' enclave of Alderley Edge and the whole Stoke City squad plus manager Tony Pulis flicked the switch (with maximum force, no doubt) in Hanley. When Andy Carroll is invited to do the same he'll know that he really has arrived; on Thursday, alas, Newcastle preferred a former Coronation Street actress for their town-centre ceremony.

Job woes continue as thousands face axe

Thousands of jobs were axed or threatened today as cuts in council posts continued and the number of losses at Lloyds Banking Group topped 22,000 since it was part-nationalised.

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