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The midfielder came off injured in the Capital One Cup exit to Sunderland

Three people 'seen leaving apartment of Joanna Yeates'

Police are investigating reports that three people were seen leaving Joanna Yeates's flat on the night she went missing.

Blackburn confirm Kean to stay

Steve Kean has been given the chance to prove his management credentials after Blackburn owners Venky's today announced he will remain in charge until the end of the season.

In Brief: Jones could be out for rest of season

The Blackburn defender Phil Jones underwent surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee yesterday afternoon, the club have confirmed.

Holden's dramatic late volley rewards Bolton's can-do attitude

Bolton Wanderers 2 Blackburn Rovers 1

Around world, thermometers point to 2010 being hottest year yet

It may be snowing hard in Britain, but 2010 is on course to be the hottest year ever recorded for the world, figures released by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) indicated yesterday.

Club guide: Blackburn Rovers

Title: 3,000-1 Relegation: 5-1 Sack Race: 14-1

Smith: We'll be careful with injured Miller

Walter Smith, the Rangers manager, admits he will have to be careful with Kenny Miller after the striker again suffered from shin splints during yesterday's goalless friendly draw against Sydney.

England U19s face battle to bridge generation gap

England expects... what exactly in the summer of 2010? Disappointment in an overseas tournament perhaps. Fabio Capello certainly seems to thinks so as the England manager is not expected to attend the Under-19s' deciding European Championship group fixture this evening.

John Rentoul: The Betrayal of Science

The third inquiry into the University of East Anglia climate change emails imbroglio has cleared Professor Phil Jones of any misconduct, although it still hasn’t quite explained why he wrote to a colleague that he had used “a trick” to “hide the decline” in temperatures implied by tree ring data.

Steve Connor: This saga shows that scientists have lost control of science

In five inquiries, nothing has been found that can undermine the basic tenets of climate science

Tottenham allow teenagers to play for England

Harry Redknapp has defused a potential club-versus-country row involving four Tottenham teenagers by allowing them to play for England in the European Under-19 Championship in France.

England must look to Under-17s side to build a convincing future

Fabio Capello's articulation of his next generation of players was not one to lift the heart yesterday. He listed Michael Dawson (aged 26, who left South Africa without a minute's action last night), Bobby Zamora and Owen Hargreaves (both 29), before struggling with the pronunciation of Jack Wilshere.

Tree rings: Chainsaws at dawn

Tree rings were thought to prove global warming – now climate-change deniers say they show the reverse. Both views are flawed, says Holly Williams

Ayton fights for 2010 campaign place

Campaign 2010 for Britain’s Olympic sailing squad, with an embarrassment of riches in some classes, much work to be done in others, has been fraught with difficulty during the flights ban.

Climate row: backing for scientists

Panel finds no evidence of impropriety in East Anglia unit after integrity of researchers was questioned
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'Missing link' between Earth's two life-forms found

New microbial species tells us something about our dark past, say scientists
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Crisp sales are in decline

As a nation we're filling up on popcorn and pitta chips and forsaking their potato-based predecessors
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Ronald McDonald the muse

A new wave of artists is taking inspiration from the fast food chain
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Martin Guptill: Explosive New Zealand batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

Explosive batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

Martin Guptill has smashed early runs for Derbyshire and tells Richard Edwards to expect more from the 'freakish' Brendon McCullum and his buoyant team during their tour of England
General Election 2015: Ed Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

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On the margins

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Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt's military regime can be replaced with 'moderate' Islamic rule

'This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of our country'

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister Amr Darrag still believes the opposition can rid Egypt of its military regime and replace it with 'moderate' Islamic rule, he tells Robert Fisk
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Why patients must rely less on doctors

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