Leader's position secure after difficult spell in charge as more than 800 council seats are won
Tom Daley faces missing out on an Olympic medal unless he reduces his media commitments, according to British Diving's performance director Alexei Evangulov.
It is an afternoon session at Sheffield's council-run Ponds Forge pool, and the usual flotilla of keep-fit swimmers is determinedly groping its way up and down the lanes.
Preston North End have parted company with manager Phil Brown after less than a year in charge at Deepdale. Brown, 52, who had guided Hull City into the Premier League via the play-offs in 2008, was appointed in January but was unable to save them from relegation from the Championship.
Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston insists that Ian Holloway will still be the club's manager next season.
Labour needs to gain 1,000 seats in next month's council elections in England to show it is back in business under Ed Miliband, experts said yesterday.
Ahead of today's vote, anticipation was building in the cities selected as the host destinations for England's bid.
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Peter Reid has returned to football management after being confirmed as the new boss of League One side Plymouth.
There is one simple target for Gordon Brown and David Cameron (and, in theory, Nick Clegg) on 6 May. It is to secure at least 326 seats in the next House of Commons. With 650 MPs to be elected, that is the number needed to secure an overall majority of two.
Gary Johnson has left Bristol City by mutual consent following a disappointing run of form.
Gordon Brown leads the tributes at the funeral of 'one of the greatest parliamentarians'
Brian McDermott has managed one win during his time in temporary charge of Reading, but the nature of that triumph makes impressive reading on a fledgling managerial CV.
The provinces used to be an after-thought for London venues. But these days a West End run is just the start of it. Arifa Akbar reports on the boom in touring theatre
25 rivers in South-west on 'flood watch' list as water rises as high as four feet
Fred Kaan was known and honoured throughout the English speaking world as a hymn writer. He was in the tradition of reformed ministers such as Philip Doddridge who wrote hymns to follow and sum up the sermons they preached. Having started to write hymns early in his ministry, his output grew steadily during his career.