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Cook ‘desperate’ to lead the rebuilding of England side

The Championship: Kuqi the late inspiration for Ipswich

On a day when Stoke City and Queen's Park Rangers both staged strong comebacks from 2-0 down, the recovery of the day in the Coca-Cola Championship came at Portman Road as Ipswich Town kept their 100 per cent home record despite Plymouth Argyle racing into an early lead.

Bullock own goal puts Plymouth top

Cardiff City 0 Plymouth Argyle 1

Seagulls' wings are clipped by Wotton

Brighton 0 - Plymouth Argyle 2

Evans conquers nerves as Argyle sweat to Second Division title

Bobby Williamson, manager of Plymouth Argyle for less than a week, saw the team secure promotion to the Nationwide First Division and lift the Second Division championship when second-half goals by Micky Evans and David Friio set up the 2-0 win over second-placed Queen's Park Rangers at Home Park.

Williamson to let Plymouth caretakers take glory

Bobby Williamson will take his seat in the Plymouth directors' box this afternoon hoping to enjoy the kind of managerial debut that few in his profession can have experienced. A win over rivals Queen's Park Rangers at Home Park would ensure that the former Hibernian manager ends his first match in charge celebrating promotion.

Summerfield 'not disturbed' by Saints rumours

Having survived several weeks of unsettling speculation over the future of Paul Sturrock before their manager's departure to Southampton, the Second Division leaders, Plymouth Argyle, find themselves dealing with a wave of rumours about the stand-in, Kevin Summerfield.

Reid in the frame for Argyle post

Press Watch: Newcastle may look to Smith

Chelsea are linked with banned Ferdinand
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Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

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Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

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The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

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More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

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Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

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Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

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