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A look ahead to this weekend’s FA Cup fourth round match at Vale Park

Charities praise RED edition of 'Independent'

The RED edition of The Independent has won praise from charities for highlighting the issues facing some of the world's poorest countries.

Football: Tinker, Taylor, labourer, footballer: the former hard hat helping Derby rebuild

The Rams captain is nearing 500 appearances after a late start as a professional. He talks to Phil Shaw

Sestanovich's strike sends Scarborough into raptures

Port Vale 0 Scarborough 1

Ford's fortune evaporates as extra-time own goal lifts Vale

Ford United 1 Port Vale 2 aet; score at 90 min 1-1

Stoke owners in bid for Port Vale

Doncaster sign McCarthy

Football: O'Leary plays down Leicester revenge factor

DAVID O'LEARY returns to the scene of one of the few low points of his successful reign as Leeds United manager tonight. He takes his side to Filbert Street to face Leicester City in the fourth round of the Worthington Cup, with the club also top of the Premiership and in the last 16 of the Uefa Cup.

Football: Bakke relieves fixture fears for Leeds

Leeds United 2 Port Vale 0

Football FA Cup: Power of prayer is catalyst behind Rougier's advance

Port Vale striker seeks divine intervention before tomorrow's visit to Elland Road.

Football: That was the weekend that was: Parkes remains Rovers' reluctant stand-in hero

AFTER BLACKBURN'S goalless draw at Port Vale, Tony Parkes is the latest manager to find himself under pressure. Unlike, say, his Aston Villa counterpart, John Gregory, however, Parkes is facing growing demands that he keep his job.
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The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The big cats kept in captivity to perform for paying audiences and then, when dead, their bodies used to fortify wine
A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery all included in top 50 hidden spots in the UK

A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery

Introducing the top 50 hidden spots in Britain
Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

How a disease that has claimed fewer than 2,000 victims in its history has earned a place in the darkest corner of the public's imagination
Chris Pratt: From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

He was homeless in Hawaii when he got his big break. Now the comic actor Chris Pratt is Hollywood's new favourite action star
How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

Broadcasting plays and exhibitions to cinemas is a sure-fire box office smash
Shipping container hotels: Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Spending the night in a shipping container doesn't sound appealing, but these mobile crash pads are popping up at the summer's biggest events
Native American headdresses are not fashion accessories

Feather dust-up

A Canadian festival has banned Native American headwear. Haven't we been here before?
Boris Johnson's war on diesel

Boris Johnson's war on diesel

11m cars here run on diesel. It's seen as a greener alternative to unleaded petrol. So why is London's mayor on a crusade against the black pump?
5 best waterproof cameras

Splash and flash: 5 best waterproof cameras

Don't let water stop you taking snaps with one of these machines that will take you from the sand to meters deep
Louis van Gaal interview: Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era

Louis van Gaal interview

Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era
Will Gore: The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series

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The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series
The children were playing in the street with toy guns. The air strikes were tragically real

The air strikes were tragically real

The children were playing in the street with toy guns
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Britain as others see us

Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
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How did our legends really begin?

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Lambrusco is back on the menu

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