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Roy Hodgson is confident that the midfielder Zoltan Gera will become West Brom's third new signing of the summer – and the manager is also stepping up his search for a goalkeeper.

New Preston manager Brown pledges to avoid relegation

Phil Brown was yesterday appointed as Preston's new manager and immediately stated his belief that he could lead the club out of the Championship relegation zone, even though they sit seven points away from safety.

Manchester United recall loan duo after Preston sack Darren Ferguson

Preston chairman Maurice Lindsay has been left frustrated after Manchester United ended two loan deals following the sacking of Sir Alex Ferguson's son Darren.

David Unsworth becomes caretaker at Preston

David Unsworth has been placed in caretaker charge of Preston following the sacking of boss Darren Ferguson yesterday.

Keogh blow cruel on Preston

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The Master Builder, Almeida Theatre, London

A masterful modern restoration

EDL fuel Islamic extremism claim police

Demonstrations by far right activists fuel Islamic extremism, police said today.

My Fantasy Band: Jools Holland

Lead vocals - Bessie Smith & Solomon Burke

I could listen to Bessie Smith all day. Solomon Burke sadly died last month but I toured with him; he was amazing. His vocals inspired people like Van Morrison and Otis Redding.

Jail for paedophile who killed wife with hammer

A former blacksmith who bludgeoned his wife to death with a hammer to spare her the shame of his child sex offending was today jailed for a minimum of 19 years.

Album: Various Artists: Come And Get It: The Best of Apple Records (EMI)

Apple was the original pop star indulgence, its label reflecting the company's lack of an organising principle. Come And Get It depicts a series of seemingly random A&R decisions, with the early success of Mary Hopkin's "Those Were The Days" allowing The Beatles to indulge ever wilder whims.

N'Zogbia punishes brave Preston

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Wigan are own worst enemies, says Martinez

Latics manager says side must stop conceding 'silly goals' as team look for lift in Cup against Preston

Ferguson banned following referee rant

Preston boss Darren Ferguson has been handed a three-match touchline ban by the Football Association after he admitted a charge of improper conduct.

Preston manager Ferguson faces FA charge

Preston manager Darren Ferguson has been hit with a misconduct charge by the Football Association following Saturday's stormy derby defeat at Burnley.

Man admits kidnap of girl, 10

A man today pleaded guilty to the kidnap and sexual assault of a 10-year-old girl who was snatched as she played out in the street.

Simpson named as Stockport boss

Stockport have appointed Paul Simpson as their new manager.

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