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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.

It's love not money for the honourable Finney

Preston's finest hopes romance of Cup can beat big bucks

Le Guen leaves Rangers after failing to mend Ferguson rift

The maxim that no player is bigger than a club took a hefty Glasgow kiss yesterday with the resignation of Paul Le Guen as Rangers manager after seven months in charge. The catalyst was Le Guen's dispute with Barry Ferguson, whom he stripped of the captaincy and dropped on New Year's Day.

Solid Khan shows no mercy against outclassed Williams

A different Amir Khan arrived in Liverpool last night than the brawler who showed up 12 days ago in Preston.

MUSICAL: The antiques floor show

Two decades on, Victoria Wood's vintage soap spoof is back as a musical

The antiques floor show

Two decades on, Victoria Wood's vintage soap spoof is back as a musical

Disciplinarian who bludgeoned wife to death was caught out by chance

On 8 January 1998, Gordon Park must have been convinced he had got away with murder. The Crown Prosecution Service had just concluded it could not establish his guilt for the death of his wife, Carol, 22 years earlier. Once released from custody in Preston prison, he cashed in on his good fortune with a £50,000 Mail on Sunday deal for the story of his years as an "emotional cripple" after his wife's disappearance.

No excuses as Adams plots Foxes' comeback

The Leicester City manager feels the pressure after a poor start raises the spectre of a second consecutive relegation. <i><b>Glenn Moore</b></i> reports

Etuhu puts struggling Preston on track again

Preston began life after Craig Brown with a much-needed victory over Rotherham at Deepdale yesterday.

Preston: Not such ordinary boys

With just weeks to go before the release of the debut album of The Ordinary Boys, Alexia Loundras meets Preston, the hotly tipped band's voluble front man

Coventry produce first-half onslaught

Coventry City 4 Preston North End 1

Rugby Union: Bath face early exit after late try from Thomas

Swansea 10 Bath 9

Rugby Union: Denney leaves big dents all over wounded Bath

Wasps 23 Bath 21

Fayed aide tells of `wadge of cash' for Hamilton

MOHAMED AL Fayed's former secretary told the High Court yesterday that she put a "wodge of money" in a brown envelope for collection by Neil Hamilton when he was a Tory MP.

Football: Ashcroft's brace foils Norwich

Grimsby Town 2 Norwich City 1

BOWLS: Schuback rolls back the years

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee