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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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Wilko Johnson, now the bad news: musician splits with manager after police investigate assault claims

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Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

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Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

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Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

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A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

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KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker