Paperback review: Once Upon a Time There Was a Traveller, Edited by Kate Pullinger

An anthology of stories which have won the Asham Award, as well as additional tales by established Virago authors, this is a book of journeys, meetings and partings, flights and homecomings.

QPR 1 Ipswich 0 match report: Youngster Tom Hitchcock scores last-minute winner in dramatic victory for Rangers

The 20-year-old son of QPR goalkeeping coach Kevin Hitchcock comes off the bench to score in the final minute and hand Harry Redknapp's side the win

'No one is pressing Joe Hart, it's not healthy,' says Gordon Banks

Gordon Banks, widely regarded as England's greatest goalkeeper, is concerned by the lack of depth among his potential successors, for which he blames the number of foreign keepers in the Premier League and difficulties brought about by modern footballs.

Liverpool's Jamie Carragher applauds at the end of the English Premier League match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield

Replacing Jamie Carragher 'won't be easy' admits Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

The defender played his final game yesterday

Newcastle players celebrate following their 2-1 win that secures their Premier League safety

QPR 1 Newcastle 2 match report: Newcastle safe following victory at Loftus Road despite keeper Rob Elliott being sent off

Elliott shown second yellow but Magpies have enough in the tank to see off already-relegated Rangers

Theo Walcott's goal inside 20 seconds gifted Arsenal the three points

Queens Park Rangers 0 Arsenal 1 match report: Gunner's lightning strike puts them in charge for top four finish

Arsenal may no longer be the most exciting team in London but they ground their way back up past Chelsea and Tottenham and into third place with an unconvincing but efficient 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangers.

Peter Crouch today pushed former club QPR closer to a seemingly inevitable relegation as Stoke kick-started their own battle to beat the drop

Queens Park Rangers 0 Stoke 2 match report: Stoke play it safe as Harry Redknapp gives in

QPR beat Stoke in the penultimate game of last season, a result that ultimately kept the Hoops in the Premier League, but there was no repeat or reprieve yesterday. Relegation for Harry Redknapp’s team will be confirmed tomorrow evening in the unlikely event that Aston Villa beat Manchester United at Old Trafford, but even assuming that Villa fail, the inevitable will only be postponed.

Southampton 1 QPR 2 match report: Drinks on Harry Redknapp after birthday win

He denies his players were drunken sinners on break in Dubai as they celebrate by beating Saints

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FA contact Roberto Mancini and Harry Redknapp over referee comments

Pair made post match comments about the officials

Robert Green reacts after putting the ball into his own net

Djibril Cisse slams decision making of Chris Foy

Controversial decisions were made in QPR's defeat to West Brom

Adel Taarabt sets Queens Park Rangers on their way to victory

Match Report: Harry Redknapp cock-a-hoop after QPR's longest wait

Queens Park Rangers 2 Fulham 1

Harry Redknapp shows his frustration at QPR’s failure to win

Redknapp given a hint of the size of task facing him on his comeback

"Keep them in there!" There were hand gestures to point to the corner of the pitch. "In there!" near the Sunderland goal shouted Harry Redknapp.

Harry Redknapp (right) with assistant Joe Jordan last night

Harry Redknapp relaxes with his 'blue and white army' - until he sees the QPR troops on the pitch

Tactical adjustments tighten team's defence but cannot dispel the nervous moments

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Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

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The man who hunts giants

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