Sport Mark Robins says he realised he really wanted to be a manager after overseeing a 5-1 home defeat

Mark Robins says he realised he really wanted to be a manager after overseeing a 5-1 home defeat

It is understood that Luis Suarez has not been asked to say sorry

Capital One Cup round-up: Luis Suarez return for Liverpool likely to be against Manchester United

Luis Suarez faces the prospect of a trip to Old Trafford in his first game back following the 10-game suspension for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic after Liverpool were drawn against Manchester United in the third round of the Capital One Cup.

Paul Lambert: Villa manager says his players were boosted by having the crowd behind them

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert reflects on Capital One Cup exit to Bradford ahead of new campaign

The Premier League side were beaten by the minnows in last year's semi-final

Paul Lambert: Villa manager says his players were boosted by having the crowd behind them

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A look ahead to tonight’s Capital One Cup fixture at Villa Park

Rottweilers are often used as guard dogs

Rotherham toddler seriously hurt in Rottweiler attack

Two-year-old girl taken to hospital after attack by 'family pet' as government consultation on dangerous dogs begins

Rottweilers are often used as guard dogs

Rottweiler attack: Toddler seriously hurt in Rotherham

A toddler is being treated for serious injuries in hospital tonight after being bitten by a Rottweiler.

Royal Marines in Lympstone, Devon, above right, joined volunteers to clear the area of the rampant Himalayan balsam

Himalayan balsam: Call the Marines! It’s an alien plant invasion

Scientists, and now the military, are battling the spread of Himalayan balsam

A view of Coventry's Ricoh Arena

Northampton will not be 'bullied' in groundshare deal with Coventry

Ricoh Arena management Arena Coventry Limited have threatened legal action as stadium dispute rumbles on

Former Labour minister Denis MacShane charged over false expenses claims for almost £13,000

Former minister is accused of faking receipts totalling £12,900

Rotherham Council shuts down Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food over health and safety concerns

Celebrity chef set up the healthy eating centre after parents were filmed passing burgers and fizzy drinks through school gates where Oliver's menu was being served

Walter, fifth from left, with the West Germany team in 1954, and below, with a picture of his old self at a ceremony in 2004 to mark the 50th anniversary of his side’s famous victory

Ottmar Walter: Footballer who helped West Germany triumph in ‘The Miracle of Berne’ in 1954

He served in the German navy during the war, which he ended with shrapnel ‘in my entire body’

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

The health gap: New mortality rates show how the north loses out to the south

New mortality data highlights serious divisions across England but is intended to help councils improve public health

Pictured from the top, left to right, are Abdul Rauf, Hamid Safi, Mohammed Sajid, Abdul Aziz, Abdul Qayyum, Adil Khan, Mohammed Amin and Kabeer Hassan, who were jailed last year for sexually exploiting young girls in Rochdale. The gang plied the girls with food, alcohol, drugs and gifts so they could pass them around a group of men for sex

MPs: authorities are still failing victims of sex-grooming gangs in wake of Rochdale and Rotherham scandals

Report says errors in Rochdale and Rotherham cases were 'inexcusable'

England’s Tom Johnson is halted
Ukip today said it did not wish to comment on the council's statement

Rotherham council apologises over way it handled removal of children from Ukip foster parents

A council has apologised over the way it handled a decision to remove three Eastern European children from foster parents who were members of Ukip.

Shane in 1979 as Ted Bovis in 'Hi-de-Hi'; he relished the role of the comedian and shyster

Paul Shane: Actor who mined a seam of comedy nostalgia in 'Hi-De-Hi!' and 'Oh Mr Beeching!'

His graduation from entertainer to actor came thanks to a part in Alan Bennett's play 'A Day Out'

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