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

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Wage subsidies for firms taking on young workers are to be brought forward in areas with the highest levels of long-term youth unemployment.

Injured paratrooper Ben Parkinson 'proud' of Olympic torch relay

Seriously-injured paratrooper Ben Parkinson was greeted like a rock star today when he carried the Olympic Torch with thousands of people willing him on.

Free childcare changes announced

Almost 1,000 two-year-olds are to benefit from free childcare a year early, after it was decided to bring forward trials in 10 areas in England to this September, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced today.

Problem at pit hits shares at Hargreaves

Shares in Hargreaves Services, the coal logistics group, plunged by a third yesterday after major problems at its Maltby mine forced it to post a profits warning.

Coppell given Crawley role

Crawley have appointed former Reading manager Steve Coppell as the club's new director of football. Coppell, who has also had stints as manager of clubs including Manchester City, Crystal Palace and most recently Bristol City, takes up his new post with immediate effect.

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Paul Cook named manager of Accrington

Accrington have appointed Paul Cook as their new manager after reaching an agreement with Sligo Rovers for his release.

No stick for Di Canio after Connell twist

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Cities in local TV running revealed

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt today announced the 65 locations which are in the running to launch the local TV services which he has championed.

Gaps in regional business growth are widening

London showed strong private sector business growth in July, according to Lloyds TSB's latest regional purchasing managers' survey, but the figures also revealed a widening divergence within the UK.

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Only a quarter of the population identify themselves with a once-proud group that now feels marginalised, according to an exclusive survey

Sale sign England flanker Hendre Fourie

Sale Sharks have signed England flanker Hendre Fourie on a two-year deal from Leeds Carnegie.

RFU issue Nico Steenkamp three month ban

Rotherham forward Nico Steenkamp has received a three-month suspension after testing positive for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine.

Ronnie Moore parts company with Rotherham

League Two promotion hopefuls Rotherham have confirmed that manager Ronnie Moore has left the club by mutual consent.

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