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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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Ten people were arrested today as police and the UK Border Agency targeted an alleged international sham marriage gang.

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The health divide between the North and South of the country is at its widest for 40 years and is claiming the lives of tens of thousands of people before their time, a study has found.

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Cuts in public spending could spark a "brain drain", with graduate retention being hit in cities outside the South East, a new report has warned.

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Regional business activity in England recovered strongly in January after the December snowfall, according to Lloyds Banking Group's regional purchasing managers' index.

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Aldershot part company with manager Kevin Dillon

Aldershot have confirmed that manager Kevin Dillon has left the club by mutual consent.

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Northampton, the Premiership leaders, seemed perfectly serene when they lost the services of the world-class Scotland prop Euan Murray earlier this month: Jim Mallinder, the Midlanders' director of rugby, talked enthusiastically of his front-row options, insisting that Murray's abrupt departure would not leave his side exposed in their headlong pursuit of silverware. And what happened yesterday? Why, Mallinder signed himself a prop, just in case.

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Pupils will be given an "MOT" to ensure they can read properly at the age of six, the Education Secretary said today.

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Gang guilty of abusing vulnerable girls

A gang of men were convicted today of a catalogue of offences against vulnerable girls who were preyed on and abused.

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The virility of history is sapped by women's agendas! Rubbish, writes Amanda Vickery. Domestic diaries and family letters reveal the beating heart of an age

Labour's former Europe minister faces police inquiry over expenses

A former Labour minister has become the latest MP to face a police investigation into his expenses claims after his case was referred to Scotland Yard by Parliament's sleaze watchdog.

Youth rearrested after body pulled from canal

A 17-year-old youth has been rearrested on suspicion of murder after the discovery of a body by police searching for a missing teenage mother, officers said today.

Body found in canal in hunt for missing mother

Police searching for a missing 17-year-old mother today found a body in a canal.

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