News The Royal Docks at Grimsby; residents in Grimsby are rising up against Channel 4's attempts to cast them as the subjects of its next documentary series on the poor

Residents in Grimsby are rising up against Channel 4’s attempts to cast them as the subjects of its next documentary series on the poor – a television genre that has been dubbed “poverty porn”.

Holders United come from behind against Scunthorpe

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Baraclough to take on United in only third game as caretaker

Scunthorpe caretaker manager Ian Baraclough is relishing the prospect of locking horns with Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Macheda in line to start at Scunthorpe

The Italian striker Federico Macheda, who burst on to the scene with two goals vital to Manchester United's last Premier League title, is expected to partner Michael Owen in the Carling Cup third round at Scunthorpe tonight, as Sir Alex Ferguson is believed to feel that his presence was vital to Dimitar Berbatov's hat-trick against Liverpool on Sunday.

Bebe given a chance to prove his worth in the cup that means so much to Scholes

Paul Scholes has given the Carling Cup an unqualified thumbs up, even though it could be one of the reasons why England perform so badly at major tournaments.

Evans rocket adds to Pompey's woes

Sheffield United 1, Portsmouth 0

Championship round-up: Scunthorpe revenge for Warnock

Neil Warnock's Queen's Park Rangers kept up their perfect start to the Championship season with a 2-0 win over Scunthorpe at home on Saturday. First-half goals from Bradley Orr and Heidar Helguson maintained their place at the summit of the table. Despite not getting on the scoresheet, summer signing Adel Taarabt was the star of the show, causing no end of problems for the Iron defence and setting up both goals.

Celtic swoop for Hooper

Gary Hooper completed his "dream" move to Celtic this morning and then declared himself ready to snatch a Champions League debut goal.

Knights and nuns of the far-flung shires drink the stadium dry

It was the minimum that was required but it was more than enough for England fans who had made their way to Port Elizabeth. All around the stadium provincial banners were draped: Yeovil, Wycombe and Scunthorpe had come in hope more than expectation.

Police release pictures of missing teenage girls

Police today released pictures of the two teenage friends who have been missing from home for nearly three days.

Mephedrone did not kill youths, tests reveal

Toxicology tests on two teenagers whose deaths triggered a nationwide scare about the dance drug mephedrone have shown they had not taken the drug.

Family's tribute to 'lovely' mephedrone death woman

The family of a 24-year-old woman whose death police have linked to the party drug mephedrone today paid tribute to a "really lovely girl".

Schools can confiscate mephedrone from pupils

Schools were told today that they do have the power to confiscate mephedrone from pupils - despite it not being banned under the law.

Three held over mephedrone deaths bailed

Three people arrested in connection with the deaths of two teenagers who had taken the drug mephedrone have been released on bail, police said today.

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Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
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Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

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She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

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The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
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Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
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Bill Granger's winter salads

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England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

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