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”.

Jack Brownsword: Full-back named by Bill Shankly as the finest outside the top division

If ever one man embodied the history, the tradition, the very ethos of a football club, then it was Jack Brownsword at Scunthorpe United.

Dorrans keeps West Brom in touch at top

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Manchester City star Johnson ruled out for season

Manchester City manager Mark Hughes has confirmed that midfielder Michael Johnson will miss the rest of the season because of a knee injury.

Santa Cruz sets City on their way

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Hughton ready to accept Newcastle job

Chris Hughton hopes to take over as permanent Newcastle boss within days before redoubling his efforts to drag the club back into the Barclays Premier League.

Woolford has Newcastle floundering

Martyn Woolford gave Newcastle an untimely reminder of how hard life outside the Premier League can be, as his double condemned them to a 2-1 defeat at Scunthorpe last night. The winger struck in the 53rd and 79th minutes, either side of a Kevin Nolan equaliser, to ensure Chris Hughton's side failed one of the acid tests of life in the Championship – a wet Tuesday at Glanford Park.

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Two things are often forgotten about the Messiah: that it was written for Easter, not Christmas, and that its original audience would have been very well-heeled indeed. Only in Victorian England did it become the quintessential expression of the amateur choral tradition, sometimes involving as many as 4,000 singers; a remarkable thought, considering how musically taxing it is.

BNP candidate banned from driving after refusing breath test

A senior British National Party member was disqualified from driving today after being found guilty of refusing to take a police breathalyser test.

QPR snap up Simpson on loan from Arsenal

QPR have signed Arsenal striker Jay Simpson on a season-long loan.

Chopra double ensures Cardiff feel at home

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Album: True Stories, Martin Simpson, Topic

Martin Simpson follows up 2007’s award-winning Prodigal Son with analbumcomprised of equal parts traditional and original material, all featuring his virtuoso handling of just about any stringed instrument.

Michael Brown: If I were a sitting MP, I'd be scared

Public trust won’t be restored until most of the faces in the Commons are replaced

Lottery win lifts gloom for Corus workers

A worker at recession-hit steel giant Corus today said a "dark cloud" had lifted after he and five colleagues won more than £2.2 million on the Lottery.

Job axe falls in fresh steel industry blow

The steel industry was dealt a fresh blow today with news that Corus plans to axe hundreds more jobs at one of its biggest plants.

Jail for woman, 21, who groomed schoolgirl

A woman was jailed for 20 months yesterday for what is believed to be the first case of an adult female grooming a schoolgirl for sex.

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