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”.

Stoke City 3 Scunthorpe United 2: Lawrence inspires thrilling fightback to send Stoke top

Stoke stormed back from a two-goal deficit against bottom-of-the-table Scunthorpe to displace Watford at the top of the Championship. Liam Lawrence emerged as their driving force with a double strike as the visitors were felled by three goals in 13 minutes early in the second half. Watford will reclaim pole position if they win at Charlton today, but even if Stoke's occupation is brief it is a measure of the progress they have made in a run that has seen them beaten only once in 17 league matches.

Burnley 2 Scunthorpe United 0: Size matters for Coyle in Burnley's comfortable win

Owen Coyle, the Burnley manager, was pleased with "a big three points" as first-half goals from strikers Robbie Blake and Ade Akinbiyi set up a win over struggling Scunthorpe on Saturday.

Blowin' in the wind: The American Naples

On Florida's Gulf Coast there are two types of weather: hot and hurricane. Robert Liebman reports on a town where Britain's ex-pats brave the elements

Troubled TTP surges on Motorola offer

The loss-making British mobile phone software developer TTP Communications has averted further financial turmoil by agreeing to a £103m takeover by the US giant Motorola.

Union threatens to boycott Vauxhall and buy Japanese cars instead

One of Vauxhall's biggest unions has threatened to boycott its cars and buy Japanese instead if the company makes big job cuts at its Ellesmere Port plant on Merseyside or closes the factory altogether.

Fan's Eye View: Chelsea

Mourinho survives the Scunthorpe scares

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Scunthorpe hold out Orient's bid for top spot push forward

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