Sport The gates at Glanford Park, home of Scunthorpe United

Knill collided with a squirrel which sent him flying of his bicycle and a fan has asked the club if fans will face a ban for wearing squirrel costumes ahead of his return ti the club with League Two rivals Torquay

Northern Ireland's qualifier against Russia put on ice once again

Northern Ireland's World Cup Group F qualifier against Russia was postponed for the second time in 24 hours as the Windsor Park pitch in Belfast was again judged unplayable yesterday. The match was the highest-profile victim as bad weather hit football across the country with four games in League One and six in League Two also called off.

Jason Lowe of Blackburn Rovers slides in for a tackle on Liam Trotter of Millwall

Liam Trotter warns Blackburn not to expect let up from Millwall

The sides meet with a place at Wembley the prize

Stoke manager Tony Pulis

Brek Shea in line to make Stoke debut against Fulham

New players from FC Dallas may feature at Craven Cottage

Match Report: Chris Dagnall double for Barnsley is trouble for MK Dons

MK Dons 1 Barnsley 3: Striker scores twice to see Barnsley through, but game is marred by an alleged racist incident

Tom Peck spreads the love

Scunthorpe: My search for love in the most unromantic place in Britain

Where do you find love in a town with a heart as cold as iron?

Lewis Holtby

Andre Villas-Boas talks up arrival of Lewis Holtby at Tottenham

Midfielder has joined earlier than expected from Schalke

Sir Alex Ferguson might have let his side down last weekend

The Last Word: A dummy run for football's very own reality TV

Last Sunday, in our sister newspaper, Hugh Godwin broke the news that BT plans to introduce an “access-all-areas” revolution to its coverage of rugby union. Training ground and dressing-room confidences will be shared with viewers, and measured by studio experts against the match-day realities.

Michael Johnson was once the subject of a £10m bid by Liverpool

Michael Johnson reveals mental health problems which contributed to end of Manchester City career

Manchester City revealed yesterday that the midfielder had been released

Michael Johnson pictured in 2007

Michael Johnson and the Manchester City and England career that was never realised

Manchester City announce midfielder has been released

League One preview: Rely on Robins to respond

It's been a stop-start season for Swindon so far but they tend to operate like clockwork when it comes to bouncing back from a defeat and we can't resist the 13/8 available on Paolo Di Canio's men to pick up maximum points at faltering Notts County on Saturday.

The Fulham manager has denied being unpopular with his team

Martin Jol 'happy' after earning extra year on Fulham contract

Fulham boss Martin Jol has revealed he is keen to extend his reign at Craven Cottage beyond the end of the season ahead of his side's clash at Arsenal tomorrow.

Nigel Adkins

Southampton boss Nigel Adkins relishing relegation battle after loss to West Brom

Southampton boss Nigel Adkins admits he deserves to be favourite to be sacked among Barclays Premier League managers given his side's current precarious position at the bottom of the table.

Sack race: Mark Hughes is favourite for chop, with Brian McDermott and Nigel Adkins close

Who will still have his job in two weeks' time?

In November chairmen look at League positions and work out how much relegation will cost, so managers are in the firing line

Arsenal celebrate their seventh goal on Tuesday

How FA Cup's little brother is now England's best knockout competition

Cheap tickets and goals galore make tournament more appealing than prestigious rival

Scunthorpe sack manager Alan Knill

Alan Knill has been sacked as manager of npower League One side Scunthorpe and will be replaced by Brian Laws.

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A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
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Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
Renée Zellweger's real crime has been to age in an industry that prizes women's youth over humanity

'Renée Zellweger's real crime was to age'

The actress's altered appearance raised eyebrows at Elle's Women in Hollywood awards on Monday
From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Patrick Grafton-Green wonders if they can ever recapture the old magic
Thousands of teenagers to visit battlefields of the First World War in new Government scheme

Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

A new Government scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years
The 10 best smartphone accessories

Make the most of your mobile: 10 best smartphone accessories

Try these add-ons for everything from secret charging to making sure you never lose your keys again
Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time against Real Madrid: Was this shirt swapping the real reason?

Liverpool v Real Madrid

Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time. Was shirt swapping the real reason?
West Indies tour of India: Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Decision to pull out of India tour leaves the WICB fighting for its existence with an off-field storm building
Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?