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Stuart Gray named as Burnley caretaker

Stuart Gray has been placed in caretaker charge of Burnley following the departure of Brian Laws.

Brian Laws leaves Burnley

Brian Laws has stepped down as the manager of Burnley at the request of chairman Barry Kilby.

Hammers look to Cole and Co to help carry burden of escaping drop

West Ham United, off the bottom of the Premier League for the first time since October, take on Everton today determined to make their Boxing Day victory at Fulham the start of their climb out of trouble.

Hughes taunted as Fulham drop into danger zone

Fulham 1 West Ham United 3

West Ham beat Fulham to boost survival hopes

Fulham 1 West Ham 3

More snow forecast after weekend of postponements

Sport could be facing a winter of discontent after bad weather forced the postponement of events across the country this weekend. More bad weather is forecast for this week, meaning the traditional Boxing Day football fixtures, for example, could be at risk. Further snow in the New Year could leave to a fixture pile-up in the spring.

Big freeze wipes out Sunday clashes

The Barclays Premier League clash between title rivals Chelsea and Manchester United was the most high-profile casualty of this weekend's snow and freezing temperatures as all of tomorrow's top flight fixtures were postponed today.

Scouting for Moyes, by Les Padfield

With so many hi-tech tools available for managers to assess players these days, it's possibly a surprise that football scouts, like Saturday-evening pink 'uns and balls with laces, haven't been relegated to history.

Round-up: Warnock praises his 'matador' Taarabt

QPR manager Neil Warnock labelled Adel Taarabt "a matador" after the Moroccan's two goals fired his side back to the top of the Championship on the back of a 3-1 victory over Preston at Loftus Road.

Camp pitches case for England as Davies urges spending spree

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Paul Newman: Scunthorpe fans take firm stand in defence of terraces

The Football League Column: We all know that at every all-seated venue there are areas where people stand

Beckford aims to make Toffees more than Arsenal-lite

When Everton last welcomed Arsenal, all the talk was about their defence – or specifically Joleon Lescott, whose appearance in last year's 6-1 opening-day capitulation confirmed in David Moyes' mind that it was time to accept the centre-back's wish to join Manchester City.

Championship round-up: Commons makes well-timed case for Derby rise

Derby County's spectacular revival under Nigel Clough continued as they beat Ipswich 2-0 at Portman Road last night, their seventh win in nine games, Kris Commons getting both of their goals in the second-half.

QPR's Smith not sure about Pompey reception

QPR winger Tommy Smith is unsure how his return to Portsmouth will be greeted by the home fans when his npower Championship-leading QPR side travel to Portman Road tonight.

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Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Let's talk about loss

We need to talk about loss

Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth
Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album