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Flags will fly at half-mast across Scotland this weekend as a mark of respect for those affected by the helicopter crash in Glasgow.

Lip-sync music videos: Pride in the name of dub

Universities are used to competing with each other. But rather than sport, the new battleground is in epic, lip-sync music videos

McCarthy admits toothless Wolves failed to capitalise on Gardner red

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Relegated twice but you can't keep Hunt down

Relegated with Reading. Relegated with Hull City. Second from bottom with four games left with Wolverhampton Wanderers. Stephen Hunt is in danger of becoming an expert in plummeting out of the Premier League. "Not so much a relegation expert," says the Ireland midfielderwith a self-mocking laugh, "more a relegation disaster."

Kate Middleton: Princess Flawless

Search for any blemish on the character of the woman who is to marry Prince William and you will do so in vain. But will sheer niceness be enough to protect her on the hazardous journey ahead?

Liam Ridgewell issues Birmingham with Sebastian Larsson warning

Defender Liam Ridgewell has warned Birmingham it could cost them up to £15million to replace winger Sebastian Larsson if he quits the midlands club in the summer.

Masters Diary: Ballesteros retains pride of place in affections at Augusta

Severiano Ballesteros turned 54 on Saturday, meaning he has featured even more predominantly in the narrative here. At the Champions Dinner on Tuesday, Phil Mickelson chose a Spanish menu to honour the dual Masters champion and, before his third round, Rory McIlroy tweeted: "Happy birthday Seve. You are in everyone's thoughts at Augusta this week."

Birmingham win boosts survival hopes

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The Netherlands: when the deal is this good, why are you still at home?

With bargain courses taught in English, Steve McCormack thinks students should be flocking to the Netherlands

Birmingham accept FA charge over crowd trouble

Birmingham have accepted a Football Association charge of failing to ensure spectators did not enter the field of play following the Carling Cup match against Aston Villa at St Andrew's on December 1.

Bolton into FA Cup semi-finals after last gasp winner

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Hodgson celebrates first win as West Brom boss

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Club charged by FA over pitch invasion

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Birmingham charged for failing to control fans

Carling Cup winners Birmingham have been charged by the Football Association with failing to keep supporters off the pitch following their quarter-final victory over Aston Villa.

Birmingham reveal cup celebration plan

League Cup winners Birmingham City have confirmed details of the civic reception to be held to celebrate the club's Wembley success.

Gardner: Arsenal were petrified of Big Ziggy

The Birmingham City midfielder Craig Gardner yesterday accused Arsenal of being "petrified" during their Carling Cup final defeat on Sunday. Birmingham were yesterday adjusting to the fact they will be playing in Europe next season after Obafemi Martins' late winner earned the club their first major trophy since 1963, while Arsenal were left licking their wounds.

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