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Firefighter Stephen Hunt was part of a team responding to a fire at Paul's Hair World in Oldham Street

Market Report: Search on for shares to weather the cold

The City's weather-watchers yesterday said it was time for shares in pothole fillers, travel companies, funeral providers and coat sellers to warm up on the back of the freezing conditions. The extended winter climate gave Peel Hunt's scribblers a chance to pick likely success stories. The Scottish road mender Breedon Aggregates, holiday groups Thomas Cook and Tui Travel, funeral provider Dignity and fashion company Supergroup were among their predicted winners.

Adam le Fondre came off the bench to grab an unlikely point for Reading

Premier League: Reading v Sunderland match preview

A look ahead to the Premier League fixture at the Madejski Stadium

The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt visits Kings College Hospital

Sack the managers of failing hospitals, says Hunt

Hospital managers who preside over failings that lead to patient deaths should face dismissal, the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, said today.

Ricketts stunner not enough to sink Wolves

Bolton 1 Wolves 1

Peter Crouch squeezes home the winner

Crouch stoops to conquer as Stoke make it four in a row

Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Stoke City 2: Pulis decision to rest entire first XI in Europe vindicated after battling win over Wolves

Captain Robbie Keane enjoys his first goal

Robbie Keane turns down LA Galaxy request to stay with Ireland

Robbie Keane has turned down a request to return to club Los Angeles Galaxy to help the Republic of Ireland seal their qualification for the Euro 2012 finals.

Matt Jarvis targets England recall

Winger Matt Jarvis has set his sights on earning an England recall after reporting back for pre-season training with Wolves.

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Wolves moving in right direction says owner Steve Morgan

Wolves owner Steve Morgan insists the club are moving in the right direction despite their dramatic last day of the season escape from relegation.

Julian Knight: It's right to investigate airlines' levy on credit cards, but it'll cost us

The cost to the airline Monarch of ditching debit-card fees could be higher than you'd think.

Olympic athletes among 250,000 who lost out on 2012 tickets

British athletes are to be given a second chance to buy tickets for the 2012 Olympic Games after some of the nation's leading medal hopes complained that they had lost out in the public ballot.

Keane keeps Nations Cup at home

Republic of Ireland 1 Scotland 0

Blues and Blackpool drop on day of ups, downs and drama

Wolves, Wigan and Blackburn survive on nerve-shredding final Premier League afternoon

Toothless Birmingham pay the price with safety in sight

Tottenham hotspur 2 Birmingham City 1
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James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

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Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

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Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

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