Wolves in talks with Steve Sidwell

Wolves are in discussions with Aston Villa midfielder Steve Sidwell over a move to Molineux.

Grant's academy pupils graduate with honours

West Ham 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0

Gerard Houllier retains backing of Randy Lerner at Aston Villa

Gerard Houllier retains the support of Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner despite the club's slide towards the Barclays Premier League relegation zone, Press Association Sport understands.

West Ham owner Gold has '15 irons in fire' as January targets

West Ham United co-owner David Gold has confirmed the club have targeted 15 new players for the January transfer window, but admitted actually signing three would be seen as a success.

Houllier to decide on Friedel future

Gerard Houllier will decide on veteran Aston Villa keeper Brad Friedel's future in February.

Villa midfielder Sidwell in talks with Hammers

Aston Villa midfielder Steve Sidwell has held talks with West Ham United over a possible move back to the capital.

West Ham close to Sidwell signing

West Ham are closing in on the signing of Aston Villa midfielder Steve Sidwell, Press Association Sport understands.

Reo-Coker 'may be two weeks' from recovery

Aston Villa midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker could be back in action within the next fortnight, having been able to undertake some running after missing Villa's last four matches with a knee problem.

Richard Dunne adds to Aston Villa injury woes

Aston Villa have been hit by yet another injury setback with acting skipper Richard Dunne suffering a recurrence of a knee problem.

Emile Heskey ruled out for a month for Aston Villa

Aston Villa striker Emile Heskey has been ruled out for up to a month with a medial knee ligament injury, the club have confirmed.

Gardner: Birmingham close to becoming second city's first team

Craig Gardner is the spy who came in from the claret and blue.

Sympathy for Dunne but cold comfort after Villa are undone

Sunderland 1 Aston Villa 0

Guedioura ruled out for six months

Midfielder Adlene Guedioura could be out for up to six months after fracturing his tibia during Wolves' Premier League defeat to Aston Villa on Sunday.

Guedioura injury blow for Wolves

Wolves midfielder Adlene Guedioura could be out for up to six months after fracturing his tibia in yesterday's Barclays Premier League defeat to Aston Villa.

Houllier gets off to a winning start at Villa

Aston Villa 3 Blackburn Rovers 1
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Dinner through the decades

A new BBC series challenged Brandon Robshaw and his family to eat their way from the 1950s to the 1990s
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Philippa Perry interview

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Bill Granger's Indonesian stir-fry recipes

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