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Wayne Harrison was not the most fortunate of footballers. Blessed with a sublime talent for sniffing out goal-scoring opportunities and converting them with consummate skill, he became the world's most expensive teenager when Liverpool – then the mightiest club in the land – paid Oldham Athletic £250,000 for his predatory services in the spring of 1985.

Two held in probe for missing Manchester teen Adam Pickup

Two men have been arrested by police investigating the disappearance of a 17-year-old boy who failed to return home after a night out.

Former Liverpool and Oldham Athletic forward Wayne Harrison has died aged 46

Liverpool pay tribute to former forward Wayne Harrison after his death on Christmas Day, aged 46

Harrison also featured for Oldham Athletic during his career and the club say they are 'deeply saddened' by his passing due to suffering from pancreatic problems

Nick Chadwick pictured during his Everton days in 2005
Rickie Lambert has scored in each of his two England games

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From zero to hero?

Rickie Lambert scored his second winning goal this week to clinch victory for Southampton at West Brom

Southampton striker Rickie Lambert remains on 'cloud nine' after capping week with winning goal

Striker scored late penalty against West Brom

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Steven Gerrard praise 'great example' of match winner Rickie Lambert

The striker came off the bench to score on his debut and win the match for England 3-2

Rickie Lambert was put through his paces in training as he looks for his first England cap

From Rags to riches: How Rickie Lambert went from factory worker to England international

The Southampton striker was working in a beetroot factory not so long ago but his inclusion in Roy Hodgson's squad to face Scotland will cap a remarkable turnaround

Rickie Lambert was called up to the England squad on the same day that his wife gave birth

Rickie Lambert’s long and winding road to England recognition

Southampton striker caught Hodgson's attention back in his Fulham days but even the England manager thought 'can he do it on the big stage'

Roy Hodgson names Wayne Rooney in squad to face Scotland despite shoulder injury

Wayne Rooney has been named in the England squad by Roy Hodgson today, in spite of the Manchester United striker having played just one behind-closed-doors game in pre-season, missing Tuesday’s game in Stockholm with a shoulder injury.

Ins and outs: Wayne Rooney may be 'angry and confused' but Kevin MacDonald is jobless

The Last Word: Bleak and ruthless reality of life beyond Wayne Rooney’s world

The dream could soon be over for 458 players without a club and those managers on the brink

Bert Trautmann in the 1956 FA Cup Final against Birmingham City; he broke his neck making this save

Former Germany international and Manchester City goalkeeper Bert Trautmann dies

He played more than 500 times for the Citizens between 1949 and 1964

The Brazilian midfielder in action at the Confederations Cup

Paulinho set to join influx of foreign players to Premier League

Tottenham are closing in on the Brazil midfielder

Andy Carroll

Andy Carroll's loan move was key to West Ham move according to Sam Allardyce

Hammer's boss believes that signing of England striker Carroll was swayed by his time with the club while on loan from Liverpool

Paul Flattley, who earned around £8,000 selling information about famous people

Former Met police officer Paul Flattley jailed for selling information about Kate Middleton and John Terry to The Sun

Flattley earned around £8,000 for information and investigating tip-offs

Palace’s Jamie Smith celebrates survival in 2001, ending an anxious time for Eagles fans

The Championship: Heaven and hell on the final day

Steve Kember and James Scowcroft share their memories

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Blundering Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

Blundering Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

For Arabs – and for Britons who lost their loved ones in his shambolic war in Iraq – his appointment was an insult, says Robert Fisk
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Fifa corruption arrests

All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue, says Ian Herbert
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The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of Assad and Isis

In Syrian Kurdish cantons along the Turkish border, the progressive aims of the 2011 uprising are being enacted despite the war. Patrick Cockburn returns to Amuda
How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields: Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape the US

How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields

Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape to the US
Stephen Mangan interview: From posh buffoon to pregnant dad, the actor has quite a range

How Stephen Mangan got his range

Posh buffoon, hapless writer, pregnant dad - Mangan is certainly a versatile actor
The ZX Spectrum has been crowd-funded back into play - with some 21st-century tweaks

The ZX Spectrum is back

The ZX Spectrum was the original - and for some players, still the best. David Crookes meets the fans who've kept the games' flames lit
Grace of Monaco film panned: even the screenwriter pours scorn on biopic starring Nicole Kidman

Even the screenwriter pours scorn on Grace of Monaco biopic

The critics had a field day after last year's premiere, but the savaging goes on
Menstrual Hygiene Day: The strange ideas people used to believe about periods

Menstrual Hygiene Day: The strange ideas people once had about periods

If one was missed, vomiting blood was seen as a viable alternative
The best work perks: From free travel cards to making dreams come true (really)

The quirks of work perks

From free travel cards to making dreams come true (really)
Is bridge the latest twee pastime to get hip?

Is bridge becoming hip?

The number of young players has trebled in the past year. Gillian Orr discovers if this old game has new tricks
Long author-lists on research papers are threatening the academic work system

The rise of 'hyperauthorship'

Now that academic papers are written by thousands (yes, thousands) of contributors, it's getting hard to tell workers from shirkers
The rise of Lego Clubs: How toys are helping children struggling with social interaction to build better relationships

The rise of Lego Clubs

How toys are helping children struggling with social interaction to build better relationships
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On your marks: 5 best running glasses

Whether you’re pounding pavements, parks or hill passes, keep your eyes protected in all weathers
Joe Root: 'Ben Stokes gives everything – he’s rubbing off on us all'

'Ben Stokes gives everything – he’s rubbing off on us all'

Joe Root says the England dressing room is a happy place again – and Stokes is the catalyst
Raif Badawi: Wife pleads for fresh EU help as Saudi blogger's health worsens

Please save my husband

As the health of blogger Raif Badawi worsens in prison, his wife urges EU governments to put pressure on the Saudi Arabian royal family to allow her husband to join his family in Canada