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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

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Rickie Lambert has scored in each of his two England games

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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.

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

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Former Germany international and Manchester City goalkeeper Bert Trautmann dies

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

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Paulinho set to join influx of foreign players to Premier League

Tottenham are closing in on the Brazil midfielder

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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

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Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

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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

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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

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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
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Bill Granger's heavenly crab recipes

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Radamel Falcao: How faith and love drive the Colombian to glory

Radamel Falcao: How faith and love drive the Colombian to glory

After a remarkable conversion from reckless defender to prolific striker, Monaco's ace says he wants to make his loan deal at Old Trafford permanent
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Premier League managers must not be allowed to dictate who plays and who does not play for England
The Inside Word: Brendan Rodgers looks to the future while Roy Hodgson is ghost of seasons past

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