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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.

Rangers' teenage star Wilson revels in a season that has exceeded all expectations

Rangers defender Danny Wilson is stunned and delighted he is set to end the season with two senior medals – admitting he would have been happy with just one substitute appearance.

League round-up: Dorrans strike steers Albion back to the promised land

West Bromwich Albion claimed the Championship's second automatic promotion place when Graham Dorrans' 17th goal of the season, a typically astute curling free-kick after 31 minutes, set up a 3-2 win at Doncaster Rovers, ensuring that two relegated clubs will now bounce straight back to the Premier League.

Business Diary: Randall forced to learn how to share

How does Sky News presenter Jeff Randall feel about having to share his prime-time business show with political editor Adam Boulton for the duration of the campaign? Though he gets first billing – the new show is called Randall and Boulton Unleashed – the politics seems to dominate and Randall comes across as grumpier than ever.

Peterborough unveil new manager

Peterborough have confirmed the appointment of Gary Johnson as their new manager.

Batt brings faltering Leeds into range

Leeds United 0 Millwall 2

Keith Alexander: Footballer who became a role model for black managers

If there was a certain symmetry about the football career of Keith Alexander, in that his first club as a player, Notts County, was also the scene of his last match as a manager, there was nothing neat or clear-cut about his attempts to establish himself in the sport during an era in which racial stereotyping was widespread.

Knife fight on millionaires' row kills drug dealer

Businessman held after murder in Alderley Edge, home to Man Utd stars and soap actors

Fan denies throwing coin at Bellamy

A Manchester United fan today denied throwing a coin at Manchester City striker Craig Bellamy during last month's derby.

Riley enjoys the good life as late strike upsets Charlton

Northwich Victoria 1 Charlton Athletic 0

Barnes' plea for patience falls flat

Former England winger insists he wasn’t given enough time as Tramere wield axe

Dave Jones: 'I feel cheated out of my job as a Premier League manager'

The Brian Viner Interview: Ten years since child abuse allegations cost him his position at Southampton, the Cardiff City manager speaks about the fight to clear his name, how his family got through the darkest days, and why the time has come to tell his side of the story in an autobiography

Grayson now eyeing one over the eight

Leeds United 2 Stockport County 0

Putting the world to rights: Trevor Griffiths on Olivier's dope-smoking, Marxist ranting and his 20-year purgatory

Olivier begged him for a role, Jonathan Pryce owes him his career, and his harrowing play about the NHS received near-record public response. So why has it taken 20 years for Trevor Griffiths' masterpiece about the great reformer Thomas Paine to finally make it to the stage?

Fred Perry: Hero from the wrong side of the tracks

To mark the centenary of Fred Perry's birth, his daughter Penny speaks to Paul Newman about her father's bitter struggles with the Wimbledon establishment, and what he'd have made of Andy Murray

Stockport enter administration amid financial woe

League One side Stockport County are facing a 10-point deduction after going into administration today.

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A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
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Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes
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Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs

"I have never regarded anything I have done in "the media" as a proper job"
Lyricist Richard Thomas shares his 11-step recipe for creating a hit West End musical

11-step recipe for creating a West End hit

Richard Thomas, the lyricist behind the Jerry Springer and Anna Nicole Smith operas, explains how Bob Dylan, 'Breaking Bad' and even Noam Chomsky inspired his songbook for the new musical 'Made in Dagenham'
Tonke Dragt's The Letter for the King has finally been translated into English ... 50 years on

Buried treasure: The Letter for the King

The coming-of-age tale about a boy and his mission to save a mythical kingdom has sold a million copies since it was written by an eccentric Dutchwoman in 1962. Yet until last year, no one had read it in English
Can instilling a sense of entrepreneurship in pupils have a positive effect on their learning?

The school that means business

Richard Garner heads to Lancashire, where developing the 'dragons' of the future is also helping one community academy to achieve its educational goals
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The world in your pocket: 10 best tablets

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Lutz Pfannenstiel: The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents

Lutz Pfannenstiel interview

The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents
Pete Jenson: Popular Jürgen Klopp can reignite Borussia Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern Munich

Pete Jenson's a Different League

Popular Klopp can reignite Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern
John Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

The use of the British hostage demonstrates once again the militants' skill and originality in conducting a propaganda war, says Patrick Cockburn
The killer instinct: The man who helps students spot potential murderers

The killer instinct

Phil Chalmers travels the US warning students how to spot possible future murderers, but can his contentious methods really stop the bloodshed?
Clothing the gap: A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd

Clothing the gap

A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd
Fall of the Berlin Wall: Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain