Sport Ipswich and Preston will meet again in the FA Cup third round replay

A look ahead to the midweek FA Cup replay at Deepdale

Woman and girl injured in house blast

A woman and a teenage girl were today being treated in hospital after suffering burns in an explosion at a house, police said.

Record numbers change their name

A record number of people changed their name this year.

Tory hopes shot down amid airbases concern

Tories tumbled to defeat in a Scottish council by-election amid concerns over defence cuts.

Ipswich fightback ends Cobblers cup run

Ipswich Town 3 Northampton Town 1

Gold for Ogogo after Khan jab at selectors

Day seven in the Big Brother bubble of the Talkatora boxing arena and the eviction of Amir Khan's kid brother proved to be a sideshow. Haroon Khan was no match for his flyweight semi-final opponent, losing 9-3 to Suranjoy Mayengbam, the Indian favourite in the 52kg division.

Conkers warning council 'has gone bonkers'

A Conservative minister today suggested that a council which pinned a notice to a horse chestnut tree telling passers-by to beware of falling conkers had "gone bonkers".

Biker who sped at 108mph avoids ban

Magistrates said today they could see "no benefit" in handing a driving ban to a 49-year-old sales engineer who drove a Ducati motorbike at 108mph in a 70mph zone because he had been "stung... and wanted to get home".

Rare Roman lantern found in UK farmer's field

An intact Roman lantern made of bronze, believed by experts to be the only one of its kind in Britain, has been unearthed in a field by a metal-detecting enthusiast.

Edwards storms Palace but Keane is still blue

Crystal Palace 1 Ipswich Town 2

Train crash man still 'critical'

A 58-year-old man remains critically ill three days after suffering "life-threatening" abdominal injuries when the train he was travelling in hit a sewage tanker on a level crossing, prosecutors have said.

Alain de Botton's modernism for the masses

Is the philosopher's new scheme to popularise contemporary architecture trivialising world-class design?

Police bail man arrested in festival rape probe

A 19-year-old man arrested in connection with a second rape allegation at the Latitude Festival was released on bail, police said.

Fire breaks out at nuclear power station

An overnight fire at the Sizewell B nuclear power plant near Leiston on the Suffolk coast was brought under control by eight fire crews after more than six hours.

Sheepshanks gives Capello his backing

Fabio Capello's position as England head coach has been further strengthened after FA board member David Sheepshanks indicated he believes the Italian should stay on in the job.

Thief gives false name to flee jail

A prisoner escaped from jail by giving another inmate's name as he walked out the gates.

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