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Sven-Goran Eriksson facing the sack

Sven-Goran Eriksson's agent Athole Still today claimed it is "looking odds against" the Swede still being manager of Manchester City next season.

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Following in the volatile vapour cloud of Naomi Campbell – carried off a British Airways flight in handcuffs seven days ago after a screaming row which ended with the model allegedly spitting at a police officer – a fuming Courtney Love has had her collar felt by a British airline's security detail.

Over the top? Look who's talking. But maybe Campbell has a point on the press

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Eriksson frustrated as clubs close transfer door

Thaksin Shinawatra's money is starting to burn a hole in Sven Goran Eriksson's pocket. Two weeks to go and still no new names to add to the Mexican Nery Castillo. The Swede admitted yesterday that he was finding the pursuit of players harder than he had anticipated, with clubs reluctant to release those who have told him they are interested in signing.

Russian diplomat killed and four kidnapped in Baghdad

A Russian diplomat was killed and four others were abducted in Baghdad yesterday. The victims, who have not been named, were travelling in a diplomatic car which was ambushed near the Russian embassy in the Mansour district of Baghdad.

Notice served on inflexible savings deals

In an age where we want everything now and can move money online at the click of a button, there is something terribly old-fashioned about holding your hard-earnt money in a savings account that makes you wait up to four months to get your hands on your cash.

Personal column: A gong for grime

Michael Winner has boasted of turning down an OBE because it was the sort of honour 'awarded to toilet cleaners'. Sheena Grant MBE has scrubbed and polished at the University of Aberdeen for 23 years

Editor-At-Large: Lancashire hotpot? For the love of Pauline, give it up man

As romantic celebrations go, it was a menu that revealed an awful lot. For John Prescott's 68th birthday dinner, his long-suffering wife Pauline cooked him a hotpot. Yes, a hotpot. Instead of braving the media, the cameras, the gawpers and the regular diners at his favourite Chinese restaurant in Hull, the Prescotts decided to batten down the hatches and celebrate behind closed doors at the family home. We owe the revelations about the homely fare on offer to John, of course. For Pauline, true to form, has said nothing. From the moment John put his foot in it by revealing that Pauline didn't want to mess up her hair at the party conference in Bournemouth several years ago, and so committed the environmental crime of taking the Jaguar 200 yards from her hotel to the delegates' hall, Pauline has wisely decided that the less she says about anything the better.

Fishing Lines: Bass record survives the backbiting

Mac Weakley reckons he is one of the world's top poker players. But even if he won the world championship, the winnings would be far less than he could have earned from catching a fish.

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