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It feels imperative Sunderland at least get another point at Villa next week

Margaret Thatcher funeral: Welsh miners pay respect despite anger towards the former Tory prime minister

Traditional Welsh respect for the dead has ensured that few have an appetite for public protest

Thousands still at risk from measles outbreak in Wales continues to grow

The measles outbreak in Wales is “showing no signs of going away” despite last weekend’s measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination drive, health officials have warned.

Swansea measles outbreak: Confirmed cases rise to nearly 700

A big increase in measles cases has prompted health bosses to renew a plea for unvaccinated people to get their MMR jabs immediately.

Brendan Rodgers and Rafael Benitez

Rafael Benitez to return to Liverpool? Not likely says Brendan Rodgers

The Chelsea interim-manager is keen to continue working in the Premier League next season

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Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe set to miss both legs of Europa League tie against Basel

England striker has suffered a muscle injury and will also miss crucial Premier League clash against Everton

Defender Steven Caulker (centre) is highly thought of at Tottenham

AVB thankful Swans shaped Steven Caulker to be a rising star for Spurs

Great expectations accompany Steven Caulker from Tottenham's training ground on London's northern-eastern fringes to White Hart Lane and beyond. He only turned 21 four days after Christmas yet has accumulated enough experiences to make for a better story than any the would-be novelist Frank Lampard might come up with. The plotline takes another subtle twist this afternoon and it is a tale that his manager believes has the potential for the happiest of endings.

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Sunderland v Manchester United preview: After last year's last-gasp heartbreak, Nemanja Vidic remains wary

Nemanja Vidic will not be celebrating a Manchester United title triumph until he has the trophy in his hands.

Dan Biggar

Wales fly-half Dan Biggar agrees new deal with Ospreys

The 23-year-old will remain at Liberty Stadium until 2016

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Bayern Munich v Arsenal: Arsene Wenger to ring changes - could these players rescue the Gunners' Champions League hopes?

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West Bromwich Albion's Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku (C) runs to celebrate after scoring

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Swansea City 1 Newcastle United 0 match report: Alan Pardew confident relegation scrap can be avoided

Newcastle are just six points clear of the drop zone with 10 games to play

Michael Laudrup celebrates winning the trophy yesterday

Michael Laudrup says League Cup victory eclipses any that he won as player

Michael Laudrup last night set his Capital One Cup win with Swansea City apart from even the famous triumphs of his glorious playing days.

Lord Rennard, former Lib Dem chief executive

Lib Dems investigate claims of Lord Rennard sex harassment

Former party chief denies that he inappropriately touched female party workers

Brendan Rodgers, the Liverpool manager, is not amused

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers 'bemused' over Swansea scheduling

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