Ian Herbert

Ian Herbert is Chief Sportswriter at The Independent.

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Police want the right of veto over the televised Friday night matches

Why the police are ready for a Friday night fight following new Premier League TV deal

Clubs claim forces have been charging more than they should for policing high-profile games – and that they are cashing in on football

Roy Hodgson wants to continue as England manager for another two years beyond next summer

Roy Hodgson keen to stay on as England manager until 2018

Hodgson is understood to be ready to lead the Three Lions to the World Cup for a second time, despite the disappointment of Brazil last year

Vincent Kompany looks on from the stands
David Silva celebrates his goal
The Hillsborough disaster took the lives of 96 Liverpool fans

Hillsborough police ‘told to pin blame on Liverpool fans’

Officers directed to gather evidence of fans’ drinking before disaster, former inspector tells inquest

Manuel Pellegrini

Manuel Pellegrini future: Manchester City manager comes out fighting and insists City not 'desperate' for Premier League title

The Chilean is under pressure following defeats to Barcelona and Liverpool

Brendan Rodgers

Manuel Pellegrini future: Why Manchester City could turn to Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers if Pellegrini is dismissed

The Liverpool manager will be the first option after Pep Guardiola, writes Ian Herbert

Greg Dyke’s plan to allow Premier League side to form B-teams was mocked but may still have legs

Greg Dyke's dream alive with lower league clubs open to facing top B-teams

Smaller continental sides enjoy the TV revenues that come with playing the  B-teams of elite sides

A view of the gates outside Anfield

Liverpool turn a profit for first time since 2008 and 19 per cent rise in revenue

Reds go from £49.8m loss to small pre-tax profit

England coach Peter Moores watches his team’s latest hopeless performance in Wellington

Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value

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Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin

By Reason of Insanity

Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin
Power dressing is back – but no shoulderpads!

Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

Caves were re-opened to the public
'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'

Vince Cable interview

'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor