Ian Herbert

Ian Herbert is Chief Sportswriter at The Independent.

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Cristian Montano playing for Oxford United in 2012

More woe for Oldham as sacked player plans to sue for £100,000

Exclusive: Winger Cristian Montano considers action for wrongful dismissal after match-fixing charges against him are dropped

Brendan Rodgers (left) and Mario Balotelli

Brendan Rodgers: Mario Balotelli will not be going anywhere in this transfer window

The £16m has yet to open his Premier League account for Liverpool

A proposed rear view of the Anfield Main Stand

Liverpool stadium: Anfield club expect to match Chelsea in match-day revenue when their expanded new stand opens next year

Liverpool remain a huge distance behind Manchester United and Arsenal in terms of match-day revenues

Radamel Falcao

Manchester United vs Southampton: Radamel Falcao absence casts doubt over future at Old Trafford

Falcao has scored three goals after an outlay of around £20m

Oldham Manager Lee Johnson

Ched Evans: Oldham return to struggle for survival as harsh glare of spotlight fades

The League One outfit had been on the verge of signing the convicted rapist

Manchester City are close to signing Swansea's Wilfried Bony, who would cost at least £26m
Dusan Tadic celebrates the opening goal at Old Trafford

Oldham fans are defiant after the Ched Evans circus moves on

Some supporters appalled by pro-Evans chants but majority wish to remain neutral

Frank Lampard was due to join New York City on 1 January, but Manchester City have kept him

Red faces for City as Lampard has say in row

The player is clearly unhappy with damage to his reputation

New West Brom manager Tony Pulis

Can rescue act Pulis save West Brom from drop?

New West Brom manager Pulis oversees first league game today looking to cement reputation as Resurrection Man

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Lost without a trace

But, a year on, the search continues for Flight MH370
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Germany's spy HQ springs a leak

Thieves break into new €1.5bn complex... to steal taps
International Women's Day 2015: Celebrating the whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir's seminal feminist polemic, 'The Second Sex', has been published in short-form for International Women's Day
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Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Why would I want to employ someone I’d be happy to have as my boss, asks Simon Kelner
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Confessions of a planespotter

With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent. Sam Masters explains the appeal
Russia's gulag museum 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities

Russia's gulag museum

Ministry of Culture-run site 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities
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The big fresh food con

Joanna Blythman reveals the alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay
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Virginia Ironside was my landlady

Tim Willis reveals what it's like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7
Paris Fashion Week 2015: The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp

Paris Fashion Week 2015

The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp
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8 best workout DVDs

If your 'New Year new you' regime hasn’t lasted beyond February, why not try working out from home?
Paul Scholes column: I don't believe Jonny Evans was spitting at Papiss Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible

Paul Scholes column

I don't believe Evans was spitting at Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible
Miguel Layun interview: From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
Frank Warren column: Amir Khan ready to meet winner of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

Khan ready to meet winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao

The Bolton fighter is unlikely to take on Kell Brook with two superstar opponents on the horizon, says Frank Warren
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Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable