Martin Hardy

Martin Hardy is a football reporter at 'The Independent'.

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Peter Crouch scores a late equaliser against Newcastle
Remy Cabella celebrates his goal against Hull

Hull City 0 Newcastle United 3: Steve Bruce has no fears despite losing run

'The one thing I'm not going to do is chuck it in,' Bruce said

Jermain Defoe has joined Sunderland on a three-and-a-half year deal

Sunderland vs Burnley: Gus Poyet says game has to be Sunderland's turning point

Struggling sides meet at Stadium of Light

Papiss Cisse celebraes after scoring Newcastle's second against Chelsea

Newcastle transfer news: Signings are unlikely despite freefall in the Premier League

Papiss Cissé is in a race to play after leaving the African Cup of Nations

Lee Clark’s Blackpool side conceded seven goals in 36 minutes away at Watford on Saturday
Newcastle caretaker manager John Carver (right) reacts

John Carver: Newcastle confirm Carver will remain in charge of the Magpies until the end of the season

Carver was named caretaker manager when Alan Pardew left to join Crystal Palace and will oversee matters until at least the summer

Papiss Cisse celebraes after scoring Newcastle's second against Chelsea

Newcastle United transfer news: Papiss Cissé could net £22.5m in Shanghai surprise

EXCLUSIVE: Striker has been offered to join Sven-Goran Eriksson in China

Jermain Defoe aims to prove he is still England quality after returning to Premier League with Sunderland

Striker will ‘try his best’ to be Black Cats legend in three years’ time

Raheem Sterling break: Brendan Rodgers justifies rest for Liverpool forward

The forward has gone to the Caribbean for a break

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Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

How a costume drama became a Sunday night staple
Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers as he pushes Tories on housing

Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
Aviation history is littered with grand failures - from the the Bristol Brabazon to Concorde - but what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?

Aviation history is littered with grand failures

But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

Fortress Europe?

Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
Never mind what you're wearing, it's what you're reclining on

Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence