Martin Hardy

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

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Arsenal are believed to be lining up a £9m offer for Moussa Sissoko

Arsenal transfer news: Managerless Newcastle set to rebuff approach for Moussa Sissoko

The French midfielder has been outstanding for the Magpies this season

Fabricio Coloccini has told Newcastle bosses he does not want to take over as the next Newcastle boss if Alan Pardew leaves

Fabricio Coloccini tells Newcastle United he does not want to take over as boss if Alan Pardew leaves

Defender had support within the club because of his strong relationship with club owner Mike Ashley

Fabricio Coloccini celebrates his goal

Fabricio Coloccini: How defender's power has grown within St James’ Park

At the start of last year he wanted out but now defender has huge influence with owner and in the dressing room

Fabricio Coloccini set for Newcastle United job

EXCLUSIVE: Argentinian defender amazingly lined up to replace Alan Pardew, who closes on Crystal Palace post after £2m compensation agreed

Papiss Demba Cisse of Newcastle United celebrates with team-mate Jack Colback after scoring against Everton

Newcastle vs Everton match report: Alan Pardew no-show after victory fuels rumours of Crystal Palace move

Newcastle 3 Everton 2: Papiss Cisse, Ayoze Perez and Jack Colback on target as Magpies hold on, but manager fails to engage in usual post-match media duties

James Chester heads Hull into the lead as he gets the better of Sebastian Coates

Sunderland vs Hull match report: Nikica Jelvic caps remarkable comeback to ease pressure on Steve Bruce

Sunderland 1 Hull 3: Adam Johnson scored for the second game running to put the Black Cats ahead but Gaston Ramirez and James Chester turned things around

Alan Pardew reacts on the touchline
Adam Johnson (right) gets a celebratory hug from John O’Shea on Sunday

Newcastle 0 Sunderland 1: Adam Johnson joy at goal that will live with him for ever

'To have scored the winner, in the last minute, in front of the Gallowgate End for Sunderland can never be taken away from me now,' he said

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet celebrates Adam Johnson's goal

Newcastle vs Sunderland: Day that Sunderland turned the derby tide

Sunderland wrested control off Newcastle in 2012 - and have not handed it back

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Power dressing is back

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Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
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The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
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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
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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
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Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

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