Matt Butler

Matt Butler is a sports writer for The Independent and i paper

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Football League round-up: Five-star MK Dons up to Championship as Preston blow it

Another last day of drama in the Football League as MK Dons beat Preston to a shot at the Championship

Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: The morning after the fight before, the boxing party that wasn’t all it was meant to be

View from the sofa: Boxing on Radio 5 Live; Virtually Famous on Channel 4

Jessica Ennis-Hill

Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I missed the adrenalin rush – Peppa Pig doesn't cut it'

Jessica Ennis-Hill is ready for her track return after having a baby but admits to Matt Butler that she is feeling nervous

Paula Radcliffe after finishing the London Marathon - the final competitive race of her career
Shaun Marsden proposes to Susie Chan at the end of the Marathon des Sables
Robbie Britton holds his medals after the 24-hour race

Ultra-running: Robbie Britton covers Nike swoosh on the podium in protest about sponsoring of drugs cheat Justin Gatlin

Britton finished third in the 24-hour world championships

Robbie Britton in action

Ultra-runner Robbie Britton hits out at Nike: 'If I get on the podium I'm covering up the swoosh'

British runner takes on the 24-hour challenge starting on Saturday

Alan Pardew

Crystal Palace vs Manchester City preview: Alan Pardew keen to prove a point against City for British brigade of managers

The sides meet at Selhurst Park in the Monday night fixture

Frank Lampard

Not-so-fat Frank Lampard revealed as he really is during Alan Carr interview – quite a nice bloke

VIEW FROM THE SOFA: Alan Carr: Chatty Man, Channel 4

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Fishing for votes with Nigel Farage: The Ukip leader shows how he can work an audience as he casts his line to the disaffected of Grimsby

Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
Welcome to the world of Megagames

Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Russell Brand's interview with Ed Miliband has got everyone talking about The Trews

Everyone is talking about The Trews

Russell Brand's 'true news' videos attract millions of viewers. But today's 'Milibrand' interview introduced his resolutely amateurish style to a whole new crowd
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living