Matt Butler

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

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Paul Gascoigne on BT Sport

Paul Gascoigne and Russel Brand on BT Sport: Fragility, warmth, humour – it's good to see Gazza on form again

VIEW FROM THE SOFA: Matchday Live with Fletch and Sav,  BT Sport 1

George North was partly at fault for England's second try, scored by Jonathan Joseph

Smug Jonathan Davies and Co, who mocked George North incident, should know concussion is no laughing matter

VIEW FROM THE SOFA: Six Nations Forum BBC Red Button

David Moyes comes from the country that brought us the deep-fried pizza and Mars bar

Matt Butler: Goodbye Mr Moyes... It's what happens when the chips are down, David

It was a foolish move to ban the dish at Manchester United, especially for a man who comes from the country that brought us the deep-fried pizza and Mars bar

Tony Fernandes wants a head coach to bring through talent

Matt Butler: QPR chairman Tony Fernandes sees the light at end of a very costly tunnel

He has come to a realisation that an academy system is a good idea

Matt Butler: Another commentators’ jolly – all the way to the Salford Aussie Open

View from the sofa: Australian Open men’s final BBC 1

Jose Mourinho looks on on Saturday

Jose Mourinho admits lack of depth could hurt Chelsea

His squad's soft underbelly was comprehensively exposed in shock Bradford loss

Jon Stead scores for Bradford
Thierry Henry (centre), Graeme Souness (left) and Ed Chamberlain (right) in the Sky studio at the Etihad

Thierry Henry makes his Sky Sports debut: The Arsenal legend didn't quite justify the build-up

View From The Sofa: A look at the Arsenal legend's punditry debut since signing for Sky

Kevin Pietersen makes yet another England plea

Sacked batsman claims Morgan ‘would love’ to have him in his World Cup side

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Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

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, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn