Robin Scott-Elliot

Robin Scott-Elliot is a Sports News Correspondent for The Independent.

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First foot: Helena Costa is about to take charge as head coach of Clermont Foot in France’s Ligue 2

Helena Costa: 'Just judge me as a coach not as a woman'

First female to manage a top team gets Jose Mourinho's backing but she wants results to be all that counts
Laura Trott (left) was taken to hospital after falling in a crash

Laura Trott vows to race on after crash but Dan Martin's Giro d'Italia is brutally cut short

Double Olympic champion cleared to continue after bad fall, while Irishman's hopes are ended on opening stage in Belfast
Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard after England’s 2010 World Cup exit at the hands of Germany. Action is needed if the cycle of international failure is to be broken

Greg Dyke proposals: How is the FA aiming to get England back to the top?

Robin Scott-Elliot answers key questions raised by Greg Dyke's 82-page report which proposes visa restrictions, B teams and strategic loans
Marianne Vos, the pre-race favourite, in action

Women's Tour starts on a high as big crowds catch riders by surprise

Hannah Barnes leads next generation of British road racers after noise of spectators deceives Armitstead into attacking too soon

Marianne Vos (left) celebrates after beating Lizzie Armitstead to Olympic gold in London 2012
Wojciech Szczesny would like to play in the FA Cup final

Arsenal season has been a failure, says Wojciech Szczesny

The Gunners should be competing for the Premier League title says keeper

Olivier Giroud celebrates his goal against West Brom

Arsenal 1 West Brom 0 match report: Arsene Wenger consumed by regrets despite Gunners' sunny stroll

French striker Olivier Giroud scored the only goal of the game

Dirty business: Marco Pantani, one of cycling’s most charismatic figures, was widely mourned with many holding others responsible for his death
Matt Prior is expected to don the gloves again next week

Peter Moores confronts early problem of Matt Prior’s fitness

Prior has not kept wicket since being dropped from the Test side in mid-December, and having played in Sussex’s opening Championship game as a batsman only, he has sat out the county’s last two matches to undergo further treatment on his troublesome Achilles.

Graham Gooch working with Alastair Cook during nets at The Oval last year

Graham Gooch dismissed: ‘I used to get his autograph, so to sack him was tough’ says Alastair Cook

Captain explains how difficult it was to part with Gooch, his mentor and a great England servant

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The saffron censorship that governs India: Why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression

The saffron censorship that governs India

Zareer Masani reveals why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression
Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Supreme Court rules Dominic Grieve's ministerial veto was invalid
Distressed Zayn Malik fans are cutting themselves - how did fandom get so dark?

How did fandom get so dark?

Grief over Zayn Malik's exit from One Direction seemed amusing until stories of mass 'cutting' emerged. Experts tell Gillian Orr the distress is real, and the girls need support
The galaxy collisions that shed light on unseen parallel Universe

The cosmic collisions that have shed light on unseen parallel Universe

Dark matter study gives scientists insight into mystery of space
The Swedes are adding a gender-neutral pronoun to their dictionary

Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

Why, asks Simon Usborne, must English still struggle awkwardly with the likes of 's/he' and 'they'?
Disney's mega money-making formula: 'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan

Disney's mega money-making formula

'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan
Lobster has gone mainstream with supermarket bargains for £10 or less - but is it any good?

Lobster has gone mainstream

Anthea Gerrie, raised on meaty specimens from the waters around Maine, reveals how to cook up an affordable feast
Easter 2015: 14 best decorations

14 best Easter decorations

Get into the Easter spirit with our pick of accessories, ornaments and tableware
Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

Paul Scholes column

Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season
Inside the Kansas greenhouses where Monsanto is 'playing God' with the future of the planet

The future of GM

The greenhouses where Monsanto 'plays God' with the future of the planet
Britain's mild winters could be numbered: why global warming is leaving UK chillier

Britain's mild winters could be numbered

Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever, scientists say
Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Donation brings total raised by Homeless Veterans campaign to at least £1.25m
Oh dear, the most borrowed book at Bank of England library doesn't inspire confidence

The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

The book's fifth edition is used for Edexcel exams
Cowslips vs honeysuckle: The hunt for the UK’s favourite wildflower

Cowslips vs honeysuckle

It's the hunt for UK’s favourite wildflower
Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice?

Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

A fresh twist reveals the Liberal MP was targeted by the notorious South African intelligence agency Boss