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Andros Townsend celebrates his goal for England
Andros Townsend and Paul Merson

Andros Townsend takes to Twitter to mock Arsenal legend Paul Merson after scoring for England

The Spurs winger came off the bench to score the equaliser in Turin

Andros Townsend scores the equaliser against Italy
Ashley Cole has struggled on the pitch with Roma this season, having a hard time against Arjen Robben, right, in a heavy defeat to Bayern Munich, but off it has embraced life in Italy

Sam Wallace: It is sad and strange that Ashley Cole is English football's great outsider

It is more than a year now since Cole’s last cap for England, against Denmark on 5 March

Wayne Rooney explained to Kane how Italian defenders represent a very different challenge to that usually posed to strikers
The last time Phil Jones played in holding midfield for England was under Fabio Capello

Italy vs England preview: Roy Hodgson to experiment with Phil Jones in midfield while Harry Kane joins Theo Walcott in attack

Kane given his first England start as Rooney drops deeper for Italy friendly

Fabian Delph has one yellow card this season

Fabian Delph adds gentle game to star for England

Steven Gerrard will pass Billy Wright and equal Bobby Charton’s caps tally of 106 caps against Montenegro at Wembley tonight

Chris Smalling in training with the England squad

Chris Smalling: I skipped uni for Roy Hodgson's Fulham team

At the time Smalling was playing non-league football at Maidstone United and planning on going to university in the autumn.

Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring against Lithuania

Aggressive England are a different proposition to last year's World Cup flops, says Wayne Rooney

England fly to Turin on Monday depleted in numbers but with seven wins out of seven since their early exit in Brazil

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Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
Heston Blumenthal to cook up a spice odyssey for British astronaut manning the International Space Station

UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
John Harrison's 'longitude' clock sets new record - 300 years on

‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's dishes highlight the delicate essence of fresh cheeses

Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

More delicate on the palate, milder, fresh cheeses can also be kinder to the waistline
Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own - Michael Calvin

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own