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A young fan in tears after being hit in the face by a wayward Cristiano Ronaldo shot

Cristiano Ronaldo hits kid in the face with a football

The Real Madrid player made up for it though

Adam Johnson at Sunderland

Adam Johnson to continue playing for Sunderland, despite being charged with sexual offences involving child under 16 and 'grooming'

The winger is available for selection as the Black Cats look to beat the drop

Real Madrid vs Barcelona in the Champions League final? It's never happened before

Today's semi-final draw means an El Clasico in Berlin next month remains a possibility

Memphis Depay

Memphis Depay to Manchester United: Striker 'arrives in England' for talks over £25m switch

United understood to be leading chase for the Netherlands international

Champions League draw: The possible semi-finals and why every permutation would be brilliant

We could have an El Clasico or the first meeting between Luis Suarez and Giorgio Chiellini since that bite at the World Cup

Mayweather-Pacquiao tickets on StubHub
Alex Song

Alex Song tries to rival Charles N'Zogbia for worst dressed Premier League player

West Ham player pictured wearing a 'Pharrell Williams hat'

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho backed Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini

Chelsea injury news: Jose Mourinho faces striker crisis ahead of Arsenal match

A look at those who could be absent for the trip to the Emirates

Van Gaal was not pleased with United's first 15 minutes against Manchester City

Manchester United injury news: Michael Carrick and Daley Blind concerns could seen Wayne Rooney continue in midfield

A look at those who will be absent for the trip to Everton

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Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

How a costume drama became a Sunday night staple
Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers as he pushes Tories on housing

Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
Aviation history is littered with grand failures - from the the Bristol Brabazon to Concorde - but what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?

Aviation history is littered with grand failures

But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

Fortress Europe?

Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
Never mind what you're wearing, it's what you're reclining on

Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence