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Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale to quit Real Madrid? Wales international will 'resist' interest from Manchester United and Chelsea

The forward has been linked with an exit from the Bernabeu

Sergio Aguero in action against Burnley

Joe Hart rates Sergio Aguero above every other striker - including Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney

The England keeper says Messi is 'phenomenal' - but Aguero is the best

The German side stand in silence in tribute to the Germanwings victims

Germanwings crash: World of football pays tribute to victims

Silence and black armbands during last night's friendly between Germany and Australia

Chase & Status

Snowbombing 2015: We wouldn't ask Kanye West to headline

Festival founder Gareth Cooper talks ambitious plans for the future and why he would have steered away from this summer's most controversial festival headliner

Manchester City, Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool, Southampton and Tottenham: Which sides will finish in the top four?

A look at which sides look the likeliest to qualify for the Champions League based on current form and remaining fixtures

Petr Cech has lost his place to Thibaut Courtois

Petr Cech reveals eagerness to quit Chelsea with Arsenal and Real Madrid waiting in wings

Goalkeeper has been forced to play second fiddle to Thibaut Courtois

Jose Enrique swims with dolphins

Jose Enrique takes break from Liverpool to swim with dolphins

Defender pictured with partner getting up close with the animals

Chris Smalling

Arsenal transfer news: Gunners to 'make £12m bid' for Manchester United defender Chris Smalling

The England international has enjoyed an impressive season

Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho says Liverpool still have 'big chance' of top four finish, pointing to tough Manchester United run-in

Brazilian midfielder keeping the faith, despite defeat at Anfield

Manchester City

How Manchester City can overhaul Chelsea and still win the Premier League title

It's too early to dismiss Manuel Pellegrini's side

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Day In a Page

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