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Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho's half-time Chelsea team talk: Beep, beep, beep, beep

Chelsea had to come back from 1-0 down at half-time to beat Leicester

Didier Drogba, Cesc Fabregas and Cesar Azpilicueta celebrate victory over Leicester

Didier Drogba: 'I think maybe Chelsea are scared to win the Premier League'

The Blues moved a step closer to the title with a 3-1 win over Leicester

When will Chelsea win the Premier League title?

Victory over Leicester puts them tantalisingly close

Cristiano Ronaldo is beaten to the ball by Alvaro Arbeloa

Cristiano Ronaldo kicks ball in anger - split second after Real Madrid score

Evidence that CR7 is not a team-player mounts

Gary Neville: 'It's absolute nonsense' that Chelsea are boring

England assistant manager dismisses suggestions the soon to be Premier League champions are boring

Leicester vs Chelsea - LIVE! Latest score and updates as Petr Cech makes rare start for Chelsea

Follow the latest news from the King Power Stadium

Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott claims Arsenal have been the 'best team in Europe during 2015' - he's wrong

The Gunners made a late charge for the Premier League title but look almost certain to fall short

Gareth Bale celebrates for Wales

Gareth Bale to Manchester United: Spanish website claims Real Madrid are 'willing to listen to offers'

Welshman has endured a difficult second season at the Bernabeu

Mario Balotelli

Everton's defenders have scored more goals than Liverpool's strikers

Brendan Rodger's side are set to fall short of Champions League qualification

Rooney subsequently said on the club’s in-house TV station that he would never have signed for City

When can Manchester United secure Champions League football?

Louis van Gaal on verge of clinching minimum target for the season

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General Election 2015: Ed Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

He was meant to be Labour's biggest handicap - but has become almost an asset
General Election 2015: A guide to the smaller parties, from the the National Health Action Party to the Church of the Militant Elvis Party

On the margins

From Militant Elvis to Women's Equality: a guide to the underdogs standing in the election
Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt's military regime can be replaced with 'moderate' Islamic rule

'This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of our country'

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister Amr Darrag still believes the opposition can rid Egypt of its military regime and replace it with 'moderate' Islamic rule, he tells Robert Fisk
Why patients must rely less on doctors: Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'

Why patients must rely less on doctors

Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'
Sarah Lucas is the perfect artist to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale

Flesh in Venice

Sarah Lucas has filled the British pavilion at the Venice Biennale with slinky cats and casts of her female friends' private parts. It makes you proud to be a woman, says Karen Wright
11 best anti-ageing day creams

11 best anti-ageing day creams

Slow down the ageing process with one of these high-performance, hardworking anti-agers
Juventus 2 Real Madrid 1: Five things we learnt, including Iker Casillas is past it and Carlos Tevez remains effective

Juventus vs Real Madrid

Five things we learnt from the Italian's Champions League first leg win over the Spanish giants
Ashes 2015: Test series looks a lost cause for England... whoever takes over as ECB director of cricket

Ashes series looks a lost cause for England...

Whoever takes over as ECB director of cricket, says Stephen Brenkley
Fishing for votes with Nigel Farage: The Ukip leader shows how he can work an audience as he casts his line to the disaffected of Grimsby

Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power