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Chelsea captain John Terry

John Terry extends Chelsea stay: New contract is not to say 'thank you very much' to captain, says Jose Mourinho

34-year-old will play on at Stamford Bridge next season

Why Arsenal can win the Premier League title, overhauling Chelsea and Manchester City along the way

The Gunners' title aspirations should not be discounted

Paul Pogba

Manchester United and Chelsea transfer target Paul Pogba 'can leave' Juventus if he wants, reveals Giuseppe Marotta

The Italian club's general manager says the midfielder's future is in his own hands

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

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Day In a Page

General Election 2015: The masterminds behind the scenes

The masterminds behind the election

How do you get your party leader to embrace a message and then stick to it? By employing these people
Machine Gun America: The amusement park where teenagers go to shoot a huge range of automatic weapons

Machine Gun America

The amusement park where teenagers go to shoot a huge range of automatic weapons
The ethics of pet food: Why are we are so selective in how we show animals our love?

The ethics of pet food

Why are we are so selective in how we show animals our love?
How Tansy Davies turned 9/11 into her opera 'Between Worlds'

How a composer turned 9/11 into her opera 'Between Worlds'

Tansy Davies makes her operatic debut with a work about the attack on the Twin Towers. Despite the topic, she says it is a life-affirming piece
11 best bedside tables

11 best bedside tables

It could be the first thing you see in the morning, so make it work for you. We find night stands, tables and cabinets to wake up to
Italy vs England player ratings: Did Andros Townsend's goal see him beat Harry Kane and Wayne Rooney to top marks?

Italy vs England player ratings

Did Townsend's goal see him beat Kane and Rooney to top marks?
Danny Higginbotham: An underdog's tale of making the most of it

An underdog's tale of making the most of it

Danny Higginbotham on being let go by Manchester United, annoying Gordon Strachan, utilising his talents to the full at Stoke and plunging into the world of analysis
Audley Harrison's abusers forget the debt he's due, but Errol Christie will always remember what he owes the police

Steve Bunce: Inside Boxing

Audley Harrison's abusers forget the debt he's due, but Errol Christie will always remember what he owes the police
No postcode? No vote

Floating voters

How living on a houseboat meant I didn't officially 'exist'
Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin

By Reason of Insanity

Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin
Power dressing is back – but no shoulderpads!

Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

Caves were re-opened to the public
'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'

Vince Cable interview

'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat