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Dion Dublin has been announced for Homes Under The Hammer

Dion Dublin makes debut on Homes Under The Hammer - the internet reacts and so does he

We take a look at what people made of the former footballer turning his hand to presenting a property auction show

Arsene Wenger

Arsenal complete deal for 'the next Lionel Messi'; Benedikt Howedes to Tottenham; Newcastle move for £10m Charlie Austin

TRANSFER TALK: A look at today's top rumours, including Manchester City trio heading to Italy and Carl Jenkinson's future

David Ospina

David Ospina has highest win ratio in Premier League history thanks to Arsenal run

The Colombian's arrival in the side has coincided with an incredible set of results 

Eden Hazard and Aaron Ramsey

Why Manchester United, Sunderland and West Brom could hold the keys to the Premier League title for Chelsea and Arsenal

Chelsea are well in command with Arsenal their nearest rivals

Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling to Real Madrid: The Liverpool forward would be out of his depth at the Bernabeu

COMMENT: The reigning European champions might be 'monitoring' the England international's contract negotiations, but a move this summer would be too soon

Malky Mackay

The 2014/15 managerial sack race: A look at this season's casualties, including Malky Mackay

Some were fired, others went of their own free will - here we look at all the separations between club and manager

John Terry and Diego Costa

When can Chelsea guarantee winning the Premier League title? And what's the earliest it can happen?

Jose Mourinho's side look almost certain to triumph this season

Andy Murray with Kim Sears
Edinson Cavani
Sergio Aguero

Eight things we learnt: Manchester City rely too much on Sergio Aguero; Sterling not good enough for Arsenal; Charlie Adam goal was best

ANALYSIS: Louis van Gaal is enjoying Manchester United's rivalry with Liverpool and the relegation battle is where the real excitement is

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NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

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