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Wellington Silva

Wellington Silva work permit: Youngster dubbed 'new Neymar' wants to become 'icon' at Arsenal

The winger agreed to join the club in 2009 but has been unable to play a competitive game under Arsene Wenger

Wayne Rooney in training for Manchester United

Wayne Rooney injury latest: Manchester United captain provides boost ahead of Manchester City match

Captain looking likely to return for the derby at the Etihad

Franck Ribery is struck by a pitch invader

Video: Franck Ribery hit in face by pitch invader during Bayern Munich match

The Frenchman initially looked to challenge the pitch invader

Hands off: Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge and manager Brendan Rodgers

Daniel Sturridge injury: Liverpool striker suggests problems could be linked with 'Caribbean vibes'

The England striker has played just four games this season

Owen scores the winner in 2009

Manchester City vs Manchester United: The greatest derby meetings

The rivals clash at the Etihad this weekend

FA official banned after telling female referee her place was 'in the kitchen'

John Cummings hit with four month suspension and fine

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure

Manchester City vs Manchester United combined XI: No place for Yaya Toure... or any United defenders

We select a starting XI based on performances so far this season

Arsenal station and Arsene Wenger and John Terry

John Terry and Arsene Wenger set to make London Underground announcements

Joey Barton and Andros Townsend also involved in London Poppy Day initiative

David Moyes doesn't fear losing his job even if Manchester United are knocked out of the Champions League by Olympiakos

David Moyes 'didn't expect' to get Manchester United job, reveals Everton player Leon Osman

The moment Moyes told his senior players about his impending switch to Old Trafford has been revealed

Steven Gerrard with Daniel Sturridge and Mario Balotelli

Daniel Sturridge defends Mario Balotelli, suggesting university students do 'crazier things than him'

The Liverpool strikers have played just once together

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Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible
Look what's mushrooming now! Meat-free recipes and food scandals help one growing sector

Look what's mushrooming now!

Meat-free recipes and food scandals help one growing sector
Neil Findlay is more a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

More a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

The vilification of the potential Scottish Labour leader Neil Findlay shows how one-note politics is today, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Tenderstem broccoli omelette; Fried eggs with Mexican-style tomato and chilli sauce; Pan-fried cavolo nero with soft-boiled egg

Oeuf quake

Bill Granger's cracking egg recipes
Terry Venables: Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back

Terry Venables column

Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back
Michael Calvin: Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Those at the top are allowing the same issues to go unchallenged, says Michael Calvin