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Eric Dier has completed a £4m move to Tottenham from Sporting Lisbon

Tottenham: 25-man Premier League squad list

Spurs seeking top-four place under new manager Mauricio Pochettino

Mario Balotelli posted this picture on his Instagram account today

Liverpool: 25-man Premier League squad list

Reds deliver squad that's looking to 'go again' for the title

Bacary Sagna in action for Manchester City

Arsenal vs Manchester City: Bacary Sagna risks angering Arsenal fans with 'career boost' comment

Defender returns to Emirates for first time since departure

England vs Norway audience figures well beaten by Great British Bake-Off

Nearly twice as many people tuned into the cookery show than the friendly international

James Milner in action for England against Norway

James Milner pass: Is this the worst pass ever by an England international?

Manchester City midfielder embarrasses himself at Wembley

A view of Wembley Stadium prior to England vs Norway

England vs Norway team news: Danny Welbeck named on bench for Wembley friendly

Roy Hodgson named his side for tonight's friendly yesterday

FIFA 15: Juan Mata ranked above Cesc Fabregas on latest title

And it seems the real players take it very seriously

Andrew Johnson during his first spell at Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace sign Andrew Johnson on short-term deal

The striker returns for a second spell at Selhurst Park

Wayne Rooney in action against Burnley

Paul Parker labels Wayne Rooney 'awful' and urges Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal to drop him

Former defender says the only thing remarkable about the captain's latest performance was how much he was paid for it

Louis van Gaal, right, and Ryan Giggs after Manchester United’s 0-0 draw at Burnley on Saturday

Louis van Gaal 'doesn't regret' joining Manchester United, but says Tottenham job would have been 'easier'

The Dutchman was heavily linked with White Hart Lane before United came calling

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Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam