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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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Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game
There's a Good Girl exhibition: How female creatives are changing the way women are portrayed in advertising

In pictures: There's a Good Girl exhibition

The new exhibition reveals how female creatives are changing the way women are portrayed in advertising
UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover - from advent calendars to doll's houses

UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover

It worked with cupcakes, doughnuts and macarons so no wonder someone decided to revamp the humble biscuit
Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

It's no surprise that the building game born in Sweden in 2009 and now played by millions, has imitators keen to construct their own mega money-spinner
The King's School is way ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology

Staying connected: The King's School

The school in Cambridgeshire is ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology. Richard Garner discovers how teachers and pupils stay connected
Christmas 2014: 23 best women's perfumes

Festively fragrant: the best women's perfumes

Give a loved one a luxe fragrance this year or treat yourself to a sensual pick-me-up
Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrates century with trademark display of speed and intuition

Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund

The Ox celebrates century with trademark display of speed and intuition
Billy Joe Saunders vs Chris Eubank Jnr: When two worlds collide

When two worlds collide

Traveller Billy Joe Saunders did not have a pampered public-school upbringing - unlike Saturday’s opponent Chris Eubank Jnr
Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: Drifting and forgotten - turning lives around for ex-soldiers

Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: Turning lives around for ex-soldiers

Our partner charities help veterans on the brink – and get them back on their feet
Putin’s far-right ambition: Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU

Putin’s far-right ambition

Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU
Tove Jansson's Moominland: What was the inspiration for Finland's most famous family?

Escape to Moominland

What was the inspiration for Finland's most famous family?