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France striker Loic Remy

Loic Remy latest: QPR manager Harry Redknapp says striker is 'too decent a guy' to leave now

The France international came close to joining Liverpool, and is now being linked with Chelsea and Tottenham

Steven Gerrard in the style of Joshua Reynolds’ Portrait of General John Burgoyne

Sky Sports 5 launch: Bizarre painting of Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard coincides with yet another channel on Sky

Channel dedicated to European football kicks off tonight

Sami Khedira with Mesut Ozil

Sami Khedira transfer latest: Arsenal target 'not leaving' Real Madrid

Bernabeu boss Carlo Ancelotti says World Cup winner will not be moving this summer

Colombia star Juan Cuadrado is a target for Manchester United

Manchester United transfer news: Juan Cuadrado wants Fiorentina exit as Serie A side move for Marko Marin

The Colombia international is among Louis van Gaal's summer targets

Manchester United transfer news: Daley Blind would 'think about it' if Louis van Gaal makes offer

The Netherlands international appears open to a move to Old Trafford

Atletico Madrid deny Santi Cazorla, Javier Hernandez and Fernando Torres will join this summer

The Premier League trio have all been linked with the Spanish champions

Juan Quintero to Arsenal: Midfielder set for £15.8m switch from Porto, according to agent

The transfer would put the future of Santi Cazorla into more doubt

Chile's midfielder Arturo Vidal reacts after losing their match against Brazil in a penalty shoot out after extra-time in the Round of 16 football match between Brazil and Chile

Arturo Vidal to Manchester United: Louis van Gaal wants £47m deal completed quickly as agent discusses move with Juventus

Various reports suggest the Juventus midfielder is moving closer to Old Trafford

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'I’ll tell you what I would not serve - lamb and potatoes'

US ambassador hits out at stodgy British food
Radio Times female powerlist: A 'revolution' in TV gender roles

A 'revolution' in TV gender roles

Inside the Radio Times female powerlist
Endgame: James Frey's literary treasure hunt

James Frey's literary treasure hunt

Riddling trilogy could net you $3m
Fitbit: Because the tingle feels so good

Fitbit: Because the tingle feels so good

What David Sedaris learnt about the world from his fitness tracker
Saudis risk new Muslim division with proposal to move Mohamed’s tomb

Saudis risk new Muslim division with proposal to move Mohamed’s tomb

Second-holiest site in Islam attracts millions of pilgrims each year
Alexander Fury: The designer names to look for at fashion week this season

The big names to look for this fashion week

This week, designers begin to show their spring 2015 collections in New York
Will Self: 'I like Orwell's writing as much as the next talented mediocrity'

'I like Orwell's writing as much as the next talented mediocrity'

Will Self takes aim at Orwell's rules for writing plain English
Meet Afghanistan's middle-class paint-ballers

Meet Afghanistan's middle-class paint-ballers

Toy guns proving a popular diversion in a country flooded with the real thing
Al Pacino wows Venice

Al Pacino wows Venice

Ham among the brilliance as actor premieres two films at festival
Neil Lawson Baker interview: ‘I’ve gained so much from art. It’s only right to give something back’.

Neil Lawson Baker interview

‘I’ve gained so much from art. It’s only right to give something back’.
The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

Wife of President Robert Mugabe appears to have her sights set on succeeding her husband
The model of a gadget launch: Cultivate an atmosphere of mystery and excitement to sell stuff people didn't realise they needed

The model for a gadget launch

Cultivate an atmosphere of mystery and excitement to sell stuff people didn't realise they needed
Alice Roberts: She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

Alice Roberts talks about her new book on evolution - and why her early TV work drew flak from (mostly male) colleagues
Get well soon, Joan Rivers - an inspiration, whether she likes it or not

Get well soon, Joan Rivers

She is awful. But she's also wonderful, not in spite of but because of the fact she's forever saying appalling things, argues Ellen E Jones
Doctor Who Into the Dalek review: A classic sci-fi adventure with all the spectacle of a blockbuster

A fresh take on an old foe

Doctor Who Into the Dalek more than compensated for last week's nonsensical offering