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A view of the action during the game between Manchester City and Roma

Manchester City fans hit back at Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand amid criticism of Etihad atmosphere

Supporters hit back at criticism following Champions League draw with Roma

Ronaldinho signs the t-shirt of a pitch invader

Video: Ronaldinho signs shirt DURING Mexican league match - proving pitch invaders are becoming more ballsy

The Brazilian has caused a bit of a stir since his switch to Queretaro

Arsenal have suffered 889 injuries since August 2002 - over 300 more than Liverpool

Arsene Wenger is facing yet another crisis ahead of the match against Galatasaray

Cheik Tiote

Arsenal transfer news: Cheik Tiote reveals he is open to switch from Newcastle to Gunners

The midfielder is thought to be keen to move on from St James' Park

Rio Ferdinand, Alan Shearer, Alan Hansen and Gary Lineker during Hansen's final broadcast

Rio Ferdinand reveals how he became the DJ at a Brazilian shack for an Alan Hansen party

The pair had been working on the World Cup together for the BBC

New broom: Louis van Gaal has agreed to £157m of spending since his arrival

Rio Ferdinand reveals how Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal made a 'big impression'

QPR defender noticed differences between the Dutch camp and England's during the World Cup

David Beckham with Beyonce and Jay-Z watching PSG

David Beckham, Jay-Z and Beyonce watch PSG vs Barcelona

Former England captain takes celebrity pals to watch Champions League game

Arjen Robben as E.T. goes viral after Bayern Munich players are evacuated from hotel

The Dutchman was pictured trying to keep warm as he waited on the street after a fire alarm

Angel Di Maria reveals wish to return to Argentina - but don't worry Manchester United fans...

...he doesn't plan to return any time soon

Simon Mignolet calm despite expected Liverpool move for Victor Valdes

Goalkeeper has endured an inconsistent start to the new season

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Italian couples fake UK divorce scam on an ‘industrial scale’

Welcome to Maidenhead, the divorce capital of... Italy

A look at the the legal tourists who exploited our liberal dissolution rules
Time to stop running: At the start of Yom Kippur and with anti-Semitism flourishing, one Jew can no longer ignore his identity

Time to stop running

At the start of Yom Kippur and with anti-Semitism flourishing, one Jew can no longer ignore his identity
Tom and Jerry cartoons now carry a 'racial prejudice' warning on Amazon

Tom and Jerry cartoons now carry a 'racial prejudice' warning on Amazon

The vintage series has often been criticised for racial stereotyping
An app for the amorous: Could Good2Go end disputes about sexual consent - without being a passion-killer?

An app for the amorous

Could Good2Go end disputes about sexual consent - without being a passion-killer?
Llansanffraid is now Llansantffraid. Welsh town changes its name, but can you spot the difference?

Llansanffraid is now Llansantffraid

Welsh town changes its name, but can you spot the difference?
Charlotte Riley: At the peak of her powers

Charlotte Riley: At the peak of her powers

After a few early missteps with Chekhov, her acting career has taken her to Hollywood. Next up is a role in the BBC’s gangster drama ‘Peaky Blinders’
She's having a laugh: Britain's female comedians have never had it so good

She's having a laugh

Britain's female comedians have never had it so good, says stand-up Natalie Haynes
Sistine Chapel to ‘sing’ with new LED lights designed to bring Michelangelo’s masterpiece out of the shadows

Let there be light

Sistine Chapel to ‘sing’ with new LEDs designed to bring Michelangelo’s masterpiece out of the shadows
Great British Bake Off, semi-final, review: Richard remains the baker to beat

Tensions rise in Bake Off's pastry week

Richard remains the baker to beat as Chetna begins to flake
Paris Fashion Week, spring/summer 2015: Time travel fashion at Louis Vuitton in Paris

A look to the future

It's time travel fashion at Louis Vuitton in Paris
The 10 best bedspreads

The 10 best bedspreads

Before you up the tog count on your duvet, add an extra layer and a room-changing piece to your bed this autumn
Arsenal vs Galatasaray: Five things we learnt from the Emirates

Arsenal vs Galatasaray

Five things we learnt from the Gunners' Champions League victory at the Emirates
Stuart Lancaster’s long-term deal makes sense – a rarity for a decision taken by the RFU

Lancaster’s long-term deal makes sense – a rarity for a decision taken by the RFU

This deal gives England a head-start to prepare for 2019 World Cup, says Chris Hewett
Ebola outbreak: The children orphaned by the virus – then rejected by surviving relatives over fear of infection

The children orphaned by Ebola...

... then rejected by surviving relatives over fear of infection
Pride: Are censors pandering to homophobia?

Are censors pandering to homophobia?

US film censors have ruled 'Pride' unfit for under-16s, though it contains no sex or violence