Simon Rice

Simon Rice is Online Sports Editor for The Independent

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Arsenal transfer news and rumours: Loic Perrin confirms interest from Gunners; Lukas Podolski exit confirmed

A look at the latest transfer talk surrounding the Gunners

Divock Origi in action for Lille
Lukas Podolski has not featured regularly for Arsenal this season

Lukas Podolski Arsenal exit: Striker 'travels to Milan' to complete Inter switch

The World Cup winner is close to leaving the Emirates

Paddy McGuinness with Emile Heskey

Emile Heskey boots cleaned by Paddy McGuinness as comedian suffers consequences of Twitter pledge

Heskey returned to his former club Bolton and scored on his first appearance

Arsenal transfer news and rumours: Lukas Podolski nears exit; Fans want Victor Wanyama; 'Next Manuel Neuer' linked

A look at today's transfer speculation concerning the Gunners

Quarterback Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks celebrates with offensive lineman Tyler Johnstone #64

Rose Bowl: Florida State defeat to Oregon made even more embarrassing after players block each other

Oregon Ducks advance to the College Football Championsip final after stunning 59-20 win

Ashley Young comes off injured against Stoke

Manchester United injury list: Ashley Young joins Angel Di Maria on sidelines for Yeovil FA Cup tie

A look at those absent for the FA Cup trip to Yeovil

Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard future: Where next for the Liverpool captain - AC Milan, Real Madrid, MLS?

A look at the possible options open to Gerrard

Louis van Gaal holds his notebook

Louis van Gaal writes down 'stupid free kick' in his notebook during Manchester United draw with Stoke

Manchester United manager seems less than impressed with someone

Ashley Young comes off injured against Stoke
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee