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When is the Champions League draw? Quarter-final draw times, dates and details with Real Madrid, Barcelona and PSG among last-eight

Times, dates and details after the competition was reduced to eight teams

Angel Di Maria

Angel Di Maria instructs agent to plot Manchester United escape; Chelsea transfer boost; Romelu Lukaku targeted

TRANSFER TALK: A look at today's top rumours, including Gareth Bale and the Inter Milan youngster interesting Arsenal

Neymar boots Luis Suarez in a moment compared to the famous Father Ted scene involving Bishop Brennan

Neymar kicks Luis Suarez on the backside during Barcelona training session in recreation of Father Ted's 'Bishop Brennan' moment

The Catalan side look in relaxed mood ahead of Champions League tie with Manchester City

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates one of his goals

Cristiano Ronaldo 'obsessed' with Lionel Messi and now would be a 'good moment' for Real Madrid to sell him

Ex-Barcelona star Hristo Stoichkov claims the Ballon d'Or holder is 'frustrated'

Mick Schumacher, son of Michael

Michael Schumacher son Mick in 100mph crash

The 15-year-old skidded off the track days after switching karts for F4 cars

Arsene Wenger

Why Arsenal fans can look on the bright side: This season can still be a success despite Champions League elimination

A trip to Wembley in the FA Cup beckons and there is potential for progress in the league

Arsene Wenger watches Arsenal's elimination from the Champions League

Did Arsenal deserve to go out? Arsene Wenger and Per Mertesacker don't agree

Conflicting views on whether the Gunners deserved to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League

Eden Hazard
Michael Carrick is mobbed by his Manchester United team-mates after scoring against former side Spurs

Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal all targeting Manchester City in second place

Michael Carrick, Chris Smalling, Brendan Rodgers and Arsene Wenger have all spoken about the possibility of overhauling the reigning champions

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No postcode? No vote

Floating voters

How living on a houseboat meant I didn't officially 'exist'
Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin

By Reason of Insanity

Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin
Power dressing is back – but no shoulderpads!

Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

Caves were re-opened to the public
'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'

Vince Cable interview

'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor