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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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine