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Arsene Wenger

Arsenal complete deal for 'the next Lionel Messi'; Benedikt Howedes to Tottenham; Newcastle move for £10m Charlie Austin

TRANSFER TALK: A look at today's top rumours, including Manchester City trio heading to Italy and Carl Jenkinson's future

David Ospina

David Ospina has highest win ratio in Premier League history thanks to Arsenal run

The Colombian's arrival in the side has coincided with an incredible set of results 

Eden Hazard and Aaron Ramsey

Why Manchester United, Sunderland and West Brom could hold the keys to the Premier League title for Chelsea and Arsenal

Chelsea are well in command with Arsenal their nearest rivals

Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling to Real Madrid: The Liverpool forward would be out of his depth at the Bernabeu

COMMENT: The reigning European champions might be 'monitoring' the England international's contract negotiations, but a move this summer would be too soon

Malky Mackay

The 2014/15 managerial sack race: A look at this season's casualties, including Malky Mackay

Some were fired, others went of their own free will - here we look at all the separations between club and manager

John Terry and Diego Costa

When can Chelsea guarantee winning the Premier League title? And what's the earliest it can happen?

Jose Mourinho's side look almost certain to triumph this season

Andy Murray with Kim Sears
Edinson Cavani
Sergio Aguero

Eight things we learnt: Manchester City rely too much on Sergio Aguero; Sterling not good enough for Arsenal; Charlie Adam goal was best

ANALYSIS: Louis van Gaal is enjoying Manchester United's rivalry with Liverpool and the relegation battle is where the real excitement is

Shutthefrontdoor pictured ahead of the 2015 Grand National

Grand National 2015 runners: When will the 40 runners be confirmed?

The race takes place this Saturday at 4.15pm

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General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef succumbs to his sugar cravings with super-luxurious sweet treats

Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
Everton vs Manchester United: Steven Naismith demands 'better' if Toffees are to upset the odds against United

Steven Naismith: 'We know we must do better'

The Everton forward explains the reasons behind club's decline this season
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Praise to Arsene Wenger for having the courage of his convictions

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Praise to Wenger for having the courage of his convictions