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Watchdog fiddles with €25m lifeline as Colosseum crumbles

Plans to restore Rome's crumbling Colosseum have hit another snag, after Italy's anti-trust watchdog declared that a €25m lifeline thrown by a luxury goods company breaks competition laws.

Fulham have made an offer for Lopez

Fulham make bid for Catania striker Maxi Lopez

Fulham have made an offer for Catania striker Maxi Lopez, according to the Italian club.

Transfer window: Who's chasing who in the Premier League

Club-by-club guide to a busy month ahead
Devis Mangia was sacked by Palermo

Palermo fire coach Devis Mangia

Palermo fired coach Devis Mangia on Monday, six weeks after extending his contract until the end of next season.

Socrates pictured in 1986

Brazil football legend Socrates dies aged 57

The Brazilian Football Federation have paid tribute to former national team captain Socrates, who died today aged 57.

The Colosseum contracts have been awarded to large-scale building firms without specialist knowledge

'Cowboy builders' blamed for Rome's crumbling Colosseum

An ambitious attempt to save Rome's Colosseum from collapse is being undermined by the authorities' cost-cutting decision to employ ordinary builders rather than specialists to perform the delicate overhaul, restoration experts have claimed.

Sinisa Mihajlovic grew increasingly unpopular

Sinisa Mihajlovic steps down as Fiorentina manager

Sinisa Mihajlovic has stepped down as coach of Italian club Fiorentina and has been replaced by Delio Rossi.

England bonus after Ramsey helps Wales end their barren run

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Cerci wants to stay at Fiorentina

Manchester City target Alessio Cerci wants to remain at Fiorentina next season.

Milan reveal Aquilani interest

AC Milan are hopeful of landing Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani.

Arsenal snap up £12m Jadson as 'new Cesc Fabregas'

Nasri agrees five-year deal on £165,000 a week – and City want him to play Monday

Obertan can lift the cloud over Tyneside

Newcastle 0 Fiorentina 0: Never mind the Barton saga, even the rain was non-stop as prestige friendly has an early finish

Pardew seeks to silence Twitter critics after fall-out with Barton

Sir Alex Ferguson, lawyers, Twitter and Joey Barton. It is a combination that sounds like tabloid heaven, but in fact it's merely the latest plot twist in the on-going soap opera that is Newcastle United.

Alberto Aquilani transfer in the balance says agent

Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani has a 50 per cent chance of joining Fiorentina, according to his agent.

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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
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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
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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
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Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

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