Sport Trabzonspor bid £7m for Newcastle forward Papiss Cisse

Toon may consider selling Cisse after De Jong capture

Alan Shearer during his playing days for Newcastle

Alan Shearer 'sickened' after appointment of Joe Kinnear makes Newcastle a 'laughing stock'

Alan Pardew has been undermined by the decision and pre-season planning has been affected says the former striker

Joe Kinnear

Mike Ashley tightens his control by making Joe Kinnear top man at Newcastle - and weakens Alan Pardew's in the process

Both Alan Pardew and scout Graham Carr must report to new director of football in Newcastle shake-up

Newcastle fans fear worst under new director of football Joe Kinnear

Appointment could spell the end for manager Alan Pardew believe fans

The Newcastle manager during his spell at the club previously
Joe Kinnear set to return to Newcastle as director of football

Joe Kinnear makes shock return to Newcastle – and will be in charge of transfers

Alan Pardew’s position under threat as surprise move sees former manager made director of football

Papiss Cissé has scored three late winners but may not start against Benfica

Anzhi Makhachkala bid of £15.4m will not be enough for Newcastle to part with Papiss Cisse

Reports in Russia suggest the super-rich side want to sign the Senegal international

Both Harry Redknapp, left, the QPR manager, and his Reading counterpart Nigel Adkins, spent much of their time out of the dugout cajoling their teams (AFP/Getty Images)

QPR 'haven't got the quality' says Harry Redknapp

Hoops boss says changes must be made if QPR are to bounce straight back from the Championship

Sir Alex Ferguson and David Moyes

The official statement to unveil David Moyes as Manchester United manager – and the hidden meanings behind it

Everyone at the club wanted to have a say, but Sam Wallace reveals what their words really meant

West Ham captain Kevin Nolan

Premier League: West Ham v Newcastle match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Upton Park

Papiss Cissé has scored three late winners but may not start against Benfica

Papiss Cisse and Cheick Tiote assure Newcastle fans the players are united and committed in face of relegation

Two heavy defeats have put the Magpies in the relegation mix

Tim Krul and Ryan Taylor

Newcastle hit by serious injuries to both Ryan Taylor and Tim Krul - with both out for the rest of the season

Defender could miss entirety of next season with cruciate knee ligament injury

Samir Nasri grabs his head in disbelief

Samir Nasri disappointed that Roberto Mancini 'would like to give him a punch'

Manchester City midfielder has been accused of inconsistency

Gary Neville welcomes Steven Taylor to the England fold

'I thought it was someone taking the mick': Newcastle defender Steven Taylor surprised at England call up

Gary Cahill's injury opened up a place in the squad

Callum McManaman

Newcastle vow to tackle FA over rules after Callum McManaman escapes punishment

Inability to punish Wigan player for dangerous play means laws are 'unfit for purpose', say Magpies

Callum McManaman

'He has not a nasty bone': Roberto Martinez defends Callum McManaman after 'horror challenge'

Wigan striker made high challenge on Massadio Haidara

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Meet the charity giving homeless veterans hope – and who they turn to when no one else can help
Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life?

Is it always right to try to prolong life?

Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Christmas jumper craze: Inside the UK factory behind this year's multicultural must-have

Knitting pretty: British Christmas Jumpers

Simmy Richman visits Jack Masters, the company behind this year's multicultural must-have
Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour War and Peace on New Year's Day as Controller warns of cuts

Just what you need on a New Year hangover...

Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour adaptation of War and Peace on first day of 2015
Christmas 2014: 10 best educational toys

Learn and play: 10 best educational toys

Of course you want them to have fun, but even better if they can learn at the same time
Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game
There's a Good Girl exhibition: How female creatives are changing the way women are portrayed in advertising

In pictures: There's a Good Girl exhibition

The new exhibition reveals how female creatives are changing the way women are portrayed in advertising
UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover - from advent calendars to doll's houses

UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover

It worked with cupcakes, doughnuts and macarons so no wonder someone decided to revamp the humble biscuit
Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

It's no surprise that the building game born in Sweden in 2009 and now played by millions, has imitators keen to construct their own mega money-spinner
The King's School is way ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology

Staying connected: The King's School

The school in Cambridgeshire is ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology. Richard Garner discovers how teachers and pupils stay connected