Sport Eden Hazard celebrates after scoring for Chelsea against Swansea

A look ahead to this weekend's encounter at Stamford Bridge

Neville says FA must back Capello

Manchester United captain Gary Neville accepts England sorely underperformed at the World Cup but has called on the Football Association to back Fabio Capello.

Matthew Norman's Diary: Rooting for you, Gaunty

Keep that yellow ribbon round the old oak tree, at least for a few more days until we learn whether the High Court will spring my old friend Jon Gaunt from captivity at the hands of the PC brigade. His challenge to Ofcom's censure of his wontedly restrained description of a councillor as a "Nazi", downgraded swiftly to "health Nazi", for defending a ban on smokers fostering children, will be decided this week.

Ashley tightens Newcastle purse strings

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is refusing to put the club at risk by spending heavily this summer.

Shearer calls on Ashley to back Hughton

Alan Shearer has called on Newcastle owner Mike Ashley to back manager Chris Hughton in the transfer market.

Hughton: No more crazy spending

The Newcastle United manager Chris Hughton has warned the club will have to take a realistic approach as they prepare for life back in the Barclays Premier League.

Hull look to Dowie for rapid lift-off

New manager can build momentum for relegation battle with win at Portsmouth

Newcastle await decision on tribunal claim

Newcastle fear a massive compensation pay-out to former boss Kevin Keegan could see the club plunged into administration.

Newcastle could be forced into administration

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley could be forced to put the club into administration if former boss Kevin Keegan wins a massive compensation pay-out.

Ardiles wants Newcastle job

Ossie Ardiles admits he would love the chance to manage Newcastle again, but concedes there is little chance of him re-taking the helm at St James' Park.

O'Leary in frame for Newcastle as Ashley set to reject takeover bid

The prospect of Newcastle United spending the new season under the ownership of Mike Ashley and the managerial hand of David O'Leary edged closer yesterday with no breakthrough in takeover discussions with Tyneside businessman Barry Moat.

James Corrigan: BBC laughing as Shearer says something of interest

View From The Sofa: The Championship, BBC

Kinnear 'offered' Newcastle job

Joe Kinnear today claimed he has been offered a two-year contract by Mike Ashley to resume his role as Newcastle manager.

Shearer 'in limbo' over Newcastle future

Alan Shearer received an unnecessary reminder of his enduring popularity in Newcastle after breaking his silence on the uncertainty over his future last night.

Magpies steal a moment of rare success

Darlington 2 Newcastle United 7

Kinnear will not return to Newcastle

Newcastle today confirmed that Joe Kinnear is not returning as manager.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee