News Ted Terry, father of Chelsea captain John

The father of Chelsea captain and former England defender John Terry today denied headbutting a man and shouting racist abuse during an alleged street attack.

Bruce demands focus from Jones

Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones must concentrate on rediscovering his touch in front of goal and forget about a move to Liverpool, according to manager Steve Bruce.

Jones must 'focus', says Bruce

Quinn's out-of-form Wearsiders chase away win and call on striker to hit form

Hamburg deny Demel Sunderland rumours

Hamburg chairman Bernd Hoffmann has revealed that he has received no bids for Ivory Coast international Guy Demel.

Jones and Richardson to give Bruce a welcome lift

The Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has been handed a welcome boost ahead of Saturday's Premier League match against Bolton.

Bruce cautions against early recall for crucial Cattermole

Steve Bruce, the Sunderland manager, will not take any chances with Lee Cattermole as he closes in on a return from injury.

Zamora scores... then rages at his own fans

Fulham 1 Sunderland 0

Ferdinand 'must force way back in'

Sunderland manager Bruce says defensive duo's form keeps £8m man out

Bent's lucky strike leaves Wenger to rue bad break

Sunderland 1 Arsenal 0

Ian Herbert: FA is caught between a rock and a hard place

A touchline ban would set a precedent that damns Ferguson purely for who he is

Curbishley tipped for return to football

Alan Curbishley has been tipped to make a swift return to football after he won his claim against West Ham for constructive dismissal.

Curbishley in line for £2m payout from West Ham

West Ham United tried to sue Alan Curbishley for £2m – the initial cost of replacing him with Gianfranco Zola – it emerged yesterday after the former Hammers manager won his case for constructive dismissal.

West Ham face Curbishley pay-out

West Ham are facing the prospect of a multi-million pound compensation pay-out after Alan Curbishley today won his claim against the club for constructive dismissal.

Playing advantage gives wider benefits

Talking point

Bent's freak deflection leaves red-faced Benitez feeling flat

Sunderland 1 Liverpool 0

Sunderland heap further misery on Liverpool

Sunderland 1 Liverpool 0
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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links