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.

Beckford puts Moyes in rarefied company

Everton 2 Sunderland 0: Everton manager reaches new milestone thanks to striker's first-half double

Beckford brace adds to Sunderland misery

Everton 2 Sunderland 0

Double delight as Huth helps Stoke get back to basics

Stoke City 3 Sunderland 2

Last-gasp equaliser denies Newcastle derby double

Sunderland 1 Newcastle 1

Ferguson works familiar magic against Black Cats to extend dominant spell

Manchester United 2 Sunderland 0

Berbatov scores a brace in Manchester United win

Manchester United 2 Sunderland 0

Sunderland strengthen claims on European spot

Sunderland 1 Bolton 0

Martinez says Di Santo may return 'within a week' after ankle injury

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has confirmed Franco Di Santo's ankle problem is not as bad as initially feared and he hopes the striker will be able to return to action within the next fortnight.

Struggling West Ham lose again

Sunderland 1 West Ham 0

Titus Bramble and Michael Turner ruled out until new year

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has been dealt a double blow by the news that he will be without central defenders Titus Bramble and Michael Turner until the new year.

Redknapp left with only one fit striker after Pavlyuchenko blow

Harry Redknapp fears he could be down to one fit striker for Tottenham's league game against Blackburn on Saturday after Roman Pavlyuchenko suffered a back injury in Tuesday night's 1-1 draw with Sunderland.

Van der Vaart scores again but Spurs share the points

Tottenham Hotspur 1 Sunderland 1

Anton Ferdinand faces arrest and custody

Anton Ferdinand faces being arrested and held in custody today after he failed to turn up for a court appearance.

Mignolet urges Sunderland to get cup exit out of system at Anfield

Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is expecting a big response to Sunderland's Carling Cup exit when they head for Liverpool on Saturday.

Grant impressed by West Ham strikers

West Ham boss Avram Grant paid tribute to strikers Frederic Piquionne and Victor Obinna after seeing them dump Sunderland out of the Carling Cup.

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Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone
Amazon is buying Twitch for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?

What is the appeal of Twitch?

Amazon is buying the video-game-themed online streaming site for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?
Tip-tapping typewriters, ripe pongs and slides in the office: Bosses are inventing surprising ways of making us work harder

How bosses are making us work harder

As it is revealed that one newspaper office pumps out the sound of typewriters to increase productivity, Gillian Orr explores the other devices designed to motivate staff
Manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the resurgence in vinyl records

Hard pressed: Resurgence in vinyl records

As the resurgence in vinyl records continues, manufacturers and their outdated machinery are struggling to keep up with the demand
Tony Jordan: 'I turned down the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series nine times ... then I found a kindred spirit'

A tale of two writers

Offered the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series, Tony Jordan turned it down. Nine times. The man behind EastEnders and Life on Mars didn’t feel right for the job. Finally, he gave in - and found an unexpected kindred spirit
Could a later start to the school day be the most useful educational reform of all?

Should pupils get a lie in?

Doctors want a later start to the school day so that pupils can sleep later. Not because teenagers are lazy, explains Simon Usborne - it's all down to their circadian rhythms
Prepare for Jewish jokes – as Jewish comedians get their own festival

Prepare for Jewish jokes...

... as Jewish comedians get their own festival
SJ Watson: 'I still can't quite believe that Before I Go to Sleep started in my head'

A dream come true for SJ Watson

Watson was working part time in the NHS when his debut novel, Before I Go to Sleep, became a bestseller. Now it's a Hollywood movie, too. Here he recalls the whirlwind journey from children’s ward to A-list film set
10 best cycling bags for commuters

10 best cycling bags for commuters

Gear up for next week’s National Cycle to Work day with one of these practical backpacks and messenger bags
Paul Scholes: Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United

Paul Scholes column

Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United
Kate Bush, Hammersmith Apollo music review: A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it

Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it
Robot sheepdog technology could be used to save people from burning buildings

The science of herding is cracked

Mathematical model would allow robots to be programmed to control crowds and save people from burning buildings
Tyrant: Is the world ready for a Middle Eastern 'Dallas'?

This tyrant doesn’t rule

It’s billed as a Middle Eastern ‘Dallas’, so why does Fox’s new drama have a white British star?