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Former Villa midfielder Craig Gardner scored the only goal as Albion saw off ten-man Villa

Craig Gardner celebrates putting West Brom ahead

West Brom vs Aston Villa match report: Craig Gardner’s strike sows the seeds of Alan Irvine’s survival

West Bromwich Albion 1 Aston Villa 0: Midfielder’s goal against his former club lifts the pressure on head coach after bad run

Alexis Sanchez, Papiss Cisse, Arsene Wenger and Alan Pardew

Arsenal vs Newcastle live: Latest score and updates as Olivier Giroud gives Gunners the lead, with wins for Chelsea and Manchester City

Follow all the action with Burnley v Southampton, Crystal Palace v Stoke, Sunderland v West Ham and West Brom v Aston Villa completing the day's matches

Alan Irvine looks on form the touchline on Saturday

West Brom vs Aston Villa: Alan Irvine feels heat as Albion’s year ends in familiar anxiety

West Brom manager needs misfiring side to deliver against Villa to quell fan discontent

Louis van Gaal speaks to the media at Friday's press conference

Premier League statistical preview, including West Brom vs Aston Villa, Arsenal vs Newcastle United, Manchester United vs Liverpool

WhoScored.com, who offer the largest online database for detailed football statistics, preview the top matches the Premier League this weekend

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert reacts on the touchline

West Brom vs Aston Villa: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this week’s Premier League fixture at The Hawthorns

Aston Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor competes with Leicester's Danny Simpson for the ball

Aston Villa vs Leicester: Latest score and Twitter updates

Follow the latest events from today's Premier League fixtures

Aston Villa vs Leicester: Nigel Pearson still under pressure after four-letter tirade, with Tony Pulis linked with replacing him

The Foxes manager appeared to swear at a Leicester supporter

Christian Benteke wheels away in celebration

Premier League: Aston Villa vs Leicester match preview

A look ahead to this week’s Premier League fixture at Villa Park

Premier League injury news: Who's in and who's out this weekend? Arsenal could have 11 players missing and Manchester United nine

Swansea may not have any players missing when they face West Ham

Christian Benteke wheels away in celebration

Premier League - LIVE: With action from around the grounds including Leicester City vs Liverpool and Manchester United vs Stoke City

Follow all of the news and updates from a bumper night of action

Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this week’s Premier League clash at Selhurst Park

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Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
La Famille Bélier is being touted as this year's Amelie - so why are many in the deaf community outraged by it?

Deaf community outraged by La Famille Bélier

The new film tells the story of a deaf-mute farming family and is being touted as this year's Amelie
Calls for a military mental health 'quality mark'

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Expert calls for military mental health 'quality mark'
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Analysis shows famous skeleton was a 6ft Bronze Age superman
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St Paul’s adds to £175m project’s troubled waters
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Stuff your own Christmas mouse ornament

An evening class in taxidermy with a festive feel
Joint Enterprise: The legal doctrine which critics say has caused hundreds of miscarriages of justice

Joint Enterprise

The legal doctrine which critics say has caused hundreds of miscarriages of justice
Freud and Eros: Love, Lust and Longing at the Freud Museum: Objects of Desire

Freud and Eros

Love, Lust and Longing at the Freud Museum
France's Front National and the fear of a ‘gay lobby’ around Marine Le Pen

Front National fear of ‘gay lobby’

Marine Le Pen appoints Sébastien Chenu as cultural adviser
'Enhanced interrogation techniques?' When language is distorted to hide state crimes

Robert Fisk on the CIA 'torture report'

Once again language is distorted in order to hide US state wrongdoing
Radio 1’s new chart host must placate the Swifties and Azaleans

Radio 1 to mediate between the Swifties and Azaleans

New chart host Clara Amfo must placate pop's fan armies
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'It's life, and not the Forces, that gets you'

Homeless Veterans appeal: 'It's life, and not the Forces, that gets you'

The head of Veterans Aid on how his charity is changing perceptions of ex-servicemen and women in need
Torture: It didn't work then, it doesn't work now

Torture: It didn't work then, it doesn't work now

Its use is always wrong and, despite CIA justifications post 9/11, the information obtained from it is invariably tainted, argues Patrick Cockburn