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Newcastle 1 Aston Villa 0: Cisse's first-half goal, which he celebrated with Jonas Gutierrez on the Newcastle bench, saw Carver's side get back to winning ways

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The latest stories and all the transfer rumours on Tuesday 13 January

Arsenal have spent less than QPR, Hull and Crystal Palace since the January transfer window was created in 2003

Arsenal have an average net spend of just £4.3m in the January window

Leicester City vs Aston Villa reaction: Why the Premier League strugglers need reinforcements

Leicester City 1-0 Aston Villa: Both sides need new blood

Marcin Wasilewski catches Gabriel Agbonlahor with a challenge

Leicester vs Aston Villa match report: Paul Konchesky continues Foxes revival despite late double-sending off

Leicester 1 Aston Villa 0: Matty James and Ciaran Clark were dismissed late on after the two teams clashed

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Crystal Palace vs Tottenham live: Latest score and Premier League updates; Chelsea beat Newcastle to stay top; Manchester City held

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Transfer news - LIVE: Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea latest rumours

The latest stories and all the transfer rumours on Friday 9 January

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A look ahead to this weekend’s Midlands derby

Matthew James vs Carlos Sanchez: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Leicester City and Aston Villa

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' midfielders ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at the King Power Stadium

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Transfer news - LIVE: Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool latest rumours

The latest stories and all the transfer rumours on Thursday 8 January

Lionel Messi has scored 57 goals so far in 2014
Per Mertesacker heads Arsenal in front against Hull

Darren Bent seals loan switch from Aston Villa to Derby County

Striker had been on loan at Brighton

Alan Pardew watches Crystal Palace from the stands against Aston Villa
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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003
Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor
Alexander McQueen: The catwalk was a stage for the designer's astonishing and troubling vision

Alexander McQueen's astonishing vision

Ahead of a major retrospective, Alexander Fury talks to the collaborators who helped create the late designer's notorious spectacle
New BBC series savours half a century of food in Britain, from Vesta curries to nouvelle cuisine

Dinner through the decades

A new BBC series challenged Brandon Robshaw and his family to eat their way from the 1950s to the 1990s
Philippa Perry interview: The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course

Philippa Perry interview

The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef recreates the exoticism of the Indonesian stir-fry

Bill Granger's Indonesian stir-fry recipes

Our chef was inspired by the south-east Asian cuisine he encountered as a teenager
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Harry Kane was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope

Harry Kane interview

The striker was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope
The Last Word: For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?

Michael Calvin's Last Word

For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?