Sport Emmanuel Frimpong

The 22-year old made a total of 16 first-team appearances for the Gunners

McClaren has frustrating start to life in second tier

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Keith Hill takes charge at Barnsley

Barnsley have appointed Keith Hill as their new manager.

Scotland international Garry O'Connor arrested over cocaine possession

Scotland international Garry O'Connor has been arrested on suspicion of possessing cocaine.

Outside the Box: Shotton in the arm is a throwback to Challinor

Should Rory Delap suffer a recurrence of one of his shoulder injuries in the run-up to Saturday's FA Cup final, Stoke City appear to have a ready-made replacement at hand.

Paul Newman: United's demise has city rivals steeled for life in the third tier

The Football League Column: Until 1975 neither of the Sheffield clubs had played outside the top two divisions

Haynes double sends Blades plunging

Sheffield United 2 Barnsley 2

Brian Viner: London 2012 is the time to do a runner

With gold-medal winning serendipity, the Olympic countdown clock in Trafalgar Square developed a glitch on Tuesday just hours after transmission of the first episode of Twenty Twelve, a spoof BBC documentary series about general haplessness in the preparation of next year's Games.

Jones asks questions as Gray denies Cardiff

Cardiff City 2 Barnsley 2

Brian Howard: Serial giant-killer with city in his sights

Brian Howard tells Sam Wallace why he feels Reading can cause another FA Cup upset – this time at the 'unhappy camp' of Eastlands

Humiliation in Barnsley fuels critics of Clegg

Nick Clegg is engaged in a series of last-minute talks with senior Liberal Democrats in an attempt to head off a rebellion at the party's spring conference in Sheffield next week.

Council by-election wins for Labour

Labour surged in votes and seats with two gains in the latest council by-elections.

Championship round-up: Sinclair's instinct delights Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers, the Swansea City manager, sung Scott Sinclair's praises after his two goals, struck either side of half-time, helped the promotion hopefuls defeat Leeds 3-0 on Saturday.

Lights expose Leeds' promotion gremlins

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David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
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Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
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Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
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‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
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You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's dishes highlight the delicate essence of fresh cheeses

Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

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Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

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The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
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