David Flatman: I hope Sale look after a valuable asset like Henry Thomas

From the Front Row: He will be under real pressure and that is tough on the body

Paperback review: Cheek By Jowl - A History of Neighbours, By Emily Cockayne

Cockayne might have relished the grisly story of 17th-century Mary King's Close in Edinburgh, where neighbours of those suffering the plague were apparently bricked up alongside them and left to die.

Norwich players were furious after the final whistle at Arsenal after seeing the points snatched away

Premier League: Norwich v Reading match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Carrow Road

The Prince of Wales reveals an extraordinary treasure trove of rarely seen artworks by members of the Royal Family past and present and explores a colourful palette of intimate family memory and observation.
James Collins of West Ham tries to tackle Nathamiel Clyne of Southampton

Brian McDermott confirmed as new Leeds United manager

Former Reading boss will take charge this weekend for match against Sheffield Wednesday

Leeds United all but confirm appointment of Brian McDermott

Former Reading manager set for a swift return to the game

A view of Reading's Madejski stadium

Reading announce minute's silence for Liverpool match - but Margaret Thatcher tributes ruled out

Hillsborough disaster will be marked at the Madejski stadium

Reading manager Nigel Adkins
Adam Lallana celebrates his goal for Southampton

Reading 0 Southampton 2 match report: Nigel Adkins new boys left on brink by the team he built

Reading 0 Southampton 2: Southampton cruise to safety as Reading are left without a point from their last seven games

Double cross: Jermaine McGillvary scored two tries for the Giants

Castleford 24 Huddersfield 40 match report: Jermaine McGillvary leads way as Huddersfield top table

Huddersfield went back to the top of Super League, at least until Wigan's game against Wakefield today, with a commanding performance – for the first 75 minutes, at any rate – that brought them a first win at Castleford for four years.

Bad connection: Lain Lerouge had struck up a Facebook friendship that turned sour

Cyber bullying: 'He told me he was a footballer. I wasn't to know I was a victim'

Growing numbers of young people are being targeted by online bullies and duped by fake profiles on social media – sometimes with distressing results

Saints' Rickie Lambert will relish the chance to line up against a Reading defence that has yet to keep a clean sheet in the league this year

Premier League: Reading v Southampton match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the Madejski Stadium 

Events arm makes heavy going at Newbury

An increase in the number of punters attending Newbury Racecourse failed to offset falling annual takings from concerts and conferences as the business suffered in tough economic conditions.

Events arm makes heavy going at Newbury

An increase in the number of punters attending Newbury Racecourse failed to offset falling annual takings from concerts and conferences as the business suffered in tough economic conditions.

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Save the tiger: The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The big cats kept in captivity to perform for paying audiences and then, when dead, their bodies used to fortify wine
A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery all included in top 50 hidden spots in the UK

A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery

Introducing the top 50 hidden spots in Britain
Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

How a disease that has claimed fewer than 2,000 victims in its history has earned a place in the darkest corner of the public's imagination
Chris Pratt: From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

He was homeless in Hawaii when he got his big break. Now the comic actor Chris Pratt is Hollywood's new favourite action star
How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

Broadcasting plays and exhibitions to cinemas is a sure-fire box office smash
Shipping container hotels: Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Spending the night in a shipping container doesn't sound appealing, but these mobile crash pads are popping up at the summer's biggest events
Native American headdresses are not fashion accessories

Feather dust-up

A Canadian festival has banned Native American headwear. Haven't we been here before?
Boris Johnson's war on diesel

Boris Johnson's war on diesel

11m cars here run on diesel. It's seen as a greener alternative to unleaded petrol. So why is London's mayor on a crusade against the black pump?
5 best waterproof cameras

Splash and flash: 5 best waterproof cameras

Don't let water stop you taking snaps with one of these machines that will take you from the sand to meters deep
Louis van Gaal interview: Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era

Louis van Gaal interview

Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era
Will Gore: The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series

Will Gore: Outside Edge

The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series
The children were playing in the street with toy guns. The air strikes were tragically real

The air strikes were tragically real

The children were playing in the street with toy guns
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – The British, as others see us

Britain as others see us

Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
How did our legends really begin?

How did our legends really begin?

Applying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
Watch out: Lambrusco is back on the menu

Lambrusco is back on the menu

Naff Seventies corner-shop staple is this year's Aperol Spritz