Zlatan Ibrahimovic is relatively unheralded in this country, though the tall, dark Swedish striker with a distinctly un-Nordic name certainly made England sit up and take notice when putting four past Joe Hart in Stockholm last year.
The corridors of Russian power are studied through the history of the Kremlin
Nelson Mandela was the most respected, and probably the most loved of all world leaders in the late 20th century, and the most enduring of the heroes who emerged from the political convulsions of the 1980s. He personified the peaceful and rapid transition of power in South Africa that many had thought impossible, while his commitment to reconciliation was underlined by his own experience of personal sacrifice and forgiveness.
Syd Field was a highly sought-after screenwriting teacher, renowned as a guru of the art of the screenplay. Of his eight books on the subject, the first, Screenplay: the Foundations of Screenwriting, is considered the bible of the art. He popularised the classic three-act paradigm, identifying important plot points and formulating a structure which not only reflected many existing films but which allowed writers to structure their own scripts. That he was never much in demand as a screenwriter himself throws an ironic sidelight on his career.
Roger Berthoud was a distinguished and versatile journalist, as well as the writer of authoritative biographies of Graham Sutherland and Henry Moore. His long career started on the Daily Express in Manchester and he ended as chief leader writer for The Independent in its early days. He was liberal, pro-European, scrupulous about accuracy and fairness and sceptical of extreme views of every colour.
Teams meet for the first time since 2010 World Cup on Tuesday
MEP Nikki Sinclaire says she is “overwhelmed” by the volume of support she received after revealing herself as Britain’s first “sex-change parliamentarian” after undergoing gender reassignment surgery more than two decades ago.
Former Manchester United No 2 brought in to work with struggling manager Martin Jol
National team woes have been placed at the door of the Premier League
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World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association will write to the current world champion to ask for more information after latest revelation made in his autobiography
Jose Bosingwa has responded to his former manager Harry Redknapp's criticisms of him by claiming the veteran coach is "confused" and accusing him of "thinking he is Alex Ferguson".
Incident happened during PSG's 2-0 victory last weekend
The retired manager is set to reveal some secrets from his time at Old Trafford
Feel like Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings missed the point of what was really going on in Middle-earth?
Likened as a boy to Bobby Moore, former Tottenham defender is not bitter despite injury-hit career