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The Caped Crusader's identity remains a mystery

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Carl Jenkinson concedes Arsenal lack consistency

Gunners were beaten by Tottenham yesterday

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Bridlington’s plan to honour its most famous resident, David Hockney, has fallen apart after the artist failed to reply to any of the council’s letters.

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The sportswear magnate this week sold a four per cent stake in his Sports Direct company

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Michael Laudrup has his Swansea side playing quality football

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At the last hurdle, their hopes weren’t so much denied as confiscated

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Downie was an irrepressibly cheery player, as adept at creating goals as hitting the net himself

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Arsenal supporters' group calls for board-level changes

Fans frustrated by lack of trophies at the Emirates

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If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
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Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
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New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

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Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

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Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

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Radamel Falcao: How faith and love drive the Colombian to glory

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