Sport Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has secured a transfer to Wolfsburg

De Bruyne joined Chelsea for £7m with reports in Germany claiming Wolfsburg have spent £16.7m on the Belgian who has made just nine appearances for the Blues

Werder Bremen 1 Rangers 0 <i>(Rangers win 2-1 on agg)</i>: McGregor's heroics repel Werder to seal place in last eight

Allan McGregor was the Rangers hero as Walter Smith's team rode their luck in Bremen to reach the Uefa Cup quarter-finals.

Smith expects Werder to mount strong comeback

The Rangers manager, Walter Smith, has emphasised the importance of scoring an away goal tonight as the Scottish side's hosts, Werder Bremen, attempt to make up for their 2-0 defeat in Glasgow last week.

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The Independent's Great Art series

London: City Of Disappearances, edited by Iain Sinclair

The lost worlds of a white man's city, filtered through rose-tinted nostalgia

Arts: It's all there in black and white

For 30 years, ECM has defined an aesthetic, stuck to its ideals and released the odd million-selling disc. How does it stay so cool?

Equestrianism: Whitaker brothers primed for Wembley class act

JOHN AND Michael Whitaker, who dominated the 1998 Horse of the Year Show with seven victories between them, will again hold a strong hand for this week's annual fixture, which begins today at Wembley Arena.

Football: Burchill may earn chance

NEVER MIND the quality, savour the four points. Scotland returned from Bosnia-Herzegovina and Estonia to justified criticism of their performance in Tallinn, but secure in the knowledge that one win from their last two games, against Bosnia and Lithuania in Glasgow next month, would confirm them as runners-up in Group Nine and book their place in the play-offs for Euro 2000.

Go Higher: London & The South East: What the students say

Ben Davis, 22, has just finished a four-year degree in German and European studies with Spanish at Surrey University. He's student union president

Football: Bayern lose another final

IT COULD have been the greatest season in Bayern Munich's prolific history - but in the end it was a frustrating one again.

Football: Adventure restores morale

Phil Gordon applauds the Scots who cast caution to the warm wind

Football: Scotland find new sense of self-belief

SCOTLAND'S REMARKABLE victory over Germany produced an effect which an army of sports psychologists, faith healers and self-styled motivational gurus might have struggled to achieve. By beating the European champions in their own backyard, Craig Brown's makeshift team changed perceptions on the question of qualifying for Euro 2000 at a stroke.

Football: Jeffers is called up by Keegan

KEVIN KEEGAN handed the 18-year-old Everton striker Francis Jeffers an England call-up last night, after injuries led to six players pulling out of the squad to face Hungary in Wednesday's friendly.
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Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone
Amazon is buying Twitch for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?

What is the appeal of Twitch?

Amazon is buying the video-game-themed online streaming site for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?
Tip-tapping typewriters, ripe pongs and slides in the office: Bosses are inventing surprising ways of making us work harder

How bosses are making us work harder

As it is revealed that one newspaper office pumps out the sound of typewriters to increase productivity, Gillian Orr explores the other devices designed to motivate staff
Manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the resurgence in vinyl records

Hard pressed: Resurgence in vinyl records

As the resurgence in vinyl records continues, manufacturers and their outdated machinery are struggling to keep up with the demand
Tony Jordan: 'I turned down the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series nine times ... then I found a kindred spirit'

A tale of two writers

Offered the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series, Tony Jordan turned it down. Nine times. The man behind EastEnders and Life on Mars didn’t feel right for the job. Finally, he gave in - and found an unexpected kindred spirit
Could a later start to the school day be the most useful educational reform of all?

Should pupils get a lie in?

Doctors want a later start to the school day so that pupils can sleep later. Not because teenagers are lazy, explains Simon Usborne - it's all down to their circadian rhythms
Prepare for Jewish jokes – as Jewish comedians get their own festival

Prepare for Jewish jokes...

... as Jewish comedians get their own festival
SJ Watson: 'I still can't quite believe that Before I Go to Sleep started in my head'

A dream come true for SJ Watson

Watson was working part time in the NHS when his debut novel, Before I Go to Sleep, became a bestseller. Now it's a Hollywood movie, too. Here he recalls the whirlwind journey from children’s ward to A-list film set
10 best cycling bags for commuters

10 best cycling bags for commuters

Gear up for next week’s National Cycle to Work day with one of these practical backpacks and messenger bags
Paul Scholes: Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United

Paul Scholes column

Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United
Kate Bush, Hammersmith Apollo music review: A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it

Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it
Robot sheepdog technology could be used to save people from burning buildings

The science of herding is cracked

Mathematical model would allow robots to be programmed to control crowds and save people from burning buildings
Tyrant: Is the world ready for a Middle Eastern 'Dallas'?

This tyrant doesn’t rule

It’s billed as a Middle Eastern ‘Dallas’, so why does Fox’s new drama have a white British star?