Sport Alvaro Morata’s first-team chances have been limited at Real

Arsène Wenger is looking to buy a striker after Theo Walcott ruptured a knee ligament on Saturday

Business blooms despite garden centre closures

Whether you have a window box or a grand, herbaceous border, Easter weekend is traditionally one of the busiest times in the gardening calendar.

Wojciech Szczesny says Arsenal retain title ambitions

Wojciech Szczesny insists Arsenal are not about to throw in the towel as they battle to overhaul Manchester United's imposing lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League - and declared the team owe their disappointed fans a response with victory at arch-rivals Tottenham on Wednesday night.

Notts County name Martin Allen as manager

Notts County have named Martin Allen as their new manager less than a month after he joined Barnet.

Carlisle and new dad Murphy haul in a trophy for the Stobarts

Brentford 0 Carlisle United 1

Brentford's novice coach and veteran captain ready for a taste of Wembley

Final is a day of firsts for Bees' Nicky Forster and Kevin O'Connor, writes Paul Newman

Paul Newman: 'Mad Dog' Allen puts much-needed bite into Barnet's fight

The Football League Column: With a ground capacity of just over 5,000 and a catchment area dominated by support for Arsenal and Tottenham, Barnet have become accustomed to defying the odds

Martin 'Mad Dog' Allen appointed by Barnet

Martin Allen is back in management as the new boss of League Two strugglers Barnet.

Andy Scott sacked by Brentford

Brentford have today sacked manager Andy Scott.

Jeff Taylor: Footballer who went on to forge a career as a popular singer and inspirational teacher

In the early 1970s Radio Three broadcast a most unusual talk.

Darren Ferguson's Peterborough return confirmed

Peterborough have confirmed the return of Darren Ferguson as their new manager.

Outside the Box: It's official: If you want to win a penalty shoot-out, go first

What many of us have long suspected has been confirmed by new research from no less an authority than the London School of Economics: penalty shoot-outs give an advantage to the team that takes first turn.

Man stabbed to death on night out in London

A murder inquiry was under way today after a 33-year-old man was stabbed to death following a night out.

Unhappy Cole says West Ham need to 'get ugly' to halt slump

Carlton Cole has called on West Ham United to get "ugly" to drag themselves off the bottom of the Premier League. The Hammers have collected only one win from 14 matches and are in a real battle to maintain their top-flight status.

Album: Thee Faction, At Ebbw Vale (Soviet Beret)

Thee Faction – note the authentic garage-rock spelling – are an "unpleasant socialist R&B band" from Surrey who claim to have been stranded behind the Iron Curtain in 1985.

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: Our most precious possession

Post-colonials and their children in Britain have reclaimed English and made it their own
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Woman who was sent to three Nazi death camps describes how she escaped the gas chamber

Auschwitz liberation 70th anniversary

Woman sent to three Nazi death camps describes surviving gas chamber
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Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
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People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
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Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

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Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

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A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

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Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea