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

Coppell to stay with relegated Reading

The dénouement feared by Reading fans following relegation to the Championship has not come to pass: Steve Coppell will still be manager when the club attempt to bounce back into the Premier League at their first attempt.

Urban gardener: Ready, steady, sow

A couple of weeks ago, some friends who have taken on an allotment in nearby Tolworth in Surrey, proudly showed me their French beans that had germinated on the windowsill.

Letters: Khmer Rouge killers

Never forget the crimes of the Khmer Rouge killers

Leading article: Chemistry lesson

The position of chemistry in our universities has been turned round remarkably swiftly. Where, only a year or two ago, vice-chancellors were seeking to shut down the subject at degree level to cut costs or to re-engineer their institutions, they are now looking to restart the subject. This shows how much can be achieved by politics. When a select committee gets its teeth into an issue and embarrasses both the universities and the Government, change can happen quickly. And, of course, the Royal Society of Chemistry played a critical role behind the scenes in fighting to keep its subject alive.

Britain's future lies in creative industries, say arts leaders

Britain's cultural leaders have united to launch a manifesto to convince government of the central role played by the arts in the life of the country.

First Night: An Inconvenient Truth, New York

Al Gore's global warming film lacks a little electricity

Racing: Short Skirt overwhelms Oaks favourite

Everyone had heard about the way Alexandrova was supposed to have worked at Ballydoyle last week, but the only flying machine here yesterday was the one that delayed her exit from the parade ring. An air ambulance had landed adjacent to the track, attending a racegoer, and the six runners in the Musidora Stakes were obliged to wait before gaining access to the Knavesmire. Once they had done so, backers of the odds-on favourite were in need of medical attention themselves.

Carbon trading chaos as Brussels gets numbers wrong

Europe's flagship carbon trading system was struggling to restore its battered credibility yesterday as figures for 2005 showed that industry was given too much leeway to pollute last year.

McGovern's early strike gives Owls a slender edge

Sheffield Wednesday 1 - Brentford 0

Saints succumb to Sodje's law

Southampton 2 - Brentford 2

Brentford's 'Mad Dog' Allen can bite former mentor

Martin Allen believes his players will be unaffected by the ticketing controversy which has marred the build-up to Brentford's FA Cup trip to Southampton today.

Top Rankin heads Brentford through

Hartlepool United 0 - Brentford 1

Rankin thwarted as Hartlepool dig in

Brentford 0 - Hartlepool 0

Talbot ends Hinckley's FA Cup voyage

Brentford 2 Hinckley United 1
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Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

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