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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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

Can't find a card you like on the high street? Try one of these sites for individual, personalised options, whatever your taste
Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness