Sport Jamie Jones Buchanan has agreed a new three-year contract with the Leeds Rhinos

The 32-year-old England international has been a mainstay of his hometown club since his debut in 1999

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew

Premier League: Newcastle v Reading match preview

A look ahead to this Saturday’s Premier League match at St James’ Park

Danny Welbeck

Transfer Talk: Danny Welbeck to Reading; Tom Ince to Liverpool; Edinson Cavani to Manchester City

The Independent's Martin Hardy analyses today's January transfer window stories and separates the reality from the rumour

Hope Akpan

Reading complete deal for Hope Akpan

Former Everton player joins from Crawley

Marouane Fellaini

Transfer Talk: Frank Lampard to Manchester United; Marouane Fellaini to Chelsea; Wilfried Zaha to Tottenham

The Independent's Martin Hardy analyses today's January transfer window stories and separates the reality from the rumour

Santi Cazorla is congratulated by Jack Wilshere

Arsenal have answered critics 'on the pitch' says Arsene Wenger

Gunners beat Reading 5-2

Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill

Premier League: Sunderland v Reading match preview

A look ahead to tonight's Premier League fixture at the Stadium of Light

Pavel Pogrebnyak

Pavel Pogrebnyak a royal doubt for Reading ahead of Southampton match

Premier League team news

'Massive relief' for Reading

Adam Le Fondre says Reading's players cannot wait to face Wigan on Saturday after finally grabbing their first Premier League win this weekend.

Everton forward Marouane Fellaini

Premier League: Reading v Everton match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the Madejski Stadium

Reading's Latvian defender Kaspars Gorkss, right, clears the ball during the English Premier League football match against Norwich City at The Madejski Stadium
Queens Park Rangers striker Djibril Cisse scores their an equaliser past Reading goalkeeper Alex McCarthy

Last week's hero Alex McCarthy ruled out for Reading as they take on Norwich

Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici is in line for a recall for Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with Norwich.

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Reading midfielder Danny Guthrie

Danny Guthrie to miss crunch match for Reading against QPR

Reading midfielder Danny Guthrie misses Sunday's Barclays Premier League showdown with QPR because of a thigh strain.

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The super-rich now live in their own Elysium - they breathe better air, and eat better food, when they're not making beans on toast for their kids

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They breathe better air, eat better food, take better medicine
A generation of dropouts failed by colleges

Dropout generation failed by colleges

£800m a year wasted on students who quit courses before they graduate
Entering civilian life 'can be like going into the jungle' for returning soldiers

Homeless Veterans appeal

Entering civilian life can be like going into the jungle
Sam Taylor-Johnson: Woman on top

Sam Taylor-Johnson: Woman on top

Fifty Shades of Grey director on bringing the hit to the screen
Shazam! Story of the $1bn 'what's that song?' app

Shazam: Story of the $1bn 'what's that song?' app

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch