Beckham was forced to perform a sexual act on himself while looking at a picture of former United star Clayton Blackmore whereas in comparison Mata is likely to sing a song
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Friday 24 January 2014
The no pain, no gain portfolio has experienced a near-crescendo of announcements with more than half of the constituents reporting in the past few weeks. Most statements related to trading but a couple involved new funds.
Thursday 23 January 2014
Pensioners ape 'Rocky', 'Titanic', 'Bond' and more
Saturday 18 January 2014
Anna Lawlor reports on how resorts are reaching out to a booming market
Thursday 16 January 2014
On Sunday, more than 20,000 people will gather in Turkey to watch camels do battle in a spectacle that dates back thousands of years. It is, depending on your attachment to the ungainly beasts, a historic cultural institution to be celebrated – or a throwback to an era before animal-rights campaigns when it was OK to starve an animal for three months to make it cross.
Wednesday 15 January 2014
They say that in relationships there come several itching points. These are moot: could be two years or five; some even say 18 months. If I’m in a relationship with university – heartbreak, check; crying, check – then we’ve reached one of these hurdles. And the cut-off is not a year or even two, it’s in weeks. Let me introduce the 12-week itch.
Fifa Ballon d'Or: Lionel Messi wears a red suit, Cristiano Ronaldo in tears and WAGs including Antonella Roccuzzo and Irina Shayk
Tuesday 14 January 2014
The best images from the awards ceremony
Monday 13 January 2014
There is no evidence of any influx of Romanians and Bulgarians travelling to Britain since the lifting of restrictions on workers at the start of the year, the EU’s social affairs chief has said.
Saturday 11 January 2014
The Tolworth Hurdle, washed out at Sandown last weekend, has been saved for Kempton today with more or less the original cast of runners, but the sharper Sunbury circuit will provide a different test for some promising novices.
Friday 10 January 2014
The Uruguay international has fired the Reds into contention to finish in the top four
Experience of working with Luis Suarez 'will last a lifetime' says Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers
Friday 10 January 2014
The Uruguay international has already scored 20 goals this season
Saturday 04 January 2014
Darren Bent had given Fulham the lead in the 40th minute only for Snodgrass to equalise on the stroke of half-time
Wednesday 01 January 2014
During protracted wars in the 1980s and 1990s, the government didn’t have a system in place to register births
Pirelli celebrates 50 years of its calendar girls with release of lost edition shot by Helmut Newton in 1986
Sunday 29 December 2013
As a previously unpublished edition shot by Helmut Newton for 1986 is released, we reflect on the publication's glamorous history
Monday 23 December 2013
The Ministry of Justice has been called ‘mean-spirited’ for the ban
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Board creates magnetic field to achieve lift
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
Lord Freud hangs on as MPs of all parties 'call for his head' over disability comments
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