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Crystal Palace vs Newcastle: Alan Pardew faces selection dilemma as Papiss Cisse and Yoan Gouffran among those struck down by sickness

Pardew is fighting to save his job but his battle has not been made any easier after a string of injuries and illness

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Premier League: Five things we learnt: The same problems for Manchester United; don't question Arsene Wenger; Eagles continue to soar

Liverpool have genuine top-four concerns and Alan Pardew remains on borrowed time

Roberto Martinez remonstrates on the sideline during Everton's 3-2 defeat to Crystal Palace

Everton vs Crystal Palace: Roberto Martinez admits make-or-break week as Eagles deliver blow ahead of Merseyside derby

Everton let slip a lead against Crystal Palace to suffer a second 3-2 defeat to the Eagles in as many seasons

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James McCarthy vs Mile Jedinak: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Everton and Crystal Palace

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' midfielders ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at Goodison Park

Everton vs Crystal Palace: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend’s fixture at Goodison Park

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Crystal Palace vs Burnley match report: Scott Arfield’s bad penalty miss can’t blind Burnley to a good point

Crystal Palace 0 Burnley 0: Dyche delighted by first clean sheet on travels in Premier League as Palace see positives too

Martin Kelly vs Kieran Trippier: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Crystal Palace and Burnley

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' wide players ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at Selhurst Park

Palace’s new manager, Neil Warnock, high-fives with Wilfried Zaha after the final whistle

Crystal Palace vs Burnley: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Selhurst Park

Andrew Johnson during his first spell at Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace sign Andrew Johnson on short-term deal

The striker returns for a second spell at Selhurst Park

Transfer news: The best Premier League transfer of the summer

The Independent takes a look at the best buys of the summer after the transfer window came to a dramatic end

Transfer round-up: Complete club-by-club guide to the 2014 transfer window as Radamel Falcao and Diego Costa head £835m influx

Premier League clubs smashed the previous record for money spent in a single transfer window with Manchester United leading the way

Zeki Fryers

Zeki Fryers to Crystal Palace: Defender completes switch from Tottenham

The 21-year-old has signed a three-year deal

Wigan midfielder James McArthur is hoping to produce something special against Rubin Kazan in the Europa League

James McArthur joins Crystal Palace: Midfielder completes £7m move from Wigan

The Wigan player looks set for a switch to Selhurst Park

Your essential guide to the new Barclays Premier League 2014-15 season

Premier League: Transfers, predictions and key information – your essential guide to the new season

Jack Pitt-Brooke and James Mariner run through all 20 clubs

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Homeless Veterans appeal

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Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?

Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

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People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

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Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

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The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
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Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
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Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas
La Famille Bélier is being touted as this year's Amelie - so why are many in the deaf community outraged by it?

Deaf community outraged by La Famille Bélier

The new film tells the story of a deaf-mute farming family and is being touted as this year's Amelie