Arsenal attacker sticks to his guns about Capello but tells Sam Wallace he wants a central striking role for club and country

DVD: The Eagle (12)

There's something old-fashioned about Kevin Macdonald's adaptation of Rosemary Sutcliff's 1954 Roman yarn The Eagle of the Ninth.

Interview with Kevin Macdonald, Life in a Day director

On paper Life in a Day, the new film by Kevin Macdonald, sounds like a recipe for a self-congratulatory banality.

You're fired! The day I lost my job

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Merson's 'injection' claim is dismissed by Wenger

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David Prosser: Gulliver's pre-match team talk at HSBC

Outlook Sensible football fans (though often not the chairman) know that changing the manager very rarely transforms the team's fortunes, at least in the short term. The appointment might prompt a brief improvement in form, as the players seek to impress their new boss, but it isn't long before all the problems that did for the old manager resurface. Worse, when the new regime takes a wrecking ball to what came before, results can get worse before they get better.

Cannes star prize 'up for grabs'

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Little Eyolf: The old trouble and strife

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All roads lead to Rome... especially if you're garrisoned in fog-bound Britain

Rome recast for today as Eagle of the Ninth is adapted for big screen

Manda Scott reflects on the power and pleasure of epic fiction

Bryan Robson fighting throat cancer

Former England captain Bryan Robson has undergone surgery for throat cancer, Manchester United said yesterday. Robson was in Bangkok when he had the operation on 3 March and United have said specialists are optimistic about the chances of a full recovery.

The Eagle- Bringing the past to life

This video looks at the making of Kevin Macdonald's Roman-era epic and the lengths the production team went to in order to ensure authenticity.

DVD: Africa United (12A)

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Thousands mourn honeymoon murder victim

The funeral of Michaela McAreavey, who was murdered a week ago while on honeymoon in Mauritius, was attended by thousands of mourners yesterday.

Mauritius: Two men 'confess to hotel murder'

Two of the three hotel employees who were arrested in Mauritius for the murder of a Northern Ireland woman on honeymoon have confessed to the killing, the country's commissioner of police has told Irish radio.

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