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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

For the Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti, the deed was done on Sunday in a football stadium corridor. For Jerry Seinfeld, there was simply no script for him one day. Andy McSmith tells the tales of how bad news can be broken

Merson's 'injection' claim is dismissed by Wenger

Arsene Wenger hit back yesterday at Paul Merson after the former Arsenal player claimed he had been injected with a "yellow liquid" while at the club. Wenger said he would never pressure players into taking injections, and that Merson's claims were financially motivated.

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'

The ultimate prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival is "up for grabs", according to Robert De Niro.

Little Eyolf: The old trouble and strife

Ibsen's Little Eyolf, which opens tonight in London starring Imogen Stubbs, is an unsettling portrait of a marriage in turmoil

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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)

Although the film kicks off like an awkwardly cheerful advert for condoms, the 127 minutes of football mania that follow are fairly enjoyable.

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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Far-right organisation has defended its actions on Facebook

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Funds raised from the sale of poppies help the members of the armed forces with financial difficulties
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Russell Brand was in typically combative form during his promotional interview with Newsnight's Evan Davis
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Thought you'd seen it all after the Jeremy Paxman interview?

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Wilko Johnson, now the bad news: musician splits with manager after police investigate assault claims

Wilko Johnson, now the bad news

Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

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I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker