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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

Shortlisted: Football managers who never get the job

Graeme Souness has ruled himself out of the running to succeed George Burley amid rumours that he will be the next Scotland manager.

Where Wenger won: How Arsene reached 1000

Arsenal's victory over Tottenham this weekend saw Arsene Wenger reach the milestone of 1000 Premier League points since he took charge of the Gunners.

Winners of the Premier League sack race

Rafael Benitez looks to have fended off the calls for his head following victory over Manchester United.

Record breaker: Is Wenger the greatest ever Arsenal manager?

Arsene Wenger today becomes the longest serving manager in Arsenal's history, eclipsing the milestone of George Allison, who was at the helm from June 1934 then during the War years to May 1947.

Stephen Glover: This admission of guilt might be an own goal by the press

Nine out of ten people will probably sympathise with England's football manager, Fabio Capello, who has received an apology from two newspapers after being photographed on holiday on a beach. The News of the World and the Daily Mail have also paid what are described as "substantial donations" to charities chosen by Mr Capello.

Fabio Capello's plea for holiday privacy falls on deaf ears

England manager 'upset' by publication of pictures of him and wife in mudbath

The most feared football managers

The Independent's Glenn Moore joined fiery Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock in the dugout last week.

Tim Montgomerie: David Cameron needs to win a mandate and a majority

He must overcome his caution and set out clearly where the axe will fall

Sports Book of the Week: The Manager, by Barney Ronay

Has the football manager had his heyday? Barney Ronay argues that the rise of squillionaire owners used to getting their own way will soon make the manager little more than a first-team coach, with little say in how his club is run or which players are bought and sold.

XI players hoping to catch Capello's eye

England's dominance of what had been expected to be a difficult World Cup qualifying group means competition for places in Fabio Capello's 24-man squad for the tournament – assuming they get there – will be fierce.

Leading article: A little local difficulty for the Tories – and their rivals

If politicians are serious about relinquishing control, they must stop meddling

High-salary council chiefs face sack, say the Tories

Council chiefs paid as much as £240,000 a year face the axe under a Conservative government, after a senior Tory said the position of council chief executive should be abolished.

Richard Ferguson: QC who defended Rosemary West, Terry Marsh and Patrick Magee

Richard Ferguson was a QC who, after arriving on the London legal scene in the early 1980s, went on to feature in a stream of the most high-profile criminal cases of the last two decades.

James Moore: Swines? No, they deserve it

Step forward Andrew Witty, this week's epitome of corporate evil. Mr Witty is chief executive of GlaxoSmithKline and his company stands to make an awful lot of money out of swine flu.

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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
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

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

How podcasts became mainstream

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

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

A memorable year for science – if not for mice

The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

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
5 best activity trackers

Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

Paul Scholes column

It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves
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