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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

Sven Goran Eriksson: The hits and the missus

Sven Goran Eriksson's career as a football manager has, lest we forget, produced a string of successes - the sort of trophy haul that made England fans delighted when he was appointed manager.

Gay Icons, National Portrait Gallery, London

An exhibition of icons chosen by 10 famous gay curators shows that one person's hero is another's turnip head

Gunman kills football coach at US high school





A gunman killed a football coach at a high school early today in front of students and was taken into police custody shortly afterward, authorities said. No one else was injured.

Football coach stalker jailed for life

A children's football coach who attacked and stalked women over 23 years was today jailed for life.

State of Play, Kevin Macdonald, 127 Mins, 12A

This remake of the TV conspiracy series is a hymn to the newspaper, and to old-fashioned thrillers

The Independent Film Forum: 11. In the Loop

Our film forum is your chance to pass judgement on a recent release. Here's a selection of your views on Armando Iannucci's political satire

Caine gives BBC one of the best

After 'In The Loop' and 'The Damned United', BBC Films hopes for more hit movies. Ian Burrell reports

Clough family 'was consulted' for film

The makers of a film about legendary football manager Brian Clough have said they did their best to involve his family in the production.

Not only a comic genius ...

... but also the founder of a Soho venue where subversive humour flourished in the 1960s. And yesterday a plaque was finally unveiled in honour of Peter Cook and the Establishment Club. Andy McSmith reports

Leading article: Theo strikes back

It is not easy scoring a hat trick in a competitive football international. And doing it against the well-drilled Croatians in their fortress of a stadium in Zagreb is even more difficult. Yet that is precisely what the young England striker Theo Walcott achieved on Wednesday.

David Prosser's Outlook: M&S climbs the £1bn summit, only to be faced by a rather nasty bout of vertigo

As both Avram Grant and Sir Alex Ferguson will no doubt be reminded today, football managers are only as good as their next match. It's a lesson that Sir Stuart Rose, the chief executive of Marks & Spencer, is also about to learn – the latest stage of the M&S recovery yesterday failed to impress the market, which is more concerned about the extent to which the retailer can ride out a consumer spending slowdown.

Leading Article: Brown: the case for the defence

The time has come to make the case for Gordon Brown. This may seem counterintuitive. After all, so everybody is agreed, Mr Brown has been a disaster as a Prime Minister. He has no story to tell; he is indecisive, a ditherer in Conservative Central Office's lexicon; and he is painfully slow on his feet. In short, he is a busted flush. Just look at the local elections and the opinion polls.

How waving a stick promotes orchestral harmony

Conductors settle the score after violinist Kennedy's dig at strutters on the podium

Brian Viner: Masterclasses in sporting life from the old school

My old school – King George V Grammar School for Boys, Southport – has been much on my mind this week. On Monday I received my copy of The Red Rose, the magazine of the Old Georgians' Association, and it contained the sad and unexpected news that my old Latin master, T B L Davies, passed away a couple of months ago.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee