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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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Fifa corruption: The 161-page dossier that exposes the organisation's dark heart

The 161-page dossier that exposes Fifa's dark heart

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Mediterranean migrant crisis: 'If Europe thinks bombing boats will stop smuggling, it will not. We will defend ourselves,' says Tripoli PM

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Chinese artist who posted funny image of President Xi Jinping facing five years in prison as authorities crackdown on dissent in the arts

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Chinese artist who posted funny image of President Xi Jinping facing five years in prison
Marc Jacobs is putting Cher in the limelight as the face of his latest campaign

Cher is the new face of Marc Jacobs

Alexander Fury explains why designers are turning to august stars to front their lines
Parents of six-year-old who beat leukaemia plan to climb Ben Nevis for cancer charity

'I'm climbing Ben Nevis for my daughter'

Karen Attwood's young daughter Yasmin beat cancer. Now her family is about to take on a new challenge - scaling Ben Nevis to help other children
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Forget that fancy toaster, we've gone off-list to find memorable gifts that will last a lifetime
Paul Scholes column: With the Premier League over for another year, here are my end of season awards

Paul Scholes column

With the Premier League over for another year, here are my end of season awards
Heysel disaster 30th anniversary: Liverpool have seen too much tragedy to forget fateful day in Belgium

Liverpool have seen too much tragedy to forget Heysel

Thirty years ago, 39 fans waiting to watch a European Cup final died as a result of a fatal cocktail of circumstances. Ian Herbert looks at how a club dealt with this tragedy
Amir Khan vs Chris Algieri: Khan’s audition for Floyd Mayweather may turn into a no-win situation, says Frank Warren

Khan’s audition for Mayweather may turn into a no-win situation

The Bolton fighter could be damned if he dazzles and damned if he doesn’t against Algieri, the man last seen being decked six times by Pacquiao, says Frank Warren
Blundering Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

Blundering Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

For Arabs – and for Britons who lost their loved ones in his shambolic war in Iraq – his appointment was an insult, says Robert Fisk
Fifa corruption arrests: All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue

Fifa corruption arrests

All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue, says Ian Herbert
Isis in Syria: The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of President Assad and militant fighters

The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of Assad and Isis

In Syrian Kurdish cantons along the Turkish border, the progressive aims of the 2011 uprising are being enacted despite the war. Patrick Cockburn returns to Amuda
How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields: Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape the US

How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields

Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape to the US
Stephen Mangan interview: From posh buffoon to pregnant dad, the actor has quite a range

How Stephen Mangan got his range

Posh buffoon, hapless writer, pregnant dad - Mangan is certainly a versatile actor