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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

Brass tacks

Terry Wogan has a lot to answer for. Thanks to his 1982 chart hit with The Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band, "The Floral Dance", brass band music was until recently about as trendy as your dad disco-dancing.

Paedophile campaign infiltrated

NEO-FASCIST activists are exploiting public concern about convicted paedophiles being released unsupervised into the community by infiltrating parents' pressure groups.

My philosophy is to get your kit off - for operational reasons of course

From time to time I like to bring you a round-up of new words or new usages in current English, a kind of part-work glossary, and I think it is time to offer a few more examples of the way in which English is changing as we move towards the millennium.

An open letter from Polly Toynbee to Fay Weldon...

You, the great imaginative voice of feminism who brought us The She-Devil, that tyro of women's revenge, funny and terrible at the same time. You who have so often in your novels turned dry feminist tracts into breathing life.

Football coach wins her sex discrimination case

A football coach who claims she was denied a top qualification because she was a woman has won her sex-discrimination case against the Football Association. Vanessa Hardwick (pictured), 32, said yesterday that she had been awarded pounds 5,000 for injury to her feelings.

Words: Catastrophe

Sir Jeremy Isaacs said last week that the proposal to merge London's opera houses was catastrophic, while the British Road Haulage Association was thinking the same about the French lorry-drivers' strike: the situation, it is reported to have said, was a catastrophe.

Football: McCarthy chooses Houghton

Group Eight: Republic Of Ireland

Big Ron's soccer soap fills space between games

Andrew Baker on the `inevitable' launch of `Dream Team'

words; Obviously

People aren't saying "of course" or "needless to say" as often as they used to. The word for both these phrases is now obviously.

It was said of Clough that he played all the angles before they started playing him, which meant never allowing his word to be questioned

One of the bets you can strike today relates to what the future holds for some Premier League managers. If history is anything to go by at least two or three, maybe more, will be seeking employment elsewhere before the coming season is completed.

REVIEW: JAZZ Tom Harrell Octet Glasgow Jazz Festival

To say that the trumpeter Tom Harrell formed the still centre of his outstanding group would be something of an understatement. Though, while playing, he becomes animated briefly by the necessary movement of horn, mouth and fingers, as soon as the trumpet leaves Harrell's mouth, he turns to a statue again, head held low, eyes down and usually closed. His tall, slim, bearded presence looks still and forlorn, like Willem Dafoe as Scorsese's Christ waiting to be crucified. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, and under the spell of powerful counteractive medicine, the 50-year-old American has to lead through his music, and his playing, alone. The finger- snapping bonhomie and humorous introductions favoured by other band-leaders are never likely to intrude.

Mandelson's human face

Coming from a man given the title Prince of Darkness - and other inhuman epithets - it is a revelatory moment.

Business Comment: Launders is just the first one to get the boot

Football managers know that the writing is on the wall when the club chairman expresses his full confidence in them. Robin Launders, who parted company with Leeds United yesterday after less than a year in the chief executive's job, was afforded no such advance warning.

It's a career of two halves

Graham Westley took his football skills to the boardroom - and back again, writes Roger Trapp

McCarthy still wants McGrath

The Republic of Ireland manager, Mick McCarthy, is not prepared to end Paul McGrath's distinguished international career even though the 37-year-old defender misses today's World Cup qualifier against Macedonia through injury.
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Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

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The future of GM

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Britain's mild winters could be numbered: why global warming is leaving UK chillier

Britain's mild winters could be numbered

Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever, scientists say
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Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

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The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

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Cowslips vs honeysuckle

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Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice?

Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

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