News Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Anna, Sir Richard Branson, far right, and Irish activist Sir Bob Geldof, second from right, during the opening ceremony for the One Young World summit

The world is in a terrible mess. Global warming is causing irreversible damage to the environment, poverty and greed is stifling progress and corruption is rife. The solution? It’s time to hand over the reigns to the next generation. 

Middlesbrough’s Afonso Alves was a flop after joining in January 2008 for £12m

Proof that January is foolish time to go window shopping

Ferguson's warning that mid-season transfers are risky and lack value is underlined by recent years

Pressure on Terry to give up armband

Calls grow for defender to relinquish role until racial abuse case is heard in July

Fulham miss Zamora as they draw with West Brom

Fulham 1 West Bromwich Albion 1

Blackburn's missed chances give Newcastle a leg-up the table

Blackburn Rovers 0 Newcastle 2

Villa claw a draw thanks to N'Zogbia debut goal

Aston Villa 2 Queens Park Rangers 2

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Tottenham remain hopeful of Ryan Nelsen transfer

Tottenham were today hoping to complete the signing of Ryan Nelsen after the transfer deadline following the defender's release by Blackburn.

Sir Alex Ferguson wants 'positive witty and loud' support from United fans at Liverpool

BBC pundit Alan Hansen hits back in row with Alex Ferguson

Match of the Day pundit Alan Hansen has defended himself against some stinging criticism from Sir Alex Ferguson.

Roberto Martinez saw his team claim a draw against Chelsea

Roberto Martinez furious over 'ridiculous' scheduling

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez last night launched an angry tirade at the Premier League for their decision to host a number of matches just hours before the closure of the transfer window.

Andy Carroll wheels away after putting Liverpool on their way to a win at Wolves

Mick McCarthy accepts criticism after Wolves defeat to Liverpool

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy expects speculation over his future to continue after branding his side's performance "unacceptable" in the 3-0 home defeat by Liverpool.

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While Blackburn struggle this season both on and off the pitch, one of the few positives at Ewood Park has been the performances of central defender Chris Samba. The Congolese has been a rock at the back for Rovers and is easily Blackburn's most saleable asset. With the club reportedly in dire financial trouble they must be tempted to cash in, although it's rumoured they've put a price tag of £15m on his head. That's unrealistic, but so is the bid of £5m they received recently from QPR. Somewhere between the two could see the 27-year-old move, and with Redknapp a confirmed admirer, it could be to White Hart Lane.

Steve Kean happy with Blackburn transfer business

Blackburn manager Steve Kean is satisfied with his January transfer window business after he managed to keep hold of his star players.

Fashanu remains, 14 years after his death, the only British player to announce he was gay

James Lawton: Time has come for game to tear down last taboo

Documentary about the tragic death of Justin Fashanu is a powerful reminder of a prejudice that still shames British football

Michael Chopra opened the scoring for Ipswich

Ipswich take five to nail Hammers

Ipswich Town 5 (Chopra 3, Murphy, 44, Martin, pen 45, Emmanuel-Thomas 64, 90) West Ham United 1 (Collison 45)

Marouane Fellaini takes on the City defence in Everton's win last night

Fellaini provides the steel to put leaders to the sword

Roberto Mancini might have been upset at Marouane Fellaini's challenge on Edin Dzeko in the build-up to Darron Gibson's goal, but he cannot have been surprised. The Belgian's physical domination was the fundamental fact of this game, and he provided another reminder of the remarkable combination of physical and technical skills which he wields like a broadsword at the heart of Everton's midfield.

Andy Carroll wheels away after putting Liverpool on their way to a win at Wolves

Carroll marks transfer anniversary in style

Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 Liverpool 3 (Carroll 52, Bellamy 61, Kuyt 78)

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