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. 

Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp sits in the away dug-out

Stevenage defy odds to hold Spurs in FA Cup

Stevenage 0 Tottenham 0

Chelsea's manager, Andre Villas-Boas, looks on as his side are held to a 1-1 draw by Birmingham at Stamford Bridge

Doyle's heroics leave Villas-Boas in limbo

Chelsea 1 Birmingham City 1: Outlook for the Chelsea manager is no brighter as crucial penalty save stops Premier League side in their tracks and earns an under-strength Birmingham a replay from a game notable for another Torres failure

Miyaichi the star in FA Cup clash at the New Den

Millwall 0 Bolton 2

Nugent slots home to keep Leicester in FA Cup

Norwich 1 Leicester 2

Ryan Giggs gave his team-mates a dressing down during a United training session

James Lawton: Giggs has shown gut leadership worthy to inherit the hairdryer

If it happens that Ryan Giggs indeed wins the race for the succession at Old Trafford as the favourite-son nomination of Sir Alex Ferguson, no one need have much doubt about the day a nice idea became a compelling possibility.

<b>EURO 2012</b><br/>
England are once again in turmoil after Capello's decision to resign last night. The Italian felt his position had become untenable after the FA stripped John Terry of the captaincy without consulting him. Terry has been accused of racially abusing QPR's Anton Ferdinand, a charge which he denies, and will stand trial on July 9. The FA elected to act as the Chelsea defender's trial does not start until after the Euro 2012 finals.

David Beckham offers support to Fabio Capello

Former England captain David Beckham has offered his support to Fabio Capello, the Italian who called time on Beckham's international career, after his decision to stand down as England manager

Mario Balotelli was reportedly targeted last night

Manchester City lodge complaint over alleged racist abuse aimed at Mario Balotelli

UEFA are awaiting their match delegate's report before deciding whether to take action against alleged racial abuse during Manchester City's Europa League win at Porto.

PSG could offer Luis Suarez European football

PSG train their sights on Suarez

Dalglish faces battle to keep striker at Anfield after French giants target summer move

Valencia’s Mehmet Topal (centre) is congratulated by team-mates after his stunning strike

Pulis: 'It didn't break for us, then they scored a wonder goal'

Stoke City 0 Valencia 1

Messi hands over his shirt

Bayer Leverkusen players to be ordered to auction off Lionel Messi shirt

Two Bayer Leverkusen players will have to auction off Barcelona shirts they got from Lionel Messi in a 3-1 Champions League defeat on Tuesday after sports director Rudi Voeller said they were too enthusiastic in their quest for a souvenir.

Sir Alex: Giggs can be the man to replace me

Sir Alex Ferguson has told Manchester United that he believes Ryan Giggs can be his successor as manager of the club when the 70-year-old finally walks away from Old Trafford.

Zenit’s Aleksandr Kerzhakov (right) fights for the ball with Benfica’s Ezequiel Garay

Shirokov's double puts Zenit on top

Zenit St Petersburg 3 Benfica 2

Sir Alex Ferguson believes Ryan Giggs could follow in his footsteps

Ferguson: Giggs can be the man to replace me

United legend endorsed as surprise successor when manager finally walks away

Footballer Joshua Scott cleared of assault

A League Two footballer has been cleared of common assault on a woman in a nightclub.

Ryan Giggs will continue for another season

Manchester United trio Ryan Giggs, Dimitar Berbatov and Patrice Evra to miss Ajax tie

Ryan Giggs, Dimitar Berbatov and Patrice Evra were all absent as Manchester United headed to Amsterdam on their first Europa League trip this morning.

Career Services

Day In a Page

Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence – MS Swiss Corona - seven nights from £999pp
Lake Maggiore, Orta and the Matterhorn – seven nights from £899pp
Sicily – seven nights from £939pp
Pompeii, Capri and the Bay of Naples - seven nights from £799pp
Istanbul Ephesus & Troy – six nights from £859pp
Mary Rose – two nights from £319pp
A new Russian revolution: Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc

A new Russian revolution

Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Eugene de Kock: Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?

Standing my ground

If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
The man who dared to go on holiday

The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business, from Sarah Millican to Marcus Brigstocke

Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

For all those wanting to know how stand-ups keep standing, here are some of the best moments
The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
Jokes on Hollywood: 'With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on'

Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on
It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

Voted for by the British public, the artworks on Art Everywhere posters may be the only place where they can be seen
Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Blanche Marvin reveals how Tennessee Williams used her name and an off-the-cuff remark to create an iconic character
Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Websites offering your ebooks for nothing is only the latest disrespect the modern writer is subjected to, says DJ Taylor
Edinburgh Fringe 2014: The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee
Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

The woman stepping down as chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund is worried