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. 

Joey Barton to face no action over John Terry Twitter comments

Footballer Joey Barton will not be prosecuted for posting a series of comments online about John Terry ahead of his trial for allegedly racially abusing Anton Ferdinand.

Evra crowd abuse could deter racism complaints, says PFA chief

Players' union chief Gordon Taylor fears the recent crowd abuse suffered by Patrice Evra and Rio Ferdinand could deter footballers from complaining about racial discrimination.

Graham Taylor: Fabio Capello has damaged England team spirit

Fabio Capello's public criticism of the decision to strip John Terry of the England captaincy has further damaged the national team's harmony ahead of Euro 2012, one of his predecessors claimed today.

Fabio Capello may have breached FA contract, says former chief executive Davies

Former Football Association chief executive David Davies has suggested that England manager Fabio Capello may be in breach of contract after he openly challenged the decision to strip John Terry of the national team captaincy.

Stuart Lancaster's England could thrash Ireland and France and he still may not get the job

James Lawton: Lancaster is a caretaker of courage, but bravery is not enough to return to the elite

Owen Farrell didn't have a storming game but he brought something that had to be weighed in gold. He looked as if he would soon enough pull his chair up under the table, settle down and before anyone might have imagined start shouting the odds.

Manager Fabio Capello told FA's chairman it was not fair to punish Terry until it becomes official

Sam Wallace: 'England fatigue' is a worry, but not terminal

The snow is on the ground, and there are still five months until the European Championships begin, but there is an unmistakeable mood in the air. It is England-fatigue. Definition: apathy, bordering on extreme pessimism/irritation with the national football team vis-a-vis their chances at a forthcoming major tournament.

Goalkeeper Petr Cech of Chelsea fails to stop Javier Hernandez

The top games need top referees, says furious AVB

The Chelsea manager, Andre Villas-Boas, last night launched a stinging attack on the referee Howard Webb for awarding Manchester United the second of two penalties that contributed to the defending champions' three-goal comeback at Stamford Bridge.

Fabio Capello will have his hands full this summer but,for once, he can’t really blame the FA

Sam Wallace: Capello must mend this dangerous divide or face his inevitable departure

Talking Football: The nightmare for the FA is an off-message manager at a time they need solidarity in public more than ever

Papiss Cissé gets up and running for Newcastle with a blockbuster debut goal against Villa

Newcastle crown new No 9 as Cissé starts with a bang

Newcastle United 2 Aston Villa 1

Baines sees own goal as Sod's law

Wigan 1 Everton 1
Hernandez the hero as united come from 3-0 down to draw at Chelsea

Inspirational Rooney keeps title dream alive

Chelsea 3 Manchester United 3: Boos for Blues as Red Devils recover from 3-0 down to draw... but Webb is villain of piece

James Lawton: A caretaker of courage, but bravery is not enough to return to the elite

What happened at Murrayfield is unlikely to be repeated when the opposition stiffens
Joe Hart is flattered to be linked with the England captaincy

Aguero puts stereotype on ice with cool display

Manchester City 3 Fulham 0

Robert Huth and John O’Shea discuss the Stoke man’s red card

Angry Pulis hoping for climate change

Stoke City 0 Sunderland 1

Anthony Pilkington enjoys sealing Norwich’s win over Bolton

Bolton defence leave Coyle hot under the collar

Norwich 2 Bolton 0

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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

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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’

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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
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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