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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

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Baines sees own goal as Sod's law

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

Inspirational Rooney keeps title dream alive

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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

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

Angry Pulis hoping for climate change

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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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Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

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Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

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Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
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His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

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These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
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Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

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Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

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