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David Miliband in talks to become Sunderland vice-chairman

Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn has confirmed the club has held talks with former Foreign Secretary David Miliband over a role at the Stadium of Light.

Miliband the elder takes up teaching post

David Miliband is to volunteer as a politics teacher at a secondary school, as he continues his break from frontline duties in Parliament.

Simon Carr: Providing opposition, but not inspiring much in the way of confidence

Sketch: The good news is that he's better than he was. The bad news is he sucks

Leading article: A year of political revolution. And it's only just begun

The significance of 2010 extends far beyond the soap opera of Westminster

David Miliband may be ambassador to US

David Miliband, the former foreign secretary, could be offered the post of British ambassador in Washington, it was reported last night.

Birdman's tale inspires National

Play based on lone scientist's 40-year study of Alaskan guillemots

Brown 'lurches from disaster to disaster', said ambassador

A scathing assessment of Gordon Brown's "abysmal track record" by American officials based in London has been revealed in the latest leaks of US diplomatic cables.

Miliband to give rank and file power on policy

Members to be trusted with 'difficult choices'

John Rentoul: Ed saved Gordon to get his job

The younger Miliband could have helped unseat the former leader, but what good would that have done his own chances?

Leading article: The intelligence services have grown too powerful

Their role in the political processes of this country has been deeply questionable

Charles Crawford: So much for FCO's vision of inclusion

On 22 October an Employment Tribunal delivered a heavy blow to the career prospects of talented disabled people - especially deaf people - in the UK.

David Lloyd George: The Great Outsider, By Roy Hattersley

This PM achieved much but outstayed his welcome

Miliband rebuffs Balls – and his strategy for tackling the Tory cuts

The new Labour leader's choice of Alan Johnson as shadow Chancellor is a signal of economic intent, says Andrew Grice
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Sarah Lucas is the perfect artist to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale

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Sarah Lucas has filled the British pavilion at the Venice Biennale with slinky cats and casts of her female friends' private parts. It makes you proud to be a woman, says Karen Wright
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Ashes 2015: Test series looks a lost cause for England... whoever takes over as ECB director of cricket

Ashes series looks a lost cause for England...

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Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
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Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

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