hei-fi 'I have very strong feelings on the matter,' says Anton Ferdinand

As the Queen's Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand broke his long silence by saying he had "very strong feelings" about any possible racial abuse, Chelsea last night continued their backing for John Terry, who is likely to captain the team in a Champions League tie here this evening.

Brawlers hit with suspensions

Four players have been suspended for their roles in the biggest brawl of the season in the match between Bradford and Wakefield at Odsal on Sunday.

Leonard offered job as front-row coach

Jason Leonard is mulling over an offer to help develop the next generation of England prop forwards. Leonard, who retired this year after a record 114 Test caps, said he had been offered a job as England's front-row coach. But the 35-year-old, who is in Hong Kong, said he was in two minds about whether to take the post.

A self-serving police chief

Supporters of the Chief Constable of Humberside Police, David Westwood, complain that he is being turned into a "scapegoat" for failings that led up to the Soham murders two years ago. They argue that the actual killer, Ian Huntley, is behind bars and that to force the resignation of Mr Westwood, as the Home Secretary hopes to do, would be vindictive and unreasonable. The Humberside Police Authority, which met yesterday to decide Mr Westwood's fate, appears to sympathise with this view, and has called on David Blunkett to "reconsider" his decision to order the police chief's suspension.

Chief with 36 years' service asks for second chance

As he finished giving evidence to the Bichard inquiry, David Westwood asked to be given a chance to make amends for the mistakes of Humberside Police

Stephen Brenkley: Graveney puts one-day game in its place

The new direction: Limited-overs side to be used as a proving ground for Tests and there's a new role for Academy

St George's finest or a disgrace to the flag? A hard day's night in the life of England fans

Soaking up the sun all day and the beer all night, supporters tell Steve Bloomfield in Albufeira, Portugal, 'We're not here to fight'

Cricket legend D'Oliveira says he was 'set up' by England tour selectors

One of the finest all-rounders to play cricket for England, Basil D'Oliveira, has broken years of silence by saying that he was "set up" by the sport's authorities who chose not to pick him to tour his native South Africa during the years of apartheid.

Chapuisat to miss out as Switzerland shuffle side

When Switzerland's squad met the media just after breakfast yesterday to discuss this afternoon's match against England, each player was assigned a table with a name-card sitting neatly in the middle of it. But the table marked "Johann Vogel" was empty, and having a man from the Sun prancing around in Swiss national costume and carrying a cuckoo clock somehow did not quite compensate for the midfielder's absence.

Kuhn plots 'revolution' for Eriksson's downfall

He is the Jim Smith of Switzerland and he is preparing to pit his considerable wits against England in Coimbra on Thursday. Jakob "Kobi" Kuhn, stocky and good-humoured, has a little more hair than Portsmouth's raddled old assistant manager, but at 61 could do a passable imitation in his outsize baseball cap, T-shirt and shorts.

Four-year-old boy receives polling card - and his first junk mail

A boy of four who received a polling card was refused entry to cast his vote yesterday.

Edwards spurs turn in fortune for Somerset

Somerset 318-5 v Nottinghamshire

Me And My Home: A form of pod life

It's an unusual man who thinks 'Space-Age features and Japanese gardens' when he sees a Devon bakery. Cheryl Markosky meets him

Chance for Shaw to stake claim for England

England's last trip south of the equator was undertaken by a bunch of commoners fiercely united by a common goal, capturing the World Cup. Mission accomplished, though a little tarnished by a mixed Six Nations Championship in the meantime, the bearers of the red rose set off today to navigate their way back to the Antipodes laden with MBEs, a couple of OBEs and, of course, a knight at the helm.

Chance for Shaw to stake claim for England

England's last trip south of the equator was undertaken by a bunch of commoners fiercely united by a common goal, capturing the World Cup. Mission accomplished, though a little tarnished by a mixed Six Nations Championship in the meantime, the bearers of the red rose set off today to navigate their way back to the Antipodes laden with MBEs, a couple of OBEs and, of course, a knight at the helm.

Sport
The sun rises over St Andrews golf course, but will it be a new dawn for the Royal and Ancient Golf Club?
sportAnd it's Yes to women (at the R&A)
Arts and Entertainment
Friends is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year
tvSeries celebrates 20th anniversary
Sport
Yaya Touré (left) and Bayern Munich’s Spanish defender Juan Bernat
footballToure's lack of defensive work is big problem for City
Voices
voicesApple continually kill off smaller app developers, and that's no good for anyone
Arts and Entertainment
Liam Neeson said he wouldn't
tv

Liam Neeson's Downton dreams

Sport
Wembley Stadium
footballNews follows deal with Germany
Arts and Entertainment
A spell in the sun: Emma Stone and Colin Firth star in ‘Magic in the Moonlight’
filmReview: Magic In The Moonlight
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Panama
Languedoc Roussillon
Marrakesh & the Atlas Mountains
Bruges
The Jura Mountains
Dubrovnik & the Dalmatian Coast
Prices correct as of 17 September 2014
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

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

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

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
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
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
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

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

Exclusive extract from Janis Winehouse's poignant new memoir
Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

The Imitation Game, film review
England and Roy Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption in Basel

England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

Welbeck double puts England on the road to Euro 2016
Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Pictures removed from public view as courts decide ownership
‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

Donatella Versace at New York Fashion Week