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Wenger has confirmed though that any moves are far from complete with the 11pm Friday deadline approaching

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London Mayor, Boris Johnson, launches reading festival

London's Trafalgar Square is to play host to a giant reading festival for families to enjoy this summer.

Cesc Fabregas

Manchester United make shock move for former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas

The Barcelona player is among United's top targets this summer as they look to bolster their midfield

New partnership provides free eReaders for schools most in need

Primary school pupils struggling to read will be given a boost by a new partnership which will bring 1,000 free eReaders into schools.

The pinnacle of The Shard

High anxiety: More than 200 visitors stranded 800ft up The Shard after lift stops working

The unlucky visitors were left stuck on the 68th floor for more than an hour after a fire alarm was "accidentally activated”

Roy Hodgson talks to Wayne Rooney

England manager Roy Hodgson suggests mid-season break for the Premier League

Changes would help players perform better on the international stage

Andros Townsend

Swansea line up £5m bid for Tottenham winger Andros Townsend following impressive displays for QPR

The England midfielder is currently on loan at the relegation battling side

Roberto Martinez

Premier League survival is more important than FA Cup glory admits Wigan owner Dave Whelan

The Latics play Millwall at Wembley on Saturday

An opinion poll found that Boris Johnson would demolish Labour's lead in the polls if he replaced David Cameron

Boris Johnson would destroy Labour opinion poll lead if he were leader

Boris Johnson would demolish Labour’s opinion poll lead if he replaced David Cameron as Conservative leader, an opinion poll found today.

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Five things for Greg Dyke to address at the FA chairman

Former BBC Director General to replace David Bernstein

Man charged over Mayfair socialite Robert Troyan's murder

A 36-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a socialite who was found collapsed with head injuries.

House building fell by 10 per cent in March to June of this year

Build homes regardless of what the nimbys say

Few charities in Britain have a deeper or more beneficial impact on public policy than Shelter, which works with the homeless.

A photo issued by the Metropolitan Police of Roberto Charles Troyan, 63, was known as Robert, who died after an attack at his flat in Mount Street, Mayfair

Man arrested over Mayfair murder of socialite Roberto Charles Troyan

A 36-year-old man has been arrested over the murder of a socialite who was found collapsed with head injuries.

Andre Villas-Boas

Andre Villas-Boas keen for Tottenham to move on from Liverpool defeat

Spurs threw away a lead at Anfield

Arsene Wenger trains with his Arsenal players

Arsene Wenger 'worried' that his Arsenal players cannot 'absorb the blows' of defeat

Arsenal travel to Germany next week to take on Bayern Munich, who they trail 3-1 after the first leg

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

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
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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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'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
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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

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