Sport Arsene Wenger looks on from the Arsenal bench

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

#FGM: An end to Female Genital Mutilation for good

Three years ago, a proposal was put forward in the US by the American Academy of Pediatrics which would have seen doctors assisting families in the ritual of female circumcision.

Leandro Damiao and Emmanuel Adebayor

Tottenham line up Leandro Damiao and Eder to replace Emmanuel Adebayor

Andre Villas-Boas prepared to let the Togo striker leave this summer

Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul

Anzhi Makhachkala to tempt Younes Kaboul to leave Tottenham

Defender will be offered £4m-a-year after tax according to reports

ITV plan to cut regional news gets go-ahead

The media regulator Ofcom is backing a plan by ITV to slash its regional news output in exchange for offering more localised bulletins across England.

Usain Bolt lights up the track during the London Games

Usain Bolt back at the Olympic Stadium? UK Athletics chiefs in bid to lure world's fastest man to London this summer

A three day event, dubbed the 'London Anniversary Games', will be held at the Stratford stadium in July

Haul of British Press Award nominations for The Independent

The Independent’s journalism has been recognised with  11 nominations for this year’s British Press Awards, with sister titles i, The Independent on Sunday and the London Evening Standard also well represented on the shortlists.

Witnesses horror after seeing man plunge 80ft from balcony at Westfield Stratford City and land on unsuspecting shopper

Both people are reported to have suffered serious injuries and were taken to the Royal London Hospital in east London

Mark Leftly: Sexuality attitudes in the City are due for a change

Outlook Hats off to the KPMG senior partner Simon Collins. He is addressing an issue that the straight, married boss of an accountancy empire struggling with falling UK profit really doesn't have to: the problems that gay and bisexual Square Milers have in coming out at work.

Jack Wilshere pictured training under the gaze of Fabio Capello in 2010

Jack Wilshere says the atmosphere in the England camp has improved since Fabio Capello left

Arsenal midfielder put in a man-of-the-match performance against Brazil

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud

Olivier Giroud: I've had a better start at Arsenal than Robin van Persie

Striker talks up contribution since joining in the summer

Daniel Craig in Skyfall

Skyfall scoops double at Evening Standard British Film Awards

Record-breaking James Bond hit Skyfall was a double winner at a major British movie awards event last night.

A load of old rubbish? Council to remove bins because they collect the wrong type of litter

The affluent London borough of Kensington and Chelsea is removing litter bins claiming they attract the wrong kind of rubbish

Coronation Street actress Sophiya Haque dies aged 41

The actress Sophiya Haque who starred in Coronation Street has died days after being diagnosed with cancer.

Lewis Holtby

Lewis Holtby snubs Arsenal to join rivals Tottenham

Germany international has signed a pre-contract agreement to join in the summer

West Brom's goalscorer Romelu Lukaku takes on Fulham defender Brede Hangeland

Fulham brimming with confidence says captain Brede Hangeland

The Cottagers beat West Brom on New Years Day

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From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

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Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

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The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

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The 12 ways of Christmas: Spare a thought for those who will be working to keep others safe during the festive season

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We speak to a dozen people who will be working to keep others safe, happy and healthy over the holidays
Birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends, new study shows

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From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

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A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

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