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Numerous major derbies have been selected, including Manchester United vs Manchester City

Raheem Sterling, Petr Cech, Radamel Falcao and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
A football fans dressed as Father Christmas performs keepy-uppys

Premier League fixtures 2015/16: Best Boxing Day matches including Watford vs Chelsea and Southampton vs Arsenal

Watford take on Chelsea in the middle of a testing four game run

Premier League fixtures 2015/16: Who's playing who on the first day of the season?

VIDEO: There are two huge games to be played on August 8 2015

Barclays has sponsored the Premier League for 15 years

Premier League fixtures 2015/16: How Twitter reacted to Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and all rest

Fans and pundits were a broad mix of excited and apathetic

Premier League fixtures 2015/16: Best games from the opening day, including Manchester United v Tottenham and Arsenal v West Ham

Beyond United v Spurs, there are some enticing encounters to look forward to

Romelu Lukaku celebrates with Leon Osman after the latter scores for Everton

Everton fixtures 2015/16 revealed: Goodison Park set to welcome Watford back to the Premier League

A complete guide to the 2015/16 Premier League fixtures for Everton

John Terry, Louis van Gaal, Harry Kane and Arsene Wenger

Premier League fixtures 2015-16 released: Manchester United vs Tottenham on opening weekend as champions Chelsea face Swansea

The Premier League have confirmed the fixture list for the upcoming season as fans eagerly await the return of top-flight football

Harry Kane, Sergio Aguero, Thibaut Courtois and Jordan Henderson

FIFA 16: EA Sports announce front cover will be decided by a fan vote to join Lionel Messi

One of Sergio Aguero, Harry Kane, Jordan Henderson and Thibaut Courtois will join Messi on the front cover

John Stones in action for Everton

John Stones to Manchester United: Everton to reject any approach from United - even £32m

Stones is currently away on England duty

Harry Kane, Adam Bogdan, Morgan Schneiderlin and Radamel Falcao
Radamel Falcao, David De Gea, Gareth Bale and Petr Cech

Radamel Falcao to Chelsea: Transfer news live - David De Gea to Manchester United, Abou Diaby in talks to stay at Arsenal

Follow Thursday's latest transfer news and rumours as they happen

John Stones (left) and Danny Ings training this week with the England Under-21s

Everton starlet John Stones learns from Rio Ferdinand in plotting international future

Stones will star for England Under-21s this summer

Scott Dann makes it 2-0 for a jubilant Palace

Scott Dann to Everton: Toffees target Crystal Palace centre-back

Roberto Martinez seeking defensive upgrades

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Robin van Persie, Radamel Falcao and Raheem Sterling
Tom Cleverley on loan at Aston Villa last season

Tom Cleverley: Midfielder agrees move to Everton when Manchester United contract expires on 1 July

Cleverley spent the majority of last season on loan at Aston Villa

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Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Obama's deal with Ankara is a betrayal of Syrian Kurds and may not even weaken Isis

US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but doubts linger over security

'A gift from Egypt to the rest of the world'

VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but is it really needed?
Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
The male menopause and intimations of mortality

Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

So the male menopause is real, they say, but what would the Victorians, 'old' at 30, think of that, asks DJ Taylor
Man Booker Prize 2015: Anna Smaill - How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?

'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

Man Booker Prize nominee Anna Smaill on the rise of Kiwi lit
Bettany Hughes interview: The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems

Bettany Hughes interview

The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems
Art of the state: Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China

Art of the state

Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China
Mildreds and Vanilla Black have given vegetarian food a makeover in new cookbooks

Vegetarian food gets a makeover

Long-time vegetarian Holly Williams tries to recreate some of the inventive recipes in Mildreds and Vanilla Black's new cookbooks
The haunting of Shirley Jackson: Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?

The haunting of Shirley Jackson

Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?
Bill Granger recipes: Heading off on holiday? Try out our chef's seaside-inspired dishes...

Bill Granger's seaside-inspired recipes

These dishes are so easy to make, our chef is almost embarrassed to call them recipes
Ashes 2015: Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

A woefully out-of-form Michael Clarke embodies his team's fragile Ashes campaign, says Michael Calvin
Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza

Andrew Grice: Inside Westminster

Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza
HMS Victory: The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

Exclusive: David Keys reveals the research that finally explains why HMS Victory went down with the loss of 1,100 lives
Survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack: Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism

'I saw people so injured you couldn't tell if they were dead or alive'

Nagasaki survivors on why Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism
Jon Stewart: The voice of Democrats who felt Obama had failed to deliver on his 'Yes We Can' slogan, and the voter he tried hardest to keep onside

The voter Obama tried hardest to keep onside

Outgoing The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, became the voice of Democrats who felt the President had failed to deliver on his ‘Yes We Can’ slogan. Tim Walker charts the ups and downs of their 10-year relationship on screen