The eyes have it: Jack Wilshere, England’s key midfielder, shields the ball from Chile’s Marcelo Diaz at Wembley on Friday

England v Germany: Joe Hart and Ashley Cole return to fray for Three Lions

Roy Hodgson goes back to the future in defence as England aim to avoid back-to-back defeats at home for the first time since 1977 when they face Germany on Tuesday

Travel concerns are a factor behind Germany's lack of support for Tuesday's game

England v Germany: German fans shun Wembley friendly as ticket request is downgraded to 1,000

The interest in the game is in stark contract to the estimated 18,000-20,000 Polish fans who attended the World Cup qualifier against Poland last month

Andy McSmith's Diary: Hedge funds, the Tories’ cash cow, eagerly repay favours

A measure in George Osborne’s 2013 Budget which made no headlines outside the financial pages was the abolition of stamp duty reserve tax on UK-domiciled asset management funds. That may not sound like an attention grabber, but it was manna for Britain’s hedge-fund bosses, who by the Government’s estimate saw £145m drop off their companies’ collective annual tax bill.

People walk amongst debris next to a ship washed ashore in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan at Anibong in Tacloban

Typhoon Haiyan: British expats and tourists join aid efforts

10,000 people are estimated to have been killed by super storm

Pervez Musharraf

Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf freed from house arrest

Former president of Pakistan has been granted bail after spending seven months under house arrest, prison officials have confirmed

Silvio Berlusconi says his family ‘feel like the Jews under Hitler’

'The whole world is against us': Silvio Berlusconi says his family ‘feel like the Jews under Hitler’

Former Italian Prime Minister compared his family’s experience to that of Jews during the Holocaust

Polish fans will aim to paint the town red at Wembley

England v Poland: 'Record away support' of 20,000 will roar on Poles in World Cup qualifier at Wembley

Polish FA calculates that expats will swell the travelling fans’ ranks to 20,000

Gulf states could have clinical screenings to 'detect' homosexuals and stop them entering the country

Routine clinical screenings of expatriates entering Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) such as Kuwait could be introduced

Yohan Cabaye urges Newcastle team-mate Loic Remy to fire France to World Cup

The on-loan QPR striker has scored five goals in three games

Wladimir Klitschko looks to land a shot on Alexander Povetkin

Boxing: Anthony Joshua can bide his time for Klitschko reign to end

Heavyweight champion should be retired by the time Brit will challenge

Mr Lynch's Holiday, By Catherine O'Flynn. Viking, £14.99

When a novelist's debut is a resounding success, it can create heavy pressures of expectation. Catherine O'Flynn's debut, What Was Lost, was long-listed for the Man Booker and Orange Prizes, and won the Costa First Novel award. Her follow-up, The News Where You Are, was less striking, perhaps because it lacked the child protagonist of the debut's first part, and the chill of a child's disappearance. Here is her third, a tale about a father and son getting to know each other better as adults.

Music review: Tim Exile and the Heritage Orchestra, Village Underground, London

“I’ve seen things you people wouldn't believe,” maintains Rutger Hauer’s expiring replicant in Blade Runner. This extraordinarily bold experience, involving The Heritage Orchestra, famed for their moving interpretation of Vangelis’s “Blade Runner” soundtrack and for working with electronic artists, is somewhat unbelievable, too.

Floyd Mayweather prepares for the Saul Alvarez fight

Bunce on Boxing: Real fights and unreal sums promise vintage end to year

It is a refreshingly open mercenary exercise for all involved in the fight

Michael Essien was introduced to local press by Jose Mourinho as 'my son'

Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien ends international exile and is named in Ghana squad

The midfielder has not played for his country for two years

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee