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Tottenham v Real Madrid match preview

Four goals down and facing one of the most expensively assembled squads in Europe, Tottenham's chances of progressing to the Champions League semi-finals tonight look slim.

Ashley is desperate for success and ready to invest, says Pardew

Newcastle manager says he is in talks over summer signings and plans to rebuild St James' Park side

Alan Pardew expects Newcastle spending spree

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew remains convinced he will be given the bulk of the £35million the club raked in when they sold Andy Carroll to strengthen his squad.

Portuguese trio avoid each other in Europa League draw

All three Portuguese sides avoided each other in today's draw for the Europa League quarter-finals.

Redknapp: attack is the best way to defend our first-leg advantage

Bale doubtful to start but Spurs manager pledges to stick with adventurous Champions League approach against Milan

Sam Wallace: Rooney's moment of madness is indefensible – but referees are working with flawed system

The disciplinary system puts referees in a position where they are loath to be seen to change their minds for fear of how it might affect their future

Cheick Tiote signs new deal at Newcastle

Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote has signed a new contract which commits him to the club until the end of the 2016/17 season.

Steve McClaren turns attention to management return

Former England manager Steve McClaren is looking forward to returning to football management after being sacked by Wolfsburg on Monday.

Robin van Persie withdraws from Holland squad

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has pulled out of the Holland squad for Wednesday night's friendly against Austria due to flu.

Cheik Tiote red card appeal rejected

Newcastle midfielder Cheik Tiote will serve a three-match ban after his appeal against his red card during Saturday's FA Cup third-round defeat at Stevenage was dismissed.

Newcastle appeal against Cheik Tiote red card

Newcastle are to appeal Cheik Tiote's sending-off in their 3-1 defeat by Stevenage in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

Wigan claim point from high-flying Trotters

Bolton Wanderers 1 Wigan Athletic 1

Pardew excited by 'frightening' energy and power of Tioté

Alan Pardew will unleash his own version of Michael Essien on his former club West Ham tonight, confident there is much more to come. The Newcastle manager has been hugely impressed by the Ivory Coast international Cheik Tioté during his time at St James' Park to date, and believes the midfielder has what it will take to do for the Magpies what Ghana counterpart Essien does for Chelsea.

'Southern softies' Spurs show their hard centre

These are exciting times for Tottenham Hotspur, eyeing up the few clubs ahead of them in the Premier League and qualifying for the Champions' League knockout stage as group winners with the highest number of goals scored. The wider question, due to be posed again at 4pm today, is whether undoubted potential can be translated into solid achievement. Are Spurs a flash Harry in the pan, or something more durable?

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A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

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A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
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Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

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Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

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UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London