Business week in review

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Gareth Bale forced a goal in from inside the six-yard box

Villarreal 2 Real Madrid 2 match report: Gareth Bale’s goal makes him instant hit on debut

Despite the awkwardness off the pitch, there is a steel to Welshman that is impossible to overlook

Gareth Bale and David Moyes

David Moyes refuses to confirm if Manchester United made a late bid to hijack Gareth Bale transfer to Real Madrid

Reports in France claim Premier League champions offered Spurs £125m but Bale had his heart set on Real move

Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas played five of his new signings

Andre Villas-Boas claims Tottenham trumped Premier League rivals in the transfer window and claims Arsenal paid 'heavily' for Mesut Ozil

Spurs boss claims the club - alongside Manchester City - did better than the rest after bringing in seven new players with Gareth Bale money

You Write the Caption - 13/09/13

Win a bottle of wine

Andre Villas-Boas

Andre Villas-Boas wants Tottenham to put painful defeat to Arsenal behind them

Spurs take on Norwich at White Hart Lane this weekend

Cristiano Ronaldo goes in on Gareth Bale in training

Welcome to Madrid! Smiles no more as Cristiano Ronaldo slams into Gareth Bale at Real training

Is Ronaldo upset at no longer being the world's most expensive player?

Gareth Bale will make his Real Madrid debut this weekend

Gareth Bale will make his Real Madrid debut this weekend - but it will be on the right side of midfield says Carlo Ancelotti

But the Italian refuses to confirm if the £86m record signing will start the match or feature from the bench

Emmanuel Adebayor

Andre Villas-Boas admits he was prepared to let Emmanuel Adebayor leave Tottenham over the summer

The striker has been ordered to train with the reserves

Mesut Ozil trains with Per Mertesacker at London Colney

Mesut Ozil enjoys low-key welcome at Arsenal far removed from life with Real Madrid

Arsenal's record £42m signing trained with the team for the first time yesterday

Emmanuel Adebayor

Emmanuel Adebayor ordered to train with the Tottenham reserves by Andre Villas-Boas

Despite being among Spurs' top earners, the striker has become a peripheral figure at White Hart Lane

Ozil trains with Arsenal for the first time

Arsenal signing Mesut Ozil 'threatening to sue Real Madrid over smear campaign'

The £42.5m Germany international has allegedly been accused of being obsessed with women

Gareth Bale warned Real Madrid fans may count first impressions

Ian Rush warns Welshman, who is not fully fit ahead of debut

Gareth Bale in action for Wales against Serbia

Real Madrid unlikely to overburden £86m signing Gareth Bale

The former Tottenham player is due to make his debut this weekend

Andre Villas-Boas has a new-look Tottenham team this season

Andre Villas-Boas doubts his new-look Tottenham team will win the Premier League this season

Spurs signed seven players over the summer

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Istanbul Ephesus & Troy – six nights from £859pp
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Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone
Amazon is buying Twitch for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?

What is the appeal of Twitch?

Amazon is buying the video-game-themed online streaming site for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?
Tip-tapping typewriters, ripe pongs and slides in the office: Bosses are inventing surprising ways of making us work harder

How bosses are making us work harder

As it is revealed that one newspaper office pumps out the sound of typewriters to increase productivity, Gillian Orr explores the other devices designed to motivate staff
Manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the resurgence in vinyl records

Hard pressed: Resurgence in vinyl records

As the resurgence in vinyl records continues, manufacturers and their outdated machinery are struggling to keep up with the demand
Tony Jordan: 'I turned down the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series nine times ... then I found a kindred spirit'

A tale of two writers

Offered the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series, Tony Jordan turned it down. Nine times. The man behind EastEnders and Life on Mars didn’t feel right for the job. Finally, he gave in - and found an unexpected kindred spirit
Could a later start to the school day be the most useful educational reform of all?

Should pupils get a lie in?

Doctors want a later start to the school day so that pupils can sleep later. Not because teenagers are lazy, explains Simon Usborne - it's all down to their circadian rhythms
Prepare for Jewish jokes – as Jewish comedians get their own festival

Prepare for Jewish jokes...

... as Jewish comedians get their own festival
SJ Watson: 'I still can't quite believe that Before I Go to Sleep started in my head'

A dream come true for SJ Watson

Watson was working part time in the NHS when his debut novel, Before I Go to Sleep, became a bestseller. Now it's a Hollywood movie, too. Here he recalls the whirlwind journey from children’s ward to A-list film set
10 best cycling bags for commuters

10 best cycling bags for commuters

Gear up for next week’s National Cycle to Work day with one of these practical backpacks and messenger bags
Paul Scholes: Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United

Paul Scholes column

Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United
Kate Bush, Hammersmith Apollo music review: A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it

Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it
Robot sheepdog technology could be used to save people from burning buildings

The science of herding is cracked

Mathematical model would allow robots to be programmed to control crowds and save people from burning buildings
Tyrant: Is the world ready for a Middle Eastern 'Dallas'?

This tyrant doesn’t rule

It’s billed as a Middle Eastern ‘Dallas’, so why does Fox’s new drama have a white British star?