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David De Gea plays down Manchester United transfer

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper David De Gea has denied reports he has agreed to join Manchester United and insists he will not consider his future until after this summer's European Under-21 Championships.

Letter from the editor: Twitter update

Twitter update. Followers: 1700. Tweets: 23. Time spent on Twitter when I could have been doing something more rewarding: unknowable.

MP names Ryan Giggs as footballer in privacy row

The footballer at the centre of a gagging order over a relationship with reality TV star Imogen Thomas was named by an MP in the Commons today as Ryan Giggs.

David Beckham expects 'emotional' return to Old Trafford

David Beckham has admitted the chance to pull on the famous red shirt and play for Manchester United at Old Trafford again will give him goose bumps.

Leading article: Gary Neville - eco warrior

From Red Nev to Green Gary. England's most capped right-back, Gary Neville, seems an unlikely eco-warrior. As Manchester United captain he hardly seemed a model of sensitivity when it came to the finer feelings of opposing players and fans. So some were surprised he applied for planning permission to build a futuristic eco-home on moorland which experts say is one of the country's most energy-efficient residential developments and the first zero-carbon house in north-west England. Local residents objected to the plans, complaining that the eight-bedroom underground home – with petal-shaped enclaves containing bedrooms, bathrooms, a garage, a children's play area and a swimming pool around a centrepiece kitchen – looked like something from the Teletubbies. Bolton Council turned down his first planning application.

Gary Neville urges Paul Scholes to continue playing

Gary Neville has urged old mate Paul Scholes not to quit at the end of this season.

Gary Neville admits cynicism surrounds modern day testimonials

Gary Neville has admitted a cynicism about testimonials has emerged over the past few years.

Gary Neville hoping David Beckham can make testimonial

Gary Neville is crossing his fingers old friend David Beckham will make his testimonial night perfect by donning the Manchester United kit once more.

David Beckham may feature in Gary Neville testimonial

David Beckham is considering an invitation to complete the famed 'Class of 92' by returning for Gary Neville's testimonial at Old Trafford on May 24.

Anderson: 'I have the qualities to be player of the year next season'

Anderson has been at Manchester United for four years but, the determined Brazilian informs Sam Wallace, his best is still to come

New tricks for old bricks: An eco-refurbishment scheme helped one woman convert her Victorian terrace into a green flagship

Maria Hawton-Mead proves that old homes can go low carbon too.

New tricks for old bricks: How an eco-refurbishment scheme helped convert a Victorian terrace into a green flagship

Maria Hawton-Mead proves that old homes can go low carbon too.

Gary Neville testimonial given go-ahead

Gary Neville's testimonial will still take place at Old Trafford on May 24, even though it is just four days before Manchester United are almost certain to be taking on Barcelona in the Champions League final.

Tevez is City's best player by far, says Neville

A certain light went out of Manchester derbies when Gary Neville announced in February that he had played his last game for Sir Alex Ferguson.

Gary Neville blasts 'inconsistent' FA over Wayne Rooney ban

Gary Neville has accused the FA of being "reactive and very inconsistent" in their handling of the Wayne Rooney swearing scandal.

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British Library celebrates all things Gothic

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