Harry Redknapp (right) with assistant Joe Jordan last night

Harry Redknapp relaxes with his 'blue and white army' - until he sees the QPR troops on the pitch

Tactical adjustments tighten team's defence but cannot dispel the nervous moments

James Lawton: England's lack of conviction exposed as the real penalty

Farrell’s body language echoed McEnroe: “You cannot be serious

'How many more lies are you going to tell?' Family of Azelle Rodney accuse police of tampering with evidence to make it appear he had been carrying a weapon

The family of a suspected gangster shot dead during an armed operation seven years ago accused police of tampering with evidence to make it seem that the dead man had been carrying a weapon, a public inquiry heard.

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama at the conclusion of the debate in Denver, Colorado

Nervy, halting, distant, and bureaucratic. This wasn't Obama's night

Barack Obama called it “a terrific debate” in his closing statement last night. But he’d be hard pressed to find any Democrats who agree.

Mark Boucher was forced to retire after being hit by a flying bail

Ian Bell: That blow to Mark Boucher was a real sickener

View From the Middle: A massive part of South Africa's success revolved around Boucher

Simon Kelner: She was like cannon fodder sent in by a general

It was a question calculated to make the viewers hyperventilate, never mind the subject of the inquisition. When Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight asked the Treasury minister Chloe Smith whether she ever thought she was incompetent, those of us on this side of the screen could only try to catch our breath. Unfortunately for Ms Smith, it was a rhetorical question that demanded answering. We knew the truth: the scene should have been roped off some time earlier, so gruesome had been this car crash of an interview.

Andy Murray's on-court honesty can encourage opponents

Paul Newman: Murray must learn advantage of keeping aches and pains private

Wade’s assertion that Murray was a "drama queen" was absurd. The spasms were real

Lee Westwood hits an approach shot on the second hole yesterday

James Lawton: Westwood faces his fear a major win will
always be just out of reach

Two years ago he also started with panache, but succumbed to the Mickelson fireworks

Act of Valour (15)

Starring: Alex Veadov, Roselyn Sánchez

Act of Valour (15)

Starring: Alex Veadov, Roselyn Sánchez

Gerrard admits to poor form

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits he is not happy with his form this season but insists he is still capable of producing the kind of performances which have so often turned matches for his side in the past.

Bruce Anderson: In a body-language election there can be only one winner

It will favour Cameron when the electorate sees the candidates as they really are

Tim Lott: What about the violence men suffer?

We highlight one problem, while ignoring a much bigger one

The Turn of the Screw, Coliseum, London

Britten's tersest, nastiest opera, written for a company of 13 musicians and five singers including two children, receives what must be the production of its lifetime in David McVicar's staging, conceived for the Mariinsky Theatre in 2006. ENO's unmissable revival adds to its X-ray of Victorian repression a cast that couldn't be bettered; and Sir Charles Mackerras creates an interpretation of equal transparency and tension.

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Backhanders, bribery and abuses of power have soared in China as economy surges

Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
Commonwealth Games 2014: Highland terriers stole the show at the opening ceremony

Highland terriers steal the show at opening ceremony

Gillian Orr explores why a dog loved by film stars and presidents is finally having its day
German art world rocked as artists use renowned fat sculpture to distil schnapps

Brewing the fat from artwork angers widow of sculptor

Part of Joseph Beuys' 1982 sculpture 'Fettecke' used to distil schnapps
BBC's The Secret History of Our Streets reveals a fascinating window into Britain's past

BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

The Secret History of Our Streets, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
Joe, film review: Nicolas Cage delivers an astonishing performance in low budget drama

Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

Cage plays an ex-con in David Gordon Green's independent drama, which has been adapted from a novel by Larry Brown
How to make your own gourmet ice lollies, granitas, slushy cocktails and frozen yoghurt

Make your own ice lollies and frozen yoghurt

Think outside the cool box for this summer's tempting frozen treats
Ford Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time, with sales topping 4.1 million since 1976

Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time

Sales have topped 4.1 million since 1976. To celebrate this milestone, four Independent writers recall their Fiestas with pride
10 best reed diffusers

Heaven scent: 10 best reed diffusers

Keep your rooms smelling summery and fresh with one of these subtle but distinctive home fragrances that’ll last you months
Commonwealth Games 2014: Female boxers set to compete for first time

Female boxers set to compete at Commonwealth Games for first time

There’s no favourites and with no headguards anything could happen
Five things we’ve learned so far about Manchester United under Louis van Gaal

Five things we’ve learned so far about United under Van Gaal

It’s impossible to avoid the impression that the Dutch manager is playing to the gallery a little
Screwing your way to the top? Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth

Screwing your way to the top?

Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, says Grace Dent
Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter, the wartime poster girl who became a feminist pin-up

Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

Earphones don't fit properly, offer mediocre audio quality and can even be painful. So the quest to design the perfect pair is music to Seth Stevenson's ears
US Army's shooting star: Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform

Meet the US Army's shooting star

Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform