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Liam Craig’s penalty gave Hibernian their first league win over Hearts in eight games, the 2-1 victory ensuring their Edinburgh rivals remain on minus-two points.

Wallace on his way to Ibrox for £1.5m

Lee Wallace is close to a move from Hearts to Rangers after a fee of £1.5m was agreed between the two clubs.

Fulham and Stoke learn Europa League fate

Stoke's first Europa League tie will see them face Croatian giants Hajduk Split in the third qualifying round.

Album: Danny and the Champions of the World, Hearts & Arrows (Southern Crossroads)

With Hearts & Arrows, Danny Wilson's band graduates from being country-rock manqués obsessed with Neil Young and The Byrds to a more eclectic outfit now looking, in the opening "Ghosts In The Wire" and ebullient "Soul In The City", to take on the muscular heartland rock'n'roll yearning of Bruce Springsteen.

Football in Brief: Thomson to leave Hearts; Fenerbahce chairman arrested

Defender Craig Thomson is to leave Hearts, the Scottish Premier League club confirmed yesterday. The 20-year-old was suspended last month following a conviction for "lewd, libidinous and indecent behaviour".

Hearts defend reputation after Craig Thomson 'sex-offender' suspension

Derek Watson, chairman of the Hearts Supporters' Trust, hopes Hearts' reputation as a family club will remain intact despite the furore surrounding their player Craig Thomson.

SPL take no action over Lennon incident

The Scottish Premier League have confirmed that no action will be taken against Hearts or Celtic following a match between the two clubs where Neil Lennon was allegedly attacked by a supporter.

Hearts lose sponsor for retaining sex offender Thomson

Heart of Midlothian's decision to retain the services of Craig Thomson, who was convicted this month of "lewd, libidinous and indecent behaviour", has cost the club one of its sponsors.

Thomson situation must not affect Hearts, says Jefferies

Hearts manager Jim Jefferies is determined to prevent Craig Thomson's situation becoming a "sideshow" that affects the rest of his team.

McCoist unhappy with early SPL start

Rangers manager Ally McCoist believes the early start date to the Clydesdale Bank Premier League season has hindered his attempts to strengthen his squad.

Hearts urged by charity to sack player

The chief executive of a prominent children's charity has called on Hearts to sack Craig Thomson after the defender pleaded guilty to lewd, libidinous and indecent behaviour towards two under-age girls.

Fulham to play NSI Runavik in the Europa League

Fulham will face NSI Runavik of the Faroe Islands in the first qualifying round of the Europa League.

O'Connor drug arrest the latest dip in a once promising career

Detaining of three players on Class A charges delivers another blow to authorities in a troubled season

Lennon pledges to stay as Celtic strike a defiant tone

Celtic 4 Motherwell 0

Tim Lott: Good riddance to this unequal Union

Health warning to our Scottish readers: prepare to be enraged as an Anglo makes his argument for Caledonian independence
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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