Sport Gus Poyet gestures during last weekend's 2-2 draw with Southampton

The Black Cats remain in the relegation places despite an upturn in form

Former editor of 'The Sun', Kelvin MacKenzie

The gall of Kelvin MacKenzie

Yesterday Kelvin MacKenzie announced he has instructed his solicitors to demand an "apology and recompense" from South Yorshire Police over the newspaper's discredited reporting of the Hillsborough disaster.

Fulham manager Martin Jol

Fulham set to make changes for Sheffield Wednesday trip

Martin Jol will rotate his squad for Fulham's Capital One Cup second round tie against Sheffield Wednesday tonight.

Sheffield Wednesday sign striker from Barcelona

Sheffield Wednesday have signed striker Rodri on loan from Barcelona, subject to international clearance.

Police vow 'significant arrests' following Belfast officer attacks after Orange Order march

Police chiefs today pledged to make “significant” arrests after officers were attacked with petrol bombs in an outbreak of street violence in the flashpoint Ardoyne area of north Belfast.

Murdoch offered Liverpool sports centre if families accepted apology

News International offered to build a sports centre in Liverpool if families of those killed in the Hillsborough football stadium in 1989 gave public support to an apology by The Sun over their notorious coverage of the disaster.

Leading article: Beyond this historic handshake

The significance of the handshake that took place in Belfast yesterday was lost on no one, least of all on the two participants, the Queen and the Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, Martin McGuinness. Indeed, they seemed intent on prolonging the moment, though whether that was to give the cameras ample time to record the historic image, or just to savour the experience, we shall never know.

Hillsborough Facebook page investigated by police

A Facebook page which allegedly mocked the Hillsborough football tragedy is being investigated by police.

Going up: Michail Antonio opens the scoring

Wednesday claim spoils at expense of city rivals

Sheffield Wednesday 2 Wycombe Wanderers 0: Antonio and Ranger ensure there is no final slip as Jones' men leave United to face the play-offs

Peel LP collection goes online

It is a record collection that any vinyl enthusiast would covet. From obscure German techno to Appalachian folk music, to the latest sounds in the rock and pop world; the thousands of carefully catalogued albums owned by the late DJ John Peel literally have something for everyone.

Minute's silence planned at FA Cup semi-finals to mark Hillsborough disaster

A minute's silence to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster will be held before both this weekend's FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley.

Sheffield Wednesday beat Preston 2-0 in the match

Preston chairman confirms line-up and tactics were leaked to opposing team

The Professional Footballers' Association does not believe any of Preston's players deliberately intended to undermine their team when leaking information to Sheffield Wednesday ahead of Saturday's npower League One clash.

Perfect start maintained for Dave Jones' Wednesday

Notts County 1 Sheffield Wednesday 2

The Diary: Big Ben boost could banish backbench success story

Visitors to the clock tower that contains Big Ben can thank a little known body called the Backbench Business Committee for saving them money. In its two-year existence, this committee has chalked up some small successes in strengthening the influence of the Commons at the expense of party whips.

‘We’ve moved forward in great leaps since I’ve been here,’ says Danny Wilson

Wilson puts up a United front in Steel City derby

After years at Wednesday as player then manager it was tough for the 52-year-old to take over their rivals. But, he tells Jon Culley, all will be forgiven if the Blades can win at Hillsborough tomorrow

Ian Holloway says Blackpool’s progress is shown by the presence at Bloomfield Road of players like Kevin Phillips and Roman Bednar

Holloway's current crop are 'legends of tomorrow'

Ian Holloway says his class of 2012 can stand shoulder to shoulder with any of the club's big names from the past as he prepares Blackpool for their FA Cup replay at Sheffield Wednesday tonight.

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The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
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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
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

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Can't find a card you like on the high street? Try one of these sites for individual, personalised options, whatever your taste
Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness