Sport An expansive view of how the imperious Twickenham stadium looks today

Ticket pricing and kick-off times have yet to be confirmed

Wilkinson takes on England captaincy

Jonny Wilkinson, a superstar sportsman blessed with the dedication of a monk and the wild streak of a middle-ranking civil servant, will captain England for the foreseeable future - a future the world champions feared they might be forced to face without the services of their peerless marksman-in-chief.

Cohen dropped by ruthless Saints

England's search for 2007 is Harry's gain

A blank space in the visitors' book where the name Woodward used to be will not be the only change when the England squad check into their Bagshot hotel tomorrow. The 54 players mustering under Andy Robinson's charge for the first time show a more or less even split between those with a World Cup winner's medal to their name, and those whose dreams are driven by achieving a similar feat in 2007.

Stock Exchange censures media company Incite for concealment

Incite, the sports text messaging group which hired England rugby star Lawrence Dallaglio as a director, has been censured for concealing the perilous state of its finances from investors.

Lawrence Dallaglio: The England captain who said 'enough is enough' and walked away

When Lawrence Dallaglio walked into the late-night bar of the Hilton Hotel in Brisbane a couple of hours after England's 36-point defeat at the hands of the Wallabies last June and pronounced himself "suicidal", no one among his handful of listeners felt compelled to phone the Samaritans on his behalf.

Jonathan Davies: The biggest blow is the departure of the great Dallaglio

Coaches of the other Six Nations teams watching the upheaval in the England camp last week would have taken more heart from the retirement of Lawrence Dallaglio than they would have from the departure of Sir Clive Woodward.

Dallaglio poised to retire from Test career

The England captain, Lawrence Dallaglio, looks set to announce his international retirement today.

Dallaglio's timing could not be worse for England

The fall of the House of Woodward, a calamity in progress since the final whistle blew on England's last-minute World Cup victory in Australia last November, produced another significant pile of sporting rubble yesterday when it emerged that Lawrence Dallaglio was preparing to announce his retirement from international rugby.

Wasps and Tigers set for heavyweight clash

The Heineken Cup holders, Wasps, have been drawn in the same pool as Leicester Tigers - the first time two English sides have faced each other in the group stages - for this year's premier European competition.

Dallaglio doubt deepens England worries

England have quite enough on their collective plate without losing their proud and determined captain, Lawrence Dallaglio, for important training sessions in the build-up to this weekend's grand - or, judging by the performances in All Black country, not so grand - tour finale against the Wallabies. But they lost him yesterday. Dallaglio aggravated an old hand injury during last Saturday's defeat by New Zealand in Auckland and was in sufficient discomfort to make his apologies and view the latest preparations from the touchline.

Woodward seethes after Shaw's red card

New Zealand 36 England 12

Gibbes leads the All Black destruction of England

New Zealand 36 England 3
New Articles
tvDownton Abbey Christmas special
Arts and Entertainment
Wolf (Nathan McMullen), Ian (Dan Starky), The Doctor (Peter Capaldi), Clara (Jenna Coleman), Santa Claus (Nick Frost) in the Doctor Who Christmas Special (BBC/Photographer: David Venni)
tvOur review of the Doctor Who Christmas Special
News
peopleIt seems you can't silence Katie Hopkins, even on Christmas Day...
News
news
News
i100
Arts and Entertainment
Left to right: Stanley Tucci, Sophie Grabol and Christopher Eccleston in ‘Fortitude’
tvSo Sky Atlantic arrived in Iceland to film their new and supposedly snow-bound series 'Fortitude'...
Arts and Entertainment
Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald in the Doctor Who Christmas special
tvForget the rumours that Clara Oswald would be quitting the Tardis
Arts and Entertainment
Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi showing a small mascot shaped like a vagina
art
News
The Queen delivers her Christmas message
newsTwitter reacts to Her Majesty's Christmas Message
Arts and Entertainment
tv
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence – Five-star MS Swiss Corona 7 nights from £999pp
Lake Como St Moritz & the Bernina Express 7 nights from £809pp
Vietnam
Lake Maggiore, Orta & the Matterhorn 7 nights from £939pp
South Africa
Spain
Prices correct as of 19 December 2014
A Christmas without hope: Fears grow in Gaza that the conflict with Israel will soon reignite

Christmas without hope

Gaza fears grow that conflict with Israel will soon reignite
After 150 years, you can finally visit the grisliest museum in the country

The 'Black Museum'

After 150 years, you can finally visit Britain's grisliest museum
No ho-ho-hos with Nick Frost's badass Santa

No ho-ho-hos with Nick Frost's badass Santa

Doctor Who Christmas Special TV review
Chilly Christmas: Swimmers take festive dip for charity

Chilly Christmas

Swimmers dive into freezing British waters for charity
Veterans' hostel 'overwhelmed by kindness' for festive dinner

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all