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More turmoil could be just around the corner for Yorkshire club

Making a comeback: Is returning to one's old stomping ground a good idea?

Of all the surprises that this weekend's FA Cup Third Round threw up, seeing the name "Paul Scholes" on Manchester United's substitutes bench was by far the most unexpected.

Grayson plays down promotion demands from chairman

Leeds manager Simon Grayson played down chairman Ken Bates' promotion demands after watching his side's winter wobble continue with a 1-0 defeat at Derby.

City celebrate Yaya Toure's goal in the semi-final last year

City Cup tie gives United chance to exact revenge

Excitement in Manchester as arch-rivals drawn to meet in FA Cup third round

Headingley to stage club challenge

Headingley was today confirmed as the venue for the 2012 World Club Challenge but there is a growing possibility of it being taken abroad in future, according to Leeds chief executive Gary Hetherington.

United keeper denies 'slave' remark

Tomasz Kuszczak said he did not use the word "slave" to describe his frustrations at being denied a loan move away from Manchester United.

Manchester United's goalkeepers David de Gea, Danish Anders Lindegaard and Tomasz Kuszczak pictured training

Tomasz Kuszczak claims he is treated as a 'slave' by Manchester United

Goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak claims he is being treated like a "slave" by Manchester United and fears that his chances of playing for Poland in next year's Euro 2012 championship in his home country have been damaged by his boss Alex Ferguson.

Minor British Institutions: The replica shirt

The replica shirt of support for a football, rugby or somesuch club originated in 1975 with the Admiral sportswear company and the canny Don Revie at Leeds United as a way of getting more out of the fans.

Bates determined to continue 'long, drawn-out affair' at Leeds

The Leeds United chairman, Ken Bates, has labelled fans who protested against his chairmanship at the weekend as "morons" and told them he "ain't going anywhere".

Ferguson dismisses 'club takeover' TV claims

Sir Alex Ferguson last night moved to distance himself from an alleged associate who was the subject of a Channel Four undercover investigation into the illegal ownership of football clubs.

War of the rose: Rival breweries fight legal battle

It may be a matter of bitter disappointment to many Yorkshire folk, but Edmund of Langley, the founder of the House of York, was born in Hertfordshire. Yet they could excuse his origins because he bequeathed something special to the county that was synonymous with the dynasty he founded – its white rose.

Outside the Box: Classic stereotyping as bowler hats are donned for pre-match 'entertainment'

As it is always interesting to see ourselves as others see us, true Brits will wonder quite what Uefa's gnomes of Nyon have in mind for pre-match entertainment at Wembley's Champions' League final.

Glorious triumph for Alex Ferguson, a man who has set his face against the world

Manager's latest success follows a season of unprecedented challenges which he has tackled in typically aggressive style

Sam Wallace: Ferguson's resolve ensures the chasing pack face epic struggle to shift United from their perch

Talking Football: With hindsight, the notion that Arsenal might represent the single biggest threat to United's hegemony seems ludicrous
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Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

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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
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Homeless Veterans appeal

Homeless in Wales can find inspiration from Daniel’s story
Front National family feud? Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks

Front National family feud?

Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks
Pot of gold: tasting the world’s most expensive tea

Pot of gold

Tasting the world’s most expensive tea
10 best wildlife-watching experiences: From hen harriers to porpoises

From hen harriers to porpoises: 10 best wildlife-watching experiences

While many of Britain's birds have flown south for the winter, it's still a great time to get outside for a spot of twitching
Nick Easter: 'I don’t want just to hold tackle bags, I want to be out there'

'I don’t want just to hold tackle bags, I want to be out there'

Nick Easter targeting World Cup place after England recall
DSK, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel

The inside track on France's trial of the year

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel:
As provocative now as they ever were

Sarah Kane season

Why her plays are as provocative now as when they were written
Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of a killing in Iraq 11 years ago

Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of another killing

Japanese mood was against what was seen as irresponsible trips to a vicious war zone
Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore