FA to investigate Newcastle fracas

The Football Association is to investigate the trouble which flared during and after Tuesday night's friendly clash between Huddersfield and Newcastle.

Draw for the first round of the Carling Cup

The draw for the first round of the Carling Cup has been made, with ties being played the week commencing 10 August.

Burnley revive old glories

Burnley are back

Life is sweet for the Alan Sugar of sport

From ten-pin bowling to Fish O Mania, the Essex man for all seasons is king of the niche sports – and 'niche is the future'

Managerial departures so far this season



September 1 - Kevin Bond (Bournemouth)

Snow forces Gunners to postpone FA Cup replay

Arsenal's fourth-round FA Cup replay with Cardiff City scheduled to be played tonight at the Emirates fell foul of the heavy snow that is blanketing London when police yesterday decided to postpone the match. Anticipated travel problems meant that the game could not go ahead. The Gunners announced that the match will now be played on Monday 16 February which is the weekend of the fifth-round fixtures and therefore the match between either Arsenal or Cardiff and West Bromwich or Burnley scheduled for that weekend will be put back.

How We Met: David Mellor & Julian Lloyd Webber

'It's important to have a male friend you can talk to who you know won't go gossiping around'

Gerrard's court date sandwiched by Mersey derbies

The week starting 19 January promises to be an interesting one for a certain Steven Gerrard both on and off the football field.

Shape of things to come for slimmer Hammers squad

Gianfranco Zola has a long-term plan to reduce the size of the West Ham United first-team squad from 34 players to 21 plus three goalkeepers. This has led to claims that the club are to conduct a fire sale – fuelled because of question marks over their financial plight. Although the owner, Bjorgulfor Gudmundsson, wants to sell after suffering from the collapse of the Icelandic economy, the club argue they are self-funding and do not need to raise money from offloading players.

Teenage rapper locked up for killing schoolboy

A teenage rapper was today behind bars for killing a 16-year-old schoolboy by hitting him on the head with a brick.

Pandora: Labour maverick fires a parting shot

The Labour MP Ann Cryer's decision to stand down at the next general election has robbed the House of one its last true characters.

Swansea crowned champions despite loss to Yeovil

Swansea were crowned League One champions on Saturday despite suffering a second successive home defeat as Yeovil claimed a 2-1 win to end their relegation fears.

Fox looks to Pearce for help in the hunt for caps

Daniel Fox has said he could barely have wished for a better mentor than the England Under-21 coach, Stuart Pearce.

Crispin Black: For mother and country

There is a sense that this is a war for other people's children to fight
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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003