Sport Chelsea's Eden Hazard in action during last weekend's FA Cup Fourth Round match against Stoke City

Chelsea manager tips the Belgian to be among the world's best in near future

Bridge: Independent Pursuits

THE LAW of Total Tricks, the arithmetic of which I have never quite mastered, suffered a nasty setback on this deal from the Senior Teams World Championship in Lille.

COMPETITION: DETAILS NO 397

IN WHICH painting by which painter can you find these old rocks?

Cycling: What now for Tour drug pedlars?

The most controversial Tour de France ever staged might be over, but the repercussions will rage on.

Beckham leads the great escape

ENGLAND PUT the doubts and anxiety of the past few days behind them last night to record a 2-0 victory over Colombia in Lens, which takes them through to the second round of the World Cup.

More violence mars big match

Ten arrested as hundreds of English supporters clash with French riot police near World Cup stadium at Lens

Police search house for dead babies

NO ONE seems to be sure how many babies there might be buried in the garden or the fields beyond. In a grimly distressing operation, reminiscent of the Fred West case in Britain, French police are digging through the garden of a rural slum near Lille, searching for the bodies of at least three, maybe as many as six, new-born babies.

France: Lost generation makes its voice heard

Since the start of the winter, there has been a series of violent attacks on buses by young people in a host of provincial cities in France - Roubaix, Lille, Nancy, Mulhouse, Dunkerque, Montpellier, Brest, Dijon, and Valence.

Paris takes tougher line as truckers raise barricades

Almost a year after a French lorry-drivers' strike disrupted transport throughout Europe, more than100 barricades went up all over France yesterday. There are negotiations today to end the dispute, but John Lichfield and Ian Burrell find little impact so far on British and other foreign drivers.

A short stay in...; Lille

A short train ride from London, this is our closest foreign city. It has moules by the bucket-load, art, Flemish architecture, cheap hotels and lots of coal mines. What more can you ask for?

Drink / Let them drink beer

French beers for Bastille (or any other) Day

Cantona back in action

Eric Cantona was back playing football last night, seven days after he announced his retirement from football, turning out to help two friends in a testimonial match in northern France.

Football: Gremio and Flamengo draw in Copa Brasil

Gremio and Flamengo played out a drab, foul-ridden 0-0 draw in the first leg of the Copa Brasil final on Tuesday. The result, in Gremio's stadium in the southern city of Porto Alegre, slightly favoured Flamengo who will play today's second leg at home in Rio de Janeiro.

Testimony; You're in the army now

Sean Cornwell was proud of his connection with France - until he was arrested as a deserting soldier

Kidnap fear for missing girls

The distraught parents of two French girls missing in London appealed yesterday for help in finding them. They said that they feared teenagers Laetitia Ranson and Anjelique Wozniak may have been kidnapped after becoming separated from their friends during a visit to the capital on Wednesday.

Missing French girls found in West End

Two French girls who went missing in London three days ago and were feared to have been kidnapped were found yesterday.
Latest stories from i100
SPONSORED FEATURES
Career Services

Day In a Page

A
Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Seven Cities of Italy
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Prague, Budapest and Vienna
Lake Garda
Minoan Crete and Santorini
Prices correct as of 15 May 2015
Turkey's conflict with Kurdish guerrillas in Iraq can benefit Isis in Syria

Turkey's conflict with Kurdish guerrillas in Iraq can benefit Isis in Syria

Turkish President Erdogan could benefit politically from the targeting of the PKK, says Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: Our choice is years of Tory rule under Jeremy Corbyn or a return to a Labour government

Our choice is years of Tory rule under Corbyn or a return to a Labour government

Yvette Cooper urged Labour members to 'get serious' about the next general election rather than become 'a protest movement'
Singapore's domestic workers routinely exploited and often abused in the service of rich nationals

Singapore's hidden secret of domestic worker abuse

David Cameron was shown the country's shiniest veneer on his tour. What he didn't see was the army of foreign women who are routinely exploited and often abused in the service of rich nationals
Showdown by Shirley Jackson: A previously unpublished short story from the queen of American Gothic

Showdown, by Shirley Jackson

A previously unpublished short story from the queen of American Gothic
10 best DSLRs

Be sharp! 10 best DSLRs

Up your photography game with a versatile, powerful machine
Solved after 200 years: the mysterious deaths of 3,000 soldiers from Napoleon's army

Solved after 200 years

The mysterious deaths of 3,000 soldiers from Napoleon's army
Every regional power has betrayed the Kurds so Turkish bombing is no surprise

Robert Fisk on the Turkey conflict

Every regional power has betrayed the Kurds so Turkish bombing is no surprise
Investigation into wreck of unidentified submarine found off the coast of Sweden

Sunken sub

Investigation underway into wreck of an unidentified submarine found off the coast of Sweden
Instagram and Facebook have 'totally changed' the way people buy clothes

Age of the selfie

Instagram and Facebook have 'totally changed' the way people buy clothes
Not so square: How BBC's Bloomsbury saga is sexing up the period drama

Not so square

How Virginia Woolf saga is sexing up the BBC period drama
Rio Olympics 2016: The seven teenagers still carrying a torch for our Games hopes

Still carrying the torch

The seven teenagers given our Olympic hopes
The West likes to think that 'civilisation' will defeat Isis, but history suggests otherwise

The West likes to think that 'civilisation' will defeat Isis...

...but history suggests otherwise
The bald truth: How one author's thinning hair made him a Wayne Rooney sympathiser

The bald truth

How thinning hair made me a Wayne Rooney sympathiser
Froome wins second Tour de France after triumphant ride into Paris with Team Sky

Tour de France 2015

Froome rides into Paris to win historic second Tour
Fifteen years ago, Concorde crashed, and a dream died. Today, the desire to travel faster than the speed of sound is growing once again

A new beginning for supersonic flight?

Concorde's successors are in the works 15 years on from the Paris crash