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

Liverpool beaten by late strike

Lille 1 Liverpool 0

Benitez faces battle to lift morale for tricky Lille tie

The Europa League is proving no sanctuary for Liverpool, a side so short on confidence that their goal-scoring legend Ian Rush suggested yesterday that unless they lift their spirits they might struggle to finish in the top six of the Premier League, let alone one of next season's Champions League places.

Inside Travel: Express routes that bring France closer

Some stunning French destinations now lie within four hours of St Pancras

Last-chance talks to avert Eurostar strike

Talks will be held today in a bid to avert a 48-hour strike by drivers and on-board staff on Eurostar trains.

Brutality, lies, and the tragedy of 'la petite Typhaine'

For six months, the parents of Typhaine Taton maintained that she had been abducted. Then an even more horrific story emerged

Eurostar passengers stranded in darkness for two hours

Eurostar passengers spent several hours waiting in darkness after two trains were left stranded by a power cut to overhead lines.

Lisa Hannigan - Dawn of fame for down to earth diva

From idyllic rural upbringing, all nature and play, to a Mercury prize nomination, Ben Walsh charts the enigmatically sweet Lisa Hannigan's trajectory

Carrots cooked whole 'better at fighting cancer'

Carrots boiled whole before being cut up are better at fighting cancer and are tastier than when they are sliced before being cooked, a study has shown.

JD Sports fashion sales gather pace

JD Sports Fashion has revealed another strong performance after sales growth accelerated in the eight weeks to the end of last month.

Size of ANC's win could see opposition unite

Zuma's resounding win in the South African election could prompt the losing parties to join forces. Daniel Howden reports on what the new political landscape might look like.

Refugee fights for the right to stay in France

Three years ago, a penniless and illiterate 14-year-old boy from Afghanistan was dumped by people smugglers in the streets of Lille. Today, Sharif Hassanzade is the French amateur super-lightweight boxing champion.

French court delay in runaway schoolgirl case

French magistrates today postponed a decision on the extradition to the UK of Robert Williams to face charges in connection with runaway schoolgirl Laura Stainforth.

Missing schoolgirl found in France

A schoolgirl who went missing with a 49-year-old man she met on the internet has been found safe and well in France.

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Arsenal know battle with Besiktas is a season-defining fixture

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