Sport No Saints: Southampton were ‘furious’ at Mark Clattenburg’s alleged remark to Adam Lallana, but the scourge of players abusing referees is trivialised

Inept FA lack the ability to recalibrate the ‘fury’ and ‘anger’ inanely taking a sport to fever pitch

Nani backs Anderson to improve at Manchester United

Manchester United winger Nani believes team-mate Anderson can follow his lead by finally flourishing at Old Trafford.

Loathe thy Neighbour? Become less territorial

Whether its loud builders, partying students or blaring televisions, noise from next door continues to destroy our domestic bliss. To find peace we need to become far less territorial, says Rhodri Marsden.

Lessons at Leicester offer lost centre a route back to England

Anthony Allen was capped aged 20 only to be cast aside. Now, he tells Chris Hewett, he is back and ready to solve the No 12 issue

Threat to £115m university grant scheme

Universities are facing the threat of a further multimillion-pound cut in their funding on the day a government inquiry is set to recommend huge rises in student fees.

State should not support big families, says Jeremy Hunt

Minister accused of wanting to force children into destitution

4,000 university places filled and 150,000 may miss out

More than 190,000 would-be students were scrambling for a rapidly diminishing number of university places today as clearing continued.

Two-year ban for shot putters

British shot putters Jamie Stevenson and Kieren Kelly have been banned for two years following their refusal to undertake an out-of-competition test at Loughborough University in January. The pair admitted the charge brought by UK Anti-Doping and accepted the ban which starts from 8 February.

Cost of living soars for low earners

People on low incomes are increasingly struggling to get by because of soaring inflation, research suggests.

Rooney strides to athletics success

A rousing victory for England, and one for Rooney too. Following in the footsteps of Hannah England, a winner of the women's 1500m final on Saturday, Martyn Rooney strode to an emphatic success in the final of the men's 400m on the third and concluding day of the Aviva European Trials and UK Championships. In stark contrast to his celebrated namesake out in Bloemfontein earlier yesterday, the 6ft 5in Croydon Harrier made his presence felt here on the north side of Birmingham. He made his considerable talent felt too, showing the sparkling kind of form with which he may well strike gold at the European Championships in Barcelona next month.

What has health and safety ever done for us?

Quite a lot, experts say. So why are these rules under threat, asks Jeremy Laurance

Ruck and Maul: Saracens' sing-song is causing a bit of a ding-dong

Saracens' celebratory sing-song after they win a match is dividing opinions. The Northampton coach Jim Mallinder said "our players are certainly hurting from hearing Saracens celebrate as if they've won the league" after a league meeting last month, but the Sarries legend Richard Hill shrugged it off, telling Ruck and Maul: "You didn't hear us whining when Wasps used to sing 'If you want to go to heaven when you die' in the dressing room after games." The source of the fuss is a repetitive nonsense song for kids, from New Zealand, which builds in sound and intensity to the accompaniment of waving hands and arms. It is sung by Newcastle Falcons too, having been introduced by Jimmy Gopperth, although the Taranaki-raised fly-half told Ruck and Maul he picked it up from the Leicester flanker Ben Herring when they played for Wellington. "We haven't had as many chances as Saracens to sing it this season," chuckled Gopperth. "It's not great to hear it when you come off the field and you're feeling really down but to me it just makes you determined not to feel that way again. It's not designed to make the other team feel bad." And the words? Saracens flanker Andy Saull relates it as something like "Tiki tiki Tonga/Massa massa way-a/Lay-o, Lay-o, Lay-o"; the Gopperth/Falcons variation is "Tiki tiki Tumba/Massa massa massa/Oompah oompah oompah lay-la". Gopperth added: "Tiki is a Maori word but I've no idea what the rest means. It goes from quiet to screaming your lungs out. I've gone on sometimes until I've lost my voice."

New fundraising careers open up for graduates as universities are urged to drum up money

Not many people grow up wanting to become a fundraiser for universities – a profession traditionally associated with cold calling and high staff turnover. It has had little prestige. But as public sources of funding dry up, university fundraising offices are being taken much more seriously, opening up respected, high-powered and competitive careers.

Brown still sees his economic record as the way to electoral salvation

As Lord Mandelson's speech at Labour's latest "launch event" was abruptly punctuated by the sound of a Volkswagen Golf ploughing into a nearby bus shelter yesterday morning, the gathered journalists could scarcely believe they had been presented with such a ready-made metaphor for Gordon Brown's last week on the campaign trail.

'Green' plastics may be worse for environment

A type of degradable plastic bag that was supposed to be better for the environment may not be completely biodegradable, a Government-commissioned study has found. The bag is made with metal salts that are supposed to accelerate degradation, but scientists found the material was not fully biodegradable and might contaminate the way plastics are recycled.

Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson: Champion of the track, of women and the disabled

When Britain's greatest Paralympic athlete enters the House of Lords, she knows she will face some of her biggest challenges yet. Alan Hubbard speaks to Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson
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Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Obama's deal with Ankara is a betrayal of Syrian Kurds and may not even weaken Isis

US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
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Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

So the male menopause is real, they say, but what would the Victorians, 'old' at 30, think of that, asks DJ Taylor
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Long-time vegetarian Holly Williams tries to recreate some of the inventive recipes in Mildreds and Vanilla Black's new cookbooks
The haunting of Shirley Jackson: Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?

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Ashes 2015: Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

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A woefully out-of-form Michael Clarke embodies his team's fragile Ashes campaign, says Michael Calvin
Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza

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HMS Victory: The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

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Survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack: Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism

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Jon Stewart: The voice of Democrats who felt Obama had failed to deliver on his 'Yes We Can' slogan, and the voter he tried hardest to keep onside

The voter Obama tried hardest to keep onside

Outgoing The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, became the voice of Democrats who felt the President had failed to deliver on his ‘Yes We Can’ slogan. Tim Walker charts the ups and downs of their 10-year relationship on screen