Welcome to the new Independent website. We hope you enjoy it and we value your feedback. Please contact us here.
Coleman wants the 'bigger picture' to be the focus for Wales as talks over a new contract continues
Not content with four-storey statues of Alexander the Great and Mother Teresa, city planners in Skopje are now inviting bids for a version of Rome’s Spanish Steps, part of a beautification campaign that has divided residents.
A look ahead to tonight's World Cup qualifier in Skopje
The Real Madrid winger has not played a competitive game this season
The 24-year-old's national boss, who spent time managing in Spain, has admitted his belief that Bale would fit in should he complete a move to the La Liga club
Artist Alfredo Jaar makes the point that while 28 countries own national pavilions inside the Giardini, the remaining 60 are kept outside. Chile, his own country, has to rent its pavilion.
On an exceptionally good day for Ukip, one of their most extraordinary results was in Essex, where they had no county council seats until today but now have nine. The Tories lost 19 seats. There was a local issue at work here, a leading Essex Tory tells me: the “Hanningfield factor”. Lord Hanningfield is well known in Essex as the former council leader jailed for fiddling his Lords expenses.
Step-by-step DIY guide to ending a Balkan blood feud
West Brom defender spat during his side's defeat to Tottenham
West Brom manager Steve Clarke was scathing about his full-back's behaviour
Death and grief prompt searing scores, interpreted with pathos and passion
The Scottish Football Association has a decision to make. With Scotland bottom of Group A, and six hard games left, their chances of reaching the 2014 World Cup have gone already. They look unlikely to catch Macedonia or Wales, to say nothing of Belgium and Croatia in the top two spots.
Darts broadcaster Sid Waddell has died at the age of 72, his manager has confirmed.
England have climbed one place to sixth in the latest FIFA world rankings, with Spain widening the gap at the top and Uruguay ousting Germany from second spot.
Portugal's dismal build-up to the European Championship finals continued on Saturday when they were beaten 3-1 by Turkey – a side who failed to qualify for Poland and Ukraine.
The concert that was supposed to begin the comeback tour for Amy Winehouse turned into a fiasco on Saturday night when the troubled singer came on stage in Belgrade apparently too drunk to perform.