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ARTS: EXHIBITIONS: Pretentious? Lui?

The catalogue compares Alex Katz to Courbet. Billboard ads, more like

Football: Royle may be waiting for Maine Road chance

Joe Royle has turned down an approach from Bradford City to become their new manager, leaving the way clear for him to go to Manchester City.

Where to experience the States' four extremes of the compass

From California to New York Island... but the song got it wrong, as Gareth Lloyd explains

Dam-busting fish can spawn freely

In a historic decision that has cheered environmentalists across the nation, the United States government has refused to renew the licence of a large river dam in Maine and ordered it to be destroyed to make way for spawning fish.

Books: On the trail of a lonesome gag

Does Bill Bryson need company? Do bears... live in the woods? Dea Birkett on a solitary trip; A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson Doubleday, pounds 16.99

Football: Kinkladze still a Maine man

Georgi Kinkladze has reaffirmed his commitment to Manchester City and denied claims that he is unhappy at Maine Road.

City consider exit from Maine Road

Manchester City could be set to leave Maine Road and move to a new 70,000 capacity stadium.

MCI push into local market set to continue

British Telecom's US partner, MCI, yesterday pledged to press ahead with its costly expansion into the $100bn (pounds 61bn) local American phone market, regardless of the outcome of the joint review into the group's strategy launched by the two companies.

My heart belongs to Tim

After Claire Sylvia had a heart-lung transplant, she felt like a different person - but this person liked junk food, beer and curvy blondes. Just as her organ donor had done. And then there was the strange dream...

Football: Reid responds to the last of the Roker roar

Sunderland 3 Everton 0

Coppell's return to combat

Steve Coppell, who looked and sounded a broken man when he walked out of Manchester City nearly four months ago, re-entered the fray of football management yesterday with Crystal Palace for the second time.

Football: Juninho in City killing

FA Cup fifth round: Brazilian proves the Maine attraction as Wimbledon come from behind to sustain the dream

City miss chance to mortify Bassett

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City planning the Maine move

Manchester City will safeguard the future of their Maine Road headquarters even if they seal a deal to move into the new stadium to be built for the Commonwealth Games.
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Homeless Veterans campaign: Donations hit record-breaking £1m target after £300,000 gift from Lloyds Bank

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Donations hit record-breaking £1m target after huge gift from Lloyds Bank
Flight MH370 a year on: Lost without a trace – but the search goes on

Lost without a trace

But, a year on, the search continues for Flight MH370
Germany's spymasters left red-faced after thieves break into brand new secret service HQ and steal taps

Germany's spy HQ springs a leak

Thieves break into new €1.5bn complex... to steal taps
International Women's Day 2015: Celebrating the whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir's seminal feminist polemic, 'The Second Sex', has been published in short-form for International Women's Day
Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Why would I want to employ someone I’d be happy to have as my boss, asks Simon Kelner
Confessions of a planespotter: With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent

Confessions of a planespotter

With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent. Sam Masters explains the appeal
Russia's gulag museum 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities

Russia's gulag museum

Ministry of Culture-run site 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities
The big fresh food con: Alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay

The big fresh food con

Joanna Blythman reveals the alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay
Virginia Ironside was my landlady: What is it like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7?

Virginia Ironside was my landlady

Tim Willis reveals what it's like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7
Paris Fashion Week 2015: The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp

Paris Fashion Week 2015

The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp
8 best workout DVDs

8 best workout DVDs

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Paul Scholes column: I don't believe Jonny Evans was spitting at Papiss Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible

Paul Scholes column

I don't believe Evans was spitting at Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible
Miguel Layun interview: From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
Frank Warren column: Amir Khan ready to meet winner of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

Khan ready to meet winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao

The Bolton fighter is unlikely to take on Kell Brook with two superstar opponents on the horizon, says Frank Warren
War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable