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Football: Charlton feel even Stamp

Charlton Athletic 1

Football: Real Madrid chase McManaman

LIVERPOOL WILL continue to hold talks with Steve McManaman to try to avoid an auction for the Anfield and England midfielder. The 26- year-old was the centre of attention on Liverpool's Uefa Cup trip to Valencia and both Real Madrid and Barcelona had scouts in the Mestella Stadium watching the 2-2 draw.

Football: Gayle finds the perfect balance

Wimbledon 2 Middlesbrough 2

Football: Striking Gazza's lasting impact

Middlesbrough 4 Beck 27, 45, Ricard 49, Gascoigne 90 Sheffield Wednesday 0 Attendance: 34,163

Football: Gascoigne strikes to sink Leicester

Leicester City 0 Middlesbrough 1

Football: Ricard provides the spark

Middlesbrough 1 Derby County 1

Football: Gazza out of gas

Middlesbrough 1 Ricard 48 Derby County 1 Wanchope 31 Attendance: 34,121

Football: Joachim invigorates Villa

Aston Villa 3

Football: Gazza opens new book

Middlesbrough 0

Football: Middlesbrough in better shape for survival war

Without their prima donnas of the past, Bryan Robson's team have a fighting chance.

Football: Hignett braced for top flight

Middlesbrough 4 Oxford United 1

Football: Saunders cures Cup blues

Sheffield United 1 Middlesbrough 0

Football: The riddle of Robson's joker

A 70 per cent Gascoigne could still cause 100 per cent damage to Chelsea in today's Coca-Cola Cup final; Simon Turnbull sees the new arrival add an intriguing twist to the Riverside tale

Football: Dibble steps up to replace Schwarzer

MIDDLESBROUGH are travelling well this season, and today's visit to Nottingham Forest gives them a chance of a fourth away win in a row, which would extend their lead at the top over Forest to six points.

Football: Merson makes class count

Middlesbrough 3 Sunderland 1
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee