Sport Mauricio Pochettino talks to Harry Kane during the Europa League tie with Fiorentina

A look ahead to this weekend’s Premier League fixture at St James Park

Leicester vs Newcastle match report: Leonardo Ulloa sends Foxes into the fourth round

Leicester City 1 Newcastle United 0

FA Cup third round live

FA Cup third round live: Blyth Spartans fall to narrow defeat, Saido Berahino stars for Baggies, Swansea smash Tranmere, Southport heartbreak

Follow the latest action from the FA Cup third round as the Premier League and Championship clubs enter the famous competition

Newcastle forward Hatem Ben Arfa is set to join Nice

Hatem Ben Arfa transfer news: Newcastle forward set to complete move to Nice with medical planned for Monday

Ben Arfa has fallen out of the first-team squad with the Magpies and following an unsuccessful loan spell with Hull is ready to move back to France

Alan Pardew watches Crystal Palace from the stands against Aston Villa

Alan Pardew: Crystal Palace appoint Newcastle manager amid reports contract has been signed

Reports claim contract with the Eagles was signed on Friday evening

George Boyd celebrates his equaliser against Newcastle

Newcastle vs Burnley report: Managerless Magpies held by Burnley after George Boyd goal seals remarkable 3-3 draw

Newcastle 3 Burnley 3: Assistant John Carver took charge of the home side

White Hart Lane this evening

Tottenham vs Chelsea live: The latest from White Hart Lane plus the New Year's Day results

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Why does nobody want the Newcastle job?

COMMENT: It should be one of the most appealing jobs in England, so why did Alan Pardew's walk away and why did Tony Pulis (and others) say no?

John Carver

Next Newcastle manager: John Carver could be given job full-time as Steve Bruce and Frank De Boer drop out

Alan Pardew is set to move to Crystal Palace

Steve Bruce sees his team lose to Leicester

Steve Bruce to Newcastle: Hull City manager insists he will not replace Alan Pardew

The former defender's Geordie roots make him appear a good fit

Tony Pulis has been linked with West Ham after leaving his role as Crystal Palace manager

Next Newcastle manager: Tony Pulis has NOT been offered chance to replace Alan Pardew

Claims that the former Crystal Palace manager turned down the chance are wide of the mark

How are Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and the rest faring this season so far? Premier League half-term report

Jack Pitt-Brooke assesses the first half of the Premier League season and what the 20 clubs need to do to improve their fortunes in 2015

Next Newcastle manager: Steve Bruce, Jurgen Klopp and Frank De Boer among contenders

A look at those who could replace Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew to Crystal Palace: Newcastle manager on verge of St James' Park exit

Pardew understood to be holding talks with Selhurst Park club

Fabricio Coloccini has told Newcastle bosses he does not want to take over as the next Newcastle boss if Alan Pardew leaves

Fabricio Coloccini tells Newcastle United he does not want to take over as boss if Alan Pardew leaves

Defender had support within the club because of his strong relationship with club owner Mike Ashley

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NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
Heston Blumenthal to cook up a spice odyssey for British astronaut manning the International Space Station

UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
John Harrison's 'longitude' clock sets new record - 300 years on

‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's dishes highlight the delicate essence of fresh cheeses

Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

More delicate on the palate, milder, fresh cheeses can also be kinder to the waistline
Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own - Michael Calvin

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own