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Alan Pardew's No 2 involved in ugly exchange with fans

Alan Pardew says Newcastle 'absolutely dominated' and deserved to win against Aston Villa

Alan Pardew says Newcastle should have got more than a point against Aston Villa

Pardew says his team 'absolutely dominated'

Andreas Weimann celebrates the goal that put Aston Villa into the lead at the Britannia, he fired home from a narrow angle

Premier League: Aston Villa vs Newcastle match preview

A look ahead to Saturday’s Premier League fixture at Villa Park

Rodgers showered praise on Balotelli last week, which led to speculation he could sign the AC Milan front man

Premier League weekend preview: Mario Balotelli, Everton vs Arsenal and other talking points

Video: The Independent looks ahead to this weekend's Premier League games

Louis van Gaal will be looking for an improvement from his side

Premier League games live on TV this weekend: Newcastle, Everton, Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City vs Liverpool

A look ahead to the weekend's football and which matches are on TV

Cheick Tiote

Newcastle transfer news: Cheick Tiote not available on the cheap

Magpies keen to retain midfielder amid speculation over his future

Remy Cabella has joined Newcastle from Montpellier

Newcastle United transfer news: Completed summer deals

A look at the players who have arrived at St James' Park this summer and those who have departed

Newcastle United's Jack Colback 'proud' of Toon debut after Sunderland exit

Toon new boy enjoying life at St. James' Park after shock Sunderland exit

Rémy Cabella showed glimpses of genuine quality for Newcastle yesterday

Newcastle vs Manchester City comment: New arrivals and new spirit offer cause for optimism at Newcastle, despite defeat

Newcastle lost 2-0 at St James' Park but there were many positives to take from defeat to the champions

Sergio Aguero makes it 2-0 to Manchester City
David Silva celebrates after opening the scoring for Manchester City against Newcastle
Edin Dzeko in action for Manchester City against Newcastle

Newcastle vs Manchester City live report: David Silva gives visitors the lead

Manchester City lead 1-0 at the interval

Emmanuel Riviere: £6 million summer signing from Monaco

Newcastle vs Manchester City team news: David Silva and Stefan Jovetic start

Newcastle signing Emmanuel Riviere stars at St James' Park

Liverpool vs Southampton, plus Newcastle vs Manchester City – LIVE!

Follow all today's Premier League action where we'll be bringing you all the very latest from Anfield where Liverpool face Southampton before heading to St James’ Park for Newcastle’s clash with champions Manchester City

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These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

Exclusive extract from Janis Winehouse's poignant new memoir
Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

The Imitation Game, film review
England and Roy Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption in Basel

England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

Welbeck double puts England on the road to Euro 2016
Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Pictures removed from public view as courts decide ownership
‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

Donatella Versace at New York Fashion Week
The fall of Rome? Cash-strapped Italy accused of selling its soul to the highest bidder

The fall of Rome?

Italy's fears that corporate-sponsored restoration projects will lead to the Disneyfication of its cultural heritage
Glasgow girl made good

Glasgow girl made good

Kelly Macdonald was a waitress when she made Trainspotting. Now she’s taking Manhattan
Sequins ahoy as Strictly Come Dancing takes to the floor once more

Sequins ahoy as Strictly takes to the floor once more

Judy Murray, Frankie Bridge and co paired with dance partners
Wearable trainers and other sporty looks

Wearable trainers and other sporty looks

Alexander Wang pumps it up at New York Fashion Week
The landscape of my imagination

The landscape of my imagination

Author Kate Mosse on the place that taught her to tell stories