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David Silva, Andy Carroll, Arsene Wenger and Radamel Falcao

Six things we learnt: Arsenal and Liverpool show how the mighty have fallen, Manchester United won't win the title, West Ham reap the rewards

Manchester City aren’t a one man team, One defeat puts Alan Pardew back under pressure, QPR need to tie down Charlie Austin sooner rather than later

Gus Poyet and the Sunderland bench celebrate Adam Johnson’s winner at St James’ Park

Newcastle 0 Sunderland 1 comment: Derby passions break into show of solidarity

Black Cats won thanks to late Johnson strike

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet celebrates Adam Johnson's goal
Newcastle goalkeeper Jak Alnwick

Newcastle vs Sunderland team news: Rookie goalkeeper Jak Alnwick starts in goal for Alan Pardew's Magpies

Team news from St. James' Park ahead of this afternoon's huge North East grudge match

Lazar Markovic runs past Alexis Sanchez

Liverpool vs Arsenal: Bandaged Martin Skrtel secures the draw with 97th-minute header - Premier League LIVE!

Follow all the action as two Premier League giants go head-to-head at Anfield

Newcastle vs Sunderland: Day that Sunderland turned the derby tide

Sunderland wrested control off Newcastle in 2012 - and have not handed it back

Newcastle goalkeeper Jak Alnwick

Newcastle vs Sunderland: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Tyne-Wear derby

Newcastle vs Sunderland: Jack Colback saga adds spice to 'unique' derby as North-east starts to boil

Newcastle midfielder’s provocative pose on programme’s front cover will not endear him to Sunderland fans who once sang his name as home side look to end losing run

Danny Higginbotham: Kids get named after you for a derby goal but other names follow a defeat

Talking Tactics: Sunderland should just try to frustrate Newcastle, make them anxious then pick them off

Where coal was king and football was a religion

Michael Walker, author of ‘Up There’, a brilliant book about football in the North-East, considers the area’s unique relationship with the game and asks why it’s still strong despite the lack of trophies

Jack Colback vs Lee Cattermole: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Newcastle and Sunderland

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' players ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at St James' Park

Premier League weekend preview: Liverpool v Arsenal, Newcastle v Sunderland and all the major talking points

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

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal

Premier League fixtures selected for TV: Manchester United nearly ignored in latest picks

Louis van Gaal's side's recent upward curve not backed up by TV picks from Sky Sports and BT Sport

Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Juan Mata celebrate during Manchester United's victory over Liverpool

Premier League statistical preview, including Aston Villa vs Manchester United; Newcastle vs Sunderland; Liverpool vs Arsenal

WhoScored.com, who offer the largest online database for detailed football statistics, preview the top matches the Premier League this weekend

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Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
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The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
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The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
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As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
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Smash hit go under the hammer

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The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
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Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
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These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
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Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project