Sport Papiss Cisse scores to win the game for Newcastle

Newcastle 1 Aston Villa 0: Cisse's first-half goal, which he celebrated with Jonas Gutierrez on the Newcastle bench, saw Carver's side get back to winning ways

Chelsea vs Newcastle: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge

Cesar Azpilicueta vs Paul Dummett: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Chelsea and Newcastle

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' left-backs ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at Stamford Bridge

Alan Pardew, manager of Crystal Palace

Alan Pardew wants to 'thank all the Geordies' after turning down chance for pop at Newcastle after Crystal Palace switch

The manager left St James' Park after a turbulent time as manager that saw many fans at his back

Transfer news - LIVE: Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool latest rumours

The latest stories and all the transfer rumours on Thursday 8 January

Gavin Peacock hard at study pursuing his new calling

Next Newcastle manager: Remi Garde, Dick Advocaat and Steve McClaren among contenders

A look at those linked with the vacancy at St James' Park

Next Newcastle manager: John Carver publicly declares interest in job

Pardew's former assistant has been in caretaker charge for two matches

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

Follow all of the news and updates here

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?

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War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003
Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor
Alexander McQueen: The catwalk was a stage for the designer's astonishing and troubling vision

Alexander McQueen's astonishing vision

Ahead of a major retrospective, Alexander Fury talks to the collaborators who helped create the late designer's notorious spectacle
New BBC series savours half a century of food in Britain, from Vesta curries to nouvelle cuisine

Dinner through the decades

A new BBC series challenged Brandon Robshaw and his family to eat their way from the 1950s to the 1990s
Philippa Perry interview: The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course

Philippa Perry interview

The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef recreates the exoticism of the Indonesian stir-fry

Bill Granger's Indonesian stir-fry recipes

Our chef was inspired by the south-east Asian cuisine he encountered as a teenager
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Harry Kane was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope

Harry Kane interview

The striker was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope
The Last Word: For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?

Michael Calvin's Last Word

For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?
HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?