Money Debit cards can be the worst way to spend you money abroad

Debit cards are losing their appeal in foreign climes as more banks withdraw fee-free deals, reports Chiara Cavaglieri

Scott Rendell, of Luton Town, celebrates his winning goal at Carrow Road on Saturday

Be careful where you walk...YouTube video of slippery 'Duke Street hazard' in Norwich

We all know that dreaded moment when you catch a patch of ice, and end up skidding around, checking to see if anyone saw you.

Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini

San Lorenzo set deadline to sign want-away Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini

The Independent revealed the defender wanted to return home

Gaetan Bong

Newcastle table offer for Cameroon international Gaetan Bong

Alan Pardew is looking to add defensive options to his side to boost squad

Allardyce wants players to show creative side

The West Ham manager, Sam Allardyce, wants a positive reaction from his players against Norwich at Upton Park after the Hammers' 1-0 defeat by fellow promoted side Reading on Saturday.

Head boys: Samir Nasri (right) shows his frustration with Sébastien Bassong

City will appeal against Samir Nasri's red card for head-on clash with Sébastien Bassong

Mancini believes Frenchman was unfairly singled out for his role in confrontation during Norwich win

West Brom buoyed by weekend win over Norwich, says Zoltan Gera

Zoltan Gera hopes West Brom can reap the benefits of being in a more relaxed frame of mind after ending their mini slump when they visit QPR on Boxing Day.

My godless city is full of Christian charity

Norwich topped the table for 'no religious belief' in the census, but the church is everywhere. Plus, why can't British girl groups dance?
Paul Lambert regrets the manner of his exit from Norwich: ‘It should never have been the way it is,’ he says

Paul Lambert wants Aston Villa players to share goal burden

Villa take on Liverpool this weekend

Aston Villa defender Matt Lowton

Aston Villa defender Matt Lowton wants Wembley redemption

Villains travel to Carrow Road to take on Norwich

Paul Lambert regrets the manner of his exit from Norwich: ‘It should never have been the way it is,’ he says

Thick-skinned Lambert prepared for flak upon return to Norwich

Villa manager back at Carrow Road in Capital One Cup tie after his controversial departure

Sharp shooter: Like a latter-day Paul Gascoigne, Wayne Rooney needs to be in the very best condition in order to perform

'Who knows what position I'll be playing,' says Rooney

United's talisman prefers to play behind a striker but has found himself up front alone or pushed out wide. As he searches for his old form, what will be his role today?

Steven Fletcher celebrates scoring the opening goal
Key man: Wes Hoolahan has starred in the Norwich midfield this season

Hughton turns Norwich into very solid citizens

There is more than one way to skin a cat; and to stay in the Premier League. The Canaries of Norwich City have adopted a different method this season from last, and been equally successful so far in teasing some of the fat cats while staying out of trouble. Yet it is a more dangerous approach, which makes an encounter like this afternoon's at home to Sunderland of heightened importance.

Ex-BBC man appears in court on sex abuse charges

A former BBC presenter has said he “strenuously denies” sexual offences against children, claiming that his links to the corporation attracted undue attention.

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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: ‘We give them hope. They come to us when no one else can help’

Christmas Appeal

Meet the charity giving homeless veterans hope – and who they turn to when no one else can help
Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life?

Is it always right to try to prolong life?

Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Christmas jumper craze: Inside the UK factory behind this year's multicultural must-have

Knitting pretty: British Christmas Jumpers

Simmy Richman visits Jack Masters, the company behind this year's multicultural must-have
French chefs have launched a campaign to end violence in kitchens - should British restaurants follow suit?

French chefs campaign against bullying

A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon
Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour War and Peace on New Year's Day as Controller warns of cuts

Just what you need on a New Year hangover...

Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour adaptation of War and Peace on first day of 2015
Cuba set to stage its first US musical in 50 years

Cuba to stage first US musical in 50 years

Claire Allfree finds out if the new production of Rent will hit the right note in Havana
Christmas 2014: 10 best educational toys

Learn and play: 10 best educational toys

Of course you want them to have fun, but even better if they can learn at the same time
Paul Scholes column: I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season

Paul Scholes column

I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season
Lewis Moody column: Stuart Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

Lewis Moody: Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

So what must the red-rose do differently? They have to take the points on offer 
Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game