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The lowdown on Arsene Wenger's latest transfer target

West Brom admit interest in Piquionne

West Brom have confirmed their interest in signing striker Frederic Piquionne who played a major role in Portsmouth reaching last season's FA Cup final.

Deschamps delight as Marseille clinch title

Didier Deschamps was delighted after an "extraordinary human adventure" culminated in his Marseille side being crowned Ligue 1 champions last night.

Olic fires Bayern into Champions League final

Lyon 0 Bayern Munich 3 (Bayern win 4-0 on aggregate)

Benzema denies under-age sex scandal reports

Karim Benzema's lawyer has denied allegations the Real Madrid forward had sexual relations with an under-age prostitute as reports continue to rage over a sex scandal concerning several France internationals.

Gourcuff unhappy with media criticism

Bordeaux midfielder Yoann Gourcuff has accused the press of causing his club's downfall from 2009 Ligue 1 champions to also-rans this campaign.

Robben gives Bayern the edge over Lyon

Bayern Munich 1 Lyon 0

France players backed in prostitute scandal

The French Football Federation has come out in support of players implicated in a sex scandal, claiming they believe the quartet are innocent until proven otherwise.

Peter Bills: Clubs should be lauded for ambition

Despite the negative reaction in a few quarters to my suggestion last week that the Heineken semi-finals ought to have been staged in far bigger stadiums, the evidence mounts of huge successes for clubs who have boldly taken ordinary club games to larger venues.

Lyon have Lloris to thank after reaching semi-finals

Bordeaux 1 Lyon 0 (Lyon win 3-2 on aggregate)

Benzema Pato swap deal dismissed

The agent of Real Madrid's France international striker Karim Benzema has rubbished rumours linking his client with a summer move to AC Milan.

Lisandro double gives Lyons edge

Lyons 3 Bordeaux 1

Lyon dominate French clash

Lyon 3 Bordeaux 1

Barcelona predict footballing spectacle

Holders Barcelona will face Arsenal in the Champions League quarter-finals in a re-run of the 2006 final - and sporting director Txiki Beguiristain does not expect either side to curb their attacking instincts.

Married MPs Ann and Alan Keen ordered to repay £1,500 expenses

Married Labour MPs Ann and Alan Keen were ordered today to repay £1,500 in expenses claimed for running a second home where they were actually living full-time.

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Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

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Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
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