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Hard as they battled, Glasgow were no match for a glittering Toulon side, who sailed into the quarter-finals of the Heineken Cup as the winners of pool two after a 15-8 victory powered by Jonny Wilkinson’s boot.

Cheesemakers choked by Brussels food ruling

KATHERINE BUTLER

Leeds rely on Brolin's class

Football

Asprilla transfer looks imminent

Football

Newcastle demands block Asprilla move

Football

Mystery shrouds Asprilla transfer

Newcastle United's board met yesterday but the club made no attempt to end speculation that Faustino Asprilla's pounds 6.7m transfer from Parma was off. The saga of wounded knee is likely to be a long-running one.

Asprilla keeps Parma in hot pursuit

Italian football

Football: Brolin to sign for Leeds today

Tomas Brolin's transfer from Parma to Leeds should finally go through today for pounds 4.5m, a record for the Yorkshire club. The fee - pounds 600,000 of which Leeds will pay immediately and the rest over two and a half years - will also be a Swedish record.

Leeds closing in on Brolin's signature

GUY HODGSON

HALMSTADS IN SHOCK WIN OVER PALMA

Sweden's Halmstads, who have never been beyond the first round in European competition before this season, shocked the Italian side Parma with a 3-0 Cup-Winners' Cup victory in Sweden thanks to two first-half goals from Niklas Gudmundsson and a late strike by Robert Andersson.

FOOTBALL: Parma lifted by Stoichkov

Italian round-up

HRISTO STOICHKOV TO JOIN PARMA

Football

Juventus treble denied by Dino

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Let us be your fairy godmother

Marion Hume explains how you could win a £10,000 Christian Lacroix outfit. Photographs by Gavin Bond

Parma narrow the gap

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Dreaming of a black Christmas Ellen Cranitch on the dawn of a new era for black writers on British television . Perhaps

BBC2's short dramas include black female domination and a man's suicide
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee