Sport Manchester City chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak looks on from the in the stands at the Etihad Stadium

City reported losses of £51.6m for 2012/13, down from £97.9m the previous year

Mancini ready to play Boyata in Carling Cup semi-final

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is prepared to throw in teenage Belgian defender Dedryck Boyata for tomorrow's Carling Cup semi-final against Manchester United.

Mancini puts talk of Vieira switch on hold

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini wants all talk of new signings put on the back-burner until after Wednesday's Carling Cup semi-final showdown with Manchester United.

Mancini serves notice that all-out attack is off menu

Manchester City 2 Stoke City 0

Mancini: make me the Popular One

New City manager insists he can win over sceptics as reign starts with solid 2-0 victory over Stoke

Bellamy falls for Clattenburg's work ethic

Bolton Wanderers 3 Manchester City 3

Beattie given until window opens to save Stoke career

James Beattie will be allowed to leave Stoke City next month unless the striker can rediscover the form that made him such an instant hit when he joined the club for £3.5m from Sheffield United in January.

City's multi-million men display poverty of ideas

No one was fooled last night when Stephen Ireland said that Manchester City were happy leaving Liverpool with what they'd got, and that they are drawing games which last season they were losing. The disappointment of a sixth successive League draw was etched on his face.

Given is on hand to save poor City

Birmingham City 0 Manchester City 0: Goalkeeper stops Birmingham penalty to leave uninspired visitors clinging on to fourth place as run of disappointing draws continues

Superb display by Given earns City a point

Birmingham 0 Manchester City 0

Santa says there are no gifts for City

Mark Hughes said he bought Roque Santa Cruz as much for what is in his head as in his boots. The mentality of having to fight for his place in a Bayern Munich team expected to win titles was something he thought lacking last season.

Racism track record could help 2018 bid says Triesman

Lord Triesman is hoping England's history of tackling racism in football will play a part in the 2018 World Cup bid.

FA attacks No 10 over missing millions for 2018 bid

Triesman: Brown must deliver the millions he pledged to fund England's World Cup campaign

City's old boy rises to the task

Aston Villa 1 Manchester City 1

Hughes questions size of Adebayor fine

Manchester City boss Mark Hughes is delighted to have Emmanuel Adebayor available for Monday's Premier League clash with Aston Villa even if he thinks his striker's £25,000 fine was a bit over the top.

Winning adds to pressure on Hughes

Mark Hughes has admitted the buck will stop with him if Manchester City falter after their flying start to the season.

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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
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Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
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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
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Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
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

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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
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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
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

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League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
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