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Manager bemoans another poor performance as his United side suffers second successive defeat

Football: Van Basten joins Chelsea

Marco van Basten became Chelsea's latest illustrious squad player yesterday -but only for a couple of hours. The 32-year-old former Dutch international, forced by a persistent ankle injury to quit the game when still in his prime, was the surprise sight that greeted Chelsea supporters at the club's Harlington training ground.

Industry's big cheeses look to make an after-dinner mint

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`He had a great enthusiasm for life, for football and Chelsea'

As the football world queued up yesterday to pay tribute to Matthew Harding, Ken Bates, the Chelsea chairman, announced that the club would be renaming the North Stand at Stamford Bridge as a permanent memorial to its late vice-chairman.

Loss will not affect club's plans

The supporters who gathered at Stamford Bridge yesterday were mourning more than an uncommonly beloved football vice-chairman. They were also attempting to come to terms with the possible loss of Chel-sea's bright new future.

THAT WAS THE WEEKEND THAT WAS: NOISES OFF

Tino arrived back in Newcastle at 3.30 this afternoon. If we had been at home I might have fetched him on in the second half! I'm not exactly sure what happened but I'm sure he'll tell us.

THAT WAS THE WEEKEND THAT WAS: Missing person

Gavin Peacock (Chelsea)

THAT WAS THE DECADE THAT WAS

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City diners get a chance to invest in a taste of the Orient

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Questions unasked of a sublime talent

BOOK OF THE WEEK: Ruud Gullit - Portrait of a Genius by Harry Harris and Marcel van der Kraan; (Collins Willow, pounds 14.99)

'I'm not Egon Ronay!' I wanted to cry. 'I eat over the sink so I won't have to wash any dishes'

Last Saturday, instead of wiling away the hours trying to find enough change for another foul alcoholic imitation lemon drink with the girls in Camden's finest hell hole, I was in a five-star hotel in Ireland by myself. I was writing a travel piece, having begged the editor to "get me the hell out of London". When I got on the cocktail-sized Ryanair plane, I hadn't even bothered to find out where in Ireland I was going.

Shameless feast means no coming back for seconds

Richard Edmondson on the marathon stamina test that is Sky's expanding football coverage

Humphreys comes of age

Sheffield Wed 2 Humphreys 56, Whittingham 84 Aston Villa 1 Johnson 88 Attendance: 26,861

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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