Sport Lionel Messi of Barcelona looks on after the la Liga match between Levante UD and FC Barcelona at Ciutat de Valencia ended 1-1

The top two teams both missed a chance to break clear

DVD: Blancanieves

Forget last year's two live-action film versions of Snow White.

Roy Hodgson talks to Wayne Rooney

Roy Hodgson still has faith in me, says Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney was conspicuous by his absence from Rio Ferdinand’s testimonial at Old Trafford last night after issuing a statement which transparently looked like a dig at the Manchester United manager, David Moyes.

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Transfer news: Wayne Rooney faces Manchester United dressing-room rift over Chelsea move as David Moyes considers stance

Ferdinand and Giggs angered by his desire to leave as striker misses Sweden trip with shoulder injury

Jose Mourinho said he is calm about signing Rooney

Transfer news: Reaction of Manchester United fans could dictate future of Chelsea target Wayne Rooney

Striker could make his judgement on his reception in United's next two pre-season friendlies next week

Manchester City new signings (L-R) Alvaro Negredo, Stevan Jovetic and Jesus Navas

New Manchester City winger Jesus Navas reveals he turned down chance to move to Arsenal

The Spain international could have moved to the Emirates three years ago

Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido recently claimed that the club turned down a £13.9 million bid from a top European side for Negredo

Transfer news: Manchester City announce signing of striker Alvaro Negredo

27-year-old joins from Sevilla and will join up immediately with the rest of the squad on their pre-season tour

Alvaro Negredo

Transfer news: Alvara Negredo 'happy to go to a big team' with switch to Manchester City set be confirmed

The striker scored 25 goals in La Liga last season

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Transfer news: Manchester City defender Maicon completes move to Roma

The 31-year-old only lasted a season at the Etihad

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Transfer news: Alvaro Negredo on verge of completing move to Manchester City

The Sevilla striker is close to completing a £19.8m deal

Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido recently claimed that the club turned down a £13.9 million bid from a top European side for Negredo

Transfer talk: Sevilla coach Unai Emery puts Manchester City on red alert after he admits Alvaro Negredo sale could be 'best for everyone'

City boss Manuel Pellegrini is a known fan of the striker, and he could make a move following Emery's admission that Sevilla could do with the money from any transfer

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Alvaro Negredo

Sevilla insist no bids have been received for Alvaro Negredo despite reported interest from Manchester City and Tottenham

The striker has been strongly linked with a move this summer

Luis Alberto will add to Liverpool's attacking options

Liverpool announce signing of Luis Alberto from Sevilla

Striker has signed a long-term contract with the Reds after passing a medical

Luis Alberto will add to Liverpool's attacking options

Luis Alberto 'looking forward' to Liverpool switch as the Sevilla midfielder arrives for medical

The Spaniard will also discuss personal terms over a move to Anfield

John Obi Mikel

Chelsea midfielder Jon Obi Mikel denies making comments about Galatasaray switch

Jose Mourinho is freshening up his midfield

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The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

Commons debate highlights growing cross-party consensus on softening UK drugs legislation, unchanged for 43 years
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Gotcha! The camera is turned on tabloid editors

Hugh Grant says Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter' documentary will highlight issues raised by Leveson
Fall of the Berlin Wall: It was thanks to Mikhail Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell

Fall of the Berlin Wall

It was thanks to Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell
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What makes ouija boards and demon dolls scary?

Ouija boards, demon dolls, evil children and clowns are all classic tropes of horror, and this year’s Halloween releases feature them all. What makes them so frightening, decade after decade?
A safari in modern Britain: Rose Rouse reveals how her four-year tour of Harlesden taught her as much about the UK as it did about NW10

Rose Rouse's safari in modern Britain

Rouse decided to walk and talk with as many different people as possible in her neighbourhood of Harlesden and her experiences have been published in a new book
Welcome to my world of no smell and odd tastes: How a bike accident left one woman living with unwanted food mash-ups

'My world of no smell and odd tastes'

A head injury from a bicycle accident had the surprising effect of robbing Nell Frizzell of two of her senses

Matt Parker is proud of his square roots

The "stand-up mathematician" is using comedy nights to preach maths to big audiences
Paul Scholes column: Beating Manchester City is vital part of life at Manchester United. This is first major test for Luke Shaw, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao – it’s not a game to lose

Paul Scholes column

Beating City is vital part of life at United. This is first major test for Shaw, Di Maria and Falcao – it’s not a game to lose
Frank Warren: Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing

Frank Warren column

Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing
Adrian Heath interview: Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room

Adrian Heath's American dream...

Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room
Simon Hart: Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are too good to fail and derby allows them to start again, says Simon Hart
Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
How to turn your mobile phone into easy money

Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes