Sport Gus Poyet has made his first move of the January transfer window with a bid of £2.5m for Liam Bridcutt

The midfielder joins from Brighton

New Zealand's Chief Justice Dame Sian Elias

Ten years on and 12,000 miles away from murder case that captivated New Zealand, a London hearing decides on freedom of man convicted of bludgeoning wife and child to death

More than a decade after Mark Lundy was convicted of bludgeoning his wife and child to death, one of New Zealand's most controversial murders came before the Privy Council in London yesterday.

Italy's midfielder Andrea Pirlo (21) takes a free kick to score against Mexico during their FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Group A football matc
George North of the Lions pushes away from the defence during the match between the Queensland Reds and the British & Irish Lions

The Lions: Manu Tuilagi and George North knocks give Warren Gatland a headache

Centre and wing are doubts for Test opener so Zebo to make debut against Waratahs

Protesters target Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper during Parliament visit

Three protesters arrested following security breach

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Marland Yarde set to make Test debut for England against Argentina

The tourists are looking to take a 2-0 lead in the series

Papiss Cissé hopes to begin talks over new a deal with Newcastle

Papiss Cisse will refuse to wear Wonga sponsored Newcastle shirt - but seeks a pay rise to stay at St James' Park

Muslim striker seeks a pay rise at St James' while refusing to wear new sponsors' logo

Sam Warburton proved himself a master of timing when he waited for the Six Nations decider with England in March to play his most convincing rugby of the season

The British and Irish Lions 2013: Captain Sam Warburton ready to get his timing right again

On his Lions debut he needs a big game as he did against England to confirm captain status

The General: the Ordinary Man Who Challenged Guantanamo,, By Ahmed Errachidi

Some prisoners in Guantanamo had al-Qa'ida links but others were guilty only of being Muslims. One of the latter is Ahmed Errachidi, a Moroccan-born London chef whose prison nickname provides the title for his appalling, yet enthralling account. Like Buster Keaton's film with the same title, it has its share of surreal humour: man famed in Soho for his baked monkfish finds himself reluctant leader of terrorist suspects in shackles.

Brian O'Driscoll and team-mates whet their appetite for battle at City Beach, Perth

British and Irish Lions 2013: Manu Tuilagi thrown in at the deep end on his debut

Leicester star to play in less familiar No 12 role as support grows for Jonny Wilkinson call-up

Neymar takes part in a training session with Brazil

Danny Welbeck talks of the 'magic that sets Brazil apart '

England will play the five time World Cup winners on Sunday

Finishing above Tottenham is worthy of celebration, but partying over top-four finish is not, says former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry

The club's all-time top goalscorer says qualifying for Champions League is only normal for the Gunners

Donations surge crashes Help For Heroes website

The charity Help For Heroes has been swamped with donations, leading to its website crashing after Drummer Lee Rigby was murdered while wearing one of its tops.

Student Jason Kelly wears the new England shirt

Drei Löwen auf dem Hemd? It's all kicking off about the new England shirt unveiled by Jack Wilshere

The strip will be used for the first time in the friendly against Republic of Ireland

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