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Stefan Velkov is training at Carrington in hope of securing a deal

Football: Leeds counting cost of call-off

LEEDS UNITED were flying home from Russia yesterday afternoon counting the cost of the postponement of their Uefa Cup game against Spartak Moscow.

Football: Sofia win can be kick-start says Ketsbaia

AFTER BOBBY Robson's new-look Newcastle United made light of their tough trip to Bulgaria to defeat CSKA Sofia 2-0 in the first leg of their Uefa Cup first-round tie on Thursday, Temuri Ketsbaia urged his team-mates to use the European victory as a launchpad for recovery on the domestic front.

Dimitrov a hero no more

HE WAS celebrated around the world when he triumphed over Hitler and the Nazi party at the Reichstag fire trial in 1933, but now Georgi Dimitrov's marble memorial is about to fall victim to the wrecker's ball.

Eye concerns eclipse the euphoria

ON THE sands at Portreath children were splashing in the surf, families were squabbling beneath their beach umbrellas and a fat man looking suspiciously like the comedian Rory McGrath wandered past stuffing himself with ice-cream: Cornwall was getting back to normal.

Travel: Lost in the land of lung pie

Jonathan Bousfield sleeps under goat-hair rugs and tries some unusual local delicacies in Bulgaria's traditional villages

Obituary: Sir William Harpham

UNPRETENTIOUS, DIFFIDENT, often disarmingly self-deprecating, always with a ready chuckle, William Harpham nevertheless had a countervailing grit, a steadfastness, an incorruptibility which made him a remarkably effective player over a period of more than 50 years on the international scene.

Football: Wilko and the power debate

Keegan picked up cones, patted a few backs. Wilkinson did the coaching. So who is in charge?

Football: Where are the sons of invention?

As they labour in search of inspiration, England turn to an old remedy - Play It Again, Gazza

Sport on TV: The long journey from Scunthorpe to Sofia

IF CHANNEL 5 aren't careful, they are going to make a name for themselves as producers of high-quality sports documentaries.

Football: Young lions show Keegan the way

England's future: The potential is there but national coach must be given time to identify and nurture fresh talent

Football: England draw little comfort

Bulgaria 1 Markov 18 England 1 Shearer 14 Attendance: 30,000: European Championship: Another Polish D-day awaits Keegan's men after they fail to overcome 10-man Bulgaria

Football: Keegan takes brave decisions

European Championship: Sheringham and Fowler recalled as teenager Woodgate makes England debut

Football: Lessons ahead for Taylor's class

European Under-21 Championship: One-goal victory over Bulgaria hides young England's need for cohesion

Football: Keegan swears by his tale of the tape

Nick Townsend hears England's coach salute his backroom boys

Bulgarian tornado hits village

Bulgarian tornado hits village
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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links