Sport Clement Grenier could move to Newcastle to replace Yohan Cabaye after Newcastle made a reported £20m offer for the Lyon Frenchman

Magpies allowed Yohan Cabaye to join Paris Saint Germain on Wednesday and are looking to reinvest the £20m received in the highly-rated Frenchman

Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini

San Lorenzo set deadline to sign want-away Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini

The Independent revealed the defender wanted to return home

Coloccini stuns Newcastle with request to leave

Newcastle United have been rocked by the request of their captain, Fabricio Coloccini, to leave the club during the January transfer window. The 30-year-old told club officials yesterday that he wanted to return home to Argentina.

Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini wants to leave St James’ Park

Exclusive: Newcastle in turmoil as captain Fabricio Coloccini asks to return to Argentina

Alan Pardew's struggling side dealt another blow after defender signals intent to leave

Mathieu Debuchy

Newcastle complete £5m deal for France full-back Mathieu Debuchy

Debuchy has 12 senior international caps

Newcastle striker Demba Ba

Demba Ba does not expect to join Chelsea after talks prove unproductive

Newcastle striker has £7m release clause

Newcastle striker Demba Ba

Get rid of release clause or get out: Alan Pardew issues Arsenal 'target' Demba Ba with warning

Newcastle striker has release clause in his contract

Demba Ba rues a missed chance for Newcastle

Premier League: Newcastle v QPR match preview

A look ahead to Saturday’s Premier League fixture at St James' Park

Demba Ba rues a missed chance for Newcastle

Alan Pardew has made Newcastle owner Mike Ashley aware of January transfer targets

Newcastle have struggled after last season's impressive feats

Newcastle striker Demba Ba

Demba Ba's future in his own hands says Newcastle boss Alan Pardew

Arsenal have been linked with striker

Ba humbug – festive party cancelled for Demba & Co

Alan Pardew, the Newcastle United manager, has cancelled the club's planned Christmas party because of their poor form this season.

Flash point: Aleksandar Kolarov

Now Kolarov is caught in race storm

Police probe Manchester City's Serbian defender after apparent row with fan brandishing an Albanian flag

Hatem Ben Arfa

Victory over Manchester City could spark Newcastle revival thinks Alan Pardew

Champions visit St James' Park this weekend

Yaya Toure talks with Roberto Mancini

Manchester City confirm Yaya Toure is expected to depart in January for African Nations Cup

Midfielder will be sorely missed by Champions

Hatem Ben Arfa

Recurrence of hamstring injury may see Newcastle playmaker Hatem Ben Arfa miss Manchester City clash

Frenchman key to Newcastle's hopes of pushing up the table

Yaya Toure talks with Roberto Mancini

Manchester City now 'more determined to win' says Yaya Toure

Champions beaten at home by local rivals Manchester United

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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: ‘We give them hope. They come to us when no one else can help’

Christmas Appeal

Meet the charity giving homeless veterans hope – and who they turn to when no one else can help
Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life?

Is it always right to try to prolong life?

Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Christmas jumper craze: Inside the UK factory behind this year's multicultural must-have

Knitting pretty: British Christmas Jumpers

Simmy Richman visits Jack Masters, the company behind this year's multicultural must-have
French chefs have launched a campaign to end violence in kitchens - should British restaurants follow suit?

French chefs campaign against bullying

A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon
Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour War and Peace on New Year's Day as Controller warns of cuts

Just what you need on a New Year hangover...

Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour adaptation of War and Peace on first day of 2015
Cuba set to stage its first US musical in 50 years

Cuba to stage first US musical in 50 years

Claire Allfree finds out if the new production of Rent will hit the right note in Havana
Christmas 2014: 10 best educational toys

Learn and play: 10 best educational toys

Of course you want them to have fun, but even better if they can learn at the same time
Paul Scholes column: I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season

Paul Scholes column

I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season
Lewis Moody column: Stuart Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

Lewis Moody: Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

So what must the red-rose do differently? They have to take the points on offer 
Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game