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Video: Simon Rice and Jack de Menezes look ahead to Liverpool's huge test at the Bernabeu

Roy Hodgson takes an England training session

World Cup qualifiers: Entire 23-man England squad take part in training

Roy Hodgson will have an entire squad to choose from for the match against Montenegro

19-year-old Ross Barkley was the latest youngster to make his England debut on Friday against Moldova

Ross Barkley admits Steven Gerrard has advised him to stay with Everton despite Merseyside rivalry

19-year-old made his debut for England earlier this month and hopes to push on with his club to earn a place in Roy Hodgson's World Cup squad

Jonjo Shelvey

Swansea v Liverpool: Jonjo Shelvey reveals Steven Gerrard attempted to persuade him to remain at Anfield

The England midfielder quit Liverpool for Swansea during the summer

Roy Hodgson, right, and Gary Neville before the 0-0 draw in Kiev

Comment: Why does it take several foreigners like Rafa Benitez and Mauricio Pochettino to speak up for England's ability?

The Way I See It: It fell to the foreign legion to remind us that the source material is there

Frank Lampard speaking to the media in advance of a likely 100th England cap

World Cup qualifier: Frank Lampard to win 100th England cap against Ukraine

England boss praises midfielder as he prepares to join team-mates Steven Gerrard and Ashley Cole in passing the century mark

England’s Ross Barkley makes headway against Moldova

England 4 Moldova 0: ‘Suspension is difficult to get my head round’

Welbeck ‘unbelievably unfortunate’ to get yellow card, claims England manager

Tim Rich: Rickie Lambert selection exposes England's dearth of talent

Hodgson chooses 31-year-old to lead attack and also breaks predecessor's rule by allowing WAGs into hotel

Roy Hodgson still targeting triumph at 2014 World Cup in Brazil

FA chairman Greg Dyke says winning in Rio is unrealistic

Work to do: Steven Gerrard trains under the watchful eye of his manager Brendan Rodger

Steven Gerrard accepts title dream is over

Liverpool captain approaches the end of his career with Champions' League qualification at the height of his expectations

Steven Gerrard

Liverpool v Manchester United: Steven Gerrard says 'rivalry is huge' ahead of showdown at Anfield

The Liverpool captain is relishing the match on Sunday

Jordan Henderson

Jordan Henderson eager to keep Liverpool momentum going - with Manchester United next up

The Reds have won their opening three games of the season

Danny Welbeck heads home at Wembley on Wednesday night

England 3 Scotland 2: Five things we learned from victory at Wembley

Defence among Roy Hodgson's top concerns

The England squad with young cancer patients Mikey Grimmett, Rachel Clark, Liam Penrose and Matthew Burton ahead of this Wednesday's Teenage Cance Trust International match against Scotland

England players Steven Gerrard, Joe Hart, Jermain Defoe and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain dedicate tomorrow's Scotland friendly to Teenage Cancer Trust patients

England stars take time out in the build-up to the match to individually pair-up with the youngsters and spend some time to get to know them

Jack Wilshere, Rickie Lambert and Steven Gerrard train with England

Roy Hodgson promises to be 'careful' with Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere

Wilshere will not play 90 minutes against Scotland this week

Rickie Lambert was called up to the England squad on the same day that his wife gave birth

Rickie Lambert’s long and winding road to England recognition

Southampton striker caught Hodgson's attention back in his Fulham days but even the England manager thought 'can he do it on the big stage'

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War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003
Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor
Alexander McQueen: The catwalk was a stage for the designer's astonishing and troubling vision

Alexander McQueen's astonishing vision

Ahead of a major retrospective, Alexander Fury talks to the collaborators who helped create the late designer's notorious spectacle
New BBC series savours half a century of food in Britain, from Vesta curries to nouvelle cuisine

Dinner through the decades

A new BBC series challenged Brandon Robshaw and his family to eat their way from the 1950s to the 1990s
Philippa Perry interview: The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course

Philippa Perry interview

The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef recreates the exoticism of the Indonesian stir-fry

Bill Granger's Indonesian stir-fry recipes

Our chef was inspired by the south-east Asian cuisine he encountered as a teenager
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Harry Kane was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope

Harry Kane interview

The striker was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope
The Last Word: For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?

Michael Calvin's Last Word

For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?
HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?