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Newcastle player Moussa Sissoko reacts after a near mis

Swansea City 1 Newcastle United 0 match report: Alan Pardew confident relegation scrap can be avoided

Newcastle are just six points clear of the drop zone with 10 games to play

Michael Laudrup celebrates winning the trophy yesterday

Michael Laudrup says League Cup victory eclipses any that he won as player

Michael Laudrup last night set his Capital One Cup win with Swansea City apart from even the famous triumphs of his glorious playing days.

Lord Rennard, former Lib Dem chief executive

Lib Dems investigate claims of Lord Rennard sex harassment

Former party chief denies that he inappropriately touched female party workers

Brendan Rodgers, the Liverpool manager, is not amused

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers 'bemused' over Swansea scheduling

After a week of disappointments, the pressure appears to be mounting on Brendan Rodgers.

Andy Carroll (C) of West Ham United celebrates scoring the first and only goal of the game with Kevin Nolan (L) and Mohamed Diame

Aamir Siddiqi murder: hitmen guilty of schoolboy killing

Two hitmen who were high on heroin when they went to the wrong location and mistakenly stabbed an innocent teenager to death were found guilty of the boy’s murder today.

Swansea players remonstrate with Eden Hazard after the incident

FA will push to increase 'insufficient' Hazard ban

Governing body wants Chelsea player to serve more than three games for kicking ballboy

Editorial: Another unedifying night at the football

The world of football is divided over whether or not Chelsea's Eden Hazard should have been sent off after he kicked out at a ballboy who was refusing to return the ball in the club's match against Swansea City on Wednesday night. Apologists insist that Mr Hazard was trying to kick the ball not the boy; critics are demanding his automatic three-match ban should be extended, as was Eric Cantona's when he kicked a fan some years back.

Chris Foy gives Hazard his marching orders

Referee praised for handling of Eden Hazard's altercation with ball boy

Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher praised last night's officials for the way they handled the Eden Hazard incident at Swansea, insisting the Chelsea midfielder has “no defence”.

Swansea confident tonight's Capital One Cup semi-final will go ahead despite heavy snow

Chelsea to take on Swans in tough conditions in south Wales

Danny Graham: The striker has been marginalised by Michu’s arrival

Raheem Sterling and Joe Allen poised for Liverpool rest

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is preparing to give midfielders Raheem Sterling and Joe Allen a rest after acknowledging fatigue played a part in their home defeat by Aston Villa on Saturday.

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup

Michael Laudrup aiming for Capital One Cup success with Swansea

Swans face Middlesbrough tonight

League round-up: Double DJ is wanted by Ipswich

Mick McCarthy confirmed that Ipswich want to sign DJ Campbell on a permanent deal after the on-loan striker scored twice in yesterday's 3-0 victory over Millwall.

Lukas Podolski celebrates scoring Arsenal's second

Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski sidelined with hamstring injury

German will miss clash with West Brom

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Turn your mobile phone into easy money

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11-step recipe for creating a West End hit

Richard Thomas, the lyricist behind the Jerry Springer and Anna Nicole Smith operas, explains how Bob Dylan, 'Breaking Bad' and even Noam Chomsky inspired his songbook for the new musical 'Made in Dagenham'
Tonke Dragt's The Letter for the King has finally been translated into English ... 50 years on

Buried treasure: The Letter for the King

The coming-of-age tale about a boy and his mission to save a mythical kingdom has sold a million copies since it was written by an eccentric Dutchwoman in 1962. Yet until last year, no one had read it in English
Can instilling a sense of entrepreneurship in pupils have a positive effect on their learning?

The school that means business

Richard Garner heads to Lancashire, where developing the 'dragons' of the future is also helping one community academy to achieve its educational goals
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Lutz Pfannenstiel: The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents

Lutz Pfannenstiel interview

The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents
Pete Jenson: Popular Jürgen Klopp can reignite Borussia Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern Munich

Pete Jenson's a Different League

Popular Klopp can reignite Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern
John Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

The use of the British hostage demonstrates once again the militants' skill and originality in conducting a propaganda war, says Patrick Cockburn
The killer instinct: The man who helps students spot potential murderers

The killer instinct

Phil Chalmers travels the US warning students how to spot possible future murderers, but can his contentious methods really stop the bloodshed?
Clothing the gap: A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd

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Fall of the Berlin Wall: Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain