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

Sir Alex Ferguson believes European opponents are now much sharper in attack against United

West Ham v Manchester United among FA Cup Third Round ties selected for television

Lincoln or Mansfield Town's FA Cup third-round meeting with Liverpool is one of five matches selected to be televised.

Arsenal not in crisis, says defiant Wenger

Arsène Wenger last night insisted Arsenal are not a club in crisis and claimed he is unaffected by speculation over his future.

Liverpool team’s new shape has left the captain unsure of his role and responsibility

Brendan Rodgers tells struggling Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard to act natural

Brendan Rodgers, the Liverpool manager, has spoken for the first time about Steven Gerrard's poor form this season and said that the captain's sense of responsibility to the young players in the re-shaped team may be on his mind.

Jordan Henderson says that he will continue to improve

Jordan Henderson determined to retain place in Liverpool side

Having played two consecutive matches for the first time this season, Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson is keen to keep his spot in the starting line-up.

Anna Ryder Richardson wildlife park fined after falling tree bough hospitalised three-year-old boy

A wildlife park run by TV star Anna Ryder Richardson and her husband has been fined £70,000 for health and safety breaches.

Alun Wyn Jones reveals 'tingle' factor of staying with Wales

If French clubs had the pick of Wales' star players then it is likely that Alun Wyn Jones would feature prominently on their shopping lists.

Micah Richards is taken off in the Premier League game against Swansea

Manchester City defender Micah Richards out for four months

Micah Richards will be out of action for far longer than originally feared and expects to be sidelined for up to four months after having surgery on the knee injury he suffered on Saturday.

Manchester City and Spain midfielder David Silva

Manchester City winger David Silva to miss vital Ajax Champions League tie

Manchester City's stuttering Champions League campaign suffered another potential blow last night as winger David Silva was almost certainly ruled out for next Wednesday's game at Ajax.

Restaurant gives whisky to boy aged 2

A two-year-old boy was served whisky instead of fruit juice at his birthday party at a Frankie and Benny's restaurant.

Swansea goalkeeper Michael Vorm signs new long-term contract

Swansea goalkeeper Michael Vorm has signed a new four-year deal to remain with the club until 2016.

Swansea: Potential last minute transfer deals

The transfer window is due to shut at 11pm this Friday, but will your club be making any last minute deals?

Paddy Kenny left QPR for Leeds United during the close season

QPR register complaint over 'abusive' messages from Kenny

Mike Rigg, the Queen's Park Rangers technical director, has written a formal letter of complaint to Leeds United after goalkeeper Paddy Kenny allegedly sent abusive messages to him and the QPR chairman, Tony Fernandes, over the weekend.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee