Everton furiously rejected United's approaches for the England defender last summer and hope to tie down his future after a breakthrough in negotiations
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Tuesday 23 September 2008
A box believed to be made of wood from a barrel that held Admiral Lord Nelson's body on its voyage back to Britain is up for sale at auction today.
Tuesday 05 August 2008
Two planes carrying a total of 287 passengers collided today on the ground at Manchester airport. The aircraft touched wings as they were taxiing to the first runway.
Monday 07 July 2008
Rebecca Hudson captured her second title in the space of three weeks with a final round 64 at the weather-interrupted English Open. The Englishwoman came from four shots behind her compatriot, overnight leader Melissa Reid – who has been mentored by Sir Clive Woodward, the British Olympic Association's director of elite performance – to take the title by a stroke on a wet and windy day at The Oxfordshire Golf Club.
Tuesday 03 June 2008
Germany's biggest-selling newspaper has printed a guide to help readers going abroad to avoid British tourists.
Saturday 08 March 2008
Flying became even safer this week; or at least it should have. Thirty-one years ago, the worst accident in the history of civil aviation took place at Los Rodeos airport in northern Tenerife. A bomb attack at Las Palmas, on Gran Canaria, had caused a number of aircraft to divert to Tenerife. Among them were Boeing 747s belonging to KLM and Pan Am. Fog sharply reduced visibility. The pilot of the Dutch plane was keen to get his passengers away, but a mix-up between him, the Pan Am captain and the air-traffic controller meant that he took off while the Pan Am jet was on the runway. All the KLM passengers and crew died, along with most of those on board the American aircraft; in total, 583 perished.
Saturday 02 February 2008
Thursday 17 January 2008
Saturday 12 January 2008
Destination of the week: North Korea
Saturday 06 October 2007
Neil "Razor" Ruddock was last seen in I'm An Otherwise Unemployable Ex-Footballer Get Me Out Of Here! or whatever it was called. He made a charity record with fellow jungle-dwellers Mike Read and Lord Brocket. On the snakes and ladders board of reality-TV awfulness it should be a few rungs up from that to Celebrity Wife Swap (Channel 4, Sunday). But not when your guest for the week is ol' Zeppelin-lips, Pete Burns.
Friday 10 November 2006
Kerrin McEvoy, second jockey to the Godolphin stable, has been taken to hospital in Melbourne after a fall at Flemington racecourse in Australia.
Friday 03 November 2006
Monday 09 October 2006
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Monday 09 October 2006
What strange vocal noises the distinguished French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard makes when he conducts an orchestra: hummings, huffings and a kind of motorbike revving-up growl for emphases. Fortunately, it would take more than this to discommode so consummate an ensemble as the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. One suspected they could give as polished and vivacious an account of Mozart's earliest fully characteristic symphony, No 29 in A major, without anyone to conduct them at all.
Monday 09 October 2006
Even during his supposed retirement, Jay-Z was still the biggest hip-hop artist around: a guest appearance became a highly sought-after commodity within the hip-hop world. His new album, reportedly titled Kingdom Come, is sure to be the biggest hip-hop record of the year.
Wednesday 16 August 2006
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 4 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'