Leighton Baines

Transfer news: Manchester United want Leighton Baines to hand in transfer request at Everton - reports

Club want the England international to prove he wants to join United by forcing a move away from Goodison Park

Fabregas said last week it 'never went through my head not to continue here'

Transfer news: Manchester United remain hopeful Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas will have change of heart

David Moyes feels the midfielder could change his mind should he start the new season on the bench

GP commissioners said their dual role had become unmanageable

NHS hit by resignations of two CCG chairs

Chairs for Lewisham and Hull said commissioning while continuing their clinical role as family doctors had become unmanageable

Marouane Fellaini of Everton celebrates his goal during

Transfer news: Manchester United to accept defeat over Cesc Fabregas by making £23m offer for Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini

David Moyes looks set to raid his former club for the Belgian international as well as maintaining his interest in defender Leighton Baines

Restaurant review: Picture, 110 Great Portland St, London W1

'It's the restaurant equivalent of BBC Four - upmarket but quirky'

Revealed: Queen's last words to Britain in case of nuclear conflict

It would have been the Queen’s Speech to end them all. At midday on Friday 4 March 1983, the monarch was due to address the nation to announce that Britain was at war and – due to the “deadly power of abused technology” – a nuclear conflict was at hand.

Rupert Murdoch is trusted on press regulation by only 15 per cent of Sun readers

Newspapers cannot be trusted to regulate themselves, say readers

Newspapers that are vehemently opposed to a Parliament-approved royal charter on press regulation are at odds with the views of their own readers, a YouGov survey has found.

Nicklaus Bendtner could be going to Malaga in a swap deal that involves right-back Jesus Gamez

Transfer news: Arsenal 'in talks' with Malaga over swap deal for Nicklas Bendtner and Jesus Gamez

The Gunners are looking to sell the striker with Malaga interested in sending their club captain Gamez to the Emirates in return

Soul singer Joss Stone talks about 'black comedy' plot to kill her

Soul singer Joss Stone has said she reacted to a shocking plot to kill her by thinking of it as a "random black comedy".

Firms have a 'social duty' to hire British workers, says Conservative minister Matthew Hancock

Companies have a "social duty" to employ young British workers rather than better-qualified immigrants, a Conservative minister said today.

Eyes on the prize: the Dresden Dolls' Amanda Palmer

Amanda Palmer: Naked, but far from vulnerable

The performance artist has taken on the Daily Mail and music industry of late

Porn is about fantasy sex - and the truth is that some women have rape fantasies. But this is very different from the real thing

It does not mean we would enjoy being raped, or that we deserve to be raped. Let's not teach teenagers that Planet Porn is inextricable from the Real World

Royal baby front pages - from Private Eye to 'The Son'

The front pages of every national newspaper on Tuesday led with the news that the Duchess of Cambridge had given birth to the royal baby.

A mobile phone displays a Tweet from Clarence House outside St Mary's Hospital

Royal baby watch: How the media coverage stacks up so far

The Duchess of Cambridge has gone into labour and already the media feeding frenzy has begun, with a clamour of royal ‘experts’, baby speculation and an army of information about the illustrious infant sprayed across the world’s news outlets.

Keith Blakelock was murdered 20 years ago

PC Keith Blakelock murder: New suspect to be charged

Police are close to charging a man with the murder of policeman Keith Blakelock during the Broadwater Farm riots 28 years ago, it was reported today.

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Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
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Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

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Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

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The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

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