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Mata is going nowhere, says Valencia president

Valencia president Manuel Llorente insists Juan Mata is "not for sale".

48 Hours In: Alicante

This Costa Blanca city is much more than just a gateway to some of Spain's busiest resorts – it offers the weekend visitor a fascinating mix of antiquity and elegance.

Crunch time for Globespan

Globespan, Scotland's biggest airline, faces a "crunch-time" funding deadline tomorrow, which is likely to decide the fate of the company.

Duffel standards: There's only one coat to be seen in this winter

Styling by Lee Holmes

Latest F1 news from Valencia

Secret garden: Explore Valencia's Sierra de Irta

Stretched out between two Spanish resort towns lies a rocky, undeveloped landscape. Mick Webb explores the area with no map and just a wild boar for company

Runaway criminal surrenders in Spain

A fugitive named in a scheme targeting criminals on the run in Spain has handed himself in, a Crimestoppers spokeswoman said today.

Ryanair axes Valencia flights after dispute

Ryanair is shutting its base in Valencia, Spain, with the loss of 70 weekly flights after a dispute with the local council over funds for marketing. The no-frills Irish carrier flew from Valencia to 10 destinations, including three in England: Stansted, East Midlands and Liverpool. The flights, used by 750,000 passengers a year, will stop from 4 November, and 750 local jobs will be lost. Ryanair blamed "the refusal of the Comunitat Valenciana to engage in constructive discussions in relation to the promotion of the airport and its routes".

Ryanair to stop Valencia flights

Budget airline Ryanair announced today it is shutting its base in Valencia, Spain, with the loss of 70 weekly flights following a row with the local council.

Di Stefano in serious condition

Football: Illie doubt for Valencia

VALENCIA COULD be without their much-touted striker Adrian Ilie for next Wednesday's Champions' League match with Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Football: Gonzalez renders Rangers' efforts pointless

Valencia 2 Rangers 0

Red sails of summer; gardening

Biennials such as poppies, sweet Williams and foxgloves should be sown now for brilliant drifts of colour in next year's borders. And, warns Sarah Raven, timing is important: sow too early or too late, and you could be disappointed

Ford presses Blair to raise state aid

SENIOR FORD executives yesterday urged the Prime Minister to commit more state aid to a key British plant to prevent 1,400 jobs being lost.
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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: Drifting and forgotten - turning lives around for ex-soldiers

Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: Turning lives around for ex-soldiers

Our partner charities help veterans on the brink – and get them back on their feet
Putin’s far-right ambition: Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU

Putin’s far-right ambition

Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU
Tove Jansson's Moominland: What was the inspiration for Finland's most famous family?

Escape to Moominland

What was the inspiration for Finland's most famous family?
Nightclubbing with Richard Young: The story behind his latest book of celebrity photographs

24-Hour party person

Photographer Richard Young has been snapping celebrities at play for 40 years. As his latest book is released, he reveals that it wasn’t all fun and games
Michelle Obama's school dinners: America’s children have a message for the First Lady

A taste for rebellion

US children have started an online protest against Michelle Obama’s drive for healthy school meals by posting photos of their lunches
Colouring books for adults: How the French are going crazy for Crayolas

Colouring books for adults

How the French are going crazy for Crayolas
Jack Thorne's play 'Hope': What would you do as a local politician faced with an impossible choice of cuts?

What would you do as a local politician faced with an impossible choice of cuts?

Playwright Jack Thorne's latest work 'Hope' poses the question to audiences
Ed Harcourt on Romeo Beckham and life as a court composer at Burberry

Call me Ed Mozart

Paloma Faith, Lana del Ray... Romeo Beckham. Ed Harcourt has proved that he can write for them all. But it took a personal crisis to turn him from indie star to writer-for-hire
10 best stocking fillers for foodies

Festive treats: 10 best stocking fillers for foodies

From boozy milk to wasabi, give the food-lover in your life some extra-special, unusual treats to wake up to on Christmas morning
Phil Hughes head injury: He had one weakness – it has come back to haunt him

Phil Hughes had one weakness – it has come back to haunt him

Prolific opener had world at his feet until Harmison and Flintoff bounced him
'I have an age of attraction that starts as low as four': How do you deal with a paedophile who has never committed a crime?

'I am a paedophile'

Is our approach to sex offenders helping to create more victims?
How bad do you have to be to lose a Home Office contract?

How bad do you have to be to lose a Home Office contract?

Serco given Yarl’s Wood immigration contract despite ‘vast failings’
Green Party on the march in Bristol: From a lost deposit to victory

From a lost deposit to victory

Green Party on the march in Bristol
Putting the grot right into Santa's grotto

Winter blunderlands

Putting the grot into grotto
'It just came to us, why not do it naked?' London's first nude free runner captured in breathtaking images across capital

'It just came to us, why not do it naked?'

London's first nude free runner captured in breathtaking images across capital