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Andy Carroll injury: Hope is hammered again for long-suffering West Ham fans

News of Andy Carroll's latest injury woes sends Hammers hope crashing yet again as pre-season optimism fades

Andy Carroll posted this picture ahead of having ankle surgery that threatens to rule him out for up to four months

Andy Carroll injury: West Ham striker posts pre-surgery selfie as he goes under the knife ahead of expected four-month lay-off

Carroll picked up the injury during West Ham's tour of New Zealand

Ravel Morrison has arguably been QPR’s most exciting player this season

West Ham United transfer news: Sam Allardyce and Hammers board split on Ravel Morrison

Hammers hierarchy could be on a collision course over Morrison's future

Andy Carroll has suffered an ankle injury that could keep him out of action for up to 16 weeks

West Ham reveal plans to sign new striker following Andy Carroll injury

The club's record signing could be out for as much as four months

Andy Carroll has suffered an ankle injury that could keep him out of action for up to 16 weeks

Andy Carroll injury: West Ham striker admits he's 'devastated' to have suffered another ankle injury that could rule him out for 16 weeks

Carroll missed the start of last season through a similar injury and will undergo surgery in the United States today

REVEALED: 13 Premier League clubs increase ticket prices, with Manchester City cheapest and Arsenal most costly

The average price of a season ticket to watch a top-flight side stands at £526. (Click the table above to enlarge)

Carl Jenkinson celebrates scoring the away side's second, his first goal for the club

Arsenal transfer latest: Carl Jenkinson a transfer target for West Ham - reports

Sam Allardyce keen after Mathieu Debuchy moved to the Gunners

Enner Valencia of Ecuador controls the ball against Laurent Koscielny of France during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Ecuador and France

Enner Valencia joins West Ham: Hammers complete £12m signing of Ecuador striker Valencia subject to a work permit

Valencia featured at the World Cup and will join his brother Antonio Valencia in the Premier League providing a work permit is approved to complete his move from Pachuca

Enner Valencia, Ecuador

Enner Valencia to West Ham: Ecuador striker undergoing medical

After impressing at the World Cup, Valencia looks set to become West Ham's fifth signing of the summer

West Ham have unveiled a proposed new badge that could come into effect from 2016-17
West Ham have made an audacious bid for Dnipro winger Yevhen Konoplyanka

Yehven Konoplyanka latest: West Ham make £9.5 million offer for Dnipro winger - reports

The Hammers have made an audacious move to sign the Ukraine international, who was previously linked with Liverpool and Tottenham.

Diego Poyet in action for Charlton

West Ham sign Diego Poyet: Charlton midfielder completes transfer to Premier League side

The son of Gus Poyet was named the Addicks' player of the season last term

Cheikhou Kouyate, in action for Anderlecht in the Champions League, has signed a four-year deal at the Boleyn Ground

West Ham sign Cheikhou Kouyate: Who is the £7 million midfielder and what can the fans expect?

The versatile Senegalese international has signed a four-year deal to become the Hammers' second signing of the summer. Here, we take a detailed look at Sam Allardyce's new signing.

Teddy Sheringham is another famous veteran

West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan defends appointment of Teddy Sheringham as attacking coach as he reveals former striker was Sam Allardyce's choice

Claims that Sheringham's arrival undermined Allardyce's position as manager have been rubbished by Sullivan who insists the team will benefit from his impact

Vincent Kompany holds the Premier League title aloft after Manchester City's win over West Ham

Premier League fixtures 2014-15: A complete guide to next season's race for the title as Manchester City prepare to defend crown

Our comprehensive guide to all of the 2014/15 fixtures, plus a detailed look at some of the most important games of the season for your club

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Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
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His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam