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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

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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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Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
How to turn your mobile phone into easy money

Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes
Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs:

Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs

"I have never regarded anything I have done in "the media" as a proper job"
Lyricist Richard Thomas shares his 11-step recipe for creating a hit West End musical

11-step recipe for creating a West End hit

Richard Thomas, the lyricist behind the Jerry Springer and Anna Nicole Smith operas, explains how Bob Dylan, 'Breaking Bad' and even Noam Chomsky inspired his songbook for the new musical 'Made in Dagenham'
Tonke Dragt's The Letter for the King has finally been translated into English ... 50 years on

Buried treasure: The Letter for the King

The coming-of-age tale about a boy and his mission to save a mythical kingdom has sold a million copies since it was written by an eccentric Dutchwoman in 1962. Yet until last year, no one had read it in English
Can instilling a sense of entrepreneurship in pupils have a positive effect on their learning?

The school that means business

Richard Garner heads to Lancashire, where developing the 'dragons' of the future is also helping one community academy to achieve its educational goals
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The world in your pocket: 10 best tablets

They’re thin, they’re light, you can use them for work on the move or keeping entertained
Lutz Pfannenstiel: The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents

Lutz Pfannenstiel interview

The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents
Pete Jenson: Popular Jürgen Klopp can reignite Borussia Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern Munich

Pete Jenson's a Different League

Popular Klopp can reignite Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern
John Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

The use of the British hostage demonstrates once again the militants' skill and originality in conducting a propaganda war, says Patrick Cockburn
The killer instinct: The man who helps students spot potential murderers

The killer instinct

Phil Chalmers travels the US warning students how to spot possible future murderers, but can his contentious methods really stop the bloodshed?
Clothing the gap: A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd

Clothing the gap

A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd
Fall of the Berlin Wall: Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain