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The Reds only want to sign players who can make an immediate impact

Danny Welbeck was the alleged target of the abuse

Fan held over Chelsea racist gesture claim

A 28-year-old man has been arrested over an allegation that a racist gesture was made to a footballer during a Chelsea match against Manchester United.

Alan Hansen rarely misses a chance to dig out his pointing trowel

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Daniel Sturridge gave Chelsea the lead in extra-time

Police hunt for fan who kept racism at top of Chelsea agenda

Alleged 'monkey' gesture draws anger as football struggles to shake off stigma

Mark Clattenburg with John Obi Mikel

Mark Clattenburg is 'for the high jump' if found guilty of racial abuse says former referee Jeff Winter

Former referee Jeff Winter thinks Mark Clattenburg will not officiate a match again if it is proven that he racially abused a Chelsea player in yesterday's five-goal thriller at Stamford Bridge.

Jimmy Savile was under investigation for a sex attack on BBC premises as far back as the 1980s, police said today, as it emerged that at least four forces were aware of claims against the former DJ while he was still alive.

Revealed: Jimmy Savile investigated for BBC sex attack in 1980s

Police had suspicions about presenter 20 years earlier than previously thought

Jimmy Savile was under investigation for a sex attack as far back as the 1980s, say police

Jimmy Savile was under investigation for a sex attack on BBC premises as far back as the 1980s, police said today, as it emerged that at least four forces were aware of claims against the former DJ while he was still alive.

Sofyen Belamouadden death: 17th person convicted over mob killing of schoolboy at Victoria station

A teenager today become the 17th person to be convicted over the mob killing of a schoolboy inside a central London station after a clash between pupils from rival schools.

Government accused of wasting taxpayer money on 'half empty' chartered deportation flights to Sri Lanka

Most of the £250,000 flights leave Britain half empty following last minute injunctions halting the removal of clients amid torture fears

George Osborne: The Austerity Chancellor, By Janan Ganesh

The dispassionate political player who is 'up for anything'

DNA advances see 1987 rapist jailed

A rapist who cheated justice for nearly 25 years has been jailed because of advances in DNA profiling.

Anthony Hilton: Foreign buyers must face some home truths

House prices rose in some parts of the country and fell in others, leaving the overall picture unchanged, according to the Office of National Statistics. As usual, London and the bits close to it inched ahead while most of the rest of the country sagged. But volumes are low and enthusiasm muted so there was not much out of the ordinary.

Ronnie Barker's son jailed for child porn

The son of the comedian Ronnie Barker has been jailed for a year after he admitted making indecent images of children.

Mayall and Edmondson abandon 'Bottom' revival

A revival of the cult TV comedy Bottom by its creators, Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson, has been axed.

Abu Hamza's wife asked to leave council house

Radical cleric Abu Hamza's wife has been asked by her local authority to move out of the five-bedroom council house she lives in.

DVD: The Angels' Share (15)

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Will Barcelona's hopes go out of the window?

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The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

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